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Forum: Vaccinations   10-30-2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 638
Posted By Dandelionkid
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by kathymuggle http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1392204/measles-outbreak#post_17497107)

I would be concerned about a...
Forum: Vaccinations   10-30-2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 638
Posted By Dandelionkid
And not a study re: Quebec outbreak. Just...

And not a study re: Quebec outbreak. Just hypothesis. http://m.huffpost.com/ca/entry/4134150
Forum: Vaccinations   10-30-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 638
Posted By Dandelionkid
Those are really interesting articles. I like...

Those are really interesting articles. I like articles that make me feel better about my choice to vaccinate http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif ( except that Paul Offits name is...
Forum: Vaccinations   10-29-2013, 11:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 638
Posted By Dandelionkid
Sorry for the lack of direction in my post....

Sorry for the lack of direction in my post. Thinking out loud. Cochrane review of almost 17 million children in studies dating up to 2011 concluded safety design and outcomes for MMR vaccine are...
Forum: Vaccinations   10-29-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 638
Posted By Dandelionkid
We are experiencing a measles outbreak in this...

We are experiencing a measles outbreak in this developed area of the world. While I understand the fear and don't judge ANY parental decision to vaccinate or not vaccinate, I am concerned about the...
Forum: Parenting   07-05-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 310
Posted By Dandelionkid
I have tried the " yes, you can watch cartoons...

I have tried the " yes, you can watch cartoons after..." But my son sees right through that, " I hate adults" " your not the boss!" I sure get tired of hearing that.

Hope we can turn things...
Forum: Parenting   07-05-2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 310
Posted By Dandelionkid
This is all so helpful. I have been in the habit...

This is all so helpful. I have been in the habit of saying no first and then negotiating. I need to change my thinking around and think first if it is a no or not. No wonder kids get confused. Then...
Forum: Parenting   07-04-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By Dandelionkid
Quote:Originally Posted by Linda on the...

Quote:Originally Posted by Linda on the move http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1375582/too-dependent#post_17282451)

I'm also curious how old...
Forum: Parenting   07-04-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By Dandelionkid
I'm embarrassed it took so long to read this. I...

I'm embarrassed it took so long to read this. I forgot about it and just came back now. The insights you all gave are so wise. Thanks very much.

She is nine years old and starting to develop...
Forum: Parenting   07-04-2013, 02:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 310
Posted By Dandelionkid
I almost feel like we need a psychologist to...

I almost feel like we need a psychologist to help. What will happen when my son gets to the age of autonomy- will he be an anarchist??

Despite giving him choices as much as possible and...
Forum: Parenting   02-28-2013, 05:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By Dandelionkid
Never thought I'd use those words in relation to...

Never thought I'd use those words in relation to my kids but I'm coming to the realization that, in my attempt to securely attach, I have fostered a neediness that is unhealthy.

. My Oldest dd...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-17-2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 134
Posted By Dandelionkid
Wanted objective advice:) My four yr old girl...

Wanted objective advice:) My four yr old girl and 3 yr old cousin are babysat regularly together by myself or my sister. It's a good arrangement and the kids ( normally) love each other so I dont...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-25-2012, 10:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,201
Posted By Dandelionkid
I know where you are coming from thefourofus. I...

I know where you are coming from thefourofus. I try to allow my 5 yr old his emotions but it does feel wrong to allow him to lose control of his tongue and be insulting and kick at toys. This...
Forum: Family Safety   06-19-2012, 03:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 423
Posted By Dandelionkid
Yeah I know- she has a pattern of enabling. One...

Yeah I know- she has a pattern of enabling. One thing I do know is he won't be staying here past Saturday. There is a restraining order against him by his wife and she is coming for a visit after...
Forum: Family Safety   06-19-2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 423
Posted By Dandelionkid
Thanks for the response. Strange sometimes how...

Thanks for the response. Strange sometimes how the right decision is so clear but so clouded. I  called an addictions counselor to get further feedback and she was agreeing with my concerns. We are...
Forum: Family Safety   06-19-2012, 08:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 423
Posted By Dandelionkid
We live with my parents while our house is being...

We live with my parents while our house is being built. My mom invited my brother to come stay  for a few days because he is going through a rough time. He recently became estranged from his kids...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-05-2012, 10:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,077
Posted By Dandelionkid
No judgement for not being the non-custodial...

No judgement for not being the non-custodial parent from me (at all!) but would like to know how you rationalized moving so far from them?  How come your husbands family gets to have you close by...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-29-2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 563
Posted By Dandelionkid
My kids broke a violin yesterday, shattered a...

My kids broke a violin yesterday, shattered a glass pitcher and did lots of whining etc but... my dd8 gave me a hug after the glass broke and grabbed the vacuum cleaner right away. My ds who dropped...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-23-2012, 08:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 541
Posted By Dandelionkid
My 5 (almost 6 yr old) son had issues like your...

My 5 (almost 6 yr old) son had issues like your dd. He also was a late potty-trainer. Didn't stop wearing diapers till he was four and 3 months. I also had to be right beside him at gymnastics class...
Forum: Family Safety   02-22-2012, 11:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 651
Posted By Dandelionkid
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by LynnS6 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1346009/swimming-party-need-objective-advice#post_16887874)
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Forum: Family Safety   02-22-2012, 09:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 651
Posted By Dandelionkid
My 8 yr old is having her birthday party...

My 8 yr old is having her birthday party tomorrow at a small swimming pool/waterslide venue. No lifeguard.  At the most we are having 11 kids. A parent of four of the kids is swimming. I will be in...
Forum: Parenting   02-09-2012, 10:29 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,717
Posted By Dandelionkid
 Quote:Originally Posted by Storm...



Quote:Originally Posted by Storm Bride http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1344653/why-french-parents-are-superior/20#post_16870969)
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Forum: Parenting   02-09-2012, 10:23 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,717
Posted By Dandelionkid
 Quote:Originally Posted by Linda on the...



Quote:Originally Posted by Linda on the move http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting   02-09-2012, 07:03 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,717
Posted By Dandelionkid
Yeah it's basic principles of parenting but I...

Yeah it's basic principles of parenting but I feel like most books out there rehash old principles- it's helpful for me to hear different voices "reviewing" the basics because I tend to fall into my...
Forum: Parenting   02-09-2012, 03:42 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,717
Posted By Dandelionkid
I'm surprised at the negativity towards this...

I'm surprised at the negativity towards this article. Maybe the stupid title draws on our mothering insecurities? I'm not going to run out and buy the book but there is definitely some wisdom to...
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