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Forum: Preteens and Teens   Yesterday, 07:16 AM
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Posted By lauren
Just out of curiosity, why are you thankful that...

Just out of curiosity, why are you thankful that your kids have avoided it then?
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-23-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 777
Posted By lauren
I am curious, though, I don't think the age of...

I am curious, though, I don't think the age of the DJ was mentioned. When I read that story it sounded extremely creepy to me because that is exactly how sex offenders behave. The older guy should...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-22-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 90
Posted By lauren
I agree with the discomfort about making the...

I agree with the discomfort about making the importance of 'the others' a factor in decision making. I frame it like "for better or worse this is how it could be interpreted, wish we lived in a world...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-22-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 90
Posted By lauren
For me with my teens, it has usually mattered...

For me with my teens, it has usually mattered whether they want to wear the heels too. The heels add another element that pushes it in the direction you originally were concerned about. Without heels...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-21-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 777
Posted By lauren
I am really tired so this may not come out right....

I am really tired so this may not come out right. I see control as being based on MY needs-- my fear for what the child may do and perhaps how I can't cope with my need to have a good outcome. I see...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   12-21-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 30
Posted By lauren
That is wonderful! I actually very much remember...

That is wonderful! I actually very much remember the excitement of those first textbooks. I was so excited to begin learning and putting into action that learning. I hope everything works out very...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   12-21-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 30
Posted By lauren
No congrats in order for me! I graduated with my...

No congrats in order for me! I graduated with my MSW in 1990, University of Pittsburgh. :laugh: Been in the field for a long time. Great field!
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-21-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 777
Posted By lauren
Yes, agreed and there is a difference between...

Yes, agreed and there is a difference between setting limits and controlling (or even trying to control) our children. I am real clear on that.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-21-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 777
Posted By lauren
When we are having our limit setting...

When we are having our limit setting conversations, it usually leads to the very (deeper level) conversations that we most hope to have. If we weren't setting limits and our kids were just doing what...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-21-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 777
Posted By lauren
Great discussion and let's keep it mellow even...

Great discussion and let's keep it mellow even with differing opinions (speaking in my Moderator voice for a moment!). Parents are all over the map with this question, and it's good to be able to...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   12-20-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 30
Posted By lauren
Welcome!! Glad you found your way to Mothering....

Welcome!! Glad you found your way to Mothering. I'm MSW/LICSW not MHC; so similar! Congratulations on your acceptance to the program!
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-17-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 546
Posted By lauren
I have seen some of these suggestions work with...

I have seen some of these suggestions work with more typical children, but the research is pretty conclusive that for defiant children, positive reinforcement coupled with ignoring negative is the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-16-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 362
Posted By lauren
IN many states, children's access to drug...

IN many states, children's access to drug paraphernalia can constitute removal of children, even if adults aren't using, regardless of whether it is stinky or not.
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-15-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 42
Posted By lauren
That sounds pretty do-able! How long do they...

That sounds pretty do-able! How long do they stay? Do they know anyone else who is going?
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-14-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 139
Posted By lauren
Given that you're not even sure if they are nits...

Given that you're not even sure if they are nits or dandruff, do you feel comfortable consulting your health care professional and maybe having them write you a note (addressed to the preschool)...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-14-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 362
Posted By lauren
Just wanted to mention, in many (most?) rural...

Just wanted to mention, in many (most?) rural areas, such as my state, there is no such thing as a taxi service and certainly not late at night.
Forum: Working and Student Parents   12-13-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 89
Posted By lauren
So sorry that your post got missed! I wonder if...

So sorry that your post got missed! I wonder if you have figured anything out yet and whether you've made any moves!

What programs are you considering?
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   12-13-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 99
Posted By lauren
Has there been a lot of visitation with her birth...

Has there been a lot of visitation with her birth mom? Does she have a relationship with her? What does she call her? \
Perhaps you could make up a social story for her and begin reading it to her....
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-13-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 139
Posted By lauren
As far as I know the chemicals will only kill...

As far as I know the chemicals will only kill something that has already hatched, not eggs (nits).

Combing, combing, combing, is the main thing.

It is possible to have nits and no live...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-10-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 546
Posted By lauren
So he is four going on 5? (looking at your...

So he is four going on 5? (looking at your signature, and can't remember if you gave his age earlier) Just by your last story about the hair combing--two things pop out--conflicts related to sensory...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-10-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 546
Posted By lauren
I agree with that Muddie. When a child has a...

I agree with that Muddie. When a child has a neurodevelopmental issue (including ADHD) it can't be well controlled in any environment. When it is the result of dynamics going on in only one...
Forum: Learning at School   12-10-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 146
Posted By lauren
The PTO is usually a group of moms and dads...

The PTO is usually a group of moms and dads trying to come up with unique ideas to raise money. It might be a better use of your energy to join the PTO and try to help them think of other ideas that...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   12-10-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 98
Posted By lauren
As I suspected, Texas does not address workplace...

As I suspected, Texas does not address workplace pumping. See first link. Only protects a woman breastfeeding in a place where she is otherwise allowed to be.
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Forum: The Childhood Years   12-08-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 31
Posted By lauren
We keep things selectively. It gets hard with 3...

We keep things selectively. It gets hard with 3 children. I have a section in a file cabinet for each of them. I tell them if it is an achievement that they are really proud of, or a lot of...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-08-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 546
Posted By lauren
I only have a minute right now, but wanted to...

I only have a minute right now, but wanted to just say I've used Howard Glasser's Transforming the Difficult Child with good results. I think Muddie suggested this book. They also have a website. ...
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