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Forum: The Childhood Years   05-18-2015, 11:55 AM
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Posted By P.J.
Thanks. I've been scouring online for...

Thanks. I've been scouring online for non-competitive games and actually I'm starting to stress about it. Organizing a big bunch of preschoolers to follow along with games seems a bit like herding...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-01-2015, 01:08 PM
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Views: 931
Posted By P.J.
need some ideas for 5yo bday party

So what do people do at kids' birthday parties? My son turns five next month and until now has never had one. I just need some ideas for games or activities. It'll be around 5-8 kids, mostly boys,...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-27-2015, 11:41 AM
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Views: 320
Posted By P.J.
Thanks for the input. We are in Germany, so any...

Thanks for the input. We are in Germany, so any books recommended locally or found in the libraries here will be in German. My son speaks German, but I speak and read to him in English, so I want...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-11-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By P.J.
Recommendations needed: books about divorce for a 5 year old

My son will turn 5 next month. My husband and I separated amicably last October, and my son and I will be moving out (very close by) some time later this year. We haven't told him anything yet. My...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   04-02-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 357
Posted By P.J.
Thank you for your reply. That is really weird...

Thank you for your reply.
That is really weird that the kids help raise those animals, who then at the end of the project get shipped off to slaughter. And the kids don't mind?!

I'm a little...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-21-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 512
Posted By P.J.
I would definitely call the police, I mean the...

I would definitely call the police, I mean the worst can happen they tell you they can't do anything but make note of it.
Also, and I'm sure you've done this, but if your young son is on this...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-16-2014, 01:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By P.J.
Oh thanks, I just started the thread yesterday,...

Oh thanks, I just started the thread yesterday, so we'll see what comes up....
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   10-14-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 357
Posted By P.J.
At what age do/did you introduce the truth about factory farms to your child?

My son is only four and I feel he's too young, that it's first of all too abstract an idea but more essentially it's too traumatizing for him. However, it's very important to me to let him know as...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-14-2014, 12:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By P.J.
Can anyone recommend a children's book about diversity?

Hi there, this is cross-posted in Multicultural Families, but that board is very slow and I don't expect many if any replies there. I'm looking for a book for my 4 year old son that is about...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-14-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 920
Posted By P.J.
Definitely not okay, and I too am shocked the...

Definitely not okay, and I too am shocked the preschool director doesn't see what your concerns are. Even just the high 5 thing would bother me a lot, as my son is very sensitive about being forced...
Forum: Multicultural Families   10-14-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 403
Posted By P.J.
Book Recommendation

I'm looking for a book for my 4 year old son that is about celebrating diversity. I'm American but we live in Germany. We live near a huge cosmopolitan city with loads of diversity, but this town we...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   09-23-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 706
Posted By P.J.
That's exactly what I meant. Vegans may think...

That's exactly what I meant. Vegans may think honey is ethically wrong, but realistically speaking, would it even be possible and wouldn't it even be disruptive at this point to stop producing honey?...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   09-23-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 706
Posted By P.J.
Yeah but if the world went vegan overnight and...

Yeah but if the world went vegan overnight and there was no need for anymore honey production, wouldn't there then be far far FAR fewer bees on the planet?
Forum: Grief and Loss   09-18-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 477
Posted By P.J.
Wow, what a beautiful project. I just looked...

Wow, what a beautiful project. I just looked around and bookmarked the site ~it looks incredible and very useful and healing. A beacon in a foggy turbulent stormy sea where few are true companions...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-24-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,109
Posted By P.J.
Unfortunately Etsy has sold out and is now...

Unfortunately Etsy has sold out and is now dominated by Made-In-China goods :( Buyer beware!

http://brooklynaccelerator.com/how-etsy-changed-the-rules-and-what-it-means-for-indie-designers/
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-24-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,581
Posted By P.J.
My son is now four. When he was three I signed us...

My son is now four. When he was three I signed us up for a (pre-) swimming class (that we went to together). He really didn't like it and refused to participate in most of the games, songs and...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   08-20-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,492
Posted By P.J.
I started this thread 3 years ago and am dredging...

I started this thread 3 years ago and am dredging it up to make an important point:

I so fully regret having started my boy on juice! He's 4 now and I have always (well since I started this thread...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   08-19-2014, 02:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 706
Posted By P.J.
Thank you all for the thoughtful replies. ...

Thank you all for the thoughtful replies.



I think this is really the issue here, and you raise excellent points about the environmental impacts of some vegan products. I think I fear people...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   08-09-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 632
Posted By P.J.
Look into CSA (community supported agriculture)...

Look into CSA (community supported agriculture) Here is a link with background info if you've never heard of it: http://www.localharvest.org/csa/
I see you're in Australia, so I googled CSA...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   08-09-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 706
Posted By P.J.
Question question for vegans about honey

I recently became vegan-ish for ethical reasons. However, I really don't feel deep in my intuitive guts that bees are suffering at all when they're used for honey and wax. My mom was a beekeeper and...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-08-2014, 02:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 623
Posted By P.J.
I wouldn't tell him because it can only work to...

I wouldn't tell him because it can only work to instill exaggerated fear in him and perhaps skew his clearly right-on-target instinct. He may start mistrusting adults who actually aren't child...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-08-2014, 01:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,115
Posted By P.J.
Have you considered his diet? Does he eat sugar...

Have you considered his diet? Does he eat sugar or any artificial additives, especially food coloring? There are a few specific food colorings and one preservative (sodium benzoate) which are linked...
Forum: Site Help   08-01-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 552
Posted By P.J.
Okay, thanks for getting someone to look into it...

Okay, thanks for getting someone to look into it :smile:
Forum: Site Help   07-28-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 552
Posted By P.J.
Is it happening to you all the time though? As I...

Is it happening to you all the time though? As I said, this happens every time I open a thread. Thanks for looking into it :thumb
Forum: Site Help   07-28-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 552
Posted By P.J.
I am on a MacBookPro using Firefox. Latest...

I am on a MacBookPro using Firefox. Latest version as far as I know....
I never use the site mobile.
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