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Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 12:18 AM
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Posted By stormborn
Oh, my 8 yo motormouth would have so much fun...

Oh, my 8 yo motormouth would have so much fun with a captive phone audience, too, Turquesa.
"Are you up to date on your shots?'
"I don't know! Are you!? How many kids do YOU have? What are their...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-29-2017, 08:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 387
Posted By stormborn
I think backing off entirely for a while would be...

I think backing off entirely for a while would be a good idea. He's shown you and several schools that he just isn't ready, it sounds like you are both frustrated, and 8 is so young. Whatever he's...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-17-2017, 03:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 449
Posted By stormborn
I don't think it was called "rent", but when my...

I don't think it was called "rent", but when my boyfriend moved in with us (I was about 17, I think) we were expected to contribute as adults with household expenses. Ten years later when my Mom and...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-13-2017, 10:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,139
Posted By stormborn
I'm sure the OP has good intentions, but that's...

I'm sure the OP has good intentions, but that's like going straight to an ENT Doc for a stuffy nose or an oral surgeon for a cavity....it's just not necessary to jump right to a specialist for a...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-10-2017, 03:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,139
Posted By stormborn
Oh, absolutely. We have both, and my girls can...

Oh, absolutely. We have both, and my girls can read them anytime (they're shelved with the textbooks) even if some of it wouldn't apply yet.
I wish that had been around when I was a kid! Some of it...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-09-2017, 11:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,139
Posted By stormborn
There is a teen book by the same author- Cycle...

There is a teen book by the same author- Cycle Savvy-but it's aimed at older teens and might be a but much for an 11yo. It focused a lot on consent, respect and safety within relationships as well as...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-09-2017, 06:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,139
Posted By stormborn
Moominmama, I was just going to tag you in on...

Moominmama, I was just going to tag you in on this thread!

It's much the same in the US-a young teen wouldn't be seen by an OB/GYN unless there was a problem and even then it would most likely be...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-07-2017, 02:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 709
Posted By stormborn
We've always had a signal among the neighborhood...

We've always had a signal among the neighborhood kids.With my oldest it was a flag in the window if they were available to play, the youngest and her friends use stuffed animals on the porch railing...
Forum: Unschooling   04-22-2017, 02:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,637
Posted By stormborn
Aw, I'm sorry healthy momma. I'm at work so...

Aw, I'm sorry healthy momma. I'm at work so this'll be quick, but it will get better. Yours are 4 and 5 yrs old, if I remember correctly? Those are hard ages and it's especially hard to switch...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-15-2017, 02:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,493
Posted By stormborn
Are we talking "burn the house down" levels of...

Are we talking "burn the house down" levels of can't-be-left-alone, or "sit on his butt playing games and going hungry"? If it's the latter I would most likely go without him and have a good time....
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-28-2017, 03:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,230
Posted By stormborn
Your English is fine. :) I have two daughters...

Your English is fine. :)
I have two daughters (8 and 15) and in that situation they are expected to go the the adults in charge first, of course, but if that fails they know that my husband and I...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-09-2017, 08:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,170
Posted By stormborn
Oh, yes, that's why we only allowed it...

Oh, yes, that's why we only allowed it occasionally at that age. I never used any particular site- just searched "puppies" on YouTube or wherever. My youngest was obsessed with sloths at that age, so...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-05-2017, 02:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,170
Posted By stormborn
Smart kid to figure that out! It's not a good...

Smart kid to figure that out! It's not a good thing all the time, but I had no problem using animal videos for "emergencies"- kid losing control in the grocery line, brushing toddler teeth, alone...
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-23-2017, 04:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,968
Posted By stormborn
Sure, I would. How could I let a screaming baby...

Sure, I would. How could I let a screaming baby go hungry if I had a choice? Of course I would get the Moms' permission if possible, but it sounds like in this case she was in surgery and...
Forum: Unschooling   02-19-2017, 01:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,284
Posted By stormborn
Aw, as much as the "trophies for everyone" trend...

Aw, as much as the "trophies for everyone" trend annoys me, the award from Grandma sounds sweet!

My Mom kinda set the attitude for stuff like that when dd1 was about 6 and up in arms that her...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-18-2017, 11:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,058
Posted By stormborn
That sounds typical for a 4 yr old. :) Also...

That sounds typical for a 4 yr old. :) Also consider that you and your wife are relatively new to her, which might make her nervous and more excitable than usual.
Our girls had very different...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-01-2017, 03:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 665
Posted By stormborn
We usually buy a treat for the kids....this year...

We usually buy a treat for the kids....this year we'll probably give them $ to go out for lunch so we can celebrate privately at home. ;)

I'd rather just ignore it, honestly, but it was impressed...
Forum: Parenting   01-28-2017, 10:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,666
Posted By stormborn
I'd hope so, but then again I've met people in...

I'd hope so, but then again I've met people in person who tell me how to dress my children...

Mine are 8 and 15, so the most involved I get in their clothing choices is requiring them to bring a...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-24-2017, 09:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,294
Posted By stormborn
There are, but most states have "close in age...

There are, but most states have "close in age exemptions" For example, in our state age of consent is 16, but as long as both partners are older than 12 and have no more than a 4 year age gap they...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-16-2017, 04:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,466
Posted By stormborn
If you haven't already, this would be the perfect...

If you haven't already, this would be the perfect time to go over the legalities of underage drinking where you live (in a state my 15yo visits regularly she could legally drink on private property)...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-11-2017, 03:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,605
Posted By stormborn
Me too! Other than mostly sticking to afternoon...

Me too! Other than mostly sticking to afternoon classes/activities/gatherings, our home schooling looks pretty much like the day dwellers. :D
It helps that my kids (8 &15) are night owls by nature,...
Forum: Women's Health   01-07-2017, 02:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,029
Posted By stormborn
I can relate, unfortunately. I realized after the...

I can relate, unfortunately. I realized after the fact that mine were probably triggered by a hormone imbalance because they stopped after dd2 was weaned. Maybe adjusting hormone levels will be the...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-01-2017, 02:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,294
Posted By stormborn
I wouldn't have any issue with that age...

I wouldn't have any issue with that age difference. Heck, my husband and I started dating at 14 and 17 and we've had 30 years together. ;)

Are you worried about the legality of it if their...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-01-2017, 01:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 829
Posted By stormborn
Whaaa? There's a new one?! Is it good? I got...

Whaaa? There's a new one?! Is it good?

I got what I wanted too-books and chocolate and new warm underwear. :D
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   01-01-2017, 01:16 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,426
Posted By stormborn
^All of this! Why on earth would you want to...

^All of this! Why on earth would you want to spend any of your time with a partner who thinks so little of you, your opinions and your dick, FFS?!
Do you think she would stick around if you told her...
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