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Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-08-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By blackbird2
Thanks for your thoughts  :)   jmarroq, I...

Thanks for your thoughts  :)
 
jmarroq, I particularly appreciate the perspective from a few more years down the road.  The reminder that their relationship can and will change over time, and that...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-06-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 147
Posted By blackbird2
Hi!   I'm hoping someone might have some...

Hi!
 
I'm hoping someone might have some insight for me on how to talk to my son (5) about his issues with his younger sister (2).  I've also just read Non-Violent Communication, so I'm trying to...
Forum: Parenting   07-28-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 499
Posted By blackbird2
An interesting book on the subject is The Gender...

An interesting book on the subject is The Gender Trap by Emily W. Kane.
 
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-24-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 1,058
Views: 58,570
Posted By blackbird2
what the hell is wrong with you? i tell you to...

what the hell is wrong with you? i tell you to let go of your sister so you grab her and stab her in the arm with a stick.  i'm offering to take the both of you to the pool for crying out loud.  and...
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-22-2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 760
Posted By blackbird2
I find that breastfeeding and trave/being away...

I find that breastfeeding and trave/being away from homel go well together because eating and sleep times are invariably thrown off.  Being able to nurse while waiting for lunch or dinner to happen,...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-08-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,944
Posted By blackbird2
First at 28, second at 31  

First at 28, second at 31
 
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   05-01-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,343
Posted By blackbird2
Oh, I appreciate that! Hoorah for community  :) ...

Oh, I appreciate that! Hoorah for community  :)
 
Forum: The Mindful Home   04-18-2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 2,278
Posted By blackbird2
I love Barefoot books.  We love their Dance...

I love Barefoot books.  We love their Dance Stories collection, as well as the book/cd sets in Spanish of Juan y los frijoles magicos and El fandango de Lola.
 
As for being green in ways...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-18-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 533
Posted By blackbird2
Yes, I would agree with what is generally being...

Yes, I would agree with what is generally being said here.  What I most appreciated about Adventures was the stories.  I really appreciated hearing other mom's stories, perspectives, experiences and...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-13-2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 1,058
Views: 58,570
Posted By blackbird2
Shut up.  just shut up and leave me alone.  i...

Shut up.  just shut up and leave me alone.  i was getting a little frustrated with the puzzle, doing it for the 100th time after already doing it 600 times with your sister this morning, so i said i...
Forum: Elimination Communication   03-11-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By blackbird2
Hi!  I only have time for a quick note, but...

Hi!  I only have time for a quick note, but wanted to say that consistent child-led pottying didn't happen for us until DS was about 4 yrs old.  At 4.5 he still benefits from occasional reminders. ...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-11-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,343
Posted By blackbird2
Hi!  I'm chiming in to say this sounds like...

Hi!  I'm chiming in to say this sounds like normal (although, yes, very frustrating) 4 yr old-ish behavior.  My DC had a similar stage.  He's also had a licking stage, a poking everyone on the...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-10-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 533
Posted By blackbird2
I'd recommend reading Adventures in Tandem...

I'd recommend reading Adventures in Tandem Nursing.  Can't remember the author, but it has lots of stories, perspectives, tips, etc
 
My DS was 3 when DD was born.  He nearly weaned during late...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-27-2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,146
Posted By blackbird2
A doctor noticed what she called thick labial...

A doctor noticed what she called thick labial adhesion at my DD's 1 yr check up.  She had a grain-of-rice sized hole at the bottom and a smaller one at the top.  She recommended estrogen cream.   We...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-05-2012, 11:14 AM
Replies: 1,058
Views: 58,570
Posted By blackbird2
why dont' you listen to me?  why do you ask me...

why dont' you listen to me?  why do you ask me why everytime i tell you something when i've just explained the why?  why do you say what and look at me with that stupid blank look and half smile...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-16-2012, 05:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By blackbird2
Hi!  Just wanted to post in sympathy:  today my...

Hi!  Just wanted to post in sympathy:  today my DS (4) had a complete rolling on the ground screaming grabbing at me falling down all out tantrum because we had walked down the sidewalk on the wrong...
Forum: Vermont. New Hampshire, Maine   09-08-2012, 07:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 215
Posted By blackbird2
Just had our appts with Dr Haydock.  Nobody made...

Just had our appts with Dr Haydock.  Nobody made any comment on our vax plan and it was very easy.  We'll stick with our ND for all other routine care, but as far as the vaccination piece goes, Dr...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-05-2012, 06:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 338
Posted By blackbird2
In our house, it works like this:  DS (4) pushes...

In our house, it works like this:  DS (4) pushes DD (1) away from blocks.  I say "DS, talk to her.  You can say DD, don't knock over my tower!"
- he learns to express himself through words
- she...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-05-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 363
Posted By blackbird2
Thanks for the support everyone  :)   What's...

Thanks for the support everyone  :)
 
What's working best right now is me remembering to talk about how to handle those feelings before the playdate, and listening to him talk about it when folks...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-02-2012, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 363
Posted By blackbird2
Hi!  I'm looking for a few new ideas on how to...

Hi!  I'm looking for a few new ideas on how to help with this situation:
 
When it's time to leave friends (kids or adults), my 4 yr old DS starts to hurt them (bump, swat at, push, squeeze, kick)...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-24-2012, 06:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By blackbird2
I've recently heard good things about "Planting...

I've recently heard good things about "Planting Seeds: Practicing Mindfulness with Children" by Thich Nhat Hanh.  I haven't actually seen the book myself, but it's on my wish list  :)
 
Forum: Elimination Communication   07-29-2012, 07:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By blackbird2
My DS (now 4) was consistently dry at night...

My DS (now 4) was consistently dry at night between 1.5 and 2 yrs.  (I remember because we visited relatives around then and were discussing how to handle the risk of accidents in other folks'...
Forum: Vermont. New Hampshire, Maine   07-29-2012, 07:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By blackbird2
Hi!  I don't use childcare myself, but I have...

Hi!  I don't use childcare myself, but I have friends who say that the meeting house in Marlboro is great (but I don't know how young they accept children)
 
there is a brattleboro parent's...
Forum: Vermont. New Hampshire, Maine   07-29-2012, 06:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 215
Posted By blackbird2
happyvtmom - thanks so much for posting!  It's...

happyvtmom - thanks so much for posting!  It's so helpful to hear that some of the folks inside Brat. Primary Care aren't as intimidating as their website is.  Both the Drs you mentioned are...
Forum: The Mindful Home   07-29-2012, 06:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,595
Posted By blackbird2
Are the new windows those vinyl insert windows...

Are the new windows those vinyl insert windows that basically cover the whole old window frame, so when you open the window, there is vinyl on the sides and in the well (bottom surface) of the...
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