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Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   02-24-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 497
Posted By sparklefairy
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by singin'intherain http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1397768/visitation-and-the-flu#post_17574920)

I think...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-11-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 444
Posted By sparklefairy
I don't think that child SUPPORT has a place in...

I don't think that child SUPPORT has a place in taxes. Maintenance does, and child care expenses do. Child support does not.
 
So if he's asking for an SSN, what he probably means is "so that I...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-21-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By sparklefairy
Gratitude. Embrace the life I have, the people...

Gratitude.
Embrace the life I have, the people I have in it, rather than seeing a gaping hole.
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-10-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 361
Posted By sparklefairy
If you choose to make a report, I suggest that...

If you choose to make a report, I suggest that you have an idea of what you are going to say. Avoid minimizing, exaggerating, and evaluative language -- state concrete examples of what happened. The...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-08-2013, 08:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 429
Posted By sparklefairy
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Goodmom2008 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1393958/am-i-overreacting#post_17522084)

If I were in your...
Forum: Parents as Partners   11-16-2013, 08:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 386
Posted By sparklefairy
This is abuse: verbal, physical, and emotional....

This is abuse: verbal, physical, and emotional. It's beyond "authoritarian" and "very hard on." These are not "calming" or "holding" techniques. 
 
No, you are not over-reacting.
 
This grown...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-04-2013, 05:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 318
Posted By sparklefairy
"It may sound selfish but I'm tired of taking...

"It may sound selfish but I'm tired of taking care of him."
 
That's how far I read. And I didn't read the paragraph before it very closely.
 
If you don't want to take care of another adult,...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-04-2013, 05:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 295
Posted By sparklefairy
The best way to deal with it is the way that...

The best way to deal with it is the way that works best for each of you. That you are communicating this openly is a great!
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   09-20-2013, 06:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By sparklefairy
The way that he is treating you is not okay.  ...

The way that he is treating you is not okay.
 
"shouldn't have any issues" (unwillingness to discuss and negotiate family issues -- not okay)
controlling behavior around your movements 
telling...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   09-15-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 506
Posted By sparklefairy
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by sparklefairy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1389859/bf-not-sure-of-my-kids#post_17460894)
 I screw this...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   09-15-2013, 06:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 506
Posted By sparklefairy
I've believe that people tell us who they are,...

I've believe that people tell us who they are, and that we should listen when they do.
 
Without reading between the lines or interpreting what he's saying or making assumptions about his...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-29-2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By sparklefairy
Get your support from different people.   A...

Get your support from different people.
 
A friend and I have been pondering how we as a culture have this belief that if we aren't hard on people, they won't "learn." If we get support instead of...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-24-2013, 06:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 187
Posted By sparklefairy
You are not unreasonable in your desires and...

You are not unreasonable in your desires and expectations of a partner, of a future co-parent.
 
However...
 
This man is telling you pretty clearly that he's excited about a baby until it means...
Forum: Parenting   08-23-2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,482
Posted By sparklefairy
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by mamarhu http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1388653/whats-wrong-with-praise#post_17439180)

I generally speak...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-23-2013, 07:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 624
Posted By sparklefairy
The only problem I see with calling at 2 am is...

The only problem I see with calling at 2 am is that she may have awakened someone.
 
I see nothing wrong with saying, "After learning more about the work, I've decided it's not a fit for me." The...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-23-2013, 06:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 624
Posted By sparklefairy
Sounds like they are poor communicators and...

Sounds like they are poor communicators and maybe don't want to pay for training. The no-break thing is not uncommon in food service but it's illegal.
Forum: Parenting   08-22-2013, 08:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,482
Posted By sparklefairy
I really shouldn't take a lot of time with this...

I really shouldn't take a lot of time with this this morning.
 
That said, I think that Kohn has a lot of good points for what is a complex and emotionally-charged concept. Definitely more to it...
Forum: Parenting   08-20-2013, 06:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 641
Posted By sparklefairy
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by skreader http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1388206/no-rules#post_17436391)

One family's "strict rules for...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-17-2013, 06:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,226
Posted By sparklefairy
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Sphinxy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1387950/when-your-daughter-starts-gaining-weight#post_17434041)
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Forum: Single Parenting   08-17-2013, 06:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 440
Posted By sparklefairy
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by anneca77 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1388380/question-about-visitation#post_17433552)

In the year...
Forum: Parenting   08-16-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 641
Posted By sparklefairy
We have a few. Mostly they're about keeping...

We have a few. Mostly they're about keeping messes down, because I feel resentful cleaning up things that could have been avoided in the first place. So food stays in the kitchen and is eaten at the...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-16-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 440
Posted By sparklefairy
Where I live, there is a place that provides...

Where I live, there is a place that provides space and supervision for visits for a fee. I am not sure how a judge determines who can supervise.
 
I don't know who pays or how that's decided.
 ...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-15-2013, 04:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 399
Posted By sparklefairy
My grandmother used to do this. For years I...

My grandmother used to do this.
For years I felt obligated to at least dig through the stuff.
One time I just went straight to the donation spot and unloaded it all. And that's when she happened...
Forum: Personal Growth   08-15-2013, 04:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 448
Posted By sparklefairy
Whether they are truly "jokes" or not (I'm...

Whether they are truly "jokes" or not (I'm thinking "not"), when someone knows that something hurts her or his partner, he or she is supposed to quit doing it because it's not cool to keep doing...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-13-2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 419
Posted By sparklefairy
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by ILoveMyBabyBird http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1388131/how-to-encourage-xh-in-parenting#post_17430038)
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