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Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-09-2010, 04:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,040
Posted By Alexander
PennyRoo. For me, you are obviously the norm....

PennyRoo. For me, you are obviously the norm. And if that is not the norm, then it should be. Certainly what you are doing in allowing a child to develop uninterrupted at what you think are...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-08-2010, 11:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,040
Posted By Alexander
well, we started by doing the jobs with the...

well, we started by doing the jobs with the kids. This helped them slide into doing independently.

Now 11 & 14. They hang up the washing. clear the table. pick the tomatos and berries. make...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-08-2010, 11:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 556
Posted By Alexander
Quote: Originally Posted by flower01...

Quote:
Originally Posted by flower01 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15597786)
Can anyone help me with a good phrase he can...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-06-2010, 10:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,656
Posted By Alexander
This question depends so much on your child,...

This question depends so much on your child, their maturity, type and their ability to manage themselves socially.

In January, I banned ALL child sourced computer games and ALL youtube due to the...
Forum: Parents as Partners   06-18-2010, 01:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,069
Posted By Alexander
well for starters, let the grass grow! and...

well for starters, let the grass grow!

and buy a really cute pygora goat for the kids!
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-12-2010, 11:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,417
Posted By Alexander
Quote: Originally Posted by LynnS6...

Quote:
Originally Posted by LynnS6 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15508895)
Children were given a bulb to squeeze (or a...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-10-2010, 11:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,417
Posted By Alexander
Yeah? It can get worse after it gets better!! ...

Yeah? It can get worse after it gets better!!

Mine are 10 and 14, and both are steadily becoming deaf!http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-10-2010, 11:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 463
Posted By Alexander
first, hugs to you. . . . Of course, I...

first, hugs to you. . . .

Of course, I don't know what else, if anything is going on, (recently moved? changed school?), but given all things are =, here are some ideas:

1) It's a phase.
...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-10-2010, 09:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 548
Posted By Alexander
oh! BellinghamCrunchie... I think I love you. ...

oh! BellinghamCrunchie... I think I love you.

The only thing I'd add is interdiction.

Adults should be "tuned in" to what is going on in the room. I don't mean that they should be...
Forum: Dads   06-10-2010, 09:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,546
Posted By Alexander
Quote: Originally Posted by justKate...

Quote:
Originally Posted by justKate http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15505260)


Maybe Huz doesn't want her in the bath...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-07-2010, 10:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,699
Posted By Alexander
Quote: Originally Posted by olien...

Quote:
Originally Posted by olien http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15490698)



I got the UP video a yr ago for us...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-04-2010, 11:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 658
Posted By Alexander
Sighhhh! Ahhh! Chemicals! Sorry, I agree...

Sighhhh! Ahhh! Chemicals!

Sorry, I agree with nextcommercial. This is a crush.

Maybe worth having a little word with the young man (appologise for the phases she is going thru, no need to feel...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-04-2010, 11:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 956
Posted By Alexander
Quote: Originally Posted by FatherOf2...

Quote:
Originally Posted by FatherOf2 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15480266)
Solely performance based child rearing is a...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-03-2010, 08:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,699
Posted By Alexander
Echoing some of the comment above, "don't beat...

Echoing some of the comment above, "don't beat yourself up".

Hitting any child shows a deep lack of understanding of parenting and the roles and responsibilities of adults and roles and abilities...
Forum: Dads   06-03-2010, 08:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,546
Posted By Alexander
Quote: Originally Posted by FatherOf2...

Quote:
Originally Posted by FatherOf2 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15475849)
gnomes

hahahahaha too funny!
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-27-2010, 12:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 458
Posted By Alexander
Quote: Originally Posted by BetsyNY...

Quote:
Originally Posted by BetsyNY http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15442271)
Folks have said that before....I just don't...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-26-2010, 11:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,485
Posted By Alexander
Horrid! The Ezzo philosphy pops up like a...

Horrid!

The Ezzo philosphy pops up like a many headed hydra.

Those that promote it should be ashamed of themselves.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-26-2010, 10:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,548
Posted By Alexander
Quote: Originally Posted by lyra1977...

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Originally Posted by lyra1977 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15387932)
Oh, man. I struggled with this issue with my...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-26-2010, 10:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,035
Posted By Alexander
don't do swim lessons...

don't do swim lessons http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-26-2010, 10:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,055
Posted By Alexander
I remember this! We took more time. Tough...

I remember this!

We took more time. Tough sometimes, but we followed her around a bit in the store or where-ever. (didn't always work)

Then we involved her by asking her for the things on the...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-26-2010, 11:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 665
Posted By Alexander
Prolly you have done the 'get down to her level...

Prolly you have done the 'get down to her level and look her in the eye' bit.... and the calm 'Mum and dad don't want you to do that, do you understand' bit right?

Have you done the 'if you do...
Forum: Dads   05-26-2010, 10:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,546
Posted By Alexander
Never wear a bathing suit! I didn't. If you hide...

Never wear a bathing suit! I didn't. If you hide what is what is natural, the more intense (and in my view, unhealthy) the curiosity.

If she has Qs, answer them honestly and flatly. No poking...
Forum: Dads   05-26-2010, 10:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,615
Posted By Alexander
I have a couple of bees in my bonnet: 1)...

I have a couple of bees in my bonnet:

1) spanking children (instead of listening to, and reasoning with them)

2) the misuse of indutrialised education in an information world

This site gave...
Forum: Parents as Partners   05-26-2010, 10:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,069
Posted By Alexander
Well, we tend to work together on all jobs, not...

Well, we tend to work together on all jobs, not say, you do the dinner, I'll tidy. Sometimes DW does the dinner and I talk to the kids or read MDC ;-) but I'm VERY -there- when a job needs doing.
...
Forum: Unschooling   09-15-2009, 08:40 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,980
Posted By Alexander
Quote: Originally Posted by 4evermom...

Quote:
Originally Posted by 4evermom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14379271)
What is ASC?

Autistic Spectrum Condition...
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