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Forum: The Childhood Years   07-20-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By Snydley
HI- I can relate. I have a 7yo DD and a...

HI-
I can relate. I have a 7yo DD and a brother that is severely mentally ill, refusing help, and living on the streets on the other side of the country. My parents have pictures of him up in...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-18-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,604
Posted By Snydley
No praise does not help any of those things you...

No praise does not help any of those things you list. There is an extremely fine line between praise and manipulation. A great example was given by a pp, where she mentioned a "how nice you look...
Forum: Parenting   05-28-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 6,058
Posted By Snydley
Quote:The very fact that diabetics are instantly...

Quote:The very fact that diabetics are instantly cured of diabetes when they have gastric bypass tells me that the story is much more complicated than calories in-calories out. So much we accept as...
Forum: Parenting   05-27-2013, 04:31 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 6,058
Posted By Snydley
  I've spent the last couple of years working in...

  I've spent the last couple of years working in obesity research; however, I have no real expertise in this field.  I've been to a few meetings and have heard what some sociologists have to say so...
Forum: Parenting   05-26-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,296
Posted By Snydley
Quote:Originally Posted by Linda on the...

Quote:Originally Posted by Linda on the move http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting   05-25-2013, 07:49 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,296
Posted By Snydley
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by pek64 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting   05-25-2013, 05:15 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,296
Posted By Snydley
Quote:   I don't mean to be cruel. I...

Quote:
 
I don't mean to be cruel. I promise. So please hold back any tears and take a deep breath.. I'm trying to offer you a different perspective. I think you feel insecure as a parent.. It's...
Forum: Parenting   05-22-2013, 06:15 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,296
Posted By Snydley
Thanks pek64.          I've discussed...

Thanks pek64.  
       I've discussed counseling with my mom numerous times, particularly after my brother's situation became so bad in 2007.  I suggested we go together.   I was really on her case...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-22-2013, 04:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 495
Posted By Snydley
i loved this article too.  Really sums up what...

i loved this article too.  Really sums up what is wrong with how we are raising our kids these days.
Forum: Parenting   05-21-2013, 07:06 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,296
Posted By Snydley
Hi- Ok clearly more information is needed.  ...

Hi- Ok clearly more information is needed.   Here’s the background (sorry this is long!):
 
My mom grew up 1 of 4 siblings with a mother one could easily say had some type of personality...
Forum: Parenting   05-16-2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,296
Posted By Snydley
Thanks everyone for the replies.   ...

Thanks everyone for the replies.  
Quote:Originally Posted by JudiAU http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting   05-16-2013, 07:01 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,296
Posted By Snydley
Hi-    My mom is divorced, lives alone, and...

Hi-
   My mom is divorced, lives alone, and while she does attend social activities with co-workers and takes trips with girlfriends, she is not particularly close to anyone.  She has major...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-10-2013, 10:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 146
Posted By Snydley
I had the same problem at the same age.  I used...

I had the same problem at the same age.  I used a miracle blanket and left one arm out.  It kinda helped but really I got no sleep for a month.  Sorry!  
 
-Jen
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   05-05-2013, 06:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 118
Posted By Snydley
Hi-    I lost my first pregnancy at 8weeks.  I...

Hi-
   I lost my first pregnancy at 8weeks.  I was completely shocked (I, like you, was doing everything perfectly).   I can say without a doubt it was the darkest time in my life.  I was so angry...
Forum: Learning at School   04-30-2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,225
Posted By Snydley
My DD is in kindergarten too and her work sounds...

My DD is in kindergarten too and her work sounds similar to what you described.  Her teacher told me that in the last 5 years she went from teaching K to teaching a full 1st grade curriculum (and...
Forum: Women's Health   04-15-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 148
Posted By Snydley
I'm not a clinician but my first thought is...

I'm not a clinician but my first thought is anemia- that would be an abnormal blood test result and make you feel very tired. 
 
-Jen
Forum: Vermont. New Hampshire, Maine   04-14-2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 602
Posted By Snydley
Hi-    Geez from what I know of Burlington VT...

Hi-
   Geez from what I know of Burlington VT it's very crunchy.  Even with those stats you found I would not be worried.  My DH and I live in Mass and he recently had to spend a few days in...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-10-2013, 08:54 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,435
Posted By Snydley
  When I say keep things simple and predictable...

  When I say keep things simple and predictable I do not mean don't jump on her bike as a joke.  My thought is that she might be hair-trigger sensitive to that because she's feeling generally...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-08-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,435
Posted By Snydley
Quote:To me a parent changing lots of things to...

Quote:To me a parent changing lots of things to accommodate what schedule makes it easiest for their child to behave is a bit like changing the rules so the child doesn't have to follow them. To use...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-04-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,328
Posted By Snydley
Fun thread!    Two things pop into my mind: ...

Fun thread!
  
Two things pop into my mind:
(1) I spent a month in Brazil in 2006- went to a bunch of places there and the HIV conference in Rio.  Awesome.  
 
(2)  I was on the Judge Mathis...
Forum: Personal Growth   03-17-2013, 12:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 223
Posted By Snydley
Hi-    I had a long term boyfriend (3+ years)...

Hi-
   I had a long term boyfriend (3+ years) and he discovered he was dyslexic while we were together.  He struggled in school his whole life (especially writing) and had no idea why.  He was very...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-15-2013, 06:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By Snydley
Thanks for easing my guilt and for the...

Thanks for easing my guilt and for the suggestions.  I can feel when I am getting near the breaking point and I have to try stop the behavior there.   I think it's completely true that I am not...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-14-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By Snydley
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by rachelsmama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-14-2013, 08:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By Snydley
Hi-    This morning DD (who is almost 6) was...

Hi-
   This morning DD (who is almost 6) was extra clingy and refusing to go to the bathroom.  I finally get her in there but the usual method "I'll race you!"  but once in she immediately jumped...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-11-2013, 01:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Posted By Snydley
Quote: Additionally, she has a very short fuse...

Quote: Additionally, she has a very short fuse and will often throw her toys if they don't cooperate, rip her clothing apart of she can't button it, etc. I will admit that, first of all, *I* can be...
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