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That infantrisk site is really good, but it didn't have anything on either of the 2 drugs I'm taking that I'm concerned about.  In terms of what I really wanted, for me personally, I didn't want to end BF.  And dd definitely wasn't weaning herself, so she didn't seem ready to end either.  But for my family overall, dh's feelings about the continued breastfeeding and his beliefs about the impact on her bahevior (towards him and towards me), it was feeling time to wean...
Hi all, I just thought I'd share my current story/situation of having to wean my 2.5 yr old following a car accident last week.  1st off I'm so grateful she wasn't in car and that I was not badly injured, especially considering the other car hit me right at the driver side door.  I'm really just sharing this as an FYI but I also welcome any comments or advice.   So dd is 2.5 yrs old, and we nightweaned her at about 18 months but I'd travelled a lot recently with her...
Thanks for explaining!  I guess we did time-ins intuitively, but didn't know it had a name or concept behind it.    I always try to reconnect once she's done with a major major tantrum, especially since we do do time out sometimes when she did something looking right at us as we were telling her not to do it and why she shouldn't do it.  We did time ins so she would know it was her behavior, not her herself, that was not ok.   I'd be interested to hear more about...
I think just saying "stop" isn't working because you and your sister are not explaining to cousin what is wrong with her behavior and why it's not nice.   I wouldn't go hard yet - as a PP said, 4 yr olds don't invent much, and I wonder where cousin is getting this language/behavior.  Also though, is cousin the oldest?  There may be unresolved "older child" issues where she feels threatened/upset at younger kids taking attention away from parents.   Anyway,...
Something else to keep in mind, which is maybe "the bright side of the scary threes", is that there ARE developmental reasons for this phase.  I'm not a specialist in child development but I've heard specialists talk about toddler phases several times, and it's about them working out how they relate to the world.    Toddler years are a crossing point where kids are better able to communicate with adults... but still not really able to verbalize all that they feel or...
    From what I've read in your posts, it sounds to me like you are at a stage now where you absolutely must focus on your own needs and your kids needs.  Sometimes when we're as overwhelmed as you feel now, it's simply not possible to worry about what another adult is or isn't doing for themself and the family, you have to focus on YOU no matter what others have to say about it.   You are awesome and doing the right things by going to a counselor and asking your...
For those 3 kids, if you're really interested in helping them, you should consider calling whatever the local version of food stamps is (I think it's called SNAP now across the country, used to be called WIC) (you can look it up on the internet google "food stamps" and your state).  Call them and ask what summer programs (both for activities and food) a child living in your zip code who is foodstamp-eligible might be able to get into.  If there is some resource in your...
Original poster, I think you should print out this reply below and put it on your neighbor's door, car, and wherever else they put their note to you!   That is NO way to be neighborly or supportive, and I totally agree that no one can know the situation and just blindly judge.   To Astrogirl: Your post is very interesting.  I'm not sure I see how you're lumping every single approach and conversation about things like safety/nutrition into the category of...
So am I the only parent who's clueless about what a "time in" looks like?  What is it that you do in a time in, Hildare?
Waturmama WOW!!!!!!!!!  SOOOOOOOOO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!!!!!  Like I said I lurk a fair amount, and I know how supportive you are here of others and can see from your sig that you've been through quite a journey with this, so wishing you the stickiest, bestest, healthiest baby dust in the entire world!!!   Look forward to seeing pics of the cutest newborn with the coolest due date in 2012! ;)
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