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Forum: The Childhood Years   03-27-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 491
Posted By Snydley
While I largely agree with everyone, I think it's...

While I largely agree with everyone, I think it's important to note the obsession with appearance/materialism that the media deliberately targets towards girls in order to lock them in as lifelong...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-12-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 117
Posted By Snydley
Hi- I can relate! When my DD was 4 I was...

Hi-
I can relate! When my DD was 4 I was driving myself nuts thinking about if I wanted another. I thought about it so much, surely it must mean that I did? Well, long story short, I realized...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-22-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 376
Posted By Snydley
I have a strong-willed, confident, extroverted,...

I have a strong-willed, confident, extroverted, independent child (she is now 7). I suppose I am lucky in that I was very similar as a child so I can understand what it is like to be her, and I also...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-15-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 443
Posted By Snydley
Hi- I didn't read all replies but just...

Hi-
I didn't read all replies but just wanted to make a few comments based on my experiences. When I was considering colleges as a high schooler (for a STEM degree) I was really fixated on going...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-12-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 79
Posted By Snydley
How much control does she have over her life? Do...

How much control does she have over her life? Do you have a lot of rules in your house? Does she get to pick her own clothes, how her room looks, does she have larger sections of time that are for...
Forum: Parenting   01-31-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 122
Posted By Snydley
She OP is asking how to make it easier to go into...

She OP is asking how to make it easier to go into a toy store. I am opposed to buying toys the majority of the time, and I have zero issues with my DD when I enter a toy store. Hence, the point.
Forum: Parenting   01-29-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 122
Posted By Snydley
The OP is talking about how to deal with going...

The OP is talking about how to deal with going into a toy store. When I say I've never bought her a toy 'just because' - it's because the concept of giving "stuff" to show you care about someone, as...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-28-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 239
Posted By Snydley
Hi- In my opinion he is far too young for...

Hi-
In my opinion he is far too young for organized sports. For a 5yo, free/child-initiated play would be my #1 (http://www.mothering.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) priority....
Forum: Parenting   01-28-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 122
Posted By Snydley
Hi- I've never had a problem in a toy store,...

Hi-
I've never had a problem in a toy store, Target, or anywhere else. My DD is 7. I've never bought her a toy in a store I don't think- ever. She gets gifts on Xmas and her birthday; she has...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-24-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 66
Posted By Snydley
Hi- I would suggest her to talk to her...

Hi-
I would suggest her to talk to her friend(s) in person (not via text). She should tell them how she feels! Who knows why the girl didn't answer her text. She needs the whole story - could...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-28-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,084
Posted By Snydley
I like this. It's controlling/setting limits...

I like this. It's controlling/setting limits your DC can live with because they feel fundamentally respected. I've seen, even with my young DD, that power struggles benefit no one.

Midnight...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-28-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,084
Posted By Snydley
I think you are packaging your parenting choices...

I think you are packaging your parenting choices as "giving them space to have a relationship" but it sounds like you exhibited quite controlling behavior to actively prevent them from having sex. ...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-28-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,084
Posted By Snydley
The behavior was definitely self-destructive and...

The behavior was definitely self-destructive and unsafe at times, and yes I do believe I did it to exert some control over my life due to my mother's firm hand. She was often not reasonable about...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-24-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,084
Posted By Snydley
Funny, but I can't imagine saying that a 13yo (or...

Funny, but I can't imagine saying that a 13yo (or a 15yo) isn't a child. Maybe we are defining 'child' differently, or maybe I don't understand b/c I do not have a teen yet, and haven't been a teen...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-23-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,084
Posted By Snydley
I see it differently. I think my mom knew (#1...

I see it differently. I think my mom knew (#1 (http://www.mothering.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) ) I was completely sexually inexperienced, and (#2) an 18-year-old man, out of...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-22-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,084
Posted By Snydley
:thumb Paranoia (due to the media) and the...

:thumb Paranoia (due to the media) and the consequent confining of kids is a huge problem nowadays. I am now allowing my 7yo to walk around the neighborhood alone (home from friends' houses, etc)...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-19-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,084
Posted By Snydley
I find this thread to be really interesting. My...

I find this thread to be really interesting. My DD is only 7, but I just can't imagine not expressing to her that I REALLY hope she chooses to not have sex in high school. I waited until I was 20...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-11-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 845
Posted By Snydley
Hi- From 3-4yo, my DD was very aggressive...

Hi-
From 3-4yo, my DD was very aggressive and did not have much impulse control. She once refused to take my hand when we were crossing a road, so I picked her up, and she punched me in the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-01-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 192
Posted By Snydley
I think you really need to put yourself in her...

I think you really need to put yourself in her shoes. Remember, school is very different than when we were kids. I have a DD in 2nd grade, and from what I've seen so far, these lower grades are no...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   11-12-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By Snydley
Hi- I would ask his doctor about clinical...

Hi-
I would ask his doctor about clinical trials testing immune checkpoint inhibitors. Anti-PD-1 treatments are showing promising results for many cancer, and side effects are much better...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-22-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 916
Posted By Snydley
Great thread. Free neighborhood play...

Great thread.

Free neighborhood play (and free play in general) is seriously endangered- and this when the child development experts say kids learn the social and emotional skills to survive...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-13-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,079
Posted By Snydley
Hi- Can you describe in a little more detail...

Hi-
Can you describe in a little more detail about your tendencies to be "anxious and overly involved"? With that info, it may help to understand what is happening/give advice.

-Jen
Forum: Learning at School   10-09-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 798
Posted By Snydley
Well- the swearing is not the best plan and she...

Well- the swearing is not the best plan and she needs to be able to express herself without those words at school.
The rest of it - maybe she's sick and tired of traditional school. She following...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-14-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,779
Posted By Snydley
Originally Posted by Snydley Remember, there...

Originally Posted by Snydley
Remember, there is no required training/skills of any sort to work at a day care center in this country.

This simply is untrue. I was a SAHM for 15 years and now I...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-04-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 360
Posted By Snydley
Hi- My DD has encopresis. She was an easy...

Hi-
My DD has encopresis. She was an easy baby and is a happy-go-lucky kid (she is now 7). She has always hated stopping what she is doing to go to the bathroom. I didn't try to potty train...
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