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Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-10-2003, 06:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,368
Posted By alexa07
If you see DS hit the baby or see evidence of...

If you see DS hit the baby or see evidence of it, Immediately go to him and say "You cannot hit the baby!" But also say, "I know that the baby is sometimes very irritating. Please tell me if she is...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-10-2003, 02:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,264
Posted By alexa07
I just want to make my point clear. ...

I just want to make my point clear.



You get candy when you take the yucky medicine because you HAD to do something bad.

You can't say" Well, I don't want the medicine so I will forgo the...
Forum: Parenting   07-09-2003, 02:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 877
Posted By alexa07
There is no reason NOT to do an evaluation at...

There is no reason NOT to do an evaluation at this age. Yes, everything can be normal and a kid not speak yet. BUT better safe than sorry.

Demand a hearing test. Get a new ped who is more on your...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-09-2003, 02:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 640
Posted By alexa07
Try reading Anthony Wolf's books. They all have...

Try reading Anthony Wolf's books. They all have a chapter about siblings. (Try "The Secret of Parenting")

His advice: STAY OUT OF YOUR KIDS FIGHTS.

I have combined his basic practice with that...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-09-2003, 02:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 738
Posted By alexa07
I am a little confused by why you keep posting...

I am a little confused by why you keep posting the same topic over and over.

Yes, rewards can sometimes be overused. But we are rewarded in jobs for our efforts. It is part of what makes people...
Forum: Infertility   07-07-2003, 04:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,239
Posted By alexa07
Laurel. I know what your gut is telling...

Laurel.

I know what your gut is telling you, but have you ever been tested?

Do you know if you are O'ing? Do you know that your tubes are open? Do you know if DH can produce fertile sperm?
Forum: Parenting   07-07-2003, 12:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 713
Posted By alexa07
Yes, any time there is a speach delay it makes...

Yes, any time there is a speach delay it makes sense to have the hearing checked. Thsi is usually done by an ENT. You don't want to ignore a potential cause.

And definitely go for the speach...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-07-2003, 12:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,264
Posted By alexa07
I agree with all of the posters who realize that...

I agree with all of the posters who realize that saying "rewards are always bad" is too black and white.

Of course, you don't want to reward every little thing. But giving a treat after one has...
Forum: Parenting   07-04-2003, 11:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,263
Posted By alexa07
I just want to make it clear that when I said it...

I just want to make it clear that when I said it was difficult to bond with a child if the mama is always around I Did not mean people who are LIVING with the child and of course not the child's...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-03-2003, 02:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 586
Posted By alexa07
I think that some people are really drawn to...

I think that some people are really drawn to working within the system. This is how they operate and are unhappy when forced to work outside it.

Others hate working within the system. They find...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   07-03-2003, 02:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,033
Posted By alexa07
As someone involved in Resolve, the national...

As someone involved in Resolve, the national infertility support group, I beleive that it would be better to have a different forum.

Sometimes when I read posts here from women who have been TTC...
Forum: Parenting   07-03-2003, 12:42 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,236
Posted By alexa07
Look, people are going to make gender...

Look, people are going to make gender assumptions. Its fine to go against those assumptions but don't get mad at people for doing this. As you point out, small kids do it. We are programmed to use...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-02-2003, 06:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 674
Posted By alexa07
With toddlers I love shape sorters , wood, but...

With toddlers I love shape sorters , wood, but Fisher Price also makes a great plastic one where you put it various blocks and it makes animal noises.

Those big leggos.

Also, my kids loved it...
Forum: Parenting   07-02-2003, 03:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,263
Posted By alexa07
I think that as long as you don't think your...

I think that as long as you don't think your parents are going to harm your DD you should be willing to leave your DD with them at YOUR house.

Explain to them any "rules" and ask them to agree to...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-02-2003, 03:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 851
Posted By alexa07
My question is: Why is the last step even...

My question is: Why is the last step even necessary?

With a little child I would just gently pick them up ( if it was time to go and they were not coming) after the second request.

With a...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-02-2003, 01:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 674
Posted By alexa07
This is somewhat OT but ya know, I think almost...

This is somewhat OT but ya know, I think almost any toy can be "imaginative" I had a whole box full of little plastic junky toys and was going to thrown them out.

My DD's got a hold of them and...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-02-2003, 01:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 827
Posted By alexa07
Why coerce at all. I think the mistake you made...

Why coerce at all. I think the mistake you made was in saying "This park or no park".

What you could have said was "We are going to X park." If DS sulked so be it. A sulking child is actually not...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-01-2003, 05:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,734
Posted By alexa07
Boobyjuice Warning :: Spoiler Ahead!...

Boobyjuice

Warning :: Spoiler Ahead! Highlight to read message!I think this because of two things. One the constant bickering. But also because they are clearly talking to each other when Harry...
Forum: Parenting   07-01-2003, 05:38 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,688
Posted By alexa07
I am surprised no one had the same experience as...

I am surprised no one had the same experience as me. Didn't any of you have babies whose need to suck exceeded their need to BF????

My older DD needed to suck all day. I LOVED BF'ing but if she...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-01-2003, 05:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 901
Posted By alexa07
First go out and get "Your 4 year old: Wild and...

First go out and get "Your 4 year old: Wild and Wonderful" by Ilg.

Frances Ilg's books are a great resource for understanding your child's emotional life at each stage of development.

Then...
Forum: Learning at School   06-30-2003, 09:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 725
Posted By alexa07
Last time I checked there were at least 12 hours...

Last time I checked there were at least 12 hours in my pre-schoolers (waking) day. Two and a half hours of pre-school leaves PLEANTY of time for other things. It is a great way to meet other moms...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-30-2003, 08:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,734
Posted By alexa07
Warning :: Spoiler Ahead! Highlight to read...

Warning :: Spoiler Ahead! Highlight to read message!I definitely think Ron and Hermione will end up together. In fact, I think that they may already be a couple and we will find out in book 6 that...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-30-2003, 06:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,034
Posted By alexa07
I don't believe that trying to give your child...

I don't believe that trying to give your child what she wants it spoiling, but I do think that it is sometimes bad for her.

I think that a child should be given what they want when there is no...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-30-2003, 02:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 756
Posted By alexa07
Not done here. Considered VERY "low...

Not done here. Considered VERY "low class"
Forum: Parenting   06-30-2003, 01:52 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,133
Posted By alexa07
here: Girls: Dylann Jordan Emily ...

here:

Girls:
Dylann
Jordan
Emily
Madison
Sara

Boys
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