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Forum: The Mindful Home   11-02-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 235
Posted By tribord
We are in the market for a new dishwasher and I...

We are in the market for a new dishwasher and I am hoping to get one that is less toxic than a traditional dishwasher, with its plastic tub and PVC-lined racks.  Does anyone have any specific...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-13-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 597
Posted By tribord
Haven't done it yet, but both kids would...

Haven't done it yet, but both kids would probably be fairly comfortable with DH overnight at this point.  DS (2.5) still nurses at bedtime and then at 6:30am in the morning so even if I did go...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-04-2013, 09:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 983
Posted By tribord
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by swd12422 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1382673/5-year-old-not-listening-at-school-either#post_17345610)...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-04-2013, 09:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 983
Posted By tribord
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by ISISandOSIRIS http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-03-2013, 06:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 983
Posted By tribord
I recently started a reward chart for my...

I recently started a reward chart for my 5-YO daughter for not hurting other people when she is really angry.  The first one she's ever had.  I wouldn't go so far as to call it bribery but it is...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   04-23-2013, 05:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By tribord
My 5-year-old is very whiny and demanding and...

My 5-year-old is very whiny and demanding and extremely challenging, but luckily relatively well-behaved at kid-friendly activities outside the home.  My 2.5 is just like this: "there is always...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   04-02-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 349
Posted By tribord
Reviving an old thread to ask if anyone has any...

Reviving an old thread to ask if anyone has any yerba mate favorites that are available from Frontier?  There are so many varieties and I'm not sure what to try first.  I would like to try out yerba...
Forum: Potty Learning   04-01-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 352
Posted By tribord
I do love Everyone Poops.  We keep that one by...

I do love Everyone Poops.  We keep that one by my son's potty because he love to read it while he poops.  :)
 
Another one I liked was the Dr. Sears potty book, You Can Go to the Potty. 
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-26-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 694
Posted By tribord
I agree with putting a mattress on the floor and...

I agree with putting a mattress on the floor and lying down with her.  I did the Sleep Lady Shuffle with my oldest at bedtimes and naptimes and deeply, deeply regret it.  It didn't "work" for us and...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-04-2013, 05:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 14,327
Posted By tribord
wagz-  what is a 3 Rules/4 Questions system?

wagz-  what is a 3 Rules/4 Questions system?
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-03-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 176
Posted By tribord
Does anyone know of any good kids' books that...

Does anyone know of any good kids' books that promote caring and getting along with siblings?  My kids do have a lot of tenderness to each other at times, but tend to fight a lot as well.  Things...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-28-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By tribord
My DS (2.5) actually does this often to my DD...

My DS (2.5) actually does this often to my DD (5) and has been doing so since before he was a year old.  I think it is developmentally normal for a child that age, although of course not acceptable...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-28-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By tribord
Lately I have been struggling a lot with my...

Lately I have been struggling a lot with my kids. I have a 2.5 DS, who is objectively is more difficult due to being 2, being stuck at about 90% potty-trained for months, and the fact that I am home...
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-28-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 531
Posted By tribord
I would like to get some support with my mood  (...

I would like to get some support with my mood  ( depression/anxiety/irritability) and looking for something other than conventional pharmaceuticals.  I came across a supplement called "Joy" from...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-22-2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,008
Posted By tribord
I love the title of your post.  I ask myself...

I love the title of your post.  I ask myself that very question many times a day.  My oldest is in preschool every day, so it's not like I have both all day long, and we have a housecleaner every...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-22-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 416
Posted By tribord
I am interested based on what I've read on her...

I am interested based on what I've read on her website and just ordered the book. Does anyone else here follow her method of parenting? 
Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-20-2013, 09:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 357
Posted By tribord
My newly 5-year-old DD has recently...

My newly 5-year-old DD has recently started namecalling and being rude to me, DH, and her brother.  I am pretty sure she picked it up at preschool (we don't namecall at home), and I'm not sure how...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-14-2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 5,863
Posted By tribord
He is beautiful! Congratulations!

He is beautiful! Congratulations!
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-14-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 608
Posted By tribord
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by newmamalizzy http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1374279/is-it-normal-for-a-3-year-old-to-seem-frenetic#post_17261865)
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Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-13-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 683
Posted By tribord
I have a sister and am happy to have her and...

I have a sister and am happy to have her and love her very much (although we did not get along well as kids)but I also know many (if not most that I have talked to) only children who were and are...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   02-12-2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,692
Posted By tribord
Shanesmom, i think your supplement regimen...

Shanesmom, i think your supplement regimen sounds great. If I may ask, what brands of calcium, probiotics, multi, and vit. C do you give your toddlers? My 2-year old will take fish oil and vitamin d...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-12-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 604
Posted By tribord
Well, putting aside the asking/ not asking...

Well, putting aside the asking/ not asking question, which I can get into later with her, I think, I guess I am specifically wondering how to explain that those parts should not be touched by other...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-10-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 604
Posted By tribord
I am having trouble explaining to DD why it is...

I am having trouble explaining to DD why it is not Ok to touch other's private parts or for others to touch hers. And yes, she has specifically asked "why?".

This seems like such a silly...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-10-2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 608
Posted By tribord
I don't have a comment specifically on your DD,...

I don't have a comment specifically on your DD, but I do want to say that preschool isn't necessarily directed-play. My children spend most of their preschool time playing with whatever they want....
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-09-2013, 08:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By tribord
Does he like licensed characters?  Usually I am...

Does he like licensed characters?  Usually I am not a fan of them and my kids haven't seen those movies but they love them anyway.  A Toy Story, SpongeBob or Cars bandaid might be appealing enough...
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