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Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-06-2008, 05:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 698
Posted By eli janine
I'm reading PP, too, and while sometimes I'm...

I'm reading PP, too, and while sometimes I'm really inspired and have great luck, other times I suck at it. I think the biggest hurdle for me is putting down all my other stuff and putting all of my...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-19-2008, 01:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By eli janine
Another mama who's in the middle of it...I guess...

Another mama who's in the middle of it...I guess that means it's a pretty normal and common phase. We just keep on taking his hand and so gently brushing it across my face and his face, saying...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-19-2008, 01:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 422
Posted By eli janine
Oh, this is a really helpful thread! I'm taking...

Oh, this is a really helpful thread! I'm taking notes, seriously, especially for all the sibling stuff! It's weird how my older son has reverted to screeching and snarling instead of verbal...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-18-2008, 11:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,123
Posted By eli janine
I would just like to say that my son is 18...

I would just like to say that my son is 18 months, and I wouldn't think anything of him doing that. I mean, I would be upset that it happened, and a bit embarrassed, but I would totally know that...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-14-2008, 01:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 340
Posted By eli janine
I teach middle school, and I agree that it's...

I teach middle school, and I agree that it's EASIER to use GD with my students than with my own children sometimes. I mean, I guess it just seem obvious to me that in a school setting the teachers...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   06-13-2008, 06:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,382
Posted By eli janine
Avery sees every time I sit down as an...

Avery sees every time I sit down as an opportunity to nurse, so I sit on the toilet, and he climbs right up and pulls up my shirt!

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Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-13-2008, 05:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By eli janine
I'm still learning here, but I am a middle...

I'm still learning here, but I am a middle school teacher, and language like this really does help to get students to follow directions as a group during a transition period, like I might say,...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-13-2008, 12:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 431
Posted By eli janine
I just want to offer a...

I just want to offer a http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif and say that my 4.5 y.o. ds has frequent meltdowns, too, and sometimes it send me into a really un-gentle place....
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-10-2008, 01:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By eli janine
Quote: Originally Posted by mommy2caroline...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mommy2caroline http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11431216)
My 3 yr old was recently overheard...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-09-2008, 09:39 PM
Replies: 18
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Views: 389
Posted By eli janine
OK, so since you're answering my own unasked...

OK, so since you're answering my own unasked burning question about why the asterisk is in veg*n, why DO people use the asterisk in g*d? I've even seen it on church billboards...why would a church...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-09-2008, 06:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,866
Posted By eli janine
That's my Avery as well! The only advantage I...

That's my Avery as well! The only advantage I have on you is that sometimes my four-year-old son wrestles with him for a little bit and physically keeps him in one place for maybe two minutes so I...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-09-2008, 06:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 320
Posted By eli janine
I guess I haven't noticed him doing it in a...

I guess I haven't noticed him doing it in a rage/tantrum way. It seems like he does it for fun. Sometimes he'll launch his whole body up so that he smashes the top of his head against the...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-09-2008, 12:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 320
Posted By eli janine
My kiddo (18 months) has always kind of banged...

My kiddo (18 months) has always kind of banged his head softly, against a wall or even against my head--ouch! Then he moved on to banging himself in the head with toys, sometimes it seems quite...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   06-09-2008, 12:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 487
Posted By eli janine
Sadly, I've btdt too. This morning I was lying...

Sadly, I've btdt too. This morning I was lying in bed flat on my back, and Avery was lying next to me nursing, and all I could do was laugh.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-08-2008, 08:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 732
Posted By eli janine
Quote: Originally Posted by treemom2...

Quote:
Originally Posted by treemom2 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11421450)
Once I'm calm I explain why I shouted (the...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-08-2008, 01:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 263
Posted By eli janine
This happened to me just a little while ago! I...

This happened to me just a little while ago! I was in front of my class teaching, and suddenly I looked down and realized it wasn't on my finger. I was in a panic!!! Mine was in my bed; apparently...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-07-2008, 02:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 342
Posted By eli janine
I just want to add that it's also very normal...

I just want to add that it's also very normal for him to react differently with dad, with grandma, and with other caretakers. Mama is someone who is so safe that he feels like he can spread his...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-07-2008, 02:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 533
Posted By eli janine
I like Wolf's ideas for kiddos who are older and...

I like Wolf's ideas for kiddos who are older and more even in their problem-solving skills, because I don't think my 18 month old and 4.5 y.o. can handle figuring things out on their own. Pretty...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-07-2008, 10:47 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 8,356
Posted By eli janine
Quote: Originally Posted by LynnS6...

Quote:
Originally Posted by LynnS6 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11363223)
Surely you can find a college student needing...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-07-2008, 10:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 95
Posted By eli janine
Quote: Originally Posted by MilkTrance...

Quote:
Originally Posted by MilkTrance http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11411898)

Then again I live in the Pacific...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-07-2008, 10:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 137
Posted By eli janine
I'm 32...it's the best age evah!...

I'm 32...it's the best age evah! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-07-2008, 10:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 88
Posted By eli janine
Yesterday was my last day with students! Yay!!!...

Yesterday was my last day with students! Yay!!! I will miss them, though I'm happy to have some more freedom in my schedule. I have to get all of my dentist appts, doctor appts, and anything else I...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   06-06-2008, 10:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 490
Posted By eli janine
Just wanted to say that my 18 month old does the...

Just wanted to say that my 18 month old does the same thing. Bugs the heck out of me, too. At my grandma's funeral, we were all standing in a circle saying a prayer or somesuch, and there he is...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   06-06-2008, 10:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 844
Posted By eli janine
It's up to you whether you want to just say no...

It's up to you whether you want to just say no and mean it or let them try and see what happens. My son was younger, 3.5, and he went in to try nursing. He didn't remember how, and in the end just...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-06-2008, 09:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,297
Posted By eli janine
My first son was saying over 150 words at age 18...

My first son was saying over 150 words at age 18 months. My younger son is now 18 months old, and he says: "dis," "dat," "uh-oh," "mama" (rarely), "dada," "Elliot" (his brother), and "hi." My little...
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