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Forum: Personal Growth   10-02-2010, 01:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 600
Posted By windsorheightsmom
I can't imagine something like this not...

I can't imagine something like this not bothering a person--a lot.

It must be extremely hurtful to feel shunned by your immediate family. Compounding the hurt, your son is probably not going to...
Forum: Personal Growth   09-10-2010, 10:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,083
Posted By windsorheightsmom
I would suggest reading Faber and Mazlish, "How...

I would suggest reading Faber and Mazlish, "How to Talk so Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk." Maybe also Brazelton's Touchpoints 3-6.

A lot of kids test boundaries around the age she...
Forum: Personal Growth   09-10-2010, 09:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 613
Posted By windsorheightsmom
Can you offer to let your sister come and stay...

Can you offer to let your sister come and stay with you for a while? I think she needs to know that you are concerned about her and want to be there for her.
Forum: Parents as Partners   08-21-2010, 01:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 796
Posted By windsorheightsmom
Has he been depressed for a long time, or is...

Has he been depressed for a long time, or is this something recent? Do you get the impression that this is "situational" depression (like he was bereaved, lost a job, or feels disappointed not to be...
Forum: Parents as Partners   08-17-2010, 04:17 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,271
Posted By windsorheightsmom
And I forgot to mention that I agree with the...

And I forgot to mention that I agree with the above advice to transition to having kids spend at least part of the night in a separate bed (for your own legal protection if this becomes an issue in...
Forum: Parents as Partners   08-17-2010, 04:14 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,271
Posted By windsorheightsmom
My heart goes out to you, OP. What a difficult...

My heart goes out to you, OP. What a difficult situation.

I think it's important for you to discuss the extended nursing and co-sleeping with your therapist. If the therapist reacts in a very...
Forum: Parents as Partners   08-15-2010, 09:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 339
Posted By windsorheightsmom
Is he receptive to reading books on parenting?...

Is he receptive to reading books on parenting? Sweet Dreams by Dr. Paul Fleiss or Good Nights by Dr. Jay Gordon might be helpful for him. Fleiss's book might help him understand the physiology of...
Forum: Personal Growth   07-12-2010, 08:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,516
Posted By windsorheightsmom
I disagree with Arduinna. Not all children in...

I disagree with Arduinna. Not all children in the same family will thrive at the same school. A public school might be a good fit for one sibling, while another truly needs to be in a private...
Forum: Personal Growth   07-12-2010, 08:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 47,366
Posted By windsorheightsmom
I recommend trying to find a therapist with...

I recommend trying to find a therapist with experience treating people who have been sexually abused.

I am not competent to give you any advice, but as a general rule I think it's not healthy for...
Forum: Personal Growth   07-06-2010, 08:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 794
Posted By windsorheightsmom
I wouldn't say your husband always has to go...

I wouldn't say your husband always has to go visit him by himself, but I agree with the other advice given. You don't need to answer the phone. Let him talk with them on his cell. Your visits with...
Forum: Personal Growth   07-06-2010, 07:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 436
Posted By windsorheightsmom
I apologize if this reply is inappropriate, but...

I apologize if this reply is inappropriate, but I think you said it in your title. Life is too short to get annoyed over this kind of thing. I'm not saying you don't have a right to feel annoyed,...
Forum: Personal Growth   07-04-2010, 01:33 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,849
Posted By windsorheightsmom
Lots of good advice from others already in this...

Lots of good advice from others already in this thread, especially peainthepod.

Stephenie, you are handling this situation extremely well, and I am so glad your husband is standing up to his...
Forum: Grief and Loss   07-03-2010, 01:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,574
Posted By windsorheightsmom
There is no excuse for what they did to you, but...

There is no excuse for what they did to you, but probably they were acting out of fear/insecurity rather than maliciousness. Maybe they were afraid you would change your mind, so they told you what...
Forum: Grief and Loss   07-03-2010, 01:33 AM
Replies: 6
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Views: 869
Posted By windsorheightsmom
Is your husband in denial about how serious this...

Is your husband in denial about how serious this incident was? I cannot believe that he told you it wasn't "your place" to warn the parent of a small child about a sexual abuser in the family. Maybe...
Forum: Parents as Partners   07-03-2010, 01:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 599
Posted By windsorheightsmom
I think regular rituals, whether it's something...

I think regular rituals, whether it's something weekly or two or three times a week, will help you. Just schedule it in and keep your "appointments" to do things as a family. After a while it won't...
Forum: Parents as Partners   06-22-2010, 06:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 463
Posted By windsorheightsmom
Sorry, didn't see the update. November is a good...

Sorry, didn't see the update. November is a good option. Your marriage can hang in there until then, and your hormones will have settled down following your second birth.
Forum: Parents as Partners   06-22-2010, 06:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 463
Posted By windsorheightsmom
Option 1 would be my first choice, followed by...

Option 1 would be my first choice, followed by option 4, but only if you have someone other than a 14-year-old to watch your newborn.

I would want to do the work on my marriage before the arrival...
Forum: Personal Growth   06-22-2010, 05:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 620
Posted By windsorheightsmom
Do you eat enough protein? If you always feel...

Do you eat enough protein? If you always feel tired, no matter how much sleep you are getting, you may need more protein than you are eating.
Forum: Parents as Partners   06-19-2010, 11:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,261
Posted By windsorheightsmom
I agree with what others have said. That kind of...

I agree with what others have said. That kind of comment (occasionally) wouldn't bother me, but if it bothers you it is wrong for your husband to discount and belittle your feelings.

I would add,...
Forum: Grief and Loss   06-19-2010, 11:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 779
Posted By windsorheightsmom
I have a friend with a progressive disease. Our...

I have a friend with a progressive disease. Our boys were born a month apart, and we've been having regular play dates since they were toddlers. The boys are now four and a half and are among each...
Forum: Parents as Partners   06-19-2010, 09:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 747
Posted By windsorheightsmom
Do you have a friend you can call and ask to...

Do you have a friend you can call and ask to pick up the co-sleeper for you? Then your husband can return what he bought on a different day.

Those first few weeks were so so challenging for me,...
Forum: Personal Growth   06-19-2010, 08:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,207
Posted By windsorheightsmom
Just wanted to chime in: definitely do get...

Just wanted to chime in: definitely do get another baby-sitting arrangement, but don't cut your sister totally out of your life over this. When I was in college I told someone I thought it was...
Forum: Parents as Partners   06-19-2010, 12:27 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,375
Posted By windsorheightsmom
I would not advise signing some generic...

I would not advise signing some generic separation agreement without representation by a lawyer. You are better off paying a few hundred or even a few thousand dollars for a good attorney to get you...
Forum: Parents as Partners   06-18-2010, 04:17 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,375
Posted By windsorheightsmom
Good for you for taking so many positive and...

Good for you for taking so many positive and constructive steps! I hope you qualify for Legal Aid. Unfortunately, with the recession there are huge demands on legal aid, and I know they have to turn...
Forum: Personal Growth   06-18-2010, 03:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 573
Posted By windsorheightsmom
I am not an attorney, but my father used to do a...

I am not an attorney, but my father used to do a lot of estate planning.

If your grandmother creates a living trust, that would keep her estate out of probate after she dies. Some people like to...
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