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Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-17-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,705
Posted By adinal
Yep. I'm rereading that for the 3rd time. :lol

Yep. I'm rereading that for the 3rd time. :lol
Forum: Personal Growth   12-17-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 294
Posted By adinal
Oh. The messy house. Just, yes.

Oh. The messy house. Just, yes.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-17-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 588
Posted By adinal
Okay. Logical consequence helps bridge that gap. ...

Okay. Logical consequence helps bridge that gap.

Example: 8yo slammed her bedroom door in 2yo's face, after being mean and telling 2yo to go away.

There is no natural consequence there, but it...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-15-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 588
Posted By adinal
Do you ever think punishment is appropriate?

So, punishment.

We try to run with natural consequences here. But sometimes, there are things that happen that don't have any, but are also not acceptable behavior.

And what is the...
Forum: Personal Growth   12-15-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 294
Posted By adinal
Mama guilt...and the Holidays

We used to have a thread going in here where we could let out all our mama guilt about things we felt like we weren't quite up to snuff on.

And I don't know about anyone else, but I could use the...
Forum: Personal Growth   12-10-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 879
Posted By adinal
Lady Phoenix - YES! That's exactly it. And when...

Lady Phoenix - YES! That's exactly it. And when I set boundaries, suddenly I am "not being a good friend" or just utterly ignored. The one that gets me is when I will be having a conversation with...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-10-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 434
Posted By adinal
These are some great answers! Its getting easier...

These are some great answers! Its getting easier as she gets older, but I'm still concerned more about the 2yo getting enough to eat, than getting her to eat a specific thing. I keep offering and...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-10-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,705
Posted By adinal
Yes, taking them individually had been a...

Yes, taking them individually had been a challenge for sure. I wasn't quite prepared for how different they are. What took only a simple request for my older daughter is a refusal filled process...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-09-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,705
Posted By adinal
4 Tips for Disciplining a Sensitive Child

Read the full article HERE (http://www.mothering.com/articles/4-tips-disciplining-sensitive-child/)

My two are the opposite, older is much more sensitive and prone to internalizing discipline as...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-09-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,371
Posted By adinal
The Benefits of Ignoring Children Sometimes

Read the full article HERE (http://www.mothering.com/articles/the-benefits-of-ignoring-children-sometimes/).

I was rereading this article the other day, and found that it resonated. Not all of...
Forum: Personal Growth   12-05-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 879
Posted By adinal
Do you find you lose friends when you try to do better?

I have noticed a trend amongst folks I know (me included) that when they start to ask for what they need, take care of themselves, invest in their dreams and themselves, that people start dropping...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-01-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 434
Posted By adinal
What do you do when they won't eat?

My first daughter was super easy in this regard. She had things she didn't like, and things she did, but was game to try a lot. Then comes along Tiny. And she also has things she doesn't like, and...
Forum: Site Help   11-24-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 475
Posted By adinal
Hey folks, new forum is up here. :) ...

Hey folks, new forum is up here. :)

http://www.mothering.com/forum/17682-holiday-helper-2014/

Please read the stickied thread, and have at it. :) I hope this does generate some good things....
Forum: Holiday Helper 2014   11-22-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 221
Posted By adinal
Welcome to the Holiday Helper forum. Please read!

Welcome To The Holiday Helper Forum for 2014!

In this forum you are able to post either to help out or to get help for the holidays. We welcome posts about things you and your family might need...
Forum: Site Help   11-18-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 475
Posted By adinal
You can certainly do that. You may post in your...

You can certainly do that. You may post in your local board letting them know that you have them as well.


We never had the requirement or expectation that every need would be met. Listing 3...
Forum: Site Help   11-18-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 475
Posted By adinal
Originally we had around 100 families in the...

Originally we had around 100 families in the program. Last year I believe we had 20. We lowered how many we accepted, we lowered requirements to be a family in need and tried to make it as easy to...
Forum: Site Help   11-13-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 475
Posted By adinal
Hi ladies. It was a tough choice for sure, but we...

Hi ladies. It was a tough choice for sure, but we really felt like we couldn't guarantee help for those who needed it and we didn't want anyone to count on the program if we couldn't deliver. Last...
Forum: Family Safety   10-08-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 486
Posted By adinal
Subscribing. I'd love to know the answers to...

Subscribing. I'd love to know the answers to this too. Last one we bought STANK. :-(
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-08-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 590
Posted By adinal
Have you asked her why she won't zip up? At 7,...

Have you asked her why she won't zip up? At 7, she should be able to articulate what is up, and why she won't do it. Once you have some answer as to why she won't do it, you can have a conversation...
Forum: Site Help   10-02-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 348
Posted By adinal
I'm getting it too. I'm looking into it.

I'm getting it too. I'm looking into it.
Forum: Site Help   10-02-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 201
Posted By adinal
I'm getting it too. verticascope has there been a...

I'm getting it too. verticascope has there been a change that limits how quickly we can post? Or something else? My posts are posting, but I too am getting an error saying it hasn't.
Forum: Site Help   10-02-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 201
Posted By adinal
I'm getting it too. verticascope has there been a...

I'm getting it too. verticascope has there been a change that limits how quickly we can post? Or something else? My posts are posting, but I too am getting an error saying it hasn't.
Forum: Site Help   10-02-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By adinal
Let me check on a couple things. Not sure why...

Let me check on a couple things. Not sure why your smileys would be gone.
Forum: Site Help   09-10-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 372
Posted By adinal
Hi there! It looks like you uploaded a...

Hi there!

It looks like you uploaded a Profile Picture. Which shows only on your profile. ;)

So, if you go to your User CP, in the left hand sidebar you will see a Settings & Options section....
Forum: Site Help   09-10-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 1
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Views: 469
Posted By adinal
We can do that. Which one do you want to...

We can do that.

Which one do you want to use? Tabitha83 or Malachi'sMommy?
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