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Forum: Single Parenting   10-23-2016, 11:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 934
Posted By shantimama
Used to be a frequent thing on the teens, single...

Used to be a frequent thing on the teens, single parenting, breastfeeding, etc boards - I always check the post count when someone is asking questions like this. It is very different when an...
Forum: Single Parenting   10-23-2016, 08:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 934
Posted By shantimama
I was a moderator on this site for many years....

I was a moderator on this site for many years. Any time someone makes a first post on a website with lots of talk about breastfeeding, parenting teens, etc and it asks about sex in any way, my red...
Forum: Single Parenting   10-22-2016, 06:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 934
Posted By shantimama
I am wary of a brand new poster who comes in and...

I am wary of a brand new poster who comes in and asks a question like this and then never returns. Genuine members of this community rarely open up by asking a question about teens, their moms and...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-26-2016, 07:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,127
Posted By shantimama
Excellent response!

Excellent response!
Forum: Single Parenting   09-26-2016, 07:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,127
Posted By shantimama
Did he quit his job or was he fired? Child...

Did he quit his job or was he fired? Child support laws are pretty clear that a parent cannot voluntarily choose to earn a lower income and expect to have their support obligation reduced. The court...
Forum: Site Help   11-06-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,070
Posted By shantimama
Thank you! :love

Thank you!

:love
Forum: Site Help   11-01-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,070
Posted By shantimama
Thank you. Even if they would re-open it for a...

Thank you. Even if they would re-open it for a month for those who want access to have it, that would be great.
Forum: Site Help   10-14-2015, 05:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,070
Posted By shantimama
Thank you. It wasn't that long before my initial...

Thank you. It wasn't that long before my initial post that I had been in SA. Thank you for keeping us updated.
Forum: Site Help   09-30-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,070
Posted By shantimama
Thank you for bringing it up for discussion. I...

Thank you for bringing it up for discussion. I moderated this forum for many years. I respect the decision to close the forum due to inactivity, I would just like for those of us who are still active...
Forum: Site Help   09-30-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,070
Posted By shantimama
I think posting a notice in the forum informing...

I think posting a notice in the forum informing any members who still use it that it would be closed in 30 days if activity did not resume would have been appropriate.

For most of this forum's...
Forum: Site Help   09-28-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,070
Posted By shantimama
SA forum?

Has this forum been deleted from MDC? I realize that the activity level has dropped off but I was in there recently reading and saw no notice of warning that the forum was being removed. It used to...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-28-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,261
Posted By shantimama
Why do the grandparents have court ordered...

Why do the grandparents have court ordered visitation?
Forum: Single Parenting   08-12-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 799
Posted By shantimama
Hi Ivygirl, I am glad you found this community. ...

Hi Ivygirl, I am glad you found this community.

It might help sometimes to remember that defiance is often an expression of anxiety in children. I had a hard time getting my head around that with...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-27-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 829
Posted By shantimama
What were the recommendations of CPS after their...

What were the recommendations of CPS after their investigation?
Forum: Site Help   05-06-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 915
Posted By shantimama
"The purpose of this private forum is to enable...

"The purpose of this private forum is to enable MDC's Single Parents to maintain a private space to discuss topics that are important and of interest to its participants. The forum is entirely...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-27-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 780
Posted By shantimama
Do you hold the kids' passports? He won't be able...

Do you hold the kids' passports? He won't be able to take them out of the country without them.

If he is wanting to spend an entire week with them, surely he will have to speak with you at some...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-26-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 901
Posted By shantimama
Professionals can receive information without...

Professionals can receive information without responding or talking about the confidential relationship in question.

Alerting a teacher to the fact that there is trouble at home is highly...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-17-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,054
Posted By shantimama
If you can't work in the US, then you can't stay....

If you can't work in the US, then you can't stay. It can be hard enough for people who are happily married to American citizens to get the right to work in the US sorted out - I can't see any way...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-14-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,054
Posted By shantimama
Why can't you work in the US? Is it because of...

Why can't you work in the US? Is it because of your immigration status? Because if so, that seems like a legitimate reason to be able to return to your home country! If it is an immigration issue,...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-10-2015, 05:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,362
Posted By shantimama
Sure sounds like it.

Sure sounds like it.
Forum: Single Parenting   03-08-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,362
Posted By shantimama
To be safe, I would still do whatever possible to...

To be safe, I would still do whatever possible to make a formal note on his file so that no harm can come to your son down the road.
Forum: Single Parenting   02-26-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 429
Posted By shantimama
meepycat and katelove said it perfectly....

meepycat and katelove said it perfectly. Behaviour isn't a sign of character in children, it is a sign of their developmental stage and how they are feeling. Toddlers and four year olds are very...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-01-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 876
Posted By shantimama
Please listen to the wisdom here. He chose to...

Please listen to the wisdom here. He chose to move back to India and to relinquish custody of his child and pays no child support at all. You owe him absolutely nothing. If he wants a relationship...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-28-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,316
Posted By shantimama
Can you reframe how you view child support? ...

Can you reframe how you view child support?

Receiving child support does NOT make you indebted to your child's father. Child support is not a loan, it is not charity, it is not a form of social...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-19-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,122
Posted By shantimama
You can hold on to your goal of becoming a...

You can hold on to your goal of becoming a midwife but unless you see some way of making the relationship work for the next several years while you complete your certification, you might have to put...
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