Mothering Forums - Search Results

Showing results 1 to 25 of 248
Search took 0.27 seconds.
Search: Keyword(s): ; Posts Made By: VocalMinority
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-16-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 216
Posted By VocalMinority
I haven't watched your You Tube video, but my...

I haven't watched your You Tube video, but my first piece of advice to you is not to employ social media - or any form of media - in any custody case you'd like to wage (unless and until your...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-16-2015, 05:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By VocalMinority
It's possible that you saw a bad day. If you...

It's possible that you saw a bad day. If you think that's possible, pop in to observe a second time.

Depending on the kids' specific issues, there may be more crying in some special needs...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-16-2015, 04:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 234
Posted By VocalMinority
I remember my mother reading to me, but not what...

I remember my mother reading to me, but not what she read. During my first few years, before I could read on my own, we lived in Europe, where my parents did not have access to a library and had...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-15-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 840
Posted By VocalMinority
:nod

:nod
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-14-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 197
Posted By VocalMinority
If you are US citizens, the Americans with...

If you are US citizens, the Americans with Disabilities Act may be able to help you get services for your child. Ask about this at his school.

Usually, the parents are responsible for the cost...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-14-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 840
Posted By VocalMinority
These are good points to keep in mind. I...

These are good points to keep in mind.

I should clarify that, while I did use the term "lazy" in summarizing here, DH and I aren't in the habit of name-calling in our actual parenting. We talk...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-10-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 840
Posted By VocalMinority
If I were solely in charge of parenting DSS, we...

If I were solely in charge of parenting DSS, we would not be discussing driving until he was working closer to his potential in school and I felt like I could trust him to be out in the city on his...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-10-2015, 04:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 581
Posted By VocalMinority
This is not the right BF for you. Someone...

This is not the right BF for you.

Someone who would be a life-long partner to you and a positive addition to your child's family will:

>> Respect that it's your place to handle child support,...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-09-2015, 04:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 840
Posted By VocalMinority
Further update

This does seem to be turning into a learning experience for DSS (however crummy) and DH's handling it well.

DSS discovered there's only $100 in his account. According to him, the subsequent call...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-08-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 971
Posted By VocalMinority
~~~

~~~
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-07-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 840
Posted By VocalMinority
Update

DH and I agreed not to front DSS the money, but DH did email his ex, basically saying, "If you have a conflict with me, let's discuss it. I always respond to your emails. But I don't understand...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-04-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 840
Posted By VocalMinority
Thank you, Linda! You distilled the issue down...

Thank you, Linda! You distilled the issue down to simple, clear parenting. Obviously, DH and I can both get pretty distracted by the emotional issues surrounding DSS's mom and our family structure....
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-03-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 840
Posted By VocalMinority
Cave to NCP's undermining?

Once again, we have overlapping conflicts with my 15-y-o DSS's out-of-state mom:

1) Months ago, she demanded that DH (who has sole custody) get a passport for DSS, so she can take him to Mexico...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-03-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 971
Posted By VocalMinority
I would say no, because of the non-Hague issue. ...

I would say no, because of the non-Hague issue. That it's a niece's wedding (as opposed to your ex's own wedding, or his twin sister's...) should make it easier. Your kids' absence won't ruin the...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-02-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By VocalMinority
While annoying, this doesn't sound too bad. Your...

While annoying, this doesn't sound too bad. Your MiL is willing to embrace/include your kids (inviting your daughter for the sleep-over). That's good! But she seems to have a more rigid view of...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-25-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By VocalMinority
Spring Break loveliness

Sigh! How quickly I can turn into a nasty, catty woman (inside my mind), when thinking about my step-son's mom.

He's with her for Spring Break and scheduled to fly home Saturday, which is within...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-19-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 267
Posted By VocalMinority
It's good that you seem able to identify and...

It's good that you seem able to identify and articulate what the problems are and to recognize that a relationship (or situation) can fail to meet your or your kids' needs, without the other person...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-18-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 267
Posted By VocalMinority
Your situation sounds fairly exhausting. What...

Your situation sounds fairly exhausting. What specifically stands in the way of you enrolling your DP's youngest in parent's day out while your youngest is with her dad? That sounds like a good...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-17-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 444
Posted By VocalMinority
Custody/child support orders that reference...

Custody/child support orders that reference parental cooperation only work for exes who are equally inclined to cooperate. It is so frustrating, when courts don't understand this. My husband and...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-13-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 700
Posted By VocalMinority
A word on table manners with Autistic kids... ...

A word on table manners with Autistic kids...

My twins are Autistic and so are most of their friends. I am highly in favor of good table manners, to the point that when someone is chewing...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-05-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 876
Posted By VocalMinority
Make him take you to court, to get it. From...

Make him take you to court, to get it.

From what you describe, you're not violating any court orders by ignoring his request. Maybe he's entitled to have the SSN. If so, make him force you to...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-03-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By VocalMinority
Are these spontaneous weekdays replacing, or...

Are these spontaneous weekdays replacing, or augmenting, your BF's weekends with his daughter?

If he's getting weekends AND weeknights, I agree with the PP that he shouldn't stop. But in the...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   02-28-2015, 10:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 651
Posted By VocalMinority
"Accountability" for your time?

I'm a SAHM to 4 boys: 2 teens (twins) with Autism, learning disabilities and visual impairment; a 3rd teen who's especially challenging because I'm "only" his step-mom, he has emotional hang-ups...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-28-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 768
Posted By VocalMinority
We can all tell you what our custody/visitation...

We can all tell you what our custody/visitation arrangements are and what we consider reasonable, but ultimately it depends on the standards of practice in family law, where you live. You can check...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   02-24-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 415
Posted By VocalMinority
In the US, non-felon adults have the right to...

In the US, non-felon adults have the right to move wherever they want. So, many courts see revoking child custody if a CP moves as an illegal punishment for exercising a legal right. Many times, the...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 248

 
Forum Jump: