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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-23-2005, 12:28 AM
Replies: 454
Views: 13,780
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Quote: today's MDC bears very little...

Quote:
today's MDC bears very little resemblance to then in both content and community.

It used to feel like all the different corners of the world coming together for discussion and diplomacy -...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-22-2005, 09:41 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,016
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Quote: when you do this right from the...

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when you do this right from the beginning, lots of behavior issues just never come up.
I'd like to change that to: "issues just never come up" or they are perceived in completely different...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-22-2005, 01:42 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,016
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If you're doing this in the right way for your...

If you're doing this in the right way for your family then you aren't going to run into these types of issues. Obviously, these families have made choices with which they feel comfortable -- or, at...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-21-2005, 11:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 560
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Yes, my daughter is also quite a paradox. I...

Yes, my daughter is also quite a paradox. I wonder what she would be like if she were monolingual.

She dislikes groups (too noisy), and sometimes even one-on-one play (says she likes to be...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-21-2005, 04:54 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,514
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Mine was 4 years old (well, 2 weeks shy)....

Mine was 4 years old (well, 2 weeks shy). http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-21-2005, 01:49 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,514
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Pamelamama -- It was a bad joke. Really stupid....

Pamelamama -- It was a bad joke. Really stupid. I didn't know that's their stance -- I'm too far-removed from western society! Sorry everyone.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-21-2005, 01:20 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,514
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I was joking. But it is good for the mind to see...

I was joking. But it is good for the mind to see different experiences.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-21-2005, 01:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 560
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I wasn't anxious about *my* child. I was feeling...

I wasn't anxious about *my* child. I was feeling lonesome, as if I were the only one who doesn't know precisely what grade level my child would be. I have no clue. And I don't care. I'm kind of...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-20-2005, 01:32 PM
Replies: 454
Views: 13,780
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Hey Mandy, where'd ya put your pjs? Har, har....

Hey Mandy, where'd ya put your pjs? Har, har. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-20-2005, 12:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 925
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Yeah,that happened to me tonight...though I...

Yeah,that happened to me tonight...though I can't remember what the question was. Oh, and it happened the other day when dd stated, "I don't like the Kyrgyz!" My knee-jerk reaction was to think she...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-20-2005, 11:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 560
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I think I had a pregnancy moment. I'm not...

I think I had a pregnancy moment. I'm not frustrated with my kid. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif I get frustrated when I see certain posts. I feel like there's not much...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-20-2005, 06:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 715
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Things we've done in the last few days: *...

Things we've done in the last few days:

* Cut plastic bag (sorry everyone, but paper doesn't exist here) in half and layed in on the floor on her balcony. Poured old whole wheat flour on it to...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-20-2005, 06:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 560
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Isn't there anyone here whose 4-5 year old is...

Isn't there anyone here whose 4-5 year old is just not interested in academics yet? Any mommy who is perfectly okay with that? I'm feeling very alone.

I mean, yeah, sometimes she wants to write....
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-20-2005, 06:40 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,514
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How old are all these kids when they're potty...

How old are all these kids when they're potty training? Why not just do like me? Wait four years (or however long) till child is good & ready on his or her own and then have no accidents afterwards?...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-20-2005, 06:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 534
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First, to an extent, boasting is completely...

First, to an extent, boasting is completely natural and healthy -- especially for 5-6 year olds. I used to, ahem, not really enjoy kids this age because of it. But it's really fun -- and not...
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   05-20-2005, 05:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 175
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I was 12. My gradmother was visiting us at the...

I was 12. My gradmother was visiting us at the time. I remember the lead-up to the eruption -- trying to get old Harry Truman to leave. I remember the ashes falling like snow -- what it smelled...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-19-2005, 11:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 701
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Ahem, um. Um. Um. Um. Let's see! Um. Hmmm. Maybe...

Ahem, um. Um. Um. Um. Let's see! Um. Hmmm. Maybe maybe a trip to a nature reserve...if dh can find time between now and the presidential elections (highly unlikely). Um. Pools will open on June 15....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-19-2005, 05:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 925
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Hey! I forgot to mention asking if dc...

Hey! I forgot to mention asking if dc understood. "Do you understand?"

I think you're so lucky! Mine didn't get into the whys until recently. Mine asked, "What is the tree saying?" "What is the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-19-2005, 03:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 925
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I completely agree with Lilyka's response about...

I completely agree with Lilyka's response about cannibalism. Kid's are egoists; they make everything about themselves. The child needs to be reassured about this one.

I turn questions around too....
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   05-19-2005, 12:34 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,998
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I'm not trying to judge you as a person. I think...

I'm not trying to judge you as a person. I think what you wrote and how you wrote it had a lot of unconscious messages in it, that's all. Something to examine....
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   05-19-2005, 12:00 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,998
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The thing that concerns me in the original post...

The thing that concerns me in the original post is the poster's attitude towards this child. She really seems to have worked from a pre-conceived judgement of the child's eating habits, and she...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-18-2005, 09:49 AM
Replies: 454
Views: 13,780
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I remember babydaze...vaguely!...

I remember babydaze...vaguely! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif

Lil'love, weren't you our young mama? I remember a cute pic of you. Weird. All these old names.
Forum: November 2005   05-18-2005, 05:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,579
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I'm up to nearly 1500 mg of magnesium a day and...

I'm up to nearly 1500 mg of magnesium a day and I haven't had any pain for two nights now. I used the pillow between the knees thing, too. Hee, I asked my dd if she would bring me a pillow for that;...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-18-2005, 05:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 205
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Name four books on your bookshelf: Ora serrata...

Name four books on your bookshelf:
Ora serrata retinae -- Valerio Magrelli
The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Writings -- Chrlotte Perkins Gilman
A Country Doctor -- Sarah Orne Jewett
The Man in the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-18-2005, 02:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 925
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What kinds of language questions? I imagine...

What kinds of language questions?

I imagine you don't have an English language library around?

Dd asked how toilets work, so I ordered a book when I had a chance. We got Telephones,...
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