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Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-22-2013, 07:27 AM
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Posted By The4OfUs
I usually call them out on it, saying it's not...

I usually call them out on it, saying it's not OK, *AND* give them an alternative of what they CAN say if they're frustrated/angry, whatever. 
 
So for like, GO AWAY!  I'd say, "That's rude - if...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-13-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 384
Posted By The4OfUs
When my kids were this age, sleep took priority;...

When my kids were this age, sleep took priority; so there was a window of time when naps were being dropped (from 2 to 1 and from 1 to none) that they just didn't see daddy much.  He got home at 6,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-13-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 620
Posted By The4OfUs
Mother of a 9-1/2 yr old boy and 7 yo girl here....

Mother of a 9-1/2 yr old boy and 7 yo girl here.  The boy-o did no organized playgroups or activities until he was just over 3 years old.  That is no joke and no typo.  He is about as friendly and...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-21-2013, 05:04 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,667
Posted By The4OfUs
I usually keep my kids in between 11:30 and...

I usually keep my kids in between 11:30 and 3-ish when the sun is strongest and we have no shade in the yard to escape to for breaks, so that's when we'll do any work or projects we're doing.
 ...
Forum: Personal Growth   05-20-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 327
Posted By The4OfUs
Quote:Originally Posted by Hoopin'...

Quote:Originally Posted by Hoopin' Mama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1383579/your-thoughts-on-facebook#post_17362628)

 So if you...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-18-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,991
Posted By The4OfUs
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by pickle18 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-18-2013, 07:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 938
Posted By The4OfUs
Oopsies!  I'm doing eleventy things at once...

Oopsies!  I'm doing eleventy things at once here, sorry for the misread!!
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-18-2013, 07:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 271
Posted By The4OfUs
OK, this is going to probably going to make you...

OK, this is going to probably going to make you cringe, but hear me out.  I wore my daughter for nearly 18 months, for hours and hours a day - she would not tolerate strollers, swings, bouncies,...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-18-2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 938
Posted By The4OfUs
No, I get that - all I'm saying is that gentle...

No, I get that - all I'm saying is that gentle reconfiguring of the boundaries may work best with her kiddo, instead of trying to get several things all resolved at once.  That's all.  
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-18-2013, 06:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 938
Posted By The4OfUs
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Grover http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-18-2013, 06:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 938
Posted By The4OfUs
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by BabySmurf http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Personal Growth   05-17-2013, 06:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 327
Posted By The4OfUs
I love facebook.  I just ignore stupid ads,...

I love facebook.  I just ignore stupid ads, don't "like" many business/celeb/non-individual human being pages, only play a couple games that I really like, and am only friends with people I already...
Forum: Parents as Partners   05-15-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 748
Views: 24,258
Posted By The4OfUs
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http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/joy.gif
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-14-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 262
Posted By The4OfUs
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by NiteNicole http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1383411/restaurant-nightmares#post_17357089)

We didn't go to...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-12-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 824
Posted By The4OfUs
I dunno - my second born, from her entrance to...

I dunno - my second born, from her entrance to the world, has been in honey badger mode.  More nursing than the first born, more cosleeping than the firstborn, more babywearing than the first,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-04-2013, 05:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 342
Posted By The4OfUs
Good luck!    And don't be too hard on yourself,...

Good luck!    And don't be too hard on yourself, or him, if it's still too much to take in one fell swoop.  If "Binky stays in bed" is just too much, "Binky stays at home" for the first few weeks...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-30-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 126
Posted By The4OfUs
My daughter wasn't ready to be left with even my...

My daughter wasn't ready to be left with even my husband, without me, until she was 18 months old (I know that age precisely because I went to a concert that night with friends and it was the first...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-24-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 379
Posted By The4OfUs
I'll just throw out there that some kids this...

I'll just throw out there that some kids this age (ahem!  My daughter!  ahem!), at this age, simply don't have the impulse control, even with leaving places, even with being put in strollers, etc....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-24-2013, 07:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,667
Posted By The4OfUs
Yep.  There are 3 or 4 topics the kids have...

Yep.  There are 3 or 4 topics the kids have expressed interest in that aren't on the curriculum I have, so we're going to explore those during the summer...and I'm going to keep them engaged in math...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-24-2013, 05:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,614
Posted By The4OfUs
Maybe something like yoga that she could do on...

Maybe something like yoga that she could do on her own in her room?  If she seems otherwise pretty happy, it's probably just that she's 12, and all that entails, probably combined with being...
Forum: Parenting   04-24-2013, 05:19 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,332
Posted By The4OfUs
Yes.  Stakes are too high not to.

Yes.  Stakes are too high not to.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-23-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 495
Posted By The4OfUs
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by element2012 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1381643/2-3-hour-naps#post_17338327)

So those with 2 year...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-21-2013, 06:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 294
Posted By The4OfUs
She sounds like my daughter, though a couple...

She sounds like my daughter, though a couple steps more intense than mine.  Right now I'm slowly working through 2 books with her, and we're both really liking them:
 
What To Do When You Grumble...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-21-2013, 06:30 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,510
Posted By The4OfUs
I was *just* at a children's poetry recitation...

I was *just* at a children's poetry recitation yesterday, and right at the end, the very last kid up (after 38 other kids), a toddler in the front row HAD ENOUGH.  It started with a whine, and...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-20-2013, 09:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 142
Posted By The4OfUs
I've been slowly working through "What to do...

I've been slowly working through "What to do when you grumble too much" and "How to take the Grrr out of Anger" with my own little nearly-7-year-old honey badger girl, and we have both found them...
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