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Forum: The Childhood Years   09-03-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By lmkirche
I found out they were stolen from his teacher....

I found out they were stolen from his teacher. We talked about stealing and he is now writing an apology letter to his teacher and will return them tomorrow.

Thank you for your support:)
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-03-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By lmkirche
My seven year old son came home from school...

My seven year old son came home from school today with over 50 small magnets in his pocket. When I asked him where he got them, he said "I'll never tell you". I told him that I need him to tell me...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-30-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By lmkirche
When I use the website, I either type in a book...

When I use the website, I either type in a book that I am curious about or type in a book that my son read and enjoyed to find a similar book at the same level or a similar book at a different...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-30-2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By lmkirche
Do you know his reading level or what books have...

Do you know his reading level or what books have been successful recently.
Here is a great site to search for books and find out their reading and interest level:
...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-29-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By lmkirche
All you mamas are so helpful! It is so nice just...

All you mamas are so helpful! It is so nice just to read your responses and know that I am not alone. Thank you so much:)
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-29-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By lmkirche
I have a seven year old son in second grade. I...

I have a seven year old son in second grade. I am struggling with my expectations of him, whether or not they are too much and how to address them. Since he is at school now, time at home is so...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-28-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 423
Posted By lmkirche
My seven year old son also loves to read and has...

My seven year old son also loves to read and has finished many of the book series that your son has. Some other ones that he loved were:

A-Z Mysteries
Catwings
Melvin Beederman
Jo Schmo
The...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-22-2012, 03:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 673
Posted By lmkirche
My son has started first grade and I keep...

My son has started first grade and I keep getting calls home from the dean saying that my son did something wrong. Today I picked up my son from the bus stop and the bus driver came out to speak to...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-30-2012, 07:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 303
Posted By lmkirche
How about a time out so both you and your dd can...

How about a time out so both you and your dd can calm down?
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-27-2011, 12:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 595
Posted By lmkirche
Great thread. . .I'm going to check some of...

Great thread. . .I'm going to check some of these out at my library:)
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   11-24-2010, 04:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 387
Posted By lmkirche
Does anybody here send their kids to this...

Does anybody here send their kids to this school? What are your thoughts?
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-16-2010, 03:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 280
Posted By lmkirche
I am looking for a book list on gentle...

I am looking for a book list on gentle discipline philosophy.  I have a teacher friend who would like to incorporate it into her classroom.  Does anybody have any recommendations?
Thanks:)
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   06-04-2010, 01:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 680
Posted By lmkirche
Is there an API playgroup in this area? I went...

Is there an API playgroup in this area? I went to the website and found nothing.

There is alot of homeschooling groups in my area, but I'm not planning on homeschooling.
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-03-2010, 11:04 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,250
Posted By lmkirche
My family does breakfast together. My husband...

My family does breakfast together. My husband works late and son goes to bed early so weekdays don't work out. However, we do eat dinner together on weekends.
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   06-03-2010, 11:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 680
Posted By lmkirche
I live in Eden Prairie and would love to meet up...

I live in Eden Prairie and would love to meet up with other mamas of the same mind. I have a 4 year old boy who could use some more social interaction as well!...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-19-2010, 10:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,400
Posted By lmkirche
My son got a balance bike at three. He never had...

My son got a balance bike at three. He never had a tricycle or pedal bike. He actually doesn't know how to pedal, but he can ride this balance bike all the way down a hill - balancing! I love it. I...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-19-2010, 10:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,569
Posted By lmkirche
Maybe when he gets physical, just grab him and...

Maybe when he gets physical, just grab him and bear hug him and say, "Hands are for hugging". Maybe that type of physical contact will work.

Maybe completely leave the situation and ignore it....
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   04-13-2010, 10:17 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,892
Posted By lmkirche
I guess I'm the only one in Eden Prairie...

I guess I'm the only one in Eden Prairie http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif

I'm Lisa and I have a 4 year old boy!
I'm the only AP mama I know other than y'all...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-06-2010, 08:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,569
Posted By lmkirche
Yeah. . .we started this only 4 months ago or...

Yeah. . .we started this only 4 months ago or so. My son is 4.We never did that at 2. Sorry. He might not get it at only 2. I think at two I just took his hands and said "gentle touch" and tried to...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-06-2010, 03:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,569
Posted By lmkirche
I would just say, "You need to stay on the step"...

I would just say, "You need to stay on the step" "You need to be quiet". If he got up or would talk, I would add one more minute and calmly but firmly say - "That's one more minute". He understood...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-06-2010, 02:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,569
Posted By lmkirche
My son has/had this exact same problem!!...

My son has/had this exact same problem!! Exactly! He would take his silliness to a physical point both at home and at preschool. Lots of hitting and pushing while laughing. We tried EVERYTHING!!...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-05-2010, 01:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 403
Posted By lmkirche
I guess what I have been doing is similar to...

I guess what I have been doing is similar to asking when I already know the answer. Generally it goes something like. . ."Did you wash your hands?" "Yes" and then I smell his hands to check. Or I...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-04-2010, 07:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 403
Posted By lmkirche
My 4 year old son has started lying alot lately....

My 4 year old son has started lying alot lately. About going potty, washing hands, putting underwear on, hiding broken toys, etc. He's afraid of getting in trouble. What do I do? How do I deal with...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   12-13-2009, 09:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 408
Posted By lmkirche
Not that I know of. I don't do that, but when...

Not that I know of. I don't do that, but when I've asked the doctors about it, they say they have no problem with it.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-11-2009, 11:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 543
Posted By lmkirche
All you ladies are bringing up some very good...

All you ladies are bringing up some very good points. I think you might be spot on. I definetly need to reread this, think about it more, and bring it up to both his teachers and his father.
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