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Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-12-2005, 01:34 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,008
Posted By lifetapestry
Quote: Originally Posted by Kathryn I can't...

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Originally Posted by Kathryn
I can't believe anybody on MDC is defending CIO. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/angry.gif

And I can't believe that anyone anywhere...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-12-2005, 10:08 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,008
Posted By lifetapestry
Quote: Originally Posted by SmilingChick By...

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Originally Posted by SmilingChick
By minding my own business and not telling people how to raise their kids.

Ditto. Except I've actually asked people how they did it, and discovered that...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-12-2005, 09:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 585
Posted By lifetapestry
Passion. I see in my spirited boy the zest and...

Passion. I see in my spirited boy the zest and passion that will drive him to find experiences in his life that will be fulfilling to him. I see his passion in the little things -- when I pick him...
Forum: Parenting   05-12-2005, 09:22 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,568
Posted By lifetapestry
I'd say you learned two things: 1. If your...

I'd say you learned two things:

1. If your child approaches another child to play (likely, because she seems very socially skilled) and they say no, don't push the issue. Take your daughter's...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-11-2005, 08:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 460
Posted By lifetapestry
I don't think that differences are one...

I don't think that differences are one dimensional, as you're representing them. I also don't think that GD is different in all ways from both L-F (permissive) parenting and from Authoritarian...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-11-2005, 12:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By lifetapestry
Mostly my sympathy here . . . . What I tend...

Mostly my sympathy here . . . .

What I tend to do when he wants to nurse and I don't is to try to reduce the amount of time he nurses. I taught "time to finish up" by unlatching him and saying it...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   05-09-2005, 02:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 212
Posted By lifetapestry
Does anyone know of a small family-run daycare...

Does anyone know of a small family-run daycare or a babysitter/nanny who is looking for summer work? Our almost 4 year old son's Montessori preschool closes for the summer, and the college student...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-08-2005, 10:59 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,882
Posted By lifetapestry
Quote: Originally Posted by michelemiller i...

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Originally Posted by michelemiller
i typically say things like "you're such a good kid" just randomly when my heart is overflowing...not usually tied to actual acts. .

FWIW, this is...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-08-2005, 10:50 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,882
Posted By lifetapestry
Quote: Originally Posted by kavamamakava So...

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Originally Posted by kavamamakava
So I just told her she was extremely rude and had no right to speak to my child, or anyone, like she just did.
It continued after the class, but I still...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-07-2005, 03:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 609
Posted By lifetapestry
Wow, Britishmum, your daughter and my son must...

Wow, Britishmum, your daughter and my son must have been twins separated at birth . . .. or, you know. He was exactly the same way as a baby and as a toddler. Same timeframe, too. Freaky.

Karla
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-07-2005, 09:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 341
Posted By lifetapestry
There is an emerging body of research that...

There is an emerging body of research that suggests that aggressive behavior is socially rewarded by other children-- in the article you posted, in kids as young as three-- in this research, by 4th...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-06-2005, 09:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,882
Posted By lifetapestry
Quote: Originally Posted by NoraB When I was...

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Originally Posted by NoraB
When I was growing up, I was told how "smart" I was. I overheard my mom telling family members that I was smart b/c I got all As on a report card, etc. I felt...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-06-2005, 02:57 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,882
Posted By lifetapestry
Quote: Originally Posted by loved Here's...

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Originally Posted by loved
Here's where I get upset with the "good girl/good boy" stuff: my dd - who is 5 has taken to saying things like, "I'm a good girl - I put my toys away (when so and...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-06-2005, 01:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,711
Posted By lifetapestry
My son will be 4 at the end of July. He was a...

My son will be 4 at the end of July. He was a "late talker" who didn't start speaking until nearly 3 but whose language is now normal.

Do they know their alphabet and recognize letters?

He has...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-06-2005, 12:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,882
Posted By lifetapestry
Quote: Originally Posted by lizamann What...

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Originally Posted by lizamann
What about just saying, "I love you!" and that you love spending time with him, how lucky you are to be his mommy, instead of telling him how "good" he is? I'm...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-06-2005, 09:39 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,882
Posted By lifetapestry
Quote: Originally Posted by Dal Saying a kid...

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Originally Posted by Dal
Saying a kid is "being a good girl/boy" tells them that they are being judged and that when they aren't acting that way, they are sometimes bad. Most people don't...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-06-2005, 12:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 396
Posted By lifetapestry
SID = Sensory Integration Disorder (Dysfunction)...

SID = Sensory Integration Disorder (Dysfunction) -- google it and you'll get lots of good info.

My 3 1/2 year old is a real toucher-- he loves to run his hand along my arms, across my butt if I'm...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-04-2005, 02:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,026
Posted By lifetapestry
We have no power struggles at our house about...

We have no power struggles at our house about cleaning up messes, and we have no messes of any significant nature.

I also think that some kids have to be guided into understanding the meaning of...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-04-2005, 11:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 521
Posted By lifetapestry
I agree with Kathy's perspective that it's a...

I agree with Kathy's perspective that it's a good thing to talk to the teachers, but I also think that it is "inappropriate" behavior. Not "bad" or "unusual" behavior for his age, but to me...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-03-2005, 09:38 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,165
Posted By lifetapestry
Quote: Originally Posted by Mizelenius ...

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Originally Posted by Mizelenius
Something that always comes to mind in these discussions:

Can you sleep through (most) nursing sessions?

I can't-- I have found that people who really...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-03-2005, 03:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 546
Posted By lifetapestry
I think you need to empower her to be...

I think you need to empower her to be self-directed in her "work" (as they like to say in Montessori) rather than depending upon you for direction. Have you tried asking these questions:

1. What...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   05-02-2005, 02:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 511
Posted By lifetapestry
I have a PhD in psychology (not clinical) and a...

I have a PhD in psychology (not clinical) and a JD. I did the regular rank professor thing for 8 years, and then tried a visiting position at a law school when my academic DH got his first tenure...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-02-2005, 01:43 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,165
Posted By lifetapestry
I'll start out by saying that I don't think...

I'll start out by saying that I don't think there's anything wrong with frequent night nursers who are 2, 3, 4 etc. But for me, my DS' night nursing felt unnatural starting at around 18 months. It...
Forum: Parenting   05-01-2005, 09:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,787
Posted By lifetapestry
Quote: Originally Posted by Greaseball If he...

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Originally Posted by Greaseball
If he traumatized her, even if it was not sexual in nature, she should not be at the school! No one should be forced to attend school or any other place...
Forum: Parenting   04-30-2005, 11:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,787
Posted By lifetapestry
I've done a little bit of work on the issue of...

I've done a little bit of work on the issue of peer sexual harassment (most of my work is with domestic violence victims), and I have to say that I think you handled this beautifully, with the...
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