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Quote: today's MDC bears very little resemblance to then in both content and community. It used to feel like all the different corners of the world coming together for discussion and diplomacy - now it feels like the state of the union, divisive, oppressive and fascistic. I've been in the gulag a long time now.. Wish me farewell ladies & gents! My friend El got banned for this. It's the last straw for me.
Quote: when you do this right from the beginning, lots of behavior issues just never come up. I'd like to change that to: "issues just never come up" or they are perceived in completely different ways by a TCS parent than by an authoritarian parent, for example. TCS is not just a method, it is a way of thinking. And it's a huge leap for most people. Few parents who come from the standpoint of "I need to prevent my child from becoming an unruly...
If you're doing this in the right way for your family then you aren't going to run into these types of issues. Obviously, these families have made choices with which they feel comfortable -- or, at least, they believe they feel comfortable with. Based on the win-win concept your family won't run into these situations because it could never be a win scenario for you. Make sense? Also, I truly sense, from experience, that when you do this right from the beginning, lots...
Yes, my daughter is also quite a paradox. I wonder what she would be like if she were monolingual. She dislikes groups (too noisy), and sometimes even one-on-one play (says she likes to be alone), yet she can put on a magic show or disco dance in front of strangers. She despises instruction, though I'm starting to think this has more to do with a dislike of copying an adult's perfect model and not being able to create her own thing. She's been able to do 200+ piece...
Mine was 4 years old (well, 2 weeks shy).
Pamelamama -- It was a bad joke. Really stupid. I didn't know that's their stance -- I'm too far-removed from western society! Sorry everyone.
I was joking. But it is good for the mind to see different experiences.
I wasn't anxious about *my* child. I was feeling lonesome, as if I were the only one who doesn't know precisely what grade level my child would be. I have no clue. And I don't care. I'm kind of isolated here right now (since dd doesn't want to go to playgroup, the only social interaction available to me here since I got pregnant and can't go to the orphanage) and I feel a need to interact with like-minded mamas. That's all. I do realize, however, that this is a...
Hey Mandy, where'd ya put your pjs? Har, har.
Yeah,that happened to me tonight...though I can't remember what the question was. Oh, and it happened the other day when dd stated, "I don't like the Kyrgyz!" My knee-jerk reaction was to think she was talking, again, about skin color since this is a major theme with her these days. So I was gearing up, again, for the whole we're all alike on the inside speech. But then she turned to papa and explained that it's because they don't speak English. Not exactly a question,...
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