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Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-19-2008, 08:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 632
Posted By Kathryn B
Quote: Originally Posted by natensarah...

Quote:
Originally Posted by natensarah http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11974109)
I would give your dd more credit. I think...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-19-2008, 08:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 559
Posted By Kathryn B
I think that you were very respectful and it was...

I think that you were very respectful and it was important for him to understand your limits/standards.

Well done!
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-25-2008, 06:44 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,404
Posted By Kathryn B
I think that there are a lot of...

I think that there are a lot of misunderstandings about the Love an Logic program. Love and Logic isn't about getting your children to do things your way, it's more about training yourself to be a...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-25-2008, 06:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 431
Posted By Kathryn B
It is so hard to be our best when we are sick....

It is so hard to be our best when we are sick. Cut yourself some slack and give yourself some credit that your children aren't afraid of you even when you're grouchy!...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-13-2008, 09:12 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,425
Posted By Kathryn B
My response to the use of "foul language" from...

My response to the use of "foul language" from my children (or nieces and nephews) has been a bored-sounding, "You know, that's really not very polite... it might be better if you said it a...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-13-2008, 09:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 608
Posted By Kathryn B
Usually I have handled name-calling or "shut-up"...

Usually I have handled name-calling or "shut-up" with a kind of light, "Oh, guess what? We don't talk like that here... just thought you should know." If it continues, it turns into a, "Hmmm......
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-13-2008, 08:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,071
Posted By Kathryn B
Quote: Originally Posted by Kirstyandgirls...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kirstyandgirls http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11683814)
...say something like 'I didn't like...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-13-2008, 08:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 973
Posted By Kathryn B
Love and Logic has some great techniques:...

Love and Logic has some great techniques: http://www.loveandlogic.com/ They even have a free audio download so you can get an idea of what it's like to use it.

For the "I'm thirsty!" How about...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-13-2008, 08:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 438
Posted By Kathryn B
My youngest (4) had a tendency to hit his older...

My youngest (4) had a tendency to hit his older sister (12) as well -- I don't know why as he didn't treat his older brothers this way, but I finally just began consistently telling him that he...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-13-2008, 12:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,083
Posted By Kathryn B
How is the general environment in your home? Is...

How is the general environment in your home? Is it generally peaceful and playful or are things more stressful? How do you generally respond to his "dark" comments; does he get a shocked, "Why do...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-13-2008, 11:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 573
Posted By Kathryn B
Quote: Originally Posted by Acugirl...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Acugirl http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11683904)
DH feels that she needs to learn to deal with...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-13-2008, 11:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 785
Posted By Kathryn B
The purpose of discipline is to live life more...

The purpose of discipline is to live life more fully, not less.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-12-2008, 09:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 452
Posted By Kathryn B
Eventually, it ends up with the little one being...

Eventually, it ends up with the little one being lovingly put somewhere else: (sing-song)"Uh-oh; no hitting," and then they are in their room or wherever it makes sense to place them so they are...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-12-2008, 09:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,087
Posted By Kathryn B
My nephew was a lot like that -- my sister ended...

My nephew was a lot like that -- my sister ended up using several gates in her home to keep him safe -- bookshelves had to be moved to rooms he couldn't get to because he would climb them; and,...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-12-2008, 09:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 563
Posted By Kathryn B
We have had great success with a sing-song...

We have had great success with a sing-song "Uh-oh!" and then just remove the item or the child -- food being thrown is an, "Uh-oh" and then the food is gone. It is important to smile and be sweet...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-12-2008, 09:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 494
Posted By Kathryn B
We have had great success with the, "People who...

We have had great success with the, "People who behave well get to come back," approach. If the child then continues to scream, when they are calm, we may talk about how things will go the next...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-12-2008, 09:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,071
Posted By Kathryn B
What has worked for us is a simple statement of,...

What has worked for us is a simple statement of, "People who ask nicely the first time usually can get what they want." The first few times after making this declaration, I would offer a gentle...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-12-2008, 09:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 785
Posted By Kathryn B
I listen to people who do not yell at me. ...

I listen to people who do not yell at me.

I'll be glad to discuss this with you as soon as the arguing stops.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-12-2008, 09:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 895
Posted By Kathryn B
Quote: Originally Posted by edensmama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by edensmama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11673677)
She also gives me ultimatums, like if I say...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-12-2008, 08:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By Kathryn B
I would recommend spending some time on the Love...

I would recommend spending some time on the Love and Logic website; they have some great CD's and other resources specifically for use with teens -- it has been extremely helpful in our home as our...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-12-2008, 08:27 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,932
Posted By Kathryn B
Quote: Originally Posted by Heavenly...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Heavenly http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11680204)
How old are your children again? You...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-12-2008, 05:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 993
Posted By Kathryn B
My fourth child did not nap either -- it just...

My fourth child did not nap either -- it just wasn't what he did nor what he needed. He might sleep for 20 minutes here and there, but he never had a "nap-time" -- my three older children all had...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-12-2008, 04:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 418
Posted By Kathryn B
I agree with the waiting it out -- it sounds...

I agree with the waiting it out -- it sounds like a cold. Elderberry tincture is also good for fever, as is Dr. Christopher's "Kid-E-Well" drops -- in fact, my entire family (adults, teens and...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-12-2008, 04:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 444
Posted By Kathryn B
None of my children took a "non-mom" pacifier...

None of my children took a "non-mom" pacifier either... Of course, they all have beautiful teeth and have no need for orthodontia!
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-12-2008, 04:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 819
Posted By Kathryn B
I'm on my 5th baby now and I never fed any of...

I'm on my 5th baby now and I never fed any of them infant cereal or infant food. When they were old enough (about 9-10months-old) to reach for food on my plate, they night get a bit of a taste, but...
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