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Forum: Preteens and Teens   Yesterday, 01:34 PM
Replies: 28
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Posted By contactmaya
I agree that it is pointless, The more i look...

I agree that it is pointless, The more i look into it, the more pointless is seems to become. Well done you for dropping out, especially when your mother wasnt supportive.

What tricked me into...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   Yesterday, 12:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,010
Posted By contactmaya
I was never embarassed by my parents. Im not...

I was never embarassed by my parents. Im not sure how i would handle my own kids being embarrassed by me. Normal or not, I'd let them know i didnt like it....is this a school thing? Do homeschoolers...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   Yesterday, 12:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,386
Posted By contactmaya
I'm jealous of people who had the sense to drop...

I'm jealous of people who had the sense to drop out of high school.
I wish i could have done that. All i did was dream about it, but trudged on, thinking I needed to finish in order to go to...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-02-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,475
Posted By contactmaya
On the bolded- I totally agree. Does the OP...

On the bolded- I totally agree.
Does the OP mean to imply that there is something wrong with him, or that he lacks social skills, because he believes they are both unhealthy?
Forum: Parenting   05-01-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 5,068
Posted By contactmaya
Thanks for this link mammal_mama! Quoted...

Thanks for this link mammal_mama!

Quoted from the above article-

<<The solution is to forbid what I call “Fantasy as Policy.” Just because an authority can imagine something gruesome or...
Forum: Parenting   05-01-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 5,068
Posted By contactmaya
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/parenting/wp/20...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/parenting/wp/2015/04/23/the-time-i-was-accused-of-child-abuse/

I read the above article, and found that for once, the CPS acted correctly in this encounter. They...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-01-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 967
Posted By contactmaya
I'm a single mother. Yet, i think all the more,...

I'm a single mother.
Yet, i think all the more, the boys will learn to respect women for that reason.
I also model respectful treatment of others in general, and talk alot about being considerate...
Forum: Unschooling   04-29-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 494
Posted By contactmaya
Bump I dont recall any of the 'alpha' stuff...

Bump

I dont recall any of the 'alpha' stuff when i read the book.

I am glad to hear the perspective of homeschoolers-I imagine Neufeld would be pro homeschooling. Alot of the problems mentioned...
Forum: Parenting   04-29-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,817
Posted By contactmaya
Im rereading these kinds of threads, and was...

Im rereading these kinds of threads, and was struck by this dilemma i am describing of my older son(now 9, then 5) and the vulnerabilities of extraversion.
My ds2 (now 7, then 3), has none of this...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-29-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 967
Posted By contactmaya
I think this is great. Its so easy to forget all...

I think this is great. Its so easy to forget all of this as the years go by, but its important to talk about it for this very reason!
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-27-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 281
Posted By contactmaya
I agree!

I agree!
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-26-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 761
Posted By contactmaya
That was 2006-this is 2015 Sounds like an...

That was 2006-this is 2015

Sounds like an interesting discussion.(ie the discussion on the differences between CL and TCS) I never read that part although I was on this yahoo group for awhile...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-26-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 911
Posted By contactmaya
Snuggle nest for newborn, older baby between me...

Snuggle nest for newborn, older baby between me and the wall, not near any other person, everyone in bed has a separate blanket.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-26-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,227
Posted By contactmaya
Thanks for this very informative post!

Thanks for this very informative post!
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-26-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,227
Posted By contactmaya
It fairly easy to just use condoms. We are...

It fairly easy to just use condoms.

We are talking about a teen whose body is still developing. We are talking about having awareness of one's fertility, one's body. Knowledge=autonomy.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-26-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,227
Posted By contactmaya
Great post! I completely agree. Its nice to...

Great post!

I completely agree. Its nice to hear from someone who was aware of charting in their adolescence. What a fun way to get to know your body, and your new fertility as a young person. ...
Forum: Parenting   04-24-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 5,068
Posted By contactmaya
I think that an organization like the CPS can be...

I think that an organization like the CPS can be reformed without a revolution (overturning capitalism). Lets hope so because I dont think capitalism is going away anytime soon.

I dont see reforms...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-24-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 967
Posted By contactmaya
I try to model respect in our family. My boys...

I try to model respect in our family. My boys have a sister and a mother, and for them, i hope respect for women will be automatic.I hope they will also respect men.
I dont believe respect has to be...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-24-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 7,627
Posted By contactmaya
As a mother of boys (and one girl), i hope my...

As a mother of boys (and one girl), i hope my boys never date anyone with a mother like this. Although some of the statements were funny, most of them were contemptuous of the boyfriend. Respect...
Forum: Parenting   04-20-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 5,068
Posted By contactmaya
More comments from the same article, very...

More comments from the same article, very informative....


<<Jenn Grentzer-Etherton ·
If the AZ foster system does nothing for mental health needs like the child you described (who stabbed...
Forum: Parenting   04-20-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 5,068
Posted By contactmaya
Thanks for the link. I hope its ok for me to...

Thanks for the link.

I hope its ok for me to copy and paste a couple of informative comments from the article-

<<Anna Smirny
Then why does CPS waste resources harassing families like the...
Forum: Parenting   04-20-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 5,068
Posted By contactmaya
Thanks for the inspiring story and interesting...

Thanks for the inspiring story and interesting website. Yes, if only more police could be like this. It only take a a bit of generosity, common sense and compassion. The same goes for social workers....
Forum: Parenting   04-13-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 5,068
Posted By contactmaya
Aah so true. You see, its so easy to figure...

Aah so true. You see, its so easy to figure out...yet they just cant seem to do it....
Forum: Parenting   04-13-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 5,068
Posted By contactmaya
So the Meitiv's let their children go for a walk...

So the Meitiv's let their children go for a walk again, and this time, the police picked them up and detained them....wait for it, without telling the parents!!! (dont you just love how the...
Forum: Parenting   04-13-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 5,068
Posted By contactmaya
I had read about this, and it is a true travesty...

I had read about this, and it is a true travesty of justice. I hope she can appeal somehow.
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