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Eh what does a receptionist know about your baby and his binky. One of the best things i have learned to do is ignore unsolicited advice-especially advice that seems ungentle and contrary to what I feel in my heart. My son is 23 mos and still uses a paci and still nurses (imagine what the receptionist would say about that!!). I am not even worried about it. Once he is a little older we may gently start to encourage him to use it only for naps and car rides. Like...
I wouldn't worry about what you will or won't do in the future. I would only concentrate on the present. He is still nursing and still a baby and she is eight hours away. I wouldn't do it either. And I would simply reiterate that he is a baby still and not yet ready to be that far away from his Mom and Dad yet.
Thanks for the replies. I have tried showing him where he can throw dirt, where he can pile it, etc. But sadly it seems throwing dirt at me is the most fun. I am a big fan of getting to "Yes you can do that!!" which is why I hate just going in YKWIM? Yesterday was better, but this morning was not. My husband is going to build him one of those sand and water type tables this weekend so hopefully this will all become moot!!
I did it once a month starting when I was seven-my parents got divorced. It was FUN!! The FA's were (usually) awesome. Lots of times I got to go see meet the pilots and see cool stuff happen in the cockpit. I always got a pop (a big deal since I was not allowed to drink pop) and cards and plastic wings. We were always seated right in the front of the airplane so the FA's could see us and were always escorted off.
I can handle screaming and pinching and kicking with aplomb!! However, when my ds throws things at me it really pushes my buttons. We have been spending a ton of time in the yard and he has been routinely throwing dirt at me. I have tried pointing out that there are a bazillion things we CAN do with dirt, but he only wants to do the one thing he CAN'T do-throw dirt. He has gotten some in my eyes, and in my mouth and I hate it. We have been ending all play and...
Quote: When people are in public I guess they can choose to act however they like.....but it seems to me people would use "common sense" and act with behavior that actually is conducive to public activities when they were in plain sight and around children. And if you think about it, most people do try to behave themselves. Of course there is always the small percentage of people who don't. And, we remember them in greater proportion to their actual...
I do not want my library to make "think of the children" censorship decisions-I hate the very thought of it. The library should be a place of unfettered access to information. If my son saw something I thought was inaappropriate we would talk about it, not censor the person looking at whatever it is. In fact, I would relish this discussion. What a great way to talk about how important libraries are to the free flow of ideas-both good and bad-in this country.
Quote: Increased sex drive yes, more aggressive absolutely not. And I can tell you that I now have a testosterone level consistent with an average male of my age as determined by regular blood tests. Do you think that maybe increased aggression (just to name a "male" trait) could not be an issue because you have not always had a male level of testosterone? My realm of of knowledge and reference in this subject is hardly breathtaking. Knowing two...
Quote: What makes a gender is a social construct. Sure. But it isn't 100% a social construct. There are real differences that exist.
Quote: We don't tell DS what his gender is because we know that gender is not determined by biology. I have known two people who are transgendered (both went from male to female through surgery). Both women knew from a very young age that there was something "wrong" with how they felt and what equipment they had. So I do get your point here. For these two individulas their gender clearly was different from their physical appearance. Where you...
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