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Forum: Preteens and Teens   Today, 08:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 329
Posted By contactmaya
My basic mode of thinking on this is that, if...

My basic mode of thinking on this is that, if she truly consents to sex, if she is comfortable with it, its her body. I would never tell my teenage daughter that i dont think she should have sex. I...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   Today, 08:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,616
Posted By contactmaya
I think she is a serious poster, raising an...

I think she is a serious poster, raising an interesting question, Am i being naive? Other than that, i couldnt agree more about bringing back the old mdc...
Forum: Parenting   Today, 08:18 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,656
Posted By contactmaya
Nice to hear from the OP. I appreciate this...

Nice to hear from the OP. I appreciate this thread very much. (you may have noticed from the my number of posts ;-)
Forum: Birth and Beyond   Today, 08:14 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,969
Posted By contactmaya
Ive never experienced anything more painful.

Ive never experienced anything more painful.
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   Yesterday, 09:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 34
Posted By contactmaya
Its nice to hear from you. I hope my sons feel...

Its nice to hear from you. I hope my sons feel the same way. I expect they will:smile:
Forum: Parenting   Yesterday, 09:23 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,656
Posted By contactmaya
CPS not effective in preventing abuse, and also...

CPS not effective in preventing abuse, and also break laws that require them to reveal information. Comments on the article very revealing.
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Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-18-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 194
Posted By contactmaya
Again, great point, about valuing him for who he...

Again, great point, about valuing him for who he is, as well as the redirection of his desire to hit.

I still say look into the gluten connection, only because reading your post reminds me so...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-18-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 194
Posted By contactmaya
These are great ideas! Spending more time one on...

These are great ideas! Spending more time one on one is so important, and the connection between too much indoor time/tantrums, and the need for more outdoor time. This reminds me of my son!
Forum: Organize & Declutter   12-17-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 37
Posted By contactmaya
You should read it, its quite amusing....sort of

You should read it, its quite amusing....sort of
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-16-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 354
Posted By contactmaya
Good point , you know your husband. And how he...

Good point , you know your husband. And how he responds on a daily basis to his marij use.

.........
Forum: Organize & Declutter   12-15-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 37
Posted By contactmaya
Are you clutter phobic?

I wish everyone in the throes of decluttering plenty of fortitude. But i often think there should be a name for people who are excessively clutter phobic. I came across this article-


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Forum: The Childhood Years   12-14-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 354
Posted By contactmaya
For a few days without me there? No, i wouldn't...

For a few days without me there? No, i wouldn't be comfortable. I find people who are perpetually stoned really annoying. I think its fine if you do it for fun every so often, but 3x a day? The...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-14-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 194
Posted By contactmaya
I find Laura Markham's advice on parenting issues...

I find Laura Markham's advice on parenting issues useful.
Also, from my own personal experience, and this may not apply to you, my ds2 becomes aggressive, difficult, oppositional, sugar...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-14-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 37
Posted By contactmaya
Risks to prenatal testing

After reading this article, I'm so glad i declined some of those prenatal tests....it definitely confirms the idea that you should always be informed on what exactly these tests are about. I am glad...
Forum: Parenting   12-13-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,328
Posted By contactmaya
Im aware of that Polliwog. I was being...

Im aware of that Polliwog. I was being scarcastic, As i said, the lowest form of humor. Still, i got a laugh even if you didnt.
Forum: Parenting   12-11-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,435
Posted By contactmaya
I plead guilty to sometimes shouting, and...

I plead guilty to sometimes shouting, and allowing way too much screen time. I believe my son went temporarily insane yesterday from being on the ipad for too long. I call it parenting 'that could...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-11-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 533
Posted By contactmaya
I just discovered http://mindware.com...

I just discovered http://mindware.com...
Forum: Parenting   12-11-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,328
Posted By contactmaya
You seem nice enough. Remember to read the thread...

You seem nice enough. Remember to read the thread before posting.
Forum: Parenting   12-11-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,328
Posted By contactmaya
They say scarcasm is the lowest form of humor,...

They say scarcasm is the lowest form of humor, and i admit to being guilty thereof. Yes, i have heard of ODD. I also agree with your 2nd paragragh, and didnt want to dignify the random post with an...
Forum: Parenting   12-10-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,328
Posted By contactmaya
Never heard of it....i guess if you are under 12 ...

Never heard of it....i guess if you are under 12 and disagree, you have that disease you mentioned....:nerd:
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   12-07-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 583
Posted By contactmaya
:clap

:clap
Forum: Elimination Communication   12-07-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 23
Posted By contactmaya
ps. changing clothes is a whole different...

ps. changing clothes is a whole different category to potty independence. I recall around 2, they could change themselves.....

wiping also came later...
Forum: Elimination Communication   12-07-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 23
Posted By contactmaya
Its a gradual process. There are less and less...

Its a gradual process. There are less and less accidents, and soon they go a whole morning or afternoon, or night, without accidents, then its the whole day, then its for 2-3 days, then an accident...
Forum: Natural Parenting News   12-07-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Posted By contactmaya
A life outside of parenting-of course. If you...

A life outside of parenting-of course. If you can. Its all a matter of what price you are willing to pay, both in terms of finance,time and effort, and how many resources you have in those areas. I...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-06-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 32
Posted By contactmaya
I cant answer because my 2 older children self...

I cant answer because my 2 older children self weaned and my 2yo is still nursing.(Actually, she went to sleep last night without nursing, although almost of the time she does nurse). I continued...
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