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Forum: Parenting   12-18-2006, 01:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 345
Posted By Suzetta
I would definitely get rid of the nap, with the...

I would definitely get rid of the nap, with the understanding that you'll have to make your night time routine much earlier. It may be hard for a few days, but soon your dc will get used to it.
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Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-20-2006, 12:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 436
Posted By Suzetta
I wouldn't look at it in terms of 'disciplining'...

I wouldn't look at it in terms of 'disciplining' a child that young. Redirection, gentle guiding, and teaching him appropriate behaviors all seem to be a more positive spin. Rather than telling...
Forum: Parenting   10-16-2006, 12:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 591
Posted By Suzetta
My thoughts are that a securely attached child...

My thoughts are that a securely attached child has the ability to explore his/her own world, knowing that the adult is theire if needed. I agree with the PP that what you are facing is a discipline...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-06-2006, 12:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 496
Posted By Suzetta
Also, I would like to add that Aletha Solther's...

Also, I would like to add that Aletha Solther's books have a great insight on this topic. In her opinion, what you are seeing is a natural release of all the pent up feelings that have been...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-06-2006, 12:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 496
Posted By Suzetta
How is her demeanor on the weekends? It...

How is her demeanor on the weekends?

It sounds to me like she is very tired and over stimulated.

I have a friend whose dd has been in a daycare since just a few weeks old. They have an...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-30-2006, 01:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 910
Posted By Suzetta
Quote: She's just SO strong willed and bright ...

Quote:
She's just SO strong willed and bright
I think these are great qualities in a child, and would try my best to allow her to be this person...without trying to redirect or change her. I know...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-29-2006, 12:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 267
Posted By Suzetta
I am not sure where to put this or title it, but...

I am not sure where to put this or title it, but I'll try here.

Here is the situation. My dd is very spirited, active, inquisitive and tactile. She is a great kid, but she is also sometimes...
Forum: Parenting   09-29-2006, 12:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 676
Posted By Suzetta
Since the parent handled it appropriately, I...

Since the parent handled it appropriately, I would just comfort my child and move on. Some day, your child will be bigger, and will most likely experiment with this behavior. I often think it is...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-24-2006, 01:18 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 935
Posted By Suzetta
Does she put other things on his plate? I make a...

Does she put other things on his plate? I make a meal that is for everyone, but has plenty of choices. If I made eggs, I would also have toast, jelly, cottage cheese, regular cheese, maybe some ham...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-13-2006, 12:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,051
Posted By Suzetta
Dr. Sears Discipline book may be a great thing...

Dr. Sears Discipline book may be a great thing for her to read. He offers a wonderful view on some of the pro-spanking stances. He also admits to having spanked himself, but now knows that there are...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-11-2006, 01:10 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 6,972
Posted By Suzetta
My oldest dd preferred the one that attaches her...

My oldest dd preferred the one that attaches her wrist to mine. I used it with her from about 17 months 'till her language and listening skills improved and she could better stay close to me, I...
Forum: Parenting   09-11-2006, 12:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,247
Posted By Suzetta
I had two C-sections, and push my kids around in...

I had two C-sections, and push my kids around in a stroller often....why would this mean you wouldn't want to be my friend?

Different strokes for different folks. I really don't know how to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-11-2006, 12:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 385
Posted By Suzetta
We had both choices for dd, and let her decide...

We had both choices for dd, and let her decide which she prefers. She usually liked the little chair, but is now able to hoist herself to the big toilet and balance herself, without the insert. She...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-05-2006, 01:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 540
Posted By Suzetta
When it comes to Toddlers and climbing, a great...

When it comes to Toddlers and climbing, a great phrase comes to mind. "Bought Sense is Best!"

After a few tumbles here and there, they get better at climbing, and also the novelty wears off. (of...
Forum: Parenting   08-24-2006, 12:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 388
Posted By Suzetta
I don't have a problem with my children watching...

I don't have a problem with my children watching Dora or other shows that are calming and have some educational value. However, I do not buy them any of the food/toys that are marketed their way,...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-21-2006, 01:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 785
Posted By Suzetta
Your dd sounds very much like my oldest dd. ...

Your dd sounds very much like my oldest dd.

I look at it this way...some day she'll be older and seperate from me. I just know that this will make me more sad than relieved.

As difficult and...
Forum: Parenting   08-12-2006, 12:47 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,834
Posted By Suzetta
Quote: Originally Posted by ashley219 I am...

Quote:
Originally Posted by ashley219
I am still living with them and they pay for school. I do agree with everything that everyone is saying and I know this makes me sound crazy that I have to...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-24-2006, 12:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 390
Posted By Suzetta
We went through something similar, with my dd...

We went through something similar, with my dd (the "aggressor") and her friend (the "victim"). One thing we did was take some time off, and allowed the children to have some play dates with other...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-24-2006, 12:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 429
Posted By Suzetta
My first reaction to your post would be that...

My first reaction to your post would be that maybe she is having difficulty dealing with how she senses you feel? Even though you are not doing the things you mentioned (Smacking her), I am certain...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-19-2006, 12:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 522
Posted By Suzetta
I would read the book, then I could...

I would read the book, then I could intelligently discuss it with her. Rather than giving my opinion first, I would just say "I read a book that says such and such" and ask her opinion.

It is...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-19-2006, 12:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 440
Posted By Suzetta
Quote: Things are not in balance in my life...

Quote:
Things are not in balance in my life right now and I need to fix that. With that in mind, I guess that I find it hard to respect DDs needs and actions when I feel like she doesn't respect...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-14-2006, 01:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 440
Posted By Suzetta
Is anybody still interested in continuing? I am...

Is anybody still interested in continuing? I am still very interested in our chats, but with the warm weather and all it has been very difficult for me to get any computer time.

So, for anyone...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-14-2006, 01:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 649
Posted By Suzetta
It still sounds like a threat to me. It may work...

It still sounds like a threat to me. It may work for now, but some day she may challenge you, then you will have to either back down or leave.

I word it like this...."You have a choice, you can...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-11-2006, 08:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 559
Posted By Suzetta
Have you read UP? All of your questions are...

Have you read UP? All of your questions are addressed there...maybe you could brush up on it, and just rephrase it for your mom.

Bottom line, however, is that you choose to raise your dc your...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-05-2006, 03:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 474
Posted By Suzetta
Today I had my 2 girls out for lunch. As we were...

Today I had my 2 girls out for lunch. As we were cleaning up and getting ready to go to the play area, my dd ran off. I went to look for her, and got her back. I decided at that time that she would...
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