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Forum: Central and South America   07-16-2009, 09:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,156
Posted By mlsantarem
I am might be able to help you I am an american...

I am might be able to help you I am an american (usa) nurse-midwife living in Rio de Janeiro and I have a lot of contacts. I you can PM we can continue from there
MLsantarem
Forum: Learning at School   07-01-2009, 10:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 777
Posted By mlsantarem
I agree I went through this in a two preschools...

I agree I went through this in a two preschools where my children went they only went for 4 hours a day..and not every day. It is just lazy in my view. We are not a TV free home we have it on the...
Forum: Learning at School   07-01-2009, 01:28 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,356
Posted By mlsantarem
this thread was/is particularly facinating to me...

this thread was/is particularly facinating to me because my daughter is 11yo and is class 5 in a British School in Brazil and I am an american (usa) to complicate this even more.

We have meeting...
Forum: Learning at School   06-30-2009, 03:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 477
Posted By mlsantarem
Thank for the reinforcement. I spoke to the...

Thank for the reinforcement. I spoke to the American School (USA) in rio de Janeiro and the reaffirmed my position also.
Mlsantarem
Forum: Learning at School   06-29-2009, 06:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 477
Posted By mlsantarem
This is the situation it is a bit convoluted so...

This is the situation it is a bit convoluted so bear with me. We live in Rio de Janeiro Language Portugues and planning putting my daughter in the British school with my other two (dd 11,...
Forum: Central and South America   05-18-2009, 01:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,084
Posted By mlsantarem
Tutucrazy, I am not exactly sure what/who...

Tutucrazy,

I am not exactly sure what/who your looking for but I lived in Brasília for three years (2000-2003) and gave birth at home to my youngest. My older children went to a fabulous...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-28-2009, 12:15 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,645
Posted By mlsantarem
Just want to share our experience. My daughter...

Just want to share our experience. My daughter is 11 yo and she can just about ride a bike. Something she learned this year. She is competative horsebackrider, skates, a good swimmer and plays...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-28-2009, 11:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 495
Posted By mlsantarem
My guy is in a little package also. He is 9 yo...

My guy is in a little package also. He is 9 yo and I frankly don´t remember how tall he is but in the class he is the eldest and the smallest and is about the 7% in the charts. He does periodically...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-12-2009, 10:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,699
Posted By mlsantarem
Gosh I just notice it actually is the same...

Gosh I just notice it actually is the same article that Chiro sent...well then it must be good
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-12-2009, 10:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,699
Posted By mlsantarem
My daughter was very wistfull at this age and...

My daughter was very wistfull at this age and seem depressed...sad...frustrated....and confused about these feelings as I was frankly (her feelings that is).
I found this article helpful. Even now...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-07-2008, 10:27 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 5,028
Posted By mlsantarem
We are a white anglo-american family living in...

We are a white anglo-american family living in Brazil.
I just want discuss a bit my family´s experience with the Presidential race. For one we live in South America so it´s not the same racism but...
Forum: Central and South America   09-29-2008, 11:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,660
Posted By mlsantarem
Noah´s mom I am here in Brazil also though in...

Noah´s mom I am here in Brazil also though in Rio. São Paulo is a much more metropolitana city in many respects. I hope you all enjoy yourselves there.
mlsantarem
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-24-2008, 12:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By mlsantarem
4evermom I have looked at the site thank you....

4evermom
I have looked at the site thank you. I have noticed that he is very sensitive and that I agree in life will provide lots of benefits..
As for school. Here the school year starts in Feb....
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-24-2008, 11:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By mlsantarem
I have written previously about my dd when she...

I have written previously about my dd when she was going through this phase and you all were very helpful. I have to say she is almost 11yo doing wonderfully (as is our relationship) resolved alot...
Forum: Multicultural Families   09-10-2008, 10:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,036
Posted By mlsantarem
I haven´t read all the responses but they see...

I haven´t read all the responses but they see very pro second+ language learning at young age as I am.

I just wanted to add my experience. I am an american mother of three small children living...
Forum: Multicultural Families   08-22-2008, 11:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,626
Posted By mlsantarem
I not mistaken for the nanny but I am for the...

I not mistaken for the nanny but I am for the grandmother. I have been asked a number of times about if they are my grandchildren and just sort of laugh and say they could be but they are my...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-24-2008, 07:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 656
Posted By mlsantarem
I am having issue with our daughter. She is 10yo...

I am having issue with our daughter. She is 10yo and what you have written is very much what we experience, though I have to say our experience had been more extreme interms of rudeness but she is...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   07-03-2008, 12:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 584
Posted By mlsantarem
Thank you for your responses. The are helpful....

Thank you for your responses. The are helpful. Especially being on my own a bit on this. It has been only recently that I am at best hesitant when ask about breatfeeding but never felt I would...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   06-25-2008, 01:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 584
Posted By mlsantarem
I need to prefice this with saying that it´s not...

I need to prefice this with saying that it´s not an immediate issue. Its just something that has been simmering. My youngest is 5 years old and still nurses. Its obviously mostly for comfort. It...
Forum: Homebirth   06-15-2008, 06:41 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,281
Posted By mlsantarem
My understanding is in the NHS it is the...

My understanding is in the NHS it is the professional responsiblity of a midwife to attend a women where she wants. Recommendation and the like are acceptable but if the women still wants to give...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-12-2008, 02:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,405
Posted By mlsantarem
Just providing support. I am stuggling, though...

Just providing support. I am stuggling, though recently less so, with this my dd is 10 now. It was really hard a year ago. We are all still working on certain issues. you can see my other post. I...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-29-2008, 01:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,277
Posted By mlsantarem
What story line/ Historical Doll that meshed...

What story line/ Historical Doll that meshed well with our family was Molly. Her story is that it is world war II, her dad is a doctor stationed in the Uk. The books are about life in america during...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-22-2008, 02:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,277
Posted By mlsantarem
I am struggling with my ten year old also. Can I...

I am struggling with my ten year old also. Can I assume you are British? Because I would recommend american girl dolls. For us I had to swallow the comercialism for the benefits. We are an...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-21-2008, 11:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 949
Posted By mlsantarem
Thank you very much everyone for your thoughtful...

Thank you very much everyone for your thoughtful responses.

Zero Tolerance is how I feel but in practice what does it mean. I have let her know that in any other context the response to some one...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-18-2008, 04:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 949
Posted By mlsantarem
This is sort a continuation of another thread...

This is sort a continuation of another thread but I think it might be more appropriate here with the preteen group

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