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Forum: Parenting   04-23-2008, 07:58 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,741
Posted By SmilesALot
diamondlil: it is wonderful to read the...

diamondlil:

it is wonderful to read the conclusion of this post becoz i was also feeling very sorry for your DN's behavior and the consequence on his birthday. It is wonderful that you continued...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-14-2008, 05:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 239
Posted By SmilesALot
Thank you, Anna! That helps. May be we will also...

Thank you, Anna! That helps. May be we will also return to reading books together before sleep and give him some responsibility as well. I would like to handle this phase with sensitivity so that he...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-11-2008, 05:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 239
Posted By SmilesALot
My ds id 7&1/2 yr old. Off late, i find that i...

My ds id 7&1/2 yr old. Off late, i find that i am seeing behavior that is too physical (to my standards and what i am used to with him), aggressive (bullying and taunting younger sister), and doing...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-29-2007, 09:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 675
Posted By SmilesALot
Hi I can understand your bewilderment when...

Hi

I can understand your bewilderment when the older one goes and hits the baby for no reason. My ds was around 3 yrs old when my baby was born and he did hit my dd (2-3 months old) about 2-3...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-08-2006, 03:40 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,396
Posted By SmilesALot
My 3.5 yr dd does this quite a bit. Yesterday's...

My 3.5 yr dd does this quite a bit. Yesterday's made up word was "wadhrus" (something like a walrus that lives in water). I simply enjoy the complex words that she makes becoz my older one never did...
Forum: Learning at School   09-07-2006, 05:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,474
Posted By SmilesALot
Hi If you are going to be homeschooling...

Hi

If you are going to be homeschooling anyway and your daughter is expressing unwillingness, it would be worth it to rethink the plan to send her to Montessori. I have left my ds when he was 1.5...
Forum: Grief and Loss   08-30-2006, 06:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 432
Posted By SmilesALot
Hi JoyofBirth, I am one of the people who...

Hi JoyofBirth,

I am one of the people who responded to your posts. I am though not living in the US currently for us to talk to each other. Let me know if you are interested in emailing me...
...
Forum: Grief and Loss   08-23-2006, 08:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 934
Posted By SmilesALot
Sorry for your loss. I want to share that i also...

Sorry for your loss. I want to share that i also lost my big brother in a bike accident about 18 months ago. (he also had been in a previous minor accident when he came out fine with just some...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-09-2006, 09:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 393
Posted By SmilesALot
I had posted about my 3 yr old dd biting her...

I had posted about my 3 yr old dd biting her nails sometime ago. Even without me taking any deterring measures, I have noticed that the nail biting has become fewer and farther now. I don't see the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-13-2006, 06:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,618
Posted By SmilesALot
A mom of yet another PR obsessed 6 yr old. I...

A mom of yet another PR obsessed 6 yr old. I have watched the shows (Power rangers - Dino Thunder - mind you there are several programs within the Power rangers category). They are super heros who...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-11-2006, 08:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 393
Posted By SmilesALot
I have a preschooler dd who does this too. I am...

I have a preschooler dd who does this too. I am not sure if this is more pronounced after she weaned in March. She also tries her toenails if there is nothing to bite in her fingers. I was once a...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-07-2006, 03:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 870
Posted By SmilesALot
Quote: Originally Posted by annettemarie ...

Quote:
Originally Posted by annettemarie
Just signing on because my two-year-old just told me I was "ebil". There's a lot of good stuff in here. Thanks!

That cracked me up!! I am sure you have...
Forum: Learning at School   06-29-2006, 03:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,033
Posted By SmilesALot
OP, I wanted to convey my appreciation that...

OP,

I wanted to convey my appreciation that you took the time out to talk for a kid who otherwise would not have been able to bring this to anyone's notice.
It is admirable.

Peace & Love!
Forum: Learning at School   06-29-2006, 03:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,054
Posted By SmilesALot
I was curious to know what the vegan lunch box...

I was curious to know what the vegan lunch box was all about and was pleasantly surprised!! I am from India and migrated to the US about 14 years ago. This kind of lunch box is what kids in India...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-09-2006, 04:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By SmilesALot
One more mama chiming in to say BTDT! My kids...

One more mama chiming in to say BTDT! My kids are 2 yrs and 8 months apart. My ds who is the older one has gone through this phase from 3 yrs to 4&1/2 years old. I have had to be patient with him...
Forum: Grief and Loss   03-08-2006, 08:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 797
Posted By SmilesALot
I have read one of her books to prepare for my...

I have read one of her books to prepare for my delivery and it was very helpful. She has left a mark on many people and her thoughts and principles will continue to live on this earth. May her soul...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-10-2006, 09:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 709
Posted By SmilesALot
Could not resist replying on seeing your second...

Could not resist replying on seeing your second post. Their requests are sometimes coming one after another, i know. After a point, it gets to me as well. I am also not too keen to clean up messes...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-10-2006, 07:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 709
Posted By SmilesALot
Hi I have a 5&1/2 year old and an almost 3...

Hi

I have a 5&1/2 year old and an almost 3 yo. Mornings are the most stressful for me when all of us have to get ready and get out of the door. That is why your post struck a chord in me. To make...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-10-2006, 07:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 709
Posted By SmilesALot
Hi I have a 5&1/2 year old and an almost 3...

Hi

I have a 5&1/2 year old and an almost 3 yo. Mornings are the most stressful for me when all of us have to get ready and get out of the door. That is why your post struck a chord in me. To make...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-01-2005, 09:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 532
Posted By SmilesALot
Hello momof4peppers I came to Mothering...

Hello momof4peppers

I came to Mothering today specifically looking for something in the lines of your topic. I have recently gotten stressed and started yelling quite a lot at the kids and this...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   11-28-2005, 09:10 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 4,893
Posted By SmilesALot
I was born in & grew up in South India. I came...

I was born in & grew up in South India. I came to the US for my master's, lived there for about 12 years and i am back in India now. DH is Indian too.

Nice to see many mommies in this thread...
Forum: Parenting   09-24-2005, 07:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 497
Posted By SmilesALot
Hi I want to assure you that being a good...

Hi

I want to assure you that being a good mom and not impulsively acting on your instincts when kids behave as kids is a lot of effort and does not come easy for most. Especially when we are moms...
Forum: Parenting   09-23-2005, 05:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 494
Posted By SmilesALot
My children are about 2 yrs and 8 months apart...

My children are about 2 yrs and 8 months apart and we used to have situations like this. I go by who needs me the most at that time. If it would help to lie down next to my older one to sleep while...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-01-2004, 04:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 513
Posted By SmilesALot
Hi I can really relate to your situation....

Hi

I can really relate to your situation. myself and my dh have conflicting views on extended breastfeeding, night time feeding and some discipline issues regarding
spanking. If you dh is a...
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-30-2004, 06:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 287
Posted By SmilesALot
Hello spirit4ever, my son was 30 months old...

Hello spirit4ever,

my son was 30 months old as well when i had my second baby. I did talk to him a little bit about mommy being away for a couple of nights. he had weaned himself a couple of...
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