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Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-12-2012, 07:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 254
Posted By rdehoff-us
Its about 50/50 for my little guy.  Sometimes...

Its about 50/50 for my little guy.  Sometimes he'll go right along with it pretending there is something to drink in his play cups or playing doctor with his little plastic kit fixing pretend...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   09-12-2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 540
Posted By rdehoff-us
We started selectively delaying shots only after...

We started selectively delaying shots only after my son's two month appointment round of vaccines.  We felt his reaction was just moderate enough that we didn't want to risk overdoing it and began...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-12-2012, 06:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 157
Posted By rdehoff-us
This may sound harsh, but if he is already...

This may sound harsh, but if he is already beginning to settle in after a short time and seems to be enjoying himself the rest of the time I wouldn't sweat it.  He'll most likely get used to it. ...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-10-2012, 05:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 640
Posted By rdehoff-us
My son is 20 months he wakes up every morning...

My son is 20 months he wakes up every morning almost like clockwork at 8am then naps around 11am for a couple hours.  We put him to bed every night at 9pm with only a few exceptions.  The time he...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-07-2012, 09:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,296
Posted By rdehoff-us
Well hopefully my answer doesn't come off...

Well hopefully my answer doesn't come off confusing.  My son is 20 months and somewhere right down the middle age-wise of all our friends' kids.  The older ones push him around, but the younger ones...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-07-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,363
Posted By rdehoff-us
I've used bath time to clean up too, but maybe...

I've used bath time to clean up too, but maybe only once or twice a week.  The other days I take time to paint my nails, make a grocery list, balance the checkbook, or do my hair & make up for the...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-07-2012, 08:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 225
Posted By rdehoff-us
Thanks I'll check the book out. I'm not...

Thanks I'll check the book out. I'm not anticipating he'll get it right away or anything.  I was just hoping it wouldn't be too discouraging at this age if he is confused, but maybe you're right and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-07-2012, 08:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 276
Posted By rdehoff-us
Since she is not breastfeeding and goes to bed...

Since she is not breastfeeding and goes to bed pretty well with dad, then I would most likely leave the youngest at home.  If this trip is for the middle daughter than you might consider making it...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-07-2012, 08:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 225
Posted By rdehoff-us
Is 20 months too early to start potty-training?...

Is 20 months too early to start potty-training? I don't want to push it, but he has started to inform me when he has a dirty diaper or is about to poop.  At first I thought it was a fluke, but its...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   09-07-2012, 08:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 403
Posted By rdehoff-us
I can't say for sure.  When my son had his ear...

I can't say for sure.  When my son had his ear infection it took over a week to go away completely and through the whole thing we had several days where we struggled to keep his fever down.  After...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-05-2012, 11:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 467
Posted By rdehoff-us
I'm in the same boat, but I think I would feel...

I'm in the same boat, but I think I would feel more guilty if I was out working than at home with my baby.  Don't misunderstand me working parents, you are valued too.  I just feel like this is the...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   09-05-2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 525
Posted By rdehoff-us
Oh I'm sorry I can't imagine negative comments...

Oh I'm sorry I can't imagine negative comments from family.  I'm lucky most of the people on both sides of our family are older and give me the "back in my day we didn't have all those shots for...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-04-2012, 06:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,329
Posted By rdehoff-us
No guarantees, but I hope you find something...

No guarantees, but I hope you find something that works for you and your son. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-04-2012, 06:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 414
Posted By rdehoff-us
Perhaps getting out of the house with some time...

Perhaps getting out of the house with some time to yourself to do things you enjoy would help with your self-concept.  I would also consider disclosing how you feel to the other DP or another close...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-04-2012, 06:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By rdehoff-us
They have most likely had this question before,...

They have most likely had this question before, but even if they haven't its always good to make sure the daycare knows what you want done or not done in caring for your child.
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   09-04-2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 525
Posted By rdehoff-us
Well when I was first researching vaccines I...

Well when I was first researching vaccines I asked certain friends if they had any advice or concerns over vaccines.  I think if some of the friends had been hesitant before it definitely brought us...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-04-2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,082
Posted By rdehoff-us
I was homeschooled and in High school I was my...

I was homeschooled and in High school I was my own worst critic. I am no genius.  However, in college I came to the realization that not only did my homeschooling education meet the same...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-04-2012, 05:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,329
Posted By rdehoff-us
It does sound like he is rebelling directly...

It does sound like he is rebelling directly against quiet time.  My niece finger-painted the walls with her poop while she was supposed to be going to bed and her parents dwelt with it by a stern...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-02-2012, 11:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 338
Posted By rdehoff-us
I make my 20 month old hold my hand in the...

I make my 20 month old hold my hand in the parking lot, crossing the street, busy crowds (aka State fair or similar) and the like no matter how much he detests it.  I gently remind him each and...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   09-02-2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 403
Posted By rdehoff-us
Reactions typically get worse the further along...

Reactions typically get worse the further along in the vaccine schedule you are, but there are a lot of determining factors and typically the experts predict the last couple shots of DTAP will give...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-01-2012, 11:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 766
Posted By rdehoff-us
Okay I have to confess I am a bit lazy in the...

Okay I have to confess I am a bit lazy in the area that I have probably gone overboard with the baby-proofing for most of his early childhood.  I like to be able to go to the bathroom and not worry...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-01-2012, 11:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 516
Posted By rdehoff-us
My son seemed to get it confused too when he...

My son seemed to get it confused too when he first started talking.  He is speaking in short phrases now and doesn't confuse no with yes anymore.  He still confuses the word "juice" with "milk," but...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-01-2012, 11:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 522
Posted By rdehoff-us
Many towns/cities have events or even just local...

Many towns/cities have events or even just local attractions that are fairly inexpensive or free from time to time.  Maybe a local book club or another interest group?  Maybe get your kids involved...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-01-2012, 10:51 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 12,679
Posted By rdehoff-us
The choice of a parent(s) whether or not to stay...

The choice of a parent(s) whether or not to stay at home with their child or use an educational facility like a preschool is just that A CHOICE.  I honestly believe in most cases the parent...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-01-2012, 03:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By rdehoff-us
With my son we offer him some variety on his...

With my son we offer him some variety on his plate of a well balanced meal, but if he doesn't eat something or even try it then I will continue to offer it at each meal (or fresh same thing) until...
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