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Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-06-2013, 06:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 323
Posted By mtiger
I explained to my son how his grades in 8th...

I explained to my son how his grades in 8th impacted his course choices in 9th (and the rest of HS), which impacted his options following HS (includng what colleges he might have a chance of going...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-30-2013, 05:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,006
Posted By mtiger
I have to wonder if this child ha an actual...

I have to wonder if this child ha an actual parent...... 
Forum: Learning at School   11-30-2013, 05:17 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,476
Posted By mtiger
But what do we then do about other allergens? In...

But what do we then do about other allergens? In this thread alone, we have peanut, walnut and dairy mentioned. I know people who are allergic to certain fruits, seafood, etc. Should we then ban...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-28-2013, 04:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 611
Posted By mtiger
Now, wait a minute... We don't have a clue what...

Now, wait a minute... We don't have a clue what the daughter's side of the story, whether she lied to her Mom or not. OP was written before Mom had spoken to her.

I'd bet this was part of them...
Forum: Parenting   11-03-2013, 08:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 550
Posted By mtiger
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by limabean http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1392328/poll-what-time-do-you-get-up#post_17498191)


Whoa, how...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-03-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,695
Posted By mtiger
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by aniT http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/723746/10yo-never-has-erections#post_9262381)


Oh and ftr. Most...
Forum: Learning at School   10-29-2013, 04:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 583
Posted By mtiger
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by mammal_mama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1391467/when-and-how-to-ps-kids-learn-to-type#post_17493779)...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-27-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 14,765
Posted By mtiger
I'll admit that I often laugh when I hear a...

I'll admit that I often laugh when I hear a parent say "Oh, I'm SO glad she's seeing a BAND KID/NERD/GEEK! They're such GOOD kids!" Of course they are. BUT.... they are not all that different than...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-19-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,955
Posted By mtiger
Honestly? Having conversations with her all...

Honestly? Having conversations with her all morning about it seems to me a bit over the top. She knows it freaked you out, and she may well be leery of approaching you regarding sex, etc. as a...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-20-2013, 06:09 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,510
Posted By mtiger
Mine asked me to take her bra shopping well...

Mine asked me to take her bra shopping well before she needed one, as she wanted to go with me rather than her stepmom (who had indicated that it was time....). No big. We went, had fun, went out to...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-18-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 548
Posted By mtiger
I threw my daughter a party at the local VFW...

I threw my daughter a party at the local VFW hall, and cooked the food. No, she didn't get a car. 
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-14-2013, 04:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 762
Posted By mtiger
At the end of the day, though, you should be...

At the end of the day, though, you should be working on how to stop the bedwetting. I got an alarm for my daughter, and it really did help her learn how to listen to her body - even when asleep (and...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-12-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,194
Posted By mtiger
So.... when would you consider it appropriate to...

So.... when would you consider it appropriate to give her a key, if ever? 15? 17? Or is stepDad going to have a problem always?
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   09-10-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,053
Posted By mtiger
Honestly? It would have been nice to know from...

Honestly? It would have been nice to know from the get-go that your son thinks kissing butts and doing a booty dance/twerking is funny. Where did he learn any of this?

What I'm seeing is that...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-10-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 372
Posted By mtiger
My daughter has straigh hair, and knotting was...

My daughter has straigh hair, and knotting was always an issue overnight. Brushing in the shower w/conditioner and then braiding it (while damp) for the night made a big difference. 
Forum: Learning at School   09-09-2013, 07:42 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,090
Posted By mtiger
Now? 1 1/2 and 5+ hours. But they're in...

Now? 1 1/2 and 5+ hours. But they're in college. 
 
Elementary, we could easily walk to the school, but they both enjoyed riding the bus. (This would no longer be an option, as we live w/in a...
Forum: Parenting   09-09-2013, 06:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,164
Posted By mtiger
I wonder - have you ever said to your daughter...

I wonder - have you ever said to your daughter that "but your brother (which ever one) could/can do this!"? Not every child can do things/process info the same way. And being compared to another...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-03-2013, 07:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 608
Posted By mtiger
Why not find a different ped?

Why not find a different ped?
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   09-01-2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 409
Posted By mtiger
It really depends on what was said to what...

It really depends on what was said to what situation. Honestly, if you're in the middle of a custody dispute, yes, you sit on the sidelines and provide support. This is between partner and the ex....
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-01-2013, 04:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,029
Posted By mtiger
I dunno... I got my eldest a punching/kick bag...

I dunno... I got my eldest a punching/kick bag and encouraged him to use it when angry - hitting it allowed him an acceptable way to get it out. No different than going and hitting a pillow, IMO....
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-30-2013, 03:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 368
Posted By mtiger
Quote: Originally Posted...

Quote:
Originally Posted by robinia http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Learning at School   08-29-2013, 09:58 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,788
Posted By mtiger
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by dinahx http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Learning at School   08-29-2013, 06:18 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,788
Posted By mtiger
In an ideal world, sex ed in schools would be...

In an ideal world, sex ed in schools would be unnecessary, as kids would get all the appropriate and necessary information. Unfortunately, that doesn't happen - for any number of reasons. So sex ed...
Forum: Learning at School   08-29-2013, 05:21 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,530
Posted By mtiger
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Imakcerka http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1387949/should-public-schools-require-uniforms/60#post_17434157)...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-29-2013, 05:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 321
Posted By mtiger
Mine are 19 & 21 - both go to college, but live...

Mine are 19 & 21 - both go to college, but live away.
 
My oldest lives in a house with three other students. Yes, I give him some money to help with his expenses, but he also has a p/t job at one...
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