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Forum: Potty Learning   07-18-2016, 10:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,114
Posted By MeepyCat
Your son is quite young for potty training, and...

Your son is quite young for potty training, and potty trained toddlers often regress when new siblings arrive. So you may just be letting yourself in to do this twice.

My son potty trained around...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-30-2016, 11:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 747
Posted By MeepyCat
A court is not going to order the arrangement you...

A court is not going to order the arrangement you describe, and I think it would be a bad arrangement for you. It is easy, when you're splitting up, to get angry and think in extremes - I did my...
Forum: Parenting   06-20-2016, 10:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,064
Posted By MeepyCat
What questions are you worried he might ask you? ...

What questions are you worried he might ask you?

He can't "spread his sexuality". It is neither cream cheese nor chicken pox. Whether he wants to be out of the closet at school is up to him,...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-19-2016, 07:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,986
Posted By MeepyCat
There is a big problem when we talk about bonding...

There is a big problem when we talk about bonding that no one says what it is. No one explains how to measure whether it has occurred. So it's a potentially infinite source of anxiety.

It...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-17-2016, 09:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,986
Posted By MeepyCat
Post partum is a really hard time, okay? A...

Post partum is a really hard time, okay? A really, really hormonal and sometimes agonizing hard time.

You don't have to handle all these feelings yourself. You need to call your doctor - the same...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-15-2016, 10:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,708
Posted By MeepyCat
Well, he is a grown man. Legally. He's 18. So...

Well, he is a grown man. Legally. He's 18. So he can, in fact, come and go as he pleases. That's not out of control, that's him making decisions appropriate to his age. He's not a young boy,...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-13-2016, 08:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 547
Posted By MeepyCat
This is really common in that age group. Decide...

This is really common in that age group. Decide what you want to be called and go with that. "I'm not Mommy, silly billy! I'm Bree!"
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-13-2016, 04:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 916
Posted By MeepyCat
You need a therapist because this is hard. I...

You need a therapist because this is hard.

I feel like you're beating yourself up for not loving this child, and while it would be great if you loved him, you're getting like 8 steps ahead of...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-12-2016, 08:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,340
Posted By MeepyCat
My mom was (and remains) a practicing physician...

My mom was (and remains) a practicing physician who'd done some training stints in the ER. My dad, until he retired, was an actuary. The thing he did for a living was statistical math about when...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-12-2016, 04:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,340
Posted By MeepyCat
On top of all the wise words about using the darn...

On top of all the wise words about using the darn seatbelt:

Getting hit by another car while driving is really not that improbable. It happens thousands of times a day, every day. One of the...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-07-2016, 05:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 828
Posted By MeepyCat
Supervising babies on playgrounds can be a...

Supervising babies on playgrounds can be a headache. Is the floor in your home nor solid, though? You can take him out of the playpen.

Ultimately, I think that you're going to need to make...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-06-2016, 04:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,340
Posted By MeepyCat
I agree - all seatbelts, all the time. I...

I agree - all seatbelts, all the time.

I drive on the Mass Pike pretty frequently. "Not 95" does not make me feel better about it.
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-06-2016, 12:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 828
Posted By MeepyCat
Well, stop for a minute and consider the...

Well, stop for a minute and consider the possibility that Hugo is fine.

Absolutely everything you have said about your son indicates that he's a healthy child. I understand that you're worried,...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-06-2016, 05:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 828
Posted By MeepyCat
So, the, what's your plan? Your wife rules the...

So, the, what's your plan? Your wife rules the house with an iron fist. You're an adult and hypothetically her partner, you're concerned, and unlike everyone else in this conversation, you're...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-04-2016, 10:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 828
Posted By MeepyCat
You're his dad -if you think your child's...

You're his dad -if you think your child's exercise options are too restricted, you are very well-placed to change that. Take him to the park, or clear up a room so that it's a safe place for him to...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-03-2016, 11:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 828
Posted By MeepyCat
He's 8 months old and you're concerned that he...

He's 8 months old and you're concerned that he can't get into the trash can and scatter papers all over the floor?

I am concerned about the fact that he hasn't gained weight in the last few...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-31-2016, 07:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,095
Posted By MeepyCat
Even for five hours a day, my feeling is that a...

Even for five hours a day, my feeling is that a teen mostly needs to be able to reach people - some scheduled check-in times at which she should call her parents, and connections with neighbors who...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-29-2016, 05:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,031
Posted By MeepyCat
JPHeart, please don't advise assault. That never...

JPHeart, please don't advise assault. That never ends well.

And the "one with our children" thing? So weird and unhealthy.

But, on the original point: not overreacting.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-27-2016, 01:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,975
Posted By MeepyCat
I also want to vote for the convenience of two...

I also want to vote for the convenience of two pieces for diaper changes and potty trips.

A lot of the bikini options I ran into when DD was small were three piece sets - a top, a bottom, and a...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   05-09-2016, 09:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,167
Posted By MeepyCat
NICUs sometimes have to get really twitchy about...

NICUs sometimes have to get really twitchy about local infectious diseases. But if there's a chance your baby will be born early, bug your doctor about how you can get a tour or a quick orientation,...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-03-2016, 06:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 507
Posted By MeepyCat
You have this kind of problem fairly often. In...

You have this kind of problem fairly often. In the several times you have posted similar things, we have not managed to suggest any solutions. Perhaps there are other resources that you could look...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-26-2016, 08:51 AM
Replies: 15
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Views: 1,008
Posted By MeepyCat
Right, of course - stress vomiting doesn't go...

Right, of course - stress vomiting doesn't go away just because things appear fine from the outside right now. This poor kid just seems like she's been all over the map in the last week: visiting...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-26-2016, 05:44 AM
Replies: 15
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Views: 1,008
Posted By MeepyCat
So, she's three. She has a baby sibling due...

So, she's three.

She has a baby sibling due any day now

I can't tell whether the crying is constant, a few times a day for 15-20 minute stretches or what.

She's been to a bunch of doctors,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-21-2016, 04:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 765
Posted By MeepyCat
You can't put a gps locater on a kid. Sorry. ...

You can't put a gps locater on a kid. Sorry.

It sounds like the little girl is adjusting well to the move, making new friends, and enjoying the chance to be outside. Her parents have some options...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-19-2016, 05:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,290
Posted By MeepyCat
That's a very healthy co-parenting choice for...

That's a very healthy co-parenting choice for parents who are friendly and comfortable with each other.

Unlikely in the circumstances he's described, but those are clearly not the real...
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