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Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-24-2010, 08:23 PM
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Posted By buttercup784ever
Quote: Originally Posted by APToddlerMama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by APToddlerMama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15770017)
We use melatonin for our two year old...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-24-2010, 08:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,146
Posted By buttercup784ever
How is it disingenuous? Melatonin has been...

How is it disingenuous? Melatonin has been widely used for years, and I haven't read anything about negative side effects, but if you have I'd like to see that.

It's not natural to supplement...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-24-2010, 04:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 853
Posted By buttercup784ever
http://www.tsa-usa.org/ZNewDiag01/content.html ...

http://www.tsa-usa.org/ZNewDiag01/content.html

This is a LOOONG video, like 3 hrs, but somewhere in there he explains the difference between a stim, a tic, and a compulsion. The classic stim is...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-24-2010, 04:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 288
Posted By buttercup784ever
Does he do anything else? Roll his eyes? Make...

Does he do anything else? Roll his eyes? Make any sort of noise?

If not I would say that this is probably not a tic, but a compulsive movement. There was a video on a website on Tourette's...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-24-2010, 01:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,146
Posted By buttercup784ever
Are we going to squabble over the word...

Are we going to squabble over the word 'natural'? The body makes it, and it is used by the body to regulate sleep and the circadian rhythm. It's not like anyone's using it for anything other than...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-23-2010, 04:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,383
Posted By buttercup784ever
Quote: Originally Posted by NellieKatz...

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Originally Posted by NellieKatz http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15764517)
I totally understand this. It has happened...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-23-2010, 01:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,012
Posted By buttercup784ever
Quote: Originally Posted by mamadelbosque...

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Originally Posted by mamadelbosque http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15746562)
daisymommy I agree, 100%. Heck even...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-23-2010, 01:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,391
Posted By buttercup784ever
My daughter was 10 and my son was 6 when I...

My daughter was 10 and my son was 6 when I started leaving them to walk around the block. I always brought my cell phone, and each trip around was maybe 10 minutes.

They are now 12 and 8, and I...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-22-2010, 11:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 983
Posted By buttercup784ever
I agree, but I think prioritizing what is...

I agree, but I think prioritizing what is important to you and what is important to your dh and then distributing the 'chores' that way is more effective IMO then trying to force him to do something...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-22-2010, 09:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,383
Posted By buttercup784ever
Well I assume that going out is something her DS...

Well I assume that going out is something her DS enjoys doing since he's the one who wanted to go with her. He likes going to the store with mom, then I think he should learn that if he makes it...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-22-2010, 06:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,146
Posted By buttercup784ever
Why would you only use the melatonin...

Why would you only use the melatonin occassionally? If it seems to help her there's no reason why you shouldn't use it. It's a safe, natural way to help her body sleep.

I attended a sleep...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-22-2010, 06:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,383
Posted By buttercup784ever
NellieKatz, I actually agree that there is some...

NellieKatz, I actually agree that there is some need not being met with this boy. I was just pointing out what the OP maybe doesn't see. That her son's behavior is literally holding her hostage, and...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-22-2010, 04:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,383
Posted By buttercup784ever
I got through it, and it seemed like your ds...

I got through it, and it seemed like your ds started a sort of game with you at the beginning of your shopping trip. I would have turned around and taken him home as soon as we got to the parking...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-22-2010, 03:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,069
Posted By buttercup784ever
Yeah, I don't think it's his responsibility to...

Yeah, I don't think it's his responsibility to police the hitting situation simply because he's older. An 8 year old that hits has just as much of a responsibility, I think. If your 8 yr old is...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-22-2010, 03:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 983
Posted By buttercup784ever
The length of the bedtime routine is not the...

The length of the bedtime routine is not the problem. In fact, the longer it is the less likely you are to do it consistently. Doing it the same every night is the key.

It sounds like your DH is...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-22-2010, 12:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 983
Posted By buttercup784ever
Quote: Originally Posted by cody'smomma...

Quote:
Originally Posted by cody'smomma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15760133)
As someone who also has ADD, I can...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-22-2010, 12:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 983
Posted By buttercup784ever
I wouldn't consider play as part of the routine....

I wouldn't consider play as part of the routine. I think you need to start with something that just screams 'it's bedtime now!' Everything you do from that point on should be about getting ready for...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-21-2010, 09:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,224
Posted By buttercup784ever
I didn't find that the op was being judgemental....

I didn't find that the op was being judgemental. Sometimes I wonder if I should have my kids in more activities, and I feel guilty when I hear that some people are doing 3 and 4 activities with...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-21-2010, 05:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 983
Posted By buttercup784ever
Quote: Originally Posted by Carita...

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Originally Posted by Carita http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15758864)
We have the poster in the entrance to the...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-20-2010, 11:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 983
Posted By buttercup784ever
I'm confused about what you mean about not...

I'm confused about what you mean about not remembering. Do you have a short term memory disorder or do you mean that the time comes and goes to begin the routine, it's time for bed, and you don't...
Forum: Parenting   08-20-2010, 07:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,238
Posted By buttercup784ever
I had a similar situation a couple years ago...

I had a similar situation a couple years ago with a fellow soccer mom. My daughter and another girl on the team were both being tested for dyslexia through the school system, and we would often talk...
Forum: Parenting   08-20-2010, 06:30 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,422
Posted By buttercup784ever
OP, as an atheist I don't agree with your...

OP, as an atheist I don't agree with your stance, but you can run your household however you see fit. I would not send that letter only because I think you may get more out of a face to face talk...
Forum: Parenting   08-20-2010, 05:36 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,976
Posted By buttercup784ever
Quote: Originally Posted by VisionaryMom...

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Originally Posted by VisionaryMom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15754467)
Or they don't buy into paranoia...
Forum: Parenting   08-19-2010, 08:29 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,976
Posted By buttercup784ever
Like I said, I was a smoker, and I can honestly...

Like I said, I was a smoker, and I can honestly say that I never accidently lit and smoked a cigarette. I don't care if their kids playing outside triggers them to 'want' a cigarette, but I refuse...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-19-2010, 08:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 391
Posted By buttercup784ever
I agree with the pp. Most 5 year olds can't...

I agree with the pp. Most 5 year olds can't 'buzz' their lips like you need to with brass instruments. It takes awhile to even get enough power to make a sound. It can be frustrating for an adult,...
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