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Forum: Learning at School   12-16-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 145
Posted By NiteNicole
Honestly, it sounds like everyone else is ok with...

Honestly, it sounds like everyone else is ok with this and just you have a problem with it. Alcohol as part of a raffle isn't that big a deal. We have wine baskets at auction all that time. As far...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-30-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,072
Posted By NiteNicole
Throwing out the pacifier seems like the most...

Throwing out the pacifier seems like the most obvious fix.

Also, set some boundaries. You might have to progress from polite to firm. This is your baby and if she's already THAT overbearing (I...
Forum: Education   09-15-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 592
Posted By NiteNicole
Try framing it the other way: if you get your...

Try framing it the other way: if you get your homework done quickly, you can play ALL YOU WANT!
Forum: Learning at School   09-13-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 742
Posted By NiteNicole
When my daughter first started kindergarten, we...

When my daughter first started kindergarten, we had a little after school talk where I asked her what was going on with her and she said, "I am perfect ALL DAY LONG and I'm TIRED." I think that...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-06-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 989
Posted By NiteNicole
I love my co-leader, I love our girls, and I love...

I love my co-leader, I love our girls, and I love their families - but GS is becoming a pain in my rear. There are too many rules but not enough guidelines, if that makes any sense. Let your girls...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-02-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 603
Posted By NiteNicole
I don't think it's as much about sharing a room...

I don't think it's as much about sharing a room as it is about being in a state of flux for an undetermined amount of time. Change and uncertainty are hard on anyone. She's gone from her cozy room...
Forum: Personal Growth   09-01-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 816
Posted By NiteNicole
I had to look that up because I wasn't sure what...

I had to look that up because I wasn't sure what "ppa with overlapping GAD" would be and I found primary progressive aphasia and generalized anxiety disorder. I think anyone would find that though,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-01-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 802
Posted By NiteNicole
Didn't some kid recently "go viral" doing toy...

Didn't some kid recently "go viral" doing toy reviews? Did your daughter see that? How did a two year old even think of that?

And this feels like an attempt for page views disguised as a...
Forum: Family Safety   08-27-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 689
Posted By NiteNicole
I just realized my daughter may be too big for a booster seat. Opinions?

I just realized my daughter is the only kid her age that I know who is still in a booster. She has a high back booster she uses sometimes because it's more comfortable (she falls asleep in the car...
Forum: Learning at School   08-25-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 762
Posted By NiteNicole
Two and a half weeks ago!

Two and a half weeks ago!
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-25-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,210
Posted By NiteNicole
The reality is there is just no time in our...

The reality is there is just no time in our evenings for extra activities and my daughter has been pretty clear that she already feels almost too busy. She is in violin at school, but practices at...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-21-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 414
Posted By NiteNicole
How many do you need, how much can you spend, and...

How many do you need, how much can you spend, and what's the age range? Do some prizes need to be bigger or better than others? Or is it a cash in your tickets situation? Are the kids and parents...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-21-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 886
Posted By NiteNicole
This is a better version of what I was trying to...

This is a better version of what I was trying to say. Those things might result in some unpleasant behavior but they don't make "bad" kids. And OP, I see you know the kid isn't evil, just different...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-21-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,168
Posted By NiteNicole
Some things that have helped around here: ...

Some things that have helped around here:

Make sure everything has a place, a bin, a shelf, SOMETHING, and that it's easily accessible. I don't care if things go in a specific spot but we do need...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-21-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 886
Posted By NiteNicole
62 views and no advice? Ok, I'll bite. I...

62 views and no advice? Ok, I'll bite.

I have a few thoughts on this so I'll just list them in no particular order:

You met and moved yourself and your daughter in with this guy pretty fast,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-21-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,210
Posted By NiteNicole
I don't know how people manage after school...

I don't know how people manage after school activities. By the time my daughter gets off the bus, does her homework, eats, and showers, there is very little time for anything else like playing and...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-19-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,049
Posted By NiteNicole
I do get the perception thing. I remember the...

I do get the perception thing. I remember the "ballroom" (my parents kept the dining room empty for dancing) in our house when I was 3 or so as being grand-hotel-HUGE and my room as being tiny as a...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-19-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,052
Posted By NiteNicole
I think it's likely your MIL is remembering what...

I think it's likely your MIL is remembering what she wants to remember. I think most babies sometimes just want to be put down and left alone and sometimes want to be held and sometimes are just...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-14-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,049
Posted By NiteNicole
Do what now? Isn't this how people get away...

Do what now? Isn't this how people get away with being pretty awful to little kids?

This a ten year old who thinks she remembers a big spider in her house, not a ten year old trying to convince...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-13-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,049
Posted By NiteNicole
She's not being dishonest, she's just telling you...

She's not being dishonest, she's just telling you how she remembers it. Memory is tricky. I know grown ups who swear they remember meeting Bugs Bunny at Disney World and "have the pictures to prove...
Forum: Learning at School   08-10-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,908
Posted By NiteNicole
I am pretty sure they can't MAKE you buy school...

I am pretty sure they can't MAKE you buy school supplies, but there are published lists and you can buy a box of supplies from PTA. It's super cheap and everyone has more or less the same thing. ...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-24-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,921
Posted By NiteNicole
You need to address this with your provider. It...

You need to address this with your provider. It is ok to expect them to provide the level of care they are obligated by law to provide. Ask where the daughter is and if one or the other of them...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-27-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,493
Posted By NiteNicole
I love my Starbucks time. The library isn't the...

I love my Starbucks time. The library isn't the same. My local Starbucks is a good combo of people to talk to (grown up convo!) and no one talking to me (blessed silence). It is ok to do things...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   06-27-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 632
Posted By NiteNicole
Thanks! I hadn't thought about a shelter, though...

Thanks! I hadn't thought about a shelter, though I know there is one here. I will call them.

Our local hospitals will only take packaged toys. Our Girl Scout troop does art supplies and toys a...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-23-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 786
Posted By NiteNicole
If you're worried about how your caregiver is...

If you're worried about how your caregiver is treating your child (or elder person, or person with special needs, or even pet if you are especially crazy like me), it makes MUCH more sense to be...
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