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Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-22-2011, 09:44 AM
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Posted By sunnmama
Every time I've been pregnant, some random MAN...

Every time I've been pregnant, some random MAN has asked me if I am before I knew I was.
 
First time, it was a casual acquaintance at a dinner party.  No!  Not pregnant!  Why would you ask...
Forum: Learning at School   02-17-2011, 09:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 649
Posted By sunnmama
 Have you approached the teacher...



Have you approached the teacher specifically about the contradiction in the messages below? 
 
I'd first concentrate on making the issue clear.  Is the work too difficult, or is just too...
Forum: Learning at School   02-17-2011, 07:03 AM
Replies: 13
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Posted By sunnmama
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Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-15-2010, 06:48 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,978
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Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-15-2010, 05:38 AM
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Views: 1,978
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Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-13-2010, 05:46 AM
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Views: 1,978
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Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-12-2010, 11:06 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,978
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Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-07-2010, 05:25 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,978
Posted By sunnmama
 No, not porn!...

 No, not porn! http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/ROTFLMAO.gif
 
I dunno.  I'm sure I'm overthinking.  My parents were odd when it came to music, books, movies, and art.  They were sort of...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-06-2010, 12:28 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,978
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Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-06-2010, 07:46 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,978
Posted By sunnmama
I assume my kids will listen to our music as...

I assume my kids will listen to our music as teens, just as I listened to my parents' music.   My dd is musical (plays guitar and writes songs at 9), and she is already open to many genres of...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-05-2010, 05:34 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,978
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Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-04-2010, 11:05 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,978
Posted By sunnmama
I'm loving all the responses and experiences...

I'm loving all the responses and experiences shared, but I'm not sure that I've been clear about my concern. 
 
I'm not looking to censor what my kids listen to, esp as teens.  I'll admit I...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-04-2010, 07:07 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,978
Posted By sunnmama
 I agree, and it is the "less hidden"...



I agree, and it is the "less hidden" aspect of my music that concerns me as dd gets older.  I didn't necessarily understand the rawer themes of my parents music at 13 (or I could rationalize...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-03-2010, 04:17 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,978
Posted By sunnmama
Ack...can't quote....so I'll copy and paste.... ...

Ack...can't quote....so I'll copy and paste....
 
Dar:When your kids are teens, whatever you listen to will be considered hopelessly dated and uncool.... the same way you felt about Simon and...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-03-2010, 10:44 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,978
Posted By sunnmama
I'm just curious how this tends to play out.  My...

I'm just curious how this tends to play out.  My oldest is only 9, so we aren't there yet, but how do teens respond to the realization that their parents listen edgy music?
 
It kind of hit me...
Forum: Learning at School   11-23-2010, 12:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,594
Posted By sunnmama
I don't know if dd has any classmates that still...

I don't know if dd has any classmates that still believe, but I'd definitely make sure he's "in on the fun" at this point. 
 
Why not ask him if he wants to help you do some "Santa work" and...
Forum: Parenting   11-23-2010, 07:28 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 8,882
Posted By sunnmama
 The kid's problem?  That perspective seems...



The kid's problem?  That perspective seems to lack understanding and empathy. 
 
So, if the child is stressed because of problems at home or school, they should deal with that alone?  If the...
Forum: Parenting   11-23-2010, 06:14 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 8,882
Posted By sunnmama
 The problem is, precocious verbal skills...



The problem is, precocious verbal skills do not mean a child has emotional development beyond that of the typical toddler or preschooler.  I think a lot of parents ::::raising hand:::::...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-22-2010, 09:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 888
Posted By sunnmama
We eventually sought counseling for our...

We eventually sought counseling for our explosive dd when she was 6 and we absolutely hit a crisis, but I wish we'd found some help earlier! 
 
I see you are in NC.  We are too, in theTriangle. ...
Forum: Learning at School   11-22-2010, 07:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 460
Posted By sunnmama
Our school requires all visitors to check in...

Our school requires all visitors to check in with the office and get a visitor's badge.  After that, I can go eat lunch with my child or meet her for the book fair--things like that. 
 
The...
Forum: Parenting   11-22-2010, 05:50 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,961
Posted By sunnmama
My 9 yo dd is far more interested in baby dolls...

My 9 yo dd is far more interested in baby dolls now than she was at preschool age.  I remember being interested in baby dolls at her age, too, moreso than younger ages.  It's crossed my mind that...
Forum: Parenting   11-21-2010, 08:35 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,386
Posted By sunnmama
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Forum: Parenting   11-21-2010, 03:21 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 8,882
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Forum: Parenting   11-21-2010, 10:59 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 8,882
Posted By sunnmama
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Forum: Learning at School   11-21-2010, 07:06 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,217
Posted By sunnmama
No.  My dd enjoys more success and less...

No.  My dd enjoys more success and less frustration with someone other than a parent in the "teacher" role.  She also enjoys me more as a parent (and I enjoy her more!) when someone else is in...
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