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Forum: The Childhood Years   08-22-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,105
Posted By Nightwish
I limit my kids' activities to two during school...

I limit my kids' activities to two during school year and one in summer. Most of them take place on Saturdays - so evenings are relaxed, but our weekends are crazy.
NiteNicole, I'd rather my kids do...
Forum: Parenting   08-02-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,118
Posted By Nightwish
I don't pay my kids to do chores. They are...

I don't pay my kids to do chores. They are expected to clean after themselves, make their beds and help with meals - well, mostly ds, as dd is too little. They do get an allowance - ds' s is big...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-22-2014, 03:47 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 6,631
Posted By Nightwish
I doubt you have the slightest clue about your...

I doubt you have the slightest clue about your culture. My godson's mother is African, and he was breasfed until he was a preschooler. Most of my colleagues at work are Muslims, and although they are...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-21-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 6,631
Posted By Nightwish
Omg, this is hilarious! !! I think we've just...

Omg, this is hilarious! !!
I think we've just scarred this poor kid for life! Now wait until he sues all MDC and we'll have to pay for his therapy!

I just browsed this thread, but I had to lol at...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-21-2014, 03:36 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 6,631
Posted By Nightwish
So you are grateful that you've been breasfed and...

So you are grateful that you've been breasfed and you have a great immune system?
Then next time you see that teacher congratulate her or give her a thumbs up. Or at worst, mind your own business...
Forum: Toddler Nutrition   07-16-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,525
Posted By Nightwish
Can you have someone else feed her? If she eats...

Can you have someone else feed her?
If she eats just fine for other people, maybe you should work on your approach. I would definitely stop force feeding. It is traumatizing. I understand you are...
Forum: Toddler Nutrition   07-16-2014, 02:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,525
Posted By Nightwish
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Forum: Toddler Nutrition   07-13-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,525
Posted By Nightwish
I would look for a second ped's opinion. Your...

I would look for a second ped's opinion. Your therapist said to keep *offering and not get upset.
I have no exprerience with formerly tube-fed babies, but I can understand why your bb hates food.
I...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-17-2014, 03:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 718
Posted By Nightwish
Did you see a lactation consultant? Some people...

Did you see a lactation consultant?
Some people are never able to pump; it would take me hours to pump one ounce of milk, but I breastfed for many years. How much you can pump is not a measure of...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-27-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,105
Posted By Nightwish
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Daffodil http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-25-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,105
Posted By Nightwish
I would have left ds alone for 15 min in the...

I would have left ds alone for 15 min in the situation you described.
8 yo are more capable than we believe they are.
As you said, many parents trust their kids to get to and from school by...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-15-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,226
Posted By Nightwish
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by curebaby http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1372745/anyone-else-with-birthday-party-anxiety/30#post_17609616)...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-13-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 662
Posted By Nightwish
I usually put dk in a couple of camps (a week of...

I usually put dk in a couple of camps (a week of hockey and a week on a farm), but other than that, just sleeping in, trjps to the beach or to the park, biking and enjoying the summer!
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-10-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 292
Posted By Nightwish
"Newmamalizzy, You can give the child some...

"Newmamalizzy, You can give the child some choice/sense of agency, without letting them choose whether to go outside. I would let my kid choose one thing (blue coat or red?, bubbles or ball?, walk...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-09-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 292
Posted By Nightwish
I wouldn't ask, I would tell him: we'rd going...

I wouldn't ask, I would tell him: we'rd going out in 10 min, do you need help putting your coat on or do you want to do it by yourself?
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-06-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By Nightwish
I would be happy that my child shows so much...

I would be happy that my child shows so much resilience, being able to bounce back after a big change. I am also impressed about how true to herself she is. You expect her to be upset because YOU...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-04-2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Posted By Nightwish
Wow! You're awesome. A couple of years ago...

Wow! You're awesome.

A couple of years ago when dh stayed in hospital with 2yo dd who had pneumonia, he was doing a great job catching her vomit. He was beaming with pride when he told me how...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-02-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,226
Posted By Nightwish
Sorry you had poor attendance Neera. How does...

Sorry you had poor attendance Neera. How does your dd feel about having fewer kids than expected at her party? Ds couldn't care less. He doesn't even ask the kids if they are coming or not when he...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-31-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 242
Posted By Nightwish
If by keeping him active you mean what...

If by keeping him active you mean what activities to register him in, I wouldn't give him too many choices.. I know my 4 yo would be confused. I would just pick an activity that is offered in a...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-30-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,993
Posted By Nightwish
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by RomanGoddess http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1399506/will-my-dd-grow-up-to-be-flat-chested-like-me#post_17598362)
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Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-27-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,993
Posted By Nightwish
I would recommend you do something to deal with...

I would recommend you do something to deal with your own insecurities and not pass them on to your dd. People come in different shapes and sizes; some women are flat-chested and you know what? There...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-23-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 158
Posted By Nightwish
I would take him to a doctor.

I would take him to a doctor.
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-23-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 510
Posted By Nightwish
I also slept with both kids; they were both able...

I also slept with both kids; they were both able to fall asleep and sleep independently by 4 yo. No sleep training, no fights, no struggle.
They were ready.
Forum: Learning at School   03-15-2014, 01:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 597
Posted By Nightwish
My ds has 20/20 vision, but his eyes also don't...

My ds has 20/20 vision, but his eyes also don't work together (he has strabismus).
Actually it was his kindergarten teacher who helped us identify the problem, as she recommended all the kids get...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-11-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By Nightwish
I understand that feeling, btdt. The way I go...

I understand that feeling, btdt.
The way I go about teaching my kids to be safe is by practiing and quizzing them often of what to do in vrious situation.
First, we as parents have to do our...
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