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Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-13-2015, 06:55 PM
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Posted By intentionalmama
Wow! This sounds like such a good idea. I think...

Wow! This sounds like such a good idea. I think I am still going to go ahead and read the second and third book or who knows maybe just the second book - if it feels ok - I love the suggestion of...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-08-2015, 11:55 PM
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Views: 1,094
Posted By intentionalmama
First of all, thanks everyone for all of your...

First of all, thanks everyone for all of your replies. I really appreciate hearing your views.

"If there's a book I'm concerned about, I read it, and we talk about it as they read it. I've...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-07-2015, 07:13 PM
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Posted By intentionalmama
12 year old wants to read Hunger Games

Ok, so just wanting some advice. My just turned 12 year old has been asking to read the Hunger Games. He loves to read and has read all the Harry Potters, Brotherband series ( I think it is called)...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-22-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 529
Posted By intentionalmama
Congratulations to you and your boys on their...

Congratulations to you and your boys on their graduation. I am sure it has been an amazing journey. Your love is palpable through your acceptance and way of being with your boy.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-27-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,563
Posted By intentionalmama
One great series either reading or listening to...

One great series either reading or listening to on audio tape are the How to train your dragon books. Very different from movie, but lots of fun to listen to. We would take these out and listen to...
Forum: Parenting   03-17-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,831
Posted By intentionalmama
My son is 11. We have him in a Triathalon...

My son is 11. We have him in a Triathalon group. It is a real cool programme, in that the instructors are not (at least at this stage) stressing competition, but more about doing your best and...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-05-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 386
Posted By intentionalmama
You see, I may be wrong, but I am not sure he...

You see, I may be wrong, but I am not sure he would learn the lesson. I don't know how to put this without it sounding weird but it feels like the want is so great that it is like a high. So I...
Forum: Parenting   01-05-2015, 12:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 325
Posted By intentionalmama
No, you are not a monster. It sounds like you...

No, you are not a monster. It sounds like you were angry, frustrated, upset and out of control. I can though, easily imagine that if an adult or a friend of mine hit my child, the mama bear would...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-05-2015, 12:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 386
Posted By intentionalmama
Well first a quick update, it has been decided...

Well first a quick update, it has been decided that $200.00 would go in the bank.He still has the $100.00 to deposit. So technically he has the 190 less the money he spent on nerf guns to spend. ...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-05-2015, 12:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 386
Posted By intentionalmama
This is an area I have also struggled over. It...

This is an area I have also struggled over. It was a big decision whether or not to give him an allowance and tie it t chores. We decided against it as I wanted him to see himself as a member of the...
Forum: Parenting   01-04-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 325
Posted By intentionalmama
I don't think it was ok for you to spank the 5...

I don't think it was ok for you to spank the 5 year old, but I do understand that mama bear anger and wanting to protect your child. I think you need to listen to your instincts more. From your own...
Forum: Parenting   12-29-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 160
Posted By intentionalmama
I am sorry that you are going through this. It...

I am sorry that you are going through this. It does sound like it is important for you to be able to rest and take care of yourself during your treatment. I do understand that being away from your...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-28-2014, 01:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 386
Posted By intentionalmama
First of all thank you for all very much for your...

First of all thank you for all very much for your responses. You all seem so much calmer than me around this kind of stuff. I actually wrote my post as my husband took him out to the toy store he...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-27-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 386
Posted By intentionalmama
Christmas Money

My son who is 11 years old got quite a bit of money for Christmas from relatives and close friends. His uncle gave him $250.00, a neighbour gave him $ 40.00, his grandfather gave him a present and...
Forum: Parenting   10-21-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,546
Posted By intentionalmama
Contactmaya, I agree with you.

Contactmaya, I agree with you.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-16-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 924
Posted By intentionalmama
I would not.

I would not.
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-15-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,114
Posted By intentionalmama
It sounds like the mom was trying to say that she...

It sounds like the mom was trying to say that she did not want to tell her daughter that the spider was not that big; that she was aware of her daughters memory and willing to let her have it. She...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-26-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,818
Posted By intentionalmama
I guess the thing that kind of stands out for me...

I guess the thing that kind of stands out for me - is that he is sleeping and you are the one awake. It doesn't seem to bother him as much as it does you. You have said it is not the first time,...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-03-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 597
Posted By intentionalmama
"Why are you still living there?  Your son...

"Why are you still living there?  Your son deserves to feel, and BE, safe in his own home. "
 
I think I have to agree with the above.  This does not seem to be a good situation for your son at...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-11-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 419
Posted By intentionalmama
I also want to recommend Gavin De Becker's book...

I also want to recommend Gavin De Becker's book Protecting the Gift.  My son is 10 now, and I am glad that I read it when he was younger.  I also felt really empowered and I think I was also able to...
Forum: Parenting   02-18-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,601
Posted By intentionalmama
Homeschooled boy 10 - try for 9pm but usually...

Homeschooled boy 10 - try for 9pm but usually 9:30.  Usually wakes up between 8 and 9 am.  
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-13-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 507
Posted By intentionalmama
This is something I had previously posted about...

This is something I had previously posted about with regards to the wimpy kid books. My son is 10.
"The book that got my son reading was one that I had not wanted  him to read and I had hidden it...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-13-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By intentionalmama
"My fiance's Wife, their Mother, passed away...

"My fiance's Wife, their Mother, passed away with little warning 3 1/2 years ago and their maternal grandfather a couple months before that, and they both affected the children greatly, which I'm...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-02-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 382
Posted By intentionalmama
The book that got my son reading was one that I...

The book that got my son reading was one that I had not wanted  him to read and I had hidden it away. It was the Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Someone had given him a couple of these books when he was five...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-25-2013, 12:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 530
Posted By intentionalmama
We homeschool and reading something like this -...

We homeschool and reading something like this - is hard to read.   Why do people so often want to put labels on kids.  Your child is so young and is away from home and is just expressing how she is...
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