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Forum: Personal Growth   03-09-2008, 03:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 642
Posted By annarosa
so I will try to make this short my half...

so I will try to make this short

my half sister had her first baby at the end of January. I was so delighted for her and was so looking forward to holding my first little nephew and...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-29-2007, 05:22 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,533
Posted By annarosa
I was left by my biomum at 4 weeks old and was...

I was left by my biomum at 4 weeks old and was 'given' a new first name and kept my biomum's chosen name as my middle name
I still at age 42 wish that those around me had kept my original biomum's...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-20-2006, 11:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 728
Posted By annarosa
so for the soap in the bathtub - I really would...

so for the soap in the bathtub - I really would not put it where he can reach it - he is really a bit too young to follow your instructions when using it is such fun - you decide how much soap to...
Forum: Personal Growth   09-07-2006, 03:32 PM
Replies: 1,765
Views: 127,789
Posted By annarosa
thanks for starting this thread Morgraine - it...

thanks for starting this thread Morgraine - it made me feel cold when I read it because that is how I sometimes feel and it really scares me
I have yelled horrible things at dd1 and have not been...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-07-2006, 03:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 556
Posted By annarosa
dd1 used to be horrible about all kinds of...

dd1 used to be horrible about all kinds of things like putting on shoes, hats, coats etc.
really it was a phase and passed after it had burned itself out - but nearly burned me out in the process !...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-07-2006, 03:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Posted By annarosa
I have found the Louise Bates Ames series pretty...

I have found the Louise Bates Ames series pretty helpful
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-07-2006, 03:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 465
Posted By annarosa
2o months is kind of young to really understand...

2o months is kind of young to really understand what you expect of him in relation to a lot of things
there are great ideas on this forum - if you have time, read through some of the back threads...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-07-2006, 03:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By annarosa
I have just gone through a move too - was 8...

I have just gone through a move too - was 8 months pregnant and had dd1 3.5 to look after
I wanted to add that it really helped me and her to understand the anxiety that she felt about the move and...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-07-2006, 11:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,085
Posted By annarosa
you did totally the right thing - all power to...

you did totally the right thing - all power to you as well for all the 'grovelling' - something that is so hard to do but really does (normally) smooth things over

really sorry about how your mum...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-07-2006, 11:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 358
Posted By annarosa
I don't have any advice about stopping the...

I don't have any advice about stopping the screaming -sorry
but you really do need to look after yourself as much as possible during this difficult phase - take small amounts of time for yourself...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-07-2006, 11:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 519
Posted By annarosa
yup - I'd really go for taking turns playing...

yup - I'd really go for taking turns playing with him early on http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-07-2006, 11:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 585
Posted By annarosa
I really would say something to her about it -...

I really would say something to her about it - you never know, she maybe even wants/needs you to do this ??
you know her best - pick a good time, a good place and keep it gentle and simple ...see...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-07-2006, 10:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 772
Posted By annarosa
I think that they all self soothe in different...

I think that they all self soothe in different ways - sounds pretty normal to me as you describe it
maybe as someone else suggested tie her hair up and what about something a bit softer than the...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-07-2006, 10:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 370
Posted By annarosa
well at 20 months I don't think that you can...

well at 20 months I don't think that you can expect tooooo much compliance on the plant issue - it's a bit difficult to understand that you can pick some but not others ..
the only advice I can...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-04-2006, 09:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 941
Posted By annarosa
you are certainly not a failure - sounds like...

you are certainly not a failure - sounds like you are doing a great job in a difficult situation
when I read your post I just felt very strongly that your son needs something different from you...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-04-2006, 08:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 268
Posted By annarosa
I wonder how old ds is ?? sometimes they are...

I wonder how old ds is ??
sometimes they are so ingrossed in what they have been doing and thinking about going back to it that they really do forget these things we want them to do (ie.flush etc.)...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-04-2006, 08:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 535
Posted By annarosa
I really would not worry too much about it ...

I really would not worry too much about it
sounds as if the actual piece of furniture and damaging it etc. is not the thing for you but rather that she might injure herself
really my dd has never...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-23-2006, 03:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 663
Posted By annarosa
I co- slept with dd1 until she was 3, now she...

I co- slept with dd1 until she was 3, now she sleeps with dh and I sleep with dd 2
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-23-2006, 03:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 329
Posted By annarosa
that's interesting Nazsmum - any info on why...

that's interesting Nazsmum - any info on why this might be helping ? anyone else any thoughts on it ?
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-23-2006, 03:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,516
Posted By annarosa
interesting info

interesting info
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-23-2006, 03:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,016
Posted By annarosa
well just be straight with grandpa and tell him...

well just be straight with grandpa and tell him how you feel about it and see what his reply is
there is no point in keeping secrets from him is there ?
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-23-2006, 03:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 243
Posted By annarosa
I like these series of books a lot - some of the...

I like these series of books a lot - some of the wording is dated but in general they have given me good ideas and good insights into dd's behaviour
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-23-2006, 03:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 460
Posted By annarosa
we've flown several times with dd1 - within the...

we've flown several times with dd1 - within the USA and transatlantic
I even did one transatlantic on my own with dd when she was around 6 months old - not sure I would do that one again but...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-23-2006, 03:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 561
Posted By annarosa
I don't know what it is but for sure get it...

I don't know what it is
but for sure get it checked out - until you are satisfied
hugs to you mamma
let us know what happens at the appointment
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-23-2006, 03:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By annarosa
that sounds fine to me nothing to worry about...

that sounds fine to me
nothing to worry about there
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