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Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-29-2009, 10:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 403
Posted By mild_adventurer
Quote: Originally Posted by mum21andtwins...

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Originally Posted by mum21andtwins http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14594836)
She sounds bored and frustrated.
If it...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-27-2009, 10:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 542
Posted By mild_adventurer
When DD2 was 4 years old, she went through a...

When DD2 was 4 years old, she went through a phase where she turned her nose up at everything I cooked for dinner. Even things she previously "liked." These were her options: 1. Eat what Mom cooked....
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-27-2009, 10:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 835
Posted By mild_adventurer
Quote: Originally Posted by MamaKickyPants...

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Originally Posted by MamaKickyPants http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14571804)
I'm not here yet, as my DS is only 17...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   10-26-2009, 09:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,342
Posted By mild_adventurer
Quote: Originally Posted by mild_adventurer...

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Originally Posted by mild_adventurer http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14582931)
For what it's worth, before DH and I...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   10-26-2009, 09:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,342
Posted By mild_adventurer
Quote: Originally Posted by plunky...

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Originally Posted by plunky http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14582844)
This carries the large assumption that Mom...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   10-26-2009, 03:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,420
Posted By mild_adventurer
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Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   10-26-2009, 03:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 974
Posted By mild_adventurer
A million gazillion bajillion hugs to you. ...

A million gazillion bajillion hugs to you.

DH is the one who has been there for DSD and DSS from the day they were born, never wavering, always present, jumping into the role of full-time single...
Forum: Parents as Partners   10-25-2009, 09:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 861
Posted By mild_adventurer
Quote: Originally Posted by Destinye...

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Originally Posted by Destinye http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14573115)
(I was actually answering emails for work...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-23-2009, 04:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,196
Posted By mild_adventurer
Quote: Originally Posted by Megamum2008...

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Originally Posted by Megamum2008 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14568026)
I'm going to keep this brief as I'm at...
Forum: Parents as Partners   10-22-2009, 04:34 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,880
Posted By mild_adventurer
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Body/weight issues are so difficult, aren't they? It's amazing the power they have...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   10-22-2009, 04:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,550
Posted By mild_adventurer
So, I was going to post some diatribe about how...

So, I was going to post some diatribe about how uncomfortable/unhealthy it would be for everyone in our families to pretend that pictures of the kids with their divorced, biological parents is...
Forum: Parents as Partners   10-21-2009, 09:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 342
Posted By mild_adventurer
Quote: Originally Posted by bobandjess99...

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Originally Posted by bobandjess99 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14554251)
A....what? I am unfamiliar with that...
Forum: Parents as Partners   10-21-2009, 09:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,251
Posted By mild_adventurer
My DH is an electrical engineer and I know...

My DH is an electrical engineer and I know exactly what you're going through. I'm sure my eyes have glazed over more than once and I know there have been numerous times when I've just stopped paying...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-21-2009, 09:20 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,487
Posted By mild_adventurer
Agreed that you should have been consulted...

Agreed that you should have been consulted before "Twilight" was shown to your daughter.

My 10 year old DD and 12 year old DSD both were allowed to see it and loved it, however. In fact, DD found...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-20-2009, 04:22 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,553
Posted By mild_adventurer
I have to completely disagree that the woman...

I have to completely disagree that the woman should have apologized.

I don't think that anyone, child or adult, having an extreme reaction to a benign action should warrant an apology. I refused...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-20-2009, 04:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,139
Posted By mild_adventurer
Quote: Originally Posted by chfriend...

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Originally Posted by chfriend http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14551960)
"Your child carves deeply into your dining...
Forum: Parents as Partners   10-20-2009, 02:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 342
Posted By mild_adventurer
Due to the custody schedules with our childrens'...

Due to the custody schedules with our childrens' other parents, we currently have every other weekend child-free.

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However, we have...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-20-2009, 02:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 470
Posted By mild_adventurer
The first thing I would do is have a serious...

The first thing I would do is have a serious heart-to-heart with my child about smoking, peer pressure, etc. If his pal is smoking, odds are, he's thought about it too. My kiddos and I talk about...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-20-2009, 11:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,038
Posted By mild_adventurer
My DSD said the same thing (about being...

My DSD said the same thing (about being fat/gaining weight) around age 11. My response:

"Healthy bodies come in lots of shapes and sizes. There's no one perfect healthy body. And health is about...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   10-19-2009, 03:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 698
Posted By mild_adventurer
Oh Mama, I'm so sorry. My daughters have a...

Oh Mama, I'm so sorry. My daughters have a step-mother too and sometimes after their week at their Dad's house, they forget that I'm Mom and call me Amy! It is hard, isn't it?

If you do indeed...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   10-19-2009, 11:50 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,985
Posted By mild_adventurer
Quote: Originally Posted by Teenytoona...

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Originally Posted by Teenytoona http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14545769)
Each person decides what they're able to...
Forum: Parents as Partners   10-19-2009, 10:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 946
Posted By mild_adventurer
Quote: Originally Posted by flapjack...

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Originally Posted by flapjack http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14535831)
I was where you were, and I left. It was the...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   10-17-2009, 01:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,139
Posted By mild_adventurer
For what it's worth, I don't have any biological...

For what it's worth, I don't have any biological children with DH and it STILL bugs the hell out of me that he refers to his ex as "Mom" or "Mum" when talking to DSD and DSS about their mother. I...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-15-2009, 11:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 903
Posted By mild_adventurer
I like kathymuggle's suggestion about trying to...

I like kathymuggle's suggestion about trying to find ways to say "yes" more often. I think as parents, sometimes we think we're saying "yes" enough when really we're not.

I'm going to talk to DH...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-15-2009, 10:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 903
Posted By mild_adventurer
Quote: Originally Posted by MusicianDad...

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Originally Posted by MusicianDad http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14528042)
If you want honesty...

There are some...
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