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Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-12-2010, 09:43 AM
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Posted By Mom2GCNJ
When my daughter was three and a half - almost...

When my daughter was three and a half - almost four - we started a very long series of losses in our family.  At first I was honest with my very bright and precocious little girl about everything. ...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-09-2010, 08:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 535
Posted By Mom2GCNJ
Sienna-forever I am so sorry for your loss....

Sienna-forever I am so sorry for your loss. http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif

My children have also struggled with many losses including the death of a sibling. Protect your...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-07-2010, 10:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 735
Posted By Mom2GCNJ
Halloween candy works beautifully for decorating...

Halloween candy works beautifully for decorating gingerbread houses. Tootsie rolls make nice logs for a wood pile. Dum Dums make great light posts. M&Ms, Smarties, Skittles, etc make great shingles...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-06-2010, 01:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 452
Posted By Mom2GCNJ
Abomgardner417 I just wanted say I hear you. My...

Abomgardner417 I just wanted say I hear you. My little guy just turned four and like your boy #1, he was almost there at one point (so long ago I don't remember when :0) even to the point of staying...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-04-2010, 12:03 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 7,898
Posted By Mom2GCNJ
Quote: Originally Posted by sunnmama...

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Originally Posted by sunnmama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/16014696)
What IS different is how we respond when OUR...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-29-2010, 08:57 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,407
Posted By Mom2GCNJ
Quote: Originally Posted by Girlprof...

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Originally Posted by Girlprof http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15994012)
Honestly, I have a pretty different take on...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-28-2010, 02:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,407
Posted By Mom2GCNJ
Quote: Originally Posted by stik...

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Originally Posted by stik http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15992117)
Regrettably, I think your dd's behavior has...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-26-2010, 04:33 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,407
Posted By Mom2GCNJ
Quote: Originally Posted by Shaki...

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Originally Posted by Shaki http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15984016)

I would suggest being gracious with the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-26-2010, 03:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,407
Posted By Mom2GCNJ
Quote: Originally Posted by karne...

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Originally Posted by karne http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15985630)
If you are seeking performance art as a...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-26-2010, 10:32 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,407
Posted By Mom2GCNJ
Quote: Originally Posted by pregnant@40...

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Originally Posted by pregnant@40 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15984535)
Mom2GCNJ,

Your daughter sounds like a...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-26-2010, 10:30 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,407
Posted By Mom2GCNJ
Quote: Originally Posted by Tjej...

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Originally Posted by Tjej http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15984444)
I'm not a theater person, so here's my take.
...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-26-2010, 09:54 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,407
Posted By Mom2GCNJ
Quote: Originally Posted by ReadingMama...

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Originally Posted by ReadingMama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15984525)
I'm a former theater kid and my 10 yo son...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-26-2010, 09:09 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,407
Posted By Mom2GCNJ
Quote: Originally Posted by fairejour...

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Originally Posted by fairejour http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15984030)
As the parent of a child with special...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-26-2010, 08:19 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,407
Posted By Mom2GCNJ
Quote: Originally Posted by ErinYay...

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Originally Posted by ErinYay http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15983986)
If she's fine, what's the problem?

You...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-26-2010, 12:08 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,407
Posted By Mom2GCNJ
Thank you for your suggestions Irony. Yes,...

Thank you for your suggestions Irony.

Yes, I am wondering if all the drama is good for her. I'm also wondering, especially in light of this thread, if being involved in the theater will be...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-25-2010, 11:59 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,407
Posted By Mom2GCNJ
ErinYay - Again - my child is receiving therapy....

ErinYay - Again - my child is receiving therapy. Your comments suggest to me that you think my child should resolve all her issues before she can be engaged in the outside world. That is not...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-25-2010, 09:28 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,407
Posted By Mom2GCNJ
I'm curious to know what you mamas think the...

I'm curious to know what you mamas think the value is in continuing to tell me how horribly inappropriate my daughter's behavior is? I'm all for constructive comments in direct response to what I've...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-25-2010, 08:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,407
Posted By Mom2GCNJ
Juliebird thank you very much for your...

Juliebird thank you very much for your commenthttp://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif

Madskye, thank you for suggesting the book. I have it on request at the library. My...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-25-2010, 05:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,407
Posted By Mom2GCNJ
Oh, I will certainly not say one thing to the...

Oh, I will certainly not say one thing to the director, beyond continuing to help out with the production until the end of the run. I will ask my daughter to write her a thank you note. Then I will...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-25-2010, 05:22 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,407
Posted By Mom2GCNJ
I care because I believe those who work with...

I care because I believe those who work with children should do so with a higher level of sensitivity than they would use when working with adults. I am far far from a model parent or educator but I...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-25-2010, 04:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,407
Posted By Mom2GCNJ
In anticipation of the next respondent's...

In anticipation of the next respondent's criticism, my child is never ever allowed to wallow in a "I've been done wrong" pit of self-sorriness. She told me in the first week of rehearsals that she...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-25-2010, 04:39 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,407
Posted By Mom2GCNJ
Thank you all so much. [Re GuildJenn]...

Thank you all so much.

[Re GuildJenn] "Because she doesn't have a line, there isn't a whole lot of feedback to give her in the notes period, and it would be repetitive for the director to be...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-25-2010, 03:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,407
Posted By Mom2GCNJ
ErinYay - where did you get that I was not...

ErinYay - where did you get that I was not addressing her behavior? Where did you get that she is not being given consequences for her behavior? Where in what I wrote did you get the idea I was...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-25-2010, 01:05 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,407
Posted By Mom2GCNJ
Thanks for your thoughts ErinYay. As I...

Thanks for your thoughts ErinYay.

As I mentioned, I have not mentioned my thoughts to my daughter. I have told her told "yes Director" is the only appropriate answer when she is given direction....
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-25-2010, 12:03 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,407
Posted By Mom2GCNJ
(Please forgive me for the length of this...

(Please forgive me for the length of this question. It is as much therapeutic journal entry as online support group question. Thanks to anyone who takes the time to read and comment.)

My daughter...
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