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Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-24-2011, 05:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 16,451
Posted By sublimeliving
I did go through this. My daughter weighed 17...

I did go through this. My daughter weighed 17 pounds at her 1 year check up. She cried all the time, and I thought it would never stop. We found out that she is allergic to soy; which is in...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   04-08-2011, 12:53 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 14,410
Posted By sublimeliving
Choosing to hire someone to clean is no...

Choosing to hire someone to clean is no different than hiring someone to take care of your children.
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Forum: Multicultural Families   04-01-2011, 05:19 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 11,563
Posted By sublimeliving
 Um, I don't think you should be using the term,...

 Um, I don't think you should be using the term, lily-white to describe random caucasian people. That's very prejudiced and uncalled for. As far as the African safari tour guide, I have never seen...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-01-2011, 10:51 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,806
Posted By sublimeliving
 She may be fine, but there will be kids that...

 She may be fine, but there will be kids that are HG, EG, and PG that didn't grade skip. She might skip and just be an average student or she may excel. It's so hard to predict. I hope this chart...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   03-31-2011, 04:53 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 14,410
Posted By sublimeliving
I am a SAHM, and my job doesn't include "doing...

I am a SAHM, and my job doesn't include "doing loads of laundry...vacuuming, or dusting."  Also, I can't imagine asking the nanny to make up beds unless it is the child's bed. I guess the difference...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   03-27-2011, 05:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 992
Posted By sublimeliving
 There are ice cream recipes that don't have...

 There are ice cream recipes that don't have sugar or dairy. An ice cream bar coud be in his future. : )
 
http://vegweb.com/index.php?board=243.0
http://vegweb.com/index.php?board=243.0
 
My...
Forum: Parenting   03-15-2011, 11:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,071
Posted By sublimeliving
 I agree! I found my parent's sex books when I...


I agree! I found my parent's sex books when I was 6 or 7, and I never thought of sex or my parents the same way. The whole incident was really disturbing, and I felt like I was introduced to sex...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-14-2011, 02:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 796
Posted By sublimeliving
IQ testing is done at an exact age- down to the...

IQ testing is done at an exact age- down to the month (so 3.5 is different than 3). Here is a link to some tests- http://www.hoagiesgifted.org/tests.htm
 
EPGY (Education Program for Gifted Youth...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-14-2011, 01:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 796
Posted By sublimeliving
Her dd is 3.5; not 3. Most kids need to have...

Her dd is 3.5; not 3. Most kids need to have test scores for early entrance to school or be put into gifted programs. If her dd is turning 4 before fall, and wants to enter kindergarten early, she...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-14-2011, 08:56 AM
Replies: 7
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Views: 388
Posted By sublimeliving
If this were my child-   After hearing the...

If this were my child-
 
After hearing the amazingly creative story-telling ability, I would most likely smile, then I would tell my dd that I understand that she must really love her sister's...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-14-2011, 07:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 796
Posted By sublimeliving
I would start with having her tested; this will...

I would start with having her tested; this will give you a starting point. If you want to know her reading level for certain, then she could have that tested too (comprehension, opposed to ability...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-02-2011, 04:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,820
Posted By sublimeliving
I respect my children, and always take their...

I respect my children, and always take their opinions and feelings into consideration. They are people, and they matter to me. If you are happy with it being the three of you, and he doesn't want a...
Forum: Personal Growth   02-27-2011, 04:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,670
Posted By sublimeliving
This is something that I truly struggle with...

This is something that I truly struggle with too. I'm trying to be a positive person, and I take a daily mental inventory to try and make sure I'm doing that. Sometimes I'm a nonjudgemental...
Forum: Family Safety   02-25-2011, 07:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 859
Posted By sublimeliving
Just to wander the neighborhood, I would say 11...

Just to wander the neighborhood, I would say 11 or 12. 
Forum: Learning at School   02-25-2011, 04:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,266
Posted By sublimeliving
It's up to you and your son, whether you do it...

It's up to you and your son, whether you do it or not. I would look through the information that the teacher sent home, and if he already knows it, I wouldn't have him do it. If it's new...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-23-2011, 06:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 556
Posted By sublimeliving
If she has a baby doll, get some cloth diapers...

If she has a baby doll, get some cloth diapers and have her change her baby while you are changing her. 
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   02-23-2011, 06:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,015
Posted By sublimeliving
We shared a family bedroom w/ our oldest dd...

We shared a family bedroom w/ our oldest dd until she was 9, and we are still sharing our bedroom w/ our almost eight-year-old. We love sharing our bedroom, and our dd can stay as long as she wants...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-21-2011, 10:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,128
Posted By sublimeliving
His behavior seems pretty common for a...

His behavior seems pretty common for a ten-month-old. Especially if he's not saying many words; what you describe is his only form of communication. I would try to figure out his dislikes/likes, and...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-20-2011, 05:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 792
Posted By sublimeliving
I think it's not common; to ask whether it's...

I think it's not common; to ask whether it's normal, suggests she's abnormal. My advice- She's not ready for preschool, playdates, activities (unless they're mommy and me), and she may need an extra...
Forum: Learning at School   02-19-2011, 05:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,230
Posted By sublimeliving
She was being a snarky bleep! I would confront...

She was being a snarky bleep! I would confront her, and ask her to call your son by his given name, opposed to "Nose Picker." 
Forum: Parenting   02-18-2011, 04:32 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,483
Posted By sublimeliving
This is just my opinion-   Your dd is four...

This is just my opinion-
 
Your dd is four years old, and the presents that are coming in the mail are her presents. I could see that you may want to jump in and give your opinion if the present...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-12-2011, 05:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,401
Posted By sublimeliving
I think children are able to learn to read on...

I think children are able to learn to read on their own; just like I think anyone can sit down to a piano and learn (on their own) to read music. I don't think many people want to have to sit down...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-12-2011, 04:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 780
Posted By sublimeliving
 I've always homeschooled, and my oldest was an...

 I've always homeschooled, and my oldest was an only child for K-6th grade. There are many steps to ensure that your child will not feel lonely. Here is what we did/do
 
1. Joined a homeschool...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-10-2011, 03:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,129
Posted By sublimeliving
I am about to send my oldest dd off to college....

I am about to send my oldest dd off to college. One thing that I've learned by having an almost adult child is, the rest of the world (kids/teens and other adults) will tear our kids down. They will...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   02-09-2011, 04:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 379
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