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Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-06-2016, 04:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,200
Posted By Snydley
I don't agree with this. I follow the two hour...

I don't agree with this. I follow the two hour limit rule with my 9yo (always have, with no screen time until age 2) because I think it's extremely important to do so. However, a 13 year old...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-01-2016, 08:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 960
Posted By Snydley
Hi- My DD is 9 now but she is farsighted and...

Hi-
My DD is 9 now but she is farsighted and has worn glasses for about two years. She was having headaches and passed the eye exam at school so it took us quite a while to figure out what was...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-02-2016, 04:40 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,712
Posted By Snydley
I almost laughed out loud when I saw how many...

I almost laughed out loud when I saw how many 'awesome' votes there were! What is this, facebook? :laugh::laugh:
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-13-2016, 06:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,235
Posted By Snydley
Ugh. I'll bite. This turns my stomach. The...

Ugh. I'll bite. This turns my stomach. The reality is kids are not playing at the park anymore, not playing in the neighborhood and they are GLUED to screens. There's a new documentary our called...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   06-05-2016, 06:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,402
Posted By Snydley
I just took my DH and 9yo DD to Chvrches- they...

I just took my DH and 9yo DD to Chvrches- they were so amazing - best show I've seen in many many years. I love them!!!
Forum: Child & Teen Health   06-05-2016, 06:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,308
Posted By Snydley
My first thought is that he is only 8 and you...

My first thought is that he is only 8 and you moved. That is a huge trauma for a kid his age and I'm sure he will take time to adjust. I would think that alone could explain his change in behavior....
Forum: Grief and Loss   05-20-2016, 07:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,015
Posted By Snydley
I'm sorry that your DD is so sad about not having...

I'm sorry that your DD is so sad about not having a sibling now. I went through a period of a few years when I really really wanted a sister (when I was maybe 7 until 10 or so). I asked my mom a...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-15-2016, 02:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,051
Posted By Snydley
Interesting, I have a 9yo and I haven't seen what...

Interesting, I have a 9yo and I haven't seen what you are describing. Are you (and the pp) in a high ranked school district, by any chance? I am just curious.
Forum: Trying To Conceive   05-08-2016, 08:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 611
Posted By Snydley
I was as anxious as you about trying for #2...

I was as anxious as you about trying for #2 (http://www.mothering.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) , and after a long road that included some counseling I realized I didn't want any...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-25-2016, 07:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,921
Posted By Snydley
Hi- I think another important life skill is...

Hi-
I think another important life skill is to be able to stay (sleep) someplace completely on your own. My mom was very smothering (although she'd be considered free range by today's standards,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-12-2016, 06:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 792
Posted By Snydley
Hi- Thanks for your replies. I checked out...

Hi-
Thanks for your replies. I checked out the books suggested and I think "It's not the Stork" would be a good choice for her. As Linda said, I'm really looking to just let her know that...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-10-2016, 07:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 792
Posted By Snydley
talking with 9yo DD about periods, sex - looking for advice

Hi-
My DD is turning 9 in a few weeks, and my gut is telling me to tell her about periods and maybe the birds and the bees before she starts a new school in the fall (all the kids move to a grade...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-05-2016, 06:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,053
Posted By Snydley
14 is a really tough age. If I were you, I might...

14 is a really tough age. If I were you, I might have a sit down with him and just say "Tell me about how it feels to be you. What goes on in this house that pisses you off? What can I do...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-25-2016, 05:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,131
Posted By Snydley
My DD is in 3rd grade - if, when she was in 2nd...

My DD is in 3rd grade - if, when she was in 2nd grade, she received homework assignments like the ones you describe (put 12 words in alphabetical order) she would NOT have done them willingly by any...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-22-2016, 04:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,368
Posted By Snydley
I think this is your gut talking here and maybe...

I think this is your gut talking here and maybe you should listen. That scene you described in the car seems really abnormal and out of control to me.

That said, how many consequences can she...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-10-2016, 07:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 703
Posted By Snydley
Hi- Why do you think that exposure to...

Hi-
Why do you think that exposure to peanuts would cause him to be in a life-threatening situation? I ask this as an immunologist (who does not specialize in allergy) knowing that a positive...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-08-2016, 12:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,395
Posted By Snydley
No, it isn't. This concept of neuroplasticity is...

No, it isn't. This concept of neuroplasticity is now well established (albeit somewhat recently) and basically means that we are not as hard-wired as we previously thought and yes, altering how we...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-08-2016, 06:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,395
Posted By Snydley
Neurology research is showing that...

Neurology research is showing that internet/screen use rewires neural networks, causing users brains to look and perform differently. It's too much information at once, overloading what is called...
Forum: Learning at School   01-16-2016, 07:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,431
Posted By Snydley
I think in the case of cell phones and college...

I think in the case of cell phones and college kids, that the helicopter-style parents are exacerbating the problems their kids have with finding independence via cell phones. I can't remember where...
Forum: Learning at School   01-16-2016, 08:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,431
Posted By Snydley
I think the examples the pp gave of why their...

I think the examples the pp gave of why their kids have cell phones are unique circumstances and yes I agree that in those cases a cell phone would be a good idea. A 15 year old living on her own? ...
Forum: Learning at School   01-09-2016, 11:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,431
Posted By Snydley
No not necessary and a perpetual connection of...

No not necessary and a perpetual connection of parents to kids and kids to the internet can have many many downsides . What 'emergency' will happen that they need a direct line to you that cannot be...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-15-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 12,607
Posted By Snydley
Hmm..I'll chime in here- I wonder if he's...

Hmm..I'll chime in here-

I wonder if he's just really upset that he hasn't KISSED a girl, not that he doesn't have a girfriend per se. I remember being 15 and never been kissed and it really...
Forum: Mental Health   12-15-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,246
Posted By Snydley
Hi- I'm sorry to hear about what you are...

Hi-
I'm sorry to hear about what you are going through. I am also the child of an alcoholic, but from what you describe it sounds to me like the violence and instability in your childhood shaped...
Forum: Learning at School   12-12-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,026
Posted By Snydley
I love that the cartoon boy is frowning while he...

I love that the cartoon boy is frowning while he is thinking of the answer, as if he is thinking "why the f*%$ do I have to do this problem - this sucks".
Forum: Parenting   12-03-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,947
Posted By Snydley
I gotta say, if someone invited me to a 1/2 bday...

I gotta say, if someone invited me to a 1/2 bday party I would cringe. To me, it is just another example of parents/society bending over backwards to ensure that our kids have this unrealistic,...
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