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Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   Today, 11:30 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By contactmaya
Well, we can sit around all day and debate the...

Well, we can sit around all day and debate the merits of someones else's parenting-should they have a stroller if out all day and child gets tired, should they encourage them to go on a ride even...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   09-16-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 620
Posted By contactmaya
Its not his job to be the parent just because he...

Its not his job to be the parent just because he is your boyfriend. I agree, i would have dumped him halfway through his first sentence. But you probably love him for other reasons.

Just tell...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-15-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,469
Posted By contactmaya
The hired babysitter happened to my 6yo. I...

The hired babysitter happened to my 6yo.
I guess there are degrees of 'leaving minors unattended'. Whether all night, or for several hours in the early morning/late evening, (it was one of those...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-13-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,469
Posted By contactmaya
Sounds good, but most likely the other parents...

Sounds good, but most likely the other parents know who you are and where you live. Most likely they have an idea where their child is after school. You seem to know where yours is.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-13-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,469
Posted By contactmaya
Of course, doing some quick local errand is one...

Of course, doing some quick local errand is one thing, planning a night long absence with someone's else child in your home is another. At least let the other parent know how you do things so they...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-11-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,469
Posted By contactmaya
I find it pretty appalling that other people let ...

I find it pretty appalling that other people let other people's kids be unattended without the parents consent or knowledge....appallling and bizarre. Do they feel that their daughters need for a...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-10-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,906
Posted By contactmaya
Actually, i enrolled both boys in art because i...

Actually, i enrolled both boys in art because i felt it would be relaxing and enriching for them. Last night, my ds1 said that doing art at the end of the day was the best part of his day. He was...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-09-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,906
Posted By contactmaya
This is so great. I love that you work school...

This is so great. I love that you work school around her activities rather than vice versa. That would ghave the be one of the main benefits of homeschooling.
Forum: Personal Growth   09-09-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By contactmaya
Its never too late to start. We spend our whole...

Its never too late to start. We spend our whole lives learning, and that is normal. I agree, start small. Get inspired. There is no reason you should suck at college. You go there for you, not for...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-09-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,906
Posted By contactmaya
I dont know if i mentioned this upthread or not,...

I dont know if i mentioned this upthread or not, i posted a very long time ago, and this thread keeps popping up.

I am finding that its all in the timing. You can do alot more provided the...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-06-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,469
Posted By contactmaya
Yes, i would be much more comfortable with a...

Yes, i would be much more comfortable with a group sleepover, and if its for a birthday party, or some such occasion it is self explanatory. As for playdate/get togethers, whatever you want to call...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-05-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,469
Posted By contactmaya
Being present for my kids is all i need to feel...

Being present for my kids is all i need to feel successful.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-05-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,469
Posted By contactmaya
This is an interesting question. I wouldnt want...

This is an interesting question. I wouldnt want to prevent sleepovers completely because i think it could be an enriching exprience for my child. On the other hand, i have never had the experience of...
Forum: Vaccinations   09-04-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 3,583
Posted By contactmaya
I think correcting another's error, if done...

I think correcting another's error, if done tactfully is fine. I dont mind being corrected. I make plenty of typos, and sometimes misspell (that may have been mispelled, or misspelt), but someone...
Forum: Vaccinations   09-03-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 3,583
Posted By contactmaya
I think she was just making a clarification. ...

I think she was just making a clarification.

However, i do agree that correcting another's spelling does lower the level of debate. I lose respect instantly when people resort to that tactic....
Forum: Vaccinations   09-03-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 3,583
Posted By contactmaya
<<Which reports on a really rigorous sounding...

<<Which reports on a really rigorous sounding study in which people who claimed gluten sensitivity actually did not have any if they didn't know they were eating gluten. Interesting.>>
Gluten...
Forum: Parenting   09-02-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 386
Posted By contactmaya
My boys never talk. I hear stories of parents of...

My boys never talk. I hear stories of parents of girls, whereby their kids talk 'too much'....not my problem. My 2yo likes to talk although she lacks vocabluary. It would be nice to have a...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-02-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 449
Posted By contactmaya
She seems to feel strongly about it-give the girl...

She seems to feel strongly about it-give the girl her room back.
The baby can sleep with you. Figure it out later, with everyone's needs and input taken into consideration....

You sound like you...
Forum: Vaccinations   09-02-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 3,583
Posted By contactmaya
Thanks for pointing that out. Unfortunately i am...

Thanks for pointing that out. Unfortunately i am in one of those states. Getting an exemption is near impossible where i am.
I am happy for the people in the rest of the states that have it...
Forum: Learning at School   08-31-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,866
Posted By contactmaya
Can she repeat the year? Is she obligated to move...

Can she repeat the year? Is she obligated to move up to first grade?

My ds1 is like your child, an August birthday. I have always wanted him to repeat, but they keep telling me its bad for his...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-30-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 3,583
Posted By contactmaya
I said 'going by publications/ and /or comments...

I said 'going by publications/ and /or comments to most articles you come across on the internet, to be specific, yahoo, huffington post, and various others where there is talk of vaccination, there...
Forum: Parenting   08-30-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 784
Posted By contactmaya
I would have done the same thing-yell at you....

I would have done the same thing-yell at you. Yes, yelling isnt perfect parenting, but at 15, you shoudlnt be throwing ketchup around the place. If my 8yo or 6yo were doing that, i would be...
Forum: TV-Free   08-30-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 781
Posted By contactmaya
We are not screen free, and not strictly speaking...

We are not screen free, and not strictly speaking tv free if you count videos watched on tv monitor, or tv shows/movies watched on the internet. But as for shows in general, i have no idea most of...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-30-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 791
Posted By contactmaya
Personally, i have never had the flu. I dont feel...

Personally, i have never had the flu. I dont feel the need to get a shot to prevent something that i have never had. So far, i still have never had the flu, despite having refused the flu shot every...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-30-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 3,583
Posted By contactmaya
The prevalence of this skepticism is surprisingly...

The prevalence of this skepticism is surprisingly high. Going by comments on articles about vaccines, on a wide array of publications, and by the articles themselves, you would think that vaccine...
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