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Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-03-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 681
Posted By NiteNicole
Have you ever checked her blood sugar (or yours)...

Have you ever checked her blood sugar (or yours) during these crashes? Because that's not something to blow off. I hear a lot of people throw around "blood sugar crash" who have never actually...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-02-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 513
Posted By NiteNicole
Their kids are three and seven? At that point,...

Their kids are three and seven? At that point, it's not having kids over to play, it's free babysitting.

It is ok to say no, not today.
It is ok to say no, you can not swim in our pool. Ever. ...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-28-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 864
Posted By NiteNicole
Put her in the club. She will figure out pretty...

Put her in the club. She will figure out pretty quickly that a. no one wins all the time and b. crying about it isn't what's done.

I promise she won't be the only crier, I promise.

Also, I...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-04-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 533
Posted By NiteNicole
I'm a jerk so I would be finding a way to fill...

I'm a jerk so I would be finding a way to fill the vase with dye packs (like on anti-shop lifting tags) or something.

My aunt takes flowers to her son's grave weekly. She has found them on...
Forum: Toddler Health   03-06-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 757
Posted By NiteNicole
Does your dentist not refer to an emergency...

Does your dentist not refer to an emergency service? There are dentists that are open on Saturday. I'd find one. An abscess is painful.
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-13-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 267
Posted By NiteNicole
That doesn't really make much sense. Having...

That doesn't really make much sense. Having things that are delicate or special and not sharing them with someone who isn't likely to be careful with them is not valuing the thing above the person. ...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-28-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 425
Posted By NiteNicole
Once a person gives a gift, they give up control...

Once a person gives a gift, they give up control of what happens to it. I don't particularly care about a person's intentions when giving a gift to someone in our family. I assume they have the...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-27-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 425
Posted By NiteNicole
As an adult who never got ANY guidance on...

As an adult who never got ANY guidance on responsible spending, I say make him save half and let him spend half. It would be great if there were a charity that interested him, but there's not and...
Forum: Learning at School   12-16-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 717
Posted By NiteNicole
Honestly, it sounds like everyone else is ok with...

Honestly, it sounds like everyone else is ok with this and just you have a problem with it. Alcohol as part of a raffle isn't that big a deal. We have wine baskets at auction all that time. As far...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-30-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,270
Posted By NiteNicole
Throwing out the pacifier seems like the most...

Throwing out the pacifier seems like the most obvious fix.

Also, set some boundaries. You might have to progress from polite to firm. This is your baby and if she's already THAT overbearing (I...
Forum: Education   09-15-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,503
Posted By NiteNicole
Try framing it the other way: if you get your...

Try framing it the other way: if you get your homework done quickly, you can play ALL YOU WANT!
Forum: Learning at School   09-13-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,281
Posted By NiteNicole
When my daughter first started kindergarten, we...

When my daughter first started kindergarten, we had a little after school talk where I asked her what was going on with her and she said, "I am perfect ALL DAY LONG and I'm TIRED." I think that...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-06-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,275
Posted By NiteNicole
I love my co-leader, I love our girls, and I love...

I love my co-leader, I love our girls, and I love their families - but GS is becoming a pain in my rear. There are too many rules but not enough guidelines, if that makes any sense. Let your girls...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-02-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 681
Posted By NiteNicole
I don't think it's as much about sharing a room...

I don't think it's as much about sharing a room as it is about being in a state of flux for an undetermined amount of time. Change and uncertainty are hard on anyone. She's gone from her cozy room...
Forum: Personal Growth   09-01-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 905
Posted By NiteNicole
I had to look that up because I wasn't sure what...

I had to look that up because I wasn't sure what "ppa with overlapping GAD" would be and I found primary progressive aphasia and generalized anxiety disorder. I think anyone would find that though,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-01-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 883
Posted By NiteNicole
Didn't some kid recently "go viral" doing toy...

Didn't some kid recently "go viral" doing toy reviews? Did your daughter see that? How did a two year old even think of that?

And this feels like an attempt for page views disguised as a...
Forum: Family Safety   08-27-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 898
Posted By NiteNicole
I just realized my daughter may be too big for a booster seat. Opinions?

I just realized my daughter is the only kid her age that I know who is still in a booster. She has a high back booster she uses sometimes because it's more comfortable (she falls asleep in the car...
Forum: Learning at School   08-25-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 843
Posted By NiteNicole
Two and a half weeks ago!

Two and a half weeks ago!
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-25-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,668
Posted By NiteNicole
The reality is there is just no time in our...

The reality is there is just no time in our evenings for extra activities and my daughter has been pretty clear that she already feels almost too busy. She is in violin at school, but practices at...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-21-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 471
Posted By NiteNicole
How many do you need, how much can you spend, and...

How many do you need, how much can you spend, and what's the age range? Do some prizes need to be bigger or better than others? Or is it a cash in your tickets situation? Are the kids and parents...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-21-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,002
Posted By NiteNicole
This is a better version of what I was trying to...

This is a better version of what I was trying to say. Those things might result in some unpleasant behavior but they don't make "bad" kids. And OP, I see you know the kid isn't evil, just different...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-21-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,281
Posted By NiteNicole
Some things that have helped around here: ...

Some things that have helped around here:

Make sure everything has a place, a bin, a shelf, SOMETHING, and that it's easily accessible. I don't care if things go in a specific spot but we do need...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-21-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,002
Posted By NiteNicole
62 views and no advice? Ok, I'll bite. I...

62 views and no advice? Ok, I'll bite.

I have a few thoughts on this so I'll just list them in no particular order:

You met and moved yourself and your daughter in with this guy pretty fast,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-21-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,668
Posted By NiteNicole
I don't know how people manage after school...

I don't know how people manage after school activities. By the time my daughter gets off the bus, does her homework, eats, and showers, there is very little time for anything else like playing and...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-19-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,131
Posted By NiteNicole
I do get the perception thing. I remember the...

I do get the perception thing. I remember the "ballroom" (my parents kept the dining room empty for dancing) in our house when I was 3 or so as being grand-hotel-HUGE and my room as being tiny as a...
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