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Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-23-2012, 10:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 741
Posted By mom2grrls
Well in the case of sneaking into dad's office,...

Well in the case of sneaking into dad's office, lock the door if you don't want her in there.  Cookies are pretty hard to resist;)  Instead of asking her and giving her a chance to lie, just say I...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-23-2012, 08:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 618
Posted By mom2grrls
I think i'd start with looking at her general...

I think i'd start with looking at her general routine-is she getting good amounts of sleep?  eating regularly from  whole, varied foods?  After that i'd try to diffuse situations that regularly set...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-19-2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 352
Posted By mom2grrls
Does she enjoy the lessons?  Perhaps she's...

Does she enjoy the lessons?  Perhaps she's distracted easily because she's not really into it?  If she does enjoy it then i'd do like others suggested and just don't watch:)
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-01-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By mom2grrls
Does she take bubble baths?  I've heard that can...

Does she take bubble baths?  I've heard that can cause irritation.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-01-2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 895
Posted By mom2grrls
There is an online resource for Christian moms...

There is an online resource for Christian moms and gentle parenting if you're interested, it's gentlechristianmothers.com    Since you are working on switching and I suppose you probably don't have...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-10-2011, 05:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,201
Posted By mom2grrls
First off, at 3/4 it's still pretty normal to...

First off, at 3/4 it's still pretty normal to not always be gentle with the animals.  I still had to closely supervise my son and his interactions with our dog at that age.  Can the cat be in a...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-20-2011, 11:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,564
Posted By mom2grrls
I got some Hanes bras for my daughter from...

I got some Hanes bras for my daughter from walmart.com in an XS.  They are bras but not padded.  They were $10.
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-20-2011, 11:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 118
Posted By mom2grrls
From your post I think it's not aggressive...

From your post I think it's not aggressive hitting then right?  Just something that happens accidentally or in play?  In our house I do not let any kids wrestle together, just for the simple fact...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-18-2011, 07:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,160
Posted By mom2grrls
How does she sleep? 

How does she sleep? 
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-17-2011, 05:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 246
Posted By mom2grrls
I know i've told my kids they can write things...

I know i've told my kids they can write things down when they're thinking that way, it gets it out but so no one else hears, then they can crumple the paper and throw it away.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-17-2011, 06:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 246
Posted By mom2grrls
I think if she has expressed that she is upset...

I think if she has expressed that she is upset about how much time her brother takes up then it really should be addressed.  Not saying what she's doing is ok, but perhaps she needs some...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-17-2011, 06:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 244
Posted By mom2grrls
Although I think it can be cruel to see other...

Although I think it can be cruel to see other kids leaving someone out if they want to play, I also don't think all the kids have to play together, KWIM?  I personally think that while 5 y/os and...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-10-2011, 11:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,443
Posted By mom2grrls
If you say he's a night owl and does not like...

If you say he's a night owl and does not like bedtime, how long does he actually sleep at night?  Sleep is so important for kids and if he's not getting enough it can affect everything.  Out of my 3...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-08-2011, 01:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 681
Posted By mom2grrls
Since some other suggestions were already...

Since some other suggestions were already offered for the others i'll just suggest that while your dh is having a meeting to take her out of the house.  2 is still quite young to understand the...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-08-2011, 01:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 616
Posted By mom2grrls
If she's really fighting that nap you may have...

If she's really fighting that nap you may have already missed that window right before she's actually sleepy and hence she gets overtired and angry.  How long is she actually sleeping at night and...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-07-2011, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By mom2grrls
First off I would look at the amount of sleep he...

First off I would look at the amount of sleep he is getting, behaviors like that are magnified for my 7 y/o when he's not getting enough sleep.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-26-2011, 10:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By mom2grrls
As far as stress and change, we had a sudden...

As far as stress and change, we had a sudden move at the beginning of August. DH is out of town 1/2 of every week now because he works in our old town and stays at a friends house because we cant...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-03-2011, 11:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,560
Posted By mom2grrls
Does he sleep well?  my son has done all of...

Does he sleep well?  my son has done all of those sorts of things from time to time(he's 7) and it's normally when he's overtired.  He also had a bit of a breakdown yesterday and I think it had to...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-23-2011, 12:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 609
Posted By mom2grrls
How many bedrooms do you have?  perhaps you...

How many bedrooms do you have?  perhaps you could set him up in your bedroom with his stuff for "alone time" while you keep the little one occupied.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-19-2011, 11:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 764
Posted By mom2grrls
Perhaps ask her when a good time is for her to...

Perhaps ask her when a good time is for her to talk on the phone, maybe if she gets to pick a time she would want to.  Maybe she was overtired that day or really didn't have anything to say.  I like...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-19-2011, 11:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 724
Posted By mom2grrls
I think I make the mistake of comparing him to...

I think I make the mistake of comparing him to some of his (very calm!) friends and that leads me to the frustration - perhaps a feeling that I'm not getting things right or that actually he really...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-15-2011, 04:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 734
Posted By mom2grrls
The first thing I would do is stop punishing,...

The first thing I would do is stop punishing, discipline does not equal punishment and apparently it's not working anyway.  You need to get to the root of this problem-he may feel like he doesn't...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-14-2011, 07:19 AM
Replies: 28
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Views: 1,462
Posted By mom2grrls
However, it is also true that for the most part,...

However, it is also true that for the most part, earlier generations had higher standards for some issues and most of the children of those eras rose to the challenge.>>>>>>
 
Such as?  I'm...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-13-2011, 04:18 AM
Replies: 28
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Views: 1,462
Posted By mom2grrls
I don't mean to offend, Nik, but your siggy...

I don't mean to offend, Nik, but your siggy indicates that your children are almost-3 and nearly 1.  I think it is possible that an older woman who has raised her children and who comes from an era...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-10-2011, 05:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 899
Posted By mom2grrls
Well when my son was in K, he didn't want to go...

Well when my son was in K, he didn't want to go to school either and there's nothing wrong with that, IMO.  There were toys in his K class though, they had "center time" at the end of the day where...
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