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Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-22-2011, 06:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,295
Posted By ashtak
Just curious, according to CDD can she spank her...

Just curious, according to CDD can she spank her husband when he does something "wrong"... somehow i can intuit the answer to that is no.
Although i think I might spank my DH if he can to me with a...
Forum: Spirituality   07-22-2011, 06:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,397
Posted By ashtak
around same age my DS saw monsters everywhere...

around same age my DS saw monsters everywhere and would talk even argue with them. i would hear him doing it when no one was around and he thought he was alone so i ruled out being strictly an...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   07-22-2011, 01:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,917
Posted By ashtak
we dug our own well. We rented an excavator, dug...

we dug our own well. We rented an excavator, dug deep, then used the excavator to lower the cement rings down. then we (my sister and i) did the women work of collecting many many rocks and putting...
Forum: Religious Studies   07-22-2011, 12:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,495
Posted By ashtak
Hi! *very* active Tibetan Buddhist here.  ...

Hi!
*very* active Tibetan Buddhist here. 
There are three main branches of Buddhism actually - Hiniyana (monastic as practiced in Sri Lanka or Thailand), Mahayana, and then Vajrayana (dubiously...
Forum: Parenting   07-21-2011, 09:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 776
Posted By ashtak
couldn't read and not respond, although i don't...

couldn't read and not respond, although i don't have any useful advice. 
I do, however, agree with the PP that said you can't protect her from feeling hurt - just as no one in the world can erase...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-21-2011, 07:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,317
Posted By ashtak
As someone who was diagnosed with depression in...

As someone who was diagnosed with depression in my teens and struggled with medication and a *very* toxic therapist situation, i strongly suggest alternative options. Accupuncture can actually help...
Forum: Parenting   07-21-2011, 02:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,690
Posted By ashtak
i couldn't agree more, OP.  we actually plant...

i couldn't agree more, OP. 
we actually plant fruit trees on our childrens' birthdays. it's meaningful and definitely does cost something so its not like we're being cheap, and this way by the time...
Forum: Multicultural Families   07-21-2011, 02:09 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 15,776
Posted By ashtak
this is a truly interesting thread. i have read...

this is a truly interesting thread. i have read every post and just one to add something that hasn't come up yet.
 
to the OP, I get that you started this thread out of a genuine interest in how...
Forum: Multicultural Families   07-20-2011, 11:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,912
Posted By ashtak
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by seawitch http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1318467/is-that-your-baby#post_16517325)

Both my...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-20-2011, 11:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 577
Posted By ashtak
have you looked into dietary issues? I notice...

have you looked into dietary issues?
I notice a HUGE difference with my DD when she has been eating too much sugar and or not enough protein. 
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-20-2011, 11:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 857
Posted By ashtak
  I literally cried every day of first grade,...


I literally cried every day of first grade, every day of second grade, and then a big chunk of third grade, mostly all from missing my mom, which is wierd because we were also - like you describe...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-20-2011, 05:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,063
Posted By ashtak
Mommyenchanted, this was almost exactly my same...

Mommyenchanted, this was almost exactly my same situation. my LOs are now 5 and 4 and my DP has been spank-free and "authority' free for some time now! due to a very different cultural background he...
Forum: Multicultural Families   07-20-2011, 03:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,781
Posted By ashtak
hahaa, i can totally relate to this. my kids are...

hahaa, i can totally relate to this. my kids are half tibetan and my eldest two DSSs are full tibetan and they do NOT appreciate it when other kids call them Chinese, but they are older and very...
Forum: Parenting   07-20-2011, 03:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 731
Posted By ashtak
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by meemee http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   07-20-2011, 12:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,065
Posted By ashtak
couldn't read and not respond. i also live in...

couldn't read and not respond.
i also live in canada and homestead on a lot of land with reuse/recycle/natural homebuilding, also going the permaculture sustainable route being off-grid and...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   07-19-2011, 11:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 877
Posted By ashtak
my DP is gone for average of 2 consecutive...

my DP is gone for average of 2 consecutive months a year but when he is here he is here all the time at home with the kids and i, so its a mixed bag. his longest away was five months. (nothing...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   07-19-2011, 10:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,663
Posted By ashtak
I can only imagine having twins at that age. hat...

I can only imagine having twins at that age. hat off to you. being burnt out is to be expected, but just doing it is really impressive. 
 
I have a 12DSS, 10DSS, 5DS, & 4DD and also homeschool...
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