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Forum: Learning at School   06-15-2008, 01:28 AM
Replies: 50
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Posted By Viewfinder
You're wrong about my child's condition, but...

You're wrong about my child's condition, but thanks for all of your insight into how I'm probably wrong about this, and should just admit being too lazy to get my child to school on time, like you...
Forum: Learning at School   06-14-2008, 10:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,771
Posted By Viewfinder
Thank you ecoteat. I've always wanted to go to...

Thank you ecoteat. I've always wanted to go to Maine. You perked up my day considerably.

I feel like the DA has a lock on me and he is going to shoot no matter what. It's so sick and insane and...
Forum: Learning at School   06-13-2008, 04:43 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,771
Posted By Viewfinder
I vascillate between exhaustion, denial, and...

I vascillate between exhaustion, denial, and fury on this. I can't believe that I have to be absent from my classes to go to court with that D.A. just coiled up to strike.

That lawyer I had could...
Forum: Parenting   06-12-2008, 01:05 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,466
Posted By Viewfinder
I'm notorious for being real firm about...

I'm notorious for being real firm about protecting our children. I read PTG, and it simply confirmed for me what I already knew, which de Becker, the author, announces in the beginnng: that we...
Forum: Learning at School   06-05-2008, 02:13 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,771
Posted By Viewfinder
I've been notified by the court that the judge...

I've been notified by the court that the judge has reversed allowing me to do a trial by declaration, even though it was submitted last month. I've been rescheduled for another court date, where...
Forum: Learning at School   06-05-2008, 01:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 786
Posted By Viewfinder
And, the chachkis that their students make them...

And, the chachkis that their students make them will add to the clutter in their classrooms and house, regardless of how wonderful and all that good stuff. Teachers do have hundreds of students over...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-05-2008, 12:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By Viewfinder
Your dd needs to release her pent-up feelings of...

Your dd needs to release her pent-up feelings of what clearly must be a lot of frustration, hurt feelings and anger. The poor kid. I'm guessing she's three or so? (sits up in bed crying, "hungry!")...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-03-2008, 02:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 543
Posted By Viewfinder
Some behavior can ONLY be described as crazy. I...

Some behavior can ONLY be described as crazy. I have an sil who does the same thing with kids and ANY of her animals: dogs, cats, whatever. A bat could not fly overhead that she wouldn't instruct...
Forum: Parenting   05-25-2008, 09:05 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,210
Posted By Viewfinder
It sounds like all is well, and I'm so glad....

It sounds like all is well, and I'm so glad. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif

Have a great weekend folks,

VF
Forum: Parenting   05-21-2008, 05:16 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,210
Posted By Viewfinder
Quote: Originally Posted by MayBaby2007...

Quote:
Originally Posted by MayBaby2007 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11272219)
The rules I have in place are what I...
Forum: Parenting   05-20-2008, 10:11 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,466
Posted By Viewfinder
Be bold, assertive and firm. I've been there,...

Be bold, assertive and firm. I've been there, done that. Your mom is probably not perverted, but from your own observations, she ain't right, either.

My mother also tried from day one to assert...
Forum: Parenting   05-19-2008, 07:27 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,856
Posted By Viewfinder
I used to live there... beautiful town. I'm...

I used to live there... beautiful town. I'm adding my two cents' worth here:

I gave great advice for decades before I had my own child. I was the eldest girl in a LAAARGE family, which provided a...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-16-2008, 07:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 483
Posted By Viewfinder
Quote: Originally Posted by emilyrose...

Quote:
Originally Posted by emilyrose http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11236766)

I am wondering though now.... what should...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-16-2008, 05:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 483
Posted By Viewfinder
If he wants a divorce, fine, I wouldn't talk a...

If he wants a divorce, fine, I wouldn't talk a man out of wanting to divorce me if that's what he said he wanted, but, I wouldn't agree to do it without at least MY lawyer, all the way. A good...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-16-2008, 05:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 989
Posted By Viewfinder
Occasionally I've answered those really hard...

Occasionally I've answered those really hard questions with a question to dd, like, "I don't know for sure why he can't be here. I have ideas, but he didn't really tell me, and I don't know if he...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-14-2008, 05:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 989
Posted By Viewfinder
Or earlier... with their exposure to other...

Or earlier... with their exposure to other families, other kids at playdates and media, depending on if you watch tv, etc., your children will have questions, and you will find yourself having to...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-14-2008, 04:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 737
Posted By Viewfinder
Law school with two little children. Single....

Law school with two little children. Single. That IS amazing. I am truly impressed. And let me say, you have my highest admiration for your success in completing it all. I've known three people very...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-13-2008, 12:17 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By Viewfinder
Do I detect a wee bit of bitterness in you, M41?...

Do I detect a wee bit of bitterness in you, M41?

I have two responses to your post: 1) TELL IT, GIRL!, 2), What the hell is she complaining about? Her life sounds like an absolute blast of...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   05-10-2008, 10:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 932
Posted By Viewfinder
I put a big mirror in my dd's room, ostensibly...

I put a big mirror in my dd's room, ostensibly for dancing in front of, but it sits on the floor, conveniently. She can easily look at her flora and fauna. And she does. I've given her panty...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-08-2008, 03:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,893
Posted By Viewfinder
Quote: Originally Posted by jkirsh64...

Quote:
Originally Posted by jkirsh64 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11166219)
We continued the conversation as we walked...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-06-2008, 05:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 501
Posted By Viewfinder
Quote: Originally Posted by Hannahkatiebell...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hannahkatiebell http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11140220)
You will not be obligated to enroll...
Forum: Learning at School   05-05-2008, 03:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,771
Posted By Viewfinder
The DA was trying to bully my atty, but she...

The DA was trying to bully my atty, but she wasn't having it. He backed down, cause basically, his legs were wobbly on this. I file that tomorrow, have to post the bail amt of 170 (who needs food...
Forum: Learning at School   05-05-2008, 02:04 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,771
Posted By Viewfinder
Apologies folks, I am ping-ponging a bit, but...

Apologies folks, I am ping-ponging a bit, but I'll get the point across...

Assisted by the Self-Help Legal Assistance (really) office in the courthouse; which led me to the local free legal aid...
Forum: Learning at School   05-03-2008, 05:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,771
Posted By Viewfinder
I didn't take my child out of that school to...

I didn't take my child out of that school to homeschool: we happened to move residence during winter break, and were zoned to a different elementary. Dd's continued tardies and lates and absences...
Forum: Learning at School   05-03-2008, 05:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 451
Posted By Viewfinder
Federal Protection and Advocacy: ...

Federal Protection and Advocacy:

www.napas.org/ (http://www.napas.org/)



How the assessment process works in CA--wonderfully detailed. Chapter Two is where you'll find what you're looking...
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