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Forum: Stay at Home Parents   01-29-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,376
Posted By TinkerBelle
About 30 years ago, my husband and his siblings...

About 30 years ago, my husband and his siblings were playing in the pool at their home in Florida. His niece, then a baby, managed to get into the pool area and slipped into the pool without anyone...
Forum: Parenting   08-05-2011, 04:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,192
Posted By TinkerBelle
There is a huge difference between truly not...

There is a huge difference between truly not liking a food and not wanting to eat what is being served. In our house, if you have tried it and truly don't like it, there are other things you can...
Forum: Parenting   07-16-2011, 03:38 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,675
Posted By TinkerBelle
I would not cancel camp. It is hard enough when...

I would not cancel camp. It is hard enough when children think that the baby always comes first and it is not true. Canceling the camp might cause resentment and jealousy issues. I don't understand...
Forum: Parenting   07-09-2011, 06:25 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,675
Posted By TinkerBelle
Not CIO. He will get over it and it will not...

Not CIO. He will get over it and it will not kill him to cry while you do what you have to do. I think that getting it over with and not prolonging the journey is the best thing.
Forum: Parenting   07-02-2011, 11:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 853
Posted By TinkerBelle
Put your foot down and TELL her how it is going...

Put your foot down and TELL her how it is going to be? If your husband doesn't like it, well tough. He should have been a MAN and dealt with his mother, not been disloyal to his WIFE.
 
She knows...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-25-2011, 04:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,521
Posted By TinkerBelle
Whatever you do, don't plead and cry and beg a...

Whatever you do, don't plead and cry and beg a child to answer you.
 
He is three and he will need reminding that hurting others is unacceptable.  Also, there should be consequences should he do...
Forum: Parenting   05-14-2011, 09:35 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,359
Posted By TinkerBelle
He needs to grow up. I know that I will get...

He needs to grow up. I know that I will get flamed, but if you have sex, you are, in essence, willing to become a parent, because as we know, birth control can fail.
 
How would he like it if you...
Forum: Parenting   03-21-2011, 03:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 862
Posted By TinkerBelle
Not to mention that children need to learn that...

Not to mention that children need to learn that not everything is always about them. Even at a young age. It is a good time to teach about compassion for others.
 
Good luck. I am also a Mama with...
Forum: Parenting   02-21-2011, 02:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 794
Posted By TinkerBelle
To answer your question, yes I correct my...

To answer your question, yes I correct my children when they do a social no-no.
 
I want my boys to grow up to be polite and considerate people. I may not correct them in front of others but I do...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   02-18-2011, 04:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 656
Posted By TinkerBelle
We handle it as a tag team. I clean up the...

We handle it as a tag team. I clean up the child, he cleans up the mess. Then, we can all get back to bed.
 
I work and he stays home now, but when it was the other way around, even if he had to...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-18-2011, 04:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 860
Posted By TinkerBelle
I disagree with giving in to make another...

I disagree with giving in to make another person's day special. It is one thing to do that when you have a child who is neurotypical, but as a mom with a child who has Autism, I can say that I would...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   01-01-2011, 07:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 682
Posted By TinkerBelle
You can clean without ignoring kids all day....

You can clean without ignoring kids all day. There is a happy medium here. It is not all one or the other.
Forum: Parenting   11-18-2010, 04:09 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 8,940
Posted By TinkerBelle
All of this talk about needs. Well, what about...

All of this talk about needs. Well, what about the needs and rights of other people? You know, the ones that your children are disturbing? It is fine to raise your children however you see fit, but...
Forum: Parenting   11-15-2010, 03:16 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,888
Posted By TinkerBelle
What if HIS mother is watching and turns her...

What if HIS mother is watching and turns her head for a second and the baby falls or otherwise gets hurt? Will he consider HER dead to him too? I bet not.
Forum: Parenting   11-13-2010, 02:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 907
Posted By TinkerBelle
I don't think you should leave them...

I don't think you should leave them unsupervised. I have an 11 yr old who has Autism. I am just now to the point where I can trust him with his 5 yr old brother while I go to the bathroom. 
 
 I...
Forum: Parenting   11-13-2010, 05:40 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,888
Posted By TinkerBelle
  He does NOT get the only say in who sees that...

  He does NOT get the only say in who sees that child.
First of all, you are this child's parent too. Your DP is using his animosity toward your mom and their seemingly ongoing issues to use...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   11-06-2010, 06:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 637
Posted By TinkerBelle
I am sorry, but in my opinion, that was just...

I am sorry, but in my opinion, that was just pure laziness. My husband is not Suzy Homemaker, but he can follow a simple list.
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   11-06-2010, 03:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 666
Posted By TinkerBelle
Who do these men think that they are to dictate...

Who do these men think that they are to dictate when to clean and how to clean, when some of them seem to think that they are above doing anything except bringing in a paycheck?

Grrrrr.
Forum: Parenting   10-31-2010, 06:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,354
Posted By TinkerBelle
Life is not fair, but there is no reason to put...

Life is not fair, but there is no reason to put up with such blatant favoritism either.

If my MIL or mom acted like some of the family described in this thread, I would not hesitate to tell them,...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-31-2010, 02:59 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,212
Posted By TinkerBelle
It is considered rude, in polite society, not to...

It is considered rude, in polite society, not to send out thank you cards/notes. I sent them for my high school and college graduation gifts, wedding shower, wedding, and baby shower, baby gifts. I...
Forum: Activism and News   10-30-2010, 06:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,293
Posted By TinkerBelle
Quote: Originally Posted by Tigerchild...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tigerchild http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/16000815)
So, given that your mom was hurt, and you...
Forum: Activism and News   10-30-2010, 04:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,293
Posted By TinkerBelle
I understand the differences between criminal...

I understand the differences between criminal and civil matters, but it just doesn't seem to make sense sometimes.

And yes, some underage kids DO get away with crimes and the law says "neener...
Forum: Activism and News   10-30-2010, 01:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,293
Posted By TinkerBelle
If a child cannot be held liable for murder,...

If a child cannot be held liable for murder, because he is under age, then I don't see how a child can have a judgment sit until he is 18.
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   10-27-2010, 08:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,904
Posted By TinkerBelle
Quote: Originally Posted by LessTraveledBy...

Quote:
Originally Posted by LessTraveledBy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15978822)
I am really saddened by the idea that...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   10-23-2010, 03:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,904
Posted By TinkerBelle
He would not die if he waited a few minutes for...

He would not die if he waited a few minutes for you to eat. Or pee. Or shower. Sometimes, you simply HAVE to take care of yourself in order to take care of them.

He is not broken. You realized...
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