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Forum: The Childhood Years   04-22-2011, 02:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 363
Posted By betterparent
Old Turtle

Old Turtle
Forum: Single Parenting   09-20-2010, 09:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,179
Posted By betterparent
some places you cant get child support if your...

some places you cant get child support if your ex is getting SSDI and not working....it gets them out of paying.
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-20-2010, 10:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 875
Posted By betterparent
Be prepared to not see those kids for a while...

Be prepared to not see those kids for a while after you drop them off on Friday. Just saying, I have read a lot of stories on here...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-20-2010, 10:06 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,096
Posted By betterparent
wow...is this a lawyer you were paying? she...

wow...is this a lawyer you were paying? she needs to get this straightened out NOW.
Forum: Single Parenting   07-12-2010, 08:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,057
Posted By betterparent
I would educate yourself on both sides, not just...

I would educate yourself on both sides, not just one. Figure out what reasons he would present for it and learn them so you can effectively argue.
Forum: Single Parenting   07-07-2010, 09:03 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,795
Posted By betterparent
I am just offering a different side, please do...

I am just offering a different side, please do not take the following the wrong way:

It can be more difficult for a father to attach to a child and create that bond, especially if he was not...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-02-2010, 09:31 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,554
Posted By betterparent
I agree with teaching them to use sunscreen and...

I agree with teaching them to use sunscreen and sending it along.

It is also a very passive aggressive message to the other parent though!

I am jealous of the judge that listens to this stuff....
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-01-2010, 09:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,108
Posted By betterparent
I like how you told your DSD that you would talk...

I like how you told your DSD that you would talk to her about it and answer questions, that way she does not feel as though she has to hide it. Maybe say it is for bigger kids and your DD is just...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-26-2010, 03:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,626
Posted By betterparent
You won't lose custody because you are poor....

You won't lose custody because you are poor. Just show you can provide shelter and food. If he is abusive there is probably a woman's shelter that can help you. Call lawyers until one agrees to work...
Forum: Grief and Loss   05-12-2010, 05:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,983
Posted By betterparent
I remember your posts about her....so very...

I remember your posts about her....so very sorry. I hope you get to see her soon. Where ever she is, she loves and misses you too.
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-12-2010, 05:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 771
Posted By betterparent
I second payless!

I second payless!
Forum: Single Parenting   05-01-2010, 04:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,603
Posted By betterparent
I have found courts will see daily as excessive,...

I have found courts will see daily as excessive, they tend to go with 2 times per week.
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-01-2010, 04:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,466
Posted By betterparent
You can always ask him how he feels, telling him...

You can always ask him how he feels, telling him you love him no matter what. If he says he wants to show you affection but is afraid, make up a secret sign (like pulling the ear ala carol burnett)...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-20-2010, 09:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,109
Posted By betterparent
I love playing with...

I love playing with themhttp://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Single Parenting   04-01-2010, 07:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,183
Posted By betterparent
You can get in huge trouble for recording things...

You can get in huge trouble for recording things without him knowing and it won't be admissable anywhere, I would stay away from that!

Here is to hoping he does not show!
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-31-2010, 06:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,153
Posted By betterparent
I wish I could be like you!

I wish I could be like you!
Forum: Single Parenting   03-13-2010, 11:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,392
Posted By betterparent
Being a student can get him out of future child...

Being a student can get him out of future child support and lower the amount he has to pay in arrears to pay what he already owes. Sucks, but true!

For contempt he will probably bring in his...
Forum: Learning at School   02-11-2010, 06:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,320
Posted By betterparent
I did not read every response....but.... I...

I did not read every response....but....

I would not go to cursive until he can write "regular."

Get him used to writing. Have him pick out a special journal, or decorate a plain book, and...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-27-2010, 08:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,238
Posted By betterparent
the parent who is being supervised pays

the parent who is being supervised pays
Forum: Single Parenting   01-13-2010, 10:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,282
Posted By betterparent
you are doing what you think is best for your...

you are doing what you think is best for your daughter and that is all you need to know.
Forum: Single Parenting   12-25-2009, 05:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 968
Posted By betterparent
you also mentioned he doe snot have custody. If...

you also mentioned he doe snot have custody. If he were to "give you time" with your stepdaughter, it might not be able to be put in the divorce agreement. you might want to check on that before...
Forum: Parenting   12-22-2009, 09:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 832
Posted By betterparent
make a volcano out of clay or playdoh, put a...

make a volcano out of clay or playdoh, put a small container in the bottom with some baking soda. put some red food coloring in some vinegar and poor it in! boom, volcano.

rub your fingers on...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-22-2009, 09:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 962
Posted By betterparent
congrats on this step!

congrats on this step!
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-10-2009, 08:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,414
Posted By betterparent
it sounds like you did the right thing, without...

it sounds like you did the right thing, without forcing anything or making his mom seem wrong! he wont resent you for anything, but the pp is right and he will begin to resent the person telling him...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   12-05-2009, 08:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,568
Posted By betterparent
other people read/touch books in a book store...

other people read/touch books in a book store too!
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