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Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   12-19-2015, 07:57 PM
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Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   12-19-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 595
Posted By marsupial-mom
I don't think you really can truly prepare for...

I don't think you really can truly prepare for being a foster parent. Each situation is so unique depending the child(ren), the bio family, the case workers, the others involved (teachers,...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-19-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 810
Posted By marsupial-mom
It's not unreasonable to expect her to calm down...

It's not unreasonable to expect her to calm down on her own but what's reasonable or not may not matter. You can't really force someone else to calm down. It doesn't work. So you can either help or...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-04-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 484
Posted By marsupial-mom
My personal opinion is that regular duties should...

My personal opinion is that regular duties should not be paid or tied to an allowance but that special jobs can be paid. So, for example, if it's our son's job to keep his room tidy and feed the dogs...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-04-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 822
Posted By marsupial-mom
Yes, absolutely! Studies show that kids who...

Yes, absolutely!
Studies show that kids who don't participate in some academic activities during Summer are a full month behind. Say you're learning a new language. You can't just take 3 months off...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-19-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 611
Posted By marsupial-mom
My son is only five but so far we have not...

My son is only five but so far we have not assigned chores. Right now, I just ask him to do small things now and then. For example, I ask him "please go put your shoes in your room" or "please feed...
Forum: Parenting   10-18-2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,260
Posted By marsupial-mom
I mostly agree with what Cheey-one wrote but... ...

I mostly agree with what Cheey-one wrote but...


Actually, "a girl" generally speaking has a vulva and a vagina and ovaries and a uterus and female hormones and XX chromosomes. She may be female...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-18-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,583
Posted By marsupial-mom
He's pretty much stopped wearing dresses although...

He's pretty much stopped wearing dresses although it seems that every time I write/say that he starts back up again for a little while. Anyway, he hasn't dressed up in a few months. But he still...
Forum: Parenting   10-18-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,026
Posted By marsupial-mom
I would not do the piñata. They can be very...

I would not do the piñata. They can be very dangerous. Look it up. And most children that age and younger simply don't have the strength to break the thing open. The adults end up breaking it open. ...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   10-18-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 369
Posted By marsupial-mom
Is it just me or is there no link?

Is it just me or is there no link?
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   10-18-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 529
Posted By marsupial-mom
We had an adoption party when our son was 2. Kids...

We had an adoption party when our son was 2. Kids are never too old for a party in my opinion. Just make sure the invites are carefully worded. You want to celebrate the formation of your family, not...
Forum: Vaccinations   09-29-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,592
Posted By marsupial-mom
In keeping with my analogy... As a species, we...

In keeping with my analogy...
As a species, we survived a very long time without cars or car seats as well. Survival of a species is very different from individual survival or prevention of...
Forum: Parenting   09-28-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 416
Posted By marsupial-mom
We have meetings to discuss finances, parenting,...

We have meetings to discuss finances, parenting, household projects etc about once every two months. We schedule them and we write stuff down in a little book so we can look it over next meeting and...
Forum: Vaccinating on Schedule   09-28-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 612
Posted By marsupial-mom
I'm curious why the Dr won't do the shots? Maybe...

I'm curious why the Dr won't do the shots? Maybe consider another Dr? Is this Medicaid rule statewide? My Dr does Medicaid shots.
Forum: Vaccinations   09-28-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,592
Posted By marsupial-mom
I vaccinate for the same reason I use a car seat:...

I vaccinate for the same reason I use a car seat: to protect my child. There's nothing "defective" about him; it's simply that the odds of survival increase with proper science and technology.
Forum: Learning at School   08-18-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,383
Posted By marsupial-mom
Have you considered having him do homework in the...

Have you considered having him do homework in the AM before school? It's not for everyone but it works for some.

Also, find out how much the homework counts for his grade and do your own homework...
Forum: Learning at School   08-18-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,754
Posted By marsupial-mom
I consider my son "highly sensitive" and he has...

I consider my son "highly sensitive" and he has thrived at our Montessori school. Things we like:
- teachers truly build a relationship with each child, which means they get to know how sensitive...
Forum: Learning at School   08-18-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 778
Posted By marsupial-mom
I would do the duo language program.

I would do the duo language program.
Forum: Child & Teen Health   08-14-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 826
Posted By marsupial-mom
Here's a list of the recommended vaccines and...

Here's a list of the recommended vaccines and why: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/india
That should get you started on your research.
Forum: Child & Teen Health   08-14-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By marsupial-mom
study finds blood sugar crash to be myth?

My son's school has rules about snacks too but they're simply based on overall health and allergies; they don't reference "blood sugar crash." Basically, there's a preference for fruits, veggies,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-13-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 898
Posted By marsupial-mom
1. Have you ever bought a dress or dress-like...

1. Have you ever bought a dress or dress-like garment (skirt, kilt, pinafore dress, day gown, night dress) for your son?
YES
I think it started when I bought some presents for girls his age and...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   08-13-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,538
Posted By marsupial-mom
In my county they do a recheck when you take a...

In my county they do a recheck when you take a placement to make sure you have the appropriate things (bed or crib etc). To get licensed though we only needed the right amount of space and all the...
Forum: Montessori   07-12-2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,247
Posted By marsupial-mom
You may want to watch this: ...

You may want to watch this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcgN0lEh5IA&list=PLEA4D6605EEA3CAD5


Btw my son is the same age as your daughter and reads well too but sometimes complains that he'd...
Forum: Montessori   07-12-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,247
Posted By marsupial-mom
Any transition to public school will be...

Any transition to public school will be difficult. I say delay it as long as possible.

I went to a Montessori school up to 3rd grade. The transition to 4th was incredibly difficult. And I went to...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-06-2015, 10:23 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 6,218
Posted By marsupial-mom
I'm pro-vax. I don't think children should be put...

I'm pro-vax. I don't think children should be put into fostercare for being unvaxed. I was a foster parent and the system is already over burdened. I say there should be more efforts to work with...
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