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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-10-2012, 01:10 PM
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Forum: The Childhood Years   02-08-2012, 12:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 321
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Unless you need as much sleep as your DS, there...

Unless you need as much sleep as your DS, there should be some time for adult time after he goes to bed, right? Just count back from 5am for what you need. I spent about 6 months with a 5am riser...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-01-2012, 05:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,810
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Glad it's getting better! I was going to suggest...

Glad it's getting better! I was going to suggest that we have found multiple short sleeve shirts a good compromise to the not wanting to wear sleeves. I have a 4.5yo DD who at one point bagged up...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-15-2011, 10:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 647
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Our local library does a 30 minute storytime for...

Our local library does a 30 minute storytime for ages 3-5 without a parent, which is a nice socialization outlet for the child and a good (if short) break for the parent.  Also, I suppose classes...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-19-2011, 11:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 643
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Forum: Unschooling   04-13-2011, 09:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,338
Posted By srs
If I lived closer I would totally be in your...

If I lived closer I would totally be in your tribe! I agree with the poster who said that this is a tough age for finding buddies - too young for homeschool groups, but too old for toddlers, and...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-05-2011, 12:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,645
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I'm not familiar with the books, but I have a...

I'm not familiar with the books, but I have a bachelor's degree in economics, and I just wanted to add that the standard, basic economics curriculum taught in the US, which goes back to Adam Smith...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-22-2011, 06:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 586
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We just tell my almost 4 year old that "some...

We just tell my almost 4 year old that "some kids do school at a place, and some kids do school at home." We're not actually the school-at-home type, much more unschooly than that, but she doesn't...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-15-2011, 11:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 164
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It doesn't sound too bad to me, but there is a...

It doesn't sound too bad to me, but there is a big range of normal. Did the dr. say why she thinks that sleep is the problem?
 
We've gone the melatonin route with our 3 year old, for many of the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-02-2011, 10:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 331
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My almost 4 year old DD and I talked about it...

My almost 4 year old DD and I talked about it quite a bit, and she understands not to come in when it's his naptime. Usually if she gets started on some project she's okay by herself, but I'm sure...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-17-2011, 05:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,491
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Forum: The Childhood Years   01-31-2011, 03:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 546
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Forum: The Childhood Years   01-28-2011, 01:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 489
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I opted to keep my three year old home after her...

I opted to keep my three year old home after her brother was born, and she hasn't seemed to be bored, and I've found that this age is actually nicer to have them home as opposed to the toddler years...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-28-2011, 10:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 546
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My almost 4 year old DD just started falling...

My almost 4 year old DD just started falling asleep by herself (asking us to leave the room, even) within the past month. We did take her to the doctor last summer because she had such a hard time...
Forum: Diapering   12-07-2010, 10:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 674
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New (to me) washing machine has a soak and...

New (to me) washing machine has a soak and prewash option. I have been doing a cold wash first, no detergent, followed by a hot wash with detergent, but if I skip the cold wash and  just do the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-03-2010, 10:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 327
Posted By srs
We have that too. I found reading the book...

We have that too. I found reading the book "Sleepless in America" to be very helpful in understanding how to make things easier for kids to get enough sleep.

Something that has helped for us is...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-26-2010, 10:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 522
Posted By srs
Keep it. My DH is a pianist, and I'm an oboist,...

Keep it. My DH is a pianist, and I'm an oboist, and our grand piano got not enough use until DD turned three. Now we have established that both parents get practice time on the weekend, and DD is...
Forum: Elimination Communication   07-07-2010, 01:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 581
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It took us 6-7 weeks to get in the groove with...

It took us 6-7 weeks to get in the groove with DS when he was a newborn, but yeah, I remember that feeling. Hope it passes soon!
Forum: Elimination Communication   06-28-2010, 03:39 PM
Replies: 10
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Hey, I have a three year old...

Hey, I have a three year old still-not-quite-there-grad as well, so I get the "wow, my kid feels old for this" feeling very well. I agree, if the poop in undies clean up is grossing you out, put her...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-28-2010, 06:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 339
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Thanks, both replies are extremely helpful....

Thanks, both replies are extremely helpful. Thinking about it later, I realized that she's had some stressors in particular this week (a visit to a preschool she was clearly not ready for, a potty...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-27-2010, 05:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 339
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Recently DD has developed some coping methods...

Recently DD has developed some coping methods that I think are anxiety related: she's sucking/chewing on her fingers a lot, and then flapping her arms when she gets upset. Is this one of those...
Forum: Elimination Communication   05-21-2010, 04:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 944
Posted By srs
Right now I'm really liking our EC store covers...

Right now I'm really liking our EC store covers (I think this is probably like the simply cloth?) with a newborn or infant sized prefold trifolded and laid inside. What I like about it is that I can...
Forum: Elimination Communication   05-21-2010, 11:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 943
Posted By srs
I've started doing just a cold rinse first, not...

I've started doing just a cold rinse first, not a full cycle. Seems to work fine. We have mostly prefolds, a few AIO, all cotton and PUL, no microfiber.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-20-2010, 03:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 501
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Glad to know that I'm not the only one leaving...

Glad to know that I'm not the only one leaving the room. It does help that my DD has never wanted me near or to touch her at all when she's tantruming, but I still feel a bit guilty just leaving....
Forum: Elimination Communication   05-19-2010, 06:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,125
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My DS fit 2T Gerber trainers well enough for me...

My DS fit 2T Gerber trainers well enough for me at 3 months. If I need waterproof, I put a regular diaper cover over it. I prefer them to fitteds because the baby can move easier, since there's a...
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