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Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-19-2017, 07:26 AM
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Posted By lauren
Mumto1, the reply wasn't directed at you. It is a...

Mumto1, the reply wasn't directed at you. It is a general concept, and many parents I know honestly didn't see the 'little white lies' as modeling for their child. They just didn't think of it! So I...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-19-2017, 03:48 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By lauren
It's got to be the most frustrating. :( One...

It's got to be the most frustrating. :(

One thing I would say is to be sure to do a thorough self examination on the issue of lying for the adults in the home. Kids are terribly alert and will...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-08-2017, 03:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 387
Posted By lauren
I agree with mooninmama. If a child has to know...

I agree with mooninmama. If a child has to know all these things before arriving at school, what is the point of school at that age? ;)

Social/emotional development is a much higher priority for...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-05-2017, 07:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By lauren
Generally we internalize the things our...

Generally we internalize the things our caregivers say to us. When we are babies, mirroring occurs long before we understand language. The face on our caregiver (mom or dad) registers to us how they...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-05-2017, 04:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By lauren
Hi again. In your other post you mentioned a lot...

Hi again. In your other post you mentioned a lot of things that could be contributing to her issues, most of which are out of your control if you are a minor. Her unlimited tablet use, lots of online...
Forum: Learning at School   02-28-2017, 06:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,106
Posted By lauren
I would say if she's not in the red flag area by...

I would say if she's not in the red flag area by your research, she is probably ok. If the teacher thinks there is a concern, she should be clearer about what she means. I'm going out on a limb here...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-24-2017, 03:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 31,058
Posted By lauren
This is a very old thread, just wanted you to be...

This is a very old thread, just wanted you to be aware Shannon . :) Her four year old would now be 12. I wonder if it makes sense for you to start a new thread or do you want to go with this one?
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-20-2017, 09:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 727
Posted By lauren
If it seems very out of step to you, it may be....

If it seems very out of step to you, it may be. Children who have had to go into foster care have almost by definition been exposed to things that are not normal: abuse, neglect, trauma, drug...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   02-15-2017, 07:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 367
Posted By lauren
I'm not sure--I would think the agency you were...

I'm not sure--I would think the agency you were working with would give you guidelines?

I think I'd tend to want to give foster children their own room until I knew them really really well too.
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   02-15-2017, 04:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By lauren
I am so glad to hear the agency is giving you...

I am so glad to hear the agency is giving you good training; many do not. In addition to what they are giving you (if you haven't checked these out already), I would recommend the Child Trauma...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   02-14-2017, 03:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By lauren
Welcome Amglo, and I hope this forum can be some...

Welcome Amglo, and I hope this forum can be some support to you even though it has been fairly quiet lately!

I am so sorry to hear about your experience, it sounds truly awful. I wish I could say...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-12-2017, 06:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 716
Posted By lauren
You have the same question in the Health forum,...

You have the same question in the Health forum, would you like to combine the threads, or do you have a specific question?
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-12-2017, 06:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 777
Posted By lauren
I am in a position of having raised a child that...

I am in a position of having raised a child that needed a lot of correction, and also having many relatives that felt they had something to add to that experience, both in opinion and direct...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   02-11-2017, 04:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 629
Posted By lauren
What does the physician say?

What does the physician say?
Forum: Waldorf   02-09-2017, 05:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 414
Posted By lauren
So what do you like about the Waldorf philosophy?...

So what do you like about the Waldorf philosophy? What resonates with you?
Forum: Waldorf   02-05-2017, 06:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 609
Posted By lauren
Kittycat one of the things that many people have...

Kittycat one of the things that many people have strongly encouraged you to do is to really research Waldorf and Steiner. Waldorf can be a wonderful method for the right families but it is a very...
Forum: Learning at School   02-04-2017, 09:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,106
Posted By lauren
Good point! At that age bored can even mean 'i'd...

Good point! At that age bored can even mean 'i'd rather be home with you, mom!'
Forum: Learning at School   02-03-2017, 03:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,106
Posted By lauren
The primary focus at preschool should be play....

The primary focus at preschool should be play. Research has proven again and again, that the biggest determinant of success in kindergarten is healthy social and emotional development. Research also...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-31-2017, 03:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 957
Posted By lauren
Wanted to know I read your post but have to get...

Wanted to know I read your post but have to get ready for work; will be back later!!!
Forum: Working and Student Parents   01-31-2017, 03:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 449
Posted By lauren
I don't bring my children to work (and haven't)...

I don't bring my children to work (and haven't) though some days I have worked from home. I would think it would be hard to do until they were old enough to read or something. You might want to check...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   01-31-2017, 03:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 612
Posted By lauren
My kids have done that a bit. What helped us was...

My kids have done that a bit. What helped us was to involve them more in the selection and packing of their lunches. They were given a selection of choices that they liked (that were still healthy)...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-28-2017, 04:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,124
Posted By lauren
How old are these boys? I've done many sleepovers...

How old are these boys? I've done many sleepovers for girls and boys (not at the same time!)
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-27-2017, 03:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,263
Posted By lauren
THat is one thing I have heard too Claudia....

THat is one thing I have heard too Claudia. Bullies of all ages can back down when they simply see that they are being watched and that someone stands with the victims. Also to ask the victims "are...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   01-27-2017, 03:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,828
Posted By lauren
Just wanted to let you know this thread is two...

Just wanted to let you know this thread is two years old. It can be hard to notice that sometimes!!
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-25-2017, 03:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,263
Posted By lauren
I saw a really good piece on how to be an ally in...

I saw a really good piece on how to be an ally in those types of situations. I can't find it right now, but I will look later.

Good for you for wanting to part of the solution.

Once in a...
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