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Forum: Stay at Home Parents   Yesterday, 12:26 PM
Replies: 92
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Posted By contactmaya
I dont mean that families voluntarily seek them...

I dont mean that families voluntarily seek them out, but that when outsiders call cps, they have a valid objective reason, that pertains to an objective law, or a suspicion that a law is being...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-28-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,949
Posted By contactmaya
These are really good points. Is it so difficult...

These are really good points. Is it so difficult to build interventions based on breaking laws? I havent thought about it deeply, and im sure others have. But how difficult is it to investigate abuse...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-28-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,949
Posted By contactmaya
Greatly appreciated :-)

Greatly appreciated :-)
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-27-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,949
Posted By contactmaya
I probably came off as a little short with you,...

I probably came off as a little short with you, thats because i really dont want social workers near my children without my active consent. However, many social workers, yourself included i am sure,...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-27-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,949
Posted By contactmaya
Responding to the underlined, i agree that...

Responding to the underlined, i agree that calling the police is better than calling the cps. The cps in our state are obligated to open a case for at least 2 mths, innocent or guilty, as long as...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-27-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,949
Posted By contactmaya
I see your point. There is the innocent...

I see your point. There is the innocent bystander who gets pulled in so to speak. As an innocent bystander myself, i do what a poster alluded to above-i stand back and watch and make sure...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-27-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,949
Posted By contactmaya
ps. its an interesting and difficult question in...

ps. its an interesting and difficult question in general, i dont think there are real answers in the end, just individual personalities, good people and bad people. i look forward to reading others'...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-27-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,949
Posted By contactmaya
nbnb

nbnb
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-25-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,949
Posted By contactmaya
I think its more likely that the OP has younger...

I think its more likely that the OP has younger children, so hasnt had to consider how children change as they get older.

I hadnt read the whole thread and see that an interesting discussion...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-25-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,949
Posted By contactmaya
Completely normal. The parents know their kids...

Completely normal. The parents know their kids best, and can make the decision themselves. Nosy neighbors arent really helpful. I instruct my 6yo and 9yo to never answer the door, because i dont...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   09-24-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 736
Views: 248,866
Posted By contactmaya
I stand corrected. Instead of saying ' " Its...

I stand corrected. Instead of saying ' " Its either intact, or cut off,", I should have said "its either intact, cut, or cut off..."

I think we agree, that anyway you cut it, its a violation ...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-22-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 160
Posted By contactmaya
misread OP, so my post is redundant, since it...

misread OP, so my post is redundant, since it talks about my experience as a breastfeeding woman.....:-)
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   09-22-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 736
Views: 248,866
Posted By contactmaya
So what. Both options are a violation of...

So what.
Both options are a violation of bodily integrity on a defenseless infant. It really doesnt matter how many different kinds of penis cutting there are, none of them should be allowed...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   09-22-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 984
Posted By contactmaya
Everyone is entitled to an opinion, even you and...

Everyone is entitled to an opinion, even you and i who are total strangers. I dont think the OP is obligated to listen to it. I think she will listen because she is being nice. Its ok to be nice, and...
Forum: Parenting   09-20-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 626
Posted By contactmaya
I love this advice :-)

I love this advice :-)
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-20-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,245
Posted By contactmaya
I think what contitutes a successful day reflects...

I think what contitutes a successful day reflects the age of your children. With toddlers and babies, you might be driven up the wall if you needed a tidy environment. With older children, i find...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   09-20-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 984
Posted By contactmaya
Your spouse, the father of your children, is the...

Your spouse, the father of your children, is the parent like you are.So of course you listen to his opinion. Someone who isnt entitled to an opinion, should ask you politely if they want to give...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   09-19-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 984
Posted By contactmaya
Well, we can sit around all day and debate the...

Well, we can sit around all day and debate the merits of someones else's parenting-should they have a stroller if out all day and child gets tired, should they encourage them to go on a ride even...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   09-16-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 984
Posted By contactmaya
Its not his job to be the parent just because he...

Its not his job to be the parent just because he is your boyfriend. I agree, i would have dumped him halfway through his first sentence. But you probably love him for other reasons.

Just tell...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-15-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 18,021
Posted By contactmaya
The hired babysitter happened to my 6yo. I...

The hired babysitter happened to my 6yo.
I guess there are degrees of 'leaving minors unattended'. Whether all night, or for several hours in the early morning/late evening, (it was one of those...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-13-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 18,021
Posted By contactmaya
Sounds good, but most likely the other parents...

Sounds good, but most likely the other parents know who you are and where you live. Most likely they have an idea where their child is after school. You seem to know where yours is.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-13-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 18,021
Posted By contactmaya
Of course, doing some quick local errand is one...

Of course, doing some quick local errand is one thing, planning a night long absence with someone's else child in your home is another. At least let the other parent know how you do things so they...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-11-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 18,021
Posted By contactmaya
I find it pretty appalling that other people let ...

I find it pretty appalling that other people let other people's kids be unattended without the parents consent or knowledge....appallling and bizarre. Do they feel that their daughters need for a...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-10-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,981
Posted By contactmaya
Actually, i enrolled both boys in art because i...

Actually, i enrolled both boys in art because i felt it would be relaxing and enriching for them. Last night, my ds1 said that doing art at the end of the day was the best part of his day. He was...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-09-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,981
Posted By contactmaya
This is so great. I love that you work school...

This is so great. I love that you work school around her activities rather than vice versa. That would ghave the be one of the main benefits of homeschooling.
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