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Forum: Working and Student Parents   03-29-2011, 08:06 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,300
Posted By Cukup
So it boils down to you wanting the house to be...

So it boils down to you wanting the house to be in the same state as when you left it in the morning? Is that fair to say?
 
It just isn't realistic. There are 2 tiny kids in your house, your...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   03-27-2011, 06:17 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,300
Posted By Cukup
You want the nanny to set things up so that you...

You want the nanny to set things up so that you have quality time with the kids when you are home? It doesn't work like that. She cares for your children in your absence, not to smooth your path...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-26-2011, 06:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,909
Posted By Cukup
Quote: he created their little bodies in the...

Quote:
he created their little bodies in the womb  


 
Nah, I don't think so.
 
Anyway what's that got to do with swaddling?
 
Your comments about SIDS being hype are quite horrifying. I...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-24-2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,909
Posted By Cukup
  Quote:check in on them every 15 min or so ...


Quote:check in on them every 15 min or so


 
...and what about at night time when the mother is trying to sleep? By this theory you propose the poor mother is awake 24/7. No thanks.
 
 ...
Forum: Unschooling   09-20-2010, 12:02 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,496
Posted By Cukup
"By the time kids are partway into elementary...

"By the time kids are partway into elementary school and start to realize that school sucks..."

You can't call this child-led, when using inflamatory language like this. What happens if a child...
Forum: Parenting   09-10-2010, 02:07 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,061
Posted By Cukup
Thanks all. We get spiders in the bath tub...

Thanks all.

We get spiders in the bath tub and I rinse them down the drain, and I will kill flies and cockroaches inside the house too.

DS was upset because the other 8 y.o pulled the bug...
Forum: Parenting   09-08-2010, 01:25 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,061
Posted By Cukup
DS is 8, and came to me today upset about...

DS is 8, and came to me today upset about another kid at school who pulled apart a bug in front of him. DS was very upset at this other kid hurting something innocent. I told him that I thought...
Forum: Parenting   08-02-2010, 10:33 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,033
Posted By Cukup
Yes but no locking-only bathroom and toilet...

Yes but no locking-only bathroom and toilet doors have locks and the no locking is just a safety issue.
Forum: Learning at School   08-02-2010, 10:06 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,098
Posted By Cukup
Don't make assumptions about teacher experience...

Don't make assumptions about teacher experience as at least one PP has. My children have been at public school for 3 and 5 years respectively and each of their teachers has had 20 years + experience...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-24-2010, 05:54 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,361
Posted By Cukup
Honestly I believe your mom did the right thing....

Honestly I believe your mom did the right thing. Rice milk - as you even state - has no nutitional value, so why feed it to a baby?

Your mom was in a bad situation with not enough BM, and a...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-28-2010, 12:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,254
Posted By Cukup
Hi I am really most concerned with what...

Hi

I am really most concerned with what happens to a child long-term who isn't advanced by grade skipping but who continues with their peers. The Times article talked about kids who skipped 3...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-25-2010, 04:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,099
Posted By Cukup
I try to make things that everyone likes but DD...

I try to make things that everyone likes but DD [6] is pretty picky recently and has gone off things she used to eat. My dilemma is do I still make a meal that everyone else likes but I know she...
Forum: Parenting   06-24-2010, 11:04 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,125
Posted By Cukup
Only on page 1 but no for the 7 year old. I...

Only on page 1 but no for the 7 year old.

I think there is too much chance for sheer panic if he were to fall out and be in flowing water. Too much he can't control like banging into rocks, tree...
Forum: Parenting   06-24-2010, 10:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 968
Posted By Cukup
Quote: Originally Posted by aussiemum...

Quote:
Originally Posted by aussiemum http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15553213)
OP- what kind of activities are your kids...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-24-2010, 10:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,254
Posted By Cukup
Most of the discussion here is about schooling...

Most of the discussion here is about schooling and giftedness. I am wondering what is known about giftedness in the wider community post-schooling. I don't know if my kids are bright or gifted,...
Forum: Parenting   06-24-2010, 02:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 968
Posted By Cukup
I have a problem with my kids, DS more so. They...

I have a problem with my kids, DS more so. They are not big on being outside. They have things to play with out there-swing set, balls, a small slide/climbing frame, outdoor activities etc but they...
Forum: Unschooling   06-04-2010, 10:58 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,175
Posted By Cukup
So it is still US if the child hangs out with a...

So it is still US if the child hangs out with a caregiver other than a parent? In the case of a child going to daycare wouldn't they be regimented by that daycare's schedule and other kids there. If...
Forum: Unschooling   05-31-2010, 11:20 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,175
Posted By Cukup
"So either DH or I have to quit our jobs to be...

"So either DH or I have to quit our jobs to be "real" unschoolers, according to you?"

There is no 'according to me' here. I'm just wondering how people less able to multi-task as well as you...
Forum: Parenting   05-31-2010, 10:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 855
Posted By Cukup
I personally think you were too far from your...

I personally think you were too far from your child. Arms' reach at that age for me-no exception. Toyour family you obviously looked disinterested in your child's safety by how far away you were....
Forum: Working and Student Parents   05-28-2010, 03:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 374
Posted By Cukup
Thank you for the information!!

Thank you for the information!!
Forum: Unschooling   05-28-2010, 03:04 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,175
Posted By Cukup
"What's your point?" Um, discussion? ...

"What's your point?"

Um, discussion?

"Ah, you mean it's not fair my son and I get to stay home when not everyone has that opportunity. Would it be more fair to others then if I sent my child...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   05-27-2010, 05:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 374
Posted By Cukup
Is anyone doing this as a course of study? I am...

Is anyone doing this as a course of study? I am interested in starting this and wonder about the job availability and how hard the course content is.

Thanks in advance.
Forum: Unschooling   05-27-2010, 04:27 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,175
Posted By Cukup
Hi Mommas of unschoolers Part of me gets...

Hi Mommas of unschoolers

Part of me gets unschooling but then part of me thinks you can only unschool in a nation like ours that is 1st world. We have a choice here of public/home/unschool...
Forum: Unschooling   04-14-2010, 05:51 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,851
Posted By Cukup
Yes it does sound lovely but I think this: ...

Yes it does sound lovely but I think this:

"Cooking/baking usually involves measuring, typically in fractions (1/2 cup; 1/4 tsp). Even if you don't use actual measuring cups or measuring spoons,...
Forum: Parenting   09-06-2009, 11:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 759
Posted By Cukup
My friend's DD is obsessed with trains-obsessed....

My friend's DD is obsessed with trains-obsessed. Spends many hours per day playing with them, doing activities on the computer about them, on holidays wants to visit stations to see them, day trips...
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