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Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-25-2016, 03:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,575
Posted By contactmaya
Whilst you make good points, I dont know how...

Whilst you make good points, I dont know how efficiently intuition works over the internet. We might be able to spot a troll on this forum with some experience, but how easily can an 11 year old ...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-23-2016, 03:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,575
Posted By contactmaya
It only takes the first and second bolded....

It only takes the first and second bolded. Malicious intent is definitely out there. We are talking about the internet aren't we? There are no limits.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-23-2016, 03:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,575
Posted By contactmaya
I had in mind trolling pedophiles. Dont you think...

I had in mind trolling pedophiles. Dont you think they look around on site featuring kids? Need i state the obvious? Being recognized on the street by such persons, ie making the connection...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-15-2016, 03:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,575
Posted By contactmaya
Being recognized on the street...someone using...

Being recognized on the street...someone using the footage for other dubious means.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-27-2016, 02:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,575
Posted By contactmaya
We had this dilemma. At first I just allowed the...

We had this dilemma. At first I just allowed the voice, without the face. Ds' friends mom wont even allow her sons voice let alone his face (not sure of her logic). Then I let my son experiment...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-24-2016, 03:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,041
Posted By contactmaya
th, It was more the implicit assumption that...

th,

It was more the implicit assumption that it didnt matter, that the child should make other friends (he apparently has plenty of other friends)....that kind of idea came across to me and...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-22-2016, 02:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,041
Posted By contactmaya
I relate to what you're saying. I have fond...

I relate to what you're saying. I have fond memories of bonds with my many cousins. I think fondly of my parents and theirs, who made the effort to create opportunities for us to get to know each...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-05-2016, 04:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,493
Posted By contactmaya
Re 'what planet are you on..'- sorry, poor ...

Re 'what planet are you on..'- sorry, poor choice of words. Clearly different countries/cities have different levels of accessibility. I guess I assumed that prices were going down everywhere in...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-03-2016, 04:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,493
Posted By contactmaya
Um, ...i bought my 11yo a a cheap phone, and of...

Um, ...i bought my 11yo a a cheap phone, and of course, i dont pay for internet on it...but the phone gets internet wherever there is wifi, and that includes our home wifi network...most...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-25-2016, 02:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,575
Posted By contactmaya
I have the same problem. Now borh 8yo and 11yo...

I have the same problem. Now borh 8yo and 11yo want to make videos, start their own channel, and collect as many likes as possible. They are stars in the making. My 8yo has already started making...
Forum: Parenting   08-23-2016, 04:20 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 12,427
Posted By contactmaya
I thought this article put an intelligent...

I thought this article put an intelligent perspective on some of these issues:
...
Forum: Learning at School   08-23-2016, 04:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,895
Posted By contactmaya
Yay!! I was only off by 3 1/2 months!!! ...

Yay!! I was only off by 3 1/2 months!!!

So...my next prediction, is late December 2016- 4 months from now (instead of 2)
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-16-2016, 04:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,512
Posted By contactmaya
Another post about a tween/teen boy and his poor...

Another post about a tween/teen boy and his poor clueless single mother.....

You know, even if the dad was still around, its okay to ask questions on a forum....
Forum: Single Parenting   07-07-2016, 05:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 767
Posted By contactmaya
I dont think single parents are the only parents...

I dont think single parents are the only parents who resort to screens to keep their children entertained.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-03-2016, 08:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,691
Posted By contactmaya
Agree with the above posters. Wow, i cant help...

Agree with the above posters.
Wow, i cant help but notice the slew of single moms and young teenage boys in the forum at the moment....

ps. why is marital status so relevant?
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-18-2016, 03:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,709
Posted By contactmaya
I never recall not being able to come and go as I...

I never recall not being able to come and go as I pleased growing up. I may have told my parents where I was going, but it never occurred to me to get their permission. However, I usually needed my...
Forum: Learning at School   05-27-2016, 02:48 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 13,490
Posted By contactmaya
To the above poster-define 'holistic' As to...

To the above poster-define 'holistic'
As to socialization, that happens in or outside of preschool. Preschool isn't necessary for children to learn how to interact with others. It is a way for...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   05-19-2016, 08:59 AM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 54,624
Posted By contactmaya
Hi Litmama! It looks like this thread, like...

Hi Litmama!

It looks like this thread, like most others on MDC, has come to a virtual standstill. Pity...

I came back to post about another supplement worth looking into for those ttc. Its...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-18-2016, 03:52 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 80,122
Posted By contactmaya
Could you elaborate on how it helps cognitive...

Could you elaborate on how it helps cognitive function?

My concern is not so much the game itself, but what it replaces. My 8yo's best friend isnt allowed screens yet, and he is practising Bach...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-18-2016, 03:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,624
Posted By contactmaya
:rotflmao:rotflmao

:rotflmao:rotflmao
Forum: Organize & Declutter   05-17-2016, 03:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,004
Posted By contactmaya
I wish I could see and try that....

I wish I could see and try that....
Forum: Unschooling   05-09-2016, 03:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 994
Posted By contactmaya
I agree. Bullying in different forms is...

I agree. Bullying in different forms is everywhere, and in all age groups. But school kids have to keep going back, day after day after day. If you come across a bully in the subway, or at the...
Forum: Learning at School   05-08-2016, 08:54 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 13,490
Posted By contactmaya
Thankyou for the comprehensive answer to the...

Thankyou for the comprehensive answer to the question. I find that many experts recommend pre schooling because it prepares children for their upcoming career in schooling, ie. it makes transition...
Forum: Learning at School   05-07-2016, 09:30 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 13,490
Posted By contactmaya
Im interested to know what 'socialized' means...

Im interested to know what 'socialized' means from the perspective of a a school educator. I get that those who see large groups of students in certain age groups can discern patterns that a...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-05-2016, 01:34 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 80,122
Posted By contactmaya
Never heard of club penguin. Actually, on the...

Never heard of club penguin. Actually, on the subject of minecraft, my 4yo daughter uses it to spawn a vast array of flowers, and chicks with their mommies. Her screen is fully of gardens, and little...
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