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Forum: The Childhood Years   06-11-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,840
Posted By summerbabe
Little boys and gun play

Sigh. I'm revisiting this issue again. When my oldest was just starting to get interested in making sticks into guns, and asking for a toy gun, I went from thinking I would try to forbid all gun...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-24-2012, 07:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 637
Posted By summerbabe
Hi  mamas, I will try to be concise here...I...

Hi  mamas, I will try to be concise here...I trained my 5 y.o. with no problems--he was fully trained during the day at 2.5 and night trained about 3 mo. before his 3rd birthday.  I used a gradual,...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   01-05-2012, 06:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 499
Posted By summerbabe
DS1 and I had a great nursing...

DS1 and I had a great nursing relationship--other than a couple brief typical bouts with biting, we nursed happily until he weaned with just a gentle nudge from me when he was 3 1/2 and I was...
Forum: Learning at School   09-13-2011, 06:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,066
Posted By summerbabe
Thanks so much for the support, mamas. ...

Thanks so much for the support, mamas.  Nicarolaberry, I am sorry your daughter had that experience.
 
He is doing great now and is not so sensitive about the issue--cheerful now about going and...
Forum: Learning at School   09-11-2011, 01:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,066
Posted By summerbabe
I appreciate the kindness and understanding most...

I appreciate the kindness and understanding most have showed here even though clearly I am odd mom out in not having anticipated this situation.  I have talked to a couple people in the last few...
Forum: Learning at School   09-10-2011, 04:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,066
Posted By summerbabe
My son just started K.  We were ambivalent about...

My son just started K.  We were ambivalent about starting him because he makes the cutoff by 2 weeks, and holding kids back seems to be in fashion.  But we started him because the school felt he was...
Forum: Learning at School   05-05-2011, 11:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,696
Posted By summerbabe
I really appreciate these replies.  Mostly, I am...

I really appreciate these replies.  Mostly, I am relieved to feel less at odds with the school because I love them otherwise!  Laohaire, you are right, I do not have any slaves in my ancestry (as...
Forum: Learning at School   05-04-2011, 03:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,696
Posted By summerbabe
My son attends a play-based co-op preschool.  He...

My son attends a play-based co-op preschool.  He is 4 1/2 and is in the 4 y.o. class.  His teacher is a real pro--she's been there 30 years since the school's inception, but she's not burned out at...
Forum: Diapering   03-22-2010, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 408
Posted By summerbabe
DS has been out of diapers for over a year, so...

DS has been out of diapers for over a year, so it's been awhile since I lanolized, but not THAT long and I've hit a major snag here getting ready for baby #2. I swear I'm using the exact same...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-19-2010, 07:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 616
Posted By summerbabe
I'm expecting baby #2 in a month or so. We...

I'm expecting baby #2 in a month or so. We swaddled with DS and after the first 2.5 months wherein he gave us a 5 hour sleep stretch, he started waking every 1.5 to 2 hours and continued to do so...
Forum: Montessori   03-07-2010, 12:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,892
Posted By summerbabe
We had our observation (of DS) appointment at...

We had our observation (of DS) appointment at the second school, the one DH and I liked. Again, it felt so different from the first one. Kids focused and engaged in their activities but with a...
Forum: Montessori   02-17-2010, 11:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,892
Posted By summerbabe
Quote: Originally Posted by ADirrim...

Quote:
Originally Posted by ADirrim http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15081742)


One thing I did want to ask you about...
Forum: Montessori   02-15-2010, 07:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,892
Posted By summerbabe
Thanks so much for all the input, everyone. It's...

Thanks so much for all the input, everyone. It's nice to know that my son's "performance" doesn't seem out of the ordinary to those experienced with Montessori. This is very reassuring and makes me...
Forum: Montessori   02-14-2010, 09:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,892
Posted By summerbabe
Both are AMS.

Both are AMS.
Forum: Montessori   02-14-2010, 07:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,892
Posted By summerbabe
This is long... My son is 3.5 years old and...

This is long...

My son is 3.5 years old and we are looking at starting him in a preschool this fall. He is a very boistrous, active, enthusiastic child. He is currently in a daycare/preschool,...
Forum: Montessori   12-14-2009, 03:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 980
Posted By summerbabe
Wow, thanks for all the great responses! After...

Wow, thanks for all the great responses! After reading everyone's input and getting a little further into this book, I do have a better understanding of why there is a purpose for each...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   12-12-2009, 10:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,492
Posted By summerbabe
When deciding if something should stay or go:...

When deciding if something should stay or go: pretend you're moving cross-country and paying by the pound to move everything. Would you move it? If not, it should go.
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   12-10-2009, 01:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,170
Posted By summerbabe
3 R's?

3 R's?
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   12-10-2009, 01:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,170
Posted By summerbabe
OK, my son is 3 years old and intact. We have...

OK, my son is 3 years old and intact. We have never had any problems. We have always "left it alone" in terms of cleaning, per the standard advice.

but at some point, the foreskin will be...
Forum: Montessori   12-09-2009, 07:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 980
Posted By summerbabe
I have several questions as I begin my...

I have several questions as I begin my research...

1). I have a visit scheduled at our Montessori school in January--considering sending DS for PreK in fall of 2010. I want to do some reading...
Forum: Montessori   12-09-2009, 07:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,560
Posted By summerbabe
I have a visit scheduled at our Montessori...

I have a visit scheduled at our Montessori school in January--considering sending my son for PreK in fall of 2010. I want to do some reading before the visit and I just put a book on hold at the...
Forum: Montessori   10-16-2009, 05:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,838
Posted By summerbabe
We are considering Montessori for DS, the school...

We are considering Montessori for DS, the school here goes to 8th grade. I was also wondering about how Montessori schooled kids do when switched to a traditional public high school, so I'll also be...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-05-2009, 10:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 343
Posted By summerbabe
I also came to post the same thing! I am not...

I also came to post the same thing! I am not worried about the baby waking DS (who will be 3 1/2 when the new babe arrives). What I'm wondering is how we are all going to fit! DS is so all over the...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-02-2009, 07:30 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,463
Posted By summerbabe
I had a couple nightweaning attempts until the...

I had a couple nightweaning attempts until the third try was successful at age 2. Maybe he was more ready, but really, I think the difference was that I was finally resolved about it and dropped my...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-15-2009, 02:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,425
Posted By summerbabe
Thanks Carrie, this really does resonate...I had...

Thanks Carrie, this really does resonate...I had pretty much come to the decision that we will skip the playdates and playground trips for awhile and give him a chance to outgrow this impulse, but I...
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