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Forum: Learning at School   06-19-2009, 10:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 606
Posted By LunaMom
Quote: Originally Posted by Fuamami...

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Originally Posted by Fuamami http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13961582)
I do think the wording is a little strange,...
Forum: Learning at School   06-18-2009, 09:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 606
Posted By LunaMom
Thanks for putting your fingers right on what...

Thanks for putting your fingers right on what was bothering me - I couldn't quite verbalize it yesterday, but yes, it is as though she feels that somehow being inclusive undermines traditional...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-17-2009, 05:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,553
Posted By LunaMom
Questions relating to sex are answered as they...

Questions relating to sex are answered as they are asked, for the most part.

Sexual violence is a whole other story. I am not comfortable with DD watching the news or even reading parts of the...
Forum: Learning at School   06-17-2009, 04:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 606
Posted By LunaMom
DD's school has an annual Father's Day...

DD's school has an annual Father's Day breakfast, and this year the parents organizing it chose to call it Breakfast of Champions and say it is for "your child and the special man in his/her life."...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-15-2009, 03:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By LunaMom
Quote: Originally Posted by sbgrace...

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Originally Posted by sbgrace http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13941308)
In general I think it's better not to say...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-15-2009, 03:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 18,042
Posted By LunaMom
Quote: Originally Posted by karne...

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Originally Posted by karne http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13933926)
Some friends of dd's have watched Mama Mia and...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-15-2009, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By LunaMom
Thank you for your thoughts, LynnS6. I will take...

Thank you for your thoughts, LynnS6. I will take a look in the library - I think I've seen "The Out-of-Sync Child" there on the shelves.

He definitely is capable of getting his own clothes from...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-15-2009, 11:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By LunaMom
I have some concern about my nephew who turned 7...

I have some concern about my nephew who turned 7 in February, and was hoping for some perspective. He has some issues that don't necessarily seem related but I wonder if they can be all part of...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-10-2008, 03:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 645
Posted By LunaMom
I know what you mean. It really stinks when the...

I know what you mean. It really stinks when the last ten minutes or so before you bid your child goodbye at the school bus stop or the school door is filled with tension. My otherwise delightful...
Forum: Parents as Partners   01-09-2008, 07:49 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 692
Posted By LunaMom
DH snores. I sleep with foam earplugs and a...

DH snores. I sleep with foam earplugs and a noise machine. Saved our marriage! For those who say earplugs don't work, you really have to insert them properly. If they aren't inserted deeply enough...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-09-2008, 07:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,064
Posted By LunaMom
Just curious, granolalight, in case I ever have...

Just curious, granolalight, in case I ever have to deal with lice again, for how long did you do the conditioner/comb thing? And about how long would you say it took each time? DD's hair is long and...
Forum: Natural Body Care   01-09-2008, 07:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By LunaMom
Yes, I do have a basement, and it isn't finished...

Yes, I do have a basement, and it isn't finished and kind of creepy! It's not too cluttered, though, and I've peeked around and I haven't seen droppings or shredded paper (mice do that, right?), and...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-09-2008, 02:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 825
Posted By LunaMom
I don't know if my dd's experience with her...

I don't know if my dd's experience with her first preschool matches yours, but something in your post sounded familiar to me and I had to reply.

DD never seemed unwilling to go to school, but she...
Forum: Learning at School   01-09-2008, 01:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 641
Posted By LunaMom
I'm pretty indifferent to the character ed...

I'm pretty indifferent to the character ed program in dd's school. I figure that's DH's and my job. I don't think thse programs can really hurt, but there is one exception, mentioned by someone else...
Forum: Natural Body Care   01-09-2008, 12:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By LunaMom
Every once in while, there is a dead mouse on my...

Every once in while, there is a dead mouse on my driveway. Just laying there like it had a heart attack or something.

Now, we have had 3 mouse-in-the-house situations in the past. One was at...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-09-2008, 12:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,064
Posted By LunaMom
Another vote for olive oil here. DD picked...

Another vote for olive oil here.

DD picked up head lice at camp this past summer, and it was a nightmare. Every time I thought they were gone I'd get a nasty surprise while doing her hair one...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-09-2008, 12:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 946
Posted By LunaMom
I agree with the poster who said you can't...

I agree with the poster who said you can't compare Barbies with Bratz dolls. I understand people's objections to Barbie because her body isn't realistic, but if you disregard her giant boobs and...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-09-2008, 11:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By LunaMom
Thanks for the replies so far. Because I'm...

Thanks for the replies so far.

Because I'm kind of a chicken about having a conversation like this with SIL, I tried it out on MIL first, just to see if perhaps she had noticed these things about...
Forum: Parenting   01-08-2008, 07:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,793
Posted By LunaMom
I voted no. DD (9) hasn't been invited to...

I voted no.

DD (9) hasn't been invited to any yet, but at the moment there are only two families I would say yes to. If I don't know all the members of the household pretty well, no way. I guess...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-02-2008, 08:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By LunaMom
Hi all - I hope someone here can help me decide...

Hi all - I hope someone here can help me decide if I need to gently suggest to SIL that her son should be screened for speech and OT at school.

He is almost 6 and in kindergarten in a private...
Forum: Learning at School   10-03-2006, 08:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 502
Posted By LunaMom
...anyone?

...anyone?
Forum: Learning at School   09-30-2006, 09:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,207
Posted By LunaMom
I think that you should get a huge group of...

I think that you should get a huge group of parents together and put some pressure on the school to change this.

In a good school with a good library staff, library time really fosters a love of...
Forum: Learning at School   09-30-2006, 09:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 502
Posted By LunaMom
My daughter just started second grade this year....

My daughter just started second grade this year. She has never, and I mean NEVER, had any separartion anxiety whatsoever, even when she was a toddler. She has never been afraid of new situations and...
Forum: Learning at School   08-30-2006, 04:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 411
Posted By LunaMom
Wow, that is a very long day for a...

Wow, that is a very long day for a kindergartener. Does the school day really start at 7:30???

Honestly, I would just let him do his lessons in school and see how it goes. I imagine it's only a...
Forum: Learning at School   08-30-2006, 04:37 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,333
Posted By LunaMom
I also dislike the idea of students grading each...

I also dislike the idea of students grading each others' work. I taught for six years and never did this. Lots of kids want their grades to be kept private - including some with top grades. I think...
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