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Forum: Parenting   02-12-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,192
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: 645
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: 500
Posted By AllisonR
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Forum: Parenting   01-16-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 412
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: 1,683
Posted By AllisonR
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Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   11-25-2013, 02:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 489
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: 843
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: 2,500
Posted By AllisonR
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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: 436
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: 2,500
Posted By AllisonR
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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: 4,673
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: 3,372
Posted By AllisonR
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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: 3,372
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: 2,178
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: 643
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: 13,870
Posted By AllisonR
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Forum: Learning at School   09-29-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,233
Posted By AllisonR
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Forum: Learning at School   09-25-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 408
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: 2,991
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: 284
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...
Forum: Learning at School   09-20-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 408
Posted By AllisonR
My son never has math homework. As in never, not...

My son never has math homework. As in never, not once in the last 3 years. His math teacher, who seems energetic and positive, nevertheless does not know his students after all these years. So I...
Forum: Learning at School   09-16-2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,233
Posted By AllisonR
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Quote:Originally Posted by Oread http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Learning at School   09-13-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,870
Posted By AllisonR
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Forum: Learning at School   09-12-2013, 04:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 630
Posted By AllisonR
Sad really. My son is in public and I am on the...

Sad really. My son is in public and I am on the PTA, not because I really want to anymore after 3 years, but because no one else seems to give a d*mn. We can't get anyone to volunteer for anything...
Forum: Learning at School   09-11-2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,870
Posted By AllisonR
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