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Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-13-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,541
Posted By ThreeTwoFive
As a former teacher, I definitely recommend the...

As a former teacher, I definitely recommend the gift card route. But equally appreciated would be a thank you note from you or your child, or a thank you e-mail (cc'd to the principal).
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-04-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 694
Posted By ThreeTwoFive
Go to the doctor. Get your daughter a vaccine. ...

Go to the doctor. Get your daughter a vaccine. If you need motivation, google image search "tetanus."
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-26-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,086
Posted By ThreeTwoFive
How about a rabbit? ...

How about a rabbit?
http://www.heifer.org/gift-catalog/animals-nutrition/index.html

Or a share of some honeybees? https://community.elca.org/GoodGifts-Animals

A duck or a soccer ball? ...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-13-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By ThreeTwoFive
2 L Diet Coke and some Mentos? If he has a...

2 L Diet Coke and some Mentos?

If he has a tablet or iPad, maybe a gift card for a science-y app.

Tickets to a local zoo or planetarium show?
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-19-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 471
Posted By ThreeTwoFive
Winnie the Pooh

Winnie the Pooh
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-08-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 151
Posted By ThreeTwoFive
Here's a 112-page book that's a super easy read:...

Here's a 112-page book that's a super easy read:
http://www.amazon.com/How-Parent-You-Always-Wanted/dp/1451663900/ref=pd_sim_sbs_b_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=033JAVD2EJ9RAKKA9ERF...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-07-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 377
Posted By ThreeTwoFive
Bibliotherapy?  The Sweet Pickles series "Me Too...

Bibliotherapy?  The Sweet Pickles series "Me Too Iguana" comes to mind (out of print, but available on Amazon).  I'm sure there are other fine examples of books where the main character wants to be...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-02-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 142
Posted By ThreeTwoFive
Balance bike Tricycle Water table Sandbox ...

Balance bike
Tricycle
Water table
Sandbox
Sidewalk chalk
Scooter
Bike Helmet
Sun hat
Stomp Rocket Jr.
Soccer ball
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-26-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 262
Posted By ThreeTwoFive
We have a book in Spanish (can't think of the...

We have a book in Spanish (can't think of the title right now--will repost if I find it) where a boy is scared of a monster.  His father gives him a pencil to sleep with so he can draw a bowtie,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-21-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 338
Posted By ThreeTwoFive
I would be wary of giving a down payment for a...

I would be wary of giving a down payment for a house that doesn't exist yet.  Unless "the guy" is a reputable company with an extremely long history and solid financial backing, I would worry that...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-05-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 240
Posted By ThreeTwoFive
No help, really, but this might make you feel...

No help, really, but this might make you feel better: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GO2xz0L9gQ 
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-22-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 285
Posted By ThreeTwoFive
Never.

Never.
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-16-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 328
Posted By ThreeTwoFive
Playful Parenting is a great book that comes to...

Playful Parenting is a great book that comes to mind.
I love her tantrum.  "My fingers don't work!"  Oh no!  If you can find the humor at that moment, that's a great time to jump in with "What?...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-16-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 275
Posted By ThreeTwoFive
I think she will be fine.  She is already used...

I think she will be fine.  She is already used to going to sleep in her room.  
I used to worry DS would get out of bed and wander off.  He has never ever gotten up and gone anywhere other than...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-06-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 493
Posted By ThreeTwoFive
Could you try redirecting him to something that...

Could you try redirecting him to something that he CAN throw?  Throw this, not that.  Maybe you have a future pitcher on your hands.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-01-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By ThreeTwoFive
I was browsing through this today at the...

I was browsing through this today at the bookstore.  http://www.amazon.com/How-Parent-You-Always-Wanted/dp/1451663900/ref=pd_sim_b_3...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   02-01-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 157
Posted By ThreeTwoFive
Chicken soup is for sick child care.  We haven't...

Chicken soup is for sick child care.  We haven't needed to use them since they moved to their new location, but we were happy with their care the few times that we used them.  Their policy was to...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-26-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 663
Posted By ThreeTwoFive
The car seat thing is really non-negotiable, and...

The car seat thing is really non-negotiable, and it's a really good way to practice the 1-2-3 technique.  Just calmly (but with the I'm serious about this voice) slow count to 3, and THEN put him in...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-25-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 571
Posted By ThreeTwoFive
Daniel Tiger, Season 1, Episode 4.   "When you...

Daniel Tiger, Season 1, Episode 4.  
"When you feel so mad, that you want to roar, take a deep breath, and count to 4."
It's on Netflix, Amazon, and youtube.
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-11-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 297
Posted By ThreeTwoFive
He's probably going to feel displaced.  The only...

He's probably going to feel displaced.  The only other thing I can think of is that if there's something he would really like to do, you could explain "Mommy will have the energy to X if we can all...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-15-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 644
Posted By ThreeTwoFive
Calmly put it (everything on the coffee...

Calmly put it (everything on the coffee table) in a bag or a pillowcase or whatever, and put it out of reach.  Then when she asks for it back, let her know what she can do to earn it back.  If she...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-07-2013, 09:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 324
Posted By ThreeTwoFive
about 13 hours at 4 yrs, 2 mo.

about 13 hours at 4 yrs, 2 mo.
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-04-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By ThreeTwoFive
Board games (Princess Zauberfee is a good one...

Board games (Princess Zauberfee is a good one that has a "magic wand")
Magnatiles (good for the light table)
Duplo or Lego (just for basic building)
Costumes for pretend play
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-30-2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 142
Posted By ThreeTwoFive
How did it go?

How did it go?
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-27-2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 142
Posted By ThreeTwoFive
I don't suppose you have enough kids in the...

I don't suppose you have enough kids in the family for a "kids' table"?
For tomorrow, how about rehearsing "I'm finished eating, Mom.  May I be excused, please?"
Then breathe and realize that...
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