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Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-25-2017, 04:13 PM
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Posted By contactmaya
Both of your comments are helpful. I agree...

Both of your comments are helpful.

I agree that behavior addiction is not deadly in the way that substance addiction can be. But there are so many substance addictions. I would place addiction to...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-19-2017, 01:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 349
Posted By contactmaya
Popular thread I see...:thumb.

Popular thread I see...:thumb.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-16-2017, 09:10 AM
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Views: 349
Posted By contactmaya
Internet gaming addiction: some articles

Here are some interesting articles on the topic.
Any comments?

This first one attracted me- the idea that there are rehabs for those suffering from internet gaming addiction:
...
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-24-2017, 02:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 364
Posted By contactmaya
Mine are bigger, after 3 kids and 11 years. ...

Mine are bigger, after 3 kids and 11 years.
Breastfeeding probably effects different women differently. Once you start breastfeeding your child, questions of breast size become irrelevant. My...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-13-2017, 07:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 975
Posted By contactmaya
Troll me thinks.

Troll me thinks.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-13-2017, 07:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 895
Posted By contactmaya
This 100%. Also, reaching out to a human you...

This 100%.

Also, reaching out to a human you can trust is essential. But the internet can be a great tool. So keep rsearching. And dont blame yourself because of what one inexperienced 'peer...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-12-2017, 12:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 895
Posted By contactmaya
I believe my sister has BPD, I also believe my...

I believe my sister has BPD, I also believe my brother's ex wife has it.
I dont believe in our case parenting was the reason for this in my sister.
She has always been the 'difficult' one, the...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-10-2017, 02:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 975
Posted By contactmaya
This sounds like a great idea. I agree that the...

This sounds like a great idea.
I agree that the book I mentioned is aimed at those who are sexually active, but it also contains great information for any girl/woman from a strictly scientific...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-09-2017, 08:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 975
Posted By contactmaya
I intend to give my daughter the book 'Taking...

I intend to give my daughter the book
'Taking Charge of Your Fertility'
when she gets to the age when its relevant to her. I read this when I was in my late 30s and learned things about myself...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   03-14-2017, 02:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,477
Posted By contactmaya
Good to know. I guess that explains why its more...

Good to know. I guess that explains why its more expensive usually.
Forum: Diapering   03-14-2017, 02:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,411
Posted By contactmaya
This isnt a debate, its a promotion...tut tut....

This isnt a debate, its a promotion...tut tut. Look up EC (elimination communication)
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-12-2017, 04:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 647
Posted By contactmaya
My kids tend to cut their hair as a matter of...

My kids tend to cut their hair as a matter of course. I try to get a turn, so it looks more presentable. The way I see it, its their hair.... My 5 yo cut her hair when she was 4, and its finally...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-04-2017, 07:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,816
Posted By contactmaya
My troll dar has also been sparked-nonetheless, I...

My troll dar has also been sparked-nonetheless, I wanted to second want the others have said. Great advice. However, I dont know how different things are nowadays in the age of the internet, but ...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-17-2016, 10:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,413
Posted By contactmaya
I agree with the bolded. But are they still...

I agree with the bolded. But are they still acting as babysitters?
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-17-2016, 10:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,413
Posted By contactmaya
We had a male friend who said to my daughter on...

We had a male friend who said to my daughter on her 3rd birthday "Give me a kiss" leaning his cheek in. He sounded like how a relative might sound. I took it as innocent. Nonetheless, I immediately...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-17-2016, 09:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,146
Posted By contactmaya
My first thought. Yep, I smell a rat.... If...

My first thought. Yep, I smell a rat....

If legit- he can do what he wants in private cant he? Its his body.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-08-2016, 12:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,567
Posted By contactmaya
Question Good advice. We've done that. I wonder if usage...

Good advice. We've done that. I wonder if usage of the internet/youtube in particular/showing your face on the internet, whether that presents any additional risks compared to the situation say 10/15...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-25-2016, 02:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,567
Posted By contactmaya
Whilst you make good points, I dont know how...

Whilst you make good points, I dont know how efficiently intuition works over the internet. We might be able to spot a troll on this forum with some experience, but how easily can an 11 year old ...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-23-2016, 02:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,567
Posted By contactmaya
It only takes the first and second bolded....

It only takes the first and second bolded. Malicious intent is definitely out there. We are talking about the internet aren't we? There are no limits.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-23-2016, 02:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,567
Posted By contactmaya
I had in mind trolling pedophiles. Dont you think...

I had in mind trolling pedophiles. Dont you think they look around on site featuring kids? Need i state the obvious? Being recognized on the street by such persons, ie making the connection...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-15-2016, 02:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,567
Posted By contactmaya
Being recognized on the street...someone using...

Being recognized on the street...someone using the footage for other dubious means.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-27-2016, 01:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,567
Posted By contactmaya
We had this dilemma. At first I just allowed the...

We had this dilemma. At first I just allowed the voice, without the face. Ds' friends mom wont even allow her sons voice let alone his face (not sure of her logic). Then I let my son experiment...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-24-2016, 02:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,926
Posted By contactmaya
th, It was more the implicit assumption that...

th,

It was more the implicit assumption that it didnt matter, that the child should make other friends (he apparently has plenty of other friends)....that kind of idea came across to me and...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-22-2016, 01:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,926
Posted By contactmaya
I relate to what you're saying. I have fond...

I relate to what you're saying. I have fond memories of bonds with my many cousins. I think fondly of my parents and theirs, who made the effort to create opportunities for us to get to know each...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-05-2016, 03:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,559
Posted By contactmaya
Re 'what planet are you on..'- sorry, poor ...

Re 'what planet are you on..'- sorry, poor choice of words. Clearly different countries/cities have different levels of accessibility. I guess I assumed that prices were going down everywhere in...
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