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Forum: Personal Growth   10-02-2010, 02:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 622
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, 11:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,109
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, 10:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 669
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: Personal Growth   07-12-2010, 09:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,530
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, 09:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 68,893
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, 09:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 842
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, 08:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 469
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, 02:33 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,939
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, 02:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,625
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, 02:33 AM
Replies: 6
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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: Personal Growth   06-22-2010, 06:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 641
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: Grief and Loss   06-20-2010, 12:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 843
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: Personal Growth   06-19-2010, 09:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,247
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: Personal Growth   06-18-2010, 04:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 584
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...
Forum: Personal Growth   06-18-2010, 02:02 AM
Replies: 16
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Views: 1,111
Posted By windsorheightsmom
My life experiences are different from yours,...

My life experiences are different from yours, but I have been in that place of feeling exhausted and sad and that nothing will ever get better. That is depression talking. It feels like it will...
Forum: Personal Growth   06-17-2010, 12:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,808
Posted By windsorheightsmom
Apologies in advance if this offends you, but...

Apologies in advance if this offends you, but are you secretly/subconsciously attracted to this brother in law? Why are you so focused on things to dislike about both of his wives?

Even if I am...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   06-06-2010, 01:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,292
Posted By windsorheightsmom
I think you are doing the right thing by looking...

I think you are doing the right thing by looking into counseling. Don't assume that things can't be fixed. Many marriages survive rough patches.
Forum: Personal Growth   06-05-2010, 10:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,951
Posted By windsorheightsmom
I think Tigerchild and Jonathan911 gave you...

I think Tigerchild and Jonathan911 gave you fantastic advice already. I have nothing to add, but wanted to express support for their perspectives.
Forum: Personal Growth   05-31-2010, 02:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 803
Posted By windsorheightsmom
Just trying to clarify: do you think your DH is...

Just trying to clarify: do you think your DH is bothered because you don't appreciate enough how "important" he is at work? Or do you think DH is bothered because your work is not as big a part of...
Forum: Personal Growth   05-30-2010, 02:12 PM
Replies: 1,765
Views: 130,143
Posted By windsorheightsmom
Never saw this thread before. I wasn't raised in...

Never saw this thread before. I wasn't raised in an abusive home, but my kids have the ability to make me more angry than I've ever been in my life. One of my triggers is the same as the original...
Forum: Personal Growth   05-28-2010, 11:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,616
Posted By windsorheightsmom
If there are a few things you like doing with...

If there are a few things you like doing with your son, I would do them more. Some days I don't feel like reading to my kids, but I am happy to work on a puzzle together, or play a card game. Or,...
Forum: Personal Growth   05-27-2010, 12:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,661
Posted By windsorheightsmom
You might also take a look at Motherless...

You might also take a look at Motherless Daughters by Hope Edelman. The book is about women whose mothers died when they were young, but since your mother was not present for you as you needed her...
Forum: Personal Growth   05-26-2010, 10:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 637
Posted By windsorheightsmom
Cognitive behavioral therapy sounds like a good...

Cognitive behavioral therapy sounds like a good option for you. You are stuck in some negative thought patterns and need help breaking the cycle. Although you may feel hopeless, since you've been...
Forum: Personal Growth   05-26-2010, 09:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,661
Posted By windsorheightsmom
I liked the advice from the first commenter,...

I liked the advice from the first commenter, about trying to get in touch with what you think you need from your mother, and then trying to get that support, or those experiences, from somewhere or...
Forum: Personal Growth   05-26-2010, 09:18 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,939
Posted By windsorheightsmom
Having cancer does not necessarily mean...

Having cancer does not necessarily mean "terminally ill." She may have cancer that was caught early and is curable, or even if it wasn't caught early she may have years to live.

OP, you did the...
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