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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-31-2014, 07:12 PM
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Posted By calendulamama
Hi everyone! We are an Enki family in Canada-...

Hi everyone! We are an Enki family in Canada- we're currently doing grade2 with my 7.5 year old and kindy with my 5 year old (and the baby is just along for the ride!) and we've been with Enki all...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-21-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 505
Posted By calendulamama
Thank you all so much for the terrific...

Thank you all so much for the terrific responses. . Fillyjonk- thank you for the thoughts about sibling relationships, it is so helpful to hear what goes on in other mama's houses! It is very...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-17-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 505
Posted By calendulamama
Mark- I'd imagine if you are in the forum you...

Mark- I'd imagine if you are in the forum you are familiar with the work of Kohn and Neufeld.  I am interested in working with my child, in preserving his attachment to us, in helping to guide him...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-16-2013, 09:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 505
Posted By calendulamama
Thanks for the great responses. Yes, my son is 7...

Thanks for the great responses. Yes, my son is 7 and he is homeschooled so he spends a lot of time with his little brother. They play together so well most of the time, but things can get bad fast...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-09-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 505
Posted By calendulamama
I guess this is too much to ask! lol.  

I guess this is too much to ask! lol.
 
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-06-2013, 11:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 505
Posted By calendulamama
I've been following the thread on punishments...

I've been following the thread on punishments with much interest, as we are making some big parenting changes right now and don't want punishments to be part of our family's deal anymore. I've been...
Forum: Traditional Foods   05-23-2011, 02:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 446
Posted By calendulamama
Thanks everyone- hollybearsmom- I agree- butter...

Thanks everyone- hollybearsmom- I agree- butter popsicles gross me out too! But the babes love 'em! Jennypaige, thanks- that is helpful. I did wonder if there was a change in the butter to inspire...
Forum: Traditional Foods   05-22-2011, 01:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 446
Posted By calendulamama
Hello Everyone- I have a couple questions about...

Hello Everyone- I have a couple questions about butter. The first one is how much do your kids eat? And do you ket them eat as much as they like? We get good pastured organic stuff and my kids (5...
Forum: Traditional Foods   06-25-2010, 12:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 469
Posted By calendulamama
Thanks Magelet. It is reassuring to hear that...

Thanks Magelet. It is reassuring to hear that some people have seen changes in their kids jaw structure. I will have to look into the foods you mentioned- we live in a small community in northern...
Forum: Traditional Foods   06-24-2010, 06:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 469
Posted By calendulamama
I am new to TF and reading everything I can get...

I am new to TF and reading everything I can get my hands on. I found Weston Price's writings (haven't read it all yet) on dental issues in traditional cultures particularly interesting.
So when I...
Forum: Book Clubs   03-04-2009, 01:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,103
Posted By calendulamama
Hi- I'd love to join in if I could. I picked up...

Hi- I'd love to join in if I could. I picked up the book a few days ago and came looking at MDC to see if anyone had ever discussed it, and here y'all are!
I am really enjoying some aspects of this...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-11-2009, 02:22 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,211
Posted By calendulamama
My Ds's current favorites are "The Tomten," "A...

My Ds's current favorites are "The Tomten," "A Lot of Otters" (beautiful illustrations,) "Ollie's Ski trip," "The Bear Snores On," "Stone Soup", "Owl Babies", "I am a Bunny" and so many more! Sorry...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-11-2009, 02:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 366
Posted By calendulamama
We go for walks (except when it is minus 30!) he...

We go for walks (except when it is minus 30!) he would appily play outside all day if me and the baby were willing! He helps me in the kitchen (chopping soft veggies/fruits with a butter knife,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-11-2009, 01:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 605
Posted By calendulamama
I have a pretty good eater too, so I may not...

I have a pretty good eater too, so I may not give the best advice, but my favorite ways to get my ds to eat veggies when he is resistant is in pureed soups, pasta sauces and smoothies. He loves...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-10-2009, 09:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,530
Posted By calendulamama
Oh, can I ever relate! My Ds love the work "No"...

Oh, can I ever relate! My Ds love the work "No" right now! One thing that has been working (sometimes!) is to remind him of what comes next. So when he doesn't want to get dressed I might say "Oh,...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-10-2009, 09:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,235
Posted By calendulamama
Quote: Originally Posted by Danielle13...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Danielle13 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12956663)
But I do remember being sent to my room...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-10-2009, 02:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,235
Posted By calendulamama
I am feeling really heartened by all the...

I am feeling really heartened by all the comments. And reminded that, like prothiria said- there likely isn't just one trump card to pull out. I mourn that a little- how nice it would be to have...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-09-2009, 07:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,235
Posted By calendulamama
Thanks for all the replies. I like the idea of...

Thanks for all the replies. I like the idea of reminding my ds that he can have time with me if he doesn't wake the baby. and for most incidents i think i'm pretty good at finding these sorts of...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-09-2009, 07:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,235
Posted By calendulamama
I am feeling at a loss with how to deal with my...

I am feeling at a loss with how to deal with my strong willed two-and-a-half-year old, while staying true to my belief in gentle, non-punitive discipline. I was raised in a family that would have...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-26-2008, 08:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 688
Posted By calendulamama
I'm also really enjoying this thread. ...

I'm also really enjoying this thread.
beepsandclicks- have you heard of Enki Education? It has elements of both montessori and waldorf (though I'd say the waldorf influence is stronger) and has a...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-21-2008, 07:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 376
Posted By calendulamama
Oh- how I can relate! Only DS changes who he...

Oh- how I can relate! Only DS changes who he doesn't want around depending on the situation. For DS it is very much an attachment issue- he starts pushing away the parent he is feeling distanced...
Forum: October 2008   10-04-2008, 07:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 352
Posted By calendulamama
Organic fruit yogurt totally got me through my...

Organic fruit yogurt totally got me through my last labour. It was the perfect mix of sugar, protein and fat to keep me going. Juice too- but the yogurt especially. My fridge is well stocked for...
Forum: October 2008   10-04-2008, 07:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 486
Posted By calendulamama
My midwife uses a induction method that she...

My midwife uses a induction method that she swears is gentler and more effective than straight castor oil without all of the side effects. There is some castor oil in it, but it is mixed with almond...
Forum: October 2008   09-28-2008, 10:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 435
Posted By calendulamama
I like the month october too! But my main reason...

I like the month october too! But my main reason for wanting to wait is that I can have a homebirth if the baby is born after friday when the midwives can travel the 4 hours to attend me. So I have...
Forum: October 2008   09-18-2008, 02:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 306
Posted By calendulamama
We just tested ours out and we syphoned the...

We just tested ours out and we syphoned the water out the window after. It took a few tries, but we got it to work with a shorter hose and by keeping water in the hose (kinking it at the tub end...
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