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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-10-2004, 10:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 752
Posted By Deb
My 8yo ds rejected the phonics way. I was...

My 8yo ds rejected the phonics way. I was frustrated but just kept on reading to him. He started reading just after he turned 8, but before that he knew all letters and sounds and could read bits...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-22-2004, 10:05 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,078
Posted By Deb
My son was soooo clingy for a long time. It's...

My son was soooo clingy for a long time. It's like he was attached to me. Sometimes I tried to gently get him away from me, but I found that if I embraced it and let him do what he needed he was...
Forum: Parents as Partners Archive   10-30-2003, 11:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 765
Posted By Deb
Hi girls4me, I've had the lottery fantasy...

Hi girls4me,

I've had the lottery fantasy myself, but also don't spend my money on it. I'm considering setting myself up with a home-based bookkeeping business so I can be financially...
Forum: Parents as Partners Archive   10-29-2003, 12:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 765
Posted By Deb
girls4me, you could be me (except I have a 7yo...

girls4me, you could be me (except I have a 7yo ds). Your dh sounds just like mine. I was ready to walk out 2 years ago, but the fact that I would have had to put my ds in school (we homeschool) and...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   08-30-2002, 11:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 850
Posted By Deb
I haven't visited this post in a while. I'm glad...

I haven't visited this post in a while. I'm glad to see a couple more replies.

At this point, I'm still with my husband. Things haven't gotten better, but they haven't gotten worse either.

My...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-18-2002, 02:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,472
Posted By Deb
My son is only 5.5yo, so I don't know if I can...

My son is only 5.5yo, so I don't know if I can help. I've been thinking about him growing up and becoming a man - actually, I've been thinking about it since before he was born. I know I don't want...
Forum: Parenting   03-01-2002, 01:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,549
Posted By Deb
I'm sorry, I didn't have time to read all the...

I'm sorry, I didn't have time to read all the replies, but I wanted to share my story with you.

My son is 5.5yo. He was always very timid around most people and wanted me or his dad to be with...
Forum: Parenting   02-11-2002, 02:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,472
Posted By Deb
My 5.5yo son loves his bath by himself, but does...

My 5.5yo son loves his bath by himself, but does take occasional showers with me. We have a hand-held shower massager and he just loves to "spray mommy in the face." So far he's not uncomfortable at...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-06-2002, 11:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 417
Posted By Deb
I don't have any personal experience with it,...

I don't have any personal experience with it, but I've heard that bankruptcy can ruin your credit for about 10 years. A better solution might be one of the non-profit credit counseling agencies....
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-26-2002, 11:34 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,485
Posted By Deb
It sounds like you're ready for them to be out...

It sounds like you're ready for them to be out of diapers, but they're not ready for it yet - frustrating, isn't it?.

Here's how it worked for us:
My son was 3.5 before he would finally agree to...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   01-02-2002, 02:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 848
Posted By Deb
Nursing Mother (and others), There's a...

Nursing Mother (and others),

There's a review of this movie at http://www.kids-in-mind.com/V/vanilla_sky_2001.htm
It's a great site - they rate the movies on Sex, Violence and Profanity and...
Forum: Breastfeeding   12-20-2001, 11:34 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 17,879
Posted By Deb
My periods returned when my son was just about...

My periods returned when my son was just about 38 months old - that's right, he was 3yo!!! I had gotten very concerned by the time he turned 3 and sent a note to the Couple to Couple League...
Forum: Learning at School   12-15-2001, 10:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,079
Posted By Deb
Here's a link to an article here at...

Here's a link to an article here at Mothering.com about the democratic schools (http://www.mothering.com/14-0-0/html...hools103.shtml...
Forum: Other (Reggio Emilia, Sudbury, Democratic)   12-15-2001, 10:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,034
Posted By Deb
Here's a link to an article here at...

Here's a link to an article here at Mothering.com about the democratic schools (http://www.mothering.com/14-0-0/html...hools103.shtml...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-14-2001, 12:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,063
Posted By Deb
My son resisted getting himself dressed for a...

My son resisted getting himself dressed for a long time. He wanted me to help him, so I did. My husband used to tell him he could do it and they'd argue back and forth for 10 minutes before my...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-13-2001, 11:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,193
Posted By Deb
My son is 5 and a half and he still wears a...

My son is 5 and a half and he still wears a pull-up at night. He usually fills it every night. I have decided not to worry about this yet. I just assume that he's not quite ready to be dry at night....
Forum: Personal Growth   12-12-2001, 01:28 PM
Replies: 7
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Views: 757
Posted By Deb
I know I'm not perfect and don't have it all...

I know I'm not perfect and don't have it all figured out, but what I've found is that learning something new is very exciting, at first. As I begin to gather information, I immerse myself in the...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-10-2001, 11:36 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,325
Posted By Deb
I voted "bigger than originally" and I'm not...

I voted "bigger than originally" and I'm not really that happy about it. I thought I was a good size before and liked the way I looked. After over 4 years of nursing (one child) I find them to be...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-10-2001, 10:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,124
Posted By Deb
Treelove I only have one child (turned 5...

Treelove

I only have one child (turned 5 this past summer). He was like that for a while - always demanding that I do things for him, whether I felt good or not. What worked for me was telling...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-02-2001, 11:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,459
Posted By Deb
Thanks for the link Alexander. I read about...

Thanks for the link Alexander. I read about Summerhill School a couple of years ago and then found out about Sudbury Valley School in Mass. That's what I mean by unschooling. I do trust that my son...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-30-2001, 08:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,459
Posted By Deb
Thanks Alexander. I am encouraged to actually...

Thanks Alexander. I am encouraged to actually "know" someone who took a while to get into reading. I read about a child (I think it was in a John Holt book) who took until he was around 11 to learn...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-30-2001, 10:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,459
Posted By Deb
I'm all for allowing a child to read when he/she...

I'm all for allowing a child to read when he/she is ready. My son is 5.5 and is not very interested yet (we read to him every day and we have books everywhere in our house). I've decided, for the...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   11-29-2001, 10:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 850
Posted By Deb
I've seen the thread from the Mass. moms, but...

I've seen the thread from the Mass. moms, but wondered if there is anyone on Cape Cod on the boards.

I may be moving to the Cape in the spring (totally up in the air right now) and I go there for...
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