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Forum: Breastfeeding   06-17-2014, 03:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 545
Posted By Nightwish
Did you see a lactation consultant? Some people...

Did you see a lactation consultant?
Some people are never able to pump; it would take me hours to pump one ounce of milk, but I breastfed for many years. How much you can pump is not a measure of...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-27-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 947
Posted By Nightwish
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Daffodil http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-25-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 947
Posted By Nightwish
I would have left ds alone for 15 min in the...

I would have left ds alone for 15 min in the situation you described.
8 yo are more capable than we believe they are.
As you said, many parents trust their kids to get to and from school by...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-15-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,871
Posted By Nightwish
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by curebaby http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1372745/anyone-else-with-birthday-party-anxiety/30#post_17609616)...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-13-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 578
Posted By Nightwish
I usually put dk in a couple of camps (a week of...

I usually put dk in a couple of camps (a week of hockey and a week on a farm), but other than that, just sleeping in, trjps to the beach or to the park, biking and enjoying the summer!
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-10-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 231
Posted By Nightwish
"Newmamalizzy, You can give the child some...

"Newmamalizzy, You can give the child some choice/sense of agency, without letting them choose whether to go outside. I would let my kid choose one thing (blue coat or red?, bubbles or ball?, walk...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-09-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 231
Posted By Nightwish
I wouldn't ask, I would tell him: we'rd going...

I wouldn't ask, I would tell him: we'rd going out in 10 min, do you need help putting your coat on or do you want to do it by yourself?
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-06-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By Nightwish
I would be happy that my child shows so much...

I would be happy that my child shows so much resilience, being able to bounce back after a big change. I am also impressed about how true to herself she is. You expect her to be upset because YOU...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-04-2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By Nightwish
Wow! You're awesome. A couple of years ago...

Wow! You're awesome.

A couple of years ago when dh stayed in hospital with 2yo dd who had pneumonia, he was doing a great job catching her vomit. He was beaming with pride when he told me how...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-02-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,871
Posted By Nightwish
Sorry you had poor attendance Neera. How does...

Sorry you had poor attendance Neera. How does your dd feel about having fewer kids than expected at her party? Ds couldn't care less. He doesn't even ask the kids if they are coming or not when he...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-31-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 167
Posted By Nightwish
If by keeping him active you mean what...

If by keeping him active you mean what activities to register him in, I wouldn't give him too many choices.. I know my 4 yo would be confused. I would just pick an activity that is offered in a...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-30-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,201
Posted By Nightwish
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by RomanGoddess http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1399506/will-my-dd-grow-up-to-be-flat-chested-like-me#post_17598362)
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Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-27-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,201
Posted By Nightwish
I would recommend you do something to deal with...

I would recommend you do something to deal with your own insecurities and not pass them on to your dd. People come in different shapes and sizes; some women are flat-chested and you know what? There...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-23-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 123
Posted By Nightwish
I would take him to a doctor.

I would take him to a doctor.
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-23-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 467
Posted By Nightwish
I also slept with both kids; they were both able...

I also slept with both kids; they were both able to fall asleep and sleep independently by 4 yo. No sleep training, no fights, no struggle.
They were ready.
Forum: Parents as Partners   03-18-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,003
Posted By Nightwish
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Triniity http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1398565/i-feel-like-breaking-up-but-cannot/30#post_17591743)
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Forum: Parents as Partners   03-17-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,003
Posted By Nightwish
Maybe you mentioned this, but can I ask, why are...

Maybe you mentioned this, but can I ask, why are you guys raising chicken? Did your dh have any input in raising animals or having a cat?
I'm only asking this because I know it's a huge...
Forum: Learning at School   03-15-2014, 01:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 477
Posted By Nightwish
My ds has 20/20 vision, but his eyes also don't...

My ds has 20/20 vision, but his eyes also don't work together (he has strabismus).
Actually it was his kindergarten teacher who helped us identify the problem, as she recommended all the kids get...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-11-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 214
Posted By Nightwish
I understand that feeling, btdt. The way I go...

I understand that feeling, btdt.
The way I go about teaching my kids to be safe is by practiing and quizzing them often of what to do in vrious situation.
First, we as parents have to do our...
Forum: Parents as Partners   03-10-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 376
Posted By Nightwish
Well-behaved does not mean docile and compliant....

Well-behaved does not mean docile and compliant.
I've met well-behaved, polite and respectful kids who were very autonomous and outspoken at the same time.
I don't see what's wrong with the term...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-05-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,185
Posted By Nightwish
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by therosyapple http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1397522/how-do-i-deal-with-the-defiance#post_17583901)

So...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-01-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 819
Posted By Nightwish
Take your wife with you to the boardgame event!

Take your wife with you to the boardgame event!
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   03-01-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By Nightwish
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by llwr http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1398187/ellyn-satter-and-forbidden-foods#post_17580735)
 Thanks,
 ...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   02-28-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By Nightwish
Ellyn's Satter was my saving grace when it comes...

Ellyn's Satter was my saving grace when it comes to feeding my kids.

Just wanted to mention that she actually recommends putting bread on the table with every meal. In all the cultures around the...
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-23-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 168
Posted By Nightwish
I never tandem nursed, but my milk would...

I never tandem nursed, but my milk would definitely not have dried up when nursing a 2.5 yo, if they had been away for a night or two.
My dk both weaned at 4 with very little help from my part, so...
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