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Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-09-2012, 04:16 PM
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Posted By Encinalien
I need to pull out my sewing machine too,...

I need to pull out my sewing machine too, Cynthia. I'm trying to make a doggie themed pillow pal as a gift for my son and I'm cutting it kind of close if I want to be done in time for the holidays....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-06-2012, 08:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,537
Posted By Encinalien
And yes I voted for yours not mine. I'll have to...

And yes I voted for yours not mine. I'll have to think of something I can trade you for two of those for Espy, but later, after the holliday chaos is over.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-06-2012, 08:53 AM
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Views: 5,537
Posted By Encinalien
http://www.mothering.com/community/content/type/6...

http://www.mothering.com/community/content/type/61/id/275716/width/200/height/400/flags/LL (http://www.mothering.com/community/content/type/61/id/275716/)

Here's the gift I made this year. I...
Forum: Resolved Issues   11-02-2012, 10:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 763
Posted By Encinalien
It looks very thoughtfully organized.

It looks very thoughtfully organized.
Forum: Gardening   07-27-2011, 11:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,265
Posted By Encinalien
I was slicing an apple when I noticed the seeds...

I was slicing an apple when I noticed the seeds had roots. I salvaged two of them intact and, not sure what to do, planted them in my spider plant pot. One of them sprouted and now has two little...
Forum: Learning at School   04-16-2010, 04:00 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,835
Posted By Encinalien
Hello toddlers people. My 2.5 year old drew this...

Hello toddlers people. My 2.5 year old drew this with a paintbrush:
http://i945.photobucket.com/albums/a...y/2d0919be.jpg (http://i945.photobucket.com/albums/ad296/Hablame_today/2d0919be.jpg)
I...
Forum: Learning at School   04-16-2010, 03:52 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,835
Posted By Encinalien
From what I read in another place online...

From what I read in another place online "hothousing" is using bribery and punishment to push your kid to get ahead. Teaching interested children while they're interested without bribery and reward...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-16-2010, 01:42 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,012
Posted By Encinalien
are you telling me to get with the program and...

are you telling me to get with the program and chose one rather than just winging it.

So many mainstream mothers do it, I'm told. Is armchair preschooling on the way to send him to mainstream...
Forum: September 2010   04-16-2010, 12:45 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,252
Posted By Encinalien
Thank you, Gracias, Thank you. Louis I'm...

Thank you, Gracias, Thank you.

Louis I'm voting get the tickets. If my first pregnancy was normal you get energized a week or two before your labor. And you're definately going to enjoy it. And...
Forum: Learning at School   04-16-2010, 12:23 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,835
Posted By Encinalien
TJEJ I obviously googled meyers Briggs type j...

TJEJ I obviously googled meyers Briggs type j just now. Using the pathways link. I would agree. Judging is what I'm trying to instill. All the connections the gifted mind makes without much thought...
Forum: Learning at School   04-16-2010, 12:06 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,835
Posted By Encinalien
That's what I was getting ready to ask. Who did...

That's what I was getting ready to ask. Who did she have the bad relationship with?
Forum: Learning at School   04-16-2010, 11:25 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,835
Posted By Encinalien
I'm saying I think it's impossible to destroy in...

I'm saying I think it's impossible to destroy in the gifted. It's part of everybody, not just the gifted. But the gifted are so self-centered that it keeps growing indefinately. I think the more...
Forum: Learning at School   04-16-2010, 11:13 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,835
Posted By Encinalien
Well Lorax he's already past the letter stage...

Well Lorax he's already past the letter stage and I used hooked on phonics because I got the whole set pre-k through second grade on clearance from jc pennies for $11 each. WTG mamma. Those things...
Forum: Learning at School   04-16-2010, 10:57 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,835
Posted By Encinalien
MJB, no way the neighbor pre-schooled her kids....

MJB, no way the neighbor pre-schooled her kids. *I'm definately backwards from you. *I'm teaching him, gonna keep teaching him as long as he keeps wanting to learn it. *If he complains too much...
Forum: September 2010   04-16-2010, 10:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By Encinalien
No milk yet, but my boobs are getting so big...

No milk yet, but my boobs are getting so big that ds who has been weaned for seven months has started forgetting he's weaned and his hand absently tries to pull my shirt down sometimes. In the bath...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-16-2010, 10:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 367
Posted By Encinalien
I like that "how to talk.." book. It illustrates...

I like that "how to talk.." book. It illustrates how to say what you're trying to say and sound more like it's a mom talking.
Forum: Learning at School   04-16-2010, 10:09 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,835
Posted By Encinalien
Well Lorax, I just think he's got real good...

Well Lorax, I just think he's got real good co-ordination. Dh saw him the other day accurately throwing a ball and hitting a target (dh) several times in a row while running in circles at the same...
Forum: Learning at School   04-16-2010, 09:58 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,835
Posted By Encinalien
I often try to be polite and deflect quiestions...

I often try to be polite and deflect quiestions people might not like the answers to, but I'm always eager to discuss my thoughts with anyone that really wants to hear them.
Forum: Learning at School   04-16-2010, 09:55 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,835
Posted By Encinalien
Quote: Originally Posted by moominmamma...

Quote:
Originally Posted by moominmamma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15304042)
*... discovering for themselves --...
Forum: Learning at School   04-16-2010, 09:20 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,835
Posted By Encinalien
TJEJ I think I'm aiming more for a respect for...

TJEJ I think I'm aiming more for a respect for responsibility than for authority. At the same time I'm trying to line up his internal clock with the one he's going to have to operate on. Everybody...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-16-2010, 08:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 367
Posted By Encinalien
Missed a great opportunity to apply the...

Missed a great opportunity to apply the "happiest toddler on the block" and "how to talk so your kids will listen" techniques I've been reading about yesterday.
At the mall ds was angry and...
Forum: Learning at School   04-16-2010, 08:19 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,835
Posted By Encinalien
Quote: Originally Posted by Tjej...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tjej http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15303968)
Also, as far as what you actually are doing, I'd...
Forum: Learning at School   04-15-2010, 11:49 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,835
Posted By Encinalien
Isn't discipline, isn't it easier to teach...

Isn't discipline, isn't it easier to teach somebody what you want them to do ahead of time rather than have to correct them later for doing what you don't want them to do? I'm not trying to convince...
Forum: Learning at School   04-15-2010, 11:16 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,835
Posted By Encinalien
However my opinion is no more valuable than...

However my opinion is no more valuable than anyone else's here. And it's only my kid(s) I'm raising. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif.
Forum: Learning at School   04-15-2010, 11:13 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,835
Posted By Encinalien
Because this conversation started with 3 women...

Because this conversation started with 3 women asking why I would consider talking my two and a half year old through painting this impressive picture:...
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