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Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-09-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,477
Posted By nina_yyc
Sorry another thing I wanted to say here before...

Sorry another thing I wanted to say here before my internet browser slowed down to a grinding halt (what is up with that?  Is it this site or is it me??)
 
At 3-3.5 with my oldest was when I had...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-09-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,477
Posted By nina_yyc
Hugs mama <3 <3  I so remember that age,...

Hugs mama <3 <3  I so remember that age, especially with my oldest (who was really like an only at that point because her bro was just a baby.)
 
I just want to say, you are getting some great...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-09-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,226
Posted By nina_yyc
I would love to know the definitive answer to...

I would love to know the definitive answer to this questions.  There's more to it than age.  My almost-4yo has better impulse control than my almost-7yo.  It crosses my mind about daily that maybe...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-09-2013, 10:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,580
Posted By nina_yyc
I don't think that's true.  What I do think is...

I don't think that's true.  What I do think is true though is that when my kids were younger I wanted to be the perfect AP mom and didn't set enough boundaries...not for my kids but myself.  I...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-29-2013, 09:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 303
Posted By nina_yyc
I went back to work at 12mo. I thought about not...

I went back to work at 12mo. I thought about not doing it and taking it slow for awhile on the career front but we were looking to buy a home and needed a down payment and I was offered a huge raise...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-29-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,219
Posted By nina_yyc
I don't have to work but my job provides...

I don't have to work but my job provides security and savings. Frivolous things like life insurance and an emergency fund! I am providing for my family.
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-25-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,594
Posted By nina_yyc
My 6yo is like this too. I use time out ( if you...

My 6yo is like this too. I use time out ( if you are not respecting others then be alone) and remove privileges. I don't really think this is helping her behaviour though just establishing the...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-15-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 216
Posted By nina_yyc
Look up "Skills Based Resume."  There are lots...

Look up "Skills Based Resume."  There are lots of good templates out there that emphasize your qualifications rather than your work history.
Forum: Working and Student Parents   08-27-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,142
Posted By nina_yyc
Yep it's a totally weird position.  I have...

Yep it's a totally weird position.  I have working parent friends, mostly people I know professionally, and AP mom friends who I mostly only see online.  When my kids were babies it was weirder...we...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   04-10-2013, 12:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,358
Posted By nina_yyc
I do.  We have a very clear contract and...

I do.  We have a very clear contract and policies and we know the date months ahead of time.  This year she was exceptionally organized and sent us her vacation days for the whole year in January. ...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   03-05-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By nina_yyc
There won't be another job.  I work in corporate...

There won't be another job.  I work in corporate video/television.  The bottom is in the process of falling out of that industry.  Budgets and wages are only going down.  The only other choices are...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   03-04-2013, 10:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By nina_yyc
I have worked 70+ hours a week over the last...

I have worked 70+ hours a week over the last three weeks, no OT and lieu time is a maybe at best.  I've gotten a thank you but not from the people who matter.  Corners have been cut to meet...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-26-2013, 09:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,094
Posted By nina_yyc
OP - sounds a lot like my 6yo.  I keep catching...

OP - sounds a lot like my 6yo.  I keep catching myself lecturing her and not letting her do the talking when we "talk."  I'm pretty sure I've deserved the eye roll a few times.  Don't know if it...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   06-30-2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 877
Posted By nina_yyc
I don't think that's what people are talking...

I don't think that's what people are talking about when they use the words mommy guilt.  Usually it's in the context of social pressure to make different life choices or when a child wants or needs...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   06-28-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By nina_yyc
I've actually had a surprise ending here.  One...

I've actually had a surprise ending here.  One of the B/A programs had a space open up.  I was #32 on the wait list but apparently lots of people declined the space...I am thinking some of them...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   06-15-2012, 07:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By nina_yyc
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by JudiAU http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1355393/anyone-had-good-luck-with-nanny-shares#post_17011449)
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Forum: Working and Student Parents   06-09-2012, 10:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By nina_yyc
I'm thinking about taking out a kijiji ad...

I'm thinking about taking out a kijiji ad looking for another family to start a nanny share with, then hiring a nanny.  Is this a crazy idea?  Any advice?
 
I just don't think I am going to find a...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-20-2012, 11:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,790
Posted By nina_yyc
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by JamieCatheryn http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-19-2012, 11:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By nina_yyc
So we had the talk. Apparently DH thinks I yell...

So we had the talk. Apparently DH thinks I yell more than he does and I sound like my mother :-\

I was surprised to hear that he doesn't think DD is capable of being respectful all the time - I...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-19-2012, 11:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,790
Posted By nina_yyc
I'm on here looking for answers too, so I don't...

I'm on here looking for answers too, so I don't have the solution but I am wondering if logical/natural consequences have worked for anyone on listening and respect issues. I know that respect has...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-17-2012, 12:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By nina_yyc
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by One_Girl http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1353453/my-kid-is-the-bully#post_16983133)

Play therapy might...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-17-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By nina_yyc
Yes nextcommercial that is all great feedback....

Yes nextcommercial that is all great feedback.  I probably am doing or have tried about 80% of those things but I feel I am always being blocked by my DH and I am really wondering about that.  I...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-16-2012, 11:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By nina_yyc
My DD is off track. Recently my daycare provider...

My DD is off track. Recently my daycare provider informed me that she has been bossy with the little kids and showing attention seeking behavior at daycare, being called a bully by the moms on the...
Forum: Parenting   02-20-2012, 09:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 590
Posted By nina_yyc
So far we give our 5yo an allowance but it's...

So far we give our 5yo an allowance but it's really small, mostly just to give DD a way to pick out some of her own stuff without having to go through me.  Cuts down on the whining in stores ;-) ...
Forum: TV-Free   02-20-2012, 09:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By nina_yyc
If you have fun movie nights and then your son...

If you have fun movie nights and then your son ends up begging for more TV, you'll figure out how to deal with it.  If you go low-key on movie night and then your son ends up begging for more TV,...
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