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Forum: The Childhood Years   08-25-2014, 10:23 PM
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Posted By JordanKX
YES! I grew up with a split-household, and...

YES!

I grew up with a split-household, and my mom was anti-screen, no TV until I was almost 10 and then it wasn't news, but PBS. A few cartoons here and there, but mostly documentaries. Which I...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-25-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 166
Posted By JordanKX
Custody agreement with an out of state XP

I'm seeing some benefit to finally getting a custody agreement with my XP - just makes life easier with MD/School/police, if it were to ever come up. Just needing something on record that says "I...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-25-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By JordanKX
Maybe I'm reading too much in to this, but I...

Maybe I'm reading too much in to this, but I picked up on an interaction we've never had before: I work from home. But HE is never home with me while I'm working. So for this vacation, he was here...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-25-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By JordanKX
I remember when he was maybe 2 and in a great...

I remember when he was maybe 2 and in a great daycare and they mentioned that their time-outs didn't work for him; that he responded much better to Talking To (within reason, I mean, he was 2), and...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-23-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 286
Posted By JordanKX
What if I don't have custody papers, school is asking

I'm asking for some BTDT experience, because I do not have a lawyer... my DS is starting school and school is asking for custody papers. I checked the box for "not on record", because that's all they...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-23-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 416
Posted By JordanKX
I agree with PP's that it's all about Your being...

I agree with PP's that it's all about Your being OK with the situation too. I don't apologize for my son's articulation disorder, but I do have to arm babysitters/teachers/family with knowledge.......
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-23-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 319
Posted By JordanKX
How much technology (iPad, TV, etc.) do you allow for your 5-ish-yo?

I am a Single-Mom, with only one child, computer geek, so we have technology in the house. Yes. And I'm asking here BECAUSE I know this forum might have some very different opinions on technology...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-23-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 703
Posted By JordanKX
I am single, so that's probably a bit different...

I am single, so that's probably a bit different (no competition in the bed!). But my ex was all about co-sleeping so from DS's birth, my son never had his own room, and certainly I kept that up once...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-23-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By JordanKX
Just wanted to post a follow-up here, that the...

Just wanted to post a follow-up here, that the last few days have been great!

Because of his visual with the fridge and emphasis on action = reward, I did the same with consequences. I built a...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-20-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By JordanKX
Thank you - I'll check out. We have...

Thank you - I'll check out.



We have had a very successful summer up to this visit. Two weeks was a long time to have Grandma in our home - and it was amazing and awesome! But likely both my...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-19-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 509
Posted By JordanKX
I question the same thing about my 5yr old DS who...

I question the same thing about my 5yr old DS who hasn't seen nor heard from his father in nearly a year. He always plays "Daddy" in roles and brings up the human that is supposed to be a "Daddy",...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-19-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By JordanKX
An aggressive 5yr old has appeared

I could use some advice on curbing super aggressive behavior with my DS, almost 5yr old.

Quick back story: I'm single mom, 38, he's my only child. We have been working a fantastic summer of a...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-17-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 434
Posted By JordanKX
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by greenemami http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-17-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By JordanKX
Thank you thank you thank you!!   Since I...

Thank you thank you thank you!!
 
Since I wrote this post I have been working with him before we walk in to the grocery store (or anywhere) about his behavior - other things to do when he gets shy...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-12-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By JordanKX
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by sillysapling http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-11-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 290
Posted By JordanKX
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Goodmom2008 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1394785/choosing-a-guardian-in-the-even-of-death#post_17534056)...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-11-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 994
Posted By JordanKX
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by One_Girl http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-11-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 434
Posted By JordanKX
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by autumngrey http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-11-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By JordanKX
My son is 4 and likely has SPD. I have another...

My son is 4 and likely has SPD. I have another thread going on just general advice because we have Not had full evaluations yet, much less met with an OT. I've bought a number of books and am...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-06-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 434
Posted By JordanKX
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Springshowers http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-06-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 434
Posted By JordanKX
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by greenemami http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-06-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By JordanKX
I posted this originally in Childhood Years,...

I posted this originally in Childhood Years, before I found this forum....
 
We've recently moved to a new state and because my son has an ISP for his articulation disorder, we're going through...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-04-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 434
Posted By JordanKX
Holiday season came and went without...

Holiday season came and went without communication from my son's father. Very disappointing, not surprising, but very disappointing.
 
Quick run-down: Ex and I separated when kiddo was 18months....
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-04-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 159
Posted By JordanKX
We've recently moved to a new state and because...

We've recently moved to a new state and because my son has an ISP for his articulation disorder, we're going through the gamut of evaluations for services, both with the school district and...
Forum: Potty Learning   01-04-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By JordanKX
My 4yr old (sept) so we're getting close to 4.5,...

My 4yr old (sept) so we're getting close to 4.5, is still not on the potty. He's had moments where he was "close"... 80% during the day would notify me/teachers at school that he needed to go. But...
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