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Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-30-2014, 08:08 AM
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Posted By Holland73
Oh, and the balancing act is one of the hardest...

Oh, and the balancing act is one of the hardest things for me as a parent. When the sky would start to get dark and gloomy (we live in the Bay Area, so dark, gloomy fog is inevitable), my ds would...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-30-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 41
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Posted By Holland73
Removing a child from a toxic environment,...

Removing a child from a toxic environment, especially when you are listening/noticing a child's reactions to those visits is NEVER wrong. That's advocating for your child, which is a huge component...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-27-2014, 09:24 AM
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Posted By Holland73
The key isn't to remove stressors. It's about...

The key isn't to remove stressors. It's about her learning coping strategies to deal and manage the anxiety when the stressors arise. This is what she should be learning in therapy.
...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-26-2014, 09:30 AM
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Posted By Holland73
Big hugs. My ds, who is almost 11, has dealt...

Big hugs. My ds, who is almost 11, has dealt with issues of anxiety for several years. It's not easy... for him or me. People who do not have struggles with pervasive anxiety, often look at the...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-19-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 378
Posted By Holland73
I agree. Depends on the kid and their readiness....

I agree. Depends on the kid and their readiness. I have often just printed out specific pages about topics that the kid is inquiring about.

The book is also wonderful, but also very inclusive...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-19-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 378
Posted By Holland73
Scarleteen (http://www.scarleteen.com/) is an...

Scarleteen (http://www.scarleteen.com/) is an amazing Sex Education website for teens. Depending on your beliefs and what you are wanting to educate your dd about, you might not want to your dd to...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-26-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,755
Posted By Holland73
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Lakshmi3 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-23-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 537
Posted By Holland73
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by micah_mae_ http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1396119/struggling-with-how-to-handle#post_17552910)
  
Thank...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-22-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 537
Posted By Holland73
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by micah_mae_ http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1396119/struggling-with-how-to-handle#post_17552708)
 Can I...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-22-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 537
Posted By Holland73
Quote: I would like to have a third party...

Quote: I would like to have a third party witness as well.


 
Quote: If it's leaving marks or bruises, it's abuse.


 
I work collaboratively with CPS on a daily basis... I do the mental...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-08-2013, 09:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 272
Posted By Holland73
This is a great resource that I have used...

This is a great resource that I have used frequently both in and outside of the classroom to help boys find books that might appeal to them:  http://www.guysread.com/
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-18-2013, 06:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 500
Posted By Holland73
My 10.5 year old is about 4'10" (pretty average,...

My 10.5 year old is about 4'10" (pretty average, in comparison with his classmates) and 95-100 lbs. 
 
His father is 6'7" (I'm 5'3"), so myself (and his pediatrician) believe that a growth spurt...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-13-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 417
Posted By Holland73
The best thing you can do for your daughter......

The best thing you can do for your daughter... provide her with that stable weekly schedule/lifestyle and continue being the supportive, accepting father that you are demonstrating yourself to be.  ...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-04-2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 376
Posted By Holland73
I've had 3 serious long term relationships in my...

I've had 3 serious long term relationships in my 10 years as a single parent.  With all 3 of them, we just took turns paying the entire tab, regardless of whether or not DS was with us.  It was...
Forum: Single Parenting   10-21-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 263
Posted By Holland73
My XH lives approx. 8-10,000 miles away in...

My XH lives approx. 8-10,000 miles away in another country.  Ds and I moved back to the US (from the Netherlands - XH is a Dutch national) when ds was 18 months.
 
Since returning the US, XH has...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-19-2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,025
Posted By Holland73
This is my favorite inclusive, straight-up sex...

This is my favorite inclusive, straight-up sex ed website for my teen and transitional age youth clients:
 
Scarleteen (http://www.scarleteen.com/)
 
Additionally, here is a page from the...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-06-2013, 09:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 495
Posted By Holland73
First of all, you are not failing....

First of all, you are not failing. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/hug2.gif Please do not be so hard on yourself. 
 
Parenting a transition-aged youth (TAY), particularly one with - I'm...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   03-15-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 333
Posted By Holland73
The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh ...

The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
 
Quote:The Victorian language of flowers was used to convey romantic expressions: honeysuckle for devotion, asters for patience, and red roses for...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   03-11-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 333
Posted By Holland73
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by beanma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1375748/march-2013-book-challenge#post_17291755)

Thanks for the...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   03-11-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 333
Posted By Holland73
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by beanma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1375748/march-2013-book-challenge#post_17291605)
 
We've been...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   03-11-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 333
Posted By Holland73
Flat-Out Love by Jessica Park     Quote:He...

Flat-Out Love by Jessica Park
 
 
Quote:He was tall, at least six feet, with dirty blond hair that hung over his eyes. His T-shirt read Nietzsche Is My Homeboy.

So, that was Matt.  Who Julie...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   03-11-2013, 07:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 333
Posted By Holland73
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides     ...

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
 
 
Quote:"I was born twice: first, as a baby girl, on a remarkably smogless Detroit day of January 1960; and then again, as a teenage boy, in an emergency room...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   03-02-2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 322
Posted By Holland73
Here's the March thread:   ...

Here's the March thread:
 
http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1375748/march-2013-book-challenge
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   03-02-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 333
Posted By Holland73
So, just by way of clarification (for comers...

So, just by way of clarification (for comers both new and old), guidelines for the Book Challenge Thread are as follows:

1) Post the books you read ... or not
2) Post a recommendation ... or not...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   03-02-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 322
Posted By Holland73
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by ESPMadre http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1374937/february-2013-book-challenge#post_17273192)

Awesome...
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