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Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-21-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 7,515
Posted By PeacemongerMom
ack, how do I erase it ?

ack, how do I erase it ?
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-21-2013, 10:00 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 7,515
Posted By PeacemongerMom
I enjoy this topic because it's something I...

I enjoy this topic because it's something I still struggle with and I'm indecisive about. I enjoyed reading all the replies, well I read most of them. I've read Kohn's Unconditional Parenting and I...
Forum: Montessori   07-18-2012, 10:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 167
Posted By PeacemongerMom
Can anyone recommend any parenting books,...

Can anyone recommend any parenting books, particulary with discipline ideas, that would align with Montessori style?
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-05-2012, 06:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 457
Posted By PeacemongerMom
He doesn't want to do anything by himself. He is...

He doesn't want to do anything by himself. He is an only child. He will not go out in our backyard alone to play. He will not go out front to playbasket ball alone. He wants me to sit out there and...
Forum: TV-Free   06-02-2012, 10:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 831
Posted By PeacemongerMom
It is my fault that he's addicted of course....

It is my fault that he's addicted of course. While I personally have never been a TV addict, somehow I was not put off by it until recently. There are so many aspects of it I dislike, mostly the...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-22-2011, 11:28 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,223
Posted By PeacemongerMom
Thanks for the tip, I did not know there was a...

Thanks for the tip, I did not know there was a tv free forum here, I will definately be checking it out. I really like the idea of bringing him into the decision making and structuring our days...
Forum: Spirituality   07-21-2011, 09:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,548
Posted By PeacemongerMom
I wasn't sure where to post this and here seemed...

I wasn't sure where to post this and here seemed like a general spot, so I hope it's OK here.
 
I would like to make meal times a little more meaningful and one of the ways I'd like to do that is...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-21-2011, 09:16 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,223
Posted By PeacemongerMom
I'm constantly at odds with my 5 yr old son...

I'm constantly at odds with my 5 yr old son daily about the t.v. and the computer and recently he's increasingly verbal about wanting a video gaming system for his birthday.  I don't like any of...
Forum: Natural Body Care   07-11-2011, 09:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,457
Posted By PeacemongerMom
I bought some Dr b's today in peppermint and...

I bought some Dr b's today in peppermint and washed my hands with it and I loved how it smelled and felt. Does anyone use it for washing dishes by hand, I don't have a dish washer. If so, do you mix...
Forum: Natural Body Care   07-11-2011, 09:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 20,110
Posted By PeacemongerMom
 I want to try this but have a few questions,...


I want to try this but have a few questions, sorry if it sounds silly but do you have to do anything to the mixture, like let it sit or do you have to do anything special to store it, can it sit...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-25-2011, 08:30 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,671
Posted By PeacemongerMom
 I am enjoying this discussion, the best I've...


I am enjoying this discussion, the best I've seen on the topic. It helps me sort things out in my own mind, as I admit I'm kind of conflicted.  I'm not loving the " you used a lot of purple"...
Forum: Parenting   06-21-2011, 10:47 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 13,332
Posted By PeacemongerMom
I wanted to add to this that I really enjoyed...

I wanted to add to this that I really enjoyed reading why everyone is crunchy! I'm not very crunchy. More and more I find myself pulling away from the mainstream, disagreeing with popular culture...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-21-2011, 09:55 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,671
Posted By PeacemongerMom
This post is so timely for me,  I'm having a...

This post is so timely for me,  I'm having a parenting identity crises. I have been struggling  with my ds 5 and and his behavior. He more or less got kicked out of a Montessori summer program this...
Forum: Parenting   06-21-2011, 12:42 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 13,332
Posted By PeacemongerMom
 I have been following this thread but not...



I have been following this thread but not commenting as I'm new here and I absolutely beyond a shadow of a doubt would fail miserably any natural parenting litmus test. I am not here to provoke...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-19-2011, 08:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 273
Posted By PeacemongerMom
I want to know your favorite children's books....

I want to know your favorite children's books. My son is losing interest in books, I think it's because he's ready to move on to slightly longer more complex stories that will engage him more. It...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-17-2011, 09:41 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,671
Posted By PeacemongerMom
I would like to hear others experiences with it....

I would like to hear others experiences with it. I tried it, it sounded good, I wanted it to work but there are times in life that a child just has to follow the rules and the rules can't be bent or...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-17-2011, 09:37 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,671
Posted By PeacemongerMom
Unconditional Parenting sometimes abbreviated...

Unconditional Parenting sometimes abbreviated UCP or UP that would fit. There is a book by that title by Alfie Kohn. He didn't create that style. I think it really goes back to well known child...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-14-2011, 10:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 207
Posted By PeacemongerMom
Anyone own it or read it? I'm wondering if...

Anyone own it or read it? I'm wondering if it discusses discipline and if so what it has to say about discipline. What kind approach it takes?
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-14-2011, 11:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By PeacemongerMom
Your son sounds a lot like my 5 yr old. That's...

Your son sounds a lot like my 5 yr old. That's about the age he started too, although I don't want to scare you! I try to use unconditional parenting  and I'm a single mom too. I am also not a...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-13-2011, 09:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,154
Posted By PeacemongerMom
Lynn S, that was a great reply. Thank you for...

Lynn S,
that was a great reply. Thank you for the all the suggestions. I would love to experiment with taking things out of his diet but his diet is so limited already, he's such a picky eater, I...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-06-2011, 07:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 260
Posted By PeacemongerMom
If you like Alfie Kohn but are looking for...

If you like Alfie Kohn but are looking for something more concrete I highly, highly HIGHLY recommend, Parent Effectiveness Training or P.E.T. by Dr Thomas Gordon.Please, don't let the awful...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-05-2011, 06:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,154
Posted By PeacemongerMom
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by oaktreemama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-04-2011, 10:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,154
Posted By PeacemongerMom
 I'd rather have a well intentioned child, a...


I'd rather have a well intentioned child, a child with pure motivations, than strictly a well behaved child. Really, my top parenting priority is not to have the strangers in line behind me at the...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-04-2011, 05:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,154
Posted By PeacemongerMom
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by D_McG http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-03-2011, 09:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,154
Posted By PeacemongerMom
I'm not fed up with the other children at all,...

I'm not fed up with the other children at all, like I said I understand their reaction to him. I'm fed up with his constant outbursts, sorry that I was unclear. I have talked to him and talked to...
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