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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-12-2011, 12:09 PM
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Views: 34,678
Posted By daniedb
yahoobarb, I've done quite a bit of reading on...

yahoobarb, I've done quite a bit of reading on Byron Katie's approach and her products and courses, and I think that while it's admirable that she has attempted to share her insights into "turning...
Forum: Parenting   03-30-2011, 02:58 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 14,507
Posted By daniedb
I would find a new therapist immediately.

I would find a new therapist immediately.
Forum: Parenting   03-28-2011, 08:26 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 14,507
Posted By daniedb
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by waiting2bemommy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting   03-28-2011, 08:15 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 14,507
Posted By daniedb
 Quote:Originally Posted by Drummer's...



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Forum: Waldorf   09-08-2010, 08:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,603
Posted By daniedb
When my guys were pre-schooling, I was...

When my guys were pre-schooling, I was absolutely in love with the idea of Waldorf. I did a bunch of reading on it, and found out that the anthroposophy could be explained best as "children evolve...
Forum: Learning at School   09-02-2010, 03:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,851
Posted By daniedb
Yeah, I hate it too. My big guy is a worrier,...

Yeah, I hate it too. My big guy is a worrier, and he just cringes at the thought of getting a write up. It's sad. In their kindy class, they would each have a small piece of paper about half the...
Forum: Parents as Partners   07-01-2010, 01:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 197
Posted By daniedb
You can't change him. You can't convert him, and...

You can't change him. You can't convert him, and you can't sway him. What you can do is state your desires, your opinions and your wishes and then hope that he decides to take them into account....
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-01-2010, 01:28 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 14,599
Posted By daniedb
I know this thread has evolved (ha! get it?...

I know this thread has evolved (ha! get it? http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif), but I wanted to weigh in and say that in our home, in which my children are given quite a...
Forum: Parents as Partners   06-26-2010, 03:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 744
Posted By daniedb
My first thought, when I read your follow-up...

My first thought, when I read your follow-up post that he lit into you after his dad left, was that his dad had been critical of him about something. I know that for DH - who could be your H's twin,...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-17-2010, 01:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 566
Posted By daniedb
It's hard when you're with other kids whose...

It's hard when you're with other kids whose parents allow it. When potty talk happens here, I give them a bit of leeway, a few reminders, but if it continues, I ask them to remove themselves to the...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-11-2010, 10:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 645
Posted By daniedb
With the town house thing added in the rant, I...

With the town house thing added in the rant, I think it was definitely just all her emotional baggage that got too big for the suitcase that was her head and came flying out of her mouth! It doesn't...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-08-2010, 02:12 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 23,541
Posted By daniedb
Wow, what a roller coaster of a half-year your...

Wow, what a roller coaster of a half-year your family has had! I'm so glad to read that your daughter is doing so well! http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif Thank you for sharing...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-01-2010, 06:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 107
Posted By daniedb
Quote: Originally Posted by abimommy...

Quote:
Originally Posted by abimommy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15251881)
If it was bannable it would make my own...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-01-2010, 05:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 107
Posted By daniedb
I'm just reeling from the not liking bacon...

I'm just reeling from the not liking bacon comment. REELING! I tell you.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-01-2010, 04:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 107
Posted By daniedb
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif

Shhhhhhhhhhhhh! Whisper!!!111!!!Eleventy!11!!!

mebbe some turkey b-youknowwhat?
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-01-2010, 04:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 107
Posted By daniedb
I haz da whines! I like being "banned", and I've...

I haz da whines! I like being "banned", and I've been banned for two years for not choosing a Senior Title. Was thinking maybe if I mention bacon, I'll get a new banning this year? Or would that be...
Forum: Parents as Partners   03-31-2010, 09:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,176
Posted By daniedb
It's not at all too late to do anything! I say...

It's not at all too late to do anything! I say this with a little hesitation because I don't want to offend, and I certainly don't want to sound patronizing, but I think that in my 20s, I would have...
Forum: Parents as Partners   03-31-2010, 09:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 450
Posted By daniedb
Yeah, I'm with most of the posters. I used to...

Yeah, I'm with most of the posters. I used to say "I'm sorry," but when met over and over with, "Oh no, it's a great thing," I decided to listen and change it to a more neutral statement. Yours was...
Forum: Parents as Partners   03-26-2010, 09:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,484
Posted By daniedb
Quote: Originally Posted by MariaMadly...

Quote:
Originally Posted by MariaMadly http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15215594)
We're trying to emerge from a decades-long...
Forum: Parents as Partners   03-13-2010, 04:32 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,832
Posted By daniedb
Sounds like you know that it's not about the sex...

Sounds like you know that it's not about the sex or the toothpaste, but the dynamic and the way you two are communicating right now. DH and I have been all the way to the brink of divorce and back,...
Forum: Parents as Partners   03-06-2010, 03:21 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 9,848
Posted By daniedb
Exactly. This is another HUGE reason to leave....

Exactly. This is another HUGE reason to leave. If this is another daughter, twice the motivation to be a woman who does not settle for abuse. If it is a son, then what a wonderful way to break the...
Forum: Parents as Partners   02-05-2010, 05:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,100
Posted By daniedb
Oh, I'm so angry for you! I have no compassion...

Oh, I'm so angry for you! I have no compassion for him, so I have the luxury of feeling the anger not tempered by love. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif I keep reading...
Forum: Parents as Partners   02-05-2010, 10:54 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 14,683
Posted By daniedb
Quote: Originally Posted by Latte Mama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Latte Mama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15029649)
But it seems as if he just WON'T grovel....
Forum: Parents as Partners   02-04-2010, 03:01 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 14,683
Posted By daniedb
I'm so sorry. We dealt with this on a much, much...

I'm so sorry. We dealt with this on a much, much lower level and the pain is indescribable. The best thing I did? Got angry, took care of myself and my kids, and tossed him out (without screaming...
Forum: Parents as Partners   01-05-2010, 04:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 499
Posted By daniedb
Quote: Originally Posted by doubledutch...

Quote:
Originally Posted by doubledutch http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14835022)
the rest of the story!...
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