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Forum: The Childhood Years   08-15-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 761
Posted By intentionalmama
It sounds like the mom was trying to say that she...

It sounds like the mom was trying to say that she did not want to tell her daughter that the spider was not that big; that she was aware of her daughters memory and willing to let her have it. She...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-26-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,111
Posted By intentionalmama
I guess the thing that kind of stands out for me...

I guess the thing that kind of stands out for me - is that he is sleeping and you are the one awake. It doesn't seem to bother him as much as it does you. You have said it is not the first time,...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-03-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 470
Posted By intentionalmama
"Why are you still living there?  Your son...

"Why are you still living there?  Your son deserves to feel, and BE, safe in his own home. "
 
I think I have to agree with the above.  This does not seem to be a good situation for your son at...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-11-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By intentionalmama
I also want to recommend Gavin De Becker's book...

I also want to recommend Gavin De Becker's book Protecting the Gift.  My son is 10 now, and I am glad that I read it when he was younger.  I also felt really empowered and I think I was also able to...
Forum: Parenting   02-18-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,158
Posted By intentionalmama
Homeschooled boy 10 - try for 9pm but usually...

Homeschooled boy 10 - try for 9pm but usually 9:30.  Usually wakes up between 8 and 9 am.  
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-13-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 401
Posted By intentionalmama
This is something I had previously posted about...

This is something I had previously posted about with regards to the wimpy kid books. My son is 10.
"The book that got my son reading was one that I had not wanted  him to read and I had hidden it...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-13-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 373
Posted By intentionalmama
"My fiance's Wife, their Mother, passed away...

"My fiance's Wife, their Mother, passed away with little warning 3 1/2 years ago and their maternal grandfather a couple months before that, and they both affected the children greatly, which I'm...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-02-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 280
Posted By intentionalmama
The book that got my son reading was one that I...

The book that got my son reading was one that I had not wanted  him to read and I had hidden it away. It was the Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Someone had given him a couple of these books when he was five...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-25-2013, 12:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By intentionalmama
We homeschool and reading something like this -...

We homeschool and reading something like this - is hard to read.   Why do people so often want to put labels on kids.  Your child is so young and is away from home and is just expressing how she is...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-13-2013, 12:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,698
Posted By intentionalmama
There is this 7 minute exercise that you can...

There is this 7 minute exercise that you can google. It is a combination of things like jumping jacks, wall sits, crunches, steps, etc. each for only 30 seconds with 10 second rest in between.  My...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-25-2013, 11:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 566
Posted By intentionalmama
It does sound like the school is trying to help....

It does sound like the school is trying to help. I know it's crappy that the kids who are doing the bullying had to do it again by blaming him. But if it wasn't that it would have been something...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-25-2013, 12:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 566
Posted By intentionalmama
Wow, I think your daughter did the right thing....

Wow, I think your daughter did the right thing. She didn't just do nothing about it - she acted.   Hopefully it will stop.  I imagine other people must have been uncomfortable with how this  boy was...
Forum: Parenting   09-23-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 804
Posted By intentionalmama
family

family
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-15-2013, 11:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 287
Posted By intentionalmama
Hmm, I really like this article, and I notice...

Hmm, I really like this article, and I notice that it doesn't take me long to fall back into the hurry up pattern once again.  I will try tomorrow to not say one hurry up.  One day at a time.
Lesley
Forum: Parenting   09-15-2013, 12:29 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 804
Posted By intentionalmama
Eyes

Eyes
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-07-2013, 01:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,141
Posted By intentionalmama
I think you did the right thing.  You spoke your...

I think you did the right thing.  You spoke your truth, and put your daughter first.  It takes courage to be authentic.  I think you gave the mother a gift by being frank with her. She will make her...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-08-2013, 11:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 287
Posted By intentionalmama
Thanks for posting,  it is a good reminder for...

Thanks for posting,  it is a good reminder for me.
Forum: Parenting   08-03-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,896
Posted By intentionalmama
Quote:Originally Posted by Storm...

Quote:Originally Posted by Storm Bride http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-22-2013, 12:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 908
Posted By intentionalmama
Oh, this thread brings back memories.  When my...

Oh, this thread brings back memories.  When my son was around 4 he also had a playground accident, where he ended up coming down on the metal handle bar on a teeter totter and bashed some of his...
Forum: Parenting   05-29-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,507
Posted By intentionalmama
I highly recommend also that you read the book...

I highly recommend also that you read the book Protecting the Gift by Gavin De Becker.  It really is about listening to our intuition.    If it was me, and I had any concern about my child's doctor...
Forum: Parenting   04-04-2013, 10:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 385
Posted By intentionalmama
I am also interested. I have a 79 year old...

I am also interested. I have a 79 year old father.  He stayed over the other night, with my husband and 9 year old son. I see that my father is having a hard time getting older. I think this forum...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-09-2012, 10:52 PM
Replies: 7
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Views: 199
Posted By intentionalmama
I also think that what you did was enough.  It...

I also think that what you did was enough.  It sounds like you pointed out that it was wrong; and he brought it back and admitted taking it. You helped him make things right. That seems pretty...
Forum: Unschooling   10-05-2012, 07:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 612
Posted By intentionalmama
I do not think it is just about homeschooling...

I do not think it is just about homeschooling either.  I remember when i moved to a new school in grade three. The kids would gather around me and quiz me with math questions. I remember feeling...
Forum: Unschooling   08-25-2012, 07:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,033
Posted By intentionalmama
Knotta, one thing you could try with your...

Knotta, one thing you could try with your boyfriend's son is putting together a simple treasure hunt.  ie) give him a piece of paper that says where the next clue is ie) on rug etc.  Then after...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-20-2012, 11:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By intentionalmama
"Maybe thats part of my problem- I've read litte...

"Maybe thats part of my problem- I've read litte pieces of info here and there about spanking being damaging emotionally to the child, but I couldnt tell you any info or specifics if asked, I just...
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