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Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-11-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,062
Posted By twinergy
I was really mad when it happened, but now that...

I was really mad when it happened, but now that I've had time to reflect I believe she was trying to clean up her mess the best she knew how.  And yes I agree that she is old enough to clean up her...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-10-2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,062
Posted By twinergy
I ended up cleaning up the poo then smearing...

I ended up cleaning up the poo then smearing chocolate all over the bathroom for DD to clean up.  She was very helpful.  Then I went upstairs and discovered what DD and DS were up to while I was...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-10-2012, 02:22 PM
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Views: 2,062
Posted By twinergy
My DD turns 5 next week and has recently decided...

My DD turns 5 next week and has recently decided to start painting with her poop.  It has happened 4 times in less than 2 weeks and is progressively getting more extensive.  Today it is all over her...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-12-2011, 10:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 305
Posted By twinergy
My DS was a biter too with similar triggers, it...

My DS was a biter too with similar triggers, it seemed it was about a strong need to put his mouth on me.  He doesn't go to daycare, but he does have a twin sister whom he was biting.  When I wan't...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-05-2010, 02:09 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,717
Posted By twinergy
We make short (almost) daily trips to different...

We make short (almost) daily trips to different stores, that way it is just part of the routine. I time the outing to coordinate with lunch and let the kiddos eat while they are in the cart. You...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-24-2010, 12:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 770
Posted By twinergy
OP, I'm not sure how old your LO is but it...

OP, I'm not sure how old your LO is but it sounds like she is mobile. When my twins were about 9 months old I taught them to back down off the bed so they could get out safely. As for your MIL, if...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-22-2010, 08:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 432
Posted By twinergy
Thank you so much for replying, this tells me...

Thank you so much for replying, this tells me exactly what I need to get started.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-19-2010, 07:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 432
Posted By twinergy
I'm planning on making DS a weighted blanket and...

I'm planning on making DS a weighted blanket and need an idea of size and weight specifications. He just truned 3 and weighs 30 pounds. I've heard 10% of body weight plus one pound is a good weight,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-12-2010, 01:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 633
Posted By twinergy
I have heard that Daybreak Star Cultural Center...

I have heard that Daybreak Star Cultural Center is a great place to visit in Seattle. http://www.unitedindians.org/
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-11-2010, 12:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 978
Posted By twinergy
You might want to take a look at...

You might want to take a look at khanacademy.org, he has some videos there, under talks and interviews, that explain why it is important for people to learn at their own pace. Lots of other...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-10-2010, 07:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,226
Posted By twinergy
After shopping around for fabrics, I think that...

After shopping around for fabrics, I think that swing is a good price. I just got the fabric: 4 yards of cotton/lycra ponte** was $10 per yard, plus I have to by the hardware (probably another $10.)...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-06-2010, 07:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,656
Posted By twinergy
Thanks for the reply... I found these hooks at...

Thanks for the reply... I found these hooks at Ikea (http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/80041049) and am going to call them to find out how much weight they will support.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-06-2010, 12:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,656
Posted By twinergy
What type of hardware is used to anchor a swing...

What type of hardware is used to anchor a swing to a ceiling beam? TIA

ETA: I live near an Ikea and was thinking they might have something that is more affordable than something like this tire...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-27-2010, 09:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,226
Posted By twinergy
I'm planning on making a cuddle swing and would...

I'm planning on making a cuddle swing and would appreciate any advice. I found a picture of one I like here http://dreamgym.wordpress.com/2009/0...wing/milega31/...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-22-2010, 08:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 481
Posted By twinergy
I have been thinking about taking my LO's to...

I have been thinking about taking my LO's to drum circles. Here is a website with drum circles (http://www.drumcircles.net/circlelist.html) in the US (scroll down the page.)


ETA I have also...
Forum: Diapering   09-21-2010, 07:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 230
Posted By twinergy
Never mind, I called HH and asked some...

Never mind, I called HH and asked some questions... thank you very much for the rec, they seem perfect
Forum: Diapering   09-21-2010, 01:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 230
Posted By twinergy
At 45 lbs my DD is outgrowing her current...

At 45 lbs my DD is outgrowing her current diapers but isn't quite yet potty trained. I'm looking for pull up diapers that my DD can wear for overnight but she can still take on and off by herself....
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-18-2010, 02:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 375
Posted By twinergy
I had always planned on homeschooling too, but...

I had always planned on homeschooling too, but may put my kids in half day kindergarten for 1 year if they had this curriculum available in my school district. I made some calls today and talked to...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-17-2010, 06:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 375
Posted By twinergy
I thought some parents here might be interested...

I thought some parents here might be interested in the Tools of the Mind pre-K and Kindergarten curriculum which uses mature intentional dramatic play to help develop self-regulation. Has anybody...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-06-2010, 10:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,301
Posted By twinergy
Quote: Originally Posted by YayJennie...

Quote:
Originally Posted by YayJennie http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15810697)
What kind of hair gel do you use? We...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-05-2010, 01:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,301
Posted By twinergy
A liberal application of extra hold hair gel...

A liberal application of extra hold hair gel keeps DD's hair out of her face. I got a large tub of it from the beauty supply store very inexpensively. DS's hair isn't long enough yet that people...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-15-2010, 06:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 343
Posted By twinergy
I forgot... I've also read Playful Parenting and...

I forgot... I've also read Playful Parenting and most of the examples are for children 3 and older. So maybe if you can get your DH to read another book next year this would be a good one. Here is a...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-15-2010, 05:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 343
Posted By twinergy
I'm wondering your DH's reasons for agreeing to...

I'm wondering your DH's reasons for agreeing to ONLY one book. If he is not a reader, perhaps he would agree to listening to more audiobooks in addition to reading one book. I have found just about...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   07-16-2010, 12:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 654
Posted By twinergy
Thank you for sharing your stories. It helps...

Thank you for sharing your stories. It helps knowing others have been through the same thing. They are going through new developmental stages, asking for "privacy" is a big thing right now and they...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-13-2010, 09:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 487
Posted By twinergy
A great place to look up signs online is...

A great place to look up signs online is YouTube, especially the MySmartHands Channel. I have made custom playlists of words I want to learn so I can teach them to my kids. Also if you go to...
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