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Forum: The Childhood Years   03-20-2015, 08:58 AM
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Posted By fullofhope08
our 4 year old son started preschool this year -...

our 4 year old son started preschool this year - 8-2:00. He started going 2 days a week and we upped it to 3 days a week after the holidays. After spending his first 4 years of life with us or...
Forum: Multicultural Families   01-16-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By fullofhope08
thanks all. It's interesting to hear the...

thanks all. It's interesting to hear the different opinions. I feel strongly that we need to stick to the OPOL approach we've had as French will always lose out unless we make it a priority. There...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-07-2014, 09:05 AM
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Views: 414
Posted By fullofhope08
thanks for all of your responses! I've got Laura...

thanks for all of your responses! I've got Laura Markham's book on order and I will use some of your suggestions. I think it will all help!
Forum: Multicultural Families   11-03-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By fullofhope08
OPOL home, one parent feels left out

just curious about other's experience. I speak french to our children, dh speaks english. I understand both languages but he just has a limited understanding of french. as our boys grow a bit older,...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-03-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 414
Posted By fullofhope08
oh, and to add (sorry this is so long) - when the...

oh, and to add (sorry this is so long) - when the hitting/spitting starts, I tend to bring him to a chair in our kitchen, sit down with him and explain he's not going to hit/spit. I stay with him and...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-03-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 414
Posted By fullofhope08
gentle discipline for a 4 year old

I think I just need a sounding board, making sure I'm on the right path here. and I'm totally open to suggestions! We have a 4 1/2 year old and a 1 1/2 year old, both boys. Our oldest tends to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-09-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 805
Posted By fullofhope08
hello mama, I found this article really...

hello mama,
I found this article really helpful: http://drjaygordon.com/attachment/sleeppattern.html
We used this method with my oldest when he was 18 months old...worked really well. For me, I was...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-31-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 405
Posted By fullofhope08
15 month old biting other kids

Hi all,
My 15 month old has been biting for a while now, but I was his usual target. I would remind him not to do this and explain he was hurting me. I've been blaming it on teething as it seems at...
Forum: Elimination Communication   08-26-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 691
Posted By fullofhope08
that is great! it's rewarding as a parent isn't...

that is great! it's rewarding as a parent isn't it, to see our kids absorb it all and perceive EC as just the norm.
My 4 year old innocently asked where I was planning on sitting our 15 month old to...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-21-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 993
Posted By fullofhope08
our four year old went through a phase of this...

our four year old went through a phase of this when he was three as well. It was beyond frustrating. There were days I wondered if it would ever stop and if our approach was at all effective as he...
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-21-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 931
Posted By fullofhope08
Random question, but wondering when you don't...

Random question, but wondering when you don't necessarily need to wear a nursing bra at night. I know it's more important at first, but any reason it would be needed or not needed after a given...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-19-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 497
Posted By fullofhope08
My child is the same age so I'm not sure how...

My child is the same age so I'm not sure how much help I can be. But I think some natural consequences are possible. I do expect our ds to wipe up water if he spills it. He loves to have water...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-19-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 417
Posted By fullofhope08
Hi all, I keep wondering how much to worry...

Hi all,
I keep wondering how much to worry about my 8 month olds nap routine. He naps 2-3 times a day and for the most part, only for 45 minutes at a time. He's a happy boy and I had him falling...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-19-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,463
Posted By fullofhope08
Interesting thread. The things we worry about as...

Interesting thread. The things we worry about as mothers. Lol it's all helpful info. I remember another mother mentioning once that penis size varies a lot in their first years but levels out in...
Forum: Elimination Communication   12-30-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 267
Posted By fullofhope08
Hi all, I did occasional ECing with my first...

Hi all, I did occasional ECing with my first from four months on and found it was great. He quickly started pooping exclusively in his potty and we'd catch a pee most days. By occasional I mean...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-01-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 196
Posted By fullofhope08
His delivery was extremely gentle, no...

His delivery was extremely gentle, no antibiotics. He was given one dose of antibiotics at a week old, which he threw up soon after receiving it. That was for cold #1 and a slight fever. The...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-01-2013, 06:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 196
Posted By fullofhope08
Hi all, my six month old has just started with...

Hi all, my six month old has just started with his fifth cold. He seems to manage them relatively well when he does get them, but I'm concerned that he's sick so often. I breastfeed and he's home...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-12-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,235
Posted By fullofhope08
Hey, I'm all for reviving this thread! My babe...

Hey, I'm all for reviving this thread! My babe was born two days after my oldest turned three. So I'm home for the year with the two of them and wonder why no one warned me this was the wrong age to...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-12-2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By fullofhope08
Hate to say it, but it is very reasonable to be...

Hate to say it, but it is very reasonable to be worried about this. My lo got a cold at a week old as it was going through the house. Three year old got it first, then baby and I. It is stressful,...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-11-2013, 07:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,727
Posted By fullofhope08
Oops, my previous post shows up as one long...

Oops, my previous post shows up as one long quote. Just the first bit is quoted from another post. Rest is my rant http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-11-2013, 07:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,727
Posted By fullofhope08
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by mamazee http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Infertility   08-08-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,333
Posted By fullofhope08
Hi Joy, I did end up weaning before our FET. It...

Hi Joy, I did end up weaning before our FET. It was tough as I would have preferred to keep nursing. My des weaned at 20 months. He would have kept going too, but he accepted my nudges to wean quite...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-29-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 222
Posted By fullofhope08
We are in the same boat with my 3 yo adjusting...

We are in the same boat with my 3 yo adjusting to his 6 week old brother. He was great at first but I'm seeing signs of pinching or hitting.its mostly when he's tired or feeling like I'm not giving...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-22-2013, 09:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 635
Posted By fullofhope08
Oh, you don't know how glad I am that I found...

Oh, you don't know how glad I am that I found this thread! You are describing my 3yo ds - the defiance, the pinging from thing to thing, the hitting and spitting. We recently had a second child and...
Forum: Homebirth   04-12-2013, 05:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 792
Posted By fullofhope08
Voondrop - I love your story! that would be...

Voondrop - I love your story! that would be perplexing to the babysat child. But it's great that teh kids have such an understanding of birth as a natural event. lunchforthesky - glad all went well...
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