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Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-07-2011, 12:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,191
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Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-01-2011, 10:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,794
Posted By mamanicki
This may be an unpopular opinion but I'm of the...

This may be an unpopular opinion but I'm of the belief that each child requires customized discipline strategies that best fit their own unique personalities and temperaments. Not all children will...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-28-2011, 08:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 306
Posted By mamanicki
If it's only one child, there is probably...

If it's only one child, there is probably something toxic about that relationship. It may not seem that way to you and you may never be able to pinpoint it. But that doesn't mean it doesn't exist,...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-28-2011, 07:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,475
Posted By mamanicki
This gets much easier when your kids are older....

This gets much easier when your kids are older. Because then the proof is in the pudding. As others have said, GD kids aren't necessarily wild. They are actually self-disciplined so their non-GD'd...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-28-2011, 07:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 746
Posted By mamanicki
It sounds like less of a behavioral issue and...

It sounds like less of a behavioral issue and more of just an inability to process her emotions. She's still pretty tiny to expect her to process complex situations. Kids who can't process big...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-28-2011, 07:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,449
Posted By mamanicki
Definitely. My 4 year old will play for hours in...

Definitely. My 4 year old will play for hours in the tub if I let her. I, too, start with the parent-assisted parts and then let her play. I stay close and if it gets quiet (which sometimes it does...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-28-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By mamanicki
Don't underestimate the educational value in...

Don't underestimate the educational value in computer games! There are mindless games but many are incredibly educational. Right now my kids, ages almost 5-16, are all enjoying Zoo Tycoon (lessons...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-28-2011, 07:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,191
Posted By mamanicki
I'm a birth photographer and I think the world...

I'm a birth photographer and I think the world needs more of us :)  In answer to some of your questions:
 
I absolutely agree you should not charge. Before you step foot in a birth you should be...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   02-06-2009, 02:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 328
Posted By mamanicki
FYI: ...

FYI:

http://www.ethicanet.org/item.php?re...estyle=default (http://www.ethicanet.org/item.php?recordid=webinars&pagestyle=default)

Ethica is pleased to offer its first webinar series for...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   12-19-2007, 12:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,341
Posted By mamanicki
Yeah I don't think it is a "requirement" per se....

Yeah I don't think it is a "requirement" per se. We never had post-adoption *anything*. Our adoption was finalized in the foreign country and we did not readopt in our state. The foreign country we...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   11-05-2007, 08:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 179
Posted By mamanicki
I am kinda sorta semi-committed...

I am kinda sorta semi-committed http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif to trying out a LactAid. I'd like to look at them in real life and sort of shop around. I don't want to...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   08-25-2007, 03:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 217
Posted By mamanicki
There's a farmer's market in The Woodlands. The...

There's a farmer's market in The Woodlands. The regular Market Street farmer's market is over for the season but it was pretty weak anyway. I think its under new ownership now and it will move to...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   08-20-2007, 11:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 241
Posted By mamanicki
JP Children's Boutique has some nice stuff. I'm...

JP Children's Boutique has some nice stuff. I'm not sure what brands but I did see some really beautiful smocked pieces this past weekend. It's on I-45 up in the Woodlands at Portofino shopping...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   07-06-2007, 04:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,428
Posted By mamanicki
Congrats! Let us know when you arrive so we can...

Congrats! Let us know when you arrive so we can bring you treats!!! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif

I think you'll love it here!
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   07-02-2007, 06:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,341
Posted By mamanicki
We don't vaccinate, don't do well visits, limit...

We don't vaccinate, don't do well visits, limit the use of medications to when we think they are *very* needed, etc. But when we came home with our daughter and took her to our (very laid back)...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-24-2007, 03:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,513
Posted By mamanicki
Quote: Originally Posted by tiffani...

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Originally Posted by tiffani http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/8463267)
Thank you Dominique, that was really nice!...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   06-19-2007, 12:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,428
Posted By mamanicki
I'm coming late to the party but we moved to the...

I'm coming late to the party but we moved to the Woodlands from Michigan almost 4 months ago so I know where your head is right now http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif It...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-13-2007, 06:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 632
Posted By mamanicki
None of those things would be an issue at all in...

None of those things would be an issue at all in Vietnam. There are other Int'l programs that would also work just fine for your family. And like someone else stated, agencies can put limitations on...
Forum: Parenting   06-11-2007, 12:21 PM
Replies: 418
Views: 17,354
Posted By mamanicki
Quote: Originally Posted by mamarhu...

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Subbing because I am seriously considering...
Forum: Parenting   06-11-2007, 12:15 PM
Replies: 418
Views: 17,354
Posted By mamanicki
Quote: Originally Posted by mammatomyboys...

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We have an '04 Toyota Sienna with the...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-11-2007, 12:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 694
Posted By mamanicki
Quote: Originally Posted by tiffani...

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Do you think, though, that that is the type of...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-11-2007, 01:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 670
Posted By mamanicki
Well first of all I totally sympathize. 12 year...

Well first of all I totally sympathize. 12 year old boys are like a different breed entirely. I'm still adjusting to my always-been-so-gentle 12 year old's sudden fits and arguing needs.

I can't...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-11-2007, 12:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By mamanicki
One of the things you need to remember (print it...

One of the things you need to remember (print it out, post it around your house!! haha) is that the SW is there to approve you, not look for reasons to deny you. I have known hundreds of Int'l APs...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-11-2007, 12:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 694
Posted By mamanicki
Quote: Originally Posted by pumpkingirl71...

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Even though he was born addicted to...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-11-2007, 12:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 694
Posted By mamanicki
Quote: Originally Posted by tiffani...

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Originally Posted by tiffani http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/8351208)
ok, correct me if I'm wrong, but hadn't this...
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