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Forum: Education   12-12-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 582
Posted By mammal_mama
Hi hollyeasterbybb, I thought a little more about...

Hi hollyeasterbybb, I thought a little more about my previous post, which I deleted because it was longwinded and the ideas weren't presented in a helpful way. I wanted to rephrase my ideas in a way...
Forum: Education   12-10-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 582
Posted By mammal_mama
I decided my post probably wasn't that helpful...

I decided my post probably wasn't that helpful here. Good luck to you!
Forum: Education   12-10-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 4
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Views: 602
Posted By mammal_mama
I think it's actually a good thing for all of us,...

I think it's actually a good thing for all of us, adults and children, to think critically about EVERYTHING we hear, regardless of the source.


My older daughter started public school a year ago...
Forum: Parenting   12-08-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 668
Posted By mammal_mama
Hugs to you! I'm sure everything will be fine,...

Hugs to you! I'm sure everything will be fine, too. Just hang in there!
Forum: Parenting   10-13-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,091
Posted By mammal_mama
P.S. I remember helping in my younger daughter's...

P.S. I remember helping in my younger daughter's Sunday School class once when one of the boys said something like, "I like inappropriate movies and computer games," and the teacher and I just...
Forum: Parenting   10-13-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,091
Posted By mammal_mama
I'm so sorry that you are dealing with this! You...

I'm so sorry that you are dealing with this! You might just ask your son to describe the inappropriate scene to you that he was telling his friend about. It sounds like the principal called CPS...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-12-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 958
Posted By mammal_mama
ladybug123, I hope you're having a great day!

ladybug123, I hope you're having a great day!
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-12-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 958
Posted By mammal_mama
Miranda, I think you're right and she probably...

Miranda, I think you're right and she probably does feel like I'm trivializing her unique experiences. I'll be careful not to do that in the future. Sometimes I feel so helpless because in the middle...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-12-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 958
Posted By mammal_mama
My oldest is now 14 and I can definitely relate...

My oldest is now 14 and I can definitely relate to what you're saying, especially the part about her being embarrassed by her family. I also second everything the others have said, and agree that...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-10-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,449
Posted By mammal_mama
Well, a few kids have started labeling dd a...

Well, a few kids have started labeling dd a "snitch," and she seems to have simply decided to embrace the label. Of course, there's a huge difference between being a snitch -- someone who lives to...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-08-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,449
Posted By mammal_mama
When dd let us know in the fall of 2012 that...

When dd let us know in the fall of 2012 that there was no way that we were going to be able to meet her needs anymore through homeschooling (and this was after about a year of her periodically...
Forum: Parenting   10-07-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 935
Posted By mammal_mama
I think that's great advice, Linda. I was really...

I think that's great advice, Linda. I was really happy with her the other day for not jumping into any of the discussions about herself that she kept overhearing; she also said that she didn't talk...
Forum: Parenting   10-07-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 935
Posted By mammal_mama
Thanks so much, EnviroBecca! At this point, I...

Thanks so much, EnviroBecca! At this point, I think she wants to keep her distance from this girl. Since there was an update that I posted on the other thread this morning, I'll cross-post it here in...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   10-07-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 507
Posted By mammal_mama
MamaofARTand2, it doesn't seem deep, and she...

MamaofARTand2, it doesn't seem deep, and she hasn't noticed any bumps near her armpits or bikini area. But she does have some even tinier bumps on her upper arms.


stormborn, keratosis pilaris...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-07-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,449
Posted By mammal_mama
Well, from what dd overheard yesterday, the...

Well, from what dd overheard yesterday, the little sister is back home and CPS is just keeping a close eye on them now. Apparently she wasn't literally at home alone when the police came -- the...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-05-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,449
Posted By mammal_mama
Yes LTurtle, I think you're right that some of...

Yes LTurtle, I think you're right that some of the other kids are a lot more comfortable with keeping even alarming stuff secret. And I think it's normal for kids about this age to want to develop a...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-05-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,449
Posted By mammal_mama
Yes, I agree with standing by friends who are...

Yes, I agree with standing by friends who are going through a difficult time. Dh seems a little more sympathetic towards this girl and her family than I currently am. He wasn't in favor of us getting...
Forum: Parenting   10-04-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 935
Posted By mammal_mama
My daughter getting blamed for reporting concerning things her friend told her.

I'd originally posted about this issue in the teen forum under the title "Some freaky weird back to school drama" -- but have not gotten much response, possibly due to the lengthiness of my original...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-04-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,449
Posted By mammal_mama
Well, dd's day yesterday went fairly well, even...

Well, dd's day yesterday went fairly well, even though she didn't really enjoy hearing her ex-friend going around talking to the other kids about her, and according to what dd was hearing her say,...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-03-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,449
Posted By mammal_mama
Caseworker called me back and put it on record...

Caseworker called me back and put it on record that I was the one who made the anonymous call, and also that I received a call from the girl's father and am concerned that the other parents might...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-03-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,449
Posted By mammal_mama
Well, we've just received a call from the girl's...

Well, we've just received a call from the girl's father. He's claiming that our daughter is making all this up because she wants to be "exclusive" with his daughter and doesn't want his daughter to...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-03-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,449
Posted By mammal_mama
Yes, I really hope she has a great day today! She...

Yes, I really hope she has a great day today! She recently mentioned to me that last spring, when she had a falling out with this friend and another friend and was eating lunch by herself quite a bit...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-03-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,449
Posted By mammal_mama
I know there hasn't been much interest in this...

I know there hasn't been much interest in this thread, but I thought I'd post this update in case anyone might have any insights.


Things with this friend were pretty uneventful since my last...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   10-02-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,766
Posted By mammal_mama
I'm not Sharlla, but I didn't get the impression...

I'm not Sharlla, but I didn't get the impression that she felt like she needed anyone telling her what to do. It came across to me more as a suggestion that CPS have some guidelines so that...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-29-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,766
Posted By mammal_mama
Right, I wasn't saying that it should become 100%...

Right, I wasn't saying that it should become 100% voluntary -- but, rather, that if CPS began to get a reputation for only intervening forcibly when laws were being broken, there might be more...
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