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Forum: Parenting   10-04-2010, 11:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,395
Posted By JL83
Depends on what you mean by "sick". I care...

Depends on what you mean by "sick".

I care about vomiting, diarrhea and HIGH fevers. A runny nose or feeling a little bit under the weather? I don't mind and I wouldn't warn anyone about.
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-26-2010, 03:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 500
Posted By JL83
I'd get both costumes... We use Halloween...

I'd get both costumes... We use Halloween costumes all year as dress-up clothes. My kids get alot of use out of them. So I would just buy both. Then she could be a flying pony at home and a witch...
Forum: Parenting   09-07-2010, 01:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,874
Posted By JL83
Personally, I'd extend the trip to be a week and...

Personally, I'd extend the trip to be a week and take both kids.

We took our kids there at 1 and 4. I went there as a kid at those ages.

I wouldn't go to Hawaii for 2 days. That doesn't sound...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-07-2010, 02:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 541
Posted By JL83
In our house this gets solved in either 1 of 2...

In our house this gets solved in either 1 of 2 ways.

1) We say something like "Hmmmmm, it seems like you aren't in a mood to be a part of things right now. You need to go to your room until...
Forum: Learning at School   09-01-2010, 12:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,109
Posted By JL83
Quote: Originally Posted by kathymuggle...

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Originally Posted by kathymuggle http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15793221)
Would you personally be Ok with people...
Forum: Family Safety   08-30-2010, 01:32 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,248
Posted By JL83
Quote: Originally Posted by AnnieA...

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Originally Posted by AnnieA http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15782663)
Finally, the reasoning that when we were...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-25-2010, 01:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By JL83
Nurse him? I have 2 weaned kids and neither...

Nurse him?

I have 2 weaned kids and neither of them have slept better once they were weaned. With my DD1 (who was a terrible sleeper) I unweaned her because it made nights so much worse. It was a...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-25-2010, 01:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,839
Posted By JL83
Quote: Originally Posted by Hannah32...

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Originally Posted by Hannah32 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15771535)
I would go for it.

Sleep is not an...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-25-2010, 01:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,839
Posted By JL83
Quote: Originally Posted by saffrongirl...

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Originally Posted by saffrongirl http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15767921)
Yeah, my mom offered to do two nights in...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-24-2010, 06:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,067
Posted By JL83
My friend was in a situation where her child...

My friend was in a situation where her child wanted to move to her dad's. She was advised by her lawyer that if it went to court (she's in Alberta) the judge would side with the teen.
Forum: Learning at School   08-24-2010, 05:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,366
Posted By JL83
Quote: Originally Posted by MommaMoo...

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Originally Posted by MommaMoo http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15769074)
Yes, our situation is a lot like yours. I...
Forum: Learning at School   08-24-2010, 05:04 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 7,297
Posted By JL83
Quote: Originally Posted by rabrog...

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Originally Posted by rabrog http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15725220)
Full day K is absolutely not daycare. DD did...
Forum: Learning at School   08-24-2010, 03:18 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,366
Posted By JL83
With my son, we tried going slowly. We really...

With my son, we tried going slowly. We really did. He had to go to daycare when he was 3 and we tried to make it a gentle transition.

It really made it so much worse. He really like daycare, but...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-23-2010, 08:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By JL83
I don't think it's a problem when kids use those...

I don't think it's a problem when kids use those words. Our rule is that you can't swear at people just like you can't name call.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-09-2010, 08:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,555
Posted By JL83
We had a breakthrough after I read Playful...

We had a breakthrough after I read Playful Parenting... I think alot of that book goes WAY overboard. But there was 1 thing that stuck out to me.

He talks about how grown ups "play" by talking...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-08-2010, 03:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 850
Posted By JL83
I've gotten a few advances. With each of them...

I've gotten a few advances. With each of them (at 2 different companies) my next paycheck was just less that amount. So when I asked for $500 for a security deposit for an apartment, my next...
Forum: Parenting   06-08-2010, 01:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 778
Posted By JL83
It depends on how strongly they don't like it......

It depends on how strongly they don't like it...

If it's going to be a huge fight to go every time and the kid is going to be miserable, we let them quit.

If it's just that they don't like it...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-07-2010, 01:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,173
Posted By JL83
I'm having a hard time with 2 parts of your...

I'm having a hard time with 2 parts of your post.

1) Letting your DD become so frustrated that she exploded. I find it really useful to intervene before that happens. I generally tell the kid...
Forum: Parenting   06-06-2010, 06:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 895
Posted By JL83
Quote: Originally Posted by aeiou...

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Originally Posted by aeiou http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15488628)
With marathons, you are training yourself as...
Forum: Parenting   06-06-2010, 02:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 895
Posted By JL83
Quote: Originally Posted by eclipse...

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Originally Posted by eclipse http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15485463)
I just don't like the word "training" when it...
Forum: Parenting   06-06-2010, 02:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,740
Posted By JL83
A few times I've given the kids a break. Since I...

A few times I've given the kids a break. Since I like the other mom, I still get together with her for coffee, but for awhile we stop doing playdates.

I don't think it's very fair to keep having...
Forum: Parenting   06-06-2010, 02:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 895
Posted By JL83
Quote: Originally Posted by St. Margaret...

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Originally Posted by St. Margaret http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15486931)
I've seen a LOT of parents using candy...
Forum: Parenting   06-05-2010, 05:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 895
Posted By JL83
I think there's a difference. But we potty...

I think there's a difference.

But we potty trained our kids. It was mostly parent led/done because we trained them early (by 16/18 months). There wasn't any "learning" because it just was...
Forum: Parenting   06-04-2010, 12:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 828
Posted By JL83
We are also late risers. DH and DS get up early...

We are also late risers. DH and DS get up early because DH leaves for work and takes DS to school on the way. That leaves me with the 2 DDs (3yo and baby).

The morning is pretty simple. I sleep...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-03-2010, 04:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 774
Posted By JL83
Quote: Originally Posted by Kelmendi...

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Originally Posted by Kelmendi http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15477471)
I agree that it may be time for her to have...
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