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Forum: Parenting   03-18-2010, 12:14 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,836
Posted By benj
Nah, my kids are very young. I haven't read...

Nah, my kids are very young.

I haven't read this whole discussion either.

I know my parents lied about our ages. I remember going to the waterpark (or something like one) and my mother told...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   03-18-2010, 12:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,387
Posted By benj
I know those who are telling him to tell his...

I know those who are telling him to tell his parents he is unhappy are only trying to help, but remember it's a sensitive subject and it's one that doesn't come up often (or at all.) The only time I...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   03-18-2010, 12:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,844
Posted By benj
I don't think it should become illegal. You...

I don't think it should become illegal. You can't be completely reliant on the laws to tell you right from wrong. I'd rather that people understand that it isn't necessary. Although it takes longer,...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   12-07-2009, 12:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,123
Posted By benj
Quote: Originally Posted by momtolivy...

Quote:
Originally Posted by momtolivy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14766366)
I find this such a weird question - not to...
Forum: Parenting   12-06-2009, 03:44 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,790
Posted By benj
I don't celebrate Christmas, but one without...

I don't celebrate Christmas, but one without presents sounds really nice. Or at least making it so the presents are not the main focus.

(I grew up in a home where we didn't celebrate birthdays...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   12-06-2009, 03:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 640
Posted By benj
Very unlikely, but I would listen to him and be...

Very unlikely, but I would listen to him and be supportive. I highly doubt that a teenager would want to be circumcised on a whim. I would give him the right information, but my goal would not to be...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   11-30-2009, 01:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,808
Posted By benj
Quote: Originally Posted by Fyrestorm...

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Originally Posted by Fyrestorm http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14722031)
I still want to know why an OB who...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   11-30-2009, 12:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,955
Posted By benj
I think it's just that people are ignorant of...

I think it's just that people are ignorant of what they're not used to. It's an easy answer to justify circumcision with "it's easier to clean." Cleanliness is desirable, etc. But I had issues where...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   11-30-2009, 12:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,157
Posted By benj
People don't typically ask. I actually wasn't...

People don't typically ask. I actually wasn't aware people were that concerned. *shrug*
Forum: Parenting   08-13-2009, 08:06 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,316
Posted By benj
I don't drink alcohol...at all. But I don't...

I don't drink alcohol...at all. But I don't think there is really anything wrong with drinking in front of kids.
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   07-17-2009, 10:33 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,018
Posted By benj
Quote: Originally Posted by SlackerDad...

Quote:
Originally Posted by SlackerDad http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14074886)
So benj. why did you circ?

Wow, a...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   07-09-2009, 05:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,489
Posted By benj
My sons have not retracted yet, but they are...

My sons have not retracted yet, but they are really young. I remember always being able to retract mine so I guess it happened when I was pretty young. I always retracted to urinate though, just a...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-09-2009, 01:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 748
Posted By benj
i think people when they look at anything to do...

i think people when they look at anything to do with vaccines and autism, have the misconception that people who want safer vaccines think that vaccines inherently cause autism. we vaxed and our son...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   07-08-2009, 01:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 479
Posted By benj
Quote: Originally Posted by hipmummy...

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Originally Posted by hipmummy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14046083)
That's what I...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-07-2009, 08:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 363
Posted By benj
Thank you so much for your suggestions. I don't...

Thank you so much for your suggestions. I don't feel prepared for any of this. When he is frustrating to deal with, I lose a lot of confidence. We don't have a lot of help or support, we're young,...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   07-07-2009, 08:17 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,018
Posted By benj
Quote: Originally Posted by perspective...

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Originally Posted by perspective http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14047093)
haha, its ok, you made sense to me. When...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-07-2009, 01:34 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,885
Posted By benj
Erm, no. I think you have misunderstood me. Of...

Erm, no. I think you have misunderstood me. Of course I would take drug use seriously. But following my kids around all day would make the problem worse. There has to be a better solution. And I am...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   07-07-2009, 01:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,970
Posted By benj
Quote: Originally Posted by 2xy...

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Originally Posted by 2xy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14045210)
Nobody has opined on my earlier comment regarding...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   07-06-2009, 11:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 479
Posted By benj
Only boys? What will they think if they have a...

Only boys? What will they think if they have a girl?
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   07-06-2009, 10:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 479
Posted By benj
It's always so strange to me how adamant fathers...

It's always so strange to me how adamant fathers are to circumcise their sons. The "up to the husband" thing seems like a cop-out to me. Like if anyone disagrees with their decision, the mother has...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-06-2009, 07:27 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,885
Posted By benj
Quote: Originally Posted by A&A...

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Originally Posted by A&A http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14043254)
And yet it's worth investigating the correlation....
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-06-2009, 07:02 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,885
Posted By benj
Quote: Originally Posted by MCatLvrMom2A&X...

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Originally Posted by MCatLvrMom2A&X http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14043109)
They would know I was there. I wouldnt...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-06-2009, 06:12 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,885
Posted By benj
Quote: Originally Posted by MCatLvrMom2A&X...

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Originally Posted by MCatLvrMom2A&X http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14042810)
Because the very act of smoking in the...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-06-2009, 06:06 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,885
Posted By benj
Quote: Originally Posted by MCatLvrMom2A&X...

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Originally Posted by MCatLvrMom2A&X http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14042810)
You are the one mentioned them never...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-06-2009, 05:58 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,885
Posted By benj
Quote: Originally Posted by MCatLvrMom2A&X...

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Originally Posted by MCatLvrMom2A&X http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14042723)
Trust is earned not given. If my child...
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