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Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   09-23-2014, 09:53 PM
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Views: 214
Posted By dancingflower
Excellent Free Pre-K in lower manhattan

Any family looking for a great great great pre-k place for this year still? My Son's pre-school, the Bank Street Head Start is still enrolling children born in 2010 and it is an amazing program (and...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-07-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By dancingflower
Your son sounds a lot like my 4yo. I feel that...

Your son sounds a lot like my 4yo. I feel that he requires too much attention (he is always talking and gets lívid if I stop paying attn) he also hates to be told what to do. Reading (watching,...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   03-15-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By dancingflower
Hi, I just saw your post. I don't have a lot to...

Hi, I just saw your post. I don't have a lot to offer because I am in manhattan and my kids are not of school age yet.

I'm a recent graduate from an education program and I got to know a...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-12-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 505
Posted By dancingflower
oh yeah, tandem nursing was so effective! But I...

oh yeah, tandem nursing was so effective! But I hated it so I forgot to mention.
 
I got up from bed, leaving behind those two little ones deep asleep. It was like winning a battle. But I hated...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-12-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 505
Posted By dancingflower
DS1 is 3 and 8 months and the baby is now 8...

DS1 is 3 and 8 months and the baby is now 8 months. By now, we are able to do a pretty smooth bedtime most days, not that we settled in a consistent routine but for any different situation that...
Forum: Lactivism   10-02-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,183
Posted By dancingflower
I've been nursing for almost 4 years now. In...

I've been nursing for almost 4 years now. In public, being discreet most of the time. But when I had no other choice, if I chose the wrong top or forgot my scarf.. baby's gotta eat, and I never had...
Forum: Elimination Communication   01-14-2013, 10:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 276
Posted By dancingflower
I am about to birth my second baby. We loved to...

I am about to birth my second baby. We loved to use the babybjorn lil potty with DS1. It is now discontinued and we have already given ours away. It lookss like the Smart Potty is too big.
 
We...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   08-25-2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 150
Posted By dancingflower
I am pregnant (14wks) and my nursing...

I am pregnant (14wks) and my nursing relationship with DS, who is 2.5 yo, is nowhere close to ending. We both still love it.
 
He is going to be sleeping at my mom's for two nights.  I am...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-21-2012, 01:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 732
Posted By dancingflower
Hey, check Playful Parenting. It may not work...

Hey, check Playful Parenting. It may not work for all areas of discipline but it can help with many of the daily routines. Many little daily battles can be solved with a little playing/game and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-08-2012, 08:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,451
Posted By dancingflower
Whenever DS changes his behavior, for bad, all...

Whenever DS changes his behavior, for bad, all of a sudden, I always hope it's not a new trait of his personality but rather some physical change that may be affecting his mood and behavior.

"he...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-26-2012, 11:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,286
Posted By dancingflower
Oh yes, like Sere's suggested, speak to him....

Oh yes, like Sere's suggested, speak to him. Explain to him what you want from him, how a toddler bed works, as opposed to a crib...
I heard once of an approach to bedtime being that you gently, as...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-26-2012, 11:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,286
Posted By dancingflower
I'd also suggest that you stay with him until he...

I'd also suggest that you stay with him until he is asleep. Help him with whatever he needs to fall asleep (patting, rubbing, reading, whatever will do... Even a couple of minutes of resisting...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-15-2012, 11:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 603
Posted By dancingflower
We have a cat and a toddler too. But as we...

We have a cat and a toddler too. But as we always say that every child is different, each cat is a different story too.

Our cat won't give DS a chance. When he starts the chasing, she disappears....
Forum: C-section Birth   06-12-2012, 10:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,071
Posted By dancingflower
Oh I feel you! What brought me to this...

Oh I feel you!

What brought me to this thread is that my period is, today, three days late. We have been trying to conceive and I am pretty regular so I am sure I am pregnant again.

I had two...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   06-07-2012, 10:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,960
Posted By dancingflower
I haven't found a perfect solution either but I...

I haven't found a perfect solution either but I do minimize the amount of bags I use by not bagging many types of produce (most fruits, tomatoes, onions...). I just place them in an organized manner...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-05-2012, 11:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,039
Posted By dancingflower
I also have a boy. Get a stroller for his baby....

I also have a boy. Get a stroller for his baby. All new walkers love a push toy and then, this will teach him to pretend play father/baby.

I can't recommend a doll cos grandma had sewn a doll for...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   06-05-2012, 11:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By dancingflower
Thanks for helping plan my rush schedule. I knew...

Thanks for helping plan my rush schedule. I knew somebody knew how to dance this tune. Ill pass by DS ped, don't worry.

I understood the why in the timing for the multiple doses and its genius.
...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-05-2012, 10:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 499
Posted By dancingflower
This is normal. Actually, in my experience, I...

This is normal. Actually, in my experience, I see that children who have other children around (daycare peers, siblings, cousins) tend to have more of an issue with property than the ones who are...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   06-05-2012, 09:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By dancingflower
I am cross-posting in the vax forum too!   ...

I am cross-posting in the vax forum too!
 
My son is 28 months and possibly starting daycare this fall (it is depending on waiting lists). He is being delayed and selectively vaxed but now, If he...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   06-05-2012, 09:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 331
Posted By dancingflower
My son is 28 months and possibly starting...

My son is 28 months and possibly starting daycare this fall (it is depending on waiting lists). He is being delayed and selectively vaxed but now, If he is really to start school and follow the NYS...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-26-2012, 11:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 288
Posted By dancingflower
Hey sorry I didn't read your latest post where...

Hey sorry I didn't read your latest post where you said you are looking for new ideas beyond rewards.

Can't think of anything because getting physical is always the end of the struggle here. Like...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-26-2012, 10:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 288
Posted By dancingflower
Oh, I must share something I heard the other...

Oh, I must share something I heard the other day.

I study early childhood education. We were discussing In class how we don't like reward systems (we can include here bribery) because the child...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-08-2012, 10:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,034
Posted By dancingflower
I had the hardest time with DS' feet and shoes...

I had the hardest time with DS' feet and shoes at that age. I don't know if they were wide or just high/fat on top.

We had a hand me down robeez that was way to tight (not length) at the width....
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-07-2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,433
Posted By dancingflower
Oh, I don't like your therapist! According...

Oh, I don't like your therapist!

According to him, my Son could be delayed too. He's a lousy puzzle player. He doesn't even put legos together. Not his thing, I think. But he is 26, speaking in...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-08-2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By dancingflower
Oh... He is 26mo.

Oh... He is 26mo.
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