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Forum: The Childhood Years   10-18-2013, 10:57 AM
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Posted By kareneb
Most of the threads on this post have good...

Most of the threads on this post have good advice, but "Linda on the move" has GREAT advice.
 
Your son, even if he is a loner and an introvert, needs to make a good friend or two in his new...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-10-2013, 03:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,074
Posted By kareneb
Thanks for the comments.   I think Salr hit...

Thanks for the comments.
 
I think Salr hit the nail on the head. As soon as I posted my note a couple of weeks ago I started thinking more clearly about this daughter and her need for connection...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-02-2013, 09:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,074
Posted By kareneb
We are having issues with bedtime. This daughter...

We are having issues with bedtime. This daughter is a morning person who napped until kindergarten. She is a solid sleeper who wakes up in the morning (between 6 and 6:30)ready to go, but craters...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-05-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,791
Posted By kareneb
Thanks for the support. It's probably time for...

Thanks for the support. It's probably time for an update to this thread anyway.
 
So I think I wrote that we went to the ped for her annual well child check-up and the ped noted that her BMI is at...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-21-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,791
Posted By kareneb
Quote:Originally Posted by Linda on the...

Quote:Originally Posted by Linda on the move http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1372723/another-teen-girl-weight-thread/20#post_17273176)...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-21-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,791
Posted By kareneb
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by choli http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1372723/another-teen-girl-weight-thread/20#post_17272798)

Lands...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-21-2013, 08:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,791
Posted By kareneb
Yes, you are all right, I need to get off the...

Yes, you are all right, I need to get off the large breast issue. It's hard to rock my 32Ds and look good and also look appropriate in my professional setting. I had a friend many years ago who was...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-20-2013, 02:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,791
Posted By kareneb
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by meemee http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1372723/another-teen-girl-weight-thread/20#post_17271853)

Oh...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-20-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,791
Posted By kareneb
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by choli http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1372723/another-teen-girl-weight-thread/20#post_17271848)

You...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-20-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,791
Posted By kareneb
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by choli http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1372723/another-teen-girl-weight-thread#post_17271837)

 
YOU are...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-20-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,791
Posted By kareneb
Well, I'm not sure what my daughter knows or...

Well, I'm not sure what my daughter knows or doesn't know. I'm certain you don't know, meemee. She surprised me the other day by telling a story from when she was 11. She had to have an upper...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-20-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,791
Posted By kareneb
I am struggling with this last comment, a lot....

I am struggling with this last comment, a lot. It is true that I wish she had kept her slim body from a year ago. I think life is so much easier when you can find clothes easily. Beyond that, I...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-20-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,791
Posted By kareneb
Thanks, your words are fine. I realize a lot of...

Thanks, your words are fine. I realize a lot of this is in my own head.
 
My daughter is beautiful and she knows I think she is beautiful. I think it is hard for her to have such a curvy body and...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-20-2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,791
Posted By kareneb
I guess we're all different.   My weight...

I guess we're all different.
 
My weight hasn't varied much in my life - I graduated high school weighing 140, peaked at about 155 a few years ago and now I weigh 145. My breasts have certainly...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-20-2013, 07:01 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,791
Posted By kareneb
Yes, it is certainly possible and maybe partly...

Yes, it is certainly possible and maybe partly the motivation for her choices. On the other hand, yesterday we took a long walk together and we talked about "how food works" and she seemed genuinely...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-19-2013, 08:16 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,791
Posted By kareneb
It's been a while since I posted this about my...

It's been a while since I posted this about my teen girl. She will see her ped on Thursday morning - last week I talked to the ped about my concerns and I think that she understood where I was...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-20-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,791
Posted By kareneb
thank you!

thank you!
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-20-2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,791
Posted By kareneb
Thanks whatsnextmom, it feels good to be heard. ...

Thanks whatsnextmom, it feels good to be heard.
 
She is due for a check-up. We usually do our birthday physicals in January (she and her younger sister are 26 months apart so we do them...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-20-2013, 05:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,791
Posted By kareneb
I just finished reading the thread that Amber...

I just finished reading the thread that Amber started about her 14 year old daughter.  Such a touchy subject!  I hope that my questions don't rub people the wrong way but they probably will.
 
My...
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