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Forum: The Childhood Years   05-29-2012, 02:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 754
Posted By Hokulele
I'd enroll my child.  It sounds like the system...

I'd enroll my child.  It sounds like the system at his new school is exactly what he needs.  I'd make sure you have a full change of clothes there every day just in case there is an accident.  But...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-29-2012, 02:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 722
Posted By Hokulele
At this point, I should be a pro at this.  My...

At this point, I should be a pro at this.  My DDs are almost 7 and almost 4.  That means I've had almost FOUR years to figure out how to juggle my time / emotional energy with them.  But I think I...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-17-2012, 03:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,659
Posted By Hokulele
Thanks for the response.  Yes, there are reasons...

Thanks for the response.  Yes, there are reasons for her change in behavior.  Some are physical ones - she lost a lot of her teeth all at once. (No signs of early puberty or anything).   However,...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-15-2012, 02:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,659
Posted By Hokulele
DD will be turning seven soon and we've had a...

DD will be turning seven soon and we've had a lot of upheaval recently.  She's started to have multiple tantrums on a daily basis.  DH and I are at the end of our ropes on this and we don't know how...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-07-2012, 02:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 436
Posted By Hokulele
 Are you sure you're not talking about my DD?...


Are you sure you're not talking about my DD?  She's 6.5 and her reason for being is to argue with me.  Every.single.thing. we do has to be negotiated.  I have gotten to the point when I dread...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-07-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By Hokulele
DD is 6.5 years old.  She's a high-spirited,...

DD is 6.5 years old.  She's a high-spirited, high-energy, smart little girl.  She has always always needed to have someone to bounce her energy off.  She finds it unbearable to be alone.  When I try...
Forum: Television   02-20-2011, 09:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,690
Posted By Hokulele
*sigh*   I LOVE Downton Abbey!   I'd read an...

*sigh*   I LOVE Downton Abbey!
 
I'd read an article about it over Christmas and tried to watch it when it came on here in the USA, but kept missing epsiodes.  However, last week I found it on...
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-16-2011, 07:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 338
Posted By Hokulele
I have had a cough for AGES!  I don't feel sick...

I have had a cough for AGES!  I don't feel sick (except maybe physically tired from coughing) and I do think it is slowly, slowly getting better.  But a lot of people around me have recently been...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   02-16-2011, 07:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 613
Posted By Hokulele
All great advice.  I'm going to pay serious...

All great advice.  I'm going to pay serious attention to whether this is happening at certain times during my cycle.  And there is a good chance DD's molars are coming in.
 
And yes!  I should be...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   02-08-2011, 11:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 613
Posted By Hokulele
Help!  DD (2.5 yo) has started doing this weird...

Help!  DD (2.5 yo) has started doing this weird slurping clicking noise when she nurses and it makes my skin crawl.  It gets so bad I have to pop her off and tell her nursing is all done for right...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   02-08-2011, 11:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,381
Posted By Hokulele
I'm in a similar boat.  DD2 is 2.5 and still is...

I'm in a similar boat.  DD2 is 2.5 and still is an avid nurser.  We've been night weaning recently - it is going ok-ish.  She still nurses a lot during the day.  DH has started making comments about...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   01-25-2011, 07:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 239
Posted By Hokulele
DD is 2.5 years old.  She's an avid nurser and...

DD is 2.5 years old.  She's an avid nurser and would nurse all day if I let her.  I've stopped offering her opportunities to nurse but I rarely say no if we're home just hanging out.  I no longer...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-19-2011, 11:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 751
Posted By Hokulele
We live in a fairly rural area and spend a lot...

We live in a fairly rural area and spend a lot of time in the car.  I'm in a rut snack-wise and have found myself recently buying a lot of pre-packaged junk to give to my kids for the sheer...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-20-2010, 07:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By Hokulele
Thanks for these responses!  They seem almost...

Thanks for these responses!  They seem almost opposite to each other.  It does help to get differing opinions though.
 
I think I lean more towards the idea that they must share everything... or...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-20-2010, 07:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,112
Posted By Hokulele
 Quote: Originally Posted by...


Quote:
Originally Posted by Lisa85 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1282804/chores-for-a-5-year-old/20#post_16114322)...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-17-2010, 09:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,112
Posted By Hokulele
I can't seem to type under the quote box, but...

I can't seem to type under the quote box, but yes, it absolutely makes sense to me for you to set out dishes for her to help her set the table.  Especially if she isn't used to doing chores, just...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   12-17-2010, 09:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,539
Posted By Hokulele
It is ridiculous how much dairy we eat in our...

It is ridiculous how much dairy we eat in our family.  From the milk in cereal in the morning to ice cream before bed (not the kids! DH!)  I have been noticing it recently and realized that almost...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-17-2010, 09:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By Hokulele
My DDs are 2yo and 5yo.  For the most part, they...

My DDs are 2yo and 5yo.  For the most part, they play very well together and share better than most kids do.  But I really need some guidelines on where to draw the line in the sand in terms of what...
Forum: Parenting   12-17-2010, 09:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,340
Posted By Hokulele
Right now my kids are 2.5yo and 5.5yo so...

Right now my kids are 2.5yo and 5.5yo so monetary value is not an issue with them.  My toddler is going to be more happy with one of the $7 gifts I have for her than her sister will be when she...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-17-2010, 08:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 290
Posted By Hokulele
Now that winter is here, DD's skin has become...

Now that winter is here, DD's skin has become very dry.  It hurts her to use lotion on it.  It stings and she cries and I feel terrible that I haven't found something that doesn't hurt.
 
Does...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   11-28-2010, 07:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 180
Posted By Hokulele
We have a long hallway in our house which we...

We have a long hallway in our house which we decided to use as a family photo area.  At the moment it is covered in photos in frames, but I feel like the frames make it too busy and the glass-glare...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   11-16-2010, 01:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,725
Posted By Hokulele
I came into this forum to ask pretty much the...

I came into this forum to ask pretty much the same thing.  DD is almost 2.5 and still nurses frequently at night.  Some nights she only nurses once or twice but mostly it is 5-6x a night.  I love...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   11-16-2010, 01:40 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 10,632
Posted By Hokulele
I love this thread!!    Thumbs up, mamas,...

I love this thread!! 
 
Thumbs up, mamas, you are all doing great!!!
 
I'm at 5 years and 5 months and counting.  About 9 months in the middle there were tandem.
 
But... I always include my...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-14-2010, 07:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,509
Posted By Hokulele
I am so glad I found this thread!  I don't have...

I am so glad I found this thread!  I don't have time to read/type right now but I'm posting so I remember to come back and read.  My DD (5yo) is dealing with anxiety issues.  Just scanning what you...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-14-2010, 06:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 439
Posted By Hokulele
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