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Forum: Learning at School   11-05-2012, 08:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,269
Posted By karne
As a family who went from a small, private, very...

As a family who went from a small, private, very alternative, crunchy school to the local public school, I can understand a little of the anxiety and bias about ps.  I had assumed small, etc. was...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-05-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 683
Posted By karne
Subject acceleration has worked well for...

Subject acceleration has worked well for us-currently ds is on track to complete 2, possibly 3  years above grade level in math.  What is really working out though is using some on line resources,...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-02-2012, 06:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 911
Posted By karne
American Eagle has a kids line called 77kids...

American Eagle has a kids line called 77kids which might be worth a look.  Hollister and Abercrombie kids tend to run small and skinny, so if you can stomach those brands, you might look there.  I...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-17-2012, 06:37 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,608
Posted By karne
If he misses enough school, or is late enough...

If he misses enough school, or is late enough times, the question about what happens in your home in the morning is going to be posed to you by the school.  If you know that he isn't getting up, is...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-01-2012, 08:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 662
Posted By karne
It's in your dd's best interest to have some...

It's in your dd's best interest to have some good male friendships-the teen (and pre-teen) girl stuff can be intense, so having guy friends is helpful.  I would scope out the social situation as...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-16-2012, 08:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By karne
This is a special place, indeed.  Thank you.

This is a special place, indeed.  Thank you.
Forum: Parenting   07-15-2012, 09:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 18,763
Posted By karne
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by zinemama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1331768/planetbox-is-it-really-all-that/20#post_17044042)

For...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-11-2012, 09:54 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 58,269
Posted By karne
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by mumm http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1346295/11-year-old-addicted-to-minecraft/20#post_17040930)

LOL!  I...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-07-2012, 06:36 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 16,316
Posted By karne
It's actually not that unusual at this age. Stay...

It's actually not that unusual at this age. Stay calm if you can, and try not to over react
Kids are very curious at this age.
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-29-2012, 07:45 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,220
Posted By karne
It would be super interesting to see this...

It would be super interesting to see this discussion in the teen forum......maybe I'll raise it there.  We didn't do 2 pieces when dd was young.  As a preteen she did one pieces, tankini's, rash...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-25-2012, 12:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 272
Posted By karne
Could folks also post websites for parenting...

Could folks also post websites for parenting teens, or for teens themselves?  I would find that really helpful.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-25-2012, 12:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 387
Posted By karne
Some of our ideas:  eggs-hard boiled, scrambled...

Some of our ideas:  eggs-hard boiled, scrambled with cheese or deviled.  We have hens, so this is a pretty easy snack for us.  Tortillas with beans, salsa, cheese, and anything else that works, such...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-14-2012, 06:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 272
Posted By karne
Thanks for posting this!  Can we make it a...

Thanks for posting this!  Can we make it a sticky when it's complete, or don't we do that anymore?
 
A while ago there were some great suggestions for books on sexuality, etc.,,,,would be great to...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-12-2012, 08:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 819
Posted By karne
I'm glad for your dd that you got the pants, and...

I'm glad for your dd that you got the pants, and gifted her with a new top to go with them.  My perspective is a little different than most of what I've read here.  Your dd is young.  Once the teen...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-07-2012, 04:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,783
Posted By karne
So far, my dd has grown an additional 2 1/2...

So far, my dd has grown an additional 2 1/2 inches since she started.  Her doctor thinks she could have 1-2 inches more to go before reaching full adult height.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-07-2012, 06:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 819
Posted By karne
Quote:Originally Posted by Linda on the...

Quote:Originally Posted by Linda on the move http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-07-2012, 06:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,783
Posted By karne
Yes, mixed feelings on my part.  DD was 12 1/2,...

Yes, mixed feelings on my part.  DD was 12 1/2, so pretty much as we expected.  She was great about it, and is so completely independent about it.  We didn't do cloth, etc., because she was...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-30-2012, 06:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,457
Posted By karne
I'm feeling concerned reading about the...

I'm feeling concerned reading about the punishments.  Obviously, you'll handle this the way that works for your family, but my two cents is that it's starting to feel very restrictive, and frankly,...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-30-2012, 06:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 515
Posted By karne
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by nd_deadhead http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-23-2012, 08:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 558
Posted By karne
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Holland73 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-22-2012, 09:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 558
Posted By karne
I would absolutely start with your physician,...

I would absolutely start with your physician, and ask for a referral to a psychiatrist as you feel is needed.  I really don't see the pharmacist as a first step.  ADD/ADHD is a medical dx., any use...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-22-2012, 09:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 531
Posted By karne
It sounds like you are needing to set some good...

It sounds like you are needing to set some good boundaries, which is uncomfortable, but ultimately may be a good model for your dd as she embarks on this new relationship.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-22-2012, 09:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 558
Posted By karne
First, you can also post in the SN forum, where...

First, you can also post in the SN forum, where you may find support/ideas.
 
Secondly, I don't quite understand, so forgive my questions!  What do you mean started add meds for the "tedium" of...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-21-2012, 10:40 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 4,261
Posted By karne
I have an older elem. aged child, and a teen....

I have an older elem. aged child, and a teen.  I'm beyond needing to clarify my parenting decisions regarding my younger child.  I feel sort of "reformed crunch" if that makes sense?  Everything in...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-21-2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,411
Posted By karne
Again, not the hill to die on here, either :) ...

Again, not the hill to die on here, either :)
 
My dd started wearing make up this year.  I would have loved organic, etc.  However, she strongly prefers the big sets, and there is a line at...
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