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Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-24-2016, 10:24 AM
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Posted By PirateQueen
He can say he's 18 in a few months, when he turns...

He can say he's 18 in a few months, when he turns 18.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-23-2016, 03:58 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 7,464
Posted By PirateQueen
In the world I live in, the "right precautions"...

In the world I live in, the "right precautions" for safe Internet use include:
- no non-adults on adult websites
- children don't pose as adults on websites where people are looking for sexual...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-23-2016, 11:33 AM
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Posted By PirateQueen
Hmmmm. I've read your other posts on MDC. ...

Hmmmm.

I've read your other posts on MDC.

I think your judgment may be a little off here.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-20-2016, 04:38 PM
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Posted By PirateQueen
Don't do this. It's a really, really bad idea. ...

Don't do this. It's a really, really bad idea.

Teenagers meet other teenagers online every day without lying about their ages on sites for adults.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-12-2016, 03:31 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 7,464
Posted By PirateQueen
I made a whole list of suggestions on how to meet...

I made a whole list of suggestions on how to meet girls. It was extensive. It's at the top of this page.

Sorry it didn't work.

Or were you looking for something more like this:

"It's so...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-01-2016, 09:34 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 7,464
Posted By PirateQueen
I absolutely 100% guarantee you there is a...

I absolutely 100% guarantee you there is a Facebook group for your son's college.

Absolutely.

100%.

Facebook was invented to help students at colleges in the US connect with each other....
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-27-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 7,464
Posted By PirateQueen
Did your son do Nanowrimo? Did he go to the...

Did your son do Nanowrimo? Did he go to the meet-ups or participate in the online forums? Does he use social media at all? Posted his stuff on AO3? Blogged? Because those have been a boon for...
Forum: California, Nevada   08-02-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 571
Posted By PirateQueen
I'm glad you like your insurance. I'm gonna...

I'm glad you like your insurance.

I'm gonna risk picking a fight though, by pointing out that, in a single payer system, access to affordable health care is not an employment benefit and is...
Forum: California, Nevada   08-02-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 571
Posted By PirateQueen
I totally agree! I live for the day when the...

I totally agree! I live for the day when the U.S. Has a single-payer system that takes care of that. But we don't yet, and strmis was asking for numbers, so I was curious.
Forum: California, Nevada   07-30-2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 571
Posted By PirateQueen
Laurucha, do you know what your insurance co paid?

Laurucha, do you know what your insurance co paid?
Forum: California, Nevada   07-25-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 571
Posted By PirateQueen
I don't have a bill handy. But mine...

I don't have a bill handy. But mine (uncomplicated, unmedicated, relatively short labors w/vaginal deliveries, healthy babies) were both over $10K. Insurance covered it - I didn't pay that.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-08-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 543
Posted By PirateQueen
Never attempt to manage your own child. Not a...

Never attempt to manage your own child. Not a good plan.

If she wants music as a career plan, she needs a vocal coach. When she is prepared, this person can help her with finding opportunities to...
Forum: Natural Parenting News   03-05-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,256
Posted By PirateQueen
Also, I know we've been trained to think we need...

Also, I know we've been trained to think we need to clean All The Things when our kids have lice on their heads and to segregate the clean from the unclean - but lice live on heads. They don't leave...
Forum: Natural Parenting News   03-05-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,256
Posted By PirateQueen
don't burn your kids' heads! The key to the hair...

don't burn your kids' heads! The key to the hair dryer trick is NOT heat - it's drying out the eggs. It does nothing for live lice. Which is OK. Getting rid of eggs is totally worthwhile, and you...
Forum: March 2015 Due Date Club   12-09-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 822
Posted By PirateQueen
Mamashanti, I read your post above: as...

Mamashanti, I read your post above:



as a recommendation of this VERY VERY dangerous choice to the OP in this thread. In your later post, you're saying it was dangerous, but in the one I just...
Forum: Doulas   11-23-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 931
Posted By PirateQueen
I love knowing a Bishop score, and if I was a...

I love knowing a Bishop score, and if I was a doula whose client was considering induction I would definitely want that information. But doulas don't decide when to induce. Moms and doctors make that...
Forum: Doulas   11-23-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 931
Posted By PirateQueen
Well, the average first labor is 24 hours. That's...

Well, the average first labor is 24 hours. That's an average. its not unusual for labor to be longer.

You haven't told us the reasons for this induction - and you shouldn't, that private...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   07-27-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 964
Posted By PirateQueen
Schools have to follow OSHA regulations like...

Schools have to follow OSHA regulations like everyone else. The teachers union and the construction workers' union aren't going to let those things fly, and I know that teachers' unions, at least,...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   07-13-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 964
Posted By PirateQueen
Lots of schools that aren't under repair have...

Lots of schools that aren't under repair have mold and dust.

I'm certain your son will be safe from lead paint, and sewage leaks should be addressed promptly.

IMO, this is a minor issue. A...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   07-13-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 707
Posted By PirateQueen
If you want pets (and can afford them), owning...

If you want pets (and can afford them), owning land in a rural area can facilitate that.

If you want a herd that will earn you money, but you aren't going to eat your animals or sell them for...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-21-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 956
Posted By PirateQueen
Are you limiting TV because you want to limit...

Are you limiting TV because you want to limit access to fantasy?  Will you be screening their reading for that as well? 
 
How are you deciding which characters are fake and which characters are...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-20-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 956
Posted By PirateQueen
Tinuviel, I think your post represents a...

Tinuviel, I think your post represents a significant way the culture has changed.
 
When I was growing up, there was one way to watch TV - you turned it on and sat in front of it, and you chose...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-20-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 956
Posted By PirateQueen
I grew up without television.  I am fine.   ...

I grew up without television.  I am fine.
 
It was sometimes very isolating.  I did not fit in.  Sometimes that was extremely painful.  It sounds incredibly trivial to adults, but there were times...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-17-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 606
Posted By PirateQueen
My kids have done all of that stuff.    They...

My kids have done all of that stuff. 
 
They didn't need to be taught.  Those behaviors are normal reactions to stimuli for children in infantile stages of neurological development.  Some of those...
Forum: Learning at School   03-16-2014, 04:37 PM
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Views: 1,872
Posted By PirateQueen
I think there's probably some kind of solution...

I think there's probably some kind of solution that involves a combination of insect-shield clothing, bug repellant, and getting help for your anxiety and does not involve selling a house in the...
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