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Forum: Unschooling   02-08-2016, 11:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By SplashingPuddle
How old is your son?

How old is your son?
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-02-2016, 08:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By SplashingPuddle
I got this book out of the library and I enjoyed...

I got this book out of the library and I enjoyed it. I realize that my daughter is exactly opposite from me in terms of learning style/disposition. She is a performer and learns kinetically,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-02-2016, 08:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 553
Posted By SplashingPuddle
I'm a real fan of the positive parenting approach...

I'm a real fan of the positive parenting approach at ahaparenting.com It has really improved my relationship with my kids. When I'm faced with defiance, I respond with empathy, and then take it as...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   02-01-2016, 08:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By SplashingPuddle
I did hypnobabies, so I am unsure about...

I did hypnobabies, so I am unsure about hypnobirthing, but basically falling asleep was OK. However, the instructor said at least once, make sure that you listen to it once when you won't fall...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   01-30-2016, 08:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 269
Posted By SplashingPuddle
In terms of how to get a child to play by...

In terms of how to get a child to play by themselves.... we have that challenge with one of our children. When she was a bit younger, I found that sometimes I could set up an activity (i.e. take out...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-27-2016, 09:17 PM
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Views: 11,937
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Ok...I've created a Facebook account (not me) so...

Ok...I've created a Facebook account (not me) so that I can correspond with groups! This is a big step for me. How do I join the group?

I would love to continue to hear updates and I guess...
Forum: Unschooling   01-25-2016, 03:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 581
Posted By SplashingPuddle
I find this a really interesting thread. My 6...

I find this a really interesting thread. My 6 year old is in violin lessons right now, so a super structured activity. However, my daughter loves it, so she is often taking her violin and...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-25-2016, 02:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 689
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Thank-you everyone for the great replies. I...

Thank-you everyone for the great replies. I decided to order a couple of books through the library about safety about no meaning no. I realize that most risk comes from known people, but at the...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-14-2016, 08:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By SplashingPuddle
I had a very fast birth - about 15 minutes. I...

I had a very fast birth - about 15 minutes. I didn't have time to remove my pyjamas. That was my second birth, but my next one was 2 hours, which felt great. So it is reasonable to prepare for...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-14-2016, 08:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 689
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Kidnapping

At what age did you explain kidnapping to your child? How did she/he respond? Was she/he at all scared?

My daughter is 6, and we haven't touched upon it at all, but I want her to start teaching...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   01-14-2016, 08:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By SplashingPuddle
I am nursing my 2.5 year old and her 5 month old...

I am nursing my 2.5 year old and her 5 month old brothers. I nursed throughout my twin pregnancy, and it worked out well for us. I love it that I still have a nursing relationship with my daughter...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-12-2016, 08:03 PM
Replies: 11
  Frozen
Views: 531
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Wow thanks for all of the great advice. I feel...

Wow thanks for all of the great advice. I feel much better about my daughter seeing the movie, and I know that she really really wants to.
Forum: Unschooling   01-11-2016, 08:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 619
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Thank-you for your encouragement. It is a good...

Thank-you for your encouragement. It is a good reminder that I can do some teaching/learning just by talking to my daughter as we do other things like change the babies' diapers. I do think she is...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-11-2016, 07:58 PM
Replies: 11
  Frozen
Views: 531
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Frozen

My 6 year old daughter is in love with the movie Frozen, but she has never seen it. She sees stuff related to the movie and has read the picture book. She really wants to watch the movie, but I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-08-2016, 11:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 724
Posted By SplashingPuddle
We are 6 (2 adults, 4 kids) in 1200 sq.ft. I...

We are 6 (2 adults, 4 kids) in 1200 sq.ft. I debate if this is working for us or now. I wish it was, but at times I feel desperate for more space. Logically I believe that it is good for us, but we...
Forum: Queer Parenting   01-07-2016, 08:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 482
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Thank-you for the thoughts. It never occurred to...

Thank-you for the thoughts. It never occurred to me to role model standing up =)
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-07-2016, 08:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Wow, that is amazing that you can get by with...

Wow, that is amazing that you can get by with cleaning up toys once a day. Maybe I have a very messy 2 year old!

What makes our situation more complicated is that her sister is 6 years old, and...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-07-2016, 08:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Thank-you. I went online to my library and...

Thank-you. I went online to my library and ordered it.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-07-2016, 04:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Learning Styles

I am interested if anyone can recommend some books/resources about different learning styles?

I am sensing that my daughter who is 6 has a very different learning style than me. She is...
Forum: Queer Parenting   01-06-2016, 11:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 482
Posted By SplashingPuddle
I've been prematurely wondering... we have twin...

I've been prematurely wondering... we have twin baby boys now. I know this is very premature, but I wonder how it will work toilet training them. Is it possible to train them only to pee sitting...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   01-02-2016, 02:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 548
Posted By SplashingPuddle
I am overwhelmed too. My 5 year old turned 6...

I am overwhelmed too. My 5 year old turned 6 last week. And I have a 2.5 year old and two 5 month old twins. The days are endless baby-care: diapers, nursing, spitting up, trying to get naps to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-01-2016, 11:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Thebugsmama: Thank-you for your thoughts! Just...

Thebugsmama: Thank-you for your thoughts! Just a question...do you expect her to clean her toys only once a day before bed? Do you let all the clean-up wait until then and do it once at the end? ...
Forum: Unschooling   01-01-2016, 09:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 619
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Drowning in Babies

Our family is un-schooling our 6 year old, but that feels like another way of saying that I have no time/ability to do anything but let her do her own thing most of the time. I have 5 month old...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-01-2016, 09:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Toddlers and Clean-up?

What do you expect in terms of clean-up from a toddler? My daughter is 2.5 years, and she refuses to clean-up even when I do it with her or try to make it a game. Sometimes I can get her to put...
Forum: Learning at School   12-22-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,569
Posted By SplashingPuddle
This is just me going out on a limb, but I've...

This is just me going out on a limb, but I've noticed a lot, I mean a lot of advertising on mothering lately. Usually the person posts once somewhere else and then creates an "ad" in the form of a...
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