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Forum: The Childhood Years   02-12-2016, 03:32 PM
Replies: 33
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Posted By foreverinbluejeans
It's not the kids fault! You need to learn how to...

It's not the kids fault! You need to learn how to parent the way you want to parent and how to homeschool. Some good books have been mentioned. Reading a book isn't going to be enough. For most...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-11-2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 726
Posted By foreverinbluejeans
Have you considered using a supplimental feeding...

Have you considered using a supplimental feeding system? The baby nurses at the breast and gets the milk thru a tiny tube. You can eliminate bottle right away.
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-11-2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,258
Posted By foreverinbluejeans
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-11-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,760
Posted By foreverinbluejeans
The most important thing is your baby's brain...

The most important thing is your baby's brain development. Your baby must be on solids if you only have drops of breastmilk. Goat's milk isn't right for human infants and I wouldn't give it to my...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-11-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,436
Posted By foreverinbluejeans
You have been getting lots of advice and it has...

You have been getting lots of advice and it has to be difficult to decide which would be a good fit for you and your baby and who to trust. Some of us have been helping mothers for years as...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   08-24-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 908
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Nipple shields should be used with the help of a...

Nipple shields should be used with the help of a lactation consultant. Usually with flat nipples it is possible to nurse without nipple shields. An experienced La Leche League Leader may be able to...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-24-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,548
Posted By foreverinbluejeans
SIDS is defined as an unexplined death of a baby...

SIDS is defined as an unexplined death of a baby less than a year old. This is not to be confused with a sleeping peson smothering a baby in a bed, on a couch, in a chair, ect. Smothering is NOT an...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-24-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,213
Posted By foreverinbluejeans
Some of us can learn to live without much sleep....

Some of us can learn to live without much sleep. My three children all breastfed freqently at night until they were 3. By the time my youngest was sleeping through the night I was old enough that I...
Forum: Parenting   08-24-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,016
Posted By foreverinbluejeans
If you want to stop spanking, then stop spanking....

If you want to stop spanking, then stop spanking. You are using an authoritarian aproach to parenting your children with the expected results. At least some of your children don't behave well, don't...
Forum: Natural Parenting News   03-27-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 18,813
Posted By foreverinbluejeans
Charter schools are not homeschooling even if...

Charter schools are not homeschooling even if the school is in a setting that looks like a home. It is not uncommon for homeschooled children to not start "schooling" until they are 7 or older and...
Forum: Natural Parenting News   03-26-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 18,813
Posted By foreverinbluejeans
Why can't everyone just homeschool? It isn't...

Why can't everyone just homeschool? It isn't hard. We don't "need" public schools. I was a single parent and I homeschooled my 3 children. We could use all that money we are using on public...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-04-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 825
Posted By foreverinbluejeans
It sounds like StartingAllOver has her mind made...

It sounds like StartingAllOver has her mind made up that it is "assinine" to try and breastfeed a 7.5 month old baby more than 3-4 times a day because that is how frequently all her babies...
Forum: Toddler Health   03-02-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 921
Posted By foreverinbluejeans
Here is some info about testing  ...

Here is some info about testing 
http://health.usnews.com/health-conditions/allergy-asthma-respiratory/atopic-dermatitis-or-eczema/tests
 
My grandson had skin testing done when he was about 18...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-25-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,550
Posted By foreverinbluejeans
Something to think about - if you don't want the...

Something to think about - if you don't want the government making vax decisions for you, why would you allow the government to care for and educate you child? I didn't have to vax my kids for...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-25-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 825
Posted By foreverinbluejeans
At 7.5 months a baby's nutrition should be...

At 7.5 months a baby's nutrition should be coming from breastmilk even if the baby loves food. Babies need human milk for brain growth and development - that can't be made up later. Nursing 3-4...
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-25-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 411
Posted By foreverinbluejeans
There is a good chance that you will be able to...

There is a good chance that you will be able to nurse with one breast and have enough milk without pumping. Think about how women can nurse twins or siblings. You may need to pump or express the...
Forum: Toddler Health   02-25-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 921
Posted By foreverinbluejeans
My grandson suffered from eczema and we could...

My grandson suffered from eczema and we could have never guessed what he was allergic to without testing. Some of the most common things like milk he wasn't allergic to at all and he was allergic to...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-06-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,083
Posted By foreverinbluejeans
Grounding and taking things are forms of...

Grounding and taking things are forms of authoritarian parenting. Authoritatian parenting has lots of negative consequences in all children, it is an especially ineffective form of parenting with...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-02-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,363
Posted By foreverinbluejeans
SkinnyloveBC, I'm sorry you are having so many...

SkinnyloveBC, I'm sorry you are having so many difficulties. Your situation is not normal (psychosis) and I am I looked through your previous posts and it sounds like you are getting professional...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-31-2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,363
Posted By foreverinbluejeans
Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended for at...

Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended for at least the first 6 months. That means nothing by mouth other than human milk. It is normal for human children to wake and nurse at night until they are 3...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-12-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,043
Posted By foreverinbluejeans
As a grandmother I wouldn't want my grandchilren...

As a grandmother I wouldn't want my grandchilren to do this. If I couldn't go vist them or they couldn't come vist me with their mother then I would wait until they were older. I'm in this situation...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-08-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,213
Posted By foreverinbluejeans
What does wild mean? Does it mean an active 2...

What does wild mean? Does it mean an active 2 year old or does it mean a teen that is having problems with the police, pregnant, uses drugs, and has dropped out of school? Almost all children have...
Forum: Natural Parenting News   10-28-2013, 10:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 21,249
Posted By foreverinbluejeans
The number of weeks of gestation does not mean a...

The number of weeks of gestation does not mean a baby will be too big to birth. I am 5'2" and was tiny before pregnant and went over 42 weeks and my baby was only 6 pounds 6 ounces. Healthy...
Forum: Learning at School   09-10-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 20,613
Posted By foreverinbluejeans
This is a complex situation. It seems like some...

This is a complex situation. It seems like some feel the issue is that CIO is bad and it is important to determine if leaving your 3 year old crying with strangers at preschool is an example of CIO....
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-03-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 8,917
Posted By foreverinbluejeans
My 3 sons are now adults and I avoided using...

My 3 sons are now adults and I avoided using punishments. They never even had time-outs or any kind of being grounded (other people find that hard to believe). Because of an individual child's...
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