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Forum: Gentle Discipline   Yesterday, 09:43 PM
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Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
I have punished. It's something that I keep on...

I have punished. It's something that I keep on the back-burner because I don't want to feel like my only options as a parent are things that are super labor-intensive. But the very few times I've...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-22-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 89
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
Thanks, Lauren. I feel all the way better...

Thanks, Lauren.

I feel all the way better about this. In part from seeing DC in them out in public and seeing the reaction from other adults. Also from hearing from you three that talking to kids...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-21-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 89
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
That's helpful feedback. I do think they are very...

That's helpful feedback. I do think they are very much anime/cosplay inspired and that's a new cultural thing for anyone in our family to be into. DC wore them out with us to dinner tonight. I did...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-21-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 89
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
Innocent seeming (to teen) clothing with adult connotations?

I'm curious how our members have dealt with clothing issues as teens get a bit older and more adult in their choices for clothing. For instance, my 13 year old came home with a cute pair of tights...
Forum: Babywearing   12-19-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 33
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
No stupid questions with new babies. It's all so...

No stupid questions with new babies. It's all so new and we have all these funny questions because we're thinking specifics for the first time.

I didn't leave the house or do much in those early...
Forum: Babywearing   12-18-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 33
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
I always preferred a ring sling but I didn't find...

I always preferred a ring sling but I didn't find the learning curve of a woven to be too difficult. I just didn't like where the weight sat for a two shoulder hold and the one shoulder was easier...
Forum: Learning at School   12-17-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 78
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
My older child (my younger hasn't started PS yet)...

My older child (my younger hasn't started PS yet) did one year of private pre-K before starting kindy. I felt it was am important adjustment step for her. That said, I do know plenty of kids who go...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-16-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 206
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
Such great solutions!

Such great solutions!
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-16-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 206
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
No, that's why I asked. :-) The...

No, that's why I asked. :-)



The disconnect, and that's why I asked if you ID as GD is that stepping in for little things does not AT ALL seem unique to GD from my perspective. It seems unique...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-15-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 206
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
To be fair, GD is a pretty broad concept. By this...

To be fair, GD is a pretty broad concept. By this rationale CPS may well be in conflict with what some parents view as CPS, no?

Do you practice GD? I ask because I feel like anyone who "practices...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-15-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 11
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
We are a PS family but there are many HS families...

We are a PS family but there are many HS families here in MD and lots of great programs in Baltimore that make me envious of free time during school hours. (The Walter's HS program, for instance -...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-14-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 206
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
Yes, I am not familiar with him but his site...

Yes, I am not familiar with him but his site certainly seems to want to get to the root of problems and not behaviorist at all.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-14-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 206
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
Also, I wanted to say that no matter how much...

Also, I wanted to say that no matter how much "planned ignoring" or just choosing not to give attention to unwanted behavior is, that's not something for aggressive behavior, no matter how well it...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-14-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 206
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
There is an ebb and flow when it comes to...

There is an ebb and flow when it comes to discipline trends. I have noticed that the trend toward behaviorism is high right now, with a lot of parents sharing ideas related to positive reinforcement....
Forum: Learning at School   11-18-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 20
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
Teaching critical thinking using horoscope and tarot?

I wanted to invite or LAS members to contribute to a related thread posted in Religious Studies.
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Forum: Religious Studies   11-18-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 26
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
Teaching critical thinking using horoscope and tarot?

I'm curious to hear from folks who practice some forms of spirituality related to reading horoscope or tarot.

First, I'd like to hear how people who practice these things feel about things like...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-17-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,873
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
I absolutely agree with your link but not your...

I absolutely agree with your link but not your connection with Sears (who is no great love of mine, btw), which (to repeat) mentions this: "Avoid forceful restraint. If holding makes your child...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-16-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 150
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
Another obvious route would be to contact someone...

Another obvious route would be to contact someone at the ACLU for your local area to see if they can recommend a good support group.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-16-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 150
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
Yes there is(Convention on the Rights of the...

Yes there is(Convention on the Rights of the Child), and to my knowledge, that has still not been ratified by the United States. Lovely, ha?
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-16-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 150
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
Does the highschool have some sort of...

Does the highschool have some sort of Gay/Straight Alliance program? If I were you, I would feel like I needed to have a little more community support and feedback for this situation.

While this...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-11-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,873
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
One other thing to add is that here at MDC "AP"...

One other thing to add is that here at MDC "AP" and "NFL" are often used together. In reality, they are two different things. Sure, you can make an argument that caring for the Earth is the ultimate...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   11-10-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 108
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
Subbing to hear ideas. I'm a student now and am...

Subbing to hear ideas. I'm a student now and am out of the home for 2 full days (and evenings). I will do my student teaching in January so I'll be "working" 5 full days + 2 night classes. Curious to...
Forum: Parenting   11-09-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 328
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
This, to me, is the only value of AP (as a...

This, to me, is the only value of AP (as a label/grouping of parting practices). And, my experience is very different from the people feel oppressed by AP. When I get close to people it seems like a...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-09-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,873
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
I was thinking about this thread today while...

I was thinking about this thread today while bored at the soccer field watching one of my kids play. :eek: I don't know quite how to describe what I want to contribute because it's like this funky...
Forum: Parenting   11-09-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 328
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
Being a carpool curmudgeon, I wish I could say...

Being a carpool curmudgeon, I wish I could say that thinking the activity was cool amounted to a hill of beans when driving across town. ;-) Ha, ha, ha.
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