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Forum: Natural Parenting News   03-05-2015, 03:59 PM
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Posted By PirateQueen
Also, I know we've been trained to think we need...

Also, I know we've been trained to think we need to clean All The Things when our kids have lice on their heads and to segregate the clean from the unclean - but lice live on heads. They don't leave...
Forum: Natural Parenting News   03-05-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 745
Posted By PirateQueen
don't burn your kids' heads! The key to the hair...

don't burn your kids' heads! The key to the hair dryer trick is NOT heat - it's drying out the eggs. It does nothing for live lice. Which is OK. Getting rid of eggs is totally worthwhile, and you...
Forum: March 2015 Due Date Club   12-09-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 532
Posted By PirateQueen
Mamashanti, I read your post above: as...

Mamashanti, I read your post above:



as a recommendation of this VERY VERY dangerous choice to the OP in this thread. In your later post, you're saying it was dangerous, but in the one I just...
Forum: Doulas   11-23-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 668
Posted By PirateQueen
I love knowing a Bishop score, and if I was a...

I love knowing a Bishop score, and if I was a doula whose client was considering induction I would definitely want that information. But doulas don't decide when to induce. Moms and doctors make that...
Forum: Doulas   11-23-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 668
Posted By PirateQueen
Well, the average first labor is 24 hours. That's...

Well, the average first labor is 24 hours. That's an average. its not unusual for labor to be longer.

You haven't told us the reasons for this induction - and you shouldn't, that private...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   07-27-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 849
Posted By PirateQueen
Schools have to follow OSHA regulations like...

Schools have to follow OSHA regulations like everyone else. The teachers union and the construction workers' union aren't going to let those things fly, and I know that teachers' unions, at least,...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   07-13-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 849
Posted By PirateQueen
Lots of schools that aren't under repair have...

Lots of schools that aren't under repair have mold and dust.

I'm certain your son will be safe from lead paint, and sewage leaks should be addressed promptly.

IMO, this is a minor issue. A...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   07-13-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 581
Posted By PirateQueen
If you want pets (and can afford them), owning...

If you want pets (and can afford them), owning land in a rural area can facilitate that.

If you want a herd that will earn you money, but you aren't going to eat your animals or sell them for...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-21-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 839
Posted By PirateQueen
Are you limiting TV because you want to limit...

Are you limiting TV because you want to limit access to fantasy?  Will you be screening their reading for that as well? 
 
How are you deciding which characters are fake and which characters are...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-20-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 839
Posted By PirateQueen
Tinuviel, I think your post represents a...

Tinuviel, I think your post represents a significant way the culture has changed.
 
When I was growing up, there was one way to watch TV - you turned it on and sat in front of it, and you chose...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-20-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 839
Posted By PirateQueen
I grew up without television.  I am fine.   ...

I grew up without television.  I am fine.
 
It was sometimes very isolating.  I did not fit in.  Sometimes that was extremely painful.  It sounds incredibly trivial to adults, but there were times...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-17-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 467
Posted By PirateQueen
My kids have done all of that stuff.    They...

My kids have done all of that stuff. 
 
They didn't need to be taught.  Those behaviors are normal reactions to stimuli for children in infantile stages of neurological development.  Some of those...
Forum: Learning at School   03-16-2014, 03:37 PM
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Views: 1,635
Posted By PirateQueen
I think there's probably some kind of solution...

I think there's probably some kind of solution that involves a combination of insect-shield clothing, bug repellant, and getting help for your anxiety and does not involve selling a house in the...
Forum: Learning at School   03-14-2014, 01:58 PM
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Views: 1,635
Posted By PirateQueen
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Someonenew http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1398991/tick-lyme-disease-danger-at-school/20#post_17589832)...
Forum: Learning at School   03-14-2014, 01:54 PM
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Views: 1,635
Posted By PirateQueen
My dh got Lyme from a tick in the woods.  My dd...

My dh got Lyme from a tick in the woods.  My dd got it from a tick in a field. 
 
If moving schools would protect your child from Lyme, it might make sense to do.  But it won't.  Your kid is most...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   02-28-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,025
Posted By PirateQueen
Please consider the following issues:   -...

Please consider the following issues:
 
- While she is younger than you, your au pair is an adult.  Referring to her as a girl is a linguistic choice that harkens back to the days when household...
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