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Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-17-2014, 10:43 AM
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It will work.  Use few words ("no bite!" is...

It will work.  Use few words ("no bite!" is perfect)  And move him away from you immediately.  Not like put him in a crib or on the floor, but move out of bite range when you say it.  You don't even...
Forum: Parenting   02-11-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 645
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Growing up, I had complete freedom by age 2.  I...

Growing up, I had complete freedom by age 2.  I was navigating the entire city of St Louis and Chicago by age 8.

How I survived that I'll never know.  I'm glad I had the opportunity to do it....
Forum: Working and Student Parents   01-28-2014, 10:18 AM
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I say, relax and keep looking.  But, since the...

I say, relax and keep looking.  But, since the drop off time and school transportation is important, I'd go with one of the centers as well.  

Don't give up on home care though.  It's true, you...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-24-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,403
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I think people will think it's weird, but they...

I think people will think it's weird, but they will get over it.  It's good to get this out of his system with the people who love him, before entering school and being questioned by kids who don't...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-26-2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,542
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Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by JL83 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1141216/help-my-son-is-hurting-other-children#post_14435872)

I have...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   11-26-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
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I think it all depends on your state.  It's not...

I think it all depends on your state.  It's not hard to find out what you would need, but I know for sure, it's a lot of work, money, and time before you can even accept kids in most states.  Who...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-21-2013, 09:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,153
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We love Disney.   We don't always love the...

We love Disney.   We don't always love the movies, but the characters...we love the characters.  My daughter was a toddler when Lion King came out, and we went to see that twice, we bought the...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   11-18-2013, 07:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 552
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Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by KSLaura http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1392931/major-problems#post_17509022)

There is a difference...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-08-2013, 10:48 PM
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Thanks.  I will suggest this.     I "get"...

Thanks.  I will suggest this.  
 
I "get" where she is coming from.  We all imagine our kids running off to the school field and having fun with lots of friends.  She's picturing him with nobody...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-07-2013, 04:07 PM
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My friend's four year old son is very smart.  He...

My friend's four year old son is very smart.  He learns things much faster and with much more intensity than other kids his age.  He's friendly and polite to everyone.
 
However, he doesn't make...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-19-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,176
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LOL...that seems weird to me.   Not only...

LOL...that seems weird to me.
 
Not only does it sound dangerous, I doubt the neighbors want to hear it.
 
I'd tell them "that sounds like an odd way to handle it, I'd be afraid of the neighbors...
Forum: Parenting   09-11-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 300
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Our high school marching band is by...

Our high school marching band is by tryouts....so, this boy  wouldn't even make it to the final cuts.
 
At first, I was really upset about this, because my daughter was one of the last chairs for...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-02-2013, 10:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 648
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I would pay for the dress immediately, then deal...

I would pay for the dress immediately, then deal with the child later.   But, first the cousin.
 
I agree with the poster who said that the child should sell as much of her own things as possible...
Forum: Parenting   08-26-2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,413
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I don't think there's anything wrong with...

I don't think there's anything wrong with timeouts either.  
 
I don't use them.  It's not effective here.  But, for some, it might work.
 
For many parents, it's the best way for THEM to deal...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-24-2013, 07:32 AM
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Views: 596
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From my experience with toddlers (a lot of...

From my experience with toddlers (a lot of toddlers) the kids who later had issues were always the kids who would not look at you when you called his or her name.  Not that they will ALWAYS look at...
Forum: Parenting   08-22-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 480
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By about 8 she was doing sleepovers.  She wasn't...

By about 8 she was doing sleepovers.  She wasn't really ready before then though..
 
Some of her friends would come over, but then when it came time to fall asleep, I was calling their mom to come...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-21-2013, 03:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,374
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Quote:Originally Posted by Mark...

Quote:Originally Posted by Mark Lakewood http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1388341/child-peed-on-another-child#post_17433885)

Wow!...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-17-2013, 11:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,014
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I would go for the scooter before a baby...

I would go for the scooter before a baby carrier, then my second choice would be a cheap umbrella stroller.  He might look a little weird, but nobody who has ever gone on a vacation with kids would...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-14-2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 324
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I am one of those who takes the plate away and...

I am one of those who takes the plate away and sends them out of the kitchen.
 
But, i'd also make a "meal" for after school, because all kids are hungry right after school.  It's been that way...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-13-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 375
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I would go for a compromise.  For instance, in...

I would go for a compromise.  For instance, in my house, the deal breaker would be leaving the table with food or drinks. 
 
For us, the meal is over once you leave the table (unless it's to get...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   08-09-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 315
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When I get BF infants, I usually get four...

When I get BF infants, I usually get four bottles each day.  It takes a while, but the mom is able to build up a stash of the bags that she freezes flat, and after a while, I have those in my...
Forum: Parenting   07-15-2013, 08:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 698
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Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by BAREF00TM0MMA http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1386511/how-do-i-raise-a-boy-who-could-be-gay#post_17404968)...
Forum: Parenting   07-11-2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 698
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I had a daycare boy who would tell us in his own...

I had a daycare boy who would tell us in his own words he was gay.  He'd say "I want to be a girl", and we'd ask "Why?".  He'd only say "So I can marry a Daddy and not a Mommy"  (Mommy was a little...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-19-2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,618
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I don't think those things would bother me much....

I don't think those things would bother me much.  IF I knew the person.
 
I have a friend who does both of those things as well.  (plus a few completely socially acceptable side jobs) and she owns...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-19-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 299
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I suggest first, just preventing it.  Which I...

I suggest first, just preventing it.  Which I know is stating the obvious, sorry.     Just put one of them in a pack n play if you can't be there, or take one with you.  
 
It's hard, because you...
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