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Forum: The Childhood Years   05-17-2012, 08:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 853
Posted By mizliz72
Sounds all too familiar to me with my 8 1/2 yo...

Sounds all too familiar to me with my 8 1/2 yo SD, except her shcool work has only now begun to suffer a bit.  She mostly is able to sit and concentrate in school, and it's only this year that her...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-17-2012, 05:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 364
Posted By mizliz72
Does she see her mother often and how often is...

Does she see her mother often and how often is she with you and your DH?
 
Re-read my post, her mom died when she was 1. I don't know how much trauma or what-have-you she is experiencing because...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-16-2012, 08:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,934
Posted By mizliz72
We are constantly telling 8 yo DSD to get her...

We are constantly telling 8 yo DSD to get her hands/fingers out of her mouth. A year or so ago she had warts because of it, on a thumb and around her mouth.  Annoys the heck out of me but she won't...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-16-2012, 07:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 364
Posted By mizliz72
DSD is almost 8 1/2 and is still having...

DSD is almost 8 1/2 and is still having occasional bed wetting, which I'm not that concerned with since her dad wet the bed til he was like 11, though it's incredibly annoying.  What concerns me...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-06-2011, 08:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,695
Posted By mizliz72
Well, we have tried to tell her that if she...

Well, we have tried to tell her that if she honestly has an accident, we aren't going to be mad, but we are going to get upset if she hides it from us.  I mean, this isn't just pee this time, it's...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-06-2011, 06:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,695
Posted By mizliz72
Ok, I'm just not even sure if this is in the...

Ok, I'm just not even sure if this is in the realm of normal.  SD is 7 1/2.  Still has the occasional pee accident at night/early morning.  And we've had to get on her ass recently for hiding it...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-06-2011, 05:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,492
Posted By mizliz72
  Quote:My concern in this situation is that...


Quote:My concern in this situation is that if something happened to your SO you would have no legal rights to even see your SD and no legal basis to fight to continue your relationship.


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Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-05-2011, 08:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,492
Posted By mizliz72
It sounds like you and your MIL both have a bit...

It sounds like you and your MIL both have a bit of insecurity and competition over what exactly your roles are, with regard to SD, exacerbated by the fact that she has no living biological mother....
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-04-2011, 09:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,696
Posted By mizliz72
Like the other poster said, I suppose that it...

Like the other poster said, I suppose that it may depend upon how much of a parenting role you play and how much it directly impacts you.  But that aside, as a parent, even a "step", and depending...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-04-2011, 09:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,492
Posted By mizliz72
SO and I are not legally married, but I'll call...

SO and I are not legally married, but I'll call his mom my mother-in-law.  She has unhealthy boundaries regarding my SD, who's 7.  And it really gets on my nerves sometimes.  See, she favors her...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-02-2011, 05:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 750
Posted By mizliz72
I agree.  If he's not doing any discipline, then...

I agree.  If he's not doing any discipline, then why should she see him as anything more than a guest in her home?  I'm assuming you plan to be with him the rest of your life, and so the two of you...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-01-2011, 07:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,108
Posted By mizliz72
OMG, DSD is 7 now and still pulls that crap on...

OMG, DSD is 7 now and still pulls that crap on occasion, but thankfully it let up a lot this year.  I would just about pull my hair out when she, at 5 and even 6, would claim she couldn't do...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-01-2011, 07:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 978
Posted By mizliz72
My DSD (has older half-siblings, but she has...

My DSD (has older half-siblings, but she has lived with SO and I for 4 years, her BM died when she was 13 mos., and I've been on the scene since she was about 18 mos.) has the same birthday of...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-15-2011, 08:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,913
Posted By mizliz72
Her mother died when she was 1, and she's lived...

Her mother died when she was 1, and she's lived with me and SO for 4 years.  I am mom to her.  I feel comfortable with talking to her about all of it and I do, she just doesn't do it.  I don't know...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-10-2011, 08:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,913
Posted By mizliz72
"the scratching down there leads me to think...

"the scratching down there leads me to think that it is probably a yeast related thing"
 
Thing is, she is not itching or anything and not complaining about any discomfort.  She has in the past...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-09-2011, 05:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,913
Posted By mizliz72
Ugh!  Not 2 hours after I posted I was cutting...

Ugh!  Not 2 hours after I posted I was cutting her fingernails prior to her shower and I could smell butt!  I sniffed her fingers and was appalled by the smell.  This was after dinner, during which...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-09-2011, 01:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,913
Posted By mizliz72
Well, most of the time I don't go to her...

Well, most of the time I don't go to her appointments; I work, he does not.  I have gone, but not always because of that.  He takes her to school, picks her up, takes her to appointments, etc.  I...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-04-2011, 07:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 149
Posted By mizliz72
Yep.  SO's grandmother got us this cool tooth...

Yep.  SO's grandmother got us this cool tooth pillow and book for recording which tooth was lost when, and how.  The tooth fairy gives SD a dollar a tooth.  I also have a small box from the craft...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-04-2011, 07:08 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 6,001
Posted By mizliz72
No alternatives here.  I don't mind if someone...

No alternatives here.  I don't mind if someone else does it with their kids, I just choose not to do it with mine.  When SD was younger and lived with SO and his parents, she only ate mac and...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-04-2011, 06:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,242
Posted By mizliz72
SD just turned 7 in December and she has her 5th...

SD just turned 7 in December and she has her 5th loose tooth.  She lost her first Christmas Day 2010 (so a year ago) and it was one of the center bottom ones.  Next was the other center one, then...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-04-2011, 06:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,913
Posted By mizliz72
There is no discharge that I know of, but I'll...

There is no discharge that I know of, but I'll keep an eye on it.  I've only seen the occasional yellowish stain, probably from sweat and/or when she forgets to wipe.  When asked about the wiping,...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-02-2011, 05:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,913
Posted By mizliz72
Thanks, those are helpful tips. :)  If I'm in...

Thanks, those are helpful tips. :)  If I'm in the bathroom with her it's not a problem, but I was hoping she was old enough to do it consistantly without help.  Sometimes she has no problem and can...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-02-2011, 05:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 749
Posted By mizliz72
Nothing much to add but big hugs and I agree...

Nothing much to add but big hugs and I agree therapy for you is probably a very good idea, so that you can identify and work through these feelings, and have somewhere safe to voice them.  I think...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-02-2011, 05:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,595
Posted By mizliz72
She sounds like a real winner.  Like he said...

She sounds like a real winner.  Like he said though, it's mostly for your husband to sort out with her, but I get the feeling that he is using you as a sounding board and a sympathetic ear, and it's...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-02-2011, 05:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,913
Posted By mizliz72
DD (technically SD) just turned 7.  She has been...

DD (technically SD) just turned 7.  She has been known to "forget" to wipe after peeing and to change into clean underwear.  We give her a shower every night during the week, though we sometimes...
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