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Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-22-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 161
Posted By lovepickles
We are having some extreme emotions with my...

We are having some extreme emotions with my daughter. I'm a SAHM and caregiver to my MIL that is living with us and experiencing dementia. We are in the process of resolving it with meds and...
Forum: Parenting   09-04-2013, 01:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 179
Posted By lovepickles
Thank you ladies for your feedback. As I have...

Thank you ladies for your feedback. As I have come back to comment and emphasize the maddening repetition of praise I realize now this is more of a cognitive issue with the grandmother and that the...
Forum: Parenting   09-03-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 179
Posted By lovepickles
Hello Ladies,   I need some advice on...

Hello Ladies,
 
I need some advice on peacefully managing some philosophical differences at home. Recently my mother-in-law came to live with us because of her advanced Parkinson's disease. She...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-24-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 404
Posted By lovepickles
I am offering information based specifically on...

I am offering information based specifically on what works for OUR family and I'm being met with generalities and assumptions the my techniques  "more than likely won't work with this child at this...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-24-2013, 04:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 404
Posted By lovepickles
PrimordialMind we are not in agreement on a few...

PrimordialMind we are not in agreement on a few points including your most recent suggestion that a child of this (or any age for that matter) is too immature to learn empathy. My comments were...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-24-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 254
Posted By lovepickles
I usually say "I don't like the way you are...

I usually say "I don't like the way you are talking to me." If it continues and the tone is too harsh I pause until I can get calm. If it continues I model exactly how I want to be talked to. I...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-24-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 404
Posted By lovepickles
I see gentle discipline as non-punitive. We lean...

I see gentle discipline as non-punitive. We lean heavily on consequences and keep them as natural as possible. My 3.5 has the same issues with repeated questions. My husband thought it was funny to...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-24-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 481
Posted By lovepickles
I'm guessing there isn't much help out there. I...

I'm guessing there isn't much help out there. I keep doing searches for it and the only advice I keep getting is to find a way to generate income from home. I'm really frustrated that there isn't...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-24-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,171
Posted By lovepickles
Wow. I didn't realize this had already...

Wow. I didn't realize this had already progressed so far. After you deal with the financial/legal aspects you should turn to your partner. This was a definite violation of trust. It is easy to...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-20-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 481
Posted By lovepickles
Hey Ladies,   I'm currently a SAHM to our...

Hey Ladies,
 
I'm currently a SAHM to our 3.5 year old homeschooled child. Starting next month I am also going to be a permanent caregiver to my MIL who has fairly advanced Parkinsons Disease....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-20-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,171
Posted By lovepickles
Hey Lupine,   It sounds to me like you've...

Hey Lupine,
 
It sounds to me like you've married a salesman. :)
 
I married a guy who was also frequently self-employed and was met with a rude awakening once I dug into his business finances....
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-30-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 492
Posted By lovepickles
I think it is highly disrespectful of your...

I think it is highly disrespectful of your mother to go against your wishes in introducing your child to an event that makes you uncomfortable, despite your clear expression for her not to. I don't...
Forum: Family Safety   02-25-2013, 11:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,125
Posted By lovepickles
I'm glad you had a talk and came to an...

I'm glad you had a talk and came to an agreement. But I also live with a man who is often thinking about something else and sets something down for just a second thinking he'll come back to it and...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   12-10-2012, 09:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 536
Posted By lovepickles
Oh thank you ladies. I felt funny airing our...

Oh thank you ladies. I felt funny airing our laundry but I needed to put it out there to get some help. Normally I don't like to quote what he said but those words HURT.
 
I have stopped...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-28-2012, 10:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 255
Posted By lovepickles
My guess it is a combo but I think your...

My guess it is a combo but I think your suspicions about your caregiver need to be addressed. But it is also possible he's expressing himself with someone he feels comfortable with so I wouldn't...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-28-2012, 09:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 212
Posted By lovepickles
Same issue here. But we dont' talk about the...

Same issue here. But we dont' talk about the content of dreams unless it is offered. It is possible to upset them more by discussing. Just be there and maybe talk about how you have nightmares and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-28-2012, 09:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 781
Posted By lovepickles
We've gotten regular daily use of ours since 18...

We've gotten regular daily use of ours since 18 months and DD is now turning 3. We park it up at the wet bar that has been converted into an art cabinet/space. We also drag it into the kitchen  for...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   11-28-2012, 01:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 536
Posted By lovepickles
This evening my husband said I'm ill-equipped...

This evening my husband said I'm ill-equipped emotionally to parent my toddler. I've been a SAHM for over 2 years and DD is almost 3. She rocks, by the way, and my husband totally agrees.

But he...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-28-2012, 01:13 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,393
Posted By lovepickles
I've got to chime in here and say NO WAY to...

I've got to chime in here and say NO WAY to Caillou. For the record we are totally gentle, attached, non-violent communicative types. Just wait until you get to the bed bugs and afraid at night...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-13-2012, 09:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 577
Posted By lovepickles
I've always said to DD that "I need space,...

I've always said to DD that "I need space, please." And when I saw her making a kid uncomfortable I'd say "Give him space, please."
 
The tickling without consent is a big concern in my family. No...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-13-2012, 09:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 175
Posted By lovepickles
I think this might be a power struggle and a...

I think this might be a power struggle and a "naughty" issue. It doesn't seem helpful to call her this. She is probably sensing your irritation and keeps repeating the behavior to investigate your...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-11-2012, 11:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By lovepickles
The grandfather's behavior sounds highly...

The grandfather's behavior sounds highly disrespectful and toxic. If he can't keep his language PG with or without your request around a kid you are WELL within your right to keep him away or avoid...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-27-2012, 04:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By lovepickles
Sorry in a rush and didn't have time to read all...

Sorry in a rush and didn't have time to read all the responses. Let him clip your toenail with fake clippers and yell noooo in a playful manner and run away. Eventually let him do it and then DEMAND...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-04-2012, 02:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,981
Posted By lovepickles
I read "natural consequence" but then I saw you...

I read "natural consequence" but then I saw you took away a swimming lesson. I'm sorry I don't have more time to type but in my book taking away a swimming lesson isn't a natural consequence ... it...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-02-2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 691
Posted By lovepickles
I wouldn't. But then I can't ever imagine a...

I wouldn't. But then I can't ever imagine a "good time" for chicken pox. Fevers, scratching, and potential mouth armpit and other sensitive area sores are no walk in the park. If your kids gets it...
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