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Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-16-2007, 01:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 876
Posted By Dechen
There are two issues. The first is how you...

There are two issues.

The first is how you dealt with the request and the tv.

The second is your response once she hit you.

I think roaring is an acceptable response, and so is apologizing...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-18-2007, 09:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 537
Posted By Dechen
Quote: Originally Posted by karlin...

Quote:
Originally Posted by karlin http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/8668786)
TV is unregulated in our house (time that is,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-10-2007, 01:05 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,244
Posted By Dechen
Quote: Originally Posted by mothragirl...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mothragirl http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/8594709)
i think she needs her own room so that she...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-09-2007, 03:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 794
Posted By Dechen
Quote: Originally Posted by PumpkinSeeds...

Quote:
Originally Posted by PumpkinSeeds http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/8589746)
Some one around here once said,

a 2yo...
Forum: Pets   07-09-2007, 12:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 241
Posted By Dechen
I have the regular donut. This one:...

I have the regular donut. This one: http://www.catsanddogspa.com/images/paisleycedardb.jpg

Here you can see prices (!) and different colors. http://www.catsanddogspa.com/bowserdogbeds.html
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-09-2007, 01:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 948
Posted By Dechen
If only it were so simple as telling kids...

If only it were so simple as telling kids "Violence is unacceptable in our house." http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/ROTFLMAO.gif I'm sorry to laugh, but it IS funny. You can say...
Forum: Pets   07-09-2007, 01:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 241
Posted By Dechen
My favorite beds are the ones made by Bowsers....

My favorite beds are the ones made by Bowsers. They are expensive, but wash up beautifully and will last forever. They are also purty to look at, but it is the washability and durability that rock...
Forum: Parenting   06-11-2007, 02:04 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,378
Posted By Dechen
I have different standards for relatively...

I have different standards for relatively "private" outside space and public outside space. My dd is 3.5 and tall (looks 4 or 5) and I don't care if she's naked in our backyard or on the patio play...
Forum: Pets   06-09-2007, 05:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 316
Posted By Dechen
What about a catio? (A patio for cats.) I was...

What about a catio? (A patio for cats.) I was able to put dog run fencing next to my house, and put a cat door in a window. My cats would much rather be roaming the great outdoors, but they love to...
Forum: Parenting   06-09-2007, 02:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 631
Posted By Dechen
Quote: Originally Posted by mimie...

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Originally Posted by mimie http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/8341302)
I think for a lot of parents it's a way to turn...
Forum: Parenting   06-08-2007, 03:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 631
Posted By Dechen
I do that sort of "don't" all the time, but my...

I do that sort of "don't" all the time, but my dd *loves* it. Nothing brings a smile to her face faster than the chance to do what I'm telling her not to do....
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-08-2007, 02:41 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,358
Posted By Dechen
Quote: Originally Posted by dubfam...

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Originally Posted by dubfam http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/8332232)
I agree with this too!

I guess you could...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-07-2007, 12:15 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,358
Posted By Dechen
In general, I do not insist on sharing. There...

In general, I do not insist on sharing. There are specific exceptions. For example, if we are having a friend over dd is welcome *before* company arrives to identify toys that are very special to...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-06-2007, 08:59 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,027
Posted By Dechen
There are no promises in parenting. Out of...

There are no promises in parenting. Out of control kids are sometimes out of control for reasons that beyond the a parent's control. I'm not arguing that technique and philosophy don't matter,...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-30-2007, 06:32 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,275
Posted By Dechen
I have friends who spank. They are friends we...

I have friends who spank. They are friends we had before we had children, and they have qualities that I admire and enjoy.

When making new friends, I tend to look for people who parent in a...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-26-2007, 04:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 833
Posted By Dechen
Quote: Originally Posted by mikes_becky...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mikes_becky http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/8203063)
That does sound frustrating. A lot of...
Forum: Pets   05-15-2007, 03:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 591
Posted By Dechen
Wow. I can't believe a vet's office would NOT be...

Wow. I can't believe a vet's office would NOT be responsible for the costs associated with a life threatening mistake. Whether or not there was negligence, the surgery was their responsibility and...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-03-2007, 10:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 578
Posted By Dechen
Alcohol. Not kidding! No, I'm not a drunk....

Alcohol. Not kidding!

No, I'm not a drunk. But on a day like one you describe? When I'm taxed to the max, and my kid needs a mommy who won't run screaming for the street? I have a drink. Just...
Forum: Pets   04-29-2007, 04:20 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,273
Posted By Dechen
Congratulations! He's precious....

Congratulations! He's precious. http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/carrot.gif
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-20-2007, 09:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 707
Posted By Dechen
My dd has been done with naps since she was 2.5....

My dd has been done with naps since she was 2.5. She's not a big sleeper, and never has been. Even at 2.5, if she had a 30 minute nap she'd then be up until midnight.

I am sooooooooo glad those...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-08-2007, 06:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,179
Posted By Dechen
Dd gets to decide on all of those things, and...

Dd gets to decide on all of those things, and pretty much always has.

She likes to bathe, but if she skips a day it is not a big deal. She understands that her privates can get itchy and rashy if...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-08-2007, 06:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,217
Posted By Dechen
Big round of hugs for everyone....

Big round of hugs for everyone. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/grouphug.gif

I love The Explosive Child book - it articulated a philosophy I had no words for, and helps bring...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-05-2007, 01:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By Dechen
Quote: Originally Posted by Wabi Sabi...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wabi Sabi http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/7741386)
I use this line on him frequently and it...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-04-2007, 11:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,446
Posted By Dechen
There is no way in Hades my dd could have...

There is no way in Hades my dd could have handled a group daycare situation at 2.5. She would have been kicked out for sure. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nod.gif

At 3, her...
Forum: Pets   04-04-2007, 01:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,189
Posted By Dechen
Quote: Originally Posted by sagewinna...

Quote:
Originally Posted by sagewinna http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/7739180)
I am going to leave them inside when we...
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