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Forum: Preteens and Teens   Yesterday, 01:10 PM
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Views: 917
Posted By contactmaya
I have the same problem. Now borh 8yo and 11yo...

I have the same problem. Now borh 8yo and 11yo want to make videos, start their own channel, and collect as many likes as possible. They are stars in the making. My 8yo has already started making...
Forum: Parenting   08-23-2016, 03:20 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 10,952
Posted By contactmaya
I thought this article put an intelligent...

I thought this article put an intelligent perspective on some of these issues:
...
Forum: Learning at School   08-23-2016, 03:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,717
Posted By contactmaya
Yay!! I was only off by 3 1/2 months!!! ...

Yay!! I was only off by 3 1/2 months!!!

So...my next prediction, is late December 2016- 4 months from now (instead of 2)
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-16-2016, 03:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 737
Posted By contactmaya
Another post about a tween/teen boy and his poor...

Another post about a tween/teen boy and his poor clueless single mother.....

You know, even if the dad was still around, its okay to ask questions on a forum....
Forum: Single Parenting   07-07-2016, 04:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 383
Posted By contactmaya
I dont think single parents are the only parents...

I dont think single parents are the only parents who resort to screens to keep their children entertained.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-03-2016, 07:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 835
Posted By contactmaya
Agree with the above posters. Wow, i cant help...

Agree with the above posters.
Wow, i cant help but notice the slew of single moms and young teenage boys in the forum at the moment....

ps. why is marital status so relevant?
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-18-2016, 02:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,214
Posted By contactmaya
I never recall not being able to come and go as I...

I never recall not being able to come and go as I pleased growing up. I may have told my parents where I was going, but it never occurred to me to get their permission. However, I usually needed my...
Forum: Learning at School   05-27-2016, 01:48 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 12,452
Posted By contactmaya
To the above poster-define 'holistic' As to...

To the above poster-define 'holistic'
As to socialization, that happens in or outside of preschool. Preschool isn't necessary for children to learn how to interact with others. It is a way for...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   05-19-2016, 07:59 AM
Replies: 956
Views: 49,193
Posted By contactmaya
Hi Litmama! It looks like this thread, like...

Hi Litmama!

It looks like this thread, like most others on MDC, has come to a virtual standstill. Pity...

I came back to post about another supplement worth looking into for those ttc. Its...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-18-2016, 02:52 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 78,418
Posted By contactmaya
Could you elaborate on how it helps cognitive...

Could you elaborate on how it helps cognitive function?

My concern is not so much the game itself, but what it replaces. My 8yo's best friend isnt allowed screens yet, and he is practising Bach...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-18-2016, 02:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,176
Posted By contactmaya
:rotflmao:rotflmao

:rotflmao:rotflmao
Forum: Organize & Declutter   05-17-2016, 02:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 791
Posted By contactmaya
I wish I could see and try that....

I wish I could see and try that....
Forum: Unschooling   05-09-2016, 02:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 620
Posted By contactmaya
I agree. Bullying in different forms is...

I agree. Bullying in different forms is everywhere, and in all age groups. But school kids have to keep going back, day after day after day. If you come across a bully in the subway, or at the...
Forum: Learning at School   05-08-2016, 07:54 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 12,452
Posted By contactmaya
Thankyou for the comprehensive answer to the...

Thankyou for the comprehensive answer to the question. I find that many experts recommend pre schooling because it prepares children for their upcoming career in schooling, ie. it makes transition...
Forum: Learning at School   05-07-2016, 08:30 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 12,452
Posted By contactmaya
Im interested to know what 'socialized' means...

Im interested to know what 'socialized' means from the perspective of a a school educator. I get that those who see large groups of students in certain age groups can discern patterns that a...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-05-2016, 12:34 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 78,418
Posted By contactmaya
Never heard of club penguin. Actually, on the...

Never heard of club penguin. Actually, on the subject of minecraft, my 4yo daughter uses it to spawn a vast array of flowers, and chicks with their mommies. Her screen is fully of gardens, and little...
Forum: Learning at School   05-03-2016, 02:39 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 12,452
Posted By contactmaya
I think the comment that preceded yours was one...

I think the comment that preceded yours was one of those automated responses you see from time to time, deliberately inflammatory, new poster, never to be seen again etc....sometimes they even...
Forum: Learning at School   05-03-2016, 06:37 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 12,452
Posted By contactmaya
ps. I think that preschool is considered more and...

ps. I think that preschool is considered more and more necessary, and it is frowned upon to not have your child enrolled in something by the age of 2. As a result there are fewer and fewer more...
Forum: Learning at School   05-03-2016, 06:26 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 12,452
Posted By contactmaya
I disagree. I visit both boards with an open...

I disagree. I visit both boards with an open mind, because I am in both worlds. My oldest two are in school, and my youngest who is now 4, is not. I am the same mother, and ask the same question-is...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   04-26-2016, 01:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 791
Posted By contactmaya
Good point. But taking the extra step of putting...

Good point. But taking the extra step of putting things away in those hidden places creates a potential for clutter. I mean, who has the time to run down the hallway all the time to put that little...
Forum: Parenting   04-25-2016, 03:36 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 10,952
Posted By contactmaya
Anyway..... ...

Anyway.....
http://www.sheknows.com/parenting/articles/1119757/cps-investigates-mom-kids-play-in-fenced-in-backyard
Forum: Organize & Declutter   04-25-2016, 03:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 791
Posted By contactmaya
Yes. The way space is designed has a huge impact...

Yes. The way space is designed has a huge impact on perceived clutter. It also has an impact of how you use things and put them away. Hallways separating rooms make it harder to put things in their...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-24-2016, 09:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,294
Posted By contactmaya
Thanks for the reminder of how bad parenting can...

Thanks for the reminder of how bad parenting can be.

There's a bowel of condoms at our family clinic. They are there for anyone to grab.
Forum: Learning at School   04-21-2016, 03:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,267
Posted By contactmaya
In case you're interested- ...

In case you're interested-
http://theadvocate.com/news/15545215-32/parent-banned-from-baton-rouge-magnet-school-after-defying-parking-issue
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-21-2016, 03:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 788
Posted By contactmaya
True I have no real idea what went on in this...

True I have no real idea what went on in this family (The man in question is my brother). I just cant imagine from what I know, that there could be so much hatred and contempt. I gather a little bit...
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