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Forum: The Childhood Years   09-04-2016, 09:52 AM
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Views: 1,309
Posted By NiteNicole
I would say about 1/3 of the girls in our troop -...

I would say about 1/3 of the girls in our troop - all fifth graders - have started their periods (what can I say, moms talk) - some as early as the end of third grade. Ten is hormone freak out...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-27-2016, 02:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,309
Posted By NiteNicole
My daughter is also ten and according to the...

My daughter is also ten and according to the parents of her friends, all their girls have pretty much lost their minds and have become moody little time bombs. Mine hasn't yet but she tends to be...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-30-2016, 10:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,281
Posted By NiteNicole
I have been involved with GS with my daughter for...

I have been involved with GS with my daughter for almost six years (this will be our sixth) and a leader for five of those and every year I try to find something for our girls that is better than GS....
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-28-2016, 04:59 PM
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Posted By NiteNicole
Don't YOU have to sign something before they give...

Don't YOU have to sign something before they give any vax? I've never had a doctor give my child anything without running it past me first. If I ok it, pretty sure it falls on me.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-04-2016, 12:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,742
Posted By NiteNicole
It's great if swimming is offered, but it should...

It's great if swimming is offered, but it should not be required.

Swimming was an option at our high school and pretty much no one took it, and if you asked why all the girls said the same thing...
Forum: Family Safety   03-21-2016, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,247
Posted By NiteNicole
There are things you can do to rig the doors so...

There are things you can do to rig the doors so they don't slam. I know this is kind of late, but if you happen to check in, maybe you'll see this. There's something called a Door Mouse Finger...
Forum: Learning at School   03-21-2016, 12:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,186
Posted By NiteNicole
It's different from state to state, and even...

It's different from state to state, and even school to school.

My daughter started gifted in first grade. At that time, it was "enrichment" - project and research based, no extra homework, 90...
Forum: Toys, Games, Books, Music and other Media   12-15-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 623
Posted By NiteNicole
I remember buying them from Oompa toys, but that...

I remember buying them from Oompa toys, but that was about ten years ago.
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-29-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 460
Posted By NiteNicole
My daughter is almost ten and she has been...

My daughter is almost ten and she has been getting allowance for a few years now. She gets as many $ per week as she is old. So she's about to go up to $10. It's a small enough amount so that if...
Forum: Learning at School   10-21-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,090
Posted By NiteNicole
My daughter has been in gifted since first grade....

My daughter has been in gifted since first grade. In K, she really needed to learn things like how to deal with a large group, take directions, organize her stuff, etc, so she had lots to keep her...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-09-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 971
Posted By NiteNicole
We had a similar situation with another girl and...

We had a similar situation with another girl and my daughter. Her mother and I had to work closely together in an activity the girls shared. It was a huge relief to me when the mom and daughter...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-03-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,530
Posted By NiteNicole
Have you ever checked her blood sugar (or yours)...

Have you ever checked her blood sugar (or yours) during these crashes? Because that's not something to blow off. I hear a lot of people throw around "blood sugar crash" who have never actually...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-02-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 758
Posted By NiteNicole
Their kids are three and seven? At that point,...

Their kids are three and seven? At that point, it's not having kids over to play, it's free babysitting.

It is ok to say no, not today.
It is ok to say no, you can not swim in our pool. Ever. ...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-28-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,248
Posted By NiteNicole
Put her in the club. She will figure out pretty...

Put her in the club. She will figure out pretty quickly that a. no one wins all the time and b. crying about it isn't what's done.

I promise she won't be the only crier, I promise.

Also, I...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-04-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 918
Posted By NiteNicole
I'm a jerk so I would be finding a way to fill...

I'm a jerk so I would be finding a way to fill the vase with dye packs (like on anti-shop lifting tags) or something.

My aunt takes flowers to her son's grave weekly. She has found them on...
Forum: Toddler Health   03-06-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,004
Posted By NiteNicole
Does your dentist not refer to an emergency...

Does your dentist not refer to an emergency service? There are dentists that are open on Saturday. I'd find one. An abscess is painful.
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-13-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 426
Posted By NiteNicole
That doesn't really make much sense. Having...

That doesn't really make much sense. Having things that are delicate or special and not sharing them with someone who isn't likely to be careful with them is not valuing the thing above the person. ...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-28-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 789
Posted By NiteNicole
Once a person gives a gift, they give up control...

Once a person gives a gift, they give up control of what happens to it. I don't particularly care about a person's intentions when giving a gift to someone in our family. I assume they have the...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-27-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 789
Posted By NiteNicole
As an adult who never got ANY guidance on...

As an adult who never got ANY guidance on responsible spending, I say make him save half and let him spend half. It would be great if there were a charity that interested him, but there's not and...
Forum: Learning at School   12-16-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,214
Posted By NiteNicole
Honestly, it sounds like everyone else is ok with...

Honestly, it sounds like everyone else is ok with this and just you have a problem with it. Alcohol as part of a raffle isn't that big a deal. We have wine baskets at auction all that time. As far...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-30-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,824
Posted By NiteNicole
Throwing out the pacifier seems like the most...

Throwing out the pacifier seems like the most obvious fix.

Also, set some boundaries. You might have to progress from polite to firm. This is your baby and if she's already THAT overbearing (I...
Forum: Education   09-15-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,709
Posted By NiteNicole
Try framing it the other way: if you get your...

Try framing it the other way: if you get your homework done quickly, you can play ALL YOU WANT!
Forum: Learning at School   09-13-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,589
Posted By NiteNicole
When my daughter first started kindergarten, we...

When my daughter first started kindergarten, we had a little after school talk where I asked her what was going on with her and she said, "I am perfect ALL DAY LONG and I'm TIRED." I think that...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-06-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,687
Posted By NiteNicole
I love my co-leader, I love our girls, and I love...

I love my co-leader, I love our girls, and I love their families - but GS is becoming a pain in my rear. There are too many rules but not enough guidelines, if that makes any sense. Let your girls...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-02-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,301
Posted By NiteNicole
I don't think it's as much about sharing a room...

I don't think it's as much about sharing a room as it is about being in a state of flux for an undetermined amount of time. Change and uncertainty are hard on anyone. She's gone from her cozy room...
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