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Forum: The Childhood Years   05-02-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By luckiest
Instead of viewing the tantrum as something he is...

Instead of viewing the tantrum as something he is choosing to do, consider that he is having a tantrum because he cannot - I mean literally cannot - process his emotions in any other way.
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Forum: The Childhood Years   05-02-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 319
Posted By luckiest
My 4.5 year old weaned a year ago, and other than...

My 4.5 year old weaned a year ago, and other than their ages our situations sound identical. He wants to hold/cuddle my boobs ALL the time, and we have the same talks about private parts and personal...
Forum: Education   04-28-2015, 05:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 196
Posted By luckiest
There are usually specific rules for each state...

There are usually specific rules for each state or district. Where I am, children must be 5 by the first day of kindergarten.


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Forum: The Childhood Years   04-24-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 471
Posted By luckiest
I used pull-ups myself until I was about 7, and I...

I used pull-ups myself until I was about 7, and I specifically remember doing this regularly, and my mom being upset when she found out. I was truly baffled as to why it upset her. Needless to say,...
Forum: Breastfeeding   04-16-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,261
Posted By luckiest
This my mom's story, not mine, but it's worth...

This my mom's story, not mine, but it's worth telling -

Apparently my mom used to wear oversized tee shirts to the grocery store so that she could lift her whole shirt up and over us while we were...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-14-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 978
Posted By luckiest
I think the reason you're seeing so many posts...

I think the reason you're seeing so many posts about parents who use gentle methods having behavioral issues, is that this is a forum specifically about gentle parenting, and the only people who are...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-14-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 978
Posted By luckiest
I'm not sure I'm understanding the point of this...

I'm not sure I'm understanding the point of this thread - OP, are you looking for alternatives to spanking? If so, I'm sure myself and lots of others could offer lots of suggestions. You have asked...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-11-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 978
Posted By luckiest
So many reasons why I believe spanking is never...

So many reasons why I believe spanking is never okay...hard to even know where to start!

I don't want my kids to hit people, and they won't learn that if they think that hitting is a way to solve...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-11-2015, 05:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 318
Posted By luckiest
You could pick up the book Cure Tooth Decay by...

You could pick up the book Cure Tooth Decay by Rami Nagel. It's really interesting, if nothing else. I know of lots of people who have had tremendous success following his guidelines, and a few...
Forum: Traditional Foods   04-08-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By luckiest
Hello! I am both a mom who has recovered from...

Hello! I am both a mom who has recovered from rheumatoid arthritis and also a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner.

It can be very expensive to eat this way, and also time consuming. Over time you'll...
Forum: Diapering   04-06-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 232
Posted By luckiest
It sounds like the fleece might be repelling, if...

It sounds like the fleece might be repelling, if the insert isn't soaked but it's still leaking. Common pocket diaper problem.

http://diaperwrecker.com/2013/05/so-youve-got-a-repelling-problem/
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Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-06-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 777
Posted By luckiest
I think the reason that this question doesn't...

I think the reason that this question doesn't have a clear answer and that parenting is so murky in general, is that our expectations of them and the way we are compelled to teach them to act and...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-05-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 662
Posted By luckiest
I do still have some areas with DS where I can't...

I do still have some areas with DS where I can't quite seem to let go all the way. I can sit back and watch him attempt feats of playground acrobatics that would have made me faint five years ago,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-04-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 662
Posted By luckiest
DH and I were just talking today about what...

DH and I were just talking today about what different parents we are now to our second (5 weeks) than our first (4).

Similar to what others have said, I'm just generally much more relaxed and...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-03-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,275
Posted By luckiest
I did not have ultrasounds with either of those...

I did not have ultrasounds with either of those pregnancies.

I didn't have any ultrasounds with this last pregnancy. Doppler a handful of times, fetoscope most visits. Doppler during labor....
Forum: Diapering   04-03-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 524
Posted By luckiest
I prefer snaps - even when I use the little tabs...

I prefer snaps - even when I use the little tabs the Velcro always got tangled in the wash, and Velcro eventually wears out no matter what you do.

This advice is biased because I really just...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-01-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 777
Posted By luckiest
I definitely agree that it depends on how you...

I definitely agree that it depends on how you define "boundary." Yes, we have to leave the park at some point and it's not going to be the child who decides when most of the time. But if I make it a...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-31-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 929
Posted By luckiest
Get your hands on a copy of Gut and Psychology...

Get your hands on a copy of Gut and Psychology Syndrome by Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride ASAP. It talks about the link between gut and brain/psychological health, and also talks a little bit about how...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   03-31-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 144
Posted By luckiest
I feel like a side-carred crib or an Arm's Reach...

I feel like a side-carred crib or an Arm's Reach co sleeper will be easier and last you longer. I personally just have the baby next to me at night - having to sit up and pick the baby up out of...
Forum: Diapering   03-31-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 460
Posted By luckiest
Co-ops are usually locally organized, so you...

Co-ops are usually locally organized, so you might need to ask around in your area, or organize a group buy yourself.

You can also get good deals by buying used diapers from forums like...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-29-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 777
Posted By luckiest
I've been asking myself this same question for a...

I've been asking myself this same question for a log time. My 4yo is also highly independent and spirited. You say it seems like your son finds boundaries demeaning, and I can definitely see that in...
Forum: Diapering   03-28-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 560
Posted By luckiest
GMD workhorse fitteds for day, Sustainablebabyish...

GMD workhorse fitteds for day, Sustainablebabyish (sloomb) overnight bamboo fitteds for night ($$$ but you only need a few). Sloomb prefolds are pretty amazing too, but incredibly pricey compared to...
Forum: Diapering   03-28-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 364
Posted By luckiest
There are so, so many options out there! The...

There are so, so many options out there! The first step would probably be to research which style of diaper will suit your lifestyle and budget best (pockets, prefolds and covers, fitteds and covers,...
Forum: Diapering   03-28-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By luckiest
Most of the time the seller of a particular...

Most of the time the seller of a particular diaper/diaper product will have recommendations on how to prep, if necessary. I'm in the middle of prepping my Green Mountain workhorses and prefolds,...
Forum: Allergies   03-27-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 224
Posted By luckiest
Have you read Gut and Psychology Syndrome yet?...

Have you read Gut and Psychology Syndrome yet? It's a great place to start. Homeopaths are great, but also look for a naturopath with gut healing experience or a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner...
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