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Forum: Potty Learning   11-21-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 62
Posted By mrstovar
Have you tried dressing him in really loose boxer...

Have you tried dressing him in really loose boxer shorts and instructing him to tell you when he needs to go so that you can help him put a diaper on? My son was 4ish when I tried this. Nothing else...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-04-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 145
Posted By mrstovar
A question about books...

Is the book "Transforming the difficult child; The nurtured heart approach" compatible with the teachings in "Unconditional parenting"? Thanks!
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-12-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 251
Posted By mrstovar
thank you for your reply. Don't worry, I've very...

thank you for your reply. Don't worry, I've very polite to the folks I've been have the seeking help from, only voicing my concerns here. Billy just turned 4, has never been evaluated before. ...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-11-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 251
Posted By mrstovar
Does anyone know...

...how long it takes to get into therapy or whatever after an initial appointment with an OT through public school? I found out I can get an OT through the Tuscurora Intermediate Unit (seems to be...
Forum: Potty Learning   06-17-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 581
Posted By mrstovar
Thank you for your reply and explanation. I've...

Thank you for your reply and explanation. I've backed off just a little on the not using a diaper bit; (though I did chat with him yesterday about there being less oders with using the toilet since...
Forum: Potty Learning   06-16-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 581
Posted By mrstovar
How long did you do this before she started using...

How long did you do this before she started using the potty? How old was she? I would prefer my son to be out of diapers by his 4th birthday, definitely by the end of the summer.
Forum: Potty Learning   06-14-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 684
Posted By mrstovar
We put white vinegar in a spray bottle and use it...

We put white vinegar in a spray bottle and use it on the spot after cleaning up the urine.
Forum: Potty Learning   06-13-2014, 02:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 581
Posted By mrstovar
Son can't seem to go in potty

My son will turn 4 next month. I started potty training him on Tues. and he's very cooperative, the thing is, if I give him an old cup to piss in, or seat him on the potty or the toilet, he can't go....
Forum: Family Safety   05-19-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 562
Posted By mrstovar
Well, it takes my husband quite a long while to...

Well, it takes my husband quite a long while to mow the lawn, 30ish minutes was all that was left to do that evening.
 
We live in central PA. Our grass grows fast and thick early in the season,...
Forum: Family Safety   05-19-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 387
Posted By mrstovar
I have reason to suspect that EMFs may be...

I have reason to suspect that EMFs may be effecting our health adversely.  We really can't avoid them, maybe a little but not as much as I wish. The testimonials for Earthcalm products sound...
Forum: Family Safety   05-19-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 562
Posted By mrstovar
Thanks for the advice! Maybe the grass will just...

Thanks for the advice! Maybe the grass will just have to get tall those weeks when I can't be home when it suits Mike to mow...Soon, also, the weather will get hot and it won't grow as fast.
Forum: Family Safety   05-18-2014, 02:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 562
Posted By mrstovar
We don't have a TV; a video from Youtube may or...

We don't have a TV; a video from Youtube may or may not work, and I'm not sure if my husband would notice if it isn't while he's mowing. It would scare me even worse to have Billy try to go out to...
Forum: Family Safety   05-05-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 562
Posted By mrstovar
Our son turns 4 this summer. My husband was...

Our son turns 4 this summer. My husband was mowing the lawn (gas powered push mower) this evening when I needed to go and leave our son with him. He had our son walk next to him as he was mowing, on...
Forum: Potty Learning   04-25-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 553
Posted By mrstovar
That book looks good, I  might get it. Thanks.

That book looks good, I  might get it. Thanks.
Forum: Potty Learning   04-23-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 553
Posted By mrstovar
No I haven't. So basically just take the diapers...

No I haven't. So basically just take the diapers away? Do you teach a boy to stand or sit at the toilet to urinate?  I'm a bit at a loss how to go about it because last time I tried Billy had NO...
Forum: Potty Learning   04-22-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 553
Posted By mrstovar
I've been taking the approach of helping/letting...

I've been taking the approach of helping/letting my son learn rather than teaching him, which in some ways has worked well so far, however, he is still not out of diapers and I really want him out...
Forum: Unschooling   03-24-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 615
Posted By mrstovar
Billy loves to feed me! I will keep on allowing...

Billy loves to feed me! I will keep on allowing him to do so. Probably he would enjoy trying to put on my socks too. I've learned a bunch from this thread, thanks a lot
Forum: Unschooling   03-22-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 615
Posted By mrstovar
Thanks so much for all the replies and personal...

Thanks so much for all the replies and personal experiences.
 
I got distracted from this thread (which is why I was not responding, sorry) when I read something in another post here on mothering...
Forum: Unschooling   03-20-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 615
Posted By mrstovar
Thanks for the thoughtful responses and the...

Thanks for the thoughtful responses and the reassurance! I do so want to do what is best for my son. I'm rather surprised and a bit baffled at his  lack of interest in personal care things, when he...
Forum: Unschooling   03-20-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 615
Posted By mrstovar
I have always taken the attitude that I will let...

I have always taken the attitude that I will let my son learn, as opposed to making him learn, and try to get whatever help he needs if he is behind in something. He is now 44 months old. In many...
Forum: Toddler Nutrition   12-31-2013, 11:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By mrstovar
Thanks! He likes fruit but isn't fond of nuts. I...

Thanks! He likes fruit but isn't fond of nuts. I keep trying to encourage him to eat a variety of foods.
Forum: Toddler Nutrition   12-22-2013, 11:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By mrstovar
My son has been a very picky eater, and also...

My son has been a very picky eater, and also quite thin since soon after his first birthday. However, since his third birthday he's started eating a lot more and nursing less. He especially likes...
Forum: Family Safety   12-10-2013, 10:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By mrstovar
Yeah, my husband has definitely had anger and...

Yeah, my husband has definitely had anger and temper problems that have caused significent problems which is why I'm so concerned. And, he tends to tell someone "You are wrong" or "You're at fault"...
Forum: Family Safety   12-09-2013, 06:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By mrstovar
Thanks Annlea. From what Mike says the neighbor...

Thanks Annlea. From what Mike says the neighbor did not apologize and did not indicate in any way that he'll make sure the dog stays home, however (thankfully!) the dog has not come back so far,...
Forum: Family Safety   12-09-2013, 02:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By mrstovar
We are fixing up a new place for us to move to....

We are fixing up a new place for us to move to. A few weeks ago when my husband was over there working, a big dog came over and was very persistent about coming onto our property. Mike had to chase...
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