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Forum: Parents as Partners   11-15-2013, 03:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By DariusMom
My DH had ADD and I do take over more than I...

My DH had ADD and I do take over more than I might normally would.
 
I've taken over paying the bills, organize the family schedule, and, most of all, I emind him of things. I get accussed of...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-31-2013, 06:55 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,510
Posted By DariusMom
We gave DS a phone this year when he was 10....

We gave DS a phone this year when he was 10. It's a cheapy basic one that has around $10 on it. It helps us let DS be free-range. Free range is and always has been our ideal But as DS goes to a...
Forum: Parents as Partners   05-16-2013, 03:55 AM
Replies: 748
Views: 24,245
Posted By DariusMom
Hurrah! So proud of you! Keep your eyes on the...

Hurrah! So proud of you! Keep your eyes on the prize and keep building yourself up.
 
Forum: Learning at School   05-14-2013, 06:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 913
Posted By DariusMom
I can sympathize. I live in the Netherlands and...

I can sympathize. I live in the Netherlands and I think the mentality/culture as quite similar to Denmark. The only difference, I think, is that there isn't the public/private divide in NL (even...
Forum: Learning at School   11-23-2012, 12:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 766
Posted By DariusMom
I think it was probably cathartic to write this...

I think it was probably cathartic to write this email. I imagine it might help you focus you thoughts and get to the core of what your issues are and what you want to say to the teacher. However, I...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-19-2012, 10:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 339
Posted By DariusMom
Sorry but it's just very very hard to understand...

Sorry but it's just very very hard to understand your writing. Is English your native language? Are you running your text through an online translator? *NOT* being snide! I just would like to...
Forum: Waldorf   11-05-2012, 12:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,317
Posted By DariusMom
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by ema-adama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1367340/adult-children-of-anthroposophists#post_17161775)


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Forum: Waldorf   10-23-2012, 12:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 663
Posted By DariusMom
We're Jewish and my DS started Waldorf midway...

We're Jewish and my DS started Waldorf midway through 2nd grade. 3rd grade was actually great because the whole first have of the year was centered on Hebrew scriptures and I was invited in...
Forum: Parents as Partners   10-12-2012, 08:19 AM
Replies: 748
Views: 24,245
Posted By DariusMom
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Subhuti http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting   10-11-2012, 12:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 677
Posted By DariusMom
My son has incredibly flat feet. His left foot...

My son has incredibly flat feet. His left foot is especially flat. His feet have caused him problems in a few ways. The extreme flatness exacerbates the problems caused by his hypermobility and his...
Forum: Waldorf   09-03-2012, 12:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,050
Posted By DariusMom
My DS just started fourth grade and the level of...

My DS just started fourth grade and the level of math instruction is actually ahead of language instruction. Now . . . that can also depend *a lot* on the teacher, as well as the dynamics of the...
Forum: Parents as Partners   08-08-2012, 02:58 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 637
Posted By DariusMom
My DH is a terrible gift giver and it does hurt...

My DH is a terrible gift giver and it does hurt my feelings. But he comes by it honestly. His family are all awful gift givers too. The worst was when I said I wanted an iPod. I actually didn't...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   08-06-2012, 05:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 334
Posted By DariusMom
I'm a humanities PhD (history) and defended 3...

I'm a humanities PhD (history) and defended 3 years ago. Don't go into the humanities with any expectation of getting community college/university level teaching jobs . . . ever!
 
Hate to be a...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   08-06-2012, 01:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,308
Posted By DariusMom
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by greenmamato2 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting   08-06-2012, 01:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,385
Posted By DariusMom
I voted "timing was wrong" which, I suppose,...

I voted "timing was wrong" which, I suppose, encompasses all sorts of factors.
 
DS was unplanned and I had always been on the fence about whether I wanted children at all. I never felt the need...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   08-03-2012, 01:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,308
Posted By DariusMom
First of all, let me reiterate what everyone...

First of all, let me reiterate what everyone else has said: What's most important is that whatever you're doing is working for your family! There are always tradeoffs in life and things can change...
Forum: Parents as Partners   07-06-2012, 02:02 AM
Replies: 748
Views: 24,245
Posted By DariusMom
I've been swamped at work so haven't been...

I've been swamped at work so haven't been posting much, but I have been reading this whole thread and wanted to tell you how proud I am of  you and how courageous I think you are.
 
I know this...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-04-2012, 12:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By DariusMom
Leave it alone. We all have accidents from time...

Leave it alone. We all have accidents from time to time and the kid was probably mortified and didn't know what to do. If it's an ungoing problem, the parents will realize anyway. If it were just a...
Forum: Learning at School   07-02-2012, 12:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 828
Posted By DariusMom
I'm ethnically/culturally Jewish and DH is an...

I'm ethnically/culturally Jewish and DH is an atheist (from a Catholic family). Our DS went to a Catholic pre-K through the middle of 2nd grade. We felt completely comfortable. They got bible...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-28-2012, 03:54 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 59,584
Posted By DariusMom
Glad I stumbled across this thread. My 9.5 year...

Glad I stumbled across this thread. My 9.5 year old is becoming addicted. We've never really needed to impose screen time limits because he more or less self-regulated. However, even he admits that...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-21-2012, 01:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 811
Posted By DariusMom
 I think nine *is*  a hard age for lots of kids....

 I think nine *is*  a hard age for lots of kids. It can be a turning point, in which children really begin to be obsessed with  right and wrong, and can, therefore, be very "black and white" with...
Forum: Parents as Partners   05-30-2012, 06:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 581
Posted By DariusMom
What a timely thread. My DH is ADD and...

What a timely thread. My DH is ADD and self-medicates with pot. It's a huge issue in our relationship. In fact, we had a blow out (no pun intended) about it last week. He'd told me he'd stopped . ....
Forum: Learning at School   05-23-2012, 06:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,103
Posted By DariusMom
I don't think many parents are going to ever be...

I don't think many parents are going to ever be completely and totally happy with every aspect of *any* school. That's just not the way things work. And even if a school is great (organized, great...
Forum: Parents as Partners   05-23-2012, 06:03 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,996
Posted By DariusMom
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by pickle18 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parents as Partners   05-20-2012, 02:38 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,996
Posted By DariusMom
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Quote:Originally Posted by lilgreen http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
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