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Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-01-2015, 10:24 AM
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Posted By Claudia Chapman
People have put forth a number of projections...

People have put forth a number of projections here about the reasons the original poster is not legally married. They've drawn their own conclusions about what her unmarried status might mean. Some...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-28-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,059
Posted By Claudia Chapman
Quote from MyFillingQuiver: It sounds as if your...

Quote from MyFillingQuiver: It sounds as if your husband possibly grew up with a lot of "religion" and not necessarily a solid foundation of Grace....Kids raised with religion often have an idea of...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-28-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,059
Posted By Claudia Chapman
Quotation from LindaOnTheMove: The advice to have...

Quotation from LindaOnTheMove: The advice to have oral sex instead is just sad to me, partly because it completely misses the point that this girl doesn't have a soul in her life who is committed to...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-28-2015, 05:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,059
Posted By Claudia Chapman
Great advice LTurtle! I agree that it's...

Great advice LTurtle!
I agree that it's important to suggest to teens that non-penetrative intimacy is an option. I think that teen girls tend not to draw that line anymore. They think it's all or...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-27-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,059
Posted By Claudia Chapman
Giving someone room to back down

He's eased up, but there's still a LOT of tension between the two....

I'm glad to hear that. It's a beginning. It can be hard, when we're in a serious conflict, to give the other person room to...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-27-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,059
Posted By Claudia Chapman
What a great and thoughtful post. Thanks.

What a great and thoughtful post. Thanks.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-27-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,059
Posted By Claudia Chapman
Your fiancée needs to hear that threatening his...

Your fiancée needs to hear that threatening his daughter with being disowned was cruel. He needs to tell her that he will always love her because he is her father. And she needs to hear this over and...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-27-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,059
Posted By Claudia Chapman
As an emergency measure you might also consider...

As an emergency measure you might also consider having the "I wish my mother had told me" talk with the girl. I'd emphasize the difference between oral sex and intercourse and suggest that a clear...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-27-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,059
Posted By Claudia Chapman
You are a good and loving mother to this girl....

You are a good and loving mother to this girl. This bears repeating. You are a good and loving person who is in a difficult position.
It's not unusual for men to react in a rigid and seemingly...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-04-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 114
Posted By Claudia Chapman
Does his doctor not have an "emergency" hour set...

Does his doctor not have an "emergency" hour set aside each day to see patients who are ill? Many doctors do so they can see people who are ill. I'd just call tomorrow and say the baby is ill can we...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   02-02-2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 296
Posted By Claudia Chapman
I think you may need an endocrinologist rather...

I think you may need an endocrinologist rather than a nutritionist.
Forum: Vaccinations   02-02-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 647
Views: 12,269
Posted By Claudia Chapman
I understand why you might be angry with me....

I understand why you might be angry with me. Thank you for clarifying your position. I understand your point that measles often clears up without complication. My objection to calling it small...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-02-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 647
Views: 12,269
Posted By Claudia Chapman
See my note, above, that I intended to reply to...

See my note, above, that I intended to reply to the entire thread. I can understand why you might be angry if you believe I was intentionally misrepresenting or accusing you of something.
Forum: Vaccinations   02-02-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 647
Views: 12,269
Posted By Claudia Chapman
I wasn't replying to you personally. I intended...

I wasn't replying to you personally. I intended to reply to the whole thread but the reply posted underneath your post. Not sure why. Other posters described measles as a "joke" disease and "small...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-02-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 647
Views: 12,269
Posted By Claudia Chapman
I'm not sure If you intend the comment about fear...

I'm not sure If you intend the comment about fear to apply to me. I personally don't live in fear of measles. Neither do I live in denial that it can be serious.
I understand the desire to be free...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-02-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 647
Views: 12,269
Posted By Claudia Chapman
I'm not sure that claiming measles was regarded...

I'm not sure that claiming measles was regarded as a joke in the 50s and 60s based on a single episode of the Bray Bunch is an effective argument. (Hogan's Heroes, which aired that same year, makes...
Forum: Vaccinations   01-31-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 647
Views: 12,269
Posted By Claudia Chapman
I'm sixty and I take issue with the idea that...

I'm sixty and I take issue with the idea that measles was ever considered a "joke". Chicken pox and rubella were considered routine "childhood" diseases, and not much to worry about, but not measles....
Forum: Vaccinations   01-31-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 647
Views: 12,269
Posted By Claudia Chapman
Have you had measles? I have. It's not really...

Have you had measles? I have. It's not really small potatoes. It's a miserable disease even without complications and your immune system may remain weakened for quite some time afterwards. There is...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-08-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By Claudia Chapman
Chiropractor and/or bigger bed

I'd suggest you visit a highly recommended chiropractor to see if there's something that can be helped with a simple adjustment. Your bed might be too small so you're cramping up.
Forum: Spirituality   11-07-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 733
Posted By Claudia Chapman
I have had very good experiences with energy...

I have had very good experiences with energy healing. I would like to add that energy healing or energy work should not automatically be assumed to be reiki.
Forum: C-section Birth   05-25-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 305
Posted By Claudia Chapman
Is it possible that it's a hernia? I've had...

Is it possible that it's a hernia? I've had three abdominal surgeries and several incisional hernias. Each time a hernia opened up there was some pain and then I felt a small lump. I can't tell from...
Forum: C-section Birth   05-25-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 596
Posted By Claudia Chapman
Thank you so much for telling me. I'm happy that...

Thank you so much for telling me. I'm happy that I helped in some small way.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-22-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,935
Posted By Claudia Chapman
That's what I was thinking. Take him to the...

That's what I was thinking. Take him to the doctor and ask about having his blood sugar levels tested, a hormonal panel, test for mono and test for tick-borne diseases. Any and all could cause...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-22-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,812
Posted By Claudia Chapman
I say this only half-kiddingly, but when you let...

I say this only half-kiddingly, but when you let your teens have sex in the house it's a lot harder to get them to leave home when the time comes.
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-21-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 883
Posted By Claudia Chapman
I understand. When we're pregnant or nursing we...

I understand. When we're pregnant or nursing we sometimes feel the need to take everyone under our protective wing. The best thing you can do for this family is to be a friend. Be an "auntie" figure...
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