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Forum: The Childhood Years   06-29-2009, 11:48 PM
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Posted By geekmoma
Quote: Originally Posted by mamazee...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mamazee http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14011143)
First of all, don't go through the effort of...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-29-2009, 11:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 470
Posted By geekmoma
Like most PP said, the most important sign to...

Like most PP said, the most important sign to look at is the behavior. If she is her happy self without nap time, I'd say it's not essential for her. If not, then you need to discuss with the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-29-2009, 11:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By geekmoma
My DDs are almost 4 and almost 2, and although...

My DDs are almost 4 and almost 2, and although they have great fun together 90% of the time, they do get into fighting: biting, hitting, pinching, etc, mostly because of disputes over toys. I'd say...
Forum: Parenting   06-25-2009, 05:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,848
Posted By geekmoma
Quote: Originally Posted by FondestBianca...

Quote:
Originally Posted by FondestBianca http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13991601)
the problem is not TV. The problem is...
Forum: Parenting   06-25-2009, 01:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,848
Posted By geekmoma
I could have written your post, except that it's...

I could have written your post, except that it's about my own almost 4-year-old DD. http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif

From the age of 2, she loved colorful design or...
Forum: Parenting   06-25-2009, 12:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,554
Posted By geekmoma
When my 1st was born, my MIL also tried to sit...

When my 1st was born, my MIL also tried to sit beside me and stared when I BF. The 2nd time she did it, I told her not to sit there because I don't feel comfortable. She backed up right away and...
Forum: Parenting   06-22-2009, 11:31 PM
Replies: 1,094
Views: 64,229
Posted By geekmoma
New to this thread...

New to this thread http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif I would like to share some of my short but fruitful experience with CC. Maybe this can be helpful for someone to get...
Forum: Allergies   06-21-2009, 04:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 463
Posted By geekmoma
Thank you all for the replies. I gave her the...

Thank you all for the replies. I gave her the link to this thread. She herself is following the same milk, soy and gluten-free diet. She suspects the problem is at the daycare. Her son stays home...
Forum: Allergies   06-20-2009, 10:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 463
Posted By geekmoma
This post is for a worried and confused friend...

This post is for a worried and confused friend regarding her son. This is her post on another discussion forum: any advice or insight would be appreciated. Thank you!

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Hi all, please help...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-19-2009, 03:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,274
Posted By geekmoma
In our house, the play table is for playing, not...

In our house, the play table is for playing, not for eating. We may occasionally use it for meal when we have other kids over, and we have the same "play while eating" behavior as your DD...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-18-2009, 10:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,112
Posted By geekmoma
Lots of great advice already... But above all,...

Lots of great advice already... But above all, you seem to be unsure and uncertain about homeschool: don't be nervous. You will do a wonderful job, given how concerned and interested you are in...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-18-2009, 04:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 916
Posted By geekmoma
Both my DDs did the same thing at that age. In...

Both my DDs did the same thing at that age. In fact, DD2 was sleeping much better at 10m than 18m! It was probably teething or developmental spurt that prevented her from sleeping well. As they...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-18-2009, 02:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 369
Posted By geekmoma
Quote: Originally Posted by Barbie64g...

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Originally Posted by Barbie64g http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13957958)
Ec?

EC = Elimination Communication, a...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-18-2009, 01:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 369
Posted By geekmoma
Potty training is a process that completely...

Potty training is a process that completely differs from one child to another. When my DD1 was trained, she relied me bringing her to potty 80% of the time. My DD2 was trained around the same age...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-18-2009, 12:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,208
Posted By geekmoma
Agreeing with most PP, saying it's very common...

Agreeing with most PP, saying it's very common for toddlers to act out scenes they've seen on TV or in real life. It's part of their learning process. My younger DD, around 22m, constantly imitates...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-18-2009, 11:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,059
Posted By geekmoma
You have already received some wonderful advice....

You have already received some wonderful advice. I just want to stress on the fact that among confirmed gifted children, only 50% read precociously. It has something to do with neurological, vision...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-18-2009, 10:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,793
Posted By geekmoma
Just a word of caution: insect repellent...

Just a word of caution: insect repellent containing DEET is probably not something you want to use on your young child every day. There are some disturbing reports on the possible effect of this...
Forum: Parenting   06-18-2009, 12:38 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,892
Posted By geekmoma
This is a completely off-topic personal note,...

This is a completely off-topic personal note, but I guess a "thank you" note is never redundant http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif

Thank you Preggie for the quote, and...
Forum: Parenting   06-14-2009, 03:46 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,892
Posted By geekmoma
Sound like a great place to live where you are!...

Sound like a great place to live where you are! I didn't know it is such a progressive, liberal and open-minded mentality. I would have never imagine this for a place like yours. My definition of...
Forum: Multicultural Families   06-13-2009, 03:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,091
Posted By geekmoma
Thanks, FelixMom. What you said makes sense. The...

Thanks, FelixMom. What you said makes sense. The languages you mentioned are mine too. (Remember me? http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif ) DD can count 40+?? in my language...
Forum: Parenting   06-12-2009, 11:09 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,892
Posted By geekmoma
Preggie, what you described is not what I'd call...

Preggie, what you described is not what I'd call a tight knit community. It seems completely feasible in Canada (but not in densely populated Asia or other places... another privileged NA has), and...
Forum: Multicultural Families   06-11-2009, 11:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,091
Posted By geekmoma
Hi! We do OPOL at home, and DD is fluent in...

Hi!

We do OPOL at home, and DD is fluent in both. She also loves it when I explain things to her, such as the seasons, animals, plants, human body, etc. Before bed, sometimes she would prefer to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-11-2009, 09:08 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,567
Posted By geekmoma
Re: UPF of cotton t-shirt Thanks for...

Re: UPF of cotton t-shirt

Thanks for checking it out. I did some googling on my side and found an article about it (here (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11312422)) In short:

unwashed white...
Forum: Parenting   06-11-2009, 07:17 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,892
Posted By geekmoma
Quote: Originally Posted by magstphil...

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Originally Posted by magstphil http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13922533)
I can see this but I don't see the benefit...
Forum: Parenting   06-11-2009, 06:17 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,892
Posted By geekmoma
Quote: Originally Posted by magstphil...

Quote:
Originally Posted by magstphil http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13921725)
I do see these things as being blocks in...
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