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Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-17-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 995
Posted By AllisonR
Yes, honestly, they can concentrate on swimming...

Yes, honestly, they can concentrate on swimming and having fun. What do you think they are thinking about, sex? Just because they are swimming? Makes no sense. Also, this means you can never take...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-16-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 406
Posted By AllisonR
boyfriend-girlfriend

My DD, 8, just got together with her old friend (just turned 9) after not seeing each other for at least a year. They go to different schools and live in different neighbourhoods now. They were best...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-06-2015, 03:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 526
Posted By AllisonR
Wow, What a great list! I ended up buying on...

Wow, What a great list! I ended up buying on Amazon, or asking my sister to get, the Spirit Animals Series, the Lemonade War, Wolf Brother, The first two in the Boxcar series, Spiderwick Chronicles,...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-02-2015, 02:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,049
Posted By AllisonR
Well, I haven't posed in a long time. I just came...

Well, I haven't posed in a long time. I just came back to post about books and saw this thread and thought - wow, some things never change. This was a problem here 10 years ago, 5 years ago... and it...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-02-2015, 01:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 526
Posted By AllisonR
American Books

It has been so long since I last posted. My kids have grown up a bit, and I have a question about books, and thought mothering would be the best place to ask.

My family lives in the USA and we...
Forum: Parenting   02-12-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,530
Posted By AllisonR
I left them alone for 15 minute car drop offs...

I left them alone for 15 minute car drop offs when they were 3 and 5, increased to an hour by the time they were 5 and 7. Now they are 7 and 9 and can stay home alone for about 2 -3 hours. I think...
Forum: Parenting   02-12-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 977
Posted By AllisonR
Downtown business district for us is too far for...

Downtown business district for us is too far for them to bike (now aged 7 and 9) and neither are competent on the bus or train without me. So I have no idea. As far as walking to the local...
Forum: Parenting   01-18-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 593
Posted By AllisonR
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by babymommy2 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting   01-16-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 512
Posted By AllisonR
Say thank you. I let my kids have the gifts. It...

Say thank you. I let my kids have the gifts. It would be a rare item I would not let them keep - box of razor blades perhaps. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/winky.gif My 7yo DD is into...
Forum: Parenting   01-16-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,789
Posted By AllisonR
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by 3LilChunklins http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   11-25-2013, 02:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 647
Posted By AllisonR
I agree with a lot of the PP's. The kids are...

I agree with a lot of the PP's. The kids are going to act out, even in the very best of circumstances, because it is new and stressful for them. That is natural. This to me looks like a time bomb....
Forum: Parenting   10-30-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,956
Posted By AllisonR
First, I think you are a great mom for being...

First, I think you are a great mom for being there, in whatever way you can. That is a huge plus. I am not sure this is standard depression, not wanting to pull the trigger but being OK with a car...
Forum: Parenting   10-30-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,704
Posted By AllisonR
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by tiqa http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1392003/how-much-supervision-is-enough#post_17496696)
 We even...
Forum: Parenting   10-27-2013, 08:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 660
Posted By AllisonR
I feel like I am reading rules made for an...

I feel like I am reading rules made for an extremely rigid place. Here there is huge emphasis about no bullying, playing in groups, sharing, not excluding. But playground, recess time, is do...
Forum: Parenting   10-27-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,704
Posted By AllisonR
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by mamazee http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1392003/how-much-supervision-is-enough#post_17493178)

This is...
Forum: Parenting   10-14-2013, 12:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,685
Posted By AllisonR
Many of the kids here go swimming only once or...

Many of the kids here go swimming only once or twice a year, so no bathing suits, just their skin. Most teens and adults have something on, although they can be naked if they want. Actually the...
Forum: Learning at School   10-14-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,694
Posted By AllisonR
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by erigeron http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1391272/should-homework-be-ended#post_17483094)
 This is one...
Forum: Learning at School   10-10-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,694
Posted By AllisonR
It really depends on the kid. My 6yo has most of...

It really depends on the kid. My 6yo has most of her homework done before she gets home. She is just speedy. And if she does have homework, she gets through it quickly, without much assistance from...
Forum: Parenting   10-09-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,552
Posted By AllisonR
I'd much rather they get it from me than school...

I'd much rather they get it from me than school friends. DS came home with the info that "the boy sticks his penis in the girls butt". So a lot of discussion about that, about the vagina and uterus,...
Forum: Parenting   09-30-2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 831
Posted By AllisonR
It seems the stereotype is that financial...

It seems the stereotype is that financial reasons are valid, while other reasons are less valid. I would like to point out that whether you love or hate your job has a HUGE effect on your family. A...
Forum: Learning at School   09-30-2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 17,125
Posted By AllisonR
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Sheepdoc http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Learning at School   09-29-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 16,701
Posted By AllisonR
Quote:Originally Posted...

Quote:Originally Posted by IdentityCrisisMama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Learning at School   09-25-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 577
Posted By AllisonR
Thanks for all the info. At least now I can see...

Thanks for all the info. At least now I can see that his class is as far behind as I thought. The online math work I was comparing to are the danish public school's online resources, so they should...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-24-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,311
Posted By AllisonR
Forget all this bathing your child every single...

Forget all this bathing your child every single day. If your kid loves baths, wants it as part of the daily routine, you have the time... then fine. But otherwise, kids do not need a bath every day....
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-24-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 314
Posted By AllisonR
I have a 6yo and 8yo. Concrete tasks get done...

I have a 6yo and 8yo. Concrete tasks get done either without asking or with one asking. If it isn't done, then they can't do what they want until it is. For example cleaning their lunch box. That...
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