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Forum: Vaccinations   06-20-2012, 10:13 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,851
Posted By Dar
My research involves talking with people. That's...

My research involves talking with people. That's it. No invasive procedures. They speak English and are adults. It's pretty much the research project with the least amount of risk to human subjects...
Forum: Vaccinations   06-18-2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,851
Posted By Dar
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Quote:Originally Posted by Taximom5 http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   06-15-2012, 11:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 329
Posted By Dar
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Welcome to Mothering! I'm sorry for your loss. I'm not sure which forums you've found so far, but we have a Grief and Loss forum that might be...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-10-2012, 10:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 488
Posted By Dar
A lot of parents who homeschool don't think that...

A lot of parents who homeschool don't think that being focused on competing with each other is necessarily a positive thing for kids... especially young kids. I don't think I'd call the homeschooled...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   06-10-2012, 10:39 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,570
Posted By Dar
From about 9 months to about 21 months was a...

From about 9 months to about 21 months was a really hard year for me as a parent - it was just constant going, going, going, one thing after another, and some days I just wanted to lay on the floor...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-10-2012, 10:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 488
Posted By Dar
I think it's good to try to be sure your kids...

I think it's good to try to be sure your kids spend time with schooled kids outside of field trip time. For my kid, that sort of happened naturally as she got older and started wanting to do...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-07-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,017
Posted By Dar
I've only heard of puberty suppression hormones...

I've only heard of puberty suppression hormones being given to transgender kids, so that they can have a few more years before having to decide which gender they want to go through puberty as...
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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-07-2012, 02:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 505
Posted By Dar
I have trouble seeing 800 square feet as tiny......

I have trouble seeing 800 square feet as tiny... I think that's about average for the places we've lived. Our place now is bigger, if you include the semi-finished basement... others have been...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-06-2012, 09:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,017
Posted By Dar
Yes... my kid was 11, almost 12, and I actually...

Yes... my kid was 11, almost 12, and I actually expected her to start earlier than she did because she's had early puberty signs at 7 (I was 12, almost 13 when I started though). So, we had all the...
Forum: Vaccinations   06-04-2012, 10:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 529
Posted By Dar
Vaxed according to schedule according to 18...

Vaxed according to schedule according to 18 months. Then I started reading stuff about the dangers of vaccinating, and at around the same time my father (a pathologist) told me about a case he...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-02-2012, 08:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 585
Posted By Dar
Can you join a local homeschool group and start...

Can you join a local homeschool group and start attending some activities with them? It would allow her to know some bigger kids who don't go to school, and there would be fun activities with the...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-01-2012, 01:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,234
Posted By Dar
Quote:Originally Posted by...

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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-29-2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,234
Posted By Dar
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by CatsCradle http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-28-2012, 10:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 352
Posted By Dar
So, what happens when a kid loses all of his...

So, what happens when a kid loses all of his poker chips and still is making bad decisions?

I used to work with kids who had behavioral disorders, so I know a bit about setting up this kind of...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-27-2012, 09:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,234
Posted By Dar
I used to self injure a lot, but I rarely do it...

I used to self injure a lot, but I rarely do it anymore... occasionally, though. I'm pretty much covered with scars. It makes me sad that something like that would make someone not trust me with...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-27-2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 721
Posted By Dar
Just for the heck of it - the child in the...

Just for the heck of it - the child in the original post sounds a lot like my daughter at three, and she's about the most neurotypical person I've ever met. She also used to line toys up in specific...
Forum: Pets   05-27-2012, 12:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 673
Posted By Dar
Mostly it can dry out the dog's skin and cause...

Mostly it can dry out the dog's skin and cause itching and irritation. Maybe you could find a dog shampoo that is more skin-moisturizing (and one that keeps dander down, too... I know I've seen some...
Forum: Parenting   05-25-2012, 09:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,346
Posted By Dar
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by chiefmir http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-23-2012, 09:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 954
Posted By Dar
I can't even remember how young Rain was - it...

I can't even remember how young Rain was - it just wasn't an issue. If she was playing at someone's house (or someone was playing at our house) it often just naturally evolved into spending the...
Forum: Parenting   05-22-2012, 04:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,346
Posted By Dar
... is doing things she finds personally...

... is doing things she finds personally meaningful and has relationships with people she values and enjoys.
Forum: Vaccinations   05-22-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,818
Posted By Dar
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by prosciencemum http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1353634/vaxxed-vs-unvaxxed-study/20#post_16987862)

OK maybe a factor...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-21-2012, 10:47 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,234
Posted By Dar
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by moominmamma http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1352678/classical-unschool-combination-of-the-two/40#post_16986488)

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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-21-2012, 10:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 287
Posted By Dar
One thing Rain loved at that age was treasure...

One thing Rain loved at that age was treasure hunts - I would leave a series of clues leading to a "treasure" at the end. Originally I would use something like a chocolate coin, but she liked the...
Forum: Vaccinations   05-21-2012, 01:45 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,818
Posted By Dar
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by prosciencemum http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1353634/vaxxed-vs-unvaxxed-study/20#post_16986717)


Take Figure 3...
Forum: Vaccinations   05-19-2012, 09:29 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,818
Posted By Dar
This study also didn't differentiate between...

This study also didn't differentiate between kids who were fully vaxed according to the (German) schedule and kids who had received one inoculation against one disease... anyone who had been...
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