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Forum: Parenting   06-17-2011, 08:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,201
Posted By St. Margaret
We talk about it! We are overwhelmingly white so...

We talk about it! We are overwhelmingly white so it's awkward for me and dh but we suck it up, lol. I read the worst thing you can do is not talk about it, that statistically results in the most...
Forum: Parenting   06-14-2011, 04:59 AM
Replies: 467
Views: 18,215
Posted By St. Margaret
I am not a perfect ap/NFL mom, but mdc is where...

I am not a perfect ap/NFL mom, but mdc is where I go to be inspired and learn better ways. And yes, people get passionate because they research and see all the studies pointing out the benefits of...
Forum: Learning at School   06-13-2011, 07:18 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,937
Posted By St. Margaret
The awesome coop not too far away costs about...

The awesome coop not too far away costs about $4000/yr here, 3 partial days per week, 10 months. Yay san Diego cost of living! We are probably hsing.
Forum: Parenting   06-09-2011, 08:39 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,064
Posted By St. Margaret
Just hugs, mama. I hope you have a peaceful...

Just hugs, mama. I hope you have a peaceful night.
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-09-2011, 09:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,400
Posted By St. Margaret
I nursed dd to sleep for a long time. When she...

I nursed dd to sleep for a long time. When she was two I sometimes put limits on it but would sing until she was asleep (she was getting older so I got the creepy crawly get off my body feeling of...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-09-2011, 09:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 215
Posted By St. Margaret
Ds slept great at first and is now NOT but it's...

Ds slept great at first and is now NOT but it's likely hunger/teething/developmental interruptions... Enjoy it!
Forum: Family Safety   06-07-2011, 09:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,546
Posted By St. Margaret
We have it and I haven't really tried to fully...

We have it and I haven't really tried to fully pull it over-- but it seems like it takes two hands. Pita while hopping out with the baby and dd. But I toss it over the buckles. A towel or blanket...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-07-2011, 07:19 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,214
Posted By St. Margaret
Exactly! And so the hunt for interesting reading...

Exactly! And so the hunt for interesting reading continues. She is very happy with more elaborate picture books right now so that's great, but she keeps pushing at chapter books. What we do a lot of...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-06-2011, 09:42 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,214
Posted By St. Margaret
This is an interesting question. I feel like dd...

This is an interesting question. I feel like dd can read almost anything (she reads flower fairy poems on her own and comprehends the personification of summer and etc, and knows crazy words by...
Forum: Parenting   06-06-2011, 09:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,772
Posted By St. Margaret
Yeah chiro is always a good idea for any...

Yeah chiro is always a good idea for any mysterious frustrating baby behavior! So many miracle stories!

Sometimes you HAVE to drive. Hello CA, suburbia, no bike lanes... Also to keep us all sane...
Forum: Parenting   06-06-2011, 09:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 227
Posted By St. Margaret
My dd loved the rm books at three (and still...

My dd loved the rm books at three (and still does at four) but she did a leap too with regards to scary stuff. She really wanted to try a Disney movie and it was too scary-- but nit the shark, oh...
Forum: Parenting   06-05-2011, 07:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By St. Margaret
I love Gottman's book too. Model and...

I love Gottman's book too.

Model and explicitly teach. It's not denying their feelings but teaching positive outlets.
Forum: Parenting   06-05-2011, 06:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,772
Posted By St. Margaret
When my babies were tiny and hated the car I...

When my babies were tiny and hated the car I tried to limit car time, time drives for during naps when possible, nurse a lot just before driving, sing and make funny noises (raspberries etc) a...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-04-2011, 08:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 252
Posted By St. Margaret
Yup, trying to cause more starvation in freakin...

Yup, trying to cause more starvation in freakin India, all the reasons here...

Lol at Disneyland.

I hate monsanto! And I didn't even know the name til I was 25. But everyone else seemed to...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-02-2011, 09:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 909
Posted By St. Margaret
We do the word games on the fly too, but my mom...

We do the word games on the fly too, but my mom passed on an old boggle jr back when dd was tiny and she's enjoyed playing with it in different ways for years. She just had it out this week and was...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-02-2011, 09:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 756
Posted By St. Margaret
He sounds like a cool little kid! I so know some...

He sounds like a cool little kid! I so know some of those things. Don't worry about teaching on his level vs avoiding academics in the early years-- just follow his lead and it'll be right. I was...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-02-2011, 09:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 788
Posted By St. Margaret
Haha, I had "Comedy Tonight" stuck in my head...

Haha, I had "Comedy Tonight" stuck in my head all morning, how perfect.

That's great!
Forum: Learning at School   05-31-2011, 02:01 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,135
Posted By St. Margaret
Aw OP, hugs. That list of people noticing-- a...

Aw OP, hugs. That list of people noticing-- a lot of the time that is less than fun. Awkward, especially as your kid hears it all! Anyway I agree most parents know their kid and it's smart to be...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-25-2011, 10:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 791
Posted By St. Margaret
The baby would cinch it for me. Sounds like the...

The baby would cinch it for me. Sounds like the mama needs resources, and if a baby is sick like that and wo proper care... Really worrisome. I would try to help first, as you have. But if my...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-25-2011, 10:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,597
Posted By St. Margaret
I know someone has mentioned sleepwalking, and I...

I know someone has mentioned sleepwalking, and I did a couple times as a (somewhat gifted) child. Dd sometimes doesn't recall nightwaking episodes where she might come in, but overall her sleep is...
Forum: Parenting   05-24-2011, 06:54 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 8,291
Posted By St. Margaret
We teach manners but do talk about how it's all...

We teach manners but do talk about how it's all about really showing sincere respect, or basic human politeness.



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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-24-2011, 05:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 227
Posted By St. Margaret
It's the chlorine, which indicates PVC, that...

It's the chlorine, which indicates PVC, that makes these unacceptable to me.
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-24-2011, 04:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,579
Posted By St. Margaret
Used for a baby, of course! We only do soft...

Used for a baby, of course! We only do soft soled (san Diego weather) so they are not shaped really, it doesnt matter. I loved finding a cute pair of robeez at a garage sale for a buck for dd! I got...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-23-2011, 04:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,597
Posted By St. Margaret
I guess I need to find some other clo to try w...

I guess I need to find some other clo to try w dd. She acts wild after any Nordic gummy vitamins. I should check out that book, too, I've heard of it for years here at mdc!

She's been staying up...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-21-2011, 02:49 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,092
Posted By St. Margaret
I feel the same.

I feel the same.
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