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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-15-2013, 12:55 PM
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Posted By SustainablParentng
I was asking the two fathers question in the...

I was asking the two fathers question in the context of the original thread theme of how does evolution drive/influence your parenting? (Or something along those lines)

I think that the emphasis...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-15-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 786
Posted By SustainablParentng
"Why is it so hard to admit the central...

"Why is it so hard to admit the central importance of the mothers role?"

How does this apply to a family with two fathers? Or a single parent family with *just* a father?
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-12-2013, 08:24 AM
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Posted By SustainablParentng
Yes, I agree, using evolution as an argument for...

Yes, I agree, using evolution as an argument for how one should parent is pretty weak, at best. It definitely is helpful for consideration but dangerous when people think that they *know* how humans...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-12-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 786
Posted By SustainablParentng
One of Blasser Hrdy's arguments about human...

One of Blasser Hrdy's arguments about human evolution deals with compassion. Basically she says that part of what sets us apart from apes is our compassion for each other which is innate (to a point...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-12-2013, 06:09 AM
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Views: 786
Posted By SustainablParentng
 Is our accepted "definition" of male and...



Is our accepted "definition" of male and female limited to reproductive abilities?
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-12-2013, 05:30 AM
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Posted By SustainablParentng
Double post again! Newman!

Double post again! Newman!
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-12-2013, 05:30 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 786
Posted By SustainablParentng
This is a great thread! I was worried that it...

This is a great thread! I was worried that it might turn out to be a continuum concept-y thread:). I'm excited to check out some of the authors/books that have been suggested.

It's been a while...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-11-2013, 07:21 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 786
Posted By SustainablParentng
I think that "primary caregiver" would need to...

I think that "primary caregiver" would need to be defined. I'm not sure that it can be said that mothers "evolved" to be the primary caregiver, especially without a clear definition of what that...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-10-2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 786
Posted By SustainablParentng
Read - "Mothers and others" & "Mother Nature" -...

Read - "Mothers and others" & "Mother Nature" - by Sarah Blaffer Hrdy -
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   10-06-2012, 05:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By SustainablParentng
So...I'm going to preface my opinion with some...

So...I'm going to preface my opinion with some background info - just so you know my philosophy and if it doesn't jive with yours you can happily ignore what I'm going to say:) - (which, of course,...
Forum: Elimination Communication   08-25-2012, 05:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 666
Posted By SustainablParentng
- people are surprised to see your baby with...

- people are surprised to see your baby with pants on:). (not in public, of course)

- people think it's weird that you suggest that another reason why their baby is waking up is to pee or poop
...
Forum: Lactivism   08-24-2012, 08:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 750
Posted By SustainablParentng
Thanks Tik! Yup, no PhDs heading my way any time...

Thanks Tik! Yup, no PhDs heading my way any time soon - honorary or otherwise:)
Forum: Lactivism   08-23-2012, 06:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 750
Posted By SustainablParentng
I think it's awesome! It's one way to freak out...

I think it's awesome! It's one way to freak out the establishment;). The most shocking thing I learned from the article is that it's possible to get a PhD in parenting. Wha? Is that an honorary...
Forum: Site Help   08-12-2012, 07:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 317
Posted By SustainablParentng
I agree with mulvah. It is extremely distasteful.

I agree with mulvah. It is extremely distasteful.
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-20-2012, 06:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,656
Posted By SustainablParentng
The term self soothe gets me. When people...

The term self soothe gets me. When people propose this preposterous idea, doesn't it seem like a fun question to pose to adults:). "Actually, no doctor. My baby is not very good at self soothing and...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-01-2012, 05:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 888
Posted By SustainablParentng
What's your baby's diaper situation like at...

What's your baby's diaper situation like at night? Sometimes they have to pee and start holding it at night and it makes them more restless. This may sound crazy to people who do not EC but it can...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   04-26-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 218
Posted By SustainablParentng
I bet you could just explain to your lo that the...

I bet you could just explain to your lo that the way he is nursing is hurting you. Then describe exactly what he can do/stop doing to make this better. I have had to have these conversations many...
Forum: Elimination Communication   04-08-2012, 04:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 180
Posted By SustainablParentng
That's so great!! Hopefully a few days later...

That's so great!! Hopefully a few days later things are still going as well;) But that's really awesome!
Forum: Elimination Communication   04-07-2012, 07:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 463
Posted By SustainablParentng
For me it was all dependent on what I was...

For me it was all dependent on what I was willing/able to deal with at the time. For example: In this particular situation am I able to deal with a possible puddle/wet pants- or would I just rather...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   01-18-2012, 04:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,381
Posted By SustainablParentng
How old is your baby? If your lo is having...

How old is your baby? If your lo is having breastfeeding difficulties then, as you probably already know, your supply may suffer along with the baby not gaining well. I would definitely have the lip...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   01-05-2012, 06:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By SustainablParentng
Have you tried talking to her about this...

Have you tried talking to her about this already? Maybe just telling her that "we only nurse at home" or while you're out saying "we can nurse when we get home" will work without having to explain...
Forum: Elimination Communication   09-26-2011, 02:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,201
Posted By SustainablParentng
Thanks so much for the heads up on this! I have...

Thanks so much for the heads up on this! I have been waiting to buy another for the house so I can stop carting ours back and forth from the car. I am expecting #3 in a few weeks but didn't start...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   08-23-2011, 06:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 201
Posted By SustainablParentng
Hi! I'm interested - I tried to pm you but for...

Hi! I'm interested - I tried to pm you but for some reason my phone wasnt working for it:( do you think you could pm me and then maybe we can get in touch? I am visiting a friend on long island with...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   07-31-2011, 06:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,300
Posted By SustainablParentng
Ok - fair enough. I won't include information...

Ok - fair enough. I won't include information about circumcision. But if you read my original posts my intention is not to "tell them not to circumcise" but to give information about circumcision....
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   07-29-2011, 06:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,188
Posted By SustainablParentng
I'm so sorry that you are going through such a...

I'm so sorry that you are going through such a hard time. My ds who is closer to 4 was very much like your ds up until this early spring. For me, it was early pregnancy that finally drove me crazy...
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