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Forum: Toddler Health   05-13-2017, 06:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 406
Posted By aparent
A couple we know very well has a daughter who...

A couple we know very well has a daughter who when
she was one had a level of 12 or something. Their pediatrician
also did not seem concerned. He told them that for a long
time the toxic level was...
Forum: Waldorf   04-30-2017, 04:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,968
Posted By aparent
How about a journal that you start together with...

How about a journal that you start together with him
and each add to through the years of your lives. I'm
thinking of a large paper size pad that would be the first of
many. Maybe at his...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-24-2017, 06:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 399
Posted By aparent
Yes. Because it's fun? When I lie on the floor...

Yes.
Because it's fun? When I lie on the floor with
them and look at the ceiling I have a pleasant
sensation as my mind, I think, tries to make the
ceiling into the floor. As it is our brain...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-23-2017, 05:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 399
Posted By aparent
Maybe it's the change in perspective. I know when...

Maybe it's the change in perspective. I know when I
lay on the floor and look up at the ceiling I get a funny
sense like I'm trying to see the ceiling as if it's the floor.
And in movies, isn't...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-14-2017, 01:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 690
Posted By aparent
Would he watch a movie or read a book with you? I...

Would he watch a movie or read a book with you? I think there's
many movies wherein there's a forceful father and a struggling son
trying to work things out. If your husband sees it happening as in...
Forum: August 2017 Due Date Club   04-14-2017, 01:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 905
Posted By aparent
Trying something with an almost 3-year-old future...

Trying something with an almost 3-year-old future big sister
in about a month. I'm have her play at being a part of things.
She got her own snuggly, pack and play folding bed, doll,
cradle and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-13-2017, 04:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,378
Posted By aparent
In many cultures around the world an 8-year-old...

In many cultures around the world an 8-year-old would
be taking care of their younger siblings. Did you hear about
the 8-year-old boy in Ohio that watched a video on how to drive
a car and,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-10-2017, 12:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 690
Posted By aparent
Maybe a way to change things is to change the...

Maybe a way to change things is to change the conversation
between you and your husband to affect both your relationship
with him and your coparenting. Jumping in without knowing anything
but...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-10-2017, 05:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 690
Posted By aparent
I feel that with your strength of commitment,...

I feel that with your strength of commitment, depth of affection and thoughtfulness that reaches into your son's future as a teenager that there is certainly hope for improvement. got to go now but...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-08-2017, 10:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,694
Posted By aparent
You might try 2 avenues of encouraging him to...

You might try 2 avenues of encouraging him to have fun with people.


You could tell him that good writing is informed by life experience.
Have him read about Tolstoy or Dostoyevsky or other...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-04-2017, 03:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 491
Posted By aparent
I think he's like many people who like things...

I think he's like many people who like things this or
that way to help them sleep. Maybe you could make
a "garage" with him out of a cardboard box or something
to store the trike in so that he...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-30-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,788
Posted By aparent
I think it's wonderful that !Kung babies are...

I think it's wonderful that !Kung babies are never left
to cry for more than 10 seconds. Sometimes, though,
it is a woman besides the mother that responds. It seems
the whole culture doesn't...
Forum: Parenting   12-08-2011, 07:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,553
Posted By aparent
    Thanks for the wonderful, thoughtful...


  Thanks for the wonderful, thoughtful replies. I need time
to take it all in; there's so much in them.
 
Forum: Parenting   12-05-2011, 06:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,553
Posted By aparent
    Thanks for the great advice and cautions. ...


  Thanks for the great advice and cautions.
We've gone back and forth about just about
everything having to do with the houses and
I recently recalled the feeling I had being at
the 2 places...
Forum: Parenting   12-03-2011, 07:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,553
Posted By aparent
    We're house hunting and are basically ...


  We're house hunting and are basically
now looking at 2 places. One, which I
will call "Sky." is on the side of one of
the highest hills in the area. Most of the
land is cleared, including...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-05-2011, 09:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 664
Posted By aparent
     I think it's significant that so many...


   I think it's significant that so many parents
use the word `inconsolable;' a word to me that
connotes grief or deep emotion or feeling that
cannot be softened.  I'm wondering if it would...
Forum: Parenting   09-28-2011, 06:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By aparent
     I'd suggest not critisizing him for a...


   I'd suggest not critisizing him for a while but
encourage him to be a white knight that defends
his little brother.
 Does your older have a superhero he admires?
I'm sure that superhero...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-15-2011, 05:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By aparent
    If you feel he's too sensitive you might...


  If you feel he's too sensitive you might respond
to him with statements about your own day that
describe little things that you manifest don't really
bother you much at all as if to say, "I...
Forum: Parenting   09-11-2011, 11:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 497
Posted By aparent
   I might attempt to enroll the whole family...


 I might attempt to enroll the whole family in an
transition to a new way of thinking and doing things
that mirrors what's going on inside you as isn't the
process of pregnancy beautifully...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-03-2011, 06:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,050
Posted By aparent
    I think it's time to start on a...


  I think it's time to start on a large intentional community,
the whole world actually. It's pupose being to raise the next
generation. Within that context of having children and parenting...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-02-2011, 04:02 AM
Replies: 12
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Views: 721
Posted By aparent
    You mentioned she wants you to teach her...


  You mentioned she wants you to teach her to read
but that you are, "now so completely reluctant to do anything
that is academic or that she could get right or wrong or 'fail'"
Isn't that...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-01-2011, 04:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 593
Posted By aparent
Maybe you could arrange for you and your sister ...

Maybe you could arrange for you and your sister
to be together while they were all playing and if
the older kids are being mean or something, direct
your sister's attention to it. "What did he...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-27-2011, 05:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 657
Posted By aparent
   Sounds like he really needs those naps ...


 Sounds like he really needs those naps
and that things are improving.
Forum: Parenting   08-25-2011, 11:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,286
Posted By aparent
     I think we tried the middle way too. ...


   I think we tried the middle way too.  Perhaps in the
fashion kings used to be given very small amounts of
poison for a while so they eventually became immune to the
toxin, I hoped the...
Forum: Pets   08-23-2011, 05:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,880
Posted By aparent
     Perhaps your vet could supply a Quality...


   Perhaps your vet could supply a Quality of Life assessment or scale
form that your husband could fill out by himself after observing the dog
for a few days. Perhaps when he fills it out his...
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