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Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-24-2013, 05:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,010
Posted By madskye
How far did you get in The Explosive Child?...

How far did you get in The Explosive Child? That's the book that worked for us.

When the tension/whining starts take a moment and ask your child what they need.
Give them a hug and try to slow...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-19-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By madskye
Try playing music in the morning...it really...

Try playing music in the morning...it really helps my DD. We play show tunes!
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-04-2013, 09:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 150
Posted By madskye
Hello!  Can anyone help me figure out the steps...

Hello!  Can anyone help me figure out the steps to getting my daughter diagnosed with dyslexia so that we can arrange a 504 for school next year, 3rd grade?
 
There is a history of dyslexia in our...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-31-2013, 11:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 345
Posted By madskye
Could you reorg her bedroom so there was a few...

Could you reorg her bedroom so there was a few feet of space that you could christen "The Activity Zone" or something similar and do something to make it fun? Like, if she likes to dance put in a...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-31-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,198
Posted By madskye
I haven't posted in ages, and now I'm doing two...

I haven't posted in ages, and now I'm doing two in a row about The Explosive Child--but it's a book I'd recommend to you.

The idea is to slow down, reconnect, and get her to talk to you about...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-31-2013, 10:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 492
Posted By madskye
If you search on my name, you'lll find a bunch...

If you search on my name, you'lll find a bunch of old posts about tantrums and using The Explosive Child. It really helped us. I haven't needed it in a while, but basically--I don't think there are...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-03-2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,980
Posted By madskye
I make a loose meal plan for the week, and I...

I make a loose meal plan for the week, and I plan it with the help of the ads for my local supermarket.  (Not sure if you have anything like that) But it really helps--if I see that sausage is on...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-07-2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,129
Posted By madskye
DD just turned 7.  She used to have horrible...

DD just turned 7.  She used to have horrible tantrums, we've pretty much ended those, using the techniques from The Explosive Child, but now I have a really hard time getting her to open herself to...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-21-2012, 05:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,216
Posted By madskye
Read The Explosive Child...really helped us....

Read The Explosive Child...really helped us. When she starts to melt down, open your arms, give her a hug, and quietly ask her what is going on. It sounds "soft" and it is...but it really helped my...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-25-2011, 12:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,156
Posted By madskye
Hula hooping?  You can get 99 cent hoops at toys...

Hula hooping?  You can get 99 cent hoops at toys r us or the dollar store here...and then you can send them home as a "favor" instead of worrying about favor bags.
Forum: Learning at School   10-24-2011, 10:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,069
Posted By madskye
We are in the same boat.  DD's teacher has been...

We are in the same boat.  DD's teacher has been helpful--she's given me the math workbook they use.  She also suggested we get DD a tutor which we're thinking about.  DD is not retaining much. ...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-24-2011, 08:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 559
Posted By madskye
I have a strong willed 6 year old and one thing...

I have a strong willed 6 year old and one thing that helped us a lot was the book YOUR EXPLOSIVE CHILD, which basically gave me a roadmap for how you compromise with a child.  The biggest thing that...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-06-2011, 06:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 225
Posted By madskye
Maybe she is bored a bit, too, then.  And maybe...

Maybe she is bored a bit, too, then.  And maybe you can look at ways to make your schedule at home more comfy for her-if she was having a snack every two hours at school, try to mirrror that...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-05-2011, 07:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 225
Posted By madskye
DD had a rough transition to kindergarten which...

DD had a rough transition to kindergarten which I didn't expect, since she had been in daycare or preschool for some time with no issues. Someone here gave me the good advice as to looking at what...
Forum: Parenting   09-28-2011, 07:09 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,169
Posted By madskye
Same as Polliwog...if my child is throwing...

Same as Polliwog...if my child is throwing massive tantrums in the morning that might make me reconsider a playdate or a party in the afternoon. Or even the next day.  Their behavior is telling me...
Forum: Learning at School   09-27-2011, 07:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By madskye
I would call her or send her an email.  Last...

I would call her or send her an email.  Last year in K, I was frustrated because dd's teacher sent home a ditto every night.  A connect the number dot to dot, or a word search, or find the word in...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-26-2011, 02:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 777
Posted By madskye
Ouch.  I feel for you.  DD has been pretty sunny...

Ouch.  I feel for you.  DD has been pretty sunny for the last weeks, but at the end of the summer she was SOUR.  Eventually, I told that it's just not acceptable.  A negative attitude ruins things...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   09-20-2011, 01:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 638
Posted By madskye
Dodgeball!

Dodgeball!
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-20-2011, 01:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 312
Posted By madskye
So, DD, 6,  used to have huge tantrums, but I...

So, DD, 6,  used to have huge tantrums, but I read The Explosive Child, used the techniques, and they seemed to subside.  The techniques are basically paying more attention to her before she melts...
Forum: Parenting   09-19-2011, 07:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 618
Posted By madskye
Lynn, I  was thinking about you today. I hope...

Lynn, I  was thinking about you today. I hope things have evened out a bit for you and that you are feeling stronger.  That is a sweet note!
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-13-2011, 07:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,642
Posted By madskye
No tv on schooldays/nights, just on the...

No tv on schooldays/nights, just on the weekend!  She has a tough time with transitions, and fighting over turning the tv off every time is not worth the hour of peace we enjoy while the tube is...
Forum: Learning at School   09-13-2011, 11:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 943
Posted By madskye
DD's had the stoplight behavior system last...

DD's had the stoplight behavior system last year, and I hated it.  She spent a lot of time on yellow and had a tough time getting to green.  This year the teacher gives them each a wallet, and they...
Forum: Learning at School   09-11-2011, 10:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 943
Posted By madskye
I have a high energy little girl, and even...

I have a high energy little girl, and even though she was in daycare before Kindy, she had a tough time adjusting to the larger class/less teachers/schedule.  What finally helped get her on track...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-11-2011, 07:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,358
Posted By madskye
Maybe this terrible, but we usually do homework...

Maybe this terrible, but we usually do homework around 5 while I'm starting to prep dinner and I give her a little bowl (think like sushi soy sauce dipping size) of some kind of treats.  M&M's or...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-05-2011, 07:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 300
Posted By madskye
It's all normal, but I think it's ok to let her...

It's all normal, but I think it's ok to let her know that constant complaining isn't acceptable, and that it brings you down!  I had a rough week with DD (also 6)  this week and on Friday afternoon...
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