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Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-25-2008, 12:06 AM
Replies: 18
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Posted By 5in9years
I found The Explosive Child quite helpful with...

I found The Explosive Child quite helpful with my, um, explosive son. The root of his rage was inflexibility-he has little tolerance for changes in routine or plan, or for disappointment. The book...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-24-2008, 11:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,480
Posted By 5in9years
I can't help you with the picking up part-mine...

I can't help you with the picking up part-mine haven't mastered that yet. But begging for stuff isn't a huge problem for the kids. First, for little purchases like candy and small toys, the kids...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-24-2008, 04:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 796
Posted By 5in9years
If the chair is used for kids, it's totally...

If the chair is used for kids, it's totally inappropriate and i would not be okay-not only with my child being put in it, but with my church using it. I would ask a few questions first, though. Is...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-22-2008, 05:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 543
Posted By 5in9years
Our issue with my grandparents was the horrid...

Our issue with my grandparents was the horrid snacks they pushed on our kids over our protests every time we visited (weekly at the time). I don't mean a homemade cookie-I mean the Jumbo size Little...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-22-2008, 05:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,629
Posted By 5in9years
Quote: Originally Posted by That Is Nice...

Quote:
Originally Posted by That Is Nice http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11526929)
I didn't follow that part of the advice....
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-21-2008, 11:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,629
Posted By 5in9years
Also remember that many kids get picky just...

Also remember that many kids get picky just about the time their growth slows and their appetites drop. So he probably needs less food than you think-at least, most kids need less food than most...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-21-2008, 12:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 609
Posted By 5in9years
Thanks. I know a lot of it is very typical teen...

Thanks. I know a lot of it is very typical teen stuff, but I also know a lot of it is longstanding habit with her, and her mom still behaves like a 15yo. She's really a sweet kid. We've had some...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-21-2008, 12:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,107
Posted By 5in9years
If he's too scared, then I think I would...

If he's too scared, then I think I would probably intervene to protect him. It was absolutely an abuse of power, and I doubt he's the first victim.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-21-2008, 11:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 469
Posted By 5in9years
Could be yeast. Have you tried an OTC yeast...

Could be yeast. Have you tried an OTC yeast cream?
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-21-2008, 11:54 AM
Replies: 17
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Posted By 5in9years
It's an odd time of year for RSV. Of course it...

It's an odd time of year for RSV. Of course it could be. More importantly, though-wheezing always merits a trip to the doctor. If the doctor is not available within an hour or so, it merits a trip...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-21-2008, 11:44 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 11,912
Posted By 5in9years
Hold them as much as you can. This time flies.

Hold them as much as you can. This time flies.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-21-2008, 11:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By 5in9years
Sounds like you have a very physical 2yo. If...

Sounds like you have a very physical 2yo. If your first child was calmer, it can be a shock.

I don't think 2yo's are generally capable of understanding that they can hurt other people, or even...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-21-2008, 01:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 609
Posted By 5in9years
I'm looking for ideas. I have a 13yo dsd. She...

I'm looking for ideas. I have a 13yo dsd. She has been raised by a mother who alternately babies and ignores her, a grandmother who constantly berates and verbally abuses her, a great aunt who...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-21-2008, 12:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,107
Posted By 5in9years
*Donning my flameproof suit* My instincts...

*Donning my flameproof suit*

My instincts would be the same as yours, but I would talk with ds before I went to the school. At his age, having Mama Bear jump in to defend him might be really...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-21-2008, 12:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,258
Posted By 5in9years
My now 3yo did the same thing at about the same...

My now 3yo did the same thing at about the same age. I decided to night wean, and once she learned that there would be no more marathon nurse and doze sessions (for her-for me, it was a marathon of...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-21-2008, 12:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 719
Posted By 5in9years
Quote: Originally Posted by wednesday...

Quote:
Originally Posted by wednesday http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11462321)
Hmmm...I feel like that is more or less...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-20-2008, 11:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 719
Posted By 5in9years
Very typical for a 4yo. Broken record can be...

Very typical for a 4yo. Broken record can be effective. At home, I give them one warning that the discussion is over, and then they are welcome to continue complaining about it where others don't...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-20-2008, 11:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 405
Posted By 5in9years
My kids have been between 5 and 7 when they can...

My kids have been between 5 and 7 when they can differentiate between reality and fantasy well enough to actually lie.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-20-2008, 11:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 435
Posted By 5in9years
It was deliberate disobedience. Some kids are...

It was deliberate disobedience. Some kids are determined to do what they want no matter what you want. That persistence and strength of will is a great thing once it's channeled the right direction....
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-20-2008, 04:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 440
Posted By 5in9years
Temperament can't be changed by parenting style,...

Temperament can't be changed by parenting style, but a child with this cautious, shy temperament could certainly be much more anxious if parented more distantly. IOW, you probably made things much...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-20-2008, 04:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,626
Posted By 5in9years
Quote: Originally Posted by jmmom...

Quote:
Originally Posted by jmmom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11510314)
My ds, who uses baby sign, calls me "nurse"....
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-20-2008, 04:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By 5in9years
If she's just too shy/embarrassed to apologize...

If she's just too shy/embarrassed to apologize to an outsider, I'd do it for her. I've never had a child refuse to apologize for any other reason. It may happen tomorrow with my 3yo-parenting karma...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-20-2008, 04:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 405
Posted By 5in9years
3 is the absolute hardest age for me. 3yos are...

3 is the absolute hardest age for me. 3yos are all about on asserting their power over everyone and everything-and finding out exactly how much power they have. I try not to get into power...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-20-2008, 03:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By 5in9years
It sounds like she's experimenting with the...

It sounds like she's experimenting with the power of language over other people. My almost 4yo is doing the same thing. We respond with "You are using hurtful words. Be kind." and prompt an apology.
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-20-2008, 02:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,292
Posted By 5in9years
The pretend punching that our friends little boy...

The pretend punching that our friends little boy does is more "I would punch you but I know I would get in trouble, so I will pretend that I am pretending" and I really don't like it.

Yeah,...
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