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Forum: Stay at Home Parents   01-29-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,163
Posted By TinkerBelle
About 30 years ago, my husband and his siblings...

About 30 years ago, my husband and his siblings were playing in the pool at their home in Florida. His niece, then a baby, managed to get into the pool area and slipped into the pool without anyone...
Forum: Parents as Partners   01-28-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 382
Posted By TinkerBelle
I have a child who has Autism and one who has...

I have a child who has Autism and one who has Aspergers. I totally understand how frustrating that can  be to deal with. I am not perfect, and I know I have made mistakes.
 
But he is abusing your...
Forum: Parents as Partners   01-28-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,936
Posted By TinkerBelle
Dangerous. It only takes a few minutes for a...

Dangerous. It only takes a few minutes for a tragedy to occur. I would make this a hill to die on.
Forum: Parenting   08-05-2011, 04:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,171
Posted By TinkerBelle
There is a huge difference between truly not...

There is a huge difference between truly not liking a food and not wanting to eat what is being served. In our house, if you have tried it and truly don't like it, there are other things you can...
Forum: Parenting   07-16-2011, 03:38 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,549
Posted By TinkerBelle
I would not cancel camp. It is hard enough when...

I would not cancel camp. It is hard enough when children think that the baby always comes first and it is not true. Canceling the camp might cause resentment and jealousy issues. I don't understand...
Forum: Parents as Partners   07-16-2011, 05:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By TinkerBelle
 I don't believe that some men really don't get...

 I don't believe that some men really don't get it. I think that they either don't care, or honestly think that they are above doing housework.
Forum: Parenting   07-09-2011, 06:25 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,549
Posted By TinkerBelle
Not CIO. He will get over it and it will not...

Not CIO. He will get over it and it will not kill him to cry while you do what you have to do. I think that getting it over with and not prolonging the journey is the best thing.
Forum: Parents as Partners   07-08-2011, 05:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By TinkerBelle
Immature people make my blood boil. So he was...

Immature people make my blood boil. So he was not doted on enough? Didn't get attention 24/7? Well cry me a river. Who DOES get constant attention? Good grief! I don't know the background, but...
Forum: Parenting   07-02-2011, 11:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 800
Posted By TinkerBelle
Put your foot down and TELL her how it is going...

Put your foot down and TELL her how it is going to be? If your husband doesn't like it, well tough. He should have been a MAN and dealt with his mother, not been disloyal to his WIFE.
 
She knows...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-25-2011, 04:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,407
Posted By TinkerBelle
Whatever you do, don't plead and cry and beg a...

Whatever you do, don't plead and cry and beg a child to answer you.
 
He is three and he will need reminding that hurting others is unacceptable.  Also, there should be consequences should he do...
Forum: Parenting   05-14-2011, 09:35 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,323
Posted By TinkerBelle
He needs to grow up. I know that I will get...

He needs to grow up. I know that I will get flamed, but if you have sex, you are, in essence, willing to become a parent, because as we know, birth control can fail.
 
How would he like it if you...
Forum: Parents as Partners   05-07-2011, 06:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,679
Posted By TinkerBelle
 My sons SHOULD put their families before me,...


My sons SHOULD put their families before me, should they marry and have children. I, at that time in the future, as the older mother, should not dominate the holiday. In fact, I plan to be a MIL...
Forum: Parents as Partners   05-07-2011, 07:52 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,679
Posted By TinkerBelle
Okay. But is still not wrong if a younger mom...

Okay. But is still not wrong if a younger mom wants THE day for herself every so often. And my MIL is 77 today. We won't see her due to distance, but if we were living nearby, we would see her...
Forum: Parents as Partners   05-07-2011, 06:58 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,679
Posted By TinkerBelle
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Forum: Parents as Partners   05-05-2011, 10:23 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,679
Posted By TinkerBelle
I don't feel ONE bit sorry for the men. In my...

I don't feel ONE bit sorry for the men. In my opinion, the older moms have had many years of getting what they want. They should step back and let the younger moms have their day for a change.
 ...
Forum: Parenting   03-21-2011, 03:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 845
Posted By TinkerBelle
Not to mention that children need to learn that...

Not to mention that children need to learn that not everything is always about them. Even at a young age. It is a good time to teach about compassion for others.
 
Good luck. I am also a Mama with...
Forum: Parents as Partners   03-18-2011, 04:55 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,361
Posted By TinkerBelle
"Pot isn't illegal everywhere, but really that...

"Pot isn't illegal everywhere, but really that isn't the point. I wouldn't want a partner that had to numb themselves to life in order to get through it. Pain meds, alcohol, overeating...those...
Forum: Parents as Partners   03-13-2011, 07:06 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,361
Posted By TinkerBelle
To answer your question, NO, I would not stay...

To answer your question, NO, I would not stay with someone who uses illegal drugs. (pot is an illegal substance where I live)
 
You are not crazy or stupid. If the wrong people catch wind of his...
Forum: Parents as Partners   03-12-2011, 12:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 739
Posted By TinkerBelle
Well, I went back to college and got my degree....

Well, I went back to college and got my degree. I have been unable to find a job within my chosen field, so I am currently working in a govt job that pays only about 2 bucks above min wage. It...
Forum: Parents as Partners   03-10-2011, 03:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 739
Posted By TinkerBelle
 I totally agree with this. On what planet...


I totally agree with this. On what planet would a MAN think that he should not have to step up, and provide for HIS family. He has the nerve to call you nasty names and blame YOU, while you have...
Forum: Parents as Partners   03-02-2011, 03:51 PM
Replies: 44
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Views: 2,783
Posted By TinkerBelle
Sounds like your DH needs to grow up.   I...

Sounds like your DH needs to grow up.
 
I work. Do I enjoy being up at 5 am, and dealing with snotty customers all day? Nope. But, I do it, because I am an adult, a responsible parent and we need...
Forum: Parents as Partners   02-26-2011, 05:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 582
Posted By TinkerBelle
I work. DH is at home. I don't like going to...

I work. DH is at home. I don't like going to work. However, I enjoy my time at home and don't bring the crap home with me. That is what I feel you have to do. Someone has to work and provide for the...
Forum: Parenting   02-21-2011, 02:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 783
Posted By TinkerBelle
To answer your question, yes I correct my...

To answer your question, yes I correct my children when they do a social no-no.
 
I want my boys to grow up to be polite and considerate people. I may not correct them in front of others but I do...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   02-18-2011, 04:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 647
Posted By TinkerBelle
We handle it as a tag team. I clean up the...

We handle it as a tag team. I clean up the child, he cleans up the mess. Then, we can all get back to bed.
 
I work and he stays home now, but when it was the other way around, even if he had to...
Forum: Parents as Partners   02-18-2011, 04:18 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,578
Posted By TinkerBelle
Sounds like neither one of you is willing to...

Sounds like neither one of you is willing to give an inch.
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