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Forum: Mental Health   Today, 05:22 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By rightkindofme
I have GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder), PTSD...

I have GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder), PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder), and I've been diagnosed with PMDD (Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder) and PPD (Postpartum Depression).

So.

Have I...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   Today, 05:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 65
Posted By rightkindofme
I'm not in a blended situation, but I used to...

I'm not in a blended situation, but I used to teach high school and I worked with a lot of kids going through such transitions. The better boundaries a parent has the better the kids do. "I am...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   Today, 04:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 323
Posted By rightkindofme
I hear you. Staying at home can feel like wasted...

I hear you. Staying at home can feel like wasted time. But I feel like that is at least partially about the overall societal belief that children don't "deserve" good care and that is weird to me....
Forum: Unschooling   Today, 04:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 925
Posted By rightkindofme
Totally! I am someone who stops doing things when...

Totally! I am someone who stops doing things when someone else says they like it. This has actually caused problems with my husband. Whoops. He says, "Oh I love it when you wear _____" and I'll never...
Forum: Unschooling   Yesterday, 06:11 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,151
Posted By rightkindofme
She charges $10/ hour.

She charges $10/ hour.
Forum: The Childhood Years   Yesterday, 09:40 AM
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Views: 462
Posted By rightkindofme
I have a 4 year old and a 6 year old. My screen...

I have a 4 year old and a 6 year old. My screen time policy is... not perfectly consistent. Officially I don't "limit" screen time. But in order to go get the screen you have to have all your toys...
Forum: Unschooling   Yesterday, 09:07 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,151
Posted By rightkindofme
Hello everyone, it is lovely to read about how...

Hello everyone, it is lovely to read about how things are going for you. :) I miss MDC so I may show up a bit more often again.

This year we get to file the private school affidavit for the first...
Forum: Unschooling   Yesterday, 08:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 925
Posted By rightkindofme
I used to be a public school teacher. When I had...

I used to be a public school teacher. When I had to hire substitutes they were always gobsmacked that they could sit in the corner and my students would go through all the motions of a regular class...
Forum: Unschooling   08-30-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 925
Posted By rightkindofme
My kids are younger, only 4 and 6. I keep a...

My kids are younger, only 4 and 6. I keep a pretty tidy house. By that I mean: I can make it look "party clean" with under three hours of cleaning. We host a lot of events because I kind of have...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-30-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 947
Posted By rightkindofme
This is super cool! Well done. :) We have...

This is super cool! Well done. :)

We have one of the low Ikea loft beds and a queen sized mattress on the floor next to it. Much jumping ensues. For a while I had a swing in my garage but then I...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-07-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 845
Posted By rightkindofme
Well of course there is variation... but we've...

Well of course there is variation... but we've got animals and Lego's and dirt and sticks and swords and video games and books and dolls and kitchens and dress up and cooking. She moves up and down....
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-07-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 335
Posted By rightkindofme
No accommodations needed anywhere on the trip. :)...

No accommodations needed anywhere on the trip. :) We are going to be traveling for a bit over five months. I think routine will be very important and part of that will be consistent sleeping...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-07-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 845
Posted By rightkindofme
She plays like a boy.

She plays like a boy.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-06-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 803
Posted By rightkindofme
Lately I've been having struggles with a mom in...

Lately I've been having struggles with a mom in my group. I am a complainer. I know it. I'm a big whiner. This is a character flaw. But I'm up to whining and complaining from having rage issues and...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-06-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 335
Posted By rightkindofme
I tried to get together with a nice MDC mama in...

I tried to get together with a nice MDC mama in Europe when I was in Scotland and it didn't work out. I was seriously bummed.

I'm still best friends with a lady I met through here. <3 We talk all...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-06-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 335
Posted By rightkindofme
Thanks! I'm not sure I'm going to become a...

Thanks! I'm not sure I'm going to become a regular again (my wrists rebel regularly) but I miss the community. I may try to drop by to give my clue by four of advice once in a while. ;)
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-06-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 335
Posted By rightkindofme
Writing the first book was very cathartic. People...

Writing the first book was very cathartic. People who have known me for many years read it and were blown away. They had no idea. How could they have known? There is just *so much*. Oh it hurt to...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-06-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 335
Posted By rightkindofme
I'm back hoping that my inbox will be flooded...

I'm back hoping that my inbox will be flooded with "Oh I remember you Come See Me!" So far, nada. We'll see how my ego takes the rejection. :wink:

I'm more of a marathon walker. I'm hella slow and...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-06-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 335
Posted By rightkindofme
I definitely understand having pride in creating...

I definitely understand having pride in creating a space where your kids get to make safe sexual choices. It is a big deal. Go you. :D

My husband and I speculate that after we finish paying off...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-06-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 335
Posted By rightkindofme
Mostly I save my writing for my personal writing...

Mostly I save my writing for my personal writing because I've done a lot of damage to my arms in the last few years.

I've written two books! The first was about my horrific childhood as a "back...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-06-2014, 03:58 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 6,247
Posted By rightkindofme
I'm not old. But I'm glad to recognize so many...

I'm not old. But I'm glad to recognize so many names. :)
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-06-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 845
Posted By rightkindofme
My kid has destroyed every Hanna Andersson thing...

My kid has destroyed every Hanna Andersson thing I have bought her. All the pants are riddled with holes. The dresses are all torn. She plays outside a lot. I haven't found them worth the price. :-\
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-06-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 335
Posted By rightkindofme
Long time no see. :)

Hello there! I used to post a bit. Hopefully some people remember me. I tried to be charming. :)

Anyway, I am planning a road trip for next year. I've wanted to do it for years but my kids were...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-31-2013, 06:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 704
Posted By rightkindofme
Neither giving rewards nor punishing are...

Neither giving rewards nor punishing are effective ways of motivating a child. As soon as the "motivator" (reward/punishment goes away) the behavior reverts.
 
It sucks. I wish it worked....
Forum: Parenting   01-31-2013, 06:20 AM
Replies: 791
Views: 22,948
Posted By rightkindofme
Apparently me recounting my personal experiences...

Apparently me recounting my personal experiences is too "jolting" so I'm going to stop participating in the thread. That's fine. It's pretty clear that this discussion is over anyway.
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