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Forum: Parenting   09-11-2012, 09:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,336
Posted By chenchen
The snacks I could possibly force myself to get...

The snacks I could possibly force myself to get past, but the unkindness in dealing with the children (and this while you're around to witness it) is too worrying. I would stand your ground with...
Forum: Parenting   07-29-2012, 08:12 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By chenchen
Depending on the type of account you have with...

Depending on the type of account you have with netflix, you can have one or more instant queues. The most basic package comes with only one queue so anytime you add something to it, it's mixed...
Forum: Parenting   07-28-2012, 08:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,564
Posted By chenchen
Everything I wrote above notwithstanding, if I...

Everything I wrote above notwithstanding, if I cancel very shortly before we're due to arrive, then it can be assumed that I am at a feverpitch for one reason or another. This means my change of...
Forum: Parenting   07-28-2012, 07:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,564
Posted By chenchen
Quote:Some of this probably depends on the...

Quote:Some of this probably depends on the personalities involved.


I agree with this. Some people do as you do: rearrange their schedules to make time for the playdate, clean the house, prepare...
Forum: Parenting   07-28-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,687
Posted By chenchen
My response is less to the CPS "paranoia" (I...

My response is less to the CPS "paranoia" (I think it will just take time for that to wear off - two pretty good scares will do that to a person) and more to the issue of DD1 setting educational...
Forum: Parenting   06-24-2012, 10:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 279
Posted By chenchen
Love the longest cake idea! In lieu of...

Love the longest cake idea!

In lieu of goody bags, you could make mini Books of World Records to send them home with. Pages could have ideas like highest tree climber, longest rope jumper, etc,...
Forum: Parenting   06-22-2012, 10:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 859
Posted By chenchen
This has been a fluid thing for us over the...

This has been a fluid thing for us over the years.  We started out very strict about this simply because we didn't see any need to introduce sugar foods and drinks when she was a toddler.  When she...
Forum: Parenting   06-22-2012, 10:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,905
Posted By chenchen
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by BroodyWoodsgal http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting   06-22-2012, 10:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By chenchen
Thank you, moms.  My default approach matches...

Thank you, moms.  My default approach matches AllisonR's.  "I don't understand.  Try again in another voice.  I don't understand."  It's just so draining!  I was hoping for a magic cure!  :P
 ...
Forum: Parenting   06-19-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By chenchen
Whining is truly my achilles tendon. I cannot...

Whining is truly my achilles tendon. I cannot cope! I shut down and resort to meanness. I must make it stop at all costs. Nails on the chalkboard to the Nth degree.

I am keeping my sister's...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-06-2012, 08:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 719
Posted By chenchen
It sounds like he has a very observant and...

It sounds like he has a very observant and inquisitive nature. It can be wearing! I used to joke that my DD would certainly grow up to be an investigative reporter because she had such a special...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-06-2012, 07:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,370
Posted By chenchen
Wow, surprised how much this varies with...

Wow, surprised how much this varies with location. In our area it is a consistent $25 per 30 minute private lesson. Many, many things we've been able to find a private person teaching for less than...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-06-2012, 07:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,024
Posted By chenchen
I'm of two minds on this one. On the one hand, I...

I'm of two minds on this one. On the one hand, I like how accepting she has been of the 2nd hand clothes scenario, and may wish to reward her with an occasional splurge, and £12 isn't a...
Forum: Multicultural Families   06-05-2012, 07:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 914
Posted By chenchen
I keep rereading your OP to be sure I'm...

I keep rereading your OP to be sure I'm interpreting the situation correctly. I am concluding that you want her to speak to you in French exclusively. Are you doing OPOL and then majority language...
Forum: Parenting   06-03-2012, 08:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 386
Posted By chenchen
hahaha! I hate them!!! But I must never let DD...

hahaha! I hate them!!!
But I must never let DD know, as she loves them and gets me one whenever she has the chance! That they cost $6 just adds insult to injury!
Forum: Parenting   06-03-2012, 08:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,066
Posted By chenchen
Where is the wedding taking place? Perhaps it...

Where is the wedding taking place? Perhaps it would be possible to have daughter with a sitter nearby or onsite (for instance in a room if the wedding is in a hotel) and then you could sneak out to...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-02-2012, 08:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,324
Posted By chenchen
Just browsing in this forum and saw that this...

Just browsing in this forum and saw that this didn't get any responses. I have a girl, so I'm not full of ideas in this department. One idea that did pop into my head was to maybe buy him shorts...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-02-2012, 08:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 748
Posted By chenchen
I would also be hesitant to place his in an...

I would also be hesitant to place his in an environment where the administration is already a little hostile to his presence. I would do it if there weren't other/better options, but it would not be...
Forum: Parenting   06-02-2012, 08:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 648
Posted By chenchen
HOLY MOLY - who are these people??? That is...

HOLY MOLY - who are these people??? That is seriously crazy!!!
Forum: Parenting   06-02-2012, 02:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 684
Posted By chenchen
It's utterly bizarre! If they had been their...

It's utterly bizarre! If they had been their first, and your child came trampling all over their kids, then it might make some sense, but ti come in and expect another child to vacate the equipment...
Forum: Parenting   06-02-2012, 02:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,248
Posted By chenchen
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by chaimom http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1354384/community-pool-with-a-poorly-behaved-boy/0_50#post_16999668)
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Forum: Parenting   06-01-2012, 09:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 648
Posted By chenchen
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  If we invite over just one other family, we frequently have 8 or more children ages 10 and...
Forum: Parenting   06-01-2012, 08:42 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,248
Posted By chenchen
It sounds to me like less of a bullying...

It sounds to me like less of a bullying situation (wherein the perpetrator genuinely knows what he's doing and is attempting to wield power in a dictatorial way) and more of a situation where a...
Forum: Parenting   06-01-2012, 08:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By chenchen
Actually, I've had the priveledge of seeing...

Actually, I've had the priveledge of seeing quite a bit of nursing in fine art. When DC was 20mos old, we were fortunate enough to be able to take a family vacation to Italy. DC was still nursing a...
Forum: Parenting   05-27-2012, 11:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By chenchen
I agree with those who say that you did not...

I agree with those who say that you did not overstate things. Yes, you scared her, but a legitimate scare now and then as an outgrowth of real experiences is part of learning to exist in the world....
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