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Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-18-2007, 12:56 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,253
Posted By katallen
Quote: Originally Posted by monkey's mom...

Quote:
Originally Posted by monkey's mom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/7864998)
I dunno....if my kids need my help...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-18-2007, 12:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 572
Posted By katallen
I suggest going for earings that have absolutely...

I suggest going for earings that have absolutely no nickel in them because nickel allergies are very common. Even the earrings that are for sensitive ears have nickel and some of the cheap gold or...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-18-2007, 12:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,359
Posted By katallen
If it is a beginning swimming lesson you would...

If it is a beginning swimming lesson you would think that they would be teaching the children how to swim not expecting them to come in knowing how to swim. Is this the first time she has ignored...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-16-2007, 01:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By katallen
I think that you should complain about the...

I think that you should complain about the treatment that your child is receiving and find another teacher or another center for him even if it is more convenient not to. There is no way that he is...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-16-2007, 01:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 412
Posted By katallen
It is very normal to have to keep repeating...

It is very normal to have to keep repeating yourself and picking him up and moving him away ten times before it sinks in for a little while. I think that what you should be doing is looking into...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-16-2007, 01:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,718
Posted By katallen
This seems like a pretty small thing. I would...

This seems like a pretty small thing. I would ignore it or at most tell the child to walk away and find somewhere else to be when you see it happen.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-16-2007, 12:54 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,253
Posted By katallen
My brother and I worked things out between...

My brother and I worked things out between ourselves when my mother got tired of the constant emotional drain and it was liberating for all of us. He gave as well as he got and my mother was a much...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-16-2007, 12:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 369
Posted By katallen
My dd has been able to keep herself clean for...

My dd has been able to keep herself clean for the most part when she eats for a long time now. She is four and a half and it probably helps that she goes to a school that does family style eating...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-16-2007, 12:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 559
Posted By katallen
I would discuss this with the daycare teacher...

I would discuss this with the daycare teacher also. If her yelling is scaring your child she needs to comfort your child. Providing comfort to a scared child is part of her job. If the teacher is...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-14-2007, 05:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By katallen
I asked our supervisor if she had gotten any...

I asked our supervisor if she had gotten any reactions of this sort and she said that we haven't at our center and suggested that I write again to let you know that you are allowed access to the...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-13-2007, 01:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 657
Posted By katallen
Would things get better in your marriage if you...

Would things get better in your marriage if you went to work and stayed. If there are a lot of arguments but they stem from you being a "suffocated SAHM" then possibly just getting out to work will...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-13-2007, 12:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 579
Posted By katallen
My mother did this before she married my...

My mother did this before she married my step-dad and I honestly never knew until she told me a few years ago. He had actually moved in a couple months before they got married and still we were...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-13-2007, 12:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 891
Posted By katallen
It is very normal for women in abusive...

It is very normal for women in abusive relationships to change their mind about leaving their abusive partner and they go back an average of seven times. I do think that your relationship sounds...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   04-13-2007, 12:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 287
Posted By katallen
I just force myself to do it and not drop out....

I just force myself to do it and not drop out. It helps that I work in a low paying/low stature job so I have a very clear idea of what my future holds if I don't stick with things, but when I am...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   04-13-2007, 12:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 675
Posted By katallen
Quote: Originally Posted by mamadeb...

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Originally Posted by mamadeb http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/7807217)
Thanks for the support.
I know she is still...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-13-2007, 12:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By katallen
I have seen the video that is used in the...

I have seen the video that is used in the Touching Curriculum and it really isn't scary or graphic. It is a cartoon about a child who's babysitter wants to touch him and he says no and goes to bed...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-13-2007, 11:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,831
Posted By katallen
I block the sensor with my purse or my body if...

I block the sensor with my purse or my body if there is no other toilet choice. In some places that are kid friendly (our local library) the sensor can sense a child but in most places it can't.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-13-2007, 11:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By katallen
I like the phrase "I'm not offering a choice"...

I like the phrase "I'm not offering a choice" for this type of situation. It can also help some kids to do things on a schedule. Maybe changing him at set times and offering meals to him at set...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   04-11-2007, 11:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 798
Posted By katallen
When my dd was close to this age I read a part...

When my dd was close to this age I read a part in the Womanly Art of Breastfeeding that was written by a mother who found that her main source of interaction with her child was through nursing and...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-09-2007, 12:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,530
Posted By katallen
I don't think it is very age appropriate to...

I don't think it is very age appropriate to expect a child to sit quietly and listen to a long boring church service. In my experience they tend to last from one to three hours and they don't engage...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-09-2007, 12:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 757
Posted By katallen
My child hasn't done this, but the lead teacher...

My child hasn't done this, but the lead teacher I work with now has been doing preschool for thirty years and she told me that all children do this and was quite surprised my dd hadn't done it yet....
Forum: Parenting   04-09-2007, 11:54 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 13,064
Posted By katallen
I let my dd ride in the cars that our mall...

I let my dd ride in the cars that our mall provides or rent a stroller when we have to take the bus. It is to save her energy for the long walk between the bus stop and our home while I carry the...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-04-2007, 12:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 590
Posted By katallen
Is her napping schedule sporadic (every time she...

Is her napping schedule sporadic (every time she seems sleepy) or pretty set? If you are very sporadic about napping times I suggest looking into making a schedule of when you will lay down and rest...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-04-2007, 12:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,777
Posted By katallen
DD is four and a half and is just now starting...

DD is four and a half and is just now starting to want covers on her and wanting to stay cuddled in them the way I remember wanting covers as a child. Are you able to turn the heat up at all? If you...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   04-04-2007, 12:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 52,929
Posted By katallen
Airport security only takes a high school...

Airport security only takes a high school diploma. You have to do a test for it but it pays pretty well.
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