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Forum: The Childhood Years   04-14-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,377
Posted By tittipeitto
Haha! I also have two boys, one learned quickly...

Haha! I also have two boys, one learned quickly without me telling him what the convention here in america is, and while he would spend his summers naked in my country, he would be embarrassed in...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-14-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,008
Posted By tittipeitto
Just to make you feel better. My older son's...

Just to make you feel better. My older son's preschool teacher told me his fine motor skills haven't developed... he now at 8 years old types meticulously and loves to do cursive. He is a budding...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-14-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,428
Posted By tittipeitto
So , so sorry for you and your daughters! I'm...

So , so sorry for you and your daughters! I'm all about NOT raising my kids in front of the television, and they play outside a lot, run back and forth to our neighbors houses on both sides. I think...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-14-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 517
Posted By tittipeitto
This post just caught my eye (I don't have...

This post just caught my eye (I don't have foster children), and the age of the child. I have very low expectations on kids following rules. Especially hard to think they'd ever WANT to follow them....
Forum: Parenting   04-12-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,210
Posted By tittipeitto
We did find out both of our boys gender for...

We did find out both of our boys gender for ourselves, but didn't want to tell people. Really just because it's the custom in my country, I didn't have any other reason, but going with the...
Forum: Waldorf   01-31-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,001
Posted By tittipeitto
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by MeepyCat http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-10-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,084
Posted By tittipeitto
no, it really was creepy, it turned on by...

no, it really was creepy, it turned on by itself, started a lullaby and move... it was sitting in my office room when I was pregnant. and creeped me out. But even without this flaw, I think it's...
Forum: Waldorf   11-10-2013, 03:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 430
Posted By tittipeitto
wow!  What bothers me is that it seems you...

wow! 
What bothers me is that it seems you both are treating your son as only yours. From your writing it appears as if so, I hope I'm wrong. 
He pays for rent, but hey, you clean and cook that's...
Forum: Waldorf   11-10-2013, 01:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 406
Posted By tittipeitto
Our 15, 20 sometimes 30 minute drive one way was...

Our 15, 20 sometimes 30 minute drive one way was a big, big factor in deciding whether we switch to waldorf from neighborhood school. But I decided for it, because I needed to know he is getting an...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-10-2013, 12:23 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,388
Posted By tittipeitto
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Tjej http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1375929/7-year-old-son-and-reading-help/20#post_17479085)
  
BUT...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-09-2013, 11:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,084
Posted By tittipeitto
Right after letting them cry themselves to...

Right after letting them cry themselves to sleep, all this babygear is my second worst american nightmare. Those exersaucers... aren't they bad for their development... a battery powered swing is...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-06-2013, 09:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,388
Posted By tittipeitto
Quote:Originally Posted by k x...

Quote:Originally Posted by k x s http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1375929/7-year-old-son-and-reading-help/20#post_17302596)
 Actually...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-04-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,991
Posted By tittipeitto
Most of the answers here that insist you should...

Most of the answers here that insist you should be like them and bathe every day, are kind of funny to me. like, my reality should be yours. Really, complete bath is not a health issue! Kids hair...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-04-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 496
Posted By tittipeitto
My 8 year old son just developed BO, We've gone...

My 8 year old son just developed BO, We've gone all previous years with maybe two baths a week, and no smell. Now we shower every day and still, he STINKS like a european man (I'm from europe, I can...
Forum: Natural Parenting News   04-26-2013, 09:59 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,327
Posted By tittipeitto
So I see that so far everyone agrees, use the...

So I see that so far everyone agrees, use the right words, not words that make it feel like vagina/vulva or penis are something to be embarrassed about. 
Can this discussion now evolve to, WHAT we...
Forum: Waldorf   04-24-2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 471
Posted By tittipeitto
I remember the moment/moments too, when I would...

I remember the moment/moments too, when I would set up the coolest house for my barbies ever (we had no actual barbie furniture, it was all made out of crab around the house) and then realizing I...
Forum: Waldorf   04-24-2013, 01:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 577
Posted By tittipeitto
I have just learned to tune out of it, I'm only...

I have just learned to tune out of it, I'm only bothered if the verbality involves me, the younger one has day's when everything has to be seen by mom and commented on by mom. So I'm just thankful...
Forum: Waldorf   04-24-2013, 12:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 661
Posted By tittipeitto
I have a personal story on what others have...

I have a personal story on what others have pointed out. Kids learning happens in spurts.
My son could write simple words and count at age 3, he was a bored only child and had started a public...
Forum: Waldorf   04-23-2013, 11:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 471
Posted By tittipeitto
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Jacquelin http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1375059/creative-play-for-7#post_17316626)

Does anyone else...
Forum: The Mindful Home   03-30-2013, 01:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 754
Posted By tittipeitto
Do old fashioned things like line dry your...

Do old fashioned things like line dry your clothes, outside when you can, and bleach your whites in the sun instead with chemicals.
I rarely use any spray on counter tops, I just have a very good...
Forum: Waldorf   03-30-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 471
Posted By tittipeitto
I agree with the advice about lego's. My son is...

I agree with the advice about lego's. My son is also 7 and his creative play has shifted into creative creating ;) I just realized that, he builds and little brother plays. Therefore I think legos...
Forum: Waldorf   02-28-2013, 11:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,125
Posted By tittipeitto
Someone wise told me once that society's...

Someone wise told me once that society's understanding of child development and education evolve over time, but children stay the same.
While you and I played fairly freely outside instead of...
Forum: Waldorf   02-28-2013, 10:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 551
Posted By tittipeitto
I recall someone saying Waldorf preschools mimic...

I recall someone saying Waldorf preschools mimic home environment because they feel home would be the best, but some people need childcare. People feel the pressure to send their kids away for...
Forum: Waldorf   02-28-2013, 10:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,228
Posted By tittipeitto
Oh what a feel happy thread!!  My four year...

Oh what a feel happy thread!! 
My four year old doesn't know the alphabet song. Instead of watching sesame street (that's where his older brother learned it at age 2) he is digging outside. Besides...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-28-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,155
Posted By tittipeitto
I made the mistake in my first pregnancy to...

I made the mistake in my first pregnancy to devour all kinds of pregnancy books, and avoiding the last chapter all together, and I thought i was going to have a natural birth just by writing it on...
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