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Forum: Books, Music, and Media   09-07-2012, 05:52 PM
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Posted By Geist
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by ilovemygirl http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   07-18-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 997
Posted By Geist
Quote:I could have written this! Many people...

Quote:I could have written this! Many people have trouble understanding what I mean when I say my dd who is 5 just does these things because they were never optional. We expected her to and she...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   07-12-2012, 06:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 997
Posted By Geist
okay and who on earth added the poll atthe top...

okay and who on earth added the poll atthe top of the thread?Bringing up bebe has nothing to do with the French or Americans being "more innovative" as far as raising children is concerned and it's...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   07-10-2012, 07:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 997
Posted By Geist
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Quote:Originally Posted by terraka http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   06-25-2012, 06:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 997
Posted By Geist
I wouldn't say Americans lie when they say...

I wouldn't say Americans lie when they say this--I know I genuinely believed it when I said it! But I think it shows how very out of touch we are with our own culture. They say that explaining...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   06-23-2012, 04:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 997
Posted By Geist
I love these replies mainly because they seem to...

I love these replies mainly because they seem to view the book as completely looking down on America and Americans, instead of being a cross cultural study that it is. That is mainly how I viewed it...
Forum: Multicultural Families   04-28-2012, 07:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 331
Posted By Geist
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Quote:Originally Posted by Ragana http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Multicultural Families   04-26-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 331
Posted By Geist
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Quote:Originally Posted by mambera http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Multicultural Families   04-23-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 331
Posted By Geist
my son is 3 and sometimes uses cases--he gets...

my son is 3 and sometimes uses cases--he gets words with colors right some of the time--like saying "brown soda" ==braune cola, or red soda, rote cola and some with animals as well (schwarz-weisses...
Forum: Multicultural Families   04-21-2012, 02:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 553
Posted By Geist
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Quote:Originally Posted by Eclipsepearl http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Multicultural Families   04-13-2012, 06:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 553
Posted By Geist
Hello! My 'native' language is English, but I...

Hello!
My 'native' language is English, but I also speak German. If you feel "comfortable" enough in German to where you get along fine in a German speaking country, I would say GO FOR IT! The...
Forum: Multicultural Families   03-25-2012, 04:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,489
Posted By Geist
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by Bena http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1194716/trilingual-kids-language-delays#post_16909754)

I'd also...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   01-27-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,563
Posted By Geist
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Quote:Originally Posted by LessTraveledBy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Multicultural Families   01-27-2012, 10:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 620
Posted By Geist
yep, he'll get there. With so many languages, it...

yep, he'll get there. With so many languages, it will probably take him more time to figure everything out. I like to look at multilingualism like this with children:
A monolingual child is like a...
Forum: Multicultural Families   01-12-2012, 03:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 537
Posted By Geist
we didn't use baby sign language. I tried it,...

we didn't use baby sign language. I tried it, but I kept forgetting to use the signs consistently enough.
It's important to remember that your child being trilingual will NOT slow his development,...
Forum: Multicultural Families   11-24-2011, 06:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,489
Posted By Geist
http://www.earlyinterventionsupport.com/parenting...

http://www.earlyinterventionsupport.com/parentingtips/specialneeds/bilingualism.aspx
 
Here's another link on the same note :) I think there's a lot of confusion that surrounds multilingualism and...
Forum: Parenting   09-12-2011, 05:24 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,045
Posted By Geist
  Quote:You know, I also nursed my kid until...


Quote:You know, I also nursed my kid until he was 3 and a half, and I do not believe for a second that you nursed your kid until he was over two just because you liked it. I also just happen to...
Forum: Parenting   09-11-2011, 03:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,045
Posted By Geist
Alright, so this is third time I'm going to try...

Alright, so this is third time I'm going to try to reply to this. Hopefully my keyboard won't mistakenly decide I want to close this tab, the window, or destroy the universe and will actually let me...
Forum: Parenting   09-06-2011, 05:12 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,045
Posted By Geist
He could be looking back on it...what they did 3...

He could be looking back on it...what they did 3 or 4 years ago vs what they're doing now, or whatnot.
Forum: Parenting   09-05-2011, 06:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,045
Posted By Geist
Yes, typo from a sleep addlled mama brain!...

Yes, typo from a sleep addlled mama brain! Nature wins out pretty much every time---with things like intelligence, it's not even a competition. I've also read Gladwell's outliers and the thing is...
Forum: Vermont. New Hampshire, Maine   08-31-2011, 09:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 253
Posted By Geist
Hi! I live in a town right next you! No Amish in...

Hi! I live in a town right next you! No Amish in the northeast, but there are plenty of places where you can get raw dairy. There's a place right up the street from me, actually, that sells it. You...
Forum: Multicultural Families   07-11-2011, 06:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,777
Posted By Geist
Hi, we're also raising our son trilingual. I...

Hi, we're also raising our son trilingual. I can't help with the switching language part as we've always done me speaking German, my husband doing Finnish and society (usually) speaking English....
Forum: Parenting   04-24-2011, 02:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,045
Posted By Geist
I've read Caplan's book and read his blog...

I've read Caplan's book and read his blog regularly---I was an econ major in college---and I agree with a lot of what he says. His ferberizing doesn't even bother me because I recognize that based...
Forum: Birth Stories   04-24-2011, 05:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,900
Posted By Geist
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by kdhfly http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1309352/the-birth-of-malla#post_16403306)

Thanks...
Forum: Birth Stories   04-20-2011, 05:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,900
Posted By Geist
Finally written and published:   ...

Finally written and published:
 
http://geistdesfritz.wordpress.com/2011/04/20/the-birth-of-malla/
 
Here;s the post copied into the forum, but the blog also has a few pictures.
 
When I woke...
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