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Forum: The Childhood Years   10-18-2012, 08:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,316
Posted By jlsmama
I'm not sure if this has been mentioned yet, but...

I'm not sure if this has been mentioned yet, but HandinHand Parenting has some wonderful tools for helping children with stuttering when it's related to generalized stress. If you're interested you...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-14-2011, 02:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 798
Posted By jlsmama
Awesome! So glad you found some things that...

Awesome! So glad you found some things that work! :D
I still have yet to finish Playful Parenting, but I continue to find super helpful and encouraging short posts and articles through the FB...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-12-2011, 02:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 296
Posted By jlsmama
Thanks for your responses. He IS getting...

Thanks for your responses.

He IS getting too much cow's milk. In an average 24 hour period, he'll drink 36 to 42 oz. of milk at six different points through the day/night (if it's 2 percent or...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-10-2011, 12:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By jlsmama
I believe in the child led weaning philosophy (I...

I believe in the child led weaning philosophy (I like to say, "a met need goes away") but I'm worried it might be interfering with my son's nutrition. My 30 m/o DS has been refusing to eat most...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-09-2011, 11:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 296
Posted By jlsmama
I believe in the child led weaning philosophy (I...

I believe in the child led weaning philosophy (I like to say, "a met need goes away") but I'm worried it might be interfering with my son's nutrition. My 30 m/o DS has been refusing to eat most...
Forum: California, Nevada   12-02-2011, 11:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 152
Posted By jlsmama
margo kennedy is a well-known midwife in the...

margo kennedy is a well-known midwife in the pasadena area. i have a friend who will be using her, but i don't have personal experience with her. if chino is not too far, i would highly recommend...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-18-2011, 06:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 760
Posted By jlsmama
these are great suggestions, all of them. my lo...

these are great suggestions, all of them. my lo is only 2.5, but we have had challenges with extended frequent nighttime wakings and resurgences of "separation anxiety" at various points. one thing...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   10-12-2011, 12:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 869
Posted By jlsmama
I also noticed that she uses some items that are...

I also noticed that she uses some items that are not healthful. I don't feed my LO processed foods, either. But I still found it inspiring for fun and play. I would simply substitute materials with...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-07-2011, 10:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 197
Posted By jlsmama
Have grace for yourself, Mama. It does not mean...

Have grace for yourself, Mama. It does not mean you have done something wrong. (And even if you had, it is rarely irreversible.) It is not uncommon for kiddos to regress when major changes take...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   10-07-2011, 09:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 869
Posted By jlsmama
An old friend of mine from college has a...

An old friend of mine from college has a fabulous blog that shows the average mom how to make super adorable and fun things with your food. I saw someone mention they were looking for fun ideas for...
Forum: Family Safety   09-30-2011, 11:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,083
Posted By jlsmama
You are doing the right thing by protecting your...

You are doing the right thing by protecting your LO. Good for you for speaking up!!!
 
I could not agree with you more that the sitting on the face thing is a red flag. That is NOT normal.
 ...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-26-2011, 01:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By jlsmama
actually, yes, he is teething...his top two...

actually, yes, he is teething...his top two second year molars have broken the surface. i stumbled across another post after posting this one that was discussing the change in...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-25-2011, 11:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 526
Posted By jlsmama
how old is she?

how old is she?
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-25-2011, 11:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 798
Posted By jlsmama
Love Playful Parenting; reading it now. But...

Love Playful Parenting; reading it now.

But if you are on Facebook, I've found it helpful to "like"/subscribe to a few parenting pages like "Parent2ParentU," "Positive Parenting: Toddlers and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-25-2011, 11:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,008
Posted By jlsmama
Wow, I *also* could have written this post. In...

Wow, I *also* could have written this post. In fact, I just wrote one about my 27 mo old DS's night tantruming, and yes, his top two molars are cutting through right now. I had not thought about how...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-25-2011, 10:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By jlsmama
Anyone else deal with this? I would appreciate...

Anyone else deal with this? I would appreciate any suggestions and all commiseration. :)
 
My 27 m/o DS has started waking some nights tantruming for extended periods of time (45 to 90 mins). He...
Forum: Family Safety   09-25-2011, 10:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,083
Posted By jlsmama
you might be best off just getting the opinion...

you might be best off just getting the opinion of a professional. www.psychologytoday.com (http://www.psychologytoday.com) has an excellent database of professionals in your area and you can search...
Forum: Family Safety   09-25-2011, 09:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,083
Posted By jlsmama
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/hug2.gi...

http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/hug2.gif hugs to you!
 
it sounds to me like you are doing a good job of protecting and helping your son regarding this situation. you're tuned in and...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-25-2011, 01:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 419
Posted By jlsmama
Questions I find helpful to ask... when did the...

Questions I find helpful to ask... when did the behavior begin, what was happening in child's/the family's life, and how might child feel about it/have been impacted by it?
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-25-2011, 01:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 419
Posted By jlsmama
I wonder if he needs some alternative,...

I wonder if he needs some alternative, acceptable ways to express his anger.
 
Also, if you can imagine what he might feel angry about, whether it's something that happened a while ago but might...
Forum: Family Safety   09-25-2011, 01:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,083
Posted By jlsmama
I say trust your instincts!   The sitting...

I say trust your instincts!
 
The sitting thing...major red flag. Other yellow/red flags for me are the bullying behaviors and hiding the game. Those *can* be characteristic of kids who have...
Forum: Spirituality   09-22-2011, 10:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 408
Posted By jlsmama
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Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-22-2011, 10:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 419
Posted By jlsmama
Have you tried asking him if he is angry about...

Have you tried asking him if he is angry about anything? Is anger an ok emotion in your home? The behaviors you describe sound like things that kids do when they are angry. How do you talk to him...
Forum: Personal Growth   09-19-2011, 12:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 990
Posted By jlsmama
So so sorry to hear you are having this pain and...

So so sorry to hear you are having this pain and struggle, SavannahK. It is going to take some time to find answers to all of your questions. You need support right now. Be good to yourself and get...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-19-2011, 12:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 667
Posted By jlsmama
What is your sense of why she is exhibiting this...

What is your sense of why she is exhibiting this change in behavior? What need(s) do you think her behavior is trying to communicate?
 
Once you can identify that, you can aim to meet her needs...
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