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Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-02-2012, 04:20 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 61,174
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My ds is online right now talking and playing...

My ds is online right now talking and playing Minecraft with two friends. They love it!
Forum: Spirituality   07-23-2011, 04:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,393
Posted By robin3
We light a candle and pick a blessing from the...

We light a candle and pick a blessing from the book "A Grateful Heart: Daily Blessings for the Evening Meal from Buddha to the Beatles" by M. J. Ryan.  We've used this since our DS, now 11, was a...
Forum: Parenting   06-25-2011, 11:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,458
Posted By robin3
We discoverd our ds saw numbers as colors two...

We discoverd our ds saw numbers as colors two years ago when he was nine. He also experiences feelings as tastes and colors. It explained sooooo much!!! He is very intense and sensitive and now I...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-17-2011, 09:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 108
Posted By robin3
Check out Heifer International. Our 4th/5th...

Check out Heifer International. Our 4th/5th grade class at our Unitarian Universalist Church raised $400 hosting a spaghetti dinner and were so excited to "buy" a water buffalo, a goat, a hive of...
Forum: Learning at School   04-30-2011, 11:17 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 10,596
Posted By robin3
Wow, finally got through all of the posts! One...

Wow, finally got through all of the posts! One of my favorite topics!
 
As a facilitator for the Our Whole Lives (OWL) program I would like to point out that though it was written by the Unitarian...
Forum: Parenting   07-30-2010, 04:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 603
Posted By robin3
My ds has been cooking independently since he...

My ds has been cooking independently since he was about 8. My only stipulation is that he cleans up whatever he makes!!! Sometimes the creations are very interesting.........
he made stir fried...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-13-2010, 10:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 87
Posted By robin3
Merrells. Love, love, love my Merrells! I have a...

Merrells. Love, love, love my Merrells! I have a pair of sandals that I walked all day at Legoland without any foot pain!!! And I love their walking shoes!!! Some of their styles have 1/2 sizes and...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-10-2010, 09:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,048
Posted By robin3
We knew from a very early age that ds, now 9,...

We knew from a very early age that ds, now 9, was gifted. He was tested in 1st grade. His teacher recommended it as he is very intense and she suspected that this was one of the reasons. His school...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-10-2010, 11:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,572
Posted By robin3
I've told my ds he can get his ear pierced when...

I've told my ds he can get his ear pierced when he is 13. If he still wants it.
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   06-30-2010, 08:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 542
Posted By robin3
Jim Trelease's "Read Aloud Handbook" is a great...

Jim Trelease's "Read Aloud Handbook" is a great resource for read a loud for all ages. I think he has a website, too.
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-10-2010, 10:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 604
Posted By robin3
My ds was almost 9 before we were able to get...

My ds was almost 9 before we were able to get him to stop sucking his first two fingers. It was all the time and was affecting his bite and the joints of the fingers. Also, the teasing at school...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-25-2010, 07:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,524
Posted By robin3
a couple of books.... What's going on down...

a couple of books....

What's going on down there? (I can't remember the entire title but that is the beginning)

What's happening to my body? for boys (there is one for girls, too)
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-25-2010, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Posted By robin3
I found with my dd that having her involved in...

I found with my dd that having her involved in activities that she was good at was empowering for her. She played soccer and was involved in theater. She eventually became an all star goalie and...
Forum: Birth Professionals   05-15-2010, 02:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,171
Posted By robin3
This is how we do a birth blessing (most of my...

This is how we do a birth blessing (most of my group of friends are Pagan but I have done something similar for non Pagan friends):
We gather in a circle and light candles on a central table/altar...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-19-2010, 04:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,135
Posted By robin3
Punching playdoh hitting a pillow reminding...

Punching playdoh
hitting a pillow
reminding my son to breathe......
He is 10 now but anger has been an issue for a long time. Listening to meditation tapes when he ISN'T angry has helped....
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-19-2010, 04:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 963
Posted By robin3
"The Period Book" "What's happening to my body...

"The Period Book"
"What's happening to my body book for girls" (there is one for boys, too)
"It's so Amazing!"
"It's Perfectly Normal"
"What's the Big Secret?"

Oftentimes, if we have open...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   03-18-2010, 01:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 831
Posted By robin3
One of the best books I've found that may help...

One of the best books I've found that may help is Barbara Coloroso's "Kids are Worth it". It's easy and funny to read and the whole first part of the book helps you look at how you were raised and...
Forum: Parenting   02-03-2010, 08:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,038
Posted By robin3
You might want to check out the books "Parenting...

You might want to check out the books "Parenting Beyond Beliefhttp://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gifn raising ethical, caring kids without religion" and "Raising...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-05-2010, 04:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 450
Posted By robin3
Our ds is 9 and we do a weekly allowance that is...

Our ds is 9 and we do a weekly allowance that is not based on chores. He is expected to help around the house so the allowance is to teach about money. He puts some in an envelope for charity and...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   12-16-2009, 10:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,276
Posted By robin3
Quote: Originally Posted by robin3...

Quote:
Originally Posted by robin3 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14809277)
Raising a Son by Jon and Jeanne Illium
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Forum: Books, Music, and Media   12-16-2009, 10:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,276
Posted By robin3
Raising a Son by Jon and Jeanne Illium ...

Raising a Son by Jon and Jeanne Illium

Talks about boys from birth to age 27. Really helped with my two boys!
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-02-2009, 11:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,482
Posted By robin3
Wow, I read these posts and I am so grateful we...

Wow, I read these posts and I am so grateful we found the school we did for our ds (9). He attends an Open Classroom Magnet that shares a campus with a traditional program. The classes are combined...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-30-2009, 10:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 784
Posted By robin3
Does he like to listen to stories? My ds (9)...

Does he like to listen to stories? My ds (9) loves stories on CD. www.chinaberrybooks.com (http://www.chinaberrybooks.com) has a great selection. Anything by Jim Weiss is a hit around here.
Also...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-24-2009, 01:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 505
Posted By robin3
"What's going on down there?" "What's...

"What's going on down there?"

"What's happening to my body for boys"

"What's the big secret?"

I can't remember the authors but I hope that helps!
Forum: Spirituality   10-19-2009, 09:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,265
Posted By robin3
We are Unitaritan Universalists and we light a...

We are Unitaritan Universalists and we light a candle in a chalice at dinner and pick a reading from the book "A Grateful Heart: Daily Blessings for the Evening Meal from Buddha to the Beatles". Our...
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