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Forum: The Childhood Years   08-15-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By wookie
The Magic Treehouse series by Mary Pope Osborne...

The Magic Treehouse series by Mary Pope Osborne is a fantastic intro to chapter books. Each book in the series deals with a particular idea/topic that the protagonist kids have an adventure about....
Forum: Parenting   01-22-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 749
Posted By wookie
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Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-18-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,980
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Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-18-2013, 10:48 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,980
Posted By wookie
I think I cook a separate meal for my kids...

I think I cook a separate meal for my kids almost every day. It's an unpopular opinion here but like some others I have an extremely picky eater. If I didn't cook him what he likes he really, truly...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-18-2012, 09:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 504
Posted By wookie
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Forum: The Childhood Years   12-18-2012, 04:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 504
Posted By wookie
thank you! i did anticipate it being a phase but...

thank you! i did anticipate it being a phase but it's still painful for me. i guess we'll just keep having the conversations like you and one day he'll stop believing this.
 
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-17-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 504
Posted By wookie
My 6yo son has recently started saying all the...

My 6yo son has recently started saying all the time that he hates himself, thinks he's "bad" or says things like who here hates me, raise your hand etc. The first few times I thought it was...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-06-2012, 09:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 200
Posted By wookie
it's not a physical activity but decorating...

it's not a physical activity but decorating cookies! just plain sugar cookies, if you have any icing/food color and some m&ms and an hour gone, no problem :)
 
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   11-03-2012, 12:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By wookie
how about fruit kebabs? skewer small pieces of...

how about fruit kebabs? skewer small pieces of fruit like strawberry, grape, melon, pineapple in any combination on small bamboo skewers (or even toothpicks!) and serve. finished plates always! :)
 
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   10-31-2011, 07:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 294
Posted By wookie
Hi, we just moved to the Vienna, VA, area and...

Hi, we just moved to the Vienna, VA, area and I'm looking for stuff to do with my 2yo son while the 5yo is in school during the day. Is there a playgroup/get together for coffee etc. things already...
Forum: Personal Growth   09-23-2011, 03:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,349
Posted By wookie
sorry you're going thru this. it's time to let...

sorry you're going thru this. it's time to let this group of "friends" go. if they're planning things without you they're sending not-so-subtle signals which I think is rude but maybe they have...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-05-2011, 10:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 759
Posted By wookie
my son started JK last year at 4.5yo so I...

my son started JK last year at 4.5yo so I thought I'd chime in and give some perspective. now that we're a year in to traditional schooling I have to say that my now 5.5yo is still very much a part...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-03-2011, 07:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 17,592
Posted By wookie
My 5.5yo (and his friends) enjoy:   Ice Age:...

My 5.5yo (and his friends) enjoy:
 
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
The Incredibles
Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs
Lion King (1 & 2)
The Ant Bully
The Land Before Time series
 
I agree,...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   09-03-2011, 06:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 248
Posted By wookie
We're relocating to Tyson's corner, VA, pretty...

We're relocating to Tyson's corner, VA, pretty soon and I'm looking for private school recommendations for my K-aged son. Mamas in the area...help? we are on a company assignment for a short time...
Forum: Parenting   08-23-2011, 09:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 937
Posted By wookie
it's a tough situation to be in, mama, but...

it's a tough situation to be in, mama, but here's my 2 cents:
 
although we're not a girls are naturally this, boys are naturally that, sort of family, I have seen a change in ds1 as he's grown...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-20-2011, 04:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,005
Posted By wookie
um, i'm from india and no, it's not that no one...

um, i'm from india and no, it's not that no one thinks anything of it..it's just that if you see someone doing it walking by on the road you're not going to go up to them and say anything, yk? i...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-19-2011, 01:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,004
Posted By wookie
you all make great points. brainstorming with...

you all make great points. brainstorming with him is an awesome idea! it never struck me that he would need to be told what others may be feeling :duh. thanks ladies!
Forum: Learning at School   07-18-2011, 01:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,226
Posted By wookie
i would send her if she were mine. it sounds...

i would send her if she were mine. it sounds like she's ready and it's a half hour every day so you can still have lots of time at home with her. if you feel next year that she's too young for grade...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-17-2011, 05:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 666
Posted By wookie
will she fall asleep in the car? i remember...

will she fall asleep in the car? i remember driving around aimlessly every day at noon for about a month...come winter it might be easier to cut out the nap entirely.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-16-2011, 04:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,004
Posted By wookie
thanks for your thoughts, guys. i just need to...

thanks for your thoughts, guys. i just need to not be stressed out about what others think and help my little guy work through this.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-15-2011, 06:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,004
Posted By wookie
thanks, nelliekatz. instinctively, taking away...

thanks, nelliekatz. instinctively, taking away things feels not quite right to me either but i'm worried that if i keep thanking people on his behalf he will continue to count on me for taking care...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-15-2011, 05:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,004
Posted By wookie
ds is 5. he hates drawing attention to himself....

ds is 5. he hates drawing attention to himself. so, he hates saying sorry and thanks because it makes people acknowledge him. i try to make him say sorry if required but don't force it. but i would...
Forum: Games   02-06-2011, 02:38 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 1,366
Posted By wookie
Son, No Sense Admiring Boys.   TYRFS

Son, No Sense Admiring Boys.
 
TYRFS
Forum: Parenting   01-28-2011, 08:43 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,497
Posted By wookie
i think the double negative may have thrown that...

i think the double negative may have thrown that mama off. she may have read it as "it's never okay". her reaction seems to indicate that to me :shrug
Forum: Parenting   01-24-2011, 03:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,866
Posted By wookie
Thank you all for your replies. I've been...

Thank you all for your replies. I've been thinking and thinking and sometimes swing one way sometimes another. If I'm absolutely honest though the idea of having a newborn again fills me with dread....
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