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Forum: The Childhood Years   Today, 04:47 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By rightkindofme
I don't have a lot of advice for you, but if I...

I don't have a lot of advice for you, but if I were the existing 8 year old, I would feel no more important than furniture and that is really rough. I don't think that taking her feelings into...
Forum: Mental Health   Today, 04:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 132
Posted By rightkindofme
My PMDD causes intense suicidal ideation and self...

My PMDD causes intense suicidal ideation and self harm. It really isn't a joke to deal with. I'm trying birth control pills in the hope that it is mostly caused by estrogen depletion.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   Yesterday, 08:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 138
Posted By rightkindofme
Hiya ladies. I've been missing MDC. So I'll post....

Hiya ladies. I've been missing MDC. So I'll post. Today was a busy day.

-Watched two episodes of The West Wing. :thumb My favorite obsessive re-watch of this decade.
-Cleaned up the whole house...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   Yesterday, 07:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 733
Posted By rightkindofme
I read your post and I send you love and support....

I read your post and I send you love and support. I do not believe that every person in Israel is of one mind. I'm sorry for all that you suffer.

I have never been in a war zone, but I have PTSD...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   Yesterday, 07:44 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,319
Posted By rightkindofme
Kels--you are in a complicated situation and I...

Kels--you are in a complicated situation and I have no words of advice for you. I will keep you in my thoughts and hope you find a medication that works soon. It sounds really hard. I'm glad your son...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   Yesterday, 07:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 83
Posted By rightkindofme
The first thing that pops into mind is that I...

The first thing that pops into mind is that I feel very Zen when at the center of a hoard of screaming, chaotic children. As long as they are happy screams that is the most secure I feel. Those are...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   Yesterday, 07:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 235
Posted By rightkindofme
I've been absent for a while but I feel like...

I've been absent for a while but I feel like there was yet another site redesign after I went AWOL. This seems slightly less clunky than I remember right before I quit. I like the phone interface.
...
Forum: Unschooling   Yesterday, 07:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,133
Posted By rightkindofme
I already own approximately 80% of the childrens...

I already own approximately 80% of the childrens books ever published on dealing with a parent who has mental illness. :) My kids really understand that my emotions swing all over the place and I'm...
Forum: Unschooling   Yesterday, 07:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,133
Posted By rightkindofme
I differentiate firmly between Radical...

I differentiate firmly between Radical Unschooling and unschooling. I think RU is great for the parents who can handle it. I think that families that function that way are often works of art. *I*...
Forum: Mental Health   Yesterday, 05:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 376
Posted By rightkindofme
I have GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder), PTSD...

I have GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder), PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder), and I've been diagnosed with PMDD (Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder) and PPD (Postpartum Depression).

So.

Have I...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   Yesterday, 05:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 140
Posted By rightkindofme
I'm not in a blended situation, but I used to...

I'm not in a blended situation, but I used to teach high school and I worked with a lot of kids going through such transitions. The better boundaries a parent has the better the kids do. "I am...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   Yesterday, 04:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 366
Posted By rightkindofme
I hear you. Staying at home can feel like wasted...

I hear you. Staying at home can feel like wasted time. But I feel like that is at least partially about the overall societal belief that children don't "deserve" good care and that is weird to me....
Forum: Unschooling   Yesterday, 04:25 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,133
Posted By rightkindofme
Totally! I am someone who stops doing things when...

Totally! I am someone who stops doing things when someone else says they like it. This has actually caused problems with my husband. Whoops. He says, "Oh I love it when you wear _____" and I'll never...
Forum: Unschooling   08-31-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,177
Posted By rightkindofme
She charges $10/ hour.

She charges $10/ hour.
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-31-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 476
Posted By rightkindofme
I have a 4 year old and a 6 year old. My screen...

I have a 4 year old and a 6 year old. My screen time policy is... not perfectly consistent. Officially I don't "limit" screen time. But in order to go get the screen you have to have all your toys...
Forum: Unschooling   08-31-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,177
Posted By rightkindofme
Hello everyone, it is lovely to read about how...

Hello everyone, it is lovely to read about how things are going for you. :) I miss MDC so I may show up a bit more often again.

This year we get to file the private school affidavit for the first...
Forum: Unschooling   08-31-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,133
Posted By rightkindofme
I used to be a public school teacher. When I had...

I used to be a public school teacher. When I had to hire substitutes they were always gobsmacked that they could sit in the corner and my students would go through all the motions of a regular class...
Forum: Unschooling   08-30-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,133
Posted By rightkindofme
My kids are younger, only 4 and 6. I keep a...

My kids are younger, only 4 and 6. I keep a pretty tidy house. By that I mean: I can make it look "party clean" with under three hours of cleaning. We host a lot of events because I kind of have...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-30-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 958
Posted By rightkindofme
This is super cool! Well done. :) We have...

This is super cool! Well done. :)

We have one of the low Ikea loft beds and a queen sized mattress on the floor next to it. Much jumping ensues. For a while I had a swing in my garage but then I...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-07-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 846
Posted By rightkindofme
Well of course there is variation... but we've...

Well of course there is variation... but we've got animals and Lego's and dirt and sticks and swords and video games and books and dolls and kitchens and dress up and cooking. She moves up and down....
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-07-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 335
Posted By rightkindofme
No accommodations needed anywhere on the trip. :)...

No accommodations needed anywhere on the trip. :) We are going to be traveling for a bit over five months. I think routine will be very important and part of that will be consistent sleeping...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-07-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 846
Posted By rightkindofme
She plays like a boy.

She plays like a boy.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-06-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 804
Posted By rightkindofme
Lately I've been having struggles with a mom in...

Lately I've been having struggles with a mom in my group. I am a complainer. I know it. I'm a big whiner. This is a character flaw. But I'm up to whining and complaining from having rage issues and...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-06-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 335
Posted By rightkindofme
I tried to get together with a nice MDC mama in...

I tried to get together with a nice MDC mama in Europe when I was in Scotland and it didn't work out. I was seriously bummed.

I'm still best friends with a lady I met through here. <3 We talk all...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-06-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 335
Posted By rightkindofme
Thanks! I'm not sure I'm going to become a...

Thanks! I'm not sure I'm going to become a regular again (my wrists rebel regularly) but I miss the community. I may try to drop by to give my clue by four of advice once in a while. ;)
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