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Forum: Family Safety   04-18-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 480
Posted By elus0814
We've had both and while I don't think one or the...

We've had both and while I don't think one or the other is safer I have preferred gas stoves. I think fire=hot is an easier concept for kids to learn and understand compared to trying to explain that...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-04-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,433
Posted By elus0814
I think quite a bit of what I'm saying is being...

I think quite a bit of what I'm saying is being misinterpreted. I do think that kids should have to do basic things to help out. When I get back from the grocery store everyone pitches in to bring...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-04-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,433
Posted By elus0814
I see what you're saying but I don't think kids...

I see what you're saying but I don't think kids wanting to hang out and do nothing as opposed to helping out means something is wrong with them. Some people are just naturally more likely to jump up...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-04-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,433
Posted By elus0814
I think this falls under the umbrella of...

I think this falls under the umbrella of education which I believe children are entitled to. It's very different from a child who wants to go to the movies every weekend or wear expensive clothes.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-04-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,433
Posted By elus0814
If I were ill or otherwise doing something that...

If I were ill or otherwise doing something that precluded useful work nothing would change. If I decided to sit around and do nothing all day I would expect my husband to change his tune on money...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-04-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,433
Posted By elus0814
I've been a stay at home mom for more than a...

I've been a stay at home mom for more than a decade. In our family it's not that my husband has money which he generously shares with me but that the money he earns is our money which we decide...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-03-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,433
Posted By elus0814
We do not give any sort of pocket money as a...

We do not give any sort of pocket money as a freebie. Everything must be earned but we make sure to offer many opportunities and to pay well for the work. For example, keeping an eye on the little...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-16-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 915
Posted By elus0814
I would absolutely expect a 15 year old to buy...

I would absolutely expect a 15 year old to buy gifts for friends out of their own money but I would be sure to offer enough opportunities to earn some extra money if need be.

That's a tough age...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   03-15-2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 452
Posted By elus0814
We had some ruptured ear drums around here and...

We had some ruptured ear drums around here and while we went to the doctor with the first child who had it we didn't after that. The doctor said it wasn't a big deal and just to be watchful for signs...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-14-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 176
Posted By elus0814
My kids are absolutely allowed to have things...

My kids are absolutely allowed to have things that are not for public use. I think 'sharing' is out of hand and many kids go places with the understanding that they will be allowed access to anything...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   02-05-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 17
Posted By elus0814
Out of those pittsford will have the best schools...

Out of those pittsford will have the best schools but will likely also have the highest home prices. I would avoid east rochester. There are also many private and parochial schools in Rochester and...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   02-03-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 242
Posted By elus0814
Just going by her bmi she's in the 'severely...

Just going by her bmi she's in the 'severely anorexic' category and if she loses just two more pounds she will be past the severe category. That really is a very low weight. The doctor doesn't seem...
Forum: Learning at School   01-31-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 300
Posted By elus0814
To be honest, I think that by accepting public...

To be honest, I think that by accepting public education you are accepting that your child will not be educated exactly the way you want. I would maybe discuss with the teacher what they feel is an...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-17-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 197
Posted By elus0814
Maybe part of it is that I've never made a big...

Maybe part of it is that I've never made a big purchase in my name? No cars, houses, loans, etc. Just a few credit cards when I was younger.

It was sort of a weird moment to find that I just plain...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-13-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 197
Posted By elus0814
I haven't had a card in my name in the better...

I haven't had a card in my name in the better part of ten years (as a family we haven't had one in several years). I tried to check my credit score several months ago and found I'm no longer in the...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-28-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 304
Posted By elus0814
I would require some be put in savings, at least...

I would require some be put in savings, at least half. Our kids know that gift checks are not something they have free reign on even when their name is on it. If they want something specific we...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-22-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 302
Posted By elus0814
Instead of making sick days fun days of tv...

Instead of making sick days fun days of tv watching make them sick days. I no longer allow my kids anything fun and they're magically sick less often. No tv, no electronics, no fun books, no fun...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-18-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 249
Posted By elus0814
I don't think there is an appropriate bike...

I don't think there is an appropriate bike available. There is one that is built for women, one that is too big, and one that is too small. I would make accommodations if the only coat available to...
Forum: Site Help   11-17-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 513
Posted By elus0814
That's disappointing. It was so nice to lists of...

That's disappointing. It was so nice to lists of reasonable gifts as well as needs when our local programs are asking for electronics and other luxury items. I liked knowing that gently used items...
Forum: Family Safety   10-29-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 493
Posted By elus0814
I've never used that particular seat so I can't...

I've never used that particular seat so I can't comment on how it would fit.

Yes, I have done three harness seats across the middle row. I've also done three harness seats across the third row. I...
Forum: Family Safety   10-27-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 493
Posted By elus0814
We have an 07 odyssey with the jump seat. I've...

We have an 07 odyssey with the jump seat. I've put car seats on the jump seat many times. It's not ideal but, IMO, it's perfectly safe. We've used britax roundabout, marathon, pavilion, and frontier...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-26-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 486
Posted By elus0814
I agree with everything said here. If you...

I agree with everything said here. If you yourself are not on solid financial footing (consumer debt and only a small emergency fund) then you are not in a position to give a large cash gift. I would...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   09-22-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,247
Posted By elus0814
Again, I get what you're saying but I have to...

Again, I get what you're saying but I have to disagree. How could someone figure out if another person is someone they want in their life if that person is not able to express their opinion on...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   09-21-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,247
Posted By elus0814
I think he is entitled to an opinion on this. I...

I think he is entitled to an opinion on this. I don't think he is entitled to make decisions regarding it or to get annoyed when things aren't done the way he thinks they should be but I do think she...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   09-19-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,247
Posted By elus0814
Sort of off topic but you will only listen to...

Sort of off topic but you will only listen to someone if they have first humbly approached you for permission to voice their opinion? Even then you will not take a moment to listen, listening is only...
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