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Forum: Parents as Partners   06-12-2012, 10:39 AM
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Posted By Thalia the Muse
Another resource that might be helpful is John...

Another resource that might be helpful is John Gottman's work -- The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work or 10 Lessons to Transform Your Marriage. He talks a lot about research into effective...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-02-2012, 01:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By Thalia the Muse
Interesting -- she taught herself to knit last...

Interesting -- she taught herself to knit last fall (although she claims crochet is waaay too hard, which I think is crazy because clearly crochet is far easier than knitting to all right-thinking...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-02-2012, 12:19 PM
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Posted By Thalia the Muse
My DD is ten and in a fifth-grade GATE class....

My DD is ten and in a fifth-grade GATE class. While she is not crazy-gifted in math and science the way some of her classmates are, she's good enough that she has no problem keeping up with the...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-02-2012, 12:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,101
Posted By Thalia the Muse
Another vote for the Carus magazines -- you...

Another vote for the Carus magazines -- you really can't go wrong with them! Kiki is excellent but definitely more "tween focused," with lots of fashion coverage (not body-shaming/skanky/heavily...
Forum: Parents as Partners   04-19-2012, 04:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By Thalia the Muse
Does your son have a legal custody agreement on...

Does your son have a legal custody agreement on file with his ex? That should guarantee him the right to see his daughter, and is not dependent on the ex deciding to find time to allow him. As far...
Forum: Learning at School   10-28-2011, 10:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 149
Posted By Thalia the Muse
I think there are many educational aspects to...

I think there are many educational aspects to Halloween -- education is more than math worksheets. It's a good opportunity to talk about seasons and harvest festivals and what other cultures do to...
Forum: Parents as Partners   10-27-2011, 12:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 616
Posted By Thalia the Muse
  You offered to pick him up lunch, he said...


You offered to pick him up lunch, he said "No thanks, I'll probably get soemthing myself," and then when he called again you had already left the store? Why not just say, "Oh babe, I just left...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   10-04-2011, 04:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,146
Posted By Thalia the Muse
She's EIGHT and she made those? They're...

She's EIGHT and she made those? They're fantastic!
Forum: Arts & Crafts   10-04-2011, 04:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By Thalia the Muse
I just learned how to crochet in the last month...

I just learned how to crochet in the last month or so! I used a couple of books that had good detailed instructions and diagrams (Teach Yourself Visually: Crochet and Stitch n Bitch The Happy...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   08-18-2011, 10:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,385
Posted By Thalia the Muse
I'm a little late to the party, but do you want...

I'm a little late to the party, but do you want to sew (per your post) or cross-stitch (per your title)?
 
Cross-stitch suppliers:
 
123stitch.com (I order from them a lot and highly recomend --...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-15-2011, 04:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,511
Posted By Thalia the Muse
I think that most four-year-olds would know that...

I think that most four-year-olds would know that they SHOULDN'T do that -- but an awful lot of them don't have enough impulse control to help themselves. I don't think that's beyond the range of...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   08-15-2011, 11:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,007
Posted By Thalia the Muse
I think I'd stick to picture books for a while...

I think I'd stick to picture books for a while -- many of them are very gentle, and if the art is good enough they don't feel babyish at all. My daughter loved more sophisticated picture books well...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   08-12-2011, 03:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 441
Posted By Thalia the Muse
This is an old thread, but I have some...

This is an old thread, but I have some suggestions! I loved that stuff myself, so I read a LOT of scary books.
 
Books:
 
Jane-Emily, Patricia Clapp
Down a Dark Hallway, Lois Duncan (this is...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-11-2011, 11:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 402
Posted By Thalia the Muse
I agree that texting lends itself to rudeness,...

I agree that texting lends itself to rudeness, partly because it's so abbreviated that there's no room for niceties, and partly because it demands an immediate response in a way that an e-mail...
Forum: Parents as Partners   08-10-2011, 10:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,708
Posted By Thalia the Muse
Oh, I just found this update! I remembered your...

Oh, I just found this update! I remembered your situation -- I'm so happy it's turned around. You deserve a huge amount of credit for staying with it when you were so ready to give up.
Forum: Parenting   08-10-2011, 10:54 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,134
Posted By Thalia the Muse
My daughter's ten, and we also live in the L.A....

My daughter's ten, and we also live in the L.A. area.
 
I agree that feather extensions are a hot ticket right now! And yes, lots of her friends have iPods -- or jeez, CELL PHONES, which seems...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   08-03-2011, 10:20 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,131
Posted By Thalia the Muse
LOVE my Kindle. I do think that the inability to...

LOVE my Kindle. I do think that the inability to lend books or give them to someone else after you read them is a big drawback, though. I've more or less gotten around it by registering my parents'...
Forum: Allergies   08-03-2011, 09:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,627
Posted By Thalia the Muse
dwink, he's changing what he tells you based on...

dwink, he's changing what he tells you based on what he thinks will make you keep going; he's charging $1,300 a pop; and you're not seeing results -- is there a reason why you are considering NOT...
Forum: Learning at School   07-25-2011, 12:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,765
Posted By Thalia the Muse
My kid's been in our neighborhood public school...

My kid's been in our neighborhood public school since kindergarten (she'll be going into fifth grade in the fall). She spent the weekend making fairy houses in the park and our back yard with a...
Forum: Parents as Partners   07-13-2011, 02:37 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,246
Posted By Thalia the Muse
LOL! No, it is funny -- until you step in it ...

LOL! No, it is funny -- until you step in it ...
Forum: Parents as Partners   07-13-2011, 02:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 441
Posted By Thalia the Muse
Hahahaha! Now I'm just grateful that he doesn't...

Hahahaha! Now I'm just grateful that he doesn't sing odes to his byproducts -- you are a saint among women.
Forum: Parents as Partners   07-13-2011, 11:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 441
Posted By Thalia the Muse
Oh, I have quite the list!   He runs the...

Oh, I have quite the list!
 

He runs the water when he does dishes, instead of filling the sink. No matter how many different ways I have asked him to please, please, PLEASE not waste water...
Forum: Parents as Partners   07-13-2011, 10:58 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,246
Posted By Thalia the Muse
DH suffers because:   I always have a book...

DH suffers because:
 
I always have a book in front of my nose when he wants to talk to me.
 
I let clothes pile up on my nightstand.
 
I rarely wash my car and simply don't care that much...
Forum: Parents as Partners   05-23-2011, 12:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,361
Posted By Thalia the Muse
I'm pretty smart. I'm reasonably sure that I...

I'm pretty smart. I'm reasonably sure that I out-IQ my husband. HOWEVER, that doesn't mean that I'm always right (even when I'm sure that I am, which is often) or that my assumptions are always...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   05-23-2011, 10:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 484
Posted By Thalia the Muse
Is she vegan or ovo-lacto? My daughter...

Is she vegan or ovo-lacto? My daughter has recently decided to go ovo-lacto as well. I found that most of the vegetarian-kid Web sites are geared for vegans, so it's actually been a little hard to...
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