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Forum: Parenting   Yesterday, 01:37 PM
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Posted By PacificMar
John, when you tried therapy, did that include...

John, when you tried therapy, did that include couples or family therapy? It sounds like a big contributor to your suffering is the way your spouse and/or family and friends respond to you with more...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-21-2016, 01:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,285
Posted By PacificMar
I'm so thankful this forum exists, not just for...

I'm so thankful this forum exists, not just for my daughter (a preschooler with signs of giftedness), but also for me to look back and understand my own childhood and teenage years.

The most...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-21-2016, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,806
Posted By PacificMar
My daughter sounds like your son: she shows signs...

My daughter sounds like your son: she shows signs of being both gifted and sensitive. Because she's a highly verbal child, she can often tell my spouse and me what's bothering her, but if it's really...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-21-2016, 12:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 743
Posted By PacificMar
Steinn, I'm all for supporting children to...

Steinn, I'm all for supporting children to develop a healthy body image and healthy attitudes toward sexuality. You're right that there's a puritanical strain in North American society that can make...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-21-2016, 12:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,114
Posted By PacificMar
Like CWW's little one, my daughter is generally...

Like CWW's little one, my daughter is generally agreeable and wants to do what my spouse and I would like her to do, but she is also a master dawdler. She drags her feet the most at the end of the...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   07-21-2016, 11:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 949
Posted By PacificMar
Thank you for so courageously and compassionately...

Thank you for so courageously and compassionately sharing your story. :Hug

Almost four years ago,after seven first-trimester losses in five years, my spouse and I finally welcomed our daughter...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-03-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,231
Posted By PacificMar
It must be both exhilarating and challenging to...

It must be both exhilarating and challenging to try keeping up with this remarkable youngster. :smile:

I attended Montessori school from age six to eleven, and I agree with the other posters (and...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-03-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 848
Posted By PacificMar
She sounds like a delightful child! May you...

She sounds like a delightful child! May you continue to enjoy her. :smile:

I have a two-year-old who also shows signs of potential giftedness. You're right that it's hard to tell definitively...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-03-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 715
Posted By PacificMar
I'm excited that my bright, alert, emotionally...

I'm excited that my bright, alert, emotionally intense two-year-old is learning how to describe her feelings rather than acting out. Recognizing and communicating her feelings is making things easier...
Forum: Multicultural Families   07-10-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,818
Posted By PacificMar
I agree with Tracyamber--we put sunscreen on our...

I agree with Tracyamber--we put sunscreen on our toddler whenever she's in direct sunlight, such as in the park or garden, on the beach, or when going on a sunny hike. We use an ecologically...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-27-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 939
Posted By PacificMar
It makes me so sad that these life-limiting...

It makes me so sad that these life-limiting stereotypes haven't gone the way of the dinosaurs (which, other than the propensity of some species for eating early mammals, would be more fun to have...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-27-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,792
Posted By PacificMar
"Here, this peach tastes better than that...

"Here, this peach tastes better than that license plate."
"The cat doesn't want you to pick his nose." 
Forum: Multicultural Families   02-20-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 58,683
Posted By PacificMar
Here's our daughter Luthien (on the right)...

Here's our daughter Luthien (on the right) playing with her friend Jade. http://www.mothering.com/community/content/type/61/id/324963/width/500/height/700/flags/LL...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-19-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 24,686
Posted By PacificMar
I'm with you, Darwinphish--our daughter is 14.5...

I'm with you, Darwinphish--our daughter is 14.5 months old and we call her the Klingon (depending on whether she's got a death grip on the right or left leg of my trousers, she's on the starboard or...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-19-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 283
Posted By PacificMar
My little girl is an "air plant" who prefers...

My little girl is an "air plant" who prefers grazing over having meals, although she will chow down on things she adores, such as guacamole. She likes to carry pieces of fruit or vegetables around...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-19-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 731
Posted By PacificMar
Our 14.5 month-old is also a frequent nurser....

Our 14.5 month-old is also a frequent nurser. Some of it is for nourishment, as she's still an "air plant" in terms of eating solid foods, grazing more than eating a meal (she likes to carry around...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-19-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,212
Posted By PacificMar
It drives me crazy that clothing companies...

It drives me crazy that clothing companies assume every little girl wants to be a princess, even if she's too young to get the concept! I was born in 1970, during the heyday of the gender-free...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-06-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By PacificMar
Our 13-month-old is also fascinated with cat...

Our 13-month-old is also fascinated with cat litter. We use a wheat litter, so it's harmless if she eats it (she does not appear to be gluten-sensitive), as long as it's not, um, used. We clean the...
Forum: Spirituality   12-23-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 507
Posted By PacificMar
I'm sure this is too late, but if not, I think...

I'm sure this is too late, but if not, I think this is both a beautiful explanation of traditions around becoming Bat Mitzvah and an inclusive list of etiquette pointers. Having worked with young...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   10-04-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,180
Posted By PacificMar
Like the other posters, I have both fond and...

Like the other posters, I have both fond and exhausted memories of our daughter's nursing constantly during her first weeks of life. (She is now an active 10-month-old who still loves to nurse.) She...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-02-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,455
Posted By PacificMar
Are there any 40-and-over mothers of little ones...

Are there any 40-and-over mothers of little ones out there? I'm 42 and have a delightful ten-month-old, Luthien, who's currently commando-crawling all over. We also have an older daughter, Kathryn,...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-15-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,888
Posted By PacificMar
I just bought these books from La Leche League: ...

I just bought these books from La Leche League:

You, Me and the Breast: This is a sweet story about the breastfeeding relationship, with fun paintings. I never managed to do all of the things...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-14-2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,359
Posted By PacificMar
I was born in 1970, and my parents were...

I was born in 1970, and my parents were iconoclasts in many ways: Mom had an unmedicated childbirth for both my brother and me, and she breastfed each of us for about two years. Because my brother...
Forum: Parenting   07-31-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 9,646
Posted By PacificMar
Oh, I should explain...the toilet-training book...

Oh, I should explain...the toilet-training book made all these sounds when you press a button with an image of the object, such as the toilet. Argh!
Forum: Parenting   07-31-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 9,646
Posted By PacificMar
Our daughter is at the board-book age (eight...

Our daughter is at the board-book age (eight months)--she's fascinated by books, since my husband, our older daughter, and I read constantly, but only board books can survive her oral exploration...
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