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Forum: Gentle Discipline   Yesterday, 08:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By EnviroBecca
He is not too small to reason with. Just beware...

He is not too small to reason with. Just beware of bogging down in excessive reasoning at times when you need immediate compliance. At those times, stick to a single firm sentence repeated as...
Forum: Parenting   09-12-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 711
Posted By EnviroBecca
:Hug It's hard, isn't it? For me, it's...

:Hug It's hard, isn't it?

For me, it's crucial not to get so overwhelmed by things I "have to" do that I freak out and wind up unable to do much. 15 minutes on Sunday afternoon making a...
Forum: Women's Health   09-12-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By EnviroBecca
Try Vitamins B6 and E, and magnesium. Don't go...

Try Vitamins B6 and E, and magnesium. Don't go overboard with the vitamins as they can have side effects, but a couple times the Daily Value is okay. With magnesium, take it until you get diarrhea,...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-12-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 299
Posted By EnviroBecca
Some people are introverts, who thrive on being...

Some people are introverts, who thrive on being alone. Here's a great article on the subject:
http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2003/03/caring-for-your-introvert/302696/

I'm an...
Forum: Learning at School   09-12-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By EnviroBecca
I would believe his explanation of why he's doing...

I would believe his explanation of why he's doing it, and get him boxers or boxer-briefs in the largest feasible size. My son has always preferred these and also has strong feelings about having a...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-12-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 124
Posted By EnviroBecca
My daughter is 4 months old. I sleep with her...

My daughter is 4 months old. I sleep with her downstairs (http://articles.earthlingshandbook.org/2014/09/09/why-im-sleeping-in-the-dining-room/), while her father sleeps in our bedroom; as she gets...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-12-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 299
Posted By EnviroBecca
I think you handled it fine. You told them not...

I think you handled it fine. You told them not to do it but didn't over-react.

If they don't have a book that explains boy parts and girl parts, you might want to get one. Especially your...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-12-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 485
Posted By EnviroBecca
Is he wearing them only at home for "dress up"...

Is he wearing them only at home for "dress up" play? If so, I see nothing to worry about. It's no different from your daughter wanting to wear a tiger costume some of the time because it is fun to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-12-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Posted By EnviroBecca
Target has thick knit pants with a covered...

Target has thick knit pants with a covered elastic waistband in toddler sizes. Some are sweatsuit fleece and some are less fuzzy on the inside. They do NOT have elasticized ankles, so they look...
Forum: Learning at School   09-08-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,075
Posted By EnviroBecca
My son is in 4th grade. So far he has never been...

My son is in 4th grade. So far he has never been in any "activity" that would require a parent to take him somewhere on a regular basis. He has joined clubs that meet at the school after school, so...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-08-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 713
Posted By EnviroBecca
Have you tried having a family meeting where each...

Have you tried having a family meeting where each person presents his/her concerns and then you brainstorm solutions? Here's how my mom got me to put away my shoes when I was 6...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-08-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 530
Posted By EnviroBecca
We haven't dealt with this ourselves, but I think...

We haven't dealt with this ourselves, but I think "don't call attention to it" is the best strategy. My dad used to walk around naked a lot, and we co-slept sometimes, but until I read a book about...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-05-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 652
Posted By EnviroBecca
Of course you're entitled to your opinion and to...

Of course you're entitled to your opinion and to decide what you simply aren't willing to accept from your child. But my son at 2 would wake every 2 hours some nights--just to nurse and go back to...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-04-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 12,187
Posted By EnviroBecca
I don't know how "silly" this is, but it's kind...

I don't know how "silly" this is, but it's kind of weird...

I've been going to a New Moms' Coffee group that is pretty awesome, moderated by an expectant grandma. Almost every time the subject of...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   09-04-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By EnviroBecca
If that's the reason people mutilate their...

If that's the reason people mutilate their babies, they are misinformed about how to care for an intact boy. You just wipe off the exterior of the foreskin and move along! It's when the baby has AN...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-04-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 223
Posted By EnviroBecca
I have never had two nurslings at once, but I...

I have never had two nurslings at once, but I have a 4-month-old baby now, and my older child nursed until past 2 years old...and I have NEVER spent 18 hours a day lying in bed nursing unless I was...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-04-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By EnviroBecca
Absolutely, ask her about the reason and work on...

Absolutely, ask her about the reason and work on that. If it's nightmares, a "sleep guard" as Elizabeth suggested might work very well: Get a toy animal of a fierce species and explain that it will...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-03-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 652
Posted By EnviroBecca
Have you tried nursing him while lying on your...

Have you tried nursing him while lying on your side on the bed, then staying with him until he's been asleep at least 10 minutes, then quietly getting up? That is the only way I was able to put my...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   09-02-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 826
Posted By EnviroBecca
I see no reason why a vegetarian should need to...

I see no reason why a vegetarian should need to cook meat for other people to eat. Make vegetarian meals at home, and let family members choose what they want to eat when away from home. Talk with...
Forum: May 2014 Due Date Club   09-02-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 569
Posted By EnviroBecca
I'm glad Levi is better! I'm still...

I'm glad Levi is better! I'm still here...pumping at the keyboard and typing with one hand...have been back to work for a month!
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-29-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 382
Posted By EnviroBecca
I think that having her play in her room for a...

I think that having her play in her room for a while, and call you when she is ready to lie down, may be a very good solution and is certainly the first thing to try.

My son did not accept being...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-29-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 904
Posted By EnviroBecca
The article makes good points but would be more...

The article makes good points but would be more readable if you cleaned up the grammar. There are some awkward phrases, missing words, and a place where you said "perspective" when I think you meant...
Forum: Unschooling   08-29-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 657
Posted By EnviroBecca
I'm not an unschooler, but I saw this in the...

I'm not an unschooler, but I saw this in the Recent Threads. I'm replying because I also have a 9-year-old son who's very defiant at times, I've also had the experience of his over-the-top...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-29-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 885
Posted By EnviroBecca
:Hug This kind of thing is so hard, and it's...

:Hug This kind of thing is so hard, and it's worse when you have a baby to think of, too! My partner and I have been through a number of rough times, and so far we're still together after 20...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-27-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 12,187
Posted By EnviroBecca
GaleWinds, I had a college boyfriend ask me if I...

GaleWinds, I had a college boyfriend ask me if I would be able to feed a baby! I just said, "Sure, my mom did!" and let it go. But obviously I haven't forgotten. :angry
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