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Forum: Grief and Loss   08-19-2010, 09:09 AM
Replies: 48
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Posted By bits and bobs
Quote: My family and I are constantly working...

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My family and I are constantly working on this.
So what have you done so far? Which authorities have you contacted? What have they said to you? Have you contacted the media?

I don't see...
Forum: Parenting   08-13-2010, 11:36 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,139
Posted By bits and bobs
It's time consuming but I take photos of the...

It's time consuming but I take photos of the kiddy artwork, then keep only the best of the best. It breaks my heart to throw out anything but it was out of control. I started only recently, kids are...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-11-2010, 10:01 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 7,816
Posted By bits and bobs
Again, they are not mistreating him. You...

Again, they are not mistreating him.

You have a very loose definition of mistreat.

If you believe they are 'mistreating' him, then why oh why even bother having a relationship.

How many...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-11-2010, 09:30 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 7,816
Posted By bits and bobs
"I'm so glad for this breakthrough. And, for...

"I'm so glad for this breakthrough. And, for what it's worth, I don't want to make them do this by my will. I do not think I can make them do anything. (That's a given).

I want them to choose...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-11-2010, 01:31 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 7,816
Posted By bits and bobs
* Why do you think I am wrong? How can...

* Why do you think I am wrong? How can grandparents justify treating one child unfairly?

Because that's the way it currently is. It doesn't matter if you are right and they are being unfair. It...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-10-2010, 11:25 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 7,816
Posted By bits and bobs
Quote: Originally Posted by That Is Nice...

Quote:
Originally Posted by That Is Nice http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15719498)
I don't feel I am entitled to anything...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-01-2010, 10:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,152
Posted By bits and bobs
If 7 babies died from a pertussis vaccine...

If 7 babies died from a pertussis vaccine everyone would be outraged, why are people so blase about 7 babies dying of this disease? It hurts my heart to read statements here that 'only 5 babies...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-31-2010, 05:06 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 14,742
Posted By bits and bobs
I am wondering how much time your DD is with you...

I am wondering how much time your DD is with you at home. She's at school full-time and then at the park for a lengthy time.

It seems there is a lot of issues happening for the 2 of you in a...
Forum: Women's Health   07-21-2010, 01:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,252
Posted By bits and bobs
The constant and significant illness of yourself...

The constant and significant illness of yourself and children is very worrying I agree. You seem open to alternatives though and I wonder if you would look at something a little more 'out there'...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-24-2010, 10:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,288
Posted By bits and bobs
A&A-I infer general 'we' and our general kids...

A&A-I infer general 'we' and our general kids from that. So me worrying about my kids, you worrying about your kids, person C worrying about their kids etc.

Thanks for the links.
Forum: Unschooling   05-23-2010, 10:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,862
Posted By bits and bobs
"It stops being unschooling when the child has...

"It stops being unschooling when the child has to follow someone else's directives on what, when and how to learn."

Does it depend on the activity then? If an unschooled child was heavily into...
Forum: Unschooling   05-23-2010, 11:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,862
Posted By bits and bobs
"do you accept unschooling philosophies with...

"do you accept unschooling philosophies with respect to a child's *innate* desire to learn, grow and explore? It seems not because they are in school"

Yes I see that.

They still have a huge...
Forum: Unschooling   05-23-2010, 09:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,862
Posted By bits and bobs
My kids are in school for 6.5 hours/day about...

My kids are in school for 6.5 hours/day about 200 days/year. It's about 1250 hours a year inc instruction, breaks etc.

The rest of the time I'm with them I feel we follow an unschooling model. We...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-09-2010, 10:41 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,127
Posted By bits and bobs
"No other mammal does that" Well no other...

"No other mammal does that"

Well no other mammal shops at grocery stores or uses the computer or drives a car or can learn another language, so your argument here Preggie is amusing to say the...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-08-2009, 12:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,524
Posted By bits and bobs
Surely she is their mother, and mother only. Why...

Surely she is their mother, and mother only. Why write bio mom instead of mother? It has the same amount of letters so it's not even as if it's a short cut?

I'm curious as I see it all the time...
Forum: Parenting   12-06-2009, 05:54 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 8,922
Posted By bits and bobs
"who was old enough to walk" I loathe that...

"who was old enough to walk" I loathe that attitude. You have no idea why that mother chose to have a stroller for her child. It is none of your business as to whether he/she could walk or not. DS...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-06-2009, 05:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,768
Posted By bits and bobs
I have to say that I barely even understood your...

I have to say that I barely even understood your post.
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-02-2009, 12:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,175
Posted By bits and bobs
[QUOTE=gingerbane;14741237]So they should have...

[QUOTE=gingerbane;14741237]So they should have to accept anything and everything no matter how unreasonable or ridiculous? http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif

No need to...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-01-2009, 02:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,175
Posted By bits and bobs
There is such a sense of blame in your posts but...

There is such a sense of blame in your posts but really it boils down to 'Technically, he moved'. Accept that fact and all that comes with it.
Forum: Parenting   12-01-2009, 01:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 850
Posted By bits and bobs
We have 6 nieces, 3 sisters/SILS, 2 BILs, 4...

We have 6 nieces, 3 sisters/SILS, 2 BILs, 4 parents/grand-parents to call.
Forum: Parenting   11-30-2009, 01:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 850
Posted By bits and bobs
We do call all our nieces, siblings and parents...

We do call all our nieces, siblings and parents on their birthdays!

It's just my own personal butthurt obviously-DD isn't fazed, so I should take a leaf out of her book!

Thx
Forum: Parenting   11-29-2009, 11:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 850
Posted By bits and bobs
DD recently had her birthday. She loved...

DD recently had her birthday. She loved receiving calls from family and just over half of our immediate family called, but 2 of her 3 aunts did not. She hasn't worked that out but I felt a bit...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   11-25-2009, 09:28 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,928
Posted By bits and bobs
You personally can't do anything, that's the...

You personally can't do anything, that's the reality of step-parenting. If your DH feels strongly about it he will have to make the appointments and take her either during her mother's time or...
Forum: Unschooling   11-23-2009, 01:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 844
Posted By bits and bobs
My 8 year old wrote a 3 page play with each...

My 8 year old wrote a 3 page play with each character's lines in different colours and stage directions.
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-23-2009, 12:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 13,318
Posted By bits and bobs
Is the Faber book the 'Talk to Kids' or...

Is the Faber book the 'Talk to Kids' or something like that?
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