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Forum: Life With a Baby   06-30-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,104
Posted By aparent
I think it's wonderful that !Kung babies are...

I think it's wonderful that !Kung babies are never left
to cry for more than 10 seconds. Sometimes, though,
it is a woman besides the mother that responds. It seems
the whole culture doesn't...
Forum: Parenting   12-08-2011, 07:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,049
Posted By aparent
    Thanks for the wonderful, thoughtful...


  Thanks for the wonderful, thoughtful replies. I need time
to take it all in; there's so much in them.
 
Forum: Parenting   12-05-2011, 06:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,049
Posted By aparent
    Thanks for the great advice and cautions. ...


  Thanks for the great advice and cautions.
We've gone back and forth about just about
everything having to do with the houses and
I recently recalled the feeling I had being at
the 2 places...
Forum: Parenting   12-03-2011, 07:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,049
Posted By aparent
    We're house hunting and are basically ...


  We're house hunting and are basically
now looking at 2 places. One, which I
will call "Sky." is on the side of one of
the highest hills in the area. Most of the
land is cleared, including...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-05-2011, 09:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 407
Posted By aparent
     I think it's significant that so many...


   I think it's significant that so many parents
use the word `inconsolable;' a word to me that
connotes grief or deep emotion or feeling that
cannot be softened.  I'm wondering if it would...
Forum: Parenting   09-28-2011, 06:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 126
Posted By aparent
     I'd suggest not critisizing him for a...


   I'd suggest not critisizing him for a while but
encourage him to be a white knight that defends
his little brother.
 Does your older have a superhero he admires?
I'm sure that superhero...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-15-2011, 05:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 238
Posted By aparent
    If you feel he's too sensitive you might...


  If you feel he's too sensitive you might respond
to him with statements about your own day that
describe little things that you manifest don't really
bother you much at all as if to say, "I...
Forum: Parenting   09-11-2011, 11:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 238
Posted By aparent
   I might attempt to enroll the whole family...


 I might attempt to enroll the whole family in an
transition to a new way of thinking and doing things
that mirrors what's going on inside you as isn't the
process of pregnancy beautifully...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-03-2011, 06:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 779
Posted By aparent
    I think it's time to start on a...


  I think it's time to start on a large intentional community,
the whole world actually. It's pupose being to raise the next
generation. Within that context of having children and parenting...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-02-2011, 04:02 AM
Replies: 12
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Views: 523
Posted By aparent
    You mentioned she wants you to teach her...


  You mentioned she wants you to teach her to read
but that you are, "now so completely reluctant to do anything
that is academic or that she could get right or wrong or 'fail'"
Isn't that...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-01-2011, 04:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 419
Posted By aparent
Maybe you could arrange for you and your sister ...

Maybe you could arrange for you and your sister
to be together while they were all playing and if
the older kids are being mean or something, direct
your sister's attention to it. "What did he...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-27-2011, 05:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 530
Posted By aparent
   Sounds like he really needs those naps ...


 Sounds like he really needs those naps
and that things are improving.
Forum: Parenting   08-25-2011, 11:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,238
Posted By aparent
     I think we tried the middle way too. ...


   I think we tried the middle way too.  Perhaps in the
fashion kings used to be given very small amounts of
poison for a while so they eventually became immune to the
toxin, I hoped the...
Forum: Pets   08-23-2011, 05:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,213
Posted By aparent
     Perhaps your vet could supply a Quality...


   Perhaps your vet could supply a Quality of Life assessment or scale
form that your husband could fill out by himself after observing the dog
for a few days. Perhaps when he fills it out his...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-22-2011, 04:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 530
Posted By aparent
    Maybe one of these would work:   ...


  Maybe one of these would work:
 
1) Take a detour on the way home. I used to turn the heat on and close
all the windows except for a crack in the window by me (so I didn't sleep).
 
2)...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-20-2011, 11:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,205
Posted By aparent
      You start your first post stating, "I...


    You start your first post stating, "I really feel like I don't
know what I'm doing anymore, and that I'm failing as a parent."
 "and the second post ends with your quoting your son as...
Forum: Parenting   08-20-2011, 09:52 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 6,523
Posted By aparent
    Alice Walker is quoted as having said...


  Alice Walker is quoted as having said that, "The most
important question in the world is, "Why is the child crying?""
 
  Perhaps that also applies in "Why is the child disruptive?"
 
 ...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-17-2011, 11:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 778
Posted By aparent
     I read somewhere that really close...


   I read somewhere that really close listening
does the same sort of things to the brain that
meditation does. Listening is so basic to living
well with other humans that I don't think it's...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-13-2011, 01:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,001
Posted By aparent
     I would suggest having your husband start...


   I would suggest having your husband start
a each evening for a while or whatever or on
a weekend taking DD swimming, ideally with
a friend of hers. After they're tired he should
jump in...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-13-2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 709
Posted By aparent
     I would start by telling him he's a big...


   I would start by telling him he's a big beautiful
boy who makes, once in a while, little mistakes. He's
not mean; he said something that might have hurt
somebody. He's not stupid; he made a...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-10-2011, 08:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 804
Posted By aparent
    If you have a large budget there's a...


  If you have a large budget there's a globe that
has a light inside it and a motor to turn it to continuously
demonstrate the earth's rotation and what parts of the world
are currently...
Forum: Parenting   08-10-2011, 07:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,152
Posted By aparent
     It's easy for parenting to turn into...


   It's easy for parenting to turn into something
like the UPS (United Parcel) wherein the job
seems to be to deliver an intact, unchipped
adult to the world on time. Of course safety
is part...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-09-2011, 07:19 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,572
Posted By aparent
      Plastic has no texture, no grain, no...


    Plastic has no texture, no grain, no anything except
color. Ipods have a 2 dimensional screen. A crayon
has texture, smell and it's 3 dimensional. Drawing with
one creates a textured...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-08-2011, 11:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,929
Posted By aparent
    Hi:  She sounds frightened to me. Worried...


  Hi:  She sounds frightened to me. Worried something
is going to happen concerning you and trying to control
the situation to prevent that something.  At the same time
she also seems to be...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-08-2011, 10:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,344
Posted By aparent
    I think I see some tact in the examples...


  I think I see some tact in the examples you give.
In the first she doesn't say, "I thought you were a
poor teacher but I learned anyways." She might be
saying, "I didn't know if I could...
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