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Forum: The Childhood Years   03-02-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By Grover
Why not just explain the situation to him and do...

Why not just explain the situation to him and do as others have suggested? One more minor acknowledgement/presents/something special for the 'date'....and one with the three of you later. He could...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-18-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 646
Posted By Grover
I'll have a go.   It might end up being a...

I'll have a go.
 
It might end up being a discussion about semantics though - punishment versus 'discipline'.
 
1. Have no idea really. The words gentle discipline resonate with me, but to-date,...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-18-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,273
Posted By Grover
Hi there,   Really appreciate your reply -...

Hi there,
 
Really appreciate your reply - and look forward to the thread/discussion. I find it a terribly difficult concept generally, as she is my first and only....and on her part, she is a...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-18-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,273
Posted By Grover
FisherFamily,   I think your post with...

FisherFamily,
 
I think your post with points above is inspiring. I have similar issues with my 3.5 year old. Defiance, plus also much shouting and emotional distress. She also seems to be SO...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-18-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By Grover
Thanks for the above. Somewhere deep inside...

Thanks for the above. Somewhere deep inside myself I know I'm worrying far too much. But on the other hand....if there's mischief to be made...our LO will make it, in spades! I guess I have to...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-16-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By Grover
...Addendum...   Appreciate that lots of...

...Addendum...
 
Appreciate that lots of folks here are co-sleepers, or start off that way - thus the cot-to-bed thing maybe not so easy to answer.
But am assuming co-sleepers end up in big beds...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-16-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 448
Posted By Grover
Cool.   So my plan is:   1. Get proper...

Cool.
 
So my plan is:
 
1. Get proper shampooing done via laundry sink and lying down.
2. Use some nice natural oil (just a tiny bit) in an atomiser or sprayer mixed with water for...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-15-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By Grover
Hi folks,   Feel like I'm always here asking...

Hi folks,
 
Feel like I'm always here asking for advice (and I haven't even posted about our most recent fearsome threesome adventures, gah)....here I go again. 
 
Big bed stuff.
 
Our girl is...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-15-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 448
Posted By Grover
Gosh. Thanks for all the great advice. I...

Gosh. Thanks for all the great advice.
I realise my first task will be to get proper compliance when washing - but the lying down on a bench is a great idea...we have a laundry tub and bench that...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-14-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 448
Posted By Grover
Have only got a microsecond - will reply...

Have only got a microsecond - will reply properly another time....just wanted to say THANKS for those ideas, both of you. Interesting!
Also - I did mean comb really, rather than brushing.....but...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-14-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 448
Posted By Grover
Hi there, I have straight hair (ahem). ...

Hi there,


I have straight hair (ahem).

3.5 year old daughter has wild, curly, ringletty hair (from her father).
Firstly - I have not figured out a good way to wash it....she hates water in...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-27-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 481
Posted By Grover
Hi again,   I just wanted to jot down some...

Hi again,
 
I just wanted to jot down some thoughts....
 
Quote:
I think this is exactly what I'm afraid of, which is why I'm looking for ways to help her cope.  I'd really like to help her...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-21-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 537
Posted By Grover
Mine is way to young to be considering all this...

Mine is way to young to be considering all this - but great thread - really interesting!
 
Am curious as to your own experiences as children. Life has changed a lot it seems. I was at home alone...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-21-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 204
Posted By Grover
I think katelove's advice is spot on.   As...

I think katelove's advice is spot on.
 
As for normal - I have distinct memories of such from when I was your daughters age. Some do, some don't I'm sure. All in the spectrum of normal I think. I...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-21-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 481
Posted By Grover
Hi newmammalizzy,   I have zero advice for...

Hi newmammalizzy,
 
I have zero advice for you. But please take an internet hug:
 
I'm going to sub again like your other threads, because I can't help feel our children are very, very similar....
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-21-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By Grover
Thanks fullofhope - what I find interesting...

Thanks fullofhope - what I find interesting about your reply is the you 'never giving in' bit. I/we have a problem with that I think...which is how we find ourselves in a position where some of...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-17-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By Grover
Hi folks,     Our DD is nearly 3.5. We...

Hi folks,
 
 
Our DD is nearly 3.5. We sort of got through the monster-three-year old phase alive (kind of) - but there are some lingering bad habits that we helped to facilitate that I'd like to...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-20-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 307
Posted By Grover
http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1392020/3-ye...

http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1392020/3-year-old-raging-upset-how-to-help-with-emotional-expression/40#post_17530909
 
Here's my journey thus far, into the crazy of 'three'.
 
Eeek.
 ...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-20-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,668
Posted By Grover
Update:   Have got zero time - so will have...

Update:
 
Have got zero time - so will have to be brief:
 
Much improvement in our house with the LO. No meltdowns like the 'stretch my arm out' one above since I last posted (hurrah).
We're...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-14-2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 236
Posted By Grover
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by newmamalizzy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-13-2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 236
Posted By Grover
Smoothie idea lasted one morning - she doesn't...

Smoothie idea lasted one morning - she doesn't want smoothies anymore.
She's a fussy critter.
 
I think (unfortunately) we are concluding it is a combo of sometimes not getting enough sleep - but...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-07-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 464
Posted By Grover
We're making this decision too at the mo - and I...

We're making this decision too at the mo - and I think we're going to go with a bit of Santa...but making sure she knows he is fictional - i.e. he's a story character...and then all the traditions...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-07-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 236
Posted By Grover
Hi folks,     Quick question.   How...

Hi folks,
 
 
Quick question.
 
How many hours between your little one's eating dinner and then eating breakfast?
 
Ours is currently eating dinner very early 4.45pm (6.15pm bedtime) - Awake...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-07-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Posted By Grover
We are still at a loss as to how she could have...

We are still at a loss as to how she could have dropped 1.5 hours (sometimes more) sleep in just a couple of months (!)
 
Nights when she goes to sleep a little later, she still wakes at the awful...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-07-2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 421
Posted By Grover
Sounds like my MIL, who 'invades' our house...

Sounds like my MIL, who 'invades' our house whenever she wants (is just about to for two weeks around Xmas) - brings three million inappropriate toys for LO...*says* she's mostly coming to visit...
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