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Forum: Parenting   08-10-2009, 03:20 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By j924
Not sure about Africa but we did embark on a...

Not sure about Africa but we did embark on a trip to my dh's birth place in Bequia (small island in the Carribean) when my kids were 6,4,2,and 8 mos. We were taking 4 very city American kids to what...
Forum: Parenting   08-07-2009, 03:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,530
Posted By j924
I don't think you are doing nothing to address...

I don't think you are doing nothing to address the situation when you leave. I think it is a valuable lesson that you are teaching your child. When someoneis mistreating you, you have the power to...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-05-2009, 05:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 677
Posted By j924
Is your ds a perfectionist. I have found that...

Is your ds a perfectionist. I have found that the kids in prehool/daycare who don't initiate can tend to be the ones who are most afraid of making a mistake. Maybe his teacher can make it less...
Forum: Parenting   07-30-2009, 02:45 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,193
Posted By j924
You said he was playing/pushing against a play...

You said he was playing/pushing against a play house door and hurt someones hand. Maybe the teacher saw that grabbed his arm and either pinched him with her fingers or on the door he was leaning on....
Forum: Working and Student Parents   07-23-2009, 12:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 615
Posted By j924
Can you modify the daily schedule? Drop them...

Can you modify the daily schedule? Drop them late and/or pick them up early. I do daycare from home and this schedule is much less disruptive than random days off. Good luck and do take some time...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-22-2009, 02:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,440
Posted By j924
Has he recently given up a nap? It sounds like...

Has he recently given up a nap? It sounds like you know that it is hunger and fatigue. Could he cuddle up with a book or a movie and a high protein snack during this time? Maybe make a little oasis...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-21-2009, 02:10 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 1,220
Posted By j924
Maybe he ran a fighting ring in his basement ala...

Maybe he ran a fighting ring in his basement ala Fight Club.
Forum: Parenting   07-16-2009, 02:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,877
Posted By j924
I do daycare at the house and have had some...

I do daycare at the house and have had some similar exchanges with kids that age. Their parents will say something to them in a moment that they take very literally because everything at five is...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-15-2009, 04:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,599
Posted By j924
Could the original school he went to have...

Could the original school he went to have fostered some of the I am beter than you mentality? We have a private school in the neighborhood that prides itself on being better than everyone else. They...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-09-2009, 03:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 242
Posted By j924
My dc are much older now and I never tandem...

My dc are much older now and I never tandem nursed but we do have to be out of the house by 7 during school. What about a cup of water/juice for when ds1 wakes? I know I need something to drink as...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-09-2009, 01:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,469
Posted By j924
Another Wii lover over here. It's funny we will...

Another Wii lover over here. It's funny we will use it like mad for a while and then not so much. Same with when we get new games. I like that it is more fun to play with a bunch of people so it is...
Forum: Parenting   07-07-2009, 02:05 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,138
Posted By j924
When cleaning is not going as planned it is...

When cleaning is not going as planned it is always "Put the puppy in the basket" I think it is from one of the Hannibal Lechter(sp) movies. It has gotten so bad that even the daycare kids use it now.
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-01-2009, 03:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 962
Posted By j924
Theater classes. The only way dd now eight...

Theater classes. The only way dd now eight survived the last four years.
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-29-2009, 05:10 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,555
Posted By j924
"Unfortunately no, our pool does not allow...

"Unfortunately no, our pool does not allow flotation devices, toys or swim aids of any kind. I understand why they do it, for safety as the pool has a lot of kids and flotation aids block the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-29-2009, 03:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,555
Posted By j924
Does the big kid pool allow life vests? It seems...

Does the big kid pool allow life vests? It seems like one of your major fears is your dc being stuck in the baby pool with no friends. If they had a life jacket on they could get into the big pool...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-26-2009, 03:13 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,555
Posted By j924
Are you involved in the lessons? like a mommy...

Are you involved in the lessons? like a mommy and me thing? or is swimming lessons? Also is it a place you are a member and can swim aorund that has lessons or is it strictly go to swimming to get...
Forum: Parenting   06-26-2009, 02:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 321
Posted By j924
Oooh this is helpful. I don't usually have a...

Oooh this is helpful. I don't usually have a problem standing up for myself but tend to be really snarky in group settings such as the playground. I will say sarcastic things to my dc or dh loudly...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-23-2009, 05:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 232
Posted By j924
We've been to the one in the Poconos as well. SO...

We've been to the one in the Poconos as well. SO much fun...So many kids..really bad food but the bottom line all four kids LOVE it and ask to go back all the time. Pack your patience, eat away from...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-12-2009, 02:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 448
Posted By j924
We have six at our table too and it seems like...

We have six at our table too and it seems like we hit ruts where I'd do anything to skip dinner.http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gifOne thing that has helped us during...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-11-2009, 12:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 454
Posted By j924
Whale! Now before you go crazy, DH is from a...

Whale! Now before you go crazy, DH is from a small Carribean island and they have for centuries used whales as food and they use everything and hunt them in small boats not commercial fishing at...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-11-2009, 12:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,464
Posted By j924
I love Hold On To Your Kids. It is a great book....

I love Hold On To Your Kids. It is a great book. We also have four dc with our oldest being 12. I feel your pain. It seems like just a year ago she was playing dolls wiht her sisters and this year...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-10-2009, 04:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 944
Posted By j924
Can I add my .02 as a mom with an older child...

Can I add my .02 as a mom with an older child who seems similar to your dd. DD2 learned to read early and went from c...a....t to fluent reading seemingly overnight. Her teachers did not pick up on...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-05-2009, 12:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 427
Posted By j924
Destructo mama here as well. I've always...

Destructo mama here as well. I've always believed it to be a temperment thing but my 3 dd never really did it but ds is seriously out of control. He will spend copious amounts of time setting up his...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   06-04-2009, 01:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 269
Posted By j924
I usually do a scrapbook for my graduates. A few...

I usually do a scrapbook for my graduates. A few pictures, artwork, and signatures/well wishes from other friends. Depending how old they can help.
Forum: Personal Growth   06-03-2009, 03:49 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,906
Posted By j924
So grateful to see this thread and know I am not...

So grateful to see this thread and know I am not alone. We had a grduation party yesterday and I was up at four in the morning rethinking all the things I...
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