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Forum: Waldorf   07-07-2010, 10:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 896
Posted By mama_tigress
Quote: Originally Posted by WednesdayO...

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Originally Posted by WednesdayO http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15598532)
I don't think you are ridiculous at all. I...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-06-2010, 09:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 697
Posted By mama_tigress
Quote: Originally Posted by mamazee...

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I believe this kind of talk is testing...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-06-2010, 12:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 973
Posted By mama_tigress
Well, 2 out of my 3 are like what you are...

Well, 2 out of my 3 are like what you are describing, and I've been reassured time and again that it is totally normal. But it often *does* feel like young children (in my experience usually boys)...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-06-2010, 12:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,469
Posted By mama_tigress
Okay, he will be 4 this month but he's not yet....

Okay, he will be 4 this month but he's not yet. And sorry, this is long.

If my older son is the least bit tired or hungry, he is completely impossible to be around. It's difficult because he also...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-05-2010, 11:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 697
Posted By mama_tigress
I think it just sounds completely and totally...

I think it just sounds completely and totally normal, and I wouldn't bother to do anything about it. Once in a while if my son is really going on about it I will respond by saying, "Gosh, I'm sorry...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-05-2010, 11:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 534
Posted By mama_tigress
Quote: Originally Posted by Bunnyflakes...

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I was an AP and GD Nanny....
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-05-2010, 11:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 978
Posted By mama_tigress
Coming to this late, but I wanted to add that it...

Coming to this late, but I wanted to add that it might be more effective in the long-term to use one word, like "Danger!", rather than yell "NO!" or use a long explanation like in one of the...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-05-2010, 11:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 534
Posted By mama_tigress
Thanks Aliyahsmommy! Is there any book in...

Thanks Aliyahsmommy! Is there any book in particular that you would have found helpful?
Forum: Waldorf   07-05-2010, 11:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,448
Posted By mama_tigress
Thanks for all of the advice! I don't think...

Thanks for all of the advice!

I don't think there are any Waldorf teacher training schools near where I live, but I might contact the closest one anyway. And thanks for that link to the job...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   07-05-2010, 12:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 456
Posted By mama_tigress
Yeah, my nurser has no interest in twiddling! In...

Yeah, my nurser has no interest in twiddling! In fact, he's actually generally very glad to nurse for a set period of time and then stop; if I start to count to 5 when I'm feeling done, he usually...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-04-2010, 11:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 534
Posted By mama_tigress
Hi all Due to circumstances, my children...

Hi all

Due to circumstances, my children will have to be in full-time childcare starting this August. I have decided not to send them to preschool (a whole other can of worms which I posted a bit...
Forum: Waldorf   07-04-2010, 11:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,448
Posted By mama_tigress
So nobody has any thoughts? I realize it is an...

So nobody has any thoughts? I realize it is an unusual situation, but I really am unsure what else I can do at this point.

I have considered contacting the Waldorf teacher training programs to...
Forum: Waldorf   07-03-2010, 12:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,180
Posted By mama_tigress
Thank you for this. One of the things I am...

Thank you for this.

One of the things I am finding myself drawn to with Waldorf is the daily/weekly/yearly rhythm. I think my family would be much calmer and happier if we had more of a daily...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   07-02-2010, 11:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,885
Posted By mama_tigress
Quote: Originally Posted by AmyC...

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Originally Posted by AmyC http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15575232)
Boy, it sounds like I never watch them (or...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   07-02-2010, 10:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 456
Posted By mama_tigress
My boy who is not nursing constantly wants to...

My boy who is not nursing constantly wants to twiddle my nipple at night and it is driving me bonkers! I don't let him do it, but it means that a few times a night I have to deal with him crying...
Forum: Waldorf   07-02-2010, 10:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,448
Posted By mama_tigress
I have no clue where exactly to post this, so...

I have no clue where exactly to post this, so I've chosen this forum. If it would be better somewhere else I would be happy to have a moderator move it. I also want advice with gentle discipline. I...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-17-2010, 09:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 587
Posted By mama_tigress
Quote: Originally Posted by ~bookcase~...

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Originally Posted by ~bookcase~ http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15413920)
you've got some great input.

i also...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-16-2010, 03:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 587
Posted By mama_tigress
I definitely agree that it sounds like they...

I definitely agree that it sounds like they might need some more time away from each other. It's hard to figure that one out (I'm trying right now with my 2-year-olds), but I do think that time away...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-15-2010, 04:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 718
Posted By mama_tigress
Thanks for the suggestions. Unfortunately I...

Thanks for the suggestions.

Unfortunately I don't really have anywhere else to put one of them. Also, it seems like they want to be near each other when they are asleep--not too close, but in the...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-15-2010, 04:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,115
Posted By mama_tigress
I love that photo, MamaRabbit!! My guys...

I love that photo, MamaRabbit!!

My guys didn't like sharing a crib from early on, unfortunately. I had always hoped they'd be long-term crib sharers, and then bed sharers. Now, at 2, I have one...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-15-2010, 03:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 523
Posted By mama_tigress
I totally understand!! You have my sympathy. And...

I totally understand!! You have my sympathy. And the lack of physical space is just as difficult as not having down time--just being climbed on all the time, etc.

I have an extremely rare moment...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-15-2010, 03:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,052
Posted By mama_tigress
esaesa, so sorry you are now on your own. I...

esaesa, so sorry you are now on your own. I lived with my parents for a while, and I was very glad to have somewhere to live, but it was so difficult. We've been living on our own since March, and...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-10-2010, 10:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,168
Posted By mama_tigress
You know, sometimes I fantasize about identical...

You know, sometimes I fantasize about identical triplets. Sometimes I will be in the room with my kids and look around wondering where the other one is (usually I'm holding one rofl). Even though I...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-10-2010, 10:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 718
Posted By mama_tigress
This is an issue people face with singletons, I...

This is an issue people face with singletons, I know, but it's complicated by the fact that my twins are doing things differently from each other. And my older boy never slept in a crib at all, so I...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-04-2010, 12:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,052
Posted By mama_tigress
This is all a lot of great advice! Thanks...

This is all a lot of great advice! Thanks http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

Cleaning is so tough for me. My kids don't seem to respond well to any of the cleaning up...
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