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Forum: Parenting   06-11-2009, 09:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,397
Posted By Just Elsa
While I understand you wanting to control what a...

While I understand you wanting to control what a toddler watches, unfortunately it's not realistic in that environment. They have to cater to too wide a range of ages and shows that are rated Y-7...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-11-2009, 09:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,323
Posted By Just Elsa
Quote: Originally Posted by 4inMyHeart3inArms...

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Originally Posted by 4inMyHeart3inArms http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13922997)
how does doing something with the...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-11-2009, 06:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,142
Posted By Just Elsa
NO! Of course not! Nonononononono! Do not...

NO! Of course not! Nonononononono! Do not sponsor his visa, co-sign his loans or rent him an apartment! You are divorcing this man for a reason. You want fewer ties, not more. This is NOT your...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-11-2009, 06:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By Just Elsa
One food at a time until they think they are...

One food at a time until they think they are ready to use nice manners and respect the food.
Forum: Parenting   06-11-2009, 06:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,120
Posted By Just Elsa
Quote: Originally Posted by desperatemommytobe...

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Originally Posted by desperatemommytobe http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13922193)
Thank you everyone so much. I...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   06-11-2009, 06:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 323
Posted By Just Elsa
I'm sure I'm not the only one who struggles with...

I'm sure I'm not the only one who struggles with this but I feel like a real jerk. A friend is pregnant with her fourth. I love her, she's a great mom and has amazing children who I adore and she...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-11-2009, 02:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 438
Posted By Just Elsa
Quote: Originally Posted by Roar...

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Originally Posted by Roar http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13919235)
Treat the symptoms he's got and don't worry...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-11-2009, 02:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,652
Posted By Just Elsa
Quote: Originally Posted by sparklefairy...

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Originally Posted by sparklefairy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13920619)
I agree with you.

I also agree that...
Forum: Parenting   06-11-2009, 01:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,120
Posted By Just Elsa
I read your post three times and have yet to...

I read your post three times and have yet to find what exactly you did to "fail" your child. You didn't leave him in the bedroom. You didn't leave his life-saving medication in there. You didn't...
Forum: Lactivism   06-11-2009, 01:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,818
Posted By Just Elsa
Quote: Originally Posted by 1littlebit...

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Originally Posted by 1littlebit http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13919629)

why would they even bring up BM in their...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-11-2009, 01:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,652
Posted By Just Elsa
Quote: Originally Posted by ProtoLawyer...

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Originally Posted by ProtoLawyer http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13917660)
As Chris Rock said, "What do you want, a...
Forum: Parenting   06-11-2009, 01:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 808
Posted By Just Elsa
Sorry kid. Your mother has an absolute right to...

Sorry kid. Your mother has an absolute right to tell a minor child living in her home that he may not decorate with pornography.

"how does she know for a fact that the caption is referring to her...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-11-2009, 01:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By Just Elsa
Is he saying it *to* people? I think I'd be...

Is he saying it *to* people? I think I'd be inclined to stop and say, "Wow. That's a really hurtful thing to say. Did you know that's really mean and hurts feelings?" It's possible he hasn't quite...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-11-2009, 01:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,462
Posted By Just Elsa
Quote: Originally Posted by MamasBoys...

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Originally Posted by MamasBoys http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13920171)
What were you doing at eleven? Does normal...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-11-2009, 10:49 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,732
Posted By Just Elsa
I don't think spoiled is the right word. I would...

I don't think spoiled is the right word. I would say you require a much lower level of obedience than I do, but that's your choice and one that impacts you, not me. I absolutely could not tolerate...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-11-2009, 10:28 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,323
Posted By Just Elsa
Quote: Originally Posted by Equuskia...

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Originally Posted by Equuskia http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13919338)
I don't think anyone should have the right...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-11-2009, 01:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 438
Posted By Just Elsa
I'm hoping someone here can help. My 11 YO son...

I'm hoping someone here can help. My 11 YO son does not meet the diagnostic critera for Asperger's but displays what the doctor refers to as "a number of Asperger's symptoms." He's bad about eye...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   06-11-2009, 12:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 515
Posted By Just Elsa
Gravesites are not for the departed, they are...

Gravesites are not for the departed, they are for those left behind. If that spot brings you peace or comfort, go. If not, I promise you, you love her no less for doing so elsewhere. She does not...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-11-2009, 12:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By Just Elsa
I'm told many normal babies do this. (I didn't...

I'm told many normal babies do this. (I didn't have a normal baby, I had a moose who wouldn't stop gaining. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif ) Seriously, if he's active...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-11-2009, 12:21 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,323
Posted By Just Elsa
Quote: Originally Posted by minkajane...

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Originally Posted by minkajane http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13917872)
Like I said, I did not say anything and she...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-10-2009, 11:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,162
Posted By Just Elsa
If they were still in the same state I would...

If they were still in the same state I would interact with the non-custodial's family without any hesitation. They all live on the other side of the country at this point, though, so it's moot.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-10-2009, 11:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By Just Elsa
Quote: Originally Posted by Storm Bride...

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Originally Posted by Storm Bride http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13909368)
I lose my temper and make an ass of...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-10-2009, 11:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,323
Posted By Just Elsa
I prefer that random strangers not challenge my...

I prefer that random strangers not challenge my parenting skills when I'm shopping and try to have the same respect for other people. I don't want to hear it about my choice to homeschool, which...
Forum: Parenting   06-10-2009, 10:17 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,344
Posted By Just Elsa
I try not to but there have been a couple...

I try not to but there have been a couple moments (often instigated by something the non-custodial did) where I haven't been able to give an honest answer that won't crush him. In rare, isolated...
Forum: Learning at School   06-10-2009, 10:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 975
Posted By Just Elsa
I'd follow through since you already...

I'd follow through since you already volunteered. Consider it service to the children, not her. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
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