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Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-19-2011, 11:02 AM
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Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-19-2011, 09:49 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,979
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Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-19-2011, 09:14 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,979
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Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-18-2011, 09:52 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,979
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Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-17-2011, 01:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 222
Posted By carmel23
The attention span sounds developmentally...

The attention span sounds developmentally appropriate, honestly.  A lot of kids don't like to sit and color and play games.
 
One thing I will say, is that you are not responsible for keeping him...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-15-2011, 11:20 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,979
Posted By carmel23
I think maybe parents "trained" their toddlers...

I think maybe parents "trained" their toddlers younger, but also in some cases might have used extreme reward and even punishment, criticism and shaming.  While I don't have any hard data to prove...
Forum: Birth Stories   12-14-2011, 10:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,868
Posted By carmel23
I love the bathtub!  Perfect!  Great story.  I...

I love the bathtub!  Perfect!  Great story.  I love the pictures, too. 
Forum: Birth Stories   12-14-2011, 10:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,608
Posted By carmel23
Great story! 

Great story! 
Forum: Birth Stories   12-14-2011, 09:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 772
Posted By carmel23
I think you were wise to decline the breaking of...

I think you were wise to decline the breaking of the bags... that probably kept everything from being way too painful and freaky!
 
What a great story! 
 
Thanks for sharing and enjoy your...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-12-2011, 04:39 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,979
Posted By carmel23
Storm Bride, I totally see what you mean. ...

Storm Bride, I totally see what you mean.  You're honestly with yourself is very impressive!  I don't like the cocoa cola santa and have trouble with that, too.  I would feel like that is a...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-12-2011, 12:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 153
Posted By carmel23
We have some lightly, squish balls that DS is...

We have some lightly, squish balls that DS is allowed to throw in the house.  One is rubbery and as perfect for that age because he couldn't bite it, but if it crashed into something it wouldn't...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-11-2011, 11:29 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,979
Posted By carmel23
Annabee'smama: Sure sub atomic particles are...

Annabee'smama: Sure sub atomic particles are studied... but even a few months ago it was widely held that nothing traveled fast then the speed of light, and now we have two demonstrations of...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-10-2011, 11:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,711
Posted By carmel23
I think it starts from birth and takes a...

I think it starts from birth and takes a different perspective on sleep a together... instead of thinking that we are "putting baby to sleep" Montessorians recognize that baby is responsible for...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-10-2011, 11:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,416
Posted By carmel23
My toddler said his name at 13 months...But he...

My toddler said his name at 13 months...But he is a 4th and hears it *a lot* from his siblings, and also spoke very early in general.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-08-2011, 01:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,711
Posted By carmel23
mmm...   The Montessorian in me believes...

mmm...
 
The Montessorian in me believes that children should be allowed to nap during the day if they choose.  Its all about learning how to get themselves to sleep at night... but then this has...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-08-2011, 01:29 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,979
Posted By carmel23
We celebrate St. Nicholas' feast day on Dec...

We celebrate St. Nicholas' feast day on Dec 6--the children put their shoes out, and St. Nicholas delivers chocolates and other small goodies.  They also include their letter to the Christ Child...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-03-2011, 11:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 467
Posted By carmel23
hhhmm....   Well, we are a family of 2...

hhhmm....
 
Well, we are a family of 2 adults and 4 kids--with another one on the way.
 
We have a HE washer and dryer, which fits a lot of clothes, probably a weeks worth of clothes for 3-4...
Forum: Birth Stories   12-03-2011, 06:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,255
Posted By carmel23
I love your birth story!  Thanks for sharing,...

I love your birth story!  Thanks for sharing, mama! 
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-02-2011, 09:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 585
Posted By carmel23
If you want to trade the car in because it makes...

If you want to trade the car in because it makes you uncomfortable, see what you can get for it. Its hard to sell a car if you don't have the pink slip, so trade in is an option.
 
And there are...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-26-2011, 11:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 545
Posted By carmel23
What do they expect to do with 10 dollars worth...

What do they expect to do with 10 dollars worth of candy from each kid?!?!? 
 
Yuck! 
 
Hugs, mama.  I totally know how you feel.  My kids go to a public school and it feels like we get nickel...
Forum: Learning at School   11-25-2011, 01:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,010
Posted By carmel23
Part of Montessori is that each student is an...

Part of Montessori is that each student is an individual learner, and children are *not* compared to each other.  That is why they do individual work and are not graded, tested, etc.
 
So for the...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-16-2011, 06:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 295
Posted By carmel23
Can you make it a game to kind of take the...

Can you make it a game to kind of take the pressure off?  Like "Let's see if there is pee pee hiding?" etc?  Sounds weird, but if you can turn it so it isn't you telling him  (even when he clearly...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-16-2011, 06:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 882
Posted By carmel23
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Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-16-2011, 12:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 598
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Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-15-2011, 10:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 598
Posted By carmel23
For anyone who thinks the the LIHEAP is a...

For anyone who thinks the the LIHEAP is a "handout" is it not.  It is a subsidy.  Now companies and energy providers receive tons of subsidies. Does anyone guilt trip a business person if they...
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