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Forum: Life With a Baby   08-26-2015, 10:36 AM
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Posted By EnviroBecca
I think the idea that you are entitled to receive...

I think the idea that you are entitled to receive a gift when you give birth is problematic in several ways: It's materialistic, it shifts the focus to what he buys for you rather than what he does...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-19-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,180
Posted By EnviroBecca
I'm sorry this is off-topic from the original...

I'm sorry this is off-topic from the original discussion, but I feel it needs to be addressed. Dawn's Mom wrote: There really is such a thing as precocious puberty. It doesn't mean having things...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-19-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By EnviroBecca
Yes! I was raised with P.E.T. When I was 8 or 9...

Yes! I was raised with P.E.T. When I was 8 or 9 years old, I noticed the book in the family bookcase and read some of it, and it really increased my appreciation of the respectful way my parents...
Forum: Learning at School   08-19-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 629
Posted By EnviroBecca
I also had some of these experiences in school,...

I also had some of these experiences in school, even one from the pre-video era: My elementary school had a film that vividly depicted why you should not do things like use a table saw without...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-18-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 638
Posted By EnviroBecca
Thanks for the input. We still have not written...

Thanks for the input. We still have not written the letter (lots going on, including a recent car accident--my injury is very minor, and everyone else is fine except the car, but oh the insurance...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-07-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 789
Posted By EnviroBecca
Dawn's Mom wrote::scratch Why were you...

Dawn's Mom wrote::scratch Why were you "appalled"? If it is okay for both sexes to wear all colors and styles (as you said--and I agree) then why is it appalling if someone is mistaken about your...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-07-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 638
Posted By EnviroBecca
Does the dentist lie to your child?

Now that this has happened to us with two different dentists, and now that my son is not so little anymore, I'm feeling more strongly about it than I did the first time. (Also, this time my clearly...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-07-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By EnviroBecca
My first choice is always used shoes, because...

My first choice is always used shoes, because toddlers grow so fast that they don't wear out their shoes. If you don't know anyone with a slightly older/larger child, try consignment stores, thrift...
Forum: Reuse & Recycle   08-07-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 800
Posted By EnviroBecca
Look at Consumer Reports or similar publications...

Look at Consumer Reports or similar publications to find a dishwasher with good cleaning abilities. Another thing to consider is the amount of noise it makes. If you're in the USA, the power...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-29-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 469
Posted By EnviroBecca
My advice is different, not because I think any...

My advice is different, not because I think any of the advice you've gotten is bad/wrong but because I think this is another possible approach:

Try putting her to bed just before the time when she...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-29-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 598
Posted By EnviroBecca
It doesn't have anything to do with wiping...

It doesn't have anything to do with wiping technique. If you get a pinworm egg into your mouth (usually, it was under your fingernail; you picked it up after someone did not wash hands thoroughly...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-29-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 523
Posted By EnviroBecca
You don't have to like the kids, but you have to...

You don't have to like the kids, but you have to take the responsibility seriously. And it certainly is easier and more fun if you like the kids and they like you!!

I think kids interested in...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-28-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 976
Posted By EnviroBecca
DetroitMom, I don't see anything in the OP that...

DetroitMom, I don't see anything in the OP that makes me think she is uncomfortable with her daughter's sexual orientation. What I'm seeing is that she's uncomfortable with the idea of her daughter...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-22-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 270
Posted By EnviroBecca
Thanks. It does seem like it was a weird...

Thanks. It does seem like it was a weird one-time thing possibly related to her teething. She did fine without a bottle Friday and Monday, and then when she was back at the sitter yesterday she was...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-22-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,044
Posted By EnviroBecca
Thanks for the information, Moominmamma. I had...

Thanks for the information, Moominmamma. I had not heard about that research finding. I looked it up, and that was a study of prostitutes using nonoxynol-9 about 5 times as often as anyone's...
Forum: Women's Health   07-21-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By EnviroBecca
Bleeding stopped on the 19th, so I decided to...

Bleeding stopped on the 19th, so I decided to wait until this happens again to talk to the midwife. I did ask about it before, around February, but didn't get much of a response, just that I wasn't...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-20-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,044
Posted By EnviroBecca
Wow, I had no idea! I knew that some people get...

Wow, I had no idea! I knew that some people get burning sensations from spermicide, but I didn't realize it was such a widespread problem that any country had stopped allowing it to be sold. Yikes.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-20-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 976
Posted By EnviroBecca
It isn't realistic to tell a 12-year-old not to...

It isn't realistic to tell a 12-year-old not to discuss her sexuality with her friends that she knows in person. It is wise to tell her not to discuss her sexuality with people she met on...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-20-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,044
Posted By EnviroBecca
Actually, there are several forms of spermicide...

Actually, there are several forms of spermicide available in most drugstores, which increase the effectiveness of condoms and do not have any hormonal side effects. That's what I used when I was a...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-20-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,990
Posted By EnviroBecca
I don't think it has anything to do with being...

I don't think it has anything to do with being circumcised or not. Jeans are kind of rough on the inside; some kids don't mind that, but others do, including my son. Also, as Daisy8s said, having...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-20-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 673
Posted By EnviroBecca
It's only an hour for all the families in the...

It's only an hour for all the families in the class? This sounds like mainly a time to get acquainted, not a conference. If it's for children as well as parents, I'd focus on getting your child...
Forum: Women's Health   07-17-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By EnviroBecca
bleeding after period should be over

My period started the evening of the 8th. It was heavy on the 9th and 10th, much lighter on the 11th and 12th, so then it should have been over. But today is the 17th, and I'm still bleeding: small...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-17-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 270
Posted By EnviroBecca
Question Is she weaning at 14 months?

My first child nursed until 28 months, very gradually reducing the number of feedings per day. In the final week, I remember several times when he wanted to nurse but would just put his mouth...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-13-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 655
Posted By EnviroBecca
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen is a great book! ...

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen is a great book!

For situations like the one on the playdate, I think the best approach is to make sure he understands what happened and understands that the other...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-13-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By EnviroBecca
Because of that reaction, you will never know...

Because of that reaction, you will never know when she was telling the truth or whose idea it was. If it really was your daughter's idea, but you refused to believe her, now she knows that these...
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