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Forum: Gentle Discipline   Today, 06:33 PM
Replies: 121
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Posted By lauren
That is actually one of the perceptions that has...

That is actually one of the perceptions that has irked me the most about the exclusive AP stance---that if parents are attached enough and close enough to their children, there won't be any behavior...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   Today, 04:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 60
Posted By lauren
It is first thing in the morning so this will not...

It is first thing in the morning so this will not necessarily be well thought out..... because this is eating you are talking about, and not compliance with clean up or whatever, I need to ask if...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   Yesterday, 06:38 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,239
Posted By lauren
I've always felt that attunement to the...

I've always felt that attunement to the particular tiny person you were blessed with is the most important thing; not some recipe for doing things one way or another.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   Yesterday, 06:37 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,239
Posted By lauren
Not to belabor this particular part of the...

Not to belabor this particular part of the conversation, but I saw Muddie's response to you completely differently than you did. I think she is interested in your point of view, but also wanted to...
Forum: The Childhood Years   Yesterday, 05:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 50
Posted By lauren
The only advantage I would see for preschool is...

The only advantage I would see for preschool is that she would have the opportunity to really get to know a consistent group of children. That would help her 1) move past the novelty stage, learn...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-24-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 167
Posted By lauren
Yes! YOu made me think about Jim Weiss tapes. All...

Yes! YOu made me think about Jim Weiss tapes. All of my children went through a stage where these really helped them. They are such interesting stories but told in a calm, soothing voice. They would...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   01-24-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 13
Posted By lauren
Thanks Lisa.

Thanks Lisa.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-24-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 54
Posted By lauren
I don't know much about soccer, but my first...

I don't know much about soccer, but my first thought is that if she plays for an elite team she is probably a highly skilled player and they are probably not anywhere near her in terms of ability....
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-22-2015, 04:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 39
Posted By lauren
My perception of the Glasser approach (and I have...

My perception of the Glasser approach (and I have used it myself with one of my children) is that the approach really does energize the positive behaviors in a major way. I like his premise --as I...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   01-21-2015, 04:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 79
Posted By lauren
Your post just sounds sad--the language you use...

Your post just sounds sad--the language you use to describe your job ('staring down the barrel') sounds like you are pretty unhappy. Children's lives go by really fast. I am shocked that I have an...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   01-21-2015, 04:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 61
Posted By lauren
I was just curious what he sees the psychologist...

I was just curious what he sees the psychologist for since he has one already? Is there any major major stressor in his life that preceded the abdominal pain?

Sometimes people have migraines...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   01-19-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 47
Posted By lauren
I may be misjudging but is there a lot of...

I may be misjudging but is there a lot of academic pressure in Japan? Is it possible he feels he can't measure up?
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-18-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 251
Posted By lauren
Great topic!! Looking forward to the discussion,...

Great topic!! Looking forward to the discussion, although I have to run right now; just wanted to acknowledge it and keep it moving!
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-17-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,239
Posted By lauren
My own opinion is that this approach works with...

My own opinion is that this approach works with 90% of kids. There is another 10% that needs much more direction, as well as consistent 100% enforcement. Some kids honestly cannot handle the extra...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-17-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,058
Posted By lauren
my younger daughter and I are doing this...

my younger daughter and I are doing this together--a mother-daughter journal. We like it so far.
...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-17-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 167
Posted By lauren
Maybe a beefed up ritual around tucking in,...

Maybe a beefed up ritual around tucking in, putting 'magic dust' around the bed, having a special story about sleep, music. For one of my daughters having one of those princess bed hangie things...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-17-2015, 06:05 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 824
Posted By lauren
How is EI going? You might need to be the...

How is EI going? You might need to be the 'squeaky wheel' because EI workers often have a very high caseload,mostly because federal regs say they have to respond to families by certain deadlines. Not...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   01-17-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 47
Posted By lauren
This sounds challenging for all of you. I am so...

This sounds challenging for all of you. I am so happy to hear that you are listening to him and taking him seriously. Most likely this didn't happen for you when you were little,which allowed your...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-11-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 106
Posted By lauren
I agree with others, especially the Flylady...

I agree with others, especially the Flylady Boogie system. Keeping it fun can help a lot. "See who can get done first, etc."

In addition these things must be done before doing their preferred...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   01-11-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 52
Posted By lauren
Thank you for sharing! I remember USAmma and her...

Thank you for sharing! I remember USAmma and her story. I think I have seen her around here a little bit lately!

I havent' read the blog yet but I wish you well--I'm sure it has been very...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-10-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 105
Posted By lauren
I'm not sure where you saw this (Pull UP...

I'm not sure where you saw this (Pull UP commercial?) but the main thrust is that kids can't wait as long to get to a bathroom on a road like an interstate. This would still be when they are quite...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-10-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 167
Posted By lauren
I agree that giving her the skills to do this is...

I agree that giving her the skills to do this is where things need to head. The article posted by Envirobecca gives one idea, but there are others that would work specificallly for her. It will...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   01-04-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 25
Posted By lauren
Where are you from and is this a profit making...

Where are you from and is this a profit making venture in any way? Mothering does not host that sort of thing. Can you identify yourself?
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-04-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 305
Posted By lauren
It's always something, right?!! I think...

It's always something, right?!!

I think things will smooth out. The fact that your 2 yr old responded so quickly to your efforts means it was a short term stage oriented thing that just needed...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-04-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,239
Posted By lauren
Could you cite the "points to remember about your...

Could you cite the "points to remember about your toddler's self regulation?" (both from a copyright standpoint and because I'm interested to have a look?)

Thanks
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