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Forum: Learning at School   06-12-2011, 04:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 751
Posted By momofsage
Thanks, everyone!  This is really helpful.

Thanks, everyone!  This is really helpful.
Forum: Learning at School   06-10-2011, 08:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 751
Posted By momofsage
Any suggestions?  This is for a Kindergarten...

Any suggestions?  This is for a Kindergarten teacher.  We were thinking of giving her some books for her classroom.  But I'd love to hear what others have done/are doing.
 
Thanks,
Jen
Forum: Dental   02-04-2011, 08:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 681
Posted By momofsage
My daughter gets totally freaked out every time...

My daughter gets totally freaked out every time she gets a loose tooth.  Can anyone recommend a children's book (age appropriate for a Kindergartener) about losing teeth?
 
Thanks,
Jen
Forum: Learning at School   12-07-2010, 06:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By momofsage
I saw and appreciated the great thread here...

I saw and appreciated the great thread here about gifts for teachers.  But I'm specifically wondering if folks have ideas for things kids can *make* for their teachers (there were a few ideas in the...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-03-2010, 09:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 674
Posted By momofsage
This doesn't answer your question, but I try to...

This doesn't answer your question, but I try to remind myself that many of those qualities that make my child challenging to parent will serve her well as an adult. For ex., I *want* her to be...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-03-2010, 09:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 967
Posted By momofsage
as much as I hate to hear someone else is going...

as much as I hate to hear someone else is going through this, it's nice to have even more confirmation that this is normal behavior.

I just read the thread by Jade's mom about "I'm sick of the...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-30-2010, 08:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 967
Posted By momofsage
Thanks, folks! This is really helpful to know! ...

Thanks, folks! This is really helpful to know!

She is getting the same amount of sleep, which is definitely enough. And the interrupting is not the kind that all kids do out of excitement. It's...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-29-2010, 07:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 967
Posted By momofsage
Help! My sweet 5yo dd has undergone a change...

Help! My sweet 5yo dd has undergone a change since starting Kindergarten. She was always very well behaved: even though she is strong-willed, she has never deliberately acted out. At Kindergarten,...
Forum: Learning at School   08-22-2010, 09:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Posted By momofsage
Oh, thank you. That is great advice. I might...

Oh, thank you. That is great advice. I might make a photo necklace for each of us--what a great idea! We did go to the school playground yesterday (which is the place where the kids get dropped...
Forum: Learning at School   08-21-2010, 09:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Posted By momofsage
Thanks, you two. These messages help. I am...

Thanks, you two. These messages help.

I am torn about what to do. Her teacher said we might consider not talking about Kindergarten until it's time to start, to avoid putting pressure on her. But...
Forum: Learning at School   08-19-2010, 02:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Posted By momofsage
Help! My 5yo dd is starting Kindergarten in a...

Help! My 5yo dd is starting Kindergarten in a couple of weeks, and we are really worried about how to make the transition work.

She was only in 1/2 day preschool for one year (last year) and...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   03-08-2010, 10:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,022
Posted By momofsage
Thanks--great suggestions. She cannot open the...

Thanks--great suggestions. She cannot open the Lunchbots without spilling the contents all over the place. (Just got that in the mail after spending $13 on one container only to learn...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   03-03-2010, 10:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,022
Posted By momofsage
OK--maybe I'll try one! The ones with latches...

OK--maybe I'll try one! The ones with latches she has an easier time with. Regular tupperware or gladware she cannot open herself. So I was concerned about the Lunchbots NOT having any tabs or...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   03-01-2010, 10:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,022
Posted By momofsage
Yeah--I've seen the lunchbots boxes. They seem...

Yeah--I've seen the lunchbots boxes. They seem really cute! My question is (and I can't tell this from the pix): can a preschooler open them on her own?

The Mr. Bento looks cool, too. Thanks! Any...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   03-01-2010, 11:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,022
Posted By momofsage
I am seeking safe plastic or metal food...

I am seeking safe plastic or metal food containers for my 4.5-y-o dd's lunch box. They need to be easy for her to open (i.e. the kind that have those four little flaps on each side that she can flip...
Forum: Meal Planning   01-30-2010, 09:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 677
Posted By momofsage
I need suggestions for a 4.5-y-o kid taking her...

I need suggestions for a 4.5-y-o kid taking her lunch to preschool for the first time.

Foods that your kids can pretty much be guaranteed to eat?
Packaging/containers they can open themselves?
...
Forum: Meal Planning   01-29-2010, 11:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,686
Posted By momofsage
rainbowmoon--what's your peanut butter smoothie...

rainbowmoon--what's your peanut butter smoothie recipe? That sounds great!
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-29-2010, 11:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 673
Posted By momofsage
Thanks, everyone! These are great suggestions....

Thanks, everyone! These are great suggestions. Can't wait to try them.

Jen
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-16-2010, 10:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By momofsage
Just had to rave about this amazingly simple and...

Just had to rave about this amazingly simple and delicious snack. Today my 4-y-o ate about 4 whole leaves of kale this way! She loved it.

You wash the kale and pull it off of the tough center...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-16-2010, 10:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 673
Posted By momofsage
Any suggestions? It's murder to get her to eat...

Any suggestions? It's murder to get her to eat enough before she goes to preschool and I'd love to get something in her tummy that would really stick with her.

Does anyone have any favorite...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-12-2010, 11:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 585
Posted By momofsage
Nothing to add to these already helpful replies,...

Nothing to add to these already helpful replies, just want to say I'm so very sorry for you--what a difficult ordeal. I am also SO glad that YOU did not get it!

It doesn't sound like you are...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-07-2010, 10:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,849
Posted By momofsage
leave-in conditioner, and braid it before bed....

leave-in conditioner, and braid it before bed. works for us! we did finally trim my dd's long, fine hair a few months ago (she's 4.5 and that was her first ever haircut). I was really attached to...
Forum: Parents as Partners   01-01-2010, 10:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 352
Posted By momofsage
Thanks, both of you. This helps. We have been to...

Thanks, both of you. This helps. We have been to counseling about 6 times (all my insurance would cover) and it did help; we left after the final session with recommendations and he's not shown the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-01-2010, 10:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 368
Posted By momofsage
Wow, no accidents! Thanks both of you for these...

Wow, no accidents! Thanks both of you for these encouraging replies. We've made it into undies over the last two days, but with accidents instead of using the potty. . . . We'll see what tomorrow...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-01-2010, 10:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By momofsage
I agree with the pp. My daughter does the SAME...

I agree with the pp. My daughter does the SAME THING, and it is SO embarrassing. Once we were in a bookstore and there was a dwarf there with his daughter in the children's area. She saw them and...
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