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My oldest DD is almost 6. About a year ago she took a bow from a store, and once I explained paying for things she took it very seriously. She is a "rules girl" and asked to return it. We went in and did just that, and haven't had a problem since. However, the kids recently turned in their piggy bank change for dollars. The oldest spent all of her money that day on 2 things she had been saving for. The baby had like 24 dollars returned to her piggy bank in bill form....
lexbeach, honestly... I'd have a traditional party. I like to downplay things, but I also have kids who haven't been to a traditional party and don't know that lots of kids get lots of gifts. It is just what they know, so they are delighted with it. I think there is value in letting your kids feel ''normal'' and part of the flow... I think to force otherwise might do more harm than good. You have 18 years or more to help instill the values of materialism and giving......
Quote: Originally Posted by fuller2 Oh, I guess just that this thread has made me relax a little bit about hating the plastic crap, as long as the crap is given sincerely...which I think some people do. And that it is kinda rude to tell someone who genuinely wants to give a gift that they shouldn't. I agree completely. My kids just got hte little people train station as a gift from my brother and his wife. I'd never dream of telling them not...
If I were you I would give up with the different types of Drs and head in to your closest Children's Hospital. Charlie will get a better quality of service and various specialists can conference together and look at it together with a more unified approach. Childrens hospitals also have the cutting edge in research and technology. It really sounds like he needs this... each Dr is throwing at him the best meds they can figure out based on their speciality and area of...
I hear what you are saying about tithing Kathirynne, but really I think tithing would have been constraining on me. For a long time I gave of my time and nto money, because I was young, single, and broke. It woudl have constrained me in that tithing is very specifically to give money, and not in other ways.
avacados expensive, out of season, 3.00 eaxh- I always buy avacados. organic coffee, but i drink so rarely it is a tiny expense. organic chocolate bar. I get one dark chocolate bar a week [2.99] and cherish each bite, a little each day, until the following week.
well, there is pressure on the teacher from the other angle- parents complaining that they do not pay for their kids to do whatever they want, without structure, creating something that the parents don't see as anything ''I could give him a brown paper bag and crayons at home....'' stuff. While I completely agree with you, you have to remember that our ideals about self expression and patience with the child is still out of mainstream and the teacher is probably trying to...
I hear you on the circle of karma, but to give for your own good would defeat the benefits of giving. You give from your heart to help others, to sew the seeds of generosity... you don't give to gain. An extreme example, walmart and other corporations give to ''look good'' for their image. for a tax break. They will not have good karma simply because they give. Grassroots organizations give from their heart, and try and change the world in a positive way[even if it is...
You know, I moved all my dishes to low cabinets and my 2.5 yr old and 4.5 year old unload the dishwasher with me, and reload it. They fold laundry with me, and the LOVE to do anything that involves spraying and wiping. They have small brooms and ''help me'' and our vaccume can be shortened and they use the real vacuum and each take a turn before I finish up. Some days they do a tiny spot, some days they do the entire living room themselves. My oldest can cut soft veggies...
I think though that people who work outside of home are shaping the future as well... I'm very very proud of the working women of the world. I don't want to say they are ''just'' anything, as I don't want anyone to say I am ''just'' anything. We may shaping individuals, they are shaping the economy, the working class, the standards of business. ALL have their place and value. The working women of today are paving the way in the workforce in a way that might open up...
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