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Forum: The Childhood Years   07-02-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 517
Posted By gcgirl
Thank you both for your feedback. I'm finding...

Thank you both for your feedback. I'm finding this a challenge, for sure.

I have worked with DS a bit on asking for things in a different way: "Would you like to try asking if you can have a...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-30-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 517
Posted By gcgirl
Sensitive, emotional, passive-aggressive 4-year-old

I hope someone here can give me some advice or share an experience that will help me deal with my difficult 4-year-old DS. His temperament is cautious, slow to warm up, fearful of rejection, and very...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-07-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 208
Posted By gcgirl
Check out books by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka. She...

Check out books by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka. She deals a lot with temperament and gives real constructive advice on how to deal with it. I've found this one very helpful in dealing with my two kids who...
Forum: Learning at School   09-30-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,708
Posted By gcgirl
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Sheepdoc http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-07-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 432
Posted By gcgirl
It's probably a bit much for a 10-year-old, but...

It's probably a bit much for a 10-year-old, but UC Irvine is offering a free online class on the Zombie Apocalypse. 
 
https://www.canvas.net/courses/the-walking-dead
Forum: Learning at School   09-07-2013, 03:21 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,533
Posted By gcgirl
I'm a big fan of uniforms. I was bummed to learn...

I'm a big fan of uniforms. I was bummed to learn my son's charter school doesn't require them, although a sister school in the charter system does. I was really looking forward to it. 
 
Mostly...
Forum: Learning at School   09-07-2013, 03:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,102
Posted By gcgirl
I drive DS1 about 8 miles to school. It's not...

I drive DS1 about 8 miles to school. It's not bad, less than 1/2 hour. But what kills me is our neighborhood school (which I went to) is literally 3 blocks away in a residential neighborhood where...
Forum: Learning at School   09-07-2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,708
Posted By gcgirl
Oh, definitely, it's heartbreaking, but dragging...

Oh, definitely, it's heartbreaking, but dragging it out makes it worse. I have two polar opposite kids - DS1 I could drop off at 2 years 7 months; he went running off and didn't want to leave when I...
Forum: Mental Health   07-16-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 633
Views: 70,926
Posted By gcgirl
Well, I'm glad I found this particular support...

Well, I'm glad I found this particular support thread. I am just today realizing that I probably have PMDD. I just took an online PMDD survey and answered "yes" to every question - cripes. It took...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-28-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 442
Posted By gcgirl
An alternative is a pair of "body shaping"...

An alternative is a pair of "body shaping" underwear - I wore medium strength panel underwear the week after DS2, and it really helped. I felt like things went back into place faster.
Forum: Women's Health   01-16-2013, 10:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 570
Posted By gcgirl
Nothing, nothing, nothing worked for me. I had a...

Nothing, nothing, nothing worked for me. I had a plantar wart for 20 years. I tried every home remedy, every OTC remedy, and had it frozen eight times. I finally just had the doc cut it out. He said...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   12-23-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 511
Views: 46,779
Posted By gcgirl
Oh, that's a bunch of crap! I had to get...

Oh, that's a bunch of crap! I had to get stitched up after DS1, and the newbie (teaching hospital) kept trying to stitch me up without pain relief. DH had to keep remind him I didn't have an...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-04-2012, 09:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 441
Posted By gcgirl
I just tell them that it's like a diaper for...

I just tell them that it's like a diaper for mommy because once a month I get blood that my body makes and then it gets rid of because it doesn't need it.  
 
Yes! Both my kids walked in on me and...
Forum: Waldorf   10-10-2012, 09:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,566
Posted By gcgirl
DS1 never got into dolls. The only wooden toys...

DS1 never got into dolls. The only wooden toys he cares about are his wooden train set and his wooden sword.
 
DS2 loves dolls. He's very cuddly and likes to play imaginative games with them.
 ...
Forum: Waldorf   09-12-2012, 09:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,129
Posted By gcgirl
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by QuirkyMama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   09-12-2012, 08:58 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,177
Posted By gcgirl
Haven't read all replies, but here is my take:...

Haven't read all replies, but here is my take: doctors and researchers all over the world looked at exactly the same data these doctors did and came to the opposite conclusion - that circ should NOT...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-25-2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,386
Posted By gcgirl
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by averlee http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1357591/4-year-old-sleep-battles-among-other-things#post_17086891)...
Forum: Parenting   08-22-2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 783
Posted By gcgirl
We got DS1...

We got DS1 these: http://www.amazon.com/Maped-Kidikut-Scissors-Fiberglass-Assorted/dp/B001ALQY30/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1345660711&sr=8-2&keywords=kid+scissors+safe...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-22-2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By gcgirl
Well, duh. Lol. I mean, I love that there's now...

Well, duh. Lol. I mean, I love that there's now "scientific evidence" of this, but it only confirms what people have observed for years.
Forum: Television   08-01-2012, 11:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 371
Posted By gcgirl
OMG, I'm totally going to watch this!

OMG, I'm totally going to watch this!
Forum: Parenting   08-01-2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 773
Posted By gcgirl
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by dkorovikov http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-30-2012, 11:32 AM
Replies: 9
  School!
Views: 248
Posted By gcgirl
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by ollyoxenfree http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1359155/school#post_17057729)

We choose Montessori. The...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-30-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,050
Posted By gcgirl
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by 4evermom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1358887/tv-shows-causing-bratty-behavior#post_17059723)

How old...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-30-2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,252
Posted By gcgirl
We listen to whatever I'm listening to, which is...

We listen to whatever I'm listening to, which is everything. Lol.
 
I've made a few playlists for the kids to play on their stereo, mostly for bedtime, some for daytime. There's a mix of stuff -...
Forum: Parenting   07-30-2012, 11:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 773
Posted By gcgirl
I have not. I DID, however, recently get 1-2-3...

I have not. I DID, however, recently get 1-2-3 Magic, which I haven't finished yet and only started using yesterday, but it is already working wonders. I didn't want to try it, instead preferring to...
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