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Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-05-2010, 02:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 554
Posted By janasmama
serioso - I like to think of the 'policing' as...

serioso - I like to think of the 'policing' as an effort on my part to help them be successful. Helping them learn and be reminded of the steps that it takes to have normal, everyday tidiness that...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-05-2010, 02:04 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 1,973
Posted By janasmama
I'm trying to not have any pet peeves....

I'm trying to not have any pet peeves. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-05-2010, 02:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 45
Posted By janasmama
Well I think it kind of depends on what is...

Well I think it kind of depends on what is happening in her life or what has already happened.

I have had some reoccurring dreams that were scary but there were definitely some clear markers for...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   10-05-2010, 12:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 680
Posted By janasmama
There are lots of different types and variations...

There are lots of different types and variations of yoga so I am assuming you are referring to Hatha Yoga where you move through a series of asanas at a decent pace.

Most of yoga is going to be...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-04-2010, 12:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 943
Posted By janasmama
Quote: Originally Posted by provocativa...

Quote:
Originally Posted by provocativa http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15910679)
one of my favorite playful techniques is...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-04-2010, 02:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 554
Posted By janasmama
Well...I think it's not unusual for this to...

Well...I think it's not unusual for this to happen. My dd is 6 and does similar things but I'm ready for it and my kids cannot get over on me.

A lot of times I don't request things, I ask...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-04-2010, 02:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 943
Posted By janasmama
Lynn, I wait for the bus too! I've never heard...

Lynn, I wait for the bus too! I've never heard it called that before though but I like it, it has been one of my most effective parenting tools with three very different kids....
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-04-2010, 01:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By janasmama
Before I even read the first comment I was...

Before I even read the first comment I was thinking. "too many words," aslo! I agree that it needs to be more direct OR you can find a way to stop for a minute and make it fun. Put your hands on...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-02-2010, 12:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 762
Posted By janasmama
I'm picturing your DD telling her teacher about...

I'm picturing your DD telling her teacher about something she wants and the teacher saying (without even thinking about her response or the consequence of it), "Yes, your parents *should* buy you...
Forum: The Mindful Home   09-30-2010, 02:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 404
Posted By janasmama
eeek...that's tough. If that was the only...

eeek...that's tough.

If that was the only option for living I would adapt. I would hope to find something better though as it would certainly make for some sucky situations because you couldn't...
Forum: Family Safety   09-30-2010, 02:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 330
Posted By janasmama
How old is your child? I have been able to find...

How old is your child? I have been able to find helmets for all of my kids around 12 months old...maybe even a tad earlier.

I ride with a seat on the back. It's not bad at all. I personally like...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-30-2010, 02:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 519
Posted By janasmama
Have you ever looked into EMDR therapy? It is...

Have you ever looked into EMDR therapy? It is great for PTSD-type things. I have used it with success.

I don't have insurance either, I pay for it out-of-pocket because for me, controlling my...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-30-2010, 01:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 467
Posted By janasmama
my third and last baby (almost 2) has been our...

my third and last baby (almost 2) has been our one and only biter. It IS so frustrating and I understand what you mean when you say that you have to use all your control not to become physical with...
Forum: Gardening   09-28-2010, 05:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Posted By janasmama
Well, it also doesn't have to be one or the...

Well, it also doesn't have to be one or the other in regards to veggies and ornamentals. Consider getting some pots with a large opening so that you can fit several different plants of varying...
Forum: Gardening   09-28-2010, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Posted By janasmama
is it part sun? full sun? You can grow just...

is it part sun? full sun?

You can grow just about anything in containers. for things like lettuce you would want shallower containers. herbs can use shallow containers too unless you are growing...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   09-28-2010, 01:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,511
Posted By janasmama
if your skin actually gets firmer then they will...

if your skin actually gets firmer then they will look better but their is a difference between having a toned abdomen and some extra belly skin with stretch marks. The toned abdomen can't do...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   09-28-2010, 01:45 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,944
Posted By janasmama
Hi...I do CF style stuff on my driveway or at...

Hi...I do CF style stuff on my driveway or at the parks. I really like a lot of the gymnastic/balancing type of stuff also so have recently been trying to work on a bar more often or integrating...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-28-2010, 01:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,509
Posted By janasmama
I do think that not being able to play with the...

I do think that not being able to play with the other kids is the most appropriate consequence in itself. This doesn't sound to me like its a matter of finding out what to do to him for what he has...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-28-2010, 01:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 735
Posted By janasmama
It's hard to not take name-calling personal but...

It's hard to not take name-calling personal but it is so important to just let it roll of your back when one of our children name-calls us out of anger. You can tell them you don't like it but I...
Forum: California, Nevada   09-28-2010, 12:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,679
Posted By janasmama
I love Marlene and Kaleem at One Heart also!...

I love Marlene and Kaleem at One Heart also! They are great midwives.
Forum: Gardening   09-27-2010, 01:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 360
Posted By janasmama
Building a school garden is an awesome thing to...

Building a school garden is an awesome thing to be doing! We all know that it is a valuable learning tool for kids. And gardens are a lot of work at times. I would look to parent volunteers as your...
Forum: Gardening   09-27-2010, 01:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By janasmama
you can treat it with linseed oil. I don't...

you can treat it with linseed oil.

I don't know that the reflective heat would do all that much to go to the trouble of actually doing it. If anything I think it might cause more problems like...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-19-2010, 01:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,685
Posted By janasmama
We use a budget box with envelopes inside. Each...

We use a budget box with envelopes inside. Each envelope is labeled with its category....groceries; household supplies; kid activities; entertainment, etc. We still have a few things we pay online...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   08-18-2010, 11:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 481
Posted By janasmama
I can do pull ups and it took me about 8 months...

I can do pull ups and it took me about 8 months of losing weight and building strength. I used bands on a pull up bar and did a lot of reps, moving down in bands and I gained strength and lost...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   08-18-2010, 11:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 401
Posted By janasmama
I think you can certainly expect a 4 year old to...

I think you can certainly expect a 4 year old to hang out in a stroller with a baby. They are siblings and I believe everyone in the family needs to respect each others needs/space. Although a 4...
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