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Forum: The Childhood Years   07-16-2014, 04:05 AM
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Posted By lauren
I wanted to add that he sounds like a wonderful...

I wanted to add that he sounds like a wonderful kid! Your description of him as so caring for others feelings, so inquisitive about nature, just makes him sound fabulous. I have no doubt that he is...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-15-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 337
Posted By lauren
Many boys who choose play in traditionally girl...

Many boys who choose play in traditionally girl themed ways (dress ups, etc.) are not transgender and simply move on as they are ready. He may never fit any traditional stereotype. It may help to...
Forum: Waldorf   07-15-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 286
Posted By lauren
I wanted to just acknowledge your post as...

I wanted to just acknowledge your post as moderator, though I am not a Waldorf expert. This is a difficult situation. I am sure someone with more knowledge of Waldorf teachings will be along shortly...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   07-05-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 168
Posted By lauren
It's been a while since I dealt with this, but I...

It's been a while since I dealt with this, but I can say that a very holistically oriented physician who was also a home birth midwife who was seeing my son for check ups, took this situation very...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-05-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 518
Posted By lauren
Tadamsmar has great suggestions. The only thing I...

Tadamsmar has great suggestions. The only thing I would add is to take a hard look at how/why she triggers you. Many of the things described may have turned out differently if you had shifted your...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-28-2014, 03:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 798
Posted By lauren
Twinning, it sounds like things are coming along...

Twinning, it sounds like things are coming along really nicely!! Good luck with the baby--hope your birth is peaceful and that everyone adjusts well!
Forum: Child & Teen Health   06-21-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 343
Posted By lauren
I would get that checked out. That ring does not...

I would get that checked out. That ring does not look like a mosquito bite. Call the dr and get a Lyme test.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-21-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 798
Posted By lauren
I wanted to toss in that limits are all the more...

I wanted to toss in that limits are all the more important for a child who feels his world is turning upside down. Sometimes anxiety can cause an increase in acting out, but having the limits relaxed...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-21-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Posted By lauren
Have the TV (or whatever perk he enjoys) be...

Have the TV (or whatever perk he enjoys) be dependent on a morning free from ridicule and disruption. That way he 'earns' it rather than having you take it away. You can then reinforce the good...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-21-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By lauren
Hi there. My children all went thru phases where...

Hi there. My children all went thru phases where it was harder for them to fall asleep. When it was going on, it always felt like it was going to last forever!!! So I empathize.

Have you made...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-14-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 299
Posted By lauren
This is easy! Jim Weiss! All 3 of my children...

This is easy! Jim Weiss! All 3 of my children loved Jim! He has two bedtime CDs, this one:
...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-14-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 451
Posted By lauren
I think it probably depends on your relationship...

I think it probably depends on your relationship with the person asking. If it is a stranger you probably wouldn't want to get into your history of birthing with them. If it is a close friend it...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   06-13-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By lauren
A great child care provider can be like another...

A great child care provider can be like another member of the family! TAke your time to find someone wonderful. Many home providers will love your child like their own. I have totally valued my child...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-13-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 450
Posted By lauren
It's a little more complicated on the emotional...

It's a little more complicated on the emotional end. The baby would attach to you and perceive you as Mama. It would be very distressing to sever that relationship after two years. Better for her to...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-09-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,226
Posted By lauren
We are struggling with similar things this year...

We are struggling with similar things this year with my 16 yr old. She's worked hard to do some expensive camps the last two years because it was what she loved to do-- harmony singing camps.

Her...
Forum: Baby Health   06-09-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 265
Posted By lauren
Moving to baby health due to age of baby!

Moving to baby health due to age of baby!
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-09-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 458
Posted By lauren
I agree with ONe Girl in many ways, and I'm a big...

I agree with ONe Girl in many ways, and I'm a big fan of preschool. For someone that plans to use public schooling, preschool can be a very big 'plus.' There are many many shy kids in preschool and...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-09-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 415
Posted By lauren
Wow that is such an interesting question. I do...

Wow that is such an interesting question. I do think that parenting styles are much different these days than when I was young (which was 1960's). The 70/s and 80's were the years that children's...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-09-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 584
Posted By lauren
Don't be so hard on yourself for losing your cool...

Don't be so hard on yourself for losing your cool every now and then!!!

That said, I will add, that this type of thing can create a lot of wear and tear in your relationship with your child. I...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-02-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 563
Posted By lauren
Hi there and welcome!! Does he have Fragile X...

Hi there and welcome!! Does he have Fragile X syndrome or a different genetic disorder? How is his cognitive ability? Also do you know if there was any drinking (alcohol) during the pregnancy?
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-02-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 563
Posted By lauren
Hi there, can you clarify for me, is your niece...

Hi there, can you clarify for me, is your niece living with you? Is she part of your family, or does she go home to your sisters at night? Thanks
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-02-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 584
Posted By lauren
It sounds to me like he has figured out that he...

It sounds to me like he has figured out that he can eke out a bit more attention from doing this 'playing dumb' act. Perhaps if you need something done, you can just ask him to do, set the timer and...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-19-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 175
Posted By lauren
What a thoughtful idea!   How about also...

What a thoughtful idea!
 
How about also some basic craft stuff-- finger paints, other sensory type arts stuff, some play-doh? Just for some quick fun!  I'm sure others will show up with more...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   05-19-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Posted By lauren
I'll just close it. Here is your other thread in...

I'll just close it. Here is your other thread in Blended:
 
http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1402140/mother-in-law-am-i-wrong
Forum: Working and Student Parents   05-19-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Posted By lauren
Hi lauranhc! I wanted to check in with you; I...

Hi lauranhc! I wanted to check in with you; I was about to move this to the Blended Family subforum, but I see you already cross posted it there. 
 
Was there an aspect of this dilemma that is...
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