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Forum: Parents as Partners   02-14-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 577
Posted By jdsf
Yeah, I'm defensive. Because of the general...

Yeah, I'm defensive. Because of the general hatefulness of people on MDC. I have had sooooooooo many people on here try to belittle my relationship with *my* children (the fact that they have three...
Forum: Parents as Partners   02-13-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 577
Posted By jdsf
Sorry, I refuse to take on the BS title of step...

Sorry, I refuse to take on the BS title of step parent that is forced upon me by heteronormative hegemonic standards. He sees them two or maybe, mayyyybe 3 days a month. They don't want to spend...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-11-2013, 12:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,235
Posted By jdsf
No, these new razors have little fibers to keep...

No, these new razors have little fibers to keep the blades down unlike the old school variety (I had many friends who shaved off chunks of skin :/). You would have to try pretty hard to hurt...
Forum: Parents as Partners   02-11-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 577
Posted By jdsf
Thanks for the responses. I am in therapy mostly...

Thanks for the responses. I am in therapy mostly for an unrelated issue involving PTSD, so I really do try and gauge my reactions on fact instead of being reactionary or acting out of emotion...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-06-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 499
Posted By jdsf
Both my DDs, 12 and 15, go to bed around 10, in...

Both my DDs, 12 and 15, go to bed around 10, in theory for the older one, and wake at 6:20. This seems to be enough sleep for DD12 (8.5 hrs roughly) and she never sleeps past 8 on a weekend, even...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-06-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 690
Posted By jdsf
Both our DDs have been doing chores to earn...

Both our DDs have been doing chores to earn allowance since they were in 4th or 5th grades. I think they have it pretty easy (but of course they drag it out and make it harder than it needs to be),...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-06-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 509
Posted By jdsf
Oh and about quality, ModCloth and Anthropologie...

Oh and about quality, ModCloth and Anthropologie seem to be comparable in quality, it just kind of depends on the fabric. Obviously a cotton jersey dress won't hold up as well as broadcloth, etc....
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-06-2013, 12:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 509
Posted By jdsf
Mod cloth is great but runs small... If your DD...

Mod cloth is great but runs small... If your DD truly is a 1X, I don't think their version of XL will work. DD is a 2-4 and wears an XS or S in every other brand except them... she wears a medium in...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-05-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 867
Posted By jdsf
I had breast buds at 8, but I was also tall and...

I had breast buds at 8, but I was also tall and maybe a BMI of 17 if I had to guess from 8-11. I didn't start gaining weight until after I started my period... I went from a girls size 12-14 to a...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-05-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,235
Posted By jdsf
Ugh, I feel ya. I have the same complexion as...

Ugh, I feel ya. I have the same complexion as your DD, very light skin with freckles and dark hair... I have so much peach fuzz on my back, you can see the whorl of it. I don't shave anymore as I...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-05-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,382
Posted By jdsf
A quick suggestion... Have you thought about...

A quick suggestion... Have you thought about getting her involved in volunteering? My partner is a Special Ed teacher and both our girls help out with the summer school program (transitioning young...
Forum: Parents as Partners   02-04-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 577
Posted By jdsf
A little back story... DP and I have been...

A little back story... DP and I have been married almost six years, and our kids are from her previous marriage... As their father is little more than a sperm donor, we are co parenting together and...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-04-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,382
Posted By jdsf
Spoiled, lazy, sloppy... Yep, sounds about...

Spoiled, lazy, sloppy... Yep, sounds about right. My DD 15 is a great kid, by all accounts, but she is also all of those things... And super entitled. NOT things she learned from us. Teenagers are...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-17-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By jdsf
So, DD 15 wants her learner's permit. Problem...

So, DD 15 wants her learner's permit. Problem is, she can't even give basic directions to our house or tell you what street her school is on. She may be ready to operate a vehicle, but she certainly...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-17-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 425
Posted By jdsf
Yeah, we are always pro-"anything above a C" and...

Yeah, we are always pro-"anything above a C" and she knows we would be proud even if she got all B's. Even if she got a C, it's not like she would get punished or anything. She is the one who is...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-16-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,460
Posted By jdsf
DP and I were both 11 when we got our periods,...

DP and I were both 11 when we got our periods, the end of summer before 6th grade. DD1 got hers at 11.5, again, right before 6th grade. DD2 is 12 and in 6th grade and will probably start before she...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-16-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 425
Posted By jdsf
Thanks for the responses. Unfortunately, we live...

Thanks for the responses. Unfortunately, we live in the country so public transportation isn't an option, and she would need to be different places a couple of days of the week to make this work....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-14-2013, 02:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 425
Posted By jdsf
Hello, I'm new to this particular forum since my...

Hello, I'm new to this particular forum since my kids have been in public school for a while, but my older DD has been mentioning wanting to go back to homeschooling lately. I tried to get to the...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-08-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,012
Posted By jdsf
Clearly this is a touchy subject here! Sorry for...

Clearly this is a touchy subject here! Sorry for the negative responses you've been receiving. Anyway, as a partner to someone who was always very thin and had to be careful she was not underweight...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-07-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 645
Posted By jdsf
She "was" beautiful... But now she's not?...

She "was" beautiful... But now she's not? Because she plays Warcraft? Or because she gained weight? I'm confused.

Anyway, she sounds like my brother, who is 32 and has never held down any job...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-07-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,012
Posted By jdsf
I would disagree that 5'5" and 147 is reason...

I would disagree that 5'5" and 147 is reason enough to make an issue about her weight. Girls at this age are so super sensitive about their bodies, and while that puts her BMI right on the cusp of...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-07-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 401
Posted By jdsf
I don't have a whole lot of advice to offer as...

I don't have a whole lot of advice to offer as my 9th grade DD is kind of a nerd and gets bummed out when she makes a B, but she does have a handful of friends who sound like your DD - they were in...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-07-2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 433
Posted By jdsf
Even though DP and I disagree with the idea of...

Even though DP and I disagree with the idea of young teens wearing makeup, we gave in when we realized it was a losing battle. DP remembered how she would sneak makeup to school and put it on in the...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-07-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,463
Posted By jdsf
My DD 15 started pestering us around 11, the...

My DD 15 started pestering us around 11, the summer before middle school. She is also blonde/blue and didn't need to shave, but felt weird about her armpits mostly. So, we taught her how to do that...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-26-2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 925
Posted By jdsf
Thanks, great suggestions! Part of the problem...

Thanks, great suggestions! Part of the problem is that she is quite tall and skinny and all legs like many girls at this age, so pants are particularly problematic as she likes them skin tight but...
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