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Forum: Working and Student Parents   02-26-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 159
Posted By gabry
Another vote for "go for it". Aside from the...

Another vote for "go for it". Aside from the immediate benefits, it is also valuable looking at the future. You having a job now, even if you were to do it temporarily, improves your chances of...
Forum: Parents as Partners   07-06-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 932
Posted By gabry
When we got married in the US, I changed my name...

When we got married in the US, I changed my name to 'my last name'-'his last name' and everyone called me by his last name because it was easier and customary in that area. Then we moved to Belgium,...
Forum: Parents as Partners   04-02-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 363
Posted By gabry
I'm sorry for the predicament you're in. I do...

I'm sorry for the predicament you're in. I do wonder about your husband's position, though. If he's willing to foster or adopt, doesn't that imply all of the same responsibilities and worries you...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-09-2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,882
Posted By gabry
I'm a big believer! Our ds2 got one when he was...

I'm a big believer! Our ds2 got one when he was almost 2 and loved it, and learned to ride a regular bike without training wheels a month before his 3rd birthday in less than an hour! There was no...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-22-2012, 01:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 280
Posted By gabry
Thanks Allison and Mumkimum, I appreciate you...

Thanks Allison and Mumkimum, I appreciate you sharing your experiences, it definitely helps. Meanwhile I've been talking to people IRL as well, which can be confusing, but also helpful.
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-21-2012, 08:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 280
Posted By gabry
Ok, I see what you meant now. I guess I'm trying...

Ok, I see what you meant now. I guess I'm trying to pretend it's not even close to fall yet ;-)
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-21-2012, 07:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 280
Posted By gabry
Thanks for your insights and additional...

Thanks for your insights and additional suggestions of what to consider and discuss. I guess I wasn't clear, he would do a split 1/2 grade until Xmas, and then go to 2nd year (if all goes well and...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-21-2012, 01:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 280
Posted By gabry
Thanks Olly, I did do some reading on the gifted...

Thanks Olly, I did do some reading on the gifted forum, which was helpful. I get a little discouraged, because it seems in the US and maybe other countries as well, there are a lot more...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-19-2012, 10:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 280
Posted By gabry
Pbjmama, that makes sense, I will at least do a...

Pbjmama, that makes sense, I will at least do a search and see what's already there. And yes, the steps you suggest make sense and that's what we'll do for starters.
Anybody have any thoughts about...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-19-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 280
Posted By gabry
Thank you for sharing. We're in Belgium, not...

Thank you for sharing. We're in Belgium, not sure they use the IAS here? I actually doubt it.. But I might ask if they would consider using whatever they use locally to make a more complete...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-19-2012, 02:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 280
Posted By gabry
I am looking for some advice on this topic, from...

I am looking for some advice on this topic, from personal or professional experience.
Ds2 just started first grade, and his teacher and the "special ed" teacher have asked us to come in for a talk...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   11-07-2011, 02:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,204
Posted By gabry
I work a theoretical 36 hours a week, but...

I work a theoretical 36 hours a week, but usually end up with at least several hours more of extra work in the evenings at home, or being away for congresses or meetings. However, there are no fixed...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-03-2011, 04:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 602
Posted By gabry
Pff, my kids are 5 and 8 and are constantly up...

Pff, my kids are 5 and 8 and are constantly up and down, showing tricks, going to the bathroom, hanging off their chairs upside down, singing songs, playing with ustensils, it drives me nuts...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-04-2011, 01:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 161
Posted By gabry
I don't know what to do with this kid anymore....

I don't know what to do with this kid anymore. He can be soo loving and sweet and cuddly, and then out of the blue turn into an out-of-control mean child. He might decide he wants to cake for lunch...
Forum: Multicultural Families   12-04-2010, 01:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,183
Posted By gabry
Well, I can only speak for myself (and fwiw, I'm...

Well, I can only speak for myself (and fwiw, I'm not German), but in our case it wasn't about what is correct or not, but what was the pronunciation we like. And yes, we didn't care about the...
Forum: Multicultural Families   11-17-2010, 02:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,819
Posted By gabry
Since you mentioned Rohan, an Irish as well as...

Since you mentioned Rohan, an Irish as well as Indian name, I just want to throw Ki(e)ran in. it's also Irish, and with out the e Indian if I'm not mistaken. And it's our youngest son's name, so...
Forum: Multicultural Families   11-17-2010, 02:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,183
Posted By gabry
How about spelling it Yonas, so Americans will...

How about spelling it Yonas, so Americans will get it right? We named our oldest Yanek (and not Janek) exactly for that reason. Of course, now that we're in Belgium everyone wants to call him...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-01-2010, 06:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 979
Posted By gabry
Tough one! In this particular example, you may...

Tough one! In this particular example, you may suggest physically removing (in a gentle way of course) your dd to keep her from spitting again, while saying something like "Spitting is not nice. if...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   06-25-2010, 04:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 487
Posted By gabry
Yep, I think yoga or other forms of exercise...

Yep, I think yoga or other forms of exercise might help, and/or maybe you literally need some sunshine (or at least fresh air). So yes, make a detour, but also try to carve some time out of your...
Forum: Parents as Partners   06-25-2010, 04:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By gabry
Are you the mama who wanted to move to Alaska?...

Are you the mama who wanted to move to Alaska? Either way, I'm happy for you things are going so well, and congrats on your engagement!
Forum: Infertility   05-05-2010, 03:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,139
Posted By gabry
Thanks for your replies. Swd, I'm sorry you had...

Thanks for your replies. Swd, I'm sorry you had a rough time going through treatments..
I think that we've already settled the issue of fertility treatments - I don't want any more (even though I...
Forum: Infertility   04-30-2010, 06:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,139
Posted By gabry
We've been trying to have a third child since...

We've been trying to have a third child since ds2 was born. I had 2 m/c after ds1, 3 after ds2, the last one after IUI. Ds2 is almost 4, I'm almost 40 and I'm starting to think I should count my...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   04-30-2010, 06:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 461
Posted By gabry
I'm sorry this happened. It does sound a little...

I'm sorry this happened. It does sound a little strange. Did I understand correctly that the position you interviewed for was not actually filled (or at least had 4 more similar ones open)? I would...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   02-22-2010, 07:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 467
Posted By gabry
I would agree that teaching, social work,...

I would agree that teaching, social work, writing are probably all pretty flexible careers. What about something in the medical field? You may not want to invest the time and energy (and money) to...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   02-22-2010, 07:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 688
Posted By gabry
I haven't had a nanny in your situation, and...

I haven't had a nanny in your situation, and agree that there are many good reasons to hire one early on. One thing I would worry about though, is that your ds1 might feel excluded, especially since...
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