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Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-09-2010, 05:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,068
Posted By Alexander
PennyRoo. For me, you are obviously the norm....

PennyRoo. For me, you are obviously the norm. And if that is not the norm, then it should be. Certainly what you are doing in allowing a child to develop uninterrupted at what you think are...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-08-2010, 12:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,068
Posted By Alexander
well, we started by doing the jobs with the...

well, we started by doing the jobs with the kids. This helped them slide into doing independently.

Now 11 & 14. They hang up the washing. clear the table. pick the tomatos and berries. make...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-08-2010, 12:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 587
Posted By Alexander
Quote: Originally Posted by flower01...

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Originally Posted by flower01 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15597786)
Can anyone help me with a good phrase he can...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-06-2010, 11:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,741
Posted By Alexander
This question depends so much on your child,...

This question depends so much on your child, their maturity, type and their ability to manage themselves socially.

In January, I banned ALL child sourced computer games and ALL youtube due to the...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-12-2010, 12:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,462
Posted By Alexander
Quote: Originally Posted by LynnS6...

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Originally Posted by LynnS6 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15508895)
Children were given a bulb to squeeze (or a...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-11-2010, 12:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,462
Posted By Alexander
Yeah? It can get worse after it gets better!! ...

Yeah? It can get worse after it gets better!!

Mine are 10 and 14, and both are steadily becoming deaf!http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-11-2010, 12:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 493
Posted By Alexander
first, hugs to you. . . . Of course, I...

first, hugs to you. . . .

Of course, I don't know what else, if anything is going on, (recently moved? changed school?), but given all things are =, here are some ideas:

1) It's a phase.
...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-10-2010, 10:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 573
Posted By Alexander
oh! BellinghamCrunchie... I think I love you. ...

oh! BellinghamCrunchie... I think I love you.

The only thing I'd add is interdiction.

Adults should be "tuned in" to what is going on in the room. I don't mean that they should be...
Forum: Dads   06-10-2010, 10:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,732
Posted By Alexander
Quote: Originally Posted by justKate...

Quote:
Originally Posted by justKate http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15505260)


Maybe Huz doesn't want her in the bath...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-07-2010, 11:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,743
Posted By Alexander
Quote: Originally Posted by olien...

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Originally Posted by olien http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15490698)



I got the UP video a yr ago for us...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-04-2010, 12:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 705
Posted By Alexander
Sighhhh! Ahhh! Chemicals! Sorry, I agree...

Sighhhh! Ahhh! Chemicals!

Sorry, I agree with nextcommercial. This is a crush.

Maybe worth having a little word with the young man (appologise for the phases she is going thru, no need to feel...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-04-2010, 12:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,031
Posted By Alexander
Quote: Originally Posted by FatherOf2...

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Originally Posted by FatherOf2 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15480266)
Solely performance based child rearing is a...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-03-2010, 09:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,743
Posted By Alexander
Echoing some of the comment above, "don't beat...

Echoing some of the comment above, "don't beat yourself up".

Hitting any child shows a deep lack of understanding of parenting and the roles and responsibilities of adults and roles and abilities...
Forum: Dads   06-03-2010, 09:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,732
Posted By Alexander
Quote: Originally Posted by FatherOf2...

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Originally Posted by FatherOf2 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15475849)
gnomes

hahahahaha too funny!
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-27-2010, 01:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 481
Posted By Alexander
Quote: Originally Posted by BetsyNY...

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Originally Posted by BetsyNY http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15442271)
Folks have said that before....I just don't...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-27-2010, 12:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,519
Posted By Alexander
Horrid! The Ezzo philosphy pops up like a...

Horrid!

The Ezzo philosphy pops up like a many headed hydra.

Those that promote it should be ashamed of themselves.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-26-2010, 11:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,623
Posted By Alexander
Quote: Originally Posted by lyra1977...

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Originally Posted by lyra1977 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15387932)
Oh, man. I struggled with this issue with my...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-26-2010, 11:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,063
Posted By Alexander
don't do swim lessons...

don't do swim lessons http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-26-2010, 11:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,094
Posted By Alexander
I remember this! We took more time. Tough...

I remember this!

We took more time. Tough sometimes, but we followed her around a bit in the store or where-ever. (didn't always work)

Then we involved her by asking her for the things on the...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-26-2010, 12:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 679
Posted By Alexander
Prolly you have done the 'get down to her level...

Prolly you have done the 'get down to her level and look her in the eye' bit.... and the calm 'Mum and dad don't want you to do that, do you understand' bit right?

Have you done the 'if you do...
Forum: Dads   05-26-2010, 11:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,732
Posted By Alexander
Never wear a bathing suit! I didn't. If you hide...

Never wear a bathing suit! I didn't. If you hide what is what is natural, the more intense (and in my view, unhealthy) the curiosity.

If she has Qs, answer them honestly and flatly. No poking...
Forum: Dads   05-26-2010, 11:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,666
Posted By Alexander
I have a couple of bees in my bonnet: 1)...

I have a couple of bees in my bonnet:

1) spanking children (instead of listening to, and reasoning with them)

2) the misuse of indutrialised education in an information world

This site gave...
Forum: Unschooling   09-15-2009, 09:40 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,036
Posted By Alexander
Quote: Originally Posted by 4evermom...

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Originally Posted by 4evermom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14379271)
What is ASC?

Autistic Spectrum Condition...
Forum: Unschooling   09-14-2009, 12:25 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,036
Posted By Alexander
Random thoughts I have found that an...

Random thoughts

I have found that an unschooling environment, either at home, or at an unschool, is the very best place for children with mild ASC. It helps of course if there are staff that know...
Forum: Unschooling   09-14-2009, 12:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 826
Posted By Alexander
Quote: Originally Posted by nurnur...

Quote:
Originally Posted by nurnur http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14344268)
So many things are floating thru my head, and...
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