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Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-23-2011, 07:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 12,081
Posted By thelocaldialect
My son also wasn't really talking at 19 months....

My son also wasn't really talking at 19 months. He had maybe one or two words until he was about 2 and then his speech really really took off. He's now almost 3.5 and he talks incessantly.
 
One...
Forum: Parenting   02-10-2011, 10:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 530
Posted By thelocaldialect
Even if the pediatrician does think it is some...

Even if the pediatrician does think it is some sort of behavior thing that doesn't mean you have to listen to him or use any sort of discipline technique he might recommend. I would take him in and...
Forum: Multicultural Families   01-15-2011, 09:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,904
Posted By thelocaldialect
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by patecake http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Multicultural Families   01-15-2011, 07:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,080
Posted By thelocaldialect
My brother and sister in law (who are also...

My brother and sister in law (who are also Chinese) do this with their children. I don't have parents in law, as my husband's parents are both dead, but I see this as a pattern in his family (and...
Forum: Multicultural Families   01-13-2011, 05:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,115
Posted By thelocaldialect
My dad is a little bit like this. I'm white but...

My dad is a little bit like this. I'm white but I live in China. My husband is Chinese and our kids are, of course, half Chinese. Since I've gotten married my dad has gotten sort of obsessed with...
Forum: Parenting   01-11-2011, 02:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,017
Posted By thelocaldialect
While some parenting "methods" Chua talks about...

While some parenting "methods" Chua talks about in her article are considered acceptable in traditional Chinese culture (shaming, criticism, name calling, harsh punishment), this woman is not a...
Forum: Natural Parenting News   01-08-2011, 08:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,440
Posted By thelocaldialect
I think the author is making some pretty wild...

I think the author is making some pretty wild assumptions in her article. I live in China, am married to a Chinese man, and teach Chinese high school students. There are just as many "losers" (as...
Forum: Parenting   12-29-2010, 07:45 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,141
Posted By thelocaldialect
I live in Beijing and Chinese people are really...

I live in Beijing and Chinese people are really obsessive about keeping their kids out of the elements. Every time I take the kids out in the winter I get comments about how cold it is and how the...
Forum: Multicultural Families   12-19-2010, 06:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,573
Posted By thelocaldialect
I'm a native English speaker and speak...

I'm a native English speaker and speak relatively fluent Mandarin. I studied it for  3 years in college and then for a semester in China, and I moved to China after I graduated and have been living...
Forum: Parenting   05-23-2010, 11:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,846
Posted By thelocaldialect
I did gymnastics until I was about 16 and it is...

I did gymnastics until I was about 16 and it is kind of a dangerous sport. When they get up to the higher levels they'll be doing very risky moves. People can get seriously injured or even die doing...
Forum: Parenting   05-22-2010, 12:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,472
Posted By thelocaldialect
Quote: Originally Posted by NiteNicole...

Quote:
Originally Posted by NiteNicole http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15422470)
When I was younger, my friend's family...
Forum: Parenting   05-04-2010, 09:28 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,336
Posted By thelocaldialect
My kids have English names and Chinese names. On...

My kids have English names and Chinese names. On the English side our son is Dylan Christopher (Christopher is after my brother and DH chose Dylan after Bob Dylan) and my daughter is Annika Miriam....
Forum: December 2009   03-27-2010, 04:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 798
Posted By thelocaldialect
I can't believe it is already time for this DDC...

I can't believe it is already time for this DDC to close. It seems like just yesterday we were all getting our BFPs.

Anyone who hasn't made it over to the new place can PM me as well for the...
Forum: December 2009   03-05-2010, 07:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,674
Posted By thelocaldialect
Annika sleeps for good stretches, but not...

Annika sleeps for good stretches, but not through the night. She'll go down for the night sometime between 8-10, and then she'll sleep until about 2-4, so she gets the majority of her sleep there....
Forum: December 2009   03-03-2010, 03:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,833
Posted By thelocaldialect
Name: Jessica and Annika DDC Baby's Age: 3...

Name: Jessica and Annika

DDC Baby's Age: 3 months 2 days.

Updates/Milestones: Annika is grabbing onto things deliberately and bringing them towards her mouth and she does it quite often. She...
Forum: December 2009   02-27-2010, 03:32 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,273
Posted By thelocaldialect
Name: Annika Age: 3 months on Monday! ...

Name: Annika
Age: 3 months on Monday!

Milestones/Updates: Annika has started grabbing at the toy bar when she's in her bouncer and trying to pull herself into a more upright postion, either that...
Forum: December 2009   02-27-2010, 03:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 700
Posted By thelocaldialect
It'll be better once Spring gets here -- it is...

It'll be better once Spring gets here -- it is just around the corner! I am sure those of you in the States are SO sick of all the snow by now!
Forum: December 2009   02-25-2010, 04:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 499
Posted By thelocaldialect
http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hu...

http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif I totally sympathize. I went back to work this week and it is hard. My work is a lot easier this time around, but I remember when my son was...
Forum: December 2009   02-22-2010, 08:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 423
Posted By thelocaldialect
Annika smiles fairly often but she doesn't laugh...

Annika smiles fairly often but she doesn't laugh at all yet. I think that it is pretty within the normal range as long as she does smile some. Maybe she's just a more serious baby!
Forum: December 2009   02-19-2010, 03:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,608
Posted By thelocaldialect
I get paranoid about SIDS too, and it isn't...

I get paranoid about SIDS too, and it isn't because there are any risk factors involved for us, but because, I think, it is something that is so out of our control and pretty much unexplained. I...
Forum: December 2009   02-17-2010, 04:43 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,161
Posted By thelocaldialect
Quote: Originally Posted by carmel23...

Quote:
Originally Posted by carmel23 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15077805)
thanks everyone for the well wishes with the...
Forum: December 2009   02-15-2010, 03:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 408
Posted By thelocaldialect
I have about a week left now and I still have...

I have about a week left now and I still have mixed feelings about returning to work.

Part of me would love to ask them to extend my leave another couple of weeks too, but we need the money at...
Forum: December 2009   02-12-2010, 03:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,078
Posted By thelocaldialect
I had a scare similar to that when DS was a...

I had a scare similar to that when DS was a baby. We had him between DH and I and DH would inadvertently pull the blankets up over DS. One night in particular I woke up with DS wedged up against me...
Forum: December 2009   02-09-2010, 04:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 288
Posted By thelocaldialect
From what I understand baby acne is caused by...

From what I understand baby acne is caused by the mom's hormones (the hormones can cause lots of sort of strange things to happen to the baby, our daughter developed little breasts when she was...
Forum: December 2009   02-07-2010, 04:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 408
Posted By thelocaldialect
For those of you that work outside the home,...

For those of you that work outside the home, when are you going back? How do you plan on handling feeding issues (that is, have you started pumping yet, introducing a bottle, etc.?), and do you feel...
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