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Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-22-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By intentionalmama
Congratulations to you and your boys on their...

Congratulations to you and your boys on their graduation. I am sure it has been an amazing journey. Your love is palpable through your acceptance and way of being with your boy.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-27-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,467
Posted By intentionalmama
One great series either reading or listening to...

One great series either reading or listening to on audio tape are the How to train your dragon books. Very different from movie, but lots of fun to listen to. We would take these out and listen to...
Forum: Parenting   03-17-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,751
Posted By intentionalmama
My son is 11. We have him in a Triathalon...

My son is 11. We have him in a Triathalon group. It is a real cool programme, in that the instructors are not (at least at this stage) stressing competition, but more about doing your best and...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-05-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 333
Posted By intentionalmama
You see, I may be wrong, but I am not sure he...

You see, I may be wrong, but I am not sure he would learn the lesson. I don't know how to put this without it sounding weird but it feels like the want is so great that it is like a high. So I...
Forum: Parenting   01-05-2015, 12:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 280
Posted By intentionalmama
No, you are not a monster. It sounds like you...

No, you are not a monster. It sounds like you were angry, frustrated, upset and out of control. I can though, easily imagine that if an adult or a friend of mine hit my child, the mama bear would...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-05-2015, 12:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 333
Posted By intentionalmama
Well first a quick update, it has been decided...

Well first a quick update, it has been decided that $200.00 would go in the bank.He still has the $100.00 to deposit. So technically he has the 190 less the money he spent on nerf guns to spend. ...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-05-2015, 12:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 333
Posted By intentionalmama
This is an area I have also struggled over. It...

This is an area I have also struggled over. It was a big decision whether or not to give him an allowance and tie it t chores. We decided against it as I wanted him to see himself as a member of the...
Forum: Parenting   01-04-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 280
Posted By intentionalmama
I don't think it was ok for you to spank the 5...

I don't think it was ok for you to spank the 5 year old, but I do understand that mama bear anger and wanting to protect your child. I think you need to listen to your instincts more. From your own...
Forum: Parenting   12-29-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 117
Posted By intentionalmama
I am sorry that you are going through this. It...

I am sorry that you are going through this. It does sound like it is important for you to be able to rest and take care of yourself during your treatment. I do understand that being away from your...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-28-2014, 01:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 333
Posted By intentionalmama
First of all thank you for all very much for your...

First of all thank you for all very much for your responses. You all seem so much calmer than me around this kind of stuff. I actually wrote my post as my husband took him out to the toy store he...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-27-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 333
Posted By intentionalmama
Christmas Money

My son who is 11 years old got quite a bit of money for Christmas from relatives and close friends. His uncle gave him $250.00, a neighbour gave him $ 40.00, his grandfather gave him a present and...
Forum: Parenting   10-21-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,429
Posted By intentionalmama
Contactmaya, I agree with you.

Contactmaya, I agree with you.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-16-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 839
Posted By intentionalmama
I would not.

I would not.
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-15-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,096
Posted By intentionalmama
It sounds like the mom was trying to say that she...

It sounds like the mom was trying to say that she did not want to tell her daughter that the spider was not that big; that she was aware of her daughters memory and willing to let her have it. She...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-26-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,153
Posted By intentionalmama
I guess the thing that kind of stands out for me...

I guess the thing that kind of stands out for me - is that he is sleeping and you are the one awake. It doesn't seem to bother him as much as it does you. You have said it is not the first time,...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-03-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 573
Posted By intentionalmama
"Why are you still living there?  Your son...

"Why are you still living there?  Your son deserves to feel, and BE, safe in his own home. "
 
I think I have to agree with the above.  This does not seem to be a good situation for your son at...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-11-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 401
Posted By intentionalmama
I also want to recommend Gavin De Becker's book...

I also want to recommend Gavin De Becker's book Protecting the Gift.  My son is 10 now, and I am glad that I read it when he was younger.  I also felt really empowered and I think I was also able to...
Forum: Parenting   02-18-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,540
Posted By intentionalmama
Homeschooled boy 10 - try for 9pm but usually...

Homeschooled boy 10 - try for 9pm but usually 9:30.  Usually wakes up between 8 and 9 am.  
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-13-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 490
Posted By intentionalmama
This is something I had previously posted about...

This is something I had previously posted about with regards to the wimpy kid books. My son is 10.
"The book that got my son reading was one that I had not wanted  him to read and I had hidden it...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-13-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 454
Posted By intentionalmama
"My fiance's Wife, their Mother, passed away...

"My fiance's Wife, their Mother, passed away with little warning 3 1/2 years ago and their maternal grandfather a couple months before that, and they both affected the children greatly, which I'm...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-02-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 369
Posted By intentionalmama
The book that got my son reading was one that I...

The book that got my son reading was one that I had not wanted  him to read and I had hidden it away. It was the Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Someone had given him a couple of these books when he was five...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-25-2013, 12:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 515
Posted By intentionalmama
We homeschool and reading something like this -...

We homeschool and reading something like this - is hard to read.   Why do people so often want to put labels on kids.  Your child is so young and is away from home and is just expressing how she is...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-13-2013, 12:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,045
Posted By intentionalmama
There is this 7 minute exercise that you can...

There is this 7 minute exercise that you can google. It is a combination of things like jumping jacks, wall sits, crunches, steps, etc. each for only 30 seconds with 10 second rest in between.  My...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-25-2013, 11:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 641
Posted By intentionalmama
It does sound like the school is trying to help....

It does sound like the school is trying to help. I know it's crappy that the kids who are doing the bullying had to do it again by blaming him. But if it wasn't that it would have been something...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-25-2013, 12:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 641
Posted By intentionalmama
Wow, I think your daughter did the right thing....

Wow, I think your daughter did the right thing. She didn't just do nothing about it - she acted.   Hopefully it will stop.  I imagine other people must have been uncomfortable with how this  boy was...
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