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Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-12-2016, 08:53 AM
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What is his family dynamic like? Is it similar...

What is his family dynamic like? Is it similar to your family or is it totally opposite? My 2nd dd, Erica, met her (now) husband when she was 17. He waited until she was 18 to ask her out. Before...
Forum: Television   05-05-2016, 08:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 910
Posted By sewchris2642
I alternate between historical documentaries and...

I alternate between historical documentaries and action/crime shows. Documentaries: The Roosevelts (anything by Ken Burns), WWI in Color, The Sixties, The Seventies (both by CNN; very interesting...
Forum: Parenting   04-19-2016, 10:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,104
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There's all kinds of reasons. He doesn't want to...

There's all kinds of reasons. He doesn't want to hold hands. She's interrupting him. He doesn't like holding hands. He wants to play by himself (after all he's only 1.5, the age for solo play). ...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-26-2016, 11:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,558
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I have kept a few infant clothes from each child....

I have kept a few infant clothes from each child. Other than that, I gave everything away. One infant dress, booties, and bonnet I made for my maid of honor when she had her first child (a girl)...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-04-2016, 03:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,418
Posted By sewchris2642
As others have already said, he's 4. Our...

As others have already said, he's 4. Our "official" start of homeschooling was 1st grade. I had (well, they still are and they are both well adjusted adults) two that were very physical and didn't...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   01-14-2016, 02:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,026
Posted By sewchris2642
I can see his side of it. I'm not a baby person...

I can see his side of it. I'm not a baby person either. I find the teen years much more rewarding. And working nights isn't just something that you can shrug off on your days off. Your body needs...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-13-2015, 11:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 699
Posted By sewchris2642
As a family, we contribute to Toys for Tots...

As a family, we contribute to Toys for Tots campaigns and food drives. The Salvation Army red kettles have always been a favorite. Since our family traditions includes 4 generations and lots of...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-13-2015, 11:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 993
Posted By sewchris2642
Good news. Be prepared for set backs. But every...

Good news. Be prepared for set backs. But every little step in the right direction helps.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-07-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 993
Posted By sewchris2642
you're welcome. Your posts have made me think...

you're welcome. Your posts have made me think about my stuttering a lot. I've never put it all down for someone else. And I'm not sure I got it right. I think it all comes down to personality. ...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-06-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 993
Posted By sewchris2642
Somewhat. When I had to give an oral...

Somewhat. When I had to give an oral presentation, I practiced reading it in front of a mirror or in front of family. When I would stutter, I would stop, take a deep breath, say the word mentally,...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-06-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 993
Posted By sewchris2642
It's called practice. I still mentally practice...

It's called practice. I still mentally practice what I'm about to say if I'm in a situation where I know I'm going to or usually stutter. A good movie to see is The King's Speech. ...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-05-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 993
Posted By sewchris2642
Here are two website that list famous people who...

Here are two website that list famous people who stutter. The lists include sports figures, politicians, actors, singers, writers, people from all walks of life.
...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-04-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 993
Posted By sewchris2642
I don't know. It's so much a part of me that my...

I don't know. It's so much a part of me that my nephew didn't think anything of the way I talk until he started Kindergarten and came home one day and told his mom (my sister) that Aunt Christy...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-02-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 993
Posted By sewchris2642
I've stuttered ever since I can remember and I'm...

I've stuttered ever since I can remember and I'm now 63. What works for me is acknowledging it and move on. I've stuttered while on the phone, teaching classes, giving announcements over the PA...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-18-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,243
Posted By sewchris2642
The public library. We check out books, DVDs, go...

The public library. We check out books, DVDs, go to lectures, etc. Since my son is interested in history, we go to museums, historical sites, events, reenactments. When my dds were children, we...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   09-08-2015, 11:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,233
Posted By sewchris2642
Things have changed this year like they have a...

Things have changed this year like they have a tendency to do. Nothing is ever set in stone. Especially when it comes to parenting children. Dylan is a senior this year and he has taken over most...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-26-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,656
Posted By sewchris2642
With 3 much older sisters, Dylan says that he is...

With 3 much older sisters, Dylan says that he is afraid of girls. :grin: On a more serious note, we have discussed that birth control is a two way street. He is responsible for any pregnancy along...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-27-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 918
Posted By sewchris2642
The 10 yo plays online with his friends or solo...

The 10 yo plays online with his friends or solo offline. The 6 yo and 8 yo only play offline.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-16-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 918
Posted By sewchris2642
I've gotten sucked into watching the grandkids...

I've gotten sucked into watching the grandkids play the game. The oldest one (4th grade, 10 next month) even watches YouTube videos of the game to get ideas. Those you have watch out for to make...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-15-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 918
Posted By sewchris2642
Sounds like Minecraft. https://minecraft.net/ 3...

Sounds like Minecraft. https://minecraft.net/ 3 of my grandkids play it. Some classrooms also play it as a learning tool. ...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-26-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,890
Posted By sewchris2642
Everyone, not just kids, want order in their...

Everyone, not just kids, want order in their lives. Boundaries provide order out of chaos. But boundaries should be fluid and change with maturity of each child. Some children will just accept,...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-08-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 612
Posted By sewchris2642
I second what Linda said. And remember they are...

I second what Linda said. And remember they are her feelings and she is entitled to them. And think about how you would feel if some close to you tried to "fix it" instead of just listening to you....
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-04-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 477
Posted By sewchris2642
As my son says: "We have family for that." ...

As my son says: "We have family for that." Usually I take Dylan to school. On Tuesday, he is picked up by Erica, my 2nd daughter. Earlier in the year, he was taken to school by me or Joy, my...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-30-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,995
Posted By sewchris2642
Yes, I agree. And to remember that you are not...

Yes, I agree. And to remember that you are not just parenting in the moment but for the long term. And some of the results won't show up until years later. The end goal is not just a child who no...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-12-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,995
Posted By sewchris2642
I would be interested i what age of child is...

I would be interested i what age of child is talking about in each quote. That would make a difference. So would the reason for the rudeness and what kind of rudeness. As well as when and why...
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