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Forum: Religious Studies   02-12-2012, 09:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By ForeverFather
Here is a basic primer that does a better job...

Here is a basic primer that does a better job than I could of explaining what "Paganism" is, and gives a basic list of some (but definitely not all) of the vast number of religions which fall under...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-09-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 823
Posted By ForeverFather
If you saw a pregnant woman smoking? No, it's...

If you saw a pregnant woman smoking?
No, it's her body and her choice.
 
If you saw a toddler running across the street ahead of it's mother?
If the child was in danger I would catch it and...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-09-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 823
Posted By ForeverFather
Quote: Originally Posted by...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Imakcerka http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1344757/would-you-say-or-do-anything#post_16870458)

If you...
Forum: Parenting   02-09-2012, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By ForeverFather
I agree with mom31 that you should tell your...

I agree with mom31 that you should tell your sons the whole truth as soon as possible, before they hear it elsewhere or hear it later and feel upset that they weren't told immediately. I would...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-07-2012, 07:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,553
Posted By ForeverFather
I always tell people not to do assessments until...

I always tell people not to do assessments until they're getting ready to start 1st grade. The tests are more accurate at that age and it's the age when school generally starts to have a real...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   02-07-2012, 06:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 491
Posted By ForeverFather
queenjane, I will definitely try to keep up a...

queenjane, I will definitely try to keep up a journal. That's a very good idea!
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-07-2012, 03:43 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 2,283
Posted By ForeverFather
I was 32 (almost 33) when I took guardianship of...

I was 32 (almost 33) when I took guardianship of my godson and 36 when I adopted my sons. The boys are 11 so there's a 25 year age difference. There was only a 16 year difference between my godson...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   02-07-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By ForeverFather
Quote: Originally Posted by...

Quote:
Originally Posted by SundayCrepes http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-07-2012, 01:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 533
Posted By ForeverFather
This is why I won't teach classes. When you have...

This is why I won't teach classes. When you have 30+ students, many of whom would rather be anywhere else, it's extremely difficult to notice anything other than the disruptions. The saddest part is...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-06-2012, 10:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 324
Posted By ForeverFather
I have a Facebook account to keep in touch with...

I have a Facebook account to keep in touch with former students and kids I met through my volunteer work. It's really the only practical way to stay in touch with a larger group of unrelated people...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   02-06-2012, 08:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 491
Posted By ForeverFather
Thank you for your kind words, othermother. I've...

Thank you for your kind words, othermother. I've worked hard at putting perfectionism away and will definitely keep your wise therapist's words in mind.
 
You sound like a wonderful mother and I'm...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   02-06-2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By ForeverFather
I can't answer all your questions because I...

I can't answer all your questions because I adopted older children out of foster care and I know infant adoption is generally more expensive and complicated. I know how intimidating the process can...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   02-06-2012, 07:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 491
Posted By ForeverFather
Queenjane, the twin issue has really thrown me...

Queenjane, the twin issue has really thrown me ever since I first met them. I didn't set out with the intention of adopting siblings, much less twins, and their dynamic is more than a little...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-05-2012, 11:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 731
Posted By ForeverFather
At least you all can remember all the times you...

At least you all can remember all the times you were kicked out of places. Lol.
 
My crowning achievement was probably when I was kicked out of Spain . . . you know, the country....
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   02-05-2012, 06:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 491
Posted By ForeverFather
Polliwog, the boys are definitely trying too...

Polliwog, the boys are definitely trying too hard to make me like them right now. I know they're not showing their "real selves". In fact, they showed me more of their real personalities during our...
Forum: Site Help   02-05-2012, 06:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 222
Posted By ForeverFather
I'm suddenly having posts held for moderation,...

I'm suddenly having posts held for moderation, after my first 11 posts going through instantly . . . I was just responding to a thread I'd already started so I know it wasn't that I tried to post in...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   02-05-2012, 06:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 491
Posted By ForeverFather
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Polliwog http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1344149/soon-to-be-adoptive-father#post_16863944)

Just make...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   02-05-2012, 06:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 491
Posted By ForeverFather
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Polliwog http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1344149/soon-to-be-adoptive-father#post_16863944)

Just make...
Forum: Mental Health   02-04-2012, 08:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 992
Posted By ForeverFather
I used to have serious problems with anxiety and...

I used to have serious problems with anxiety and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy eventually cured them completely. You can teach CBT to yourself very cheaply through books. It will require a lot of...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-04-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,428
Posted By ForeverFather
In order to avoid problems with your neighbor,...

In order to avoid problems with your neighbor, you could try to keep your daughter from running or jumping on the hard floors. Carpet makes a huge difference in the sound. However, you're already...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   02-04-2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 491
Posted By ForeverFather
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by pumpkingirl71 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1344149/soon-to-be-adoptive-father#post_16862697)

Wecome...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   02-03-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 504
Posted By ForeverFather
Siobhan-- definitely hire a good adoption...

Siobhan-- definitely hire a good adoption attorney if you're doing a private adoption. Even though I'm adopting through the system, I still hired an attorney and she made it much easier by guiding...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   02-03-2012, 03:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 517
Posted By ForeverFather
I think you did the right thing by turning down...

I think you did the right thing by turning down this placement. As I was going through the adoption process I had to turn down several matches because they needed more care than I felt I could...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   02-03-2012, 03:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 491
Posted By ForeverFather
Thank you, mom31. I'm extremely nervous, which...

Thank you, mom31. I'm extremely nervous, which hopefully is normal!
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-03-2012, 03:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 966
Posted By ForeverFather
A certain amount of this is just normal teenage...

A certain amount of this is just normal teenage behavior, but I have to agree that it sounds like your son is going a bit beyond usual lazy teenage sullenness. Losing the car keys or spending a...
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