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I tweet for the Black married moms who homeschool. We outchea. Unschooler. Gentle parenting.

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Joined Twitter 3/11/09


@PhilipMott1 We’re unschoolers.I thought it looked okay. It looked like a school, not a prison. They didn’t have metal detectors like my sister’… https://t.co/OeBoHtnBCi*notI took the oldest to the local high school open house to check it out. Me: It’s actually it that bad. Them: https://t.co/0ddgHdyp6i
12/11
2019
Lawsuit Claims SAT And ACT Are Illegal In California Admissions https://t.co/mAWayKzxHnI still fail to understand how we can teach students to be problem solvers if their daily experience is practicing… https://t.co/4oZ9UFldx8
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12/10
2019
Sometimes I’m there more than once a day. https://t.co/ncU4lssqve
12/9
2019
@TheBasedPluto This is one of the main reasons I took my kids out of school and tell them that college isn’t the on… https://t.co/JmHqWlBXOsTo the middle aged black people in my mentions "Nons blacks do it too." "Its just your family." "I dont know any… https://t.co/weg83ItrHL
Retweeted by Mother Bae IBlack parents "Go to school you'll get a job." Me "Then why are so many black people who went to school struggling… https://t.co/XpE82CUVj2
Retweeted by Mother Bae IMy daughter has me listed as “Household Government” in her phone. What in the hell is that supposed to mean? 😂😂😂😂
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12/8
2019
I can’t teach them to be better artists if they’re too scared to make art. I can’t teach them to be better humans… https://t.co/1OWP2WYnyS
Retweeted by Mother Bae IDon’t give feedback on how it could be better. Don’t tell them they sound great when they sing low but not when the… https://t.co/LhObEpmTCF
Retweeted by Mother Bae IRecess isn’t enough. They need time to just be humans. Just let them be. Let them watch cartoons or read or draw or… https://t.co/jjqHuJ2PtU
Retweeted by Mother Bae IThey’ve been taught that they’re being watched and evaluated at every turn and it’s nearly impossible for them to b… https://t.co/AaHMepQqj4
Retweeted by Mother Bae IThey are so stressed about getting it wrong or doing it badly or having it look or sound bad that it takes so long… https://t.co/KbZQI3LSzs
Retweeted by Mother Bae IWhen your high achieving young human comes to me for education in performing arts I spend so much time trying to un… https://t.co/qidsEeKNf4
Retweeted by Mother Bae IPlease stop scheduling your children every moment of every day. Please stop encouraging them to schedule themselves… https://t.co/P23B5mzvKZ
Retweeted by Mother Bae IAs someone who has been teaching children, in some capacity, for 13 years, I beg of you. Please. Let them have unstructured play time.
Retweeted by Mother Bae I @NicholasFerroni This doesn’t make sense. If an educator is educating me, I should be able to show someone else wh… https://t.co/aZTBu2hVHdThis is verbal abuse & emotional abuse. Just because we were raised a certain way doesn’t mean that’s the right way… https://t.co/830hzOk2Jb
Retweeted by Mother Bae II love KC. It’s one of my favorite cities. https://t.co/3uhmbfFOc8
12/7
2019
I wish parents, teachers, etc. would understand that a child “faking” being sick to skip school is usually the symp… https://t.co/RiUqLebm08
Retweeted by Mother Bae IThere are so many parenting & teaching techniques that are abusive, manipulative, & cruel - or based in those minds… https://t.co/4RTMpym6u7
Retweeted by Mother Bae IRacial reform at colleges won't happen so long as officials are sure that things are fine at their universities https://t.co/RRRY4jTbXvI ordered 3 Holiday themed projects from @kiwico_inc. They have a buy 2 get 1 free promo - use code FREEWHOA The… https://t.co/KWF58gNILUDay 5 was more of the puzzle, which still isn’t done. Day 6 is Christmas doodles. https://t.co/GdkvyNRBAZJust went home and the scene was: 14 yo reading 12 yo baking cookies 9 yo playing at the park 9 yo sleeping I… https://t.co/v7edjVzpp0Yes, children can get migraines. Yes, they really can be that bad. No, they aren't faking it. No, a migraine day do… https://t.co/rBmtiGop8y
Retweeted by Mother Bae Iparent: I think she fakes it to get days off me, pediatric neurologist & migraineur extraordinaire: what does she… https://t.co/SQ5DTSBFwU
Retweeted by Mother Bae IChildren are killing them selves younger and younger today. People blame it on social media, but school is far mor… https://t.co/PSlUaGdWljYesterday, I watched the 9 yo twin boys and realized they are truly carefree. They weren’t carefree children when… https://t.co/0dF31x0uNGwe found this weird looking gamecube and some games along with a cozy discord hoodie and t-shirt to keep you warm t… https://t.co/K8Jy6PlxLB
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12/6
2019
Stop telling these kids they can only become successful with a college degree. and Stop trying to make others feel… https://t.co/uRps2D0Ifu
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12/5
2019
Okay but really my mind was BLOWN. RT to save a life this Christmas 🎁🎄 https://t.co/yq3zmWhnKD
Retweeted by Mother Bae IDay 4 https://t.co/TQpEUH7IYt @CerromeRussell Yeah, my Mom’s are forgiven for this reason. She has heart disease and a pace maker. But, she c… https://t.co/4ZQCpf6viV @AnnieKNK Extremely relevant comic https://t.co/ULuUmqyn6I
Retweeted by Mother Bae Imy friend and i have a joke called "the self care serial killer" where you use self-care language to justify increa… https://t.co/Z02tIFcE2n
Retweeted by Mother Bae I @oliviahaliha OMG! I remember thinking when I had him, “I hope I grow up before this kid does.” LOLAlso something I value about my dad. People were so afraid I'd "fall" and wanted to badly for him to clip my wings.… https://t.co/1lyEGQQnCX
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12/4
2019
@Jeffrey_Howard_ @MudKevin I think you hit the nail on the head. We don’t have the school system to pass the blame… https://t.co/AO0GTwOuIe @___TABS___ @MudKevin @Jeffrey_Howard_ Messing them up how? The kids are going to have problems regardless of what… https://t.co/mmLgZgMYV9Day 3 - Christmas puzzle. This will take a few days. https://t.co/Kx1GpdDUZGI reject the idea of of the “late” bloomer. Whenever you bloom is right on time.It’s so empowering to view life as being exactly where you need to be. You can start something now. Why not?This idea of a linear life, in which we progress from one stage to the next in a single series of steps, is absurd.… https://t.co/lXaijjX8f8I reject the idea of one set timeline for everyone. I reject the idea of being “behind “. It’s limiting.I was following the conversation regarding working excessively in your 20s, and I couldn’t figure out why it rubbed… https://t.co/Izw83StFpo @milksteakart @black_mixed A guide, imo, steers. That’s what I don’t want to do. I will help, but I want the kid… https://t.co/xLU4axjrg6I once read being a control freak is a form of anxiety. @cblack__ @Jeffrey_Howard_ @Colin_Albea Carol is right as usual. My oldest both created schedules for themselves a… https://t.co/uaKrv6ixcN @Jeffrey_Howard_ @Colin_Albea Unschooling is fundamentally about consent & compulsion, not structure; it encompasse… https://t.co/BV5NKniOxJ
Retweeted by Mother Bae I @milksteakart @black_mixed I’d rather help my kid get to the road he wants to walk down and empower him to be confi… https://t.co/o2MZiKk4WTI know that’s a sharp departure from the previous generation’s parents telling us they “know us better than we know… https://t.co/3U9AXCYP0HWhat I say to my kids - You know you better than I know you. You are the expert on you. @black_mixed Adults have more years experience, but we aren’t fortune tellers. I’d argue the previous generation wa… https://t.co/xQeZCOoSFoKamala dropped out? Oh. @black_mixed Guidance and autonomy aren’t mutually exclusive. You can help someone go in the direction they choose… https://t.co/OioGfl5Lgq @black_mixed I really good read that references the science behind helping teens regulate their amygdala is The Sel… https://t.co/dC5qW0TfHQ @black_mixed I’ve read about the adolescent brain extensively. There is a series on Audible about it that is very… https://t.co/Y8odh5Rz6kThat’s why we call decision making a SKILL. You don’t wake up on your 25th birthday knowing how to do it; you deve… https://t.co/90MGQcPrYgThat’s why we have so many adults lamenting they should have learned basic life skills in school instead of just ba… https://t.co/FvdXfdIfK0I got married at 24. Had a baby that same year. It seems ridiculous to me to suggest adults should wait until t… https://t.co/UUcHRD3pFj @black_mixed The more experience teens have managing the stressful situations, the more their prefrontal cortex wil… https://t.co/Qi7elQ4oQl @black_mixed While it’s true our prefrontal cortex isn’t fully developed until our late 20s/early 30s, the brain de… https://t.co/JQMpUewMk9To advocates of self-directed learning or unschooling, what are its biggest downsides you've encountered as a parent, child, or otherwise?
Retweeted by Mother Bae IPeople my age and younger are institutionalized. They’ve been forced to appeal to authority in institutional settin… https://t.co/YfIBa61E6g
Retweeted by Mother Bae Iyou’re not a bored gifted kid you’re someone who derives self worth from accomplishing clearly defined tasks under… https://t.co/GJVrcxM96x
Retweeted by Mother Bae I @CovingtonAHS https://t.co/2DCpeS4WKT @CovingtonAHS We remember what we use. What we don’t use, we forget.Binary thinking. You’re either absolutely wrong or absolutely right. There’s absolutely no merit to your opinion. I… https://t.co/UfjY2Od1t1
Retweeted by Mother Bae IAmerican jobs are getting worse, new economic index shows "We discovered that 63% of all jobs that were created si… https://t.co/36MaYy7RyHDespite ongoing increases in education spending, American children still lag. More money is not the. answer. More c… https://t.co/LU6GWpwEal
Retweeted by Mother Bae ITime is more valuable than money. It always has been and it always will be.Capitalism is killing 26 year olds. Please don’t let some big head whose parents paid for college convince you that… https://t.co/Ii9vaVLo77
Retweeted by Mother Bae I“Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't… https://t.co/0JJGs8HQJu @Jeffrey_Howard_ It is very difficult to resist doing “school at home”. Unschooling is a thought process. It’s th… https://t.co/HAbQW87Z0k @Jeffrey_Howard_ Well, our kids are in an umbrella school for unschoolers in the state, which makes it easier. There is a FB group. @Jeffrey_Howard_ I think the lack of structure can be a downside for parents who are used to more control. @Jeffrey_Howard_ As a parent, the logistics. One parent staying with the kids during the day, and getting kids to… https://t.co/dBXOH1t6ouDaughter can be very hard on herself when she doesn’t get things perfect the first time she tries. Pushing her is… https://t.co/iwGyO3RSTUI have found best way to push the kids is within things they already want to do. Son started chess class, he wante… https://t.co/kTUczrabbKI feel like when people say “we all have to do things we don’t want to do” they are trying not to say “you don’t have a choice “.Even within the things you WANT to do, there are tasks you don’t want to do. That’s life. You have to take the good with the bad.“We all have to do things we don’t want to do” is one of the most dismissive cliches. Everyone does things they do… https://t.co/ZaBOQi5DcaWorst advice I’ve received at this point is “being an adult sometimes means doing what you don’t want to do” in ref… https://t.co/zynjjQaZda
Retweeted by Mother Bae IThis whole conversation surrounding sacrificing sounds like a bunch of scarcity talk to me. When you are doing wha… https://t.co/PZVgUUZESHTo me it seems like the same stuff, different generation.I will say parents #onhere seem to have very little creativity. Most of the parenting opinions #onhere seem like… https://t.co/m7UCaejxSkMy parenting wish is that each individual parenting style we’ve selected works out splendidly for our individual kids.
12/3
2019
I tell the kids frequently they are the best decisions I ever made.Parents regretting or hating their kids may think they hide it but they don’t. Those kids feel it
Retweeted by Mother Bae I @sailorfemme I always say: “People will tell you they single-handedly put out a fire, but they won’t tell you it was a candle.”
Retweeted by Mother Bae I @justAweirdmom https://t.co/ridtFqfwN2Reminds me of this old Louie CK joke (I know he’s horrible). He said something like, “When you get married you thi… https://t.co/KB7uUgMDWW @milksteakart It just sounds like a guy who doesn’t want to take responsibility for his family. 🤷🏾‍♀️ No one held a gun to his head. @BlackMomsMA I was thinking the same thing. The kids know he doesn’t love them.😞 @Nadie0699 I agree. He should leave for the safety of everyone.
12/2
2019

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