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Forum: Natural Parenting News   05-12-2012, 04:27 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,141
Posted By chipper26
The article is written with a slant against the...

The article is written with a slant against the "extremes" of attachment parenting, in my opinion.  It seems like it is written from a smug point of view.  Yes, she gives info from the attachment...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-18-2011, 12:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 432
Posted By chipper26
What kind of consequences can I used for my dd...

What kind of consequences can I used for my dd who will be 3 in a few weeks when she is completely defiant?  I know that she's younger, but she's getting old enough to understand what is allowed....
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-13-2011, 07:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By chipper26
My dd is 2 1/ 2 and getting tubes in her ears....

My dd is 2 1/ 2 and getting tubes in her ears.  I'm not looking forward to tonight and tomorrow morning.  I can't nurse her or give her anything from midnight on.  She's been sick this weekend and...
Forum: Parenting   02-13-2011, 07:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,314
Posted By chipper26
Thanks for the replies.  I haven't been going to...

Thanks for the replies.  I haven't been going to this doc long enough to say he is giving me excellent care.  He seems very knowledgeable, but missing an emotional link that I need.  I just feel...
Forum: Parenting   02-13-2011, 10:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,314
Posted By chipper26
I started going to this new doctor...

I started going to this new doctor  (psychiatrist) to manage my meds for anxiety/ADD issues and for a little help dealing with all the stress of going back to work full-time after being a SAHM to my...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   01-10-2011, 07:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,847
Posted By chipper26
I'm in a similar boat.  My dd just turned 2 1/2...

I'm in a similar boat.  My dd just turned 2 1/2 and she loves her "nummy".  She can sit with me for an hour at a time and just nurse.  She is also up several time a night and I sleep with her.  I've...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-26-2010, 01:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,861
Posted By chipper26
Thank you for all of the thoughtful responses....

Thank you for all of the thoughtful responses.  Lots to think about and try.  My dd is very challenging and constantly keeps me on my toes.  I am working on more patience and looking for ways to...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-19-2010, 10:49 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,676
Posted By chipper26
I found your post so interesting and I really...

I found your post so interesting and I really need to think more about this as it applies to my dd.  I've always considered myself an underachiever, especially after being told countless times about...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-19-2010, 10:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,310
Posted By chipper26
subbing too... good resources.

subbing too... good resources.
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-19-2010, 09:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,861
Posted By chipper26
I know my dd is very bright but I'm not willing...

I know my dd is very bright but I'm not willing to say she is incredibly gifted at this point.  It's just early.  She is 2 and will be 2 1/2 at the beginning of Jan.  Her verbal skills are advanced...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   11-29-2010, 03:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 397
Posted By chipper26
Thank you everyone.  I really needed to read...

Thank you everyone.  I really needed to read these comments and I appreciate them!
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   11-26-2010, 08:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 397
Posted By chipper26
My dd is 2 years and 5 months.  We are still...

My dd is 2 years and 5 months.  We are still nursing but I'm seriously considering night weaning over Christmas break.  But, I've had several people tell me I should just wean all together b/c it...
Forum: Parenting   11-24-2010, 06:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 445
Posted By chipper26
I go through these stages when I feel like  I...

I go through these stages when I feel like  I just can't handle it and my emotions are overwhelming, then I  get over it and everything is kind of okay.
 
I can't cut back my hours or change jobs...
Forum: Parenting   11-24-2010, 04:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 445
Posted By chipper26
I don't even know where to start.  I just went...

I don't even know where to start.  I just went back to work full-time 3 months ago after being aSAHM for 2 years.  I'm handling it horribly.  My daughter is in the middle of the "terrible twos" when...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-30-2010, 03:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 885
Posted By chipper26
I did use a cover a lot when dd was little. B/c...

I did use a cover a lot when dd was little. B/c f m size, it was much more comfortable for me to do that but one I got much better at it and dd got bigger, I could do it rather discretely without...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-30-2010, 03:28 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,749
Posted By chipper26
I LOVE this thread b/c now I suddenly feel...

I LOVE this thread b/c now I suddenly feel normal. All of these things sound like a typical day at my house. It's too late to think of any examples b/c it's 2:30 am., but thank you!!
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-25-2010, 10:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By chipper26
All I can say is that you have my sympathy. I...

All I can say is that you have my sympathy. I don't have any answers right now. I too have become, all to often, the parent I don't want to be. My dd will be 2 1/2 in JAN.! and it has been in full...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-23-2010, 12:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By chipper26
I don't know if my LO is technically spirited,...

I don't know if my LO is technically spirited, but I know my patience with her is running too thin. She is in the "no" stage, the control stage, the indecision stage, the whining stage and whatever...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-12-2010, 04:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 337
Posted By chipper26
I started my dd a month earlier than needed so...

I started my dd a month earlier than needed so that we could both adjust. She started part-time and I gradually increased the hours. It was still very hard and she cried a lot She is also a momma's...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   08-27-2010, 01:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 903
Posted By chipper26
I just started back, but I have to say that I am...

I just started back, but I have to say that I am worried about the same thing. THere is just not enough time in the work day to do the job right and I am not devoting my "mommy time" to work.

I...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   08-15-2010, 04:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,219
Posted By chipper26
I was not vigilant enough about brushing dd's...

I was not vigilant enough about brushing dd's teeth at night.... too casual. I'd do it, but not daily b/c it was a struggle and didn't seem to do much good b/c I could get in there and really brush...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-12-2010, 04:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 546
Posted By chipper26
Quote: Originally Posted by spmamma...

Quote:
Originally Posted by spmamma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15727774)
I've got a screecher here too. And it's so...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-12-2010, 02:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 546
Posted By chipper26
Thanks for the empathy and replies. A lot of the...

Thanks for the empathy and replies. A lot of the time she is screaming because she is excited and playing. I understand that one, even though it is still hard to take. But when she scream and...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-11-2010, 07:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 546
Posted By chipper26
How can I get my 2 yo to STOP SCREAMING It is an...

How can I get my 2 yo to STOP SCREAMING It is an ear piercing scream and it is driving me nuts. Sometimes I can take it and other days I get SO angry. It hurts my ears and sometimes even makes my...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   08-06-2010, 12:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 564
Posted By chipper26
My dd just turned 2 and nurses pretty much on...

My dd just turned 2 and nurses pretty much on demand. I've been trying to stretch things out by saying "just a minute" or "after I do _______" and sometimes she forgets or I'm able to distract her....
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