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Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-11-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,748
Posted By sewchris2642
More thoughts: AP isn't a one-size-fits-all...

More thoughts: AP isn't a one-size-fits-all how-to parenting instructions. It's a set of guidelines that lets parents tailor their parenting to each of their children. One of my children slept in...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-06-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,748
Posted By sewchris2642
AP isn't a set of rules. Attachment Parenting...

AP isn't a set of rules.
Attachment Parenting is an approach, rather than a strict set of rules

It’s actually the style that many parents use instinctively. Parenting is too individual and...
Forum: Parenting   09-12-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,293
Posted By sewchris2642
I was formula fed, slept away from my parents but...

I was formula fed, slept away from my parents but with my siblings ( I thank God that I didn't have 3--toddler and twins-less than a year apart), fed jared baby food when it was full of sugar and...
Forum: Parenting   09-02-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 833
Posted By sewchris2642
Oh, Dylan talked. Just not about feelings and...

Oh, Dylan talked. Just not about feelings and emotions. He talked about tanks, army men, how they do special effects in movies, etc. He still talks my ear off. Now it's his online games--both...
Forum: Parenting   08-31-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,313
Posted By sewchris2642
Ok, then what have you started doing to restore...

Ok, then what have you started doing to restore your mom's trust in you? Your posts are still all about what she has done to you and not about what you have done and how you are rectifying your...
Forum: Parenting   08-31-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 833
Posted By sewchris2642
I also think that it could be gender related. My...

I also think that it could be gender related. My girls talked about feelings and emotions a lot. My son, hardly ever to never. But if I rephrase it and talk about facts and thinking, he is more...
Forum: Parenting   08-31-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,313
Posted By sewchris2642
Ok, we get it. Your mom over reacted. But that...

Ok, we get it. Your mom over reacted. But that still doesn't change the fact that you messed up and now you have to fix it. That fix isn't going to happen over night. The funny thing about...
Forum: Parenting   08-30-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 833
Posted By sewchris2642
Also keep track of when these episodes happen. ...

Also keep track of when these episodes happen. Is it between meals? After a meal that doesn't contain enough protein (such as just cereal and milk for breakfast because that's all he ate)? My...
Forum: Parenting   08-29-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,313
Posted By sewchris2642
To give a peer perspective to your original post,...

To give a peer perspective to your original post, my 16 yo son agrees that you need to grow up and act adult if you want to treated as an adult instead of a 2 or 3 yo that you demonstrated by your...
Forum: Parenting   08-24-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 630
Posted By sewchris2642
Children don't need perfect parents. They need...

Children don't need perfect parents. They need to see our imperfections to know that they don't have to be perfect. Modeling how and when to admit mistakes and say "I'm sorry" is what they need in...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-24-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 857
Posted By sewchris2642
With the girls, we did year round school--3...

With the girls, we did year round school--3 months of school and one month off so I could plan the next 3 months. We did start the new school year in Sept. Sept-Nov., Dec. off, Jan.-March, April...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-15-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,835
Posted By sewchris2642
Hang in there. Keep in touch--by email, by...

Hang in there. Keep in touch--by email, by phone, etc. Invite her back for another week. Probably not this summer, but next summer. Maybe do some long weekends during the school year. Be the...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-12-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,835
Posted By sewchris2642
I'm a bit confused as to why she is staying with...

I'm a bit confused as to why she is staying with you. Was this her idea? Thinking back to when I was 12, spending weeks away from my friends and usual activities would not be my idea of a fun...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-12-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,267
Posted By sewchris2642
Supervising his nephews and niece while his...

Supervising his nephews and niece while his sister teaches yoga, playing multi player games online and chatting with his friends until it's tomorrow, walking the dog late at night (it's too hot...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-08-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 789
Posted By sewchris2642
Depends on what you mean by formal lesson plans. ...

Depends on what you mean by formal lesson plans. I skipped Kindergarten and started with 1st grade. I use a weekly planner (started with teacher's planner from the office supply store, now use my...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   05-06-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 310
Posted By sewchris2642
How long does it take you to make one dress from...

How long does it take you to make one dress from start to finish?  Have you ever timed it?  Do you make one of a kind dresses or do you sew the same dress in a range of sizes?  If you are to provide...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-25-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,156
Posted By sewchris2642
Laurel, I would participate in more of the...

Laurel, I would participate in more of the questionnaires here but usually I find that I can't chose one of the choices offered for each question.  None of them fit me, my family, my child/ren, or...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-11-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 19
  Poll: internet
Views: 589
Posted By sewchris2642
I voted 5 +.  We do all our TV watching online...

I voted 5 +.  We do all our TV watching online and I like watching Netflix while I sew (I work at home as a dressmaker).  We also use the computer for home schooling (research, watching...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-05-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,156
Posted By sewchris2642
That's another thing--personalities.  My son...

That's another thing--personalities.  My son didn't have a best friend to hang out with so he hung out with me and his sisters by default and because he could talk to us about what he was interested...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-03-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,156
Posted By sewchris2642
I took the survey but my answers are probably...

I took the survey but my answers are probably skewed because my youngest is much younger than his siblings--20 to 13 years younger.  Also his daycare provider was my sister who runs an in home...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   03-28-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 414
Posted By sewchris2642
My days of having a 2 to 3.5 yo in the house is...

My days of having a 2 to 3.5 yo in the house is long gone (unless you count grandchildren who range from almost 9 to 2 months) but when I did, I worked while they were awake whether it was paid work...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-25-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 216
Posted By sewchris2642
Also want to say that while I plan out schedule...

Also want to say that while I plan out schedule for the year at the start of each year, I do it in pencil because it will fall apart about once a month.  So while I have an idea of where we are...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-25-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 216
Posted By sewchris2642
We're also in CA and home school through a...

We're also in CA and home school through a charter school.  Are you using curriculum that matches each child's learning style?  Our son is an auditory and project based learner.  He watches...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-25-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 859
Posted By sewchris2642
It's been 30 years since our family started our...

It's been 30 years since our family started our home schooling adventure.  I didn't start out with the schedule that I have now.  When we were home schooling our girls, most of the school work...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-17-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 859
Posted By sewchris2642
I'm not a student but I do work at home while...

I'm not a student but I do work at home while also home schooling our 16 yo son.  We started his home school journey with 6th grade (beginning of middle school here) because middle school would have...
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