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Forum: The Childhood Years   Yesterday, 08:18 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By momofsage
These are great suggestions. We, too, opted for...

These are great suggestions. We, too, opted for a shorter haircut to make things easier, and we put conditioner on early in the bath and then let it sit as long as possible.

But also, I frankly...
Forum: The Childhood Years   Yesterday, 08:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 143
Posted By momofsage
That is a great idea! Oh, it's just so hard...

That is a great idea!

Oh, it's just so hard to see the little ones in emotional pain and not know how to ease it for them.
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-27-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 143
Posted By momofsage
Thank you, Lauren--you have inspired me to try to...

Thank you, Lauren--you have inspired me to try to draw her out a bit more about it. She's not always forthcoming about her feelings, and we're still figuring out how to get her to share them with...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-26-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 134
Posted By momofsage
I am so very sorry for all of you--we have been...

I am so very sorry for all of you--we have been there in spades. My dd (9 now and almost completely over her myriad fears--for now!) spiraled into more and more dysfunctional fears from about age 3...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-26-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 143
Posted By momofsage
Crying after sleepover--b/c it was fun?

My 9yo dd returned home today from her first ever sleepover for a close friend's birthday party. She said she had fun but then went up to her room and cried. Eventually she disclosed that she was...
Forum: Family Safety   10-26-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By momofsage
Thank you so much, DahliaRW!

Thank you so much, DahliaRW!
Forum: Family Safety   10-09-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By momofsage
I just pressed the customer service rep at...

I just pressed the customer service rep at Wildkin and they confirmed that NONE of their sleeping bags have fire retardants (even though only one of their four sleeping bag lines actually says that...
Forum: Family Safety   10-04-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By momofsage
non-toxic sleeping bag?

I am trying to find a non-toxic sleeping bag for my dd who is 9. We could get her an adult size or a large child size, I think. The only place I've seen them for sale (making one is not an option...
Forum: Learning at School   06-12-2011, 04:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 833
Posted By momofsage
Thanks, everyone!  This is really helpful.

Thanks, everyone!  This is really helpful.
Forum: Learning at School   06-10-2011, 08:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 833
Posted By momofsage
Any suggestions?  This is for a Kindergarten...

Any suggestions?  This is for a Kindergarten teacher.  We were thinking of giving her some books for her classroom.  But I'd love to hear what others have done/are doing.
 
Thanks,
Jen
Forum: Dental   02-04-2011, 08:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 827
Posted By momofsage
My daughter gets totally freaked out every time...

My daughter gets totally freaked out every time she gets a loose tooth.  Can anyone recommend a children's book (age appropriate for a Kindergartener) about losing teeth?
 
Thanks,
Jen
Forum: Learning at School   12-07-2010, 06:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By momofsage
I saw and appreciated the great thread here...

I saw and appreciated the great thread here about gifts for teachers.  But I'm specifically wondering if folks have ideas for things kids can *make* for their teachers (there were a few ideas in the...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-03-2010, 09:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 703
Posted By momofsage
This doesn't answer your question, but I try to...

This doesn't answer your question, but I try to remind myself that many of those qualities that make my child challenging to parent will serve her well as an adult. For ex., I *want* her to be...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-03-2010, 09:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,173
Posted By momofsage
as much as I hate to hear someone else is going...

as much as I hate to hear someone else is going through this, it's nice to have even more confirmation that this is normal behavior.

I just read the thread by Jade's mom about "I'm sick of the...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-30-2010, 08:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,173
Posted By momofsage
Thanks, folks! This is really helpful to know! ...

Thanks, folks! This is really helpful to know!

She is getting the same amount of sleep, which is definitely enough. And the interrupting is not the kind that all kids do out of excitement. It's...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-29-2010, 07:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,173
Posted By momofsage
Help! My sweet 5yo dd has undergone a change...

Help! My sweet 5yo dd has undergone a change since starting Kindergarten. She was always very well behaved: even though she is strong-willed, she has never deliberately acted out. At Kindergarten,...
Forum: Learning at School   08-22-2010, 09:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 591
Posted By momofsage
Oh, thank you. That is great advice. I might...

Oh, thank you. That is great advice. I might make a photo necklace for each of us--what a great idea! We did go to the school playground yesterday (which is the place where the kids get dropped...
Forum: Learning at School   08-21-2010, 09:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 591
Posted By momofsage
Thanks, you two. These messages help. I am...

Thanks, you two. These messages help.

I am torn about what to do. Her teacher said we might consider not talking about Kindergarten until it's time to start, to avoid putting pressure on her. But...
Forum: Learning at School   08-19-2010, 02:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 591
Posted By momofsage
Help! My 5yo dd is starting Kindergarten in a...

Help! My 5yo dd is starting Kindergarten in a couple of weeks, and we are really worried about how to make the transition work.

She was only in 1/2 day preschool for one year (last year) and...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   03-08-2010, 10:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,169
Posted By momofsage
Thanks--great suggestions. She cannot open the...

Thanks--great suggestions. She cannot open the Lunchbots without spilling the contents all over the place. (Just got that in the mail after spending $13 on one container only to learn...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   03-03-2010, 10:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,169
Posted By momofsage
OK--maybe I'll try one! The ones with latches...

OK--maybe I'll try one! The ones with latches she has an easier time with. Regular tupperware or gladware she cannot open herself. So I was concerned about the Lunchbots NOT having any tabs or...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   03-01-2010, 10:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,169
Posted By momofsage
Yeah--I've seen the lunchbots boxes. They seem...

Yeah--I've seen the lunchbots boxes. They seem really cute! My question is (and I can't tell this from the pix): can a preschooler open them on her own?

The Mr. Bento looks cool, too. Thanks! Any...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   03-01-2010, 11:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,169
Posted By momofsage
I am seeking safe plastic or metal food...

I am seeking safe plastic or metal food containers for my 4.5-y-o dd's lunch box. They need to be easy for her to open (i.e. the kind that have those four little flaps on each side that she can flip...
Forum: Meal Planning   01-30-2010, 09:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 704
Posted By momofsage
I need suggestions for a 4.5-y-o kid taking her...

I need suggestions for a 4.5-y-o kid taking her lunch to preschool for the first time.

Foods that your kids can pretty much be guaranteed to eat?
Packaging/containers they can open themselves?
...
Forum: Meal Planning   01-29-2010, 11:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,750
Posted By momofsage
rainbowmoon--what's your peanut butter smoothie...

rainbowmoon--what's your peanut butter smoothie recipe? That sounds great!
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