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Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   01-16-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 287
Posted By lizvan
Have you tried feeding with an oral syringe?...

Have you tried feeding with an oral syringe? They are usually used to irrigate after oral surgery and hold maybe 1/2 to 1 oz.
I used them for supplementing both my boys with great success. If you...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-25-2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 326
Posted By lizvan
When my older was 3.5 and younger was 15 mo I...

When my older was 3.5 and younger was 15 mo I bought a full size bed for them (queen would have been better but we couldn't fit it) and started putting them to bed together. Then when one or the...
Forum: Learning at School   07-30-2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,628
Posted By lizvan
This is not so much about PS as about dealing...

This is not so much about PS as about dealing with DH. I don't know if your DH is like mine, but mine is a "knee jerk response then dig in your heels" type when it comes to decision making. Luckily,...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-05-2012, 04:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,523
Posted By lizvan
I use Aveeno Clear Complexion Foaming Cleanser...

I use Aveeno Clear Complexion Foaming Cleanser and I have my eleven yo son use it also.  I have tried various products (I have combination skin and am prone to break-outs - even in my forties!) and...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-18-2012, 07:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 845
Posted By lizvan
I get your frustration about having every outing...

I get your frustration about having every outing centered around getting a treat or kids buying stuff. You will think you are out on a nice family outing and then all people care/think about is when...
Forum: Unschooling   04-20-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,527
Posted By lizvan
I am not a RU, but would describe myself as an...

I am not a RU, but would describe myself as an eclectic, relaxed homeschooler.  I did AP and all that.  I did have a very authoritarian upbringing and wanted to avoid that, and I also am not very...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   04-14-2012, 06:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By lizvan
I'm glad it's working better for you. If babe is...

I'm glad it's working better for you. If babe is sucking, you should continue to see bubbles, which indicates milk is being removed. If it stops bubbling, try to just move the tube slightly while...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   04-13-2012, 09:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By lizvan
Yeah, if the tube isn't placed correctly, it...

Yeah, if the tube isn't placed correctly, it doesn't get any suction and no milk (or very little) gets sucked out, so experiment.  I don't know if the tubing can be too long, you want some...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   04-13-2012, 06:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By lizvan
Are you aware that the milk in the sns should be...

Are you aware that the milk in the sns should be bubbling if it is placed properly? I ask this because I tried to use the sns with my first DS and he took very little from it and I didn't know why....
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-08-2012, 08:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 628
Posted By lizvan
When mine were little and would hurt each other...

When mine were little and would hurt each other I would work hard to concentrate on the injured party. Frequently, I would make no comment to the aggressor, and just spend some time making sure the...
Forum: Parenting   03-02-2012, 02:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 869
Posted By lizvan
Hi, It sounds like things are rough around...

Hi,

It sounds like things are rough around your house these days! One thing I tried to do when my younger was new was to always blame everything on myself and not the baby. If baby was tired and...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-29-2012, 05:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 393
Posted By lizvan
You could just not put the offending food on her...

You could just not put the offending food on her plate until she forgets about the pressure she's been feeling and then reintroduce. You could put the offending food on a small separate plate so...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-29-2012, 08:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 393
Posted By lizvan
Hi!   I have an 8 yo son who is a very light...

Hi!
 
I have an 8 yo son who is a very light eater and has always been very thin (I think he weighs 50 lbs and he will be nine in April).  I also have an 11 yo son who is on the chubby side.  I...
Forum: Parenting   02-19-2012, 04:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,546
Posted By lizvan
Can you disable Skype? "it just stopped working"...

Can you disable Skype? "it just stopped working" with a shrug and a comment that you will have to work on it. That would work for a 4 year old and a grandma. Dang computers!  If he gets the gifts at...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-19-2012, 01:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 363
Posted By lizvan
One of my most successful parenting techniques -...

One of my most successful parenting techniques - don't watch! Unenthusiastic swimmer? Read a book. Extremely messy ice cream cone eating? Look away. Picking up something way too full of a sticky...
Forum: Parenting   02-06-2012, 03:58 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,652
Posted By lizvan
Having a routine doesn't necessarily mean...

Having a routine doesn't necessarily mean imposing a routine on some unwilling party.  You can work slowly toward a joyful routine.  We have always had some kind of routine in our house because I...
Forum: Unschooling   12-24-2011, 12:28 PM
Replies: 316
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Views: 10,325
Posted By lizvan
Hi,   I don't know if you should view this...

Hi,
 
I don't know if you should view this as an unschooling failure, but as an opportunity.  It sounds like your son is very motivated to learn math right now, this is what you have been waiting...
Forum: Learning at School   10-26-2011, 11:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,981
Posted By lizvan
We are homeschoolers, but I was getting...

We are homeschoolers, but I was getting frustrated with my 8 yo and math so I decided to make a change.  We have been using Dreambox (www.dreambox.com (http://www.dreambox.com)) and he really likes...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-20-2011, 09:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 400
Posted By lizvan
I am not in the same situation as you, but when...

I am not in the same situation as you, but when my DS (now 10 yo) was a baby, my DH didn't want to change diapers, give baths etc.  I wanted DH to come home and do these things more to bond with his...
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