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Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-17-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 12
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Posted By mommy68
As long as YOU as mommy know that the baby isn't...

As long as YOU as mommy know that the baby isn't in a soiled diaper, hungry or sick then a little crying will not hurt them sometimes. But if she is a sensitive baby that is a whole other situation...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-17-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 272
Posted By mommy68
My 12 yr old 7th grader has never been much of a...

My 12 yr old 7th grader has never been much of a writer. She will write only if she has to for school work and when she writes it's still kind of sloppy. She has very little patience and rushes...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-17-2015, 05:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 467
Posted By mommy68
I'm sorry to hear you are having troubles. :( I'm...

I'm sorry to hear you are having troubles. :( I'm not any help probably because we parent differently.

My children have never been allowed to stay up past a certain time at night. We have always...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-17-2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 312
Posted By mommy68
My youngest child is 5 and I plan to home school...

My youngest child is 5 and I plan to home school her in the fall. But right now she enjoys workbooks and having me print stuff out on the computer for her to color and cut. She loves using scissors...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-17-2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 198
Posted By mommy68
She is most likely constipated. My 5 yr old says...

She is most likely constipated. My 5 yr old says her butt hurts when she is constipated and even gets to the point of crying it hurts her so bad. I would suggest feeding her foods that encourage her...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-17-2015, 05:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 97
Posted By mommy68
It's probably just me but my first thought would...

It's probably just me but my first thought would have been to call the surgeon or doctor and talk to them about this and have our child seen, not post about it on a mothering forum. But that's just...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-17-2015, 05:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 412
Posted By mommy68
She's just building up her immunity is what it...

She's just building up her immunity is what it sounds like to me. Do you use any vitamins or natural supplements in your home? My children take silver daily, pure iodine drops, vitamin D, K, C and if...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-17-2015, 05:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 265
Posted By mommy68
I will let my 5 yr old use her sister's iPod and...

I will let my 5 yr old use her sister's iPod and play preschool games some nights before bed and she's ready to go to sleep after just a few minutes of playing. I just make sure she is bathed, in her...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-17-2015, 05:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 265
Posted By mommy68
I think once the baby is here and you get busy...

I think once the baby is here and you get busy with the baby that your daughter will just learn to go to sleep on her own. They have a way of changing with the things that are changing around them....
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-17-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 581
Posted By mommy68
Good points. My 5 yr old daughter likes to...

Good points.

My 5 yr old daughter likes to do stuff that is generally thought of as 'boy stuff' too. She likes legos, army men, match box cars, trains, playing in the dirt, being outdoors for...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-17-2015, 05:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 581
Posted By mommy68
My son didn't want specific types of dolls but he...

My son didn't want specific types of dolls but he was our firstborn and he was an only child for the first 7 years of his life. He had dolls in his toy box, legos, blocks, play food, a play kitchen,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-17-2015, 05:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 315
Posted By mommy68
For all of my children the year they turned 5 had...

For all of my children the year they turned 5 had a lot of changes in it. You will start to see your child mature in a lot of ways this year.
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-17-2015, 05:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 315
Posted By mommy68
When your child says hurtful things I would take...

When your child says hurtful things I would take a moment to sit them to the side and talk to them about feelings and tell them they are hurting your feelings. I have to do that with my 5 yr old...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-17-2015, 05:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 140
Posted By mommy68
The age of 2 is a hard one for not getting naps...

The age of 2 is a hard one for not getting naps in. I'd say if you have errands to run each day to run them around the time they need to sleep a bit and that way even if the child gets 20-30 minutes...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-17-2015, 04:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,210
Posted By mommy68
I don't know your whole situation like if you...

I don't know your whole situation like if you homeschool or if your child is in school or not, but I'm going through the same thing right now. In fact, I could have written your post except my child...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-17-2015, 04:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By mommy68
I did the survey but really don't apply either....

I did the survey but really don't apply either. My daughter gets after school care through her private school and her school goes from grades pre-K4 up to 12th grade and any child can go to child...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-17-2015, 04:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 305
Posted By mommy68
I agree with this. My daughter had pimples around...

I agree with this. My daughter had pimples around the age of 10.5-11 but didn't get breasts or hair under her arms and such until she was 11. She started her period right after turning 12.

Do you...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-17-2015, 04:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By mommy68
12 yr olds that are distant

I never would have thought my 12 yr old, my DAUGHTER at that, would get to the point of shutting me out of her life. I used to home school her, we were super close and talked about everything up...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-09-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,576
Posted By mommy68
when my children were that age I would use...

when my children were that age I would use swaddling blankets that fastened around them and baby gowns.
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-09-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 955
Posted By mommy68
My now 12 yr old daughter was a tough baby. She...

My now 12 yr old daughter was a tough baby. She was colicky for the first 18 months of her life. She would cry sometimes for days at a time and I wouldn't get any sleep. Nothing would soothe her. I...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-09-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 262
Posted By mommy68
My children are all 7 years apart in age (ages...

My children are all 7 years apart in age (ages 19, 12 and 5) and my oldest two children each stopped co-sleeping between 6-7 years of age while I was pregnant with the next one. My youngest is now 5...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   10-01-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,229
Posted By mommy68
I actually disagree. I think as parents and...

I actually disagree. I think as parents and humans we should know how to decide for ourselves what age is appropriate for our own child to do things in life without us as they grow up. Why do some...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   10-01-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,229
Posted By mommy68
I agree with you. All of my children have...

I agree with you.

All of my children have had times where they played outdoors alone and were very young at the time. It depends a lot on where you live as to how dangerous it could be. Usually...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   10-01-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 536
Posted By mommy68
Since he's away from you all day I would...

Since he's away from you all day I would definitely do the 20-30 minutes of time with him before moving on to doing something for yourself whether it be work or personal or even dinner. All kids have...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   10-01-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 357
Posted By mommy68
work at home

Maybe it's just my age but I've worked at home since 2000 and homeschooled and used school outside the home over the years for the oldest two children, now the oldest is graduated and working and my...
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