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Forum: The Childhood Years   06-13-2016, 05:51 PM
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Views: 738
Posted By Snydley
Ugh. I'll bite. This turns my stomach. The...

Ugh. I'll bite. This turns my stomach. The reality is kids are not playing at the park anymore, not playing in the neighborhood and they are GLUED to screens. There's a new documentary our called...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   06-05-2016, 05:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,135
Posted By Snydley
I just took my DH and 9yo DD to Chvrches- they...

I just took my DH and 9yo DD to Chvrches- they were so amazing - best show I've seen in many many years. I love them!!!
Forum: Child & Teen Health   06-05-2016, 05:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 608
Posted By Snydley
My first thought is that he is only 8 and you...

My first thought is that he is only 8 and you moved. That is a huge trauma for a kid his age and I'm sure he will take time to adjust. I would think that alone could explain his change in behavior....
Forum: Grief and Loss   05-20-2016, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 626
Posted By Snydley
I'm sorry that your DD is so sad about not having...

I'm sorry that your DD is so sad about not having a sibling now. I went through a period of a few years when I really really wanted a sister (when I was maybe 7 until 10 or so). I asked my mom a...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-15-2016, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 883
Posted By Snydley
Interesting, I have a 9yo and I haven't seen what...

Interesting, I have a 9yo and I haven't seen what you are describing. Are you (and the pp) in a high ranked school district, by any chance? I am just curious.
Forum: Trying To Conceive   05-08-2016, 07:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By Snydley
I was as anxious as you about trying for #2...

I was as anxious as you about trying for #2 (http://www.mothering.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) , and after a long road that included some counseling I realized I didn't want any...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-25-2016, 06:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,696
Posted By Snydley
Hi- I think another important life skill is...

Hi-
I think another important life skill is to be able to stay (sleep) someplace completely on your own. My mom was very smothering (although she'd be considered free range by today's standards,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-12-2016, 05:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 605
Posted By Snydley
Hi- Thanks for your replies. I checked out...

Hi-
Thanks for your replies. I checked out the books suggested and I think "It's not the Stork" would be a good choice for her. As Linda said, I'm really looking to just let her know that...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-10-2016, 06:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 605
Posted By Snydley
talking with 9yo DD about periods, sex - looking for advice

Hi-
My DD is turning 9 in a few weeks, and my gut is telling me to tell her about periods and maybe the birds and the bees before she starts a new school in the fall (all the kids move to a grade...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-05-2016, 05:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 880
Posted By Snydley
14 is a really tough age. If I were you, I might...

14 is a really tough age. If I were you, I might have a sit down with him and just say "Tell me about how it feels to be you. What goes on in this house that pisses you off? What can I do...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-25-2016, 04:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,038
Posted By Snydley
My DD is in 3rd grade - if, when she was in 2nd...

My DD is in 3rd grade - if, when she was in 2nd grade, she received homework assignments like the ones you describe (put 12 words in alphabetical order) she would NOT have done them willingly by any...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-22-2016, 03:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,104
Posted By Snydley
I think this is your gut talking here and maybe...

I think this is your gut talking here and maybe you should listen. That scene you described in the car seems really abnormal and out of control to me.

That said, how many consequences can she...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-10-2016, 06:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 644
Posted By Snydley
Hi- Why do you think that exposure to...

Hi-
Why do you think that exposure to peanuts would cause him to be in a life-threatening situation? I ask this as an immunologist (who does not specialize in allergy) knowing that a positive...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-08-2016, 11:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,172
Posted By Snydley
No, it isn't. This concept of neuroplasticity is...

No, it isn't. This concept of neuroplasticity is now well established (albeit somewhat recently) and basically means that we are not as hard-wired as we previously thought and yes, altering how we...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-08-2016, 05:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,172
Posted By Snydley
Neurology research is showing that...

Neurology research is showing that internet/screen use rewires neural networks, causing users brains to look and perform differently. It's too much information at once, overloading what is called...
Forum: Learning at School   01-16-2016, 06:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,526
Posted By Snydley
I think in the case of cell phones and college...

I think in the case of cell phones and college kids, that the helicopter-style parents are exacerbating the problems their kids have with finding independence via cell phones. I can't remember where...
Forum: Learning at School   01-16-2016, 07:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,526
Posted By Snydley
I think the examples the pp gave of why their...

I think the examples the pp gave of why their kids have cell phones are unique circumstances and yes I agree that in those cases a cell phone would be a good idea. A 15 year old living on her own? ...
Forum: Learning at School   01-09-2016, 10:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,526
Posted By Snydley
No not necessary and a perpetual connection of...

No not necessary and a perpetual connection of parents to kids and kids to the internet can have many many downsides . What 'emergency' will happen that they need a direct line to you that cannot be...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-15-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 11,397
Posted By Snydley
Hmm..I'll chime in here- I wonder if he's...

Hmm..I'll chime in here-

I wonder if he's just really upset that he hasn't KISSED a girl, not that he doesn't have a girfriend per se. I remember being 15 and never been kissed and it really...
Forum: Mental Health   12-15-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 967
Posted By Snydley
Hi- I'm sorry to hear about what you are...

Hi-
I'm sorry to hear about what you are going through. I am also the child of an alcoholic, but from what you describe it sounds to me like the violence and instability in your childhood shaped...
Forum: Learning at School   12-12-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 867
Posted By Snydley
I love that the cartoon boy is frowning while he...

I love that the cartoon boy is frowning while he is thinking of the answer, as if he is thinking "why the f*%$ do I have to do this problem - this sucks".
Forum: Parenting   12-03-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,786
Posted By Snydley
I gotta say, if someone invited me to a 1/2 bday...

I gotta say, if someone invited me to a 1/2 bday party I would cringe. To me, it is just another example of parents/society bending over backwards to ensure that our kids have this unrealistic,...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-24-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,128
Posted By Snydley
I say wait until after Xmas to talk to DH about...

I say wait until after Xmas to talk to DH about this. You found pot, not heroin..and you deserve to have drama-free holidays. Sometimes it's important to be a little selfish. I can't see what the...
Forum: Learning at School   11-17-2015, 05:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,483
Posted By Snydley
Thanks Linda for the specific advice with...

Thanks Linda for the specific advice with phrasing, etc. It is very helpful. I understand what you mean about not splitting hairs but using language that portrays me as a reasonable person...
Forum: Learning at School   11-15-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,483
Posted By Snydley
Rules that keep kids from having any type of...

Rules that keep kids from having any type of discourse/exchange that could lead to potential disagreement should not be the guiding principal to how the day progresses at school. It is the path of...
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