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Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-09-2012, 11:21 AM
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Posted By sarahr
I have had it with my two year old, and need...

I have had it with my two year old, and need some ideas to change my approach.
 
When he's upset with something -- i.e. it's raining out and he doesn't want it to be raining -- he whines and yells...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-10-2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 156
Posted By sarahr
My DS -- just about to turn 2 -- is having...

My DS -- just about to turn 2 -- is having surgery next week, and I have some questions that I hope you attached mamas can answer
 
First, no food or drink 8 hours before the surgery. He's still...
Forum: Lactivism   01-30-2012, 01:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 447
Posted By sarahr
Thanks for posting to the blog with all the...

Thanks for posting to the blog with all the breastfeeding episodes. I especially loved the close-up of nursing in the "you're my baby" song.
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-19-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 496
Posted By sarahr
Sigh. She did it again today. 4 times. And we're...

Sigh. She did it again today. 4 times. And we're only talking about a 45 minute period. The last time she got sent to the principal's office, which made her very, very unhappy.
 
DH thinks she...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-19-2012, 12:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 496
Posted By sarahr
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Forum: The Childhood Years   01-18-2012, 12:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 496
Posted By sarahr
DD is 5, and in pre-k at a small, wonderfully...

DD is 5, and in pre-k at a small, wonderfully nurturing school. She loves school and comes home glowing each day. After lunch, they have a quiet time each day -- each kid is expected to lie down on...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-18-2012, 12:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By sarahr
Was this unusual or typical? Especially since it...

Was this unusual or typical? Especially since it happened at dinnertime, he didn't eat, and then was fine when you started your bedtime routine, he sounds like he was way overtired. The only thing...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-18-2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 872
Posted By sarahr
We are quite rigid about the routine -- and if I...

We are quite rigid about the routine -- and if I forget a step, DS (almost 2) is quick to remind me!
 
Eat dinner around 5:30. Play some after dinner, depending on how long dinner lasts and how...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-06-2012, 12:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 266
Posted By sarahr
My dd (age 5) moves very, very slowly in the...

My dd (age 5) moves very, very slowly in the morning and is a particularly slow eater. Her most frequent breakfast choices are dry cereal and toast with butter, but she doesn't have time to eat...
Forum: Parenting   12-11-2011, 03:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 261
Posted By sarahr
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Forum: Parenting   12-09-2011, 01:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 261
Posted By sarahr
When my dd was 3.5 and newly potty trained, she...

When my dd was 3.5 and newly potty trained, she wouldn't use public bathrooms, at all. This potty saved...
Forum: Parenting   12-07-2011, 06:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By sarahr
I started to take the survey, but then didn't...

I started to take the survey, but then didn't understand it. Are you asking me to pretend that my child has been diagnosed with autism, and then list all the questions I might have? And then you...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-08-2011, 07:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 534
Posted By sarahr
When I nightweaned DS, we did it by having DH...

When I nightweaned DS, we did it by having DH handle all the nightwakings. DS definitely did NOT like that change in routine and would scream for me for the first 10 minutes or so, before letting DH...
Forum: Lactivism   11-08-2011, 12:23 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,115
Posted By sarahr
My then 18-month old was throwing himself at me....

My then 18-month old was throwing himself at me. "Daddy, get off couch. Mommy, nurse on couch, please," he said. My mil commented that normally she thinks babies should be weaned when they can ask...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-08-2011, 12:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 264
Posted By sarahr
DS's schedule has always been too early, but now...

DS's schedule has always been too early, but now with the time change, it's REALLY too early. He wakes up between 4:30 and 5, and nothing we do will get him to go back to sleep. So his nap is too...
Forum: Laura Markham   10-29-2011, 11:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 482
Posted By sarahr
My dd was just diagnosed with selective mutism,...

My dd was just diagnosed with selective mutism, although I'm not sure the diagnosis fits because she DOES talk, albeit not a lot, outside the house. The developmental pediatrician said that it is...
Forum: Parenting   10-28-2011, 06:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,036
Posted By sarahr
Are you sure that he's doing it on purpose? When...

Are you sure that he's doing it on purpose? When my dd was newly potty trained, she'd have accidents while playing, not because she was purposefully choosing to pee in her pants instead of stopping...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-28-2011, 01:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 221
Posted By sarahr
My dd was just diagnosed with selective mutism....

My dd was just diagnosed with selective mutism. I'm not sure the diagnosis fits and I don't want to pathologize her personality, but I certainly don't want anxiety to go untreated. I'm hoping some...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-17-2011, 01:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 134
Posted By sarahr
Thanks for the reply. I don't think that's it...

Thanks for the reply. I don't think that's it because the hurting breast is actually the one that produces less. Plus, this is a brand new problem. At any rate, it's getting better now.
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-16-2011, 07:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 134
Posted By sarahr
And how do I make it better?   My left...

And how do I make it better?
 
My left breast hurts. A lot. There's no clogged duct that I can feel, it's not red or hot, it's just very, very tender to the touch. And it's more tender to movement...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-09-2011, 04:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,216
Posted By sarahr
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Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-06-2011, 01:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 154
Posted By sarahr
When DS first dropped to one nap a day, at first...

When DS first dropped to one nap a day, at first that one nap was really early, like around 10:30. But then he was a mess in the afternoon. I gradually moved it later and now, unless he wakes up...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-06-2011, 01:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 427
Posted By sarahr
I really, really wouldn't give up on the nap...

I really, really wouldn't give up on the nap yet. I know with my son (19 months old), by the time he seems tired, he's already over-tired, and will take a too-short nap. I have to go by the clock...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-04-2011, 10:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,216
Posted By sarahr
I'm thinking of getting this for my...

I'm thinking of getting this for my toddler: http://www.amazon.com/HALO-SleepSack-Micro-Fleece-Wearable-Blanket/dp/B000G0JF8M/ref=pd_sim_ba4...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   09-30-2011, 04:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 216
Posted By sarahr
I would do option 3. For my current nursing...

I would do option 3. For my current nursing toddler, I went away for two nights when he was around 16 months. He stayed with DH. DH said the first morning he was upset when I wasn't there when he...
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