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Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-27-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By AmyC
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Cavy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1372376/pet-discussion-thread#post_17236980)

My parents had PET...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-27-2013, 09:40 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,553
Posted By AmyC
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by revolting http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1371635/consensual-living-discussion-thread/20#post_17235956)
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Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-27-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,553
Posted By AmyC
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Mittsy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1371635/consensual-living-discussion-thread/20#post_17259229)

I...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-27-2013, 09:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,553
Posted By AmyC
In response to LunaLady, I think screaming...

In response to LunaLady, I think screaming tantrums are different (on the level of being problematic or not) than hitting and/or throwing things at someone.  Meaning that I think the latter...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-18-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 218
Posted By AmyC
Parent Effectiveness Training is an old favorite...

Parent Effectiveness Training is an old favorite book of mine.  I have never taken the course or had an instructor (which is a neat thought), but I do think you can get a lot simply from the book....
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-05-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 710
Posted By AmyC
Hi again.  I agree that micro-managing...

Hi again.  I agree that micro-managing interactions at the age of 6 or 7 is usually more intervention/intrusion than necessary, particularly when there's a lot of (parental) emotion & opinion going...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-04-2012, 05:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 710
Posted By AmyC
I was surprised at the age of the children, but...

I was surprised at the age of the children, but I guess what I think still applies.
 
I think this kind of behavior expresses tension in the child.  It is driven by feelings.  I doubt very much...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-04-2012, 04:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 785
Posted By AmyC
One other thought I had was that the statements...

One other thought I had was that the statements I'm describing in place of "because I said so!" are basically communicating with compassion, in a caring way.
 
It's not frustration or annoyance...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-04-2012, 04:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 785
Posted By AmyC
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by newmamalizzy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1364286/because-i-said-so#post_17124959)

Well, I don't...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-02-2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 850
Posted By AmyC
One of the things I recall is a comment the...

One of the things I recall is a comment the authors of "How To Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk" quoted from a parent who attended one of their parenting workshops.  The parent...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-02-2012, 11:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 850
Posted By AmyC
For me, addressing these kinds of internal...

For me, addressing these kinds of internal concerns has been a matter of becoming really clear and comfortable about limits (what I am and am not willing to do, provide, allow, buy, give, permit)...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-02-2012, 07:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By AmyC
My first thought would be to find out about the...

My first thought would be to find out about the typical response to these behaviors.  How well do they (teachers, staff) seem to understand him?  How much do they seem to expect the issues to...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-27-2011, 10:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 562
Posted By AmyC
   Quote:Originally Posted by...


 
Quote:Originally Posted by NellieKatz http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1327422/when-choices-don-t-work#post_16626963)
In a...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-27-2011, 04:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 691
Posted By AmyC
I probably wouldn't ignore the behavior.  I...

I probably wouldn't ignore the behavior.  I mean, I don't specifically have a chore situation, but when my daughter (who also is seven!) whines or complains, my intended response would be to listen...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-12-2011, 03:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,384
Posted By AmyC
I don't have an answer for the title question...

I don't have an answer for the title question since I found out I was having multiples when I had an ultrasound (it wasn't on my radar at all at the time, so it was a shock, though nurses & midwives...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-03-2011, 07:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 941
Posted By AmyC
I have had the same sort of experience, noting a...

I have had the same sort of experience, noting a very strong internal reaction (not really related to the present moment, in terms of not REALLY related to the actual stimulus, though of course...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-01-2011, 08:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,048
Posted By AmyC
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by Honey693 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1323901/when-do-they-understand#post_16583765)

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Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-01-2011, 08:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,048
Posted By AmyC
Oops, there were only five total posts here when...

Oops, there were only five total posts here when I refreshed the screen.
 
Anyway, when I mentioned my boys at two it was just to say that I have experienced that it is possible for them to...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-01-2011, 08:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,048
Posted By AmyC
Hi, I'm sorry that my reply bummed you out.  I...

Hi, I'm sorry that my reply bummed you out.  I certainly can see why you were deflated and I'm sorry that you were.
 
I do assume you're a good mom because your daughter trusts you and is...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-01-2011, 11:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,048
Posted By AmyC
Hi, mama.  I have not been around Mothering very...

Hi, mama.  I have not been around Mothering very often in recent years, and I have never been a regular poster (or lurker) in the Gentle Discipline forum, but I saw your thread & thought I would...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   07-31-2011, 05:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,633
Posted By AmyC
My twin boys turned 3 ten days ago, so they're...

My twin boys turned 3 ten days ago, so they're pretty close in age to your pair.  I have tended to use their individual reactions & boundaries as important deciding factors.  So when it comes to...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   01-11-2011, 02:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,880
Posted By AmyC
I voted "yes all the time" because I generally...

I voted "yes all the time" because I generally do select their outfits (from the laundry or their shelves) in sets, but they are rarely the same clothes.  I have a few items that are two of the same...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-10-2010, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 409
Posted By AmyC
Such beautiful boys and so big! Happy birthday...

Such beautiful boys and so big! Happy birthday to them and to their mama!
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-07-2010, 02:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 558
Posted By AmyC
Hi Karen, my boys are just a bit younger than...

Hi Karen, my boys are just a bit younger than your pair. I'm not sure who is the leader with speech, exactly, but they do seem to have the exact same vocabulary. They pronounce "sister" differently...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   07-03-2010, 04:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,487
Posted By AmyC
Quote: Originally Posted by mama_tigress...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mama_tigress http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15583949)
I think our boys are about the same age...
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