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Thank you for these suggestions kikakika.... I have been ever so reluctant to try melatonin. After reading your post, I think I will try the combination you suggest first. Just a question, what is wrong with tanins? I thought tanins were good? sorry not a specialist in things herbal...
I think it may work for my 5 yo. Because in the winter, she sleeps 8:45 pm 7 am (not what books recommend for her age, but it works fine for her) however, when - because of the longer days and the lightsaving hour change - it is still very light outside at 8:30 it is very difficult for her to settle, even if I make her room very dark. I I let her be she will sleep 9:45 - 8 but that just doesn't work b'se of school. I really think maybe her body starts producing the...
newmama8824, sleep has been one of the most difficult things for me with my kids... one thing that i wish I had tried when they were babies is this: http://www.awareparenting.com/comfort.htm you mention that he cried for fifteen minutes in your arms ... who knows, he might need to cry to release stress. I know many moms around here dislike CIA, I think it depends on the baby and it is easy to judge when you never had a baby who so strongly refuses sleep yet needs it so...
Quote: Originally Posted by LifeIsBeautiful From "7 Myths of Working Mothers, Why Children and (most) Careers just don't Mix.... Indeed, the term "working mother" in this regard is misleading. If a mother chooses a full-time paid career, she is basically leaving the job of mothering to someone else. She is paying someone else to mother her children. Well, I did not read this thread at all, just this post. It is incredibly offensive. I have a...
Quote: Originally Posted by momz3 I have heard some horror stories of adoption, though and alot of adult adoptees and natural moms lives almost in ruins because of it and I feel for those families Totally true. Totally true also that some women ruin the lives of children born to them, naturally. I do agree that there are also cases in which the first mom - with the necessary support - would do well for her kids and adoption would not become...
I STIK M you're right about water intake. Now, how to get my dd to drink more water I do not know. You're also right about good fats, I think. My dd1 loves butter and eats a good portion of that everyday. I can see she craves it, and perhaps that's because there's a lack for fat in our diets as a family (we're skinny)? We really do not eat much fat. Like, I do not eat meat, eat very little fish once in awhile, I am not even sure what kinds of food have fat that you think...
Quote: Originally Posted by Hokulele DD is doing GREAT!! They took a closer look at her x-rays and decided that for now we can avoid surgery. yay for your dd! I am really relieved. Take good care of yourself Hokulele. Even if in the end it turned out not to be anything serious you still did go through a lot of stress.
was just wondering if you have an Ipod or something like that, which you would allow him to use on the potty and only then... I know this is not very GD I have to confess I used rewards to get past really difficult things with my dc. Sorry if it is a stupid idea, it is the only one I could think of!!
OMG! I too, totally feel out of my depth when people are so rude. Shocked speechless as PP said. I hope you still had a nice trip, and that this as not representative of the mindset of the community where you were visiting...
Well, we had dinner by candlelight (although it was not yet Earth Hour but I wanted the girls to "enjoy" the Earth Hour without putting them to bed too late) which made everyone very excited. Then, we washed teeth also by candlelight. And DH read to the girls a spooky story still candlelight. After that night night in darkness. Unfortunately, I started the dishwashing machine right before 8 and also I could not switch the Aquarium off so it wasn't all down, really. Not...
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