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Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-18-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 674
Posted By MamaScout
Help me find the consequences for a button-pusher

I have a very headstrong ten year old boy, and a easygoing six year old girl.

The 10 year old boy is a limit-pusher and always has been. He is constantly trying to push the boundaries of what is...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-21-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By MamaScout
Thanks PGTlatte! Good advice! I will check into...

Thanks PGTlatte! Good advice! I will check into that program. We gave up on HWT over a year ago because it was putting me *me* in tears! 
 
You hit the nail on the head: I want to get handwriting...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-13-2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By MamaScout
My son, 8 1/2, has dysgraphia. He has been in OT...

My son, 8 1/2, has dysgraphia. He has been in OT for years and it is something that he struggles with daily. He is easily frustratable, and is unfortunately not one of those kinds of kids who will...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-04-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 184
Posted By MamaScout
I've been doing some research on food...

I've been doing some research on food dehydrators, and I'm at a loss. I had a cheap one years ago, but everything came out tasting like plastic, so I got rid of it.
 
I'd like to spend less than...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-30-2012, 07:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 668
Posted By MamaScout
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by BellinghamCrunchie http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-30-2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 269
Posted By MamaScout
I feel you. I am at that point too. I am the...

I feel you. I am at that point too. I am the parent. What I ask of my children is not unreasonable: Clean up after yourself. Be respectful of your parents and each other.
 
My mantra: I AM IN...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-29-2012, 08:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 668
Posted By MamaScout
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by transylvania_mom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1370861/how-to-stop-the-backtalk-in-an-8yo#post_17213125)...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-29-2012, 08:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 668
Posted By MamaScout
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by pek64 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1370861/how-to-stop-the-backtalk-in-an-8yo#post_17213093)

Quite...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-28-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 668
Posted By MamaScout
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by pek64 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1370861/how-to-stop-the-backtalk-in-an-8yo#post_17212585)

I don't...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-26-2012, 04:37 PM
Replies: 1,058
Views: 59,785
Posted By MamaScout
BECAUSE I SAID...

BECAUSE I SAID SO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-26-2012, 03:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 668
Posted By MamaScout
My 8 yo son has always been a strong-willed...

My 8 yo son has always been a strong-willed limit-pusher. I've recently found some success with the book "Setting Limits With Your Strong Willed Child." BUT--the back talk from him is really getting...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-21-2012, 08:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By MamaScout
I forgot to mention: yes, they need two vials...

I forgot to mention: yes, they need two vials but the nurse said it should not take any longer than two minutes if he holds still and cooperates. She will not do the draw without his permission, so...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-21-2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By MamaScout
Thanks for the great advice and encouragement...

Thanks for the great advice and encouragement everyone! I guess I should clarify a little bit. The woman doing the blood draw is a very sweet and experienced nurse that I know quite personally. She...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-21-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By MamaScout
My son has started seeing a naturopath for some...

My son has started seeing a naturopath for some help with his varied health problems.  Without going into all the long drawn out details, we are trying to get some food allergy testing for him. She...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-21-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 581
Posted By MamaScout
Just read this thought-provoking article on the...

Just read this thought-provoking article on the newyorker.com about the anthropological differences in parenting worldwide. So for those of us who try to parent in a more gentle (and possibly...
Forum: Mental Health   04-18-2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,769
Posted By MamaScout
Oh hugs to you. I am dealing with some serious...

Oh hugs to you. I am dealing with some serious stress, too. I homeschool my two kids, one of which has special needs. Managing his needs are extremely stressful. Some days I feel like there are...
Forum: Women's Health   04-17-2012, 06:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 308
Posted By MamaScout
I found the mahoosive thread on POP over in...

I found the mahoosive thread on POP over in childbirth and postpartum, but there's not a whole lot of action on that anymore. Anyone here with prolapse? I'm not really postpartum because I had my...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-29-2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,241
Posted By MamaScout
Thank you kathymuggle! All great ideas!!!

Thank you kathymuggle! All great ideas!!!
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-29-2012, 06:10 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,241
Posted By MamaScout
Okay, well, I think what's happening here is we...

Okay, well, I think what's happening here is we all have a variety of educational philosophies.  I have read John Holt and Sandra Dodd, and I know that for some people that works.  While I...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-29-2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,241
Posted By MamaScout
Thank you PGTlatte. Great advice.  I have...

Thank you PGTlatte. Great advice.  I have suspected dygraphia, but we have never had him tested.  His OT (whom he hasn't seen in over a year) just kind of made it clear that if we simply applied...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-27-2012, 03:17 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,241
Posted By MamaScout
Wow.  Thanks everyone, and what a lively...

Wow.  Thanks everyone, and what a lively debate!  It's been a while since I came back to check this and I was surprised to find so many replies!  There are some great suggestions in here, and I have...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-17-2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,241
Posted By MamaScout
KathrynH: I have done all of that.  We have a...

KathrynH: I have done all of that.  We have a list of things that we have to get through in a day, and he can easily see at a glace what has been done and what needs to be done. I've tried placing...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-17-2012, 09:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By MamaScout
Well, I'm sorry to say that I don't have much...

Well, I'm sorry to say that I don't have much advice for you, but I can offer you hugs and let you know that you are not alone!  My son is 7 and has SPD and also exhibits some ODD symptoms. We...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-17-2012, 09:14 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,241
Posted By MamaScout
Thanks, philomom. Just out of curiosity, do you...

Thanks, philomom. Just out of curiosity, do you have other children? Do they attend school or homeschool? My 4yo is absolutely dying to go to school. The example her brother is setting is not making...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-17-2012, 08:13 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,241
Posted By MamaScout
We've been homeschooling for a year now.  My 7...

We've been homeschooling for a year now.  My 7 year old son absolutely refuses to participate in anything school-ish.  He throws a fit, screams "no" at me, whines and complains.  When I make it...
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