Rambling reply - hope something useful in it.
I think in many cultures where people live with their in-laws, the GPs will want to spoil the kids and the the parents have to be the "heavy".
My mom (3rd generation...
Originally Posted by CageFreeFamily
in stuff. Gah!
I feel like everywhere I look is STUFF. I keep going through the house trying to figure out what I can get rid of...
I miss everything having it's...
Originally Posted by denimtiger
Sometimes, it's okay to be in control and get your needs met. They don't have to agree with everything or be happy about every single thing 100% of the time. They don't have to...
Originally Posted by Hokulele
We're going through a phase with our 4.5 year old that is driving a serious wedge between all of us. I need help!!
There is so much "I hate you" or "you've...
Originally Posted by jjawm
or something completely normal??
(X-posted in blended families)
I haven't said anything, as I'm not sure what is normal, what is not. I understand that he's in puberty, but is this a...
Originally Posted by ollyoxenfree
We use furoshiki. It's cloth wrapping that the Japanese use to carry all sorts of items.
Here are some instructions .
Thanks for posting that, it was very useful...
Since I moved around a lot in my 20s, up to my early 30s, almost all of the ornaments are wood, cloth, plastic, or metal. The very few ceramic or glass ones I pad in newspaper and put in a shoe-box.
Then I put the shoebox and the...
Originally Posted by One_Girl
Dr. Sear's recommends gently squeezing and rubbing both sides of the nose from the top to the tip because children often pick their nose because something inside is irritating them. ...
Originally Posted by karne
The Hobbit is a great read aloud!
I agree. I read aloud The Hobbit, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and the Return of the King, as well as all the JK Rowling books...
My kids are older now, but when they were toddlers and fought or argued it was usually over a toy. So I would usually take the toy in question and remove it from both saying something along the lines of "Since you can't agree to...