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My 11-year-old daughter wants to go to camp this summer for ten days (the shorter ones conflict with other stuff!). A little background: she is an attachment-parented of two older parents. We have had foster children over the years, but basically our 11-year-old has grown up mostly as an only child. We homeschool her, and although she is involved in many things (competitive dance, community theatre, etc.), usually one of us is in the audience working on our computers. ...
Your poor daughter. My daughter went through this insisting that she didn't want to grow up, but it was very short-lived and nothing like your daughter is going through. Many on this thread have suggested medical doctors, but I would try finding a counselor instead. This is my personal opinion, and I know many will disagree, but too often doctor solutions involve medication (and not in this case but in many others, surgery) when it is not necessary. When looking for a...
[QUOTE=belchers1;13198333]In an ideal world this is what I would want to do, but it seems very unrealistic for my life! I do change her as soon as I know that she has pooped, or is more than just a tad wet. I have two other children to care for and they're involved in activities and attend kindergarten and preschool so we're in and out of the house (yes, already ) Plus, I need to sleep! How on earth do you know if your LO pees while you're both sleeping? It does take...
I thought there was a thread called Parents as Partners, but I haven't been on this site in forever, and I don't know how to search. Can somebody help me? Ruth
Also, I used to rinse the poop off her bottom with running warm water, instead of using wipes. Ruth
You are going to think I am crazy, but I used to change my daughter's cloth diaper the minute she had pee or poop in her diaper. Sometimes, that meant changing her every 5 minutes. I don't remember ever waiting 2 or 3 hours. Also, in the rare instances where keeping her dry and clean didn't work, I found this brand of diaper care called Weleda Diaper Care. It is found only in health food stores in my neck of the woods, but it worked so well on diaper rash, that I...
Quote: Originally Posted by mama_says_riot MY mother was the ONLY person who understood me. She would listen. She helped me. She came over every day to check on Gabriel and I and to make sure that we were okay... I feel that she was taken far before her time... and I can't cope. I am having such a hard time. I am a stay at home mom and my husband works 12 hour shifts 5 days a week. I have been to the PSychiatric hospital twice since her...
I scanned all the posts, and I think I beat all of you. Mine is older than every "baby" here, but younger than the emperor. We stopped nursing in public a long time ago. Even here, I am afraid of saying the age, can you tell? She will only nurse for a few seconds at a time every few days or weeks, and each time she will proudly and happily proclaim, "MILK!" I wonder how I can lactate if she doesn't nurse for weeks on end? I hear that Native American's nursed their...
Count us in the unschooling with no TV. When she was little she thought it was wierd when we would go somewhere with a TV and she wouldn't see herself on it. (She thought TV was about watching herself on video.) We started watching select movies with her when she was 5 or so but not every day (Jungle Book, etc.) Now that she is 9, she sometimes watches a couple of cartoons on Saturdays, and she is very much into the Simpson's. But we try to limit it to one or two...
Apricot, I am so sorry. I never ever pray, but you and your family are in my prayers today.
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