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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   Yesterday, 11:56 AM
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Posted By greenemami
Dd asking to go to school.

My 8-year-old dd is asking to go to school :( I'm finding out quickly how much I don't want to send her to school, specifically the public schools (I would consider some private schools, but they...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-25-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 392
Posted By greenemami
Hmm..how would he react if you told him pretty...

Hmm..how would he react if you told him pretty much what you said above? That you are fine with her watchign them a couple of hours here and there, but that he needs to let you know if he isn't going...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-20-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By greenemami
You have your son now, yes? Do the two of...

You have your son now, yes?

Do the two of you have written legally binding custody agreement? If you do, then you absolutely need to follow that agreement, even if it means moving back to where...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-19-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 272
Posted By greenemami
The sleep thing does sound off to me-I'd make an...

The sleep thing does sound off to me-I'd make an appointment to ask a doctor for some advice there-it doesn't make me think of anything specifically, but it could be that she just flat out needs more...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-18-2015, 03:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 487
Posted By greenemami
Yes, that would bother me. I think it's fine to...

Yes, that would bother me. I think it's fine to tell them that you are not comfortable with your son being alone with an adult leader in a private place like that (i.e. be really straightforward...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   06-17-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By greenemami
Do you have a yard at all? I have a really small...

Do you have a yard at all? I have a really small yard, but investing in a sprinkler/baby pool/squirters really helps for summer and most are really cheap. Also a sandbox for the little ones.

I...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-16-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 636
Posted By greenemami
I wonder what the ex told his gf though-I could...

I wonder what the ex told his gf though-I could see my ex telling me that dsd really really really wanted me there and making me feel like I had to go for her sake, or even telling me that her mom...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-15-2015, 10:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,381
Posted By greenemami
I'm glad that you feel your control is improving....

I'm glad that you feel your control is improving. And I'm so glad that you were able to reach out and ask for help-that must have been really hard.

I do, however, want to suggest that you go back...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-15-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 228
Posted By greenemami
I think you already know the answer to this, but...

I think you already know the answer to this, but here's my two cents: No, I would definitely not confront her about it. You will never, never, never get an appropriate response from her. In fact, I'd...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-12-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 636
Posted By greenemami
Oh gosh, I understand. My ex sounds really...

Oh gosh, I understand. My ex sounds really similar. His gf no longer lives there, but when she was, it was baking cookies/water balloons/tickle fights, full on attention all weekend long-ex has the...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-12-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 636
Posted By greenemami
I'm sorry-it's rough dealing with new...

I'm sorry-it's rough dealing with new relationships.

Unfortunately, you can't really prevent him from bringing his gf to soccer-I assume it's in a public place, and he is welcome to bring...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-09-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By greenemami
I'm not usually one to say this, but if she is...

I'm not usually one to say this, but if she is truly only giving them 500 calories a day, I would immediately report her to CPS. Like, yesterday. Where are you getting that information from?

It...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-08-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 271
Posted By greenemami
It's pretty common for kids to change tastes...

It's pretty common for kids to change tastes frequently. Or if a child simply doesn't want something, they might really mean they "don't like it"-it's just that they happen to not like it *right...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-08-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 213
Posted By greenemami
Do you still have shared legal custody? Could you...

Do you still have shared legal custody? Could you perhaps contact the school to ask for some counseling services and let them know what she said to you? I'm not sure if they are obligated to alert...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-03-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 403
Posted By greenemami
I think it is absolutely appropriate to tell them...

I think it is absolutely appropriate to tell them that you are getting divorced now. It would have been appropriate as soon as you started bird nesting, IMO-I can imagine they have been a bit...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-03-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 835
Posted By greenemami
This sounds so so so so much like my dd. We...

This sounds so so so so much like my dd. We struggled through a half a year of online charter school, then another half a year of just trying to get her to do anything. That was first grade. This...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-02-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By greenemami
Oh my. I find myself wanting to ask if this can...

Oh my. I find myself wanting to ask if this can possibly be true (even though obviously I know you wouldn't make it up!). Who does this for a 16-year-old boy's birthday present?!!! This is the kind...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-01-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By greenemami
Um, this child hasn't seen her father in a year...

Um, this child hasn't seen her father in a year and a half, since she was a toddler. I'd hardly think it qualifies as "hovering" that the mom wants to be in attendance rather than leaving her small...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-28-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By greenemami
My two cents: Stop communicating with the mom. It...

My two cents: Stop communicating with the mom. It is not your responsibility to be the one telling mom what she needs to be doing with her children. While it's great you care and want to the best for...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-27-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,209
Posted By greenemami
Oh dear. I think you got some (hopefully) helpful...

Oh dear. I think you got some (hopefully) helpful advice on this thread, so please don't be scared away by the rest.

I will preface this by saying that I don't personally believe that 50/50 is...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-26-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 765
Posted By greenemami
I think you need to stop blaming everything on...

I think you need to stop blaming everything on the kids's mom. Seriously, it's her fault that they got pregnant (THEY!!!)-twice, she somehow tricked him into marrying her, she's a ditz who "blew off"...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-26-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 460
Posted By greenemami
I think this bears repeating. My now-ex had a lot...

I think this bears repeating. My now-ex had a lot of the same stories about how he couldn't leave his wife because he couldn't bear to "lose" his daughter, he only stayed for her, etc.-but at the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-25-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 449
Posted By greenemami
My dd has a cap on that tooth and it's not too...

My dd has a cap on that tooth and it's not too bad. It does show, but isn't really obvious in most pictures. She is excited for it to fall out though. she is on medicaid and I do kind of wish I had...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-25-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 813
Posted By greenemami
Popcorn is our go-to as well. I have the same...

Popcorn is our go-to as well. I have the same issues you do, I don't keep a lot of snack food around, and can't afford to share some of the more expensive stuff. Also recently some off dds friends...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-25-2015, 04:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 565
Posted By greenemami
Our problem is actually finding time to stay home...

Our problem is actually finding time to stay home and actually do school, definitely not finding social groups. I'm an introvert as well, but my dd is more extroverted and loves spending time with...
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