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Forum: Site Help   11-06-2015, 12:50 PM
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Posted By shantimama
Thank you! :love

Thank you!

:love
Forum: Site Help   11-01-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 822
Posted By shantimama
Thank you. Even if they would re-open it for a...

Thank you. Even if they would re-open it for a month for those who want access to have it, that would be great.
Forum: Site Help   10-14-2015, 05:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 822
Posted By shantimama
Thank you. It wasn't that long before my initial...

Thank you. It wasn't that long before my initial post that I had been in SA. Thank you for keeping us updated.
Forum: Site Help   09-30-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 822
Posted By shantimama
Thank you for bringing it up for discussion. I...

Thank you for bringing it up for discussion. I moderated this forum for many years. I respect the decision to close the forum due to inactivity, I would just like for those of us who are still active...
Forum: Site Help   09-30-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 822
Posted By shantimama
I think posting a notice in the forum informing...

I think posting a notice in the forum informing any members who still use it that it would be closed in 30 days if activity did not resume would have been appropriate.

For most of this forum's...
Forum: Site Help   09-28-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 822
Posted By shantimama
SA forum?

Has this forum been deleted from MDC? I realize that the activity level has dropped off but I was in there recently reading and saw no notice of warning that the forum was being removed. It used to...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-28-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 985
Posted By shantimama
Why do the grandparents have court ordered...

Why do the grandparents have court ordered visitation?
Forum: Single Parenting   08-12-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 608
Posted By shantimama
Hi Ivygirl, I am glad you found this community. ...

Hi Ivygirl, I am glad you found this community.

It might help sometimes to remember that defiance is often an expression of anxiety in children. I had a hard time getting my head around that with...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-27-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 718
Posted By shantimama
What were the recommendations of CPS after their...

What were the recommendations of CPS after their investigation?
Forum: Site Help   05-06-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 797
Posted By shantimama
"The purpose of this private forum is to enable...

"The purpose of this private forum is to enable MDC's Single Parents to maintain a private space to discuss topics that are important and of interest to its participants. The forum is entirely...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-27-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 688
Posted By shantimama
Do you hold the kids' passports? He won't be able...

Do you hold the kids' passports? He won't be able to take them out of the country without them.

If he is wanting to spend an entire week with them, surely he will have to speak with you at some...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-26-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 753
Posted By shantimama
Professionals can receive information without...

Professionals can receive information without responding or talking about the confidential relationship in question.

Alerting a teacher to the fact that there is trouble at home is highly...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-17-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 954
Posted By shantimama
If you can't work in the US, then you can't stay....

If you can't work in the US, then you can't stay. It can be hard enough for people who are happily married to American citizens to get the right to work in the US sorted out - I can't see any way...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-14-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 954
Posted By shantimama
Why can't you work in the US? Is it because of...

Why can't you work in the US? Is it because of your immigration status? Because if so, that seems like a legitimate reason to be able to return to your home country! If it is an immigration issue,...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-10-2015, 05:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,227
Posted By shantimama
Sure sounds like it.

Sure sounds like it.
Forum: Single Parenting   03-08-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,227
Posted By shantimama
To be safe, I would still do whatever possible to...

To be safe, I would still do whatever possible to make a formal note on his file so that no harm can come to your son down the road.
Forum: Single Parenting   02-26-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 327
Posted By shantimama
meepycat and katelove said it perfectly....

meepycat and katelove said it perfectly. Behaviour isn't a sign of character in children, it is a sign of their developmental stage and how they are feeling. Toddlers and four year olds are very...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-01-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 719
Posted By shantimama
Please listen to the wisdom here. He chose to...

Please listen to the wisdom here. He chose to move back to India and to relinquish custody of his child and pays no child support at all. You owe him absolutely nothing. If he wants a relationship...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-28-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 932
Posted By shantimama
Can you reframe how you view child support? ...

Can you reframe how you view child support?

Receiving child support does NOT make you indebted to your child's father. Child support is not a loan, it is not charity, it is not a form of social...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-19-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 818
Posted By shantimama
You can hold on to your goal of becoming a...

You can hold on to your goal of becoming a midwife but unless you see some way of making the relationship work for the next several years while you complete your certification, you might have to put...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-01-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,228
Posted By shantimama
I can't recommend strongly enough that you speak...

I can't recommend strongly enough that you speak with someone and your local DV shelter as soon as you can. They can provide some support for all you are dealing with and they can also help you know...
Forum: Learning at School   05-23-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,981
Posted By shantimama
My oldest started FI in grade 4 and it took him...

My oldest started FI in grade 4 and it took him the first term to really adjust. He did fine but it was challenging for him. The other two adjusted just fine.

They are in high school now and...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-10-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,296
Posted By shantimama
If he is going to use being bipolar as an excuse...

If he is going to use being bipolar as an excuse for his neglectful and abusive behaviour he is going to learn that he will be required to have only supervised access to your son. He can't have it...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   02-19-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 3,781
Posted By shantimama
Those counters are beautiful! I have always...

Those counters are beautiful! I have always wanted wooden counter tops.

It has warmed up to the freezing point today and I am having to convince my teens that they still need to bring coats to...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   02-17-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 3,781
Posted By shantimama
1jooj - i just learned that my kids' favourite...

1jooj - i just learned that my kids' favourite teacher of all time is going to be teaching in Dubai for the next two years. She considered a job in Abu Dhabi but went with this one instead. She is a...
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