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Forum: Parenting   03-31-2011, 12:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,026
Posted By labdogs42
Well, I can kind of understand where you are...

Well, I can kind of understand where you are coming from.  I had a similar terror around bringing a child into my own family.  It was more because of my crazy family dynamics (my parents are...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-14-2011, 12:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,248
Posted By labdogs42
I'm reading this book right now and so far, I'm...

I'm reading this book right now and so far, I'm enjoying it.  I have been skipping to the chapters that interest me, though, so maybe I've missed the "worker bee" parts!  I also skipped the sibling...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-14-2011, 12:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 545
Posted By labdogs42
I have a gifted son, age 6 (well, we haven't had...

I have a gifted son, age 6 (well, we haven't had him tested yet, but all signs point to gifted at this point).  He's very sensitive and a worrier.  I tried not to say anything about the earthquake...
Forum: Personal Growth   03-01-2011, 07:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,001
Posted By labdogs42
That is not cool. I think I'd be blocking her...

That is not cool. I think I'd be blocking her and also introducing her to Flickr or iSptockphoto for her generic photo needs!
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-28-2011, 06:04 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,580
Posted By labdogs42
Wow, I never realized that a diagnosis could...

Wow, I never realized that a diagnosis could make such a difference in other parts of the world.  It seems like here in the US, the diagnosis is a good thing because it opens up the world of special...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   02-24-2011, 07:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,363
Posted By labdogs42
There might be some helpful information in this...

There might be some helpful information in this article: http://www.kellymom.com/parenting/velcrochild.html
Forum: Parenting   02-23-2011, 10:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,587
Posted By labdogs42
I had this dilemma this year, too!  We went with...

I had this dilemma this year, too!  We went with one present in the morning, treats to school for snack, then special dinner at home that night with cake and presents.  Party for friends and...
Forum: Parenting   02-23-2011, 04:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,635
Posted By labdogs42
I'll be the opposite odd woman out.  We have an...

I'll be the opposite odd woman out.  We have an only child and we plan to keep it that way.  He's six now and we just love having one.  It feels right for us.  Take your time and hopefully you'll...
Forum: Parenting   02-23-2011, 03:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 790
Posted By labdogs42
My DS was like that, too.  One of the things I...

My DS was like that, too.  One of the things I would do before we had anyone over to play was to ask him if there were any toys he would like to put away before the friend came over.  If something...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-22-2011, 08:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,051
Posted By labdogs42
My son is six and he does the same things. ...

My son is six and he does the same things.  Saying "I'm stupid" or beating himself up over the tiniest mistakes.  I know this is a quality of giftedness, but it can be really emotionally exhausting...
Forum: Learning at School   02-07-2011, 09:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,325
Posted By labdogs42
My DS hates kindergarten, too :(  He goes to...

My DS hates kindergarten, too :(  He goes to full day Catholic school right now and we are considering switching him to the half day program at the local public school because he is so miserable.  I...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-29-2011, 05:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 549
Posted By labdogs42
Trying again,   Thank you so much for...

Trying again,
 
Thank you so much for posting this!  My almost 6 year old DS sounds a lot like your son.  He can be so negative and so hard on himself it breaks my heart!  (and sometimes it also...
Forum: Learning at School   01-25-2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,734
Posted By labdogs42
I'm having probablems with my DS's kindy...

I'm having probablems with my DS's kindy teacher, too!  I don't have the same issues that you do, but we do seem to share the "endless, mind-numbing worksheets"!  That's ALL he brings home.  No...
Forum: Learning at School   01-25-2011, 01:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,121
Posted By labdogs42
I feel your pain.  I'm worried about becoming...

I feel your pain.  I'm worried about becoming "that mom", too.  But, I agree that you should say something.  It is hard, but you're right to speak up.  I'd also start checking into new school...
Forum: Parenting   03-22-2010, 06:25 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,533
Posted By labdogs42
Quote: Originally Posted by Just1More...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Just1More http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15205868)...
Forum: Parenting   03-22-2010, 04:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,043
Posted By labdogs42
Quote: Originally Posted by shanniesue2...

Quote:
Originally Posted by shanniesue2 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15206212)
see, I've thought about this... but...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-20-2010, 09:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 571
Posted By labdogs42
I have a 5 year old and a Beagle puppy. If DS...

I have a 5 year old and a Beagle puppy. If DS can't follow the rules re the dog, he needs to go play elsewhere (the playroom in the basement or his room). It isn't a "time out" necessarily, but a...
Forum: Family Safety   03-20-2010, 09:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,068
Posted By labdogs42
The nautilus would be the last seat you'd ever...

The nautilus would be the last seat you'd ever need and the safest, IMO. My DS has the Nautilus and we love it! He's 5 years old, 50 lbs, and 45" tall right now.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-20-2010, 09:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,347
Posted By labdogs42
Stride Rite. I had to wear their shoes as a...

Stride Rite. I had to wear their shoes as a child and DS does, too. Just because they call it "wide" doesn't mean the foot is necessarily wide side to side. It includes the circumference of the foot...
Forum: Parenting   03-19-2010, 06:08 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,043
Posted By labdogs42
Quote: Originally Posted by shanniesue2...

Quote:
Originally Posted by shanniesue2 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15192407)
That, and our evenings are just such a...
Forum: Parenting   03-16-2010, 04:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,043
Posted By labdogs42
[QUOTE=sewchris2642;15191105]Quote: Originally...

[QUOTE=sewchris2642;15191105]Quote:
Originally Posted by labdogs42 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15188153)


For me,...
Forum: Parenting   03-15-2010, 06:24 PM
Replies: 1,645
Views: 91,164
Posted By labdogs42
I just thought I'd pop back on here and say hi...

I just thought I'd pop back on here and say hi to the moms of onlies again! My DS turned 5 in February and we're still thrilled to have one kiddo!
Forum: Parenting   03-15-2010, 05:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,043
Posted By labdogs42
I'm an only with an only. He turned 5 in...

I'm an only with an only. He turned 5 in February. I love our little family and I can't imagine going back to the infant days. One of the reasons I know I'm finished having kids is that I don't get...
Forum: Family Safety   10-22-2009, 12:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 421
Posted By labdogs42
I like the Nautilus a lot. It installs easily...

I like the Nautilus a lot. It installs easily with a seatbelt.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-19-2009, 10:31 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,595
Posted By labdogs42
Quote: Originally Posted by OGirlieMama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by OGirlieMama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14544496)
How old is your son? If he's looking for...
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