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Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-08-2012, 03:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Posted By nwatt
My 3yo DD is having some MAJOR behaviors that I...

My 3yo DD is having some MAJOR behaviors that I would like to help her work through, but I have no idea how. 
 
The main one I am having problems with is that when I am trying to talk her through...
Forum: Parenting   08-24-2012, 03:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,789
Posted By nwatt
Can I ask which math books were recommended to...

Can I ask which math books were recommended to you?  And for any other recommendations you might have?  My 3 yo DD is very interested in numbers lately I I would like some age appropriate books that...
Forum: Parenting   08-20-2012, 04:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,789
Posted By nwatt
We read at breakfast every morning.  We also...

We read at breakfast every morning.  We also read books throughout the day.  The kids also "read" by themselves (in other words play with books) for significant portions of the day.  I would say...
Forum: Parenting   07-22-2012, 10:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,797
Posted By nwatt
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by katelove http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1358318/i-am-so-very-angry-with-my-children#post_17048106)

I...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-02-2012, 07:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 785
Posted By nwatt
My 2.5 DD has been wearing Keens since March and...

My 2.5 DD has been wearing Keens since March and we just bought our 14mo old twins a pair each this weekend.  The young-toddler version is lighter and a bit more flexible (and cheaper) than the...
Forum: Parenting   02-23-2012, 04:04 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 5,155
Posted By nwatt
We have not started saving for our kids' college...

We have not started saving for our kids' college yet, but their grandparents have.  We are, however, going to make sure that our kids do not have to take out any loans for their schooling.  We plan...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-13-2012, 11:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 597
Posted By nwatt
The scholastic DVDs are wonderful.    DD's...

The scholastic DVDs are wonderful. 
 
DD's current show is Word World (PBS).  Each 22min episode is really two episodes.  Seeing the letters form words is a lot of fun for her.  There is NO...
Forum: Parenting   02-11-2012, 10:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 827
Posted By nwatt
I have no problem with "controlled" running,...

I have no problem with "controlled" running, jumping, furniture climbing, and other active behaviors.  If things are getting out of control, then I make things settle down, but as long as I feel...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-10-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,103
Posted By nwatt
For my boys' first birth day I am doing little...

For my boys' first birth day I am doing little bundles of board books that I bought from the dollar store.  They have packages of 3-4 books that I am going to break up.  I also found some little...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-10-2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,505
Posted By nwatt
My boys are 11 months old and they eat...

My boys are 11 months old and they eat EVERYTHING that we eat.  They also do not have a single tooth between them.  DD also was eating everything that we ate by 10-11 months and she did not get her...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-07-2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 521
Posted By nwatt
We use 1-2-3 Magic and have some success with...

We use 1-2-3 Magic and have some success with it.  We too have difficulties with DD (2yo) getting very upset with a time out.  What we do is follow up with a cuddle session and sometimes a story...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-19-2011, 05:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 467
Posted By nwatt
Duct Tape

Duct Tape
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-07-2011, 04:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 480
Posted By nwatt
I can tell you what worked for us...   DD...

I can tell you what worked for us...
 
DD wasn't really interested in books for the longest time, but I just kept reading to her.  If I started a book and she wandered away, I just read kept...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-04-2011, 09:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 804
Posted By nwatt
I was going to suggest the blogs already posted...

I was going to suggest the blogs already posted and the book First Art. 
 
There are tons of more great art blogs out there that really inspire me, unfortunately I cannot think of a name right now.
Forum: Parenting Multiples   07-03-2011, 05:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,937
Posted By nwatt
Even though my twins had unequal placenta...

Even though my twins had unequal placenta sharing and were 1 1/2 pounds different in size none of my doctors had a problem with a vaginal delivery.  Even when I developed pre-e and I was induced and...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-17-2011, 05:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,284
Posted By nwatt
I had a lot of u/s, but that is because there...

I had a lot of u/s, but that is because there was a large size difference between my twins and one had a poor placental attachment.  I am trying to remember what the plan was before the size...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-17-2011, 05:19 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,559
Posted By nwatt
Very few people have the guts to say anything to...

Very few people have the guts to say anything to me.  My DD was only 18 months when my twins were born.  I think that most people must just assume that I am at my breaking point because their eyes...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   06-05-2011, 06:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,441
Posted By nwatt
Thank you ladies!  I posted this and then things...

Thank you ladies!  I posted this and then things got crazy so I wasn't able to check for responses until today.  The water/soda bottle idea is great.  I don't normally buy anything in plastic...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   06-02-2011, 05:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,441
Posted By nwatt
My DD loves this tubes that our local Children's...

My DD loves this tubes that our local Children's Museum has and I was wondering if you had any ideas how to make them. 
http://i653.photobucket.com/albums/uu258/nat8199/Blog/Tubes-1.jpg...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-28-2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,618
Posted By nwatt
Thank you, Tigerchild.  You repeated many of the...

Thank you, Tigerchild.  You repeated many of the things that I try to tell myself every day. 
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-27-2011, 03:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,618
Posted By nwatt
I am in the exact same situation and feel the...

I am in the exact same situation and feel the exact same guilt.  BFing didn't work out for me with the twins so I don't even get that special time with them.  They love to sleep in their swings and...
Forum: Learning at School   05-07-2011, 04:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,636
Posted By nwatt
The stoplight system caused a lot of difficulty...

The stoplight system caused a lot of difficulty for me when I taught 1st grade.  All the other teachers who had been at the school forever used it.  They really couldn't fathom not using it.  I...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-21-2011, 06:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,838
Posted By nwatt
My boys were born at 34 weeks 5 days on 3/2. ...

My boys were born at 34 weeks 5 days on 3/2.  They did spend some time in the NICU and nursery, a total of 8 days, but had not gained a pound and not reached their birth weight before they were...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   02-16-2011, 04:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,144
Posted By nwatt
Thank you, Ladies!  I am definitely going to...

Thank you, Ladies!  I am definitely going to give nursing a shot.  I just put a lot of pressure on myself to do things "right" and with DD that meant no formula.  (She was also dairy and soy...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   02-13-2011, 11:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,144
Posted By nwatt
I BFed my DD for 14 months.  We only weaned...

I BFed my DD for 14 months.  We only weaned because I found out I was PG with twins and I wasn't gaining any weight.  I was fine with BFing her.  It was really easy, though I did have to give up...
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