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Okay so like I said, thanks for all the responses. After reading, for the most part I am confident that I handled things fine, but I think the reason it wasn't sitting well with me (and I discovered this after reading someones response) is that during the episode I didn't care that my DD was having hurt feelings. I was so done I just wanted her to listen - "to control her". This is actually happening more and more these days which again, is why I posted. I don't want...
Thank you so much for your responses. I have already gained great insight and will think about things today. I may not have time to respond (and respond I want to) until later today or tonight... particularly about control issues, being a 'perfect' role model, and this whole transition into childhood. Take Care
Yeah, we gave our trampoline away because both my husband and I think they are too dangerous (we got it for free and so set it up, but then decided not to keep it). We had a rule of only one child at a time and they needed to jump in control, no gymnastics (we had no safety net). I would not allow my child to play there and definetely no trampoline over there.
I find it harder to make real friendship connections now that I am older with children and I think there are several reasons. One being that I am far more picky with who I feel comfortable with. My personality is much more refined now than when I was 20! And another thing is my time... of coarse I had more friends when I had more free time! So, mommy groups are way important. Can you connect with some moms online in your area and maybe get a ride? or take the...
I am trying to get a handle on some of our new behaviors and tendencies, or at least on some of the bad habits that are becoming apparent and I am having great difficulty. I don't know if my expectations are inappropriate and I don't know what is being too firm with my dd. In reading some posts I hear moms say 'let your dd know that you really mean something.' Well how do you let your kids know that your really serious or that you really mean business? An example...
You say you disagree with your mom because what she says about the poster has "no merit"... actually it does, but you disagree (which is fine). The age old argument of empowering women vs porn will not be solved here or most likely not in our lifetime. Suffice it to say that when you have a wife or a daughter or a sister (or a mom) who is sexually harrassed, underpaid, raped or in some other way deprived or judged negatively because of thier sexuallity or lack there...
Acceptable... maybe, but if she needs to 'fill your spot' let her. Her comment is a reflection of her youth in the profession and the fact that you and your DH are essentially stalled... definetly time for another counselor.... with more experience. Good Luck.... don't quit because of her.
Quote: Originally Posted by Think of Winter Sorry mama. Alcoholism sucks. It is a disease, and your dh's family are all victims to it. It is called a "family disease" because every member of the family is affected. And everyone deals differently. Children and spouses develop coping strategies to survive it. (Those same strategies often end up being really hard to live and function with as an adult, hence the need for 12 step groups for the loved...
I didn't read all the replies so I don't know if this has already been covered but some things my 3 - 4 year old loved to do: Pouring and squirting water (old dishtub, bottle, small sponge, a couple of measuring cups.... maybe even some soap!) The above pouring with rice or dirt or oats.... instead of water squishing things.... icky wet noodles, clay, shaving cream... if you can let your child smooth shave cream all over an outdoor window or flat board painting...
I just wanted to share that there is an awesome preschool in Tucson called Tucson Community School. It is a private cooperative school so there is tuition and they have a 3yr old class, a 4yr old class and a kindergarten that is accredited. As a co-op the parents have tremendous input (and duties) with the school and it has been around for 60 years!!!!! So totally awesome are the yards, the classrooms, the class sizes (1:4 ratio), the gardens, the ducks and chickens,...
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