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Forum: The Childhood Years   07-12-2010, 02:12 PM
Replies: 255
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Posted By jlobe
Quote: I personally stop to say thank you to...

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I personally stop to say thank you to people because it pulls me out of my own little world. I could be a jerk and not say TY, but I worry that people will feel less human if I don't. I...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-11-2010, 10:03 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 7,116
Posted By jlobe
I understand what you are saying. i do believe...

I understand what you are saying. i do believe that I can acknowledge the emotion causing my child to say hurtful things and be a safe place to have the conversation; however, I do feel it's...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-11-2010, 06:05 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 7,116
Posted By jlobe
OK, I would be curious as the the age of OP...

OK, I would be curious as the the age of OP kids. I know my views on this have changed as my children have gotten older and the number of kids increased. My DD is 6 now and DS is 4 and I think there...
Forum: Parenting   04-27-2010, 12:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 990
Posted By jlobe
Not speaking to the breathing/convulsing.... but...

Not speaking to the breathing/convulsing.... but the fear that brought it on is pretty normal for this age group. at about 5 my daughter became scared of things, couldn't fall asleep on her own and...
Forum: Parenting   04-21-2010, 10:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 388
Posted By jlobe
I used to work for the Kidney Foundation and we...

I used to work for the Kidney Foundation and we had alot of people get this credit. like the pp said, download the forms, take them to your doctor because she/he has to fill out certain sections and...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-19-2010, 06:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,659
Posted By jlobe
My DD is 5 and would be way too scary... In...

My DD is 5 and would be way too scary...

In my mind there is a world of great books and movies that are more age and temperment appropriate for my kids and eventually they will love the Harry...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-08-2010, 07:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,189
Posted By jlobe
Mine does - but my 5yo DD has quite the temper....

Mine does - but my 5yo DD has quite the temper. It re-emerged at 4yo and is now abating a bit as she is learning some impulse control. I believe it is quite developmentally appropriate.
Forum: Parenting   02-05-2010, 05:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,037
Posted By jlobe
I have 5yo DD and I find it to be quite trying...

I have 5yo DD and I find it to be quite trying sometime. And like you, for some reasons I feel more enraged by her reactions than I do her 3yo DD. Partly it's because she seems so much older than...
Forum: Parenting   01-08-2010, 07:55 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 9,315
Posted By jlobe
I haven't read all the posts, sorry if I'm...

I haven't read all the posts, sorry if I'm repeating .....

I have a 5 and 3 year old and both me and my kids have benefitted from older kids working hard at playing together in a public...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-11-2009, 08:22 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,119
Posted By jlobe
I haven't read all the responses, But.... ...

I haven't read all the responses, But....

We don't buy Disney Princess or Barbie stuff for DD (5). We also don't watch the shows...
Reasons - the portrayal of women is one reason, but for me a...
Forum: Parenting   12-05-2009, 02:19 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,792
Posted By jlobe
I haven't read all the posts but i just want to...

I haven't read all the posts but i just want to say that there is a value to gift giving and gift receiving and I think Christmas is a great time to practice that. It doesn't have to be elaborate,...
Forum: Parenting   12-01-2009, 05:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 467
Posted By jlobe
I also think different kids require different...

I also think different kids require different levels of activity, and so do different parents. I would also echo what journeymom said about working through boredom being ok. My daughter who at 3 was...
Forum: Parenting   11-13-2009, 06:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 434
Posted By jlobe
Quote: Are you familiar with the White Poppy...

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Are you familiar with the White Poppy campaign? It's worn by pacifists who want to remember the fallen, but also express a hope for the end of all wars.
I do remember this. Our family is...
Forum: Parenting   10-16-2009, 04:54 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,725
Posted By jlobe
Has stood the test of time for us... (DD5, DS3) ...

Has stood the test of time for us... (DD5, DS3)

-Dress up clothes, blankets, assorted household items, laundry baskets http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif...
Forum: Parenting   10-16-2009, 04:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 551
Posted By jlobe
Mostly one 30 minute video a day... . when kids...

Mostly one 30 minute video a day... . when kids or mom is sick or dad is travelling we do a bit extra (my kids are 3 and 5).

One idea - we do the cd/picture book combo and once DD turned three I...
Forum: Parenting   10-13-2009, 10:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,293
Posted By jlobe
Hi... We tell Christmas stories from around...

Hi...

We tell Christmas stories from around the world. Santa comes from Saint Nicholas (which is a much better Christmas story than Santa). They are all magical stories and we enjoy them as...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   10-10-2009, 12:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,155
Posted By jlobe
Thanks for all you great ideas.... I now have...

Thanks for all you great ideas.... I now have gift for everyone for my entire budget of $30!!

http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif
Forum: Parenting   10-09-2009, 12:21 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 8,008
Posted By jlobe
Just wanted to say that I think the OP is...

Just wanted to say that I think the OP is handling this thread really well.... I might feel defensive by the amount of debate that has come come from it......
Forum: Parenting   10-07-2009, 04:43 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 8,008
Posted By jlobe
If it was me... I'd talk to the mom about the...

If it was me... I'd talk to the mom about the child who is really all over the food as a parenting issue....

" When X comes over, she really wants snacks/food and I don't know what your policy is...
Forum: Parenting   10-07-2009, 03:51 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 8,375
Posted By jlobe
As pp has said, candy is still food.... farmers...

As pp has said, candy is still food.... farmers produce corn to make high fructose corn syrup,...chocolate is harvested by some of the poorest people in the world... to throw away their efforts...
Forum: Parenting   10-06-2009, 12:58 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,360
Posted By jlobe
See, difficult for me is my emotional response...

See, difficult for me is my emotional response to their behavior. Their behaviors may be the similar but the manner in which they have them triggers an emotional response in me. Example, DD (5) is...
Forum: Parenting   09-21-2009, 05:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,176
Posted By jlobe
Out family's pacifist beliefs are part of our...

Out family's pacifist beliefs are part of our religious beliefs. Our children are taught those as part of who we are. If, as adults they choose a different path I will be disappointed; however, I...
Forum: Parenting   09-21-2009, 02:27 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,135
Posted By jlobe
With kids all information is vulnerable to...

With kids all information is vulnerable to interpretation or disclosure...

We gave DS (5) the info wrt intercourse and bodies prior to school partly because I wanted to make sure the info came...
Forum: Parenting   09-21-2009, 02:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,724
Posted By jlobe
[QUOTE=peachsara;14413707] I would say...

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I would say something to the effect of: "Thank you for your concern. I know that you have our best interests at heart. I'm just so grateful for my little girl and want to...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-18-2009, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 305
Posted By jlobe
I have found 4 to be a tough time for DD.......

I have found 4 to be a tough time for DD.... she's 5 now and things are calming down a bit. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif

She started having temper tantrums, and...
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