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Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-29-2009, 10:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 410
Posted By mild_adventurer
Quote: Originally Posted by mum21andtwins...

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Originally Posted by mum21andtwins http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14594836)
She sounds bored and frustrated.
If it...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-27-2009, 10:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 551
Posted By mild_adventurer
When DD2 was 4 years old, she went through a...

When DD2 was 4 years old, she went through a phase where she turned her nose up at everything I cooked for dinner. Even things she previously "liked." These were her options: 1. Eat what Mom cooked....
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-27-2009, 10:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 839
Posted By mild_adventurer
Quote: Originally Posted by MamaKickyPants...

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Originally Posted by MamaKickyPants http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14571804)
I'm not here yet, as my DS is only 17...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   10-26-2009, 09:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,353
Posted By mild_adventurer
Quote: Originally Posted by mild_adventurer...

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Originally Posted by mild_adventurer http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14582931)
For what it's worth, before DH and I...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   10-26-2009, 09:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,353
Posted By mild_adventurer
Quote: Originally Posted by plunky...

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Originally Posted by plunky http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14582844)
This carries the large assumption that Mom...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   10-26-2009, 03:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,426
Posted By mild_adventurer
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Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   10-26-2009, 03:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 984
Posted By mild_adventurer
A million gazillion bajillion hugs to you. ...

A million gazillion bajillion hugs to you.

DH is the one who has been there for DSD and DSS from the day they were born, never wavering, always present, jumping into the role of full-time single...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-23-2009, 04:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,204
Posted By mild_adventurer
Quote: Originally Posted by Megamum2008...

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Originally Posted by Megamum2008 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14568026)
I'm going to keep this brief as I'm at...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   10-22-2009, 04:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,559
Posted By mild_adventurer
So, I was going to post some diatribe about how...

So, I was going to post some diatribe about how uncomfortable/unhealthy it would be for everyone in our families to pretend that pictures of the kids with their divorced, biological parents is...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-21-2009, 09:20 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,550
Posted By mild_adventurer
Agreed that you should have been consulted...

Agreed that you should have been consulted before "Twilight" was shown to your daughter.

My 10 year old DD and 12 year old DSD both were allowed to see it and loved it, however. In fact, DD found...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-20-2009, 04:22 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,585
Posted By mild_adventurer
I have to completely disagree that the woman...

I have to completely disagree that the woman should have apologized.

I don't think that anyone, child or adult, having an extreme reaction to a benign action should warrant an apology. I refused...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-20-2009, 04:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,173
Posted By mild_adventurer
Quote: Originally Posted by chfriend...

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Originally Posted by chfriend http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14551960)
"Your child carves deeply into your dining...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-20-2009, 02:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 479
Posted By mild_adventurer
The first thing I would do is have a serious...

The first thing I would do is have a serious heart-to-heart with my child about smoking, peer pressure, etc. If his pal is smoking, odds are, he's thought about it too. My kiddos and I talk about...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-20-2009, 11:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,349
Posted By mild_adventurer
My DSD said the same thing (about being...

My DSD said the same thing (about being fat/gaining weight) around age 11. My response:

"Healthy bodies come in lots of shapes and sizes. There's no one perfect healthy body. And health is about...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   10-19-2009, 03:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 703
Posted By mild_adventurer
Oh Mama, I'm so sorry. My daughters have a...

Oh Mama, I'm so sorry. My daughters have a step-mother too and sometimes after their week at their Dad's house, they forget that I'm Mom and call me Amy! It is hard, isn't it?

If you do indeed...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   10-19-2009, 11:50 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,029
Posted By mild_adventurer
Quote: Originally Posted by Teenytoona...

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Originally Posted by Teenytoona http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14545769)
Each person decides what they're able to...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   10-17-2009, 01:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,147
Posted By mild_adventurer
For what it's worth, I don't have any biological...

For what it's worth, I don't have any biological children with DH and it STILL bugs the hell out of me that he refers to his ex as "Mom" or "Mum" when talking to DSD and DSS about their mother. I...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-15-2009, 11:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 912
Posted By mild_adventurer
I like kathymuggle's suggestion about trying to...

I like kathymuggle's suggestion about trying to find ways to say "yes" more often. I think as parents, sometimes we think we're saying "yes" enough when really we're not.

I'm going to talk to DH...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-15-2009, 10:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 912
Posted By mild_adventurer
Quote: Originally Posted by MusicianDad...

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Originally Posted by MusicianDad http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14528042)
If you want honesty...

There are some...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-14-2009, 11:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 912
Posted By mild_adventurer
An interesting new phenomenon has developed in...

An interesting new phenomenon has developed in my darling step-daughter (age 12).

I suspect it's a totally normal development considering her age and the fact that she no longer considers herself...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   10-13-2009, 10:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,068
Posted By mild_adventurer
I will not flame you. I will hug you....

I will not flame you. I will hug you. http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif

The very first, tippy top, absolutely essential thing you have to do is be gentle with yourself.
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Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   10-12-2009, 01:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 569
Posted By mild_adventurer
I'm not a big enough person to be okay with my...

I'm not a big enough person to be okay with my husband spending weekends at his ex-wife's house. I think I would be physically ill.

If he insisted on doing so, it would be a deal-breaker for me....
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   10-12-2009, 01:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 943
Posted By mild_adventurer
It sounds like you're pretty dialed in to the...

It sounds like you're pretty dialed in to the kind of people your in-laws are.

My heartiest suggestion would be to try to let their comments roll off your back, knowing that their opinions are...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-09-2009, 02:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By mild_adventurer
DSD was 11 when we bought her a digital camera...

DSD was 11 when we bought her a digital camera for Christmas last year. She's become quite the story-teller with that thing! I think it's a wonderful gift for a young girl.

This...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   10-08-2009, 05:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,188
Posted By mild_adventurer
DH and I went to a dinner party over the weekend...

DH and I went to a dinner party over the weekend (all adults! woohoo! http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif). There were 5 couples there. DH and I and one other couple are raising a...
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