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Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-07-2009, 09:16 PM
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Views: 1,498
Posted By soybeansmama
We have a wooden one and LOVE IT!!! My 5 year...

We have a wooden one and LOVE IT!!! My 5 year old uses it more than my almost 2 year old, but we were really pleased with how much use and enjoyment it is getting.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-02-2009, 03:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 497
Posted By soybeansmama
when my son is caught up in his rage I find that...

when my son is caught up in his rage I find that it works best to stay calm (which is my biggest challenge at the moment) and try not to engage in a yelling battle with him. he is more receptive for...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-17-2008, 03:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 454
Posted By soybeansmama
I hope its normal because I have days like...

I hope its normal because I have days like this...especially 2 days or so before my period. The rage I feel at times is not just related to what my kids are up to but other things that I am dealing...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-17-2008, 01:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 737
Posted By soybeansmama
My newly 5 year old does this too. for a long...

My newly 5 year old does this too. for a long time everyone was "poo poo diaper baby" followed by hysterical laughing. his new annoying habit is chonking his food with his mouth...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-17-2008, 01:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,934
Posted By soybeansmama
This sounds way too familiar...in fact, my first...

This sounds way too familiar...in fact, my first post ever at MDC was this problem. Sawyer was 14 months when it started and it was resolved a little after his 2nd bday. Hang in there, it does get...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-22-2008, 04:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,071
Posted By soybeansmama
Quote: Originally Posted by ewe+lamb...

Quote:
Originally Posted by ewe+lamb http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12002284)
I started my dd with yoga - it's been the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-09-2008, 05:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,401
Posted By soybeansmama
Quote: Originally Posted by OMama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by OMama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11654903)
DD is 4 and still *screams* at me from the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-08-2008, 09:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,401
Posted By soybeansmama
BTW, he did eventually try to do it...

BTW, he did eventually try to do it himself...without any problems. He can wipe. He usually does things like this when I am trying to put the baby to sleep. Another example is getting himself out of...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-08-2008, 09:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,401
Posted By soybeansmama
Quote: Originally Posted by chfriend...

Quote:
Originally Posted by chfriend http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11650283)
I understand being tired of poop, but it...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-08-2008, 09:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 533
Posted By soybeansmama
I just wanted to chime in here and say that we...

I just wanted to chime in here and say that we aren't big punishers/rewarders, BUT for potty learning a sticker chart worked. We allowed him to pick a sticker and stand on a chair to put it on the...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-08-2008, 09:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 559
Posted By soybeansmama
I have a 4.5 year old son and I soooooo can...

I have a 4.5 year old son and I soooooo can relate to these types of behaviors. I feel like I am turning into a whiney 4 year old along with him. I have been yelling so much more than...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-08-2008, 09:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,401
Posted By soybeansmama
thanks, that makes me feel better. I have tried...

thanks, that makes me feel better. I have tried the wipes thing...decorated a cute little box above the toilet with his name on it and everything. He just asks me to wipe him with one of his wipes....
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-08-2008, 08:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,038
Posted By soybeansmama
Quote: Originally Posted by BlueStateMama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by BlueStateMama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11649317)
More concrete example...today we were...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-08-2008, 08:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,401
Posted By soybeansmama
My 4.5 year old son is completely insistant on...

My 4.5 year old son is completely insistant on me wiping his poopy bottom. He sat on the toilet for 45 minutes *screaming* at me to wipe him the other day. I was nursing the baby to sleep and I told...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-07-2008, 04:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 988
Posted By soybeansmama
Quote: Originally Posted by OGARTMAMA...

Quote:
Originally Posted by OGARTMAMA http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11609214)
I can't imagine waiting until my little one...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-04-2008, 02:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,039
Posted By soybeansmama
OP...I feel the same about not wanting to pass...

OP...I feel the same about not wanting to pass on the body shame that I dealt with being in an anti-masturbation, privates are dirty, religious upbringing. I have issues with how warping that was...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-02-2008, 11:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 988
Posted By soybeansmama
I am glad to have found this thread...this has...

I am glad to have found this thread...this has been on my mind, too. Atticus started self feeding at about 9.5 mo. Had no intrest prior. It was funny how he went from absolutly zero intrest in food...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-02-2008, 09:07 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,194
Posted By soybeansmama
Quote: Originally Posted by meg-momto2...

Quote:
Originally Posted by meg-momto2 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11552155)
my 4.5yo is wearing a 10 but he might be...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-30-2008, 10:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 320
Posted By soybeansmama
My first has ECC, so when Atticus teethed early...

My first has ECC, so when Atticus teethed early as Sawyer did, we decided we better start with a good routine. We use SPIFFIES xylitol tooth wipes in the morning and at night, and Spry tooth gel in...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-26-2008, 08:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,892
Posted By soybeansmama
it is indeed possible!!! both mine started...

it is indeed possible!!!

both mine started teething at this time. Atticus (11 mo) just popped molars through in the last couple days. Sawyer (now 4) had ALL his teeth by 15 months! early teething...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-07-2008, 04:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,302
Posted By soybeansmama
YUP...it's messy. He is getting better at...

YUP...it's messy. He is getting better at scooping the food up and getting it mostly in his mouth with a spoon. I am not totally opposed to spoon feeding or anything, he just won't let me. He has...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-07-2008, 12:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,302
Posted By soybeansmama
My son started self feeding at almost 9...

My son started self feeding at almost 9 months...too gaggy and disinterested in anything else besides my breast in his mouth before then. He is now self feeding purees (that I make or occasionally...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   05-31-2008, 02:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By soybeansmama
are you looking for a homebirth midwife or...

are you looking for a homebirth midwife or hospital based?

Lucinda Johnston-Chizar does Homebirths...she's awesome. PM me if you want more info...

Jessica
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-29-2008, 01:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,350
Posted By soybeansmama
HUGS mama. I am not sure what else to post, just...

HUGS mama. I am not sure what else to post, just sorry you are experiencing this...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-27-2008, 12:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 542
Posted By soybeansmama
http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/no...

http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/notes2.gif: Sylith, our boys sound *IDENTICAL* I have nothing much to say because we are in the same...
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