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Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   08-05-2010, 04:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 630
Posted By DianeMarie
I am only replying to your post because I am a...

I am only replying to your post because I am a medical professional and can advise you in that way, but not from a mothering point of view.

First of all, and I don't want to beat you up for this,...
Forum: Parenting   10-01-2009, 02:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 780
Posted By DianeMarie
It is actually probably easier (and cheaper) to...

It is actually probably easier (and cheaper) to just get either ski jackets and pants or one piece snowsuits/skisuits, instead of dealing with how to layer everything.

Definitely a couple pairs...
Forum: Parenting   10-01-2009, 01:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 649
Posted By DianeMarie
I know that ski resorts want kids to be at least...

I know that ski resorts want kids to be at least 3 to start them with lessons, and they frown on starting them snowboarding, I'm not sure why----they want to start them on skis. And, when they teach...
Forum: Parenting   09-26-2009, 09:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 926
Posted By DianeMarie
That's sad. I see that a lot, though, and it...

That's sad. I see that a lot, though, and it breaks my heart. It seems that some adults/parents nowadays are so displaced from their kids and so involved in their "own" lives. I guess you could look...
Forum: Parenting   09-22-2009, 10:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,173
Posted By DianeMarie
In my opinion, a 3 year old child should not...

In my opinion, a 3 year old child should not play in the front yard unsupervised, or wherever the yard meets the street. At 3, they don't fully understand the danger of being hit by a car, and,...
Forum: Parenting   09-22-2009, 09:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,868
Posted By DianeMarie
Perhaps she continues to rub herself until she...

Perhaps she continues to rub herself until she is raw because she thinks the pain may stop and it will feel good again......??? Kids' minds work in strange ways.

I also cannot really understand...
Forum: Parenting   09-22-2009, 09:18 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 5,894
Posted By DianeMarie
I never looked at the skull and crossbones thing...

I never looked at the skull and crossbones thing as pirate stuff--I always associated it with ghoulish and spooky.

Anyway..........as far as skull and crossbones, Ed Hardy was the main influence...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-17-2009, 03:55 PM
Replies: 493
Views: 40,910
Posted By DianeMarie
I thought as a medical person, I should reply. ...

I thought as a medical person, I should reply.

First of all, as soon as you learn to accept an illness and diagnosis, the sooner you can move onto treating it. Today, still, there seems to be...
Forum: Parenting   09-15-2009, 10:57 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,899
Posted By DianeMarie
Why is he "addicted" to candy? Because it's...

Why is he "addicted" to candy? Because it's sweet. Because it's good. Because it's tasty. And because he is severely limited in his "sweet" intake. The normal thing about people is that they want...
Forum: Parenting   09-15-2009, 10:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 653
Posted By DianeMarie
When I saw the picture, I immediately thought of...

When I saw the picture, I immediately thought of "Wake me when it's over", because she looks like she's sleeping so comfortably.
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-12-2009, 02:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By DianeMarie
I think I have something good to suggest. ...

I think I have something good to suggest.

In February, my 80 year old mother slippedon the ice and fractured her left elbow and shoulder. She had a total shoulder replacement, and her left arm...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   09-07-2009, 07:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 915
Posted By DianeMarie
I felt that I just HAD to interject my thoughts...

I felt that I just HAD to interject my thoughts on this one..........

REMEMBER mamas that the H1N1 is a VIRUS, and should be treated like any other virus!! The media has gotten hold of this and...
Forum: Parenting   09-07-2009, 06:49 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,082
Posted By DianeMarie
I actually remember reading or hearing something...

I actually remember reading or hearing something about females wearing underwear to bed, and how it greatly increases the risks for yeast infections and UTI's. Allowing that area to get some fresh...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-07-2009, 02:15 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,181
Posted By DianeMarie
I personally think it is a number of...

I personally think it is a number of contributing factors---the wiring of the baby, how the parents (mother) respond to them during the night (by this, I mean allowing them to nurse whenever they...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   09-06-2009, 04:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 905
Posted By DianeMarie
When I was little and turned 5 years old, the...

When I was little and turned 5 years old, the only thing in the world I wanted was to get my ears pierced!! My mother took me to the jeweler to get it done, and I didn't flinch and wasn't scared at...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-06-2009, 04:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 449
Posted By DianeMarie
Biting is unacceptable, period. When an older...

Biting is unacceptable, period. When an older child bites a younger child, they should be taken to a "quiet place" to think about what they did, and receive an explanation of why they are not...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-06-2009, 04:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 707
Posted By DianeMarie
I was thinking about some kind of consistant...

I was thinking about some kind of consistant reward system. You can prepare him and tell him that it is going to be time to leave shortly, and remind him about whatever "reward" he has waiting in...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-06-2009, 03:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 513
Posted By DianeMarie
How about saying "Okay, you're saying you don't...

How about saying "Okay, you're saying you don't want this now. I am giving you this last chance to keep it. When I take it away, you aren't getting it back." Then, carry through. You can't keep...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-06-2009, 03:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,452
Posted By DianeMarie
You said that the father of this child does not...

You said that the father of this child does not help financially----WHY? It is his LEGAL RESPONSIBILITY to provide child support to her, especially since she is the full-time and custodial parent!
...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-06-2009, 03:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 388
Posted By DianeMarie
Sinice he can scale a baby gate, how about...

Sinice he can scale a baby gate, how about putting one baby gate on top of another in the doorway? They should stay that way when they are "locked" into the doorway.

I doubt that this is sleep...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-06-2009, 02:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 398
Posted By DianeMarie
Let him sleep. Sleep is essential to rebuild...

Let him sleep. Sleep is essential to rebuild cells and to re-fuel the body after an illness. Unless him not eating or drinking was going on for a long time, and not just a couple of days, his body...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-06-2009, 02:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 526
Posted By DianeMarie
I would be concerned about her actually being...

I would be concerned about her actually being able to sleep in a hammock, after she has gotten used to sleeping in a bed for so many years. It may be very difficult for her to get used to, and she...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-05-2009, 05:18 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,812
Posted By DianeMarie
Tankgirl--I had to come back and read what has...

Tankgirl--I had to come back and read what has happened since I last posted. And I also read your updated posts, too.

In thinking about this situation again, I think that instead of treating this...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-05-2009, 04:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 965
Posted By DianeMarie
The more I go through this life of mine, it...

The more I go through this life of mine, it never ceases to amaze me how whacky people are.

I didn't read the article, but from other posters I suspect what happened was a stranger slapped a kid...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-05-2009, 04:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 787
Posted By DianeMarie
It's funny that you say you talk to much---too...

It's funny that you say you talk to much---too much negotiating, to much validating, too much explaining---and sometimes, to set limits and boundaries kids need to learn about not always getting...
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