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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-07-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 153
Posted By AMum
I would guess that the issue isn't with duct...

I would guess that the issue isn't with duct tape, but with respect or lack of respect for authority? I think that in some parts of the country peoplewouldnot find the humour or benefit in an...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-18-2012, 08:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,140
Posted By AMum
Check out Parenting With Love & Logic. they...

Check out Parenting With Love & Logic. they advise parents to stay calm, offer up lots of empathy and then a natural or logical consequence. The empathy must come first.

I am guilty of the same...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-31-2012, 08:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 673
Posted By AMum
I think she should just ask him & maybe have a...

I think she should just ask him & maybe have a couple of activities up her sleeve, playing a board game, bike ride, or Wii if you have it. Something that make it more fun as friends oriented, rather...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-11-2012, 07:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 562
Posted By AMum
I wouldn't put both girls in time out when one...

I wouldn't put both girls in time out when one is lying. I also wouldn't ask her if she lied. I might say. " it is clear that this game isn't fun for both of you, let's find something you can do...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-22-2012, 07:05 AM
Replies: 56
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Views: 1,097
Posted By AMum
So, you're going to pay triple your original...

So, you're going to pay triple your original budget & not ask anything of her? Just because that is what others say they will do? What are you continueing to teach her? You lament about her attitude...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-27-2012, 05:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 177
Posted By AMum
I knew what you were talking about right away!...

I knew what you were talking about right away! Lucky, lucky you! That would be so much fun. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-20-2012, 07:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,139
Posted By AMum
Lots of good advice so far, may i suggest the...

Lots of good advice so far, may i suggest the book Parenting Teens with Love & Logic it is great.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-02-2012, 07:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 298
Posted By AMum
Toss up, toddlers are cute, cudly, full of awe &...

Toss up, toddlers are cute, cudly, full of awe & noffer nearly unconditional love, but there is that demnding, irrational side too.  All those late nights, wee hours & early mornings, that touched...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-12-2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 1,224
Posted By AMum
I feel that children are valuable and need lots...

I feel that children are valuable and need lots of love & guidance and some boundaries.  
Forum: Parents as Partners   01-07-2012, 06:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 90
Posted By AMum
I've just started reading ScreamFree Marriage....

I've just started reading ScreamFree Marriage.  Its in line with what you are saying,its about   
Taking personal responsibility and all that.  I set it aside for the holidays, so this is a good...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-03-2012, 04:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 321
Posted By AMum
Big hugs, I am so sorry.

Big hugs, I am so sorry.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-27-2011, 08:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 140
Posted By AMum
Mine is the 26th, worse yet my brother & sister...

Mine is the 26th, worse yet my brother & sister are the 5th & 12th.  My 16th birthday got completly forgotten.  I swore I would never have a holiday baby, but my youngest will be 7 on Jan. 3rd.  I...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-24-2011, 06:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 378
Posted By AMum
Sorry for your loss.  The problems with te...

Sorry for your loss.  The problems with te church are really sad, I feel angrybjust reeading about it.  How narrow minded.  I wish you lots of strength, and that you don't loose the tip of your...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-22-2011, 07:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 352
Posted By AMum
Up until three years ago we were with the IL' s...

Up until three years ago we were with the IL' s for Christmas eve, so no say in the menu for 16 years.  MIL switched her gathering to Christmas day. Now on Christmas eve we try to have something we...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-22-2011, 08:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 298
Posted By AMum
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Quote:Originally Posted by journeymom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1339584/rant-mil-cutting-dds-hair#post_16798252)




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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-22-2011, 08:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 582
Posted By AMum
I'm on the fence, i can see both sides.  I guess...

I'm on the fence, i can see both sides.  I guess what it all comes down to though, is that we can only control ourselves & our own feelings & reactions.
 
On the halloween candy I totally...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-20-2011, 06:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 298
Posted By AMum
My mil has no interest in babysitting, i can...

My mil has no interest in babysitting, i can count on one hand the number of times she's kept my kids, and my oldest is 12.5.  Some how dh & I have managed.  Is it possible to join a play group,...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   12-19-2011, 07:06 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,463
Posted By AMum
OP, so sorry you are going through this, my IL's...

OP, so sorry you are going through this, my IL's hate that we don't vax, but they haven't taken it that far.  :(
 
As far as perussis goes, we've btdt and thanks to posters here my youngest...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-18-2011, 08:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 185
Posted By AMum
Myth Busters has a great episode on cel phone...

Myth Busters has a great episode on cel phone use while driving, they prove that it is equal to drunk driving.  
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-18-2011, 08:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 294
Posted By AMum
In my state, during bad winter weather, minor...

In my state, during bad winter weather, minor fender bender accident reports are to be filed at the police station.  I called the police dept. later that day and asked how I should proceed, I was...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-18-2011, 08:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 294
Posted By AMum
I think there is some confusion here between the...

I think there is some confusion here between the accident in the op & mine.  I'm sorry to have created confusion.  I only shared my incident to reassure the OP that her insurance company can & will...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-18-2011, 07:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 294
Posted By AMum
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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-16-2011, 05:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 294
Posted By AMum
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Quote:Originally Posted by swede http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-15-2011, 05:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 247
Posted By AMum
Yay!  I figured you didn't just walk away, but I...

Yay!  I figured you didn't just walk away, but I had to know!  
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-15-2011, 08:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 135
Posted By AMum
If this would make dh the least bit...

If this would make dh the least bit uncomfortable, then i would just let it go for now.  Just consider it a hiatus for now.
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