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Old 09-19-2012, 11:44 AM   #1
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Do any homeschooling moms still rock their baby to sleep? We've rocked both our kids to sleep well past the age of 1, so I'm wondering how to HS while doing that....? if it's possible?? As of now 3yo will either watch cartoons or play quietly while I rock 1 yo to sleep, then when I put him down we start on lessons. But as the older kids get older and i'm still rocking the little ones to sleep, how do i teach at the same time? is that just a "pause" in the days lessons?


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Old 09-19-2012, 12:33 PM   #2
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Re: teaching and rocking baby?

I still rock/nurse my toddler down.. She tends to nap at a faily regular time after lunch My 9 year old is starts one of her independent study blocks and I'll go lay/rock nurse with my 2.5 yer old in my bedroom for an hour. Its also my kinda down time for the day.. 9 year old has enough to keept her focused and busy and knows she can ask any needed questions after I get out. (or get me if it is an emergancy) If its an unussuall day and I've finding myself needing to tend to my toddler more than normal then it does kinda pause the day, but she can still do school related things read do her independent stuff journal write etc...

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Old 09-19-2012, 01:43 PM   #3
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I usually find something idependent that my older one can do. Maybe coloring book, workbook, writing etc. Something that doesn't take my guidance. If there isn't anything we just "pause" like you said and get back to work after I'm done. My son loves to take breaks during school to play so he doesn't mind at's me who minds because then he doesn't want to start back up again.
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:03 PM   #4
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I nurse my 14m old to sleep (as I am right now). I usually put her in a carrier and let her snuggle while I work with my oldest.
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:23 PM   #5
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Re: teaching and rocking baby?

I teach in a tiny (10 student) public school, but I've been bringing my two daughters with me to work/school since they were 9 months old and 3 months old. I couldn't really take a break so I just put them on my back in a mei tai while I was doing lessons, and then once they were asleep, I would lay them down for their nap in the back of the classroom.
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Old 09-19-2012, 11:09 PM   #6
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Re: teaching and rocking baby?

My oldest is only three, so I have no experience at older then yours, but instead of cartoons, maybe try a educational video. My two oldest ones love LeapFrog DVDs and even my almost two year old really likes them and is learning. The 3 year is doing very well with learning from them and keeping the songs in his head to remember it.
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