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Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   03-17-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,912
Posted By MichelleZB
Just say, "Mom, you are sending me multiple texts...

Just say, "Mom, you are sending me multiple texts a day about my son's penis and sex life, and it's really inappropriate. I won't tolerate any more discussion on this topic."

Repeat as necessary,...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-16-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 156
Posted By MichelleZB
Is her alternative school part of the public...

Is her alternative school part of the public system? Sometimes alternative schools don't do as much to accommodate disabilities... because they don't have to.
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-16-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 223
Posted By MichelleZB
Are you sure you're actually insensitive, or is...

Are you sure you're actually insensitive, or is your partner just accusing you of being insensitive so he doesn't have to deal with your concerns? Does he use your *tone* as a way of shutting down...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-15-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 758
Posted By MichelleZB
Well, I can't say I've put my baby down in a gas...

Well, I can't say I've put my baby down in a gas station store. But mom is standing right over baby, so she could grab him if he rolled over or started licking something etc. And it's unlikely he'd...
Forum: Vaccinating on Schedule   03-15-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 532
Posted By MichelleZB
You should do whatever you think he'd prefer....

You should do whatever you think he'd prefer. Lots of shots but only one visit, or a few visits but fewer pokes. It depends on what he finds less scary.

Remember to get a nice ice cream cone or...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-15-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 758
Posted By MichelleZB
Oh, it's fine to put the baby on the floor for...

Oh, it's fine to put the baby on the floor for awhile. What could happen when mom is standing right there?
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   03-07-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 747
Views: 255,244
Posted By MichelleZB
I don't know if I'm out of line here, but I think...

I don't know if I'm out of line here, but I think the above post is a bit inflammatory and should be removed. To me, this place is a thread where parents who regret circumcision can come and find...
Forum: Vaccinating on Schedule   02-16-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 624
Posted By MichelleZB
It kind of feels like when you have climate...

It kind of feels like when you have climate change deniers on TV arguing with real scientists.
Forum: Vaccinating on Schedule   02-16-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,660
Posted By MichelleZB
I am glad they have this forum too. All the...

I am glad they have this forum too. All the anti-vaccine conspiracy theories really undermine the Attachment Parenting thing, I think. It makes us all look nuts by association.

It's like the boy...
Forum: Vaccinating on Schedule   02-10-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 92
Posted By MichelleZB
My favourite part is how the author really...

My favourite part is how the author really humanizes the idea of being on the spectrum. It's true that often anti-vaccine rhetoric turns into anti-autism rhetoric.
Forum: Vaccinating on Schedule   02-10-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 92
Posted By MichelleZB
"I'm autistic and believe me it's a lot better than measles"

https://medium.com/the-archipelago/im-autistic-and-believe-me-its-a-lot-better-than-measles-78cb039f4bea

As we are all aware, vaccine articles and opinion pieces are trending right now. This one...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-10-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 257
Posted By MichelleZB
On the other hand, your daughter is a bright...

On the other hand, your daughter is a bright twelve-year-old. Perhaps she might be old enough to start making her own decisions about vaccines, guided and helped by you of course. If she wants to try...
Forum: Breastfeeding   01-25-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 200
Posted By MichelleZB
I always find honesty works best. "Look, it's...

I always find honesty works best. "Look, it's hard enough being a mom of a baby. I'm exhausted all the time and everything in my life is a little bit harder. I thought you of all people would be...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-07-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 162
Posted By MichelleZB
That is one of the things they recommend working...

That is one of the things they recommend working towards, yes. We are not currently living off of last month's income, although we are usually about half a month ahead during the winter.
Forum: Breastfeeding   01-07-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 123
Posted By MichelleZB
If she's only four days old and maybe a bit...

If she's only four days old and maybe a bit sleepy from the C-section, then don't panic!

Do what I did when my three-day-old wouldn't latch: go home, put on Netflix, pour self a large pint of...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-07-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 162
Posted By MichelleZB
I want to recommend YNAB to you: ...

I want to recommend YNAB to you:

http://www.youneedabudget.com/

You can try it for a month free. You have to set it up on your computers, then commit to tracking--that's entering all income and...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-23-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 386
Posted By MichelleZB
Yeah, you're on the right track. Just let him...

Yeah, you're on the right track. Just let him play with the stuff he likes, no big deal.
Forum: Multicultural Families   12-20-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 200
Posted By MichelleZB
My family did the opposite; my dad (a...

My family did the opposite; my dad (a francophone) switched to English in the household. The kids' French suffered, and he always regretted not speaking French to us.

Hopefully your husband can...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-18-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 101
Posted By MichelleZB
When do you get home from work at night? Is it...

When do you get home from work at night? Is it possible you can get him from the crib and bring him into bed once you're there?
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   12-15-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 260
Posted By MichelleZB
Your wife talks about her degree being wasted....

Your wife talks about her degree being wasted. She is obviously a professional, so working at Starbucks is exactly the wrong thing to suggest to her. Making drinks for whiny people is exactly the...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   12-15-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 260
Posted By MichelleZB
Maybe she would like to go back to work...

Maybe she would like to go back to work part-time, or at least volunteer in her field. Her children are older now and it might be that time! Would you support that?
Forum: Parenting   12-10-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 104
Posted By MichelleZB
Are you sure it's over with her husband? Do they...

Are you sure it's over with her husband? Do they still live together?
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-30-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 286
Posted By MichelleZB
I think you have me all wrong. I'm not trying to...

I think you have me all wrong. I'm not trying to say that school programs shouldn't get better. It's just that often they don't.

I come from a family of gifted students. School didn't always serve...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-30-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 286
Posted By MichelleZB
I don't think it's defeatist. Look, we're...

I don't think it's defeatist.

Look, we're dealing with a mom who is seriously wondering whether she should delay teaching her child to read because the class isn't there yet. Doesn't that seem...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-29-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 286
Posted By MichelleZB
Reading is fun. It seems cruel to prevent him...

Reading is fun. It seems cruel to prevent him from reading if he wants to, or indeed to prevent him from learning at his own pace (which is the appropriate pace for him).

There's no way around...
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