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Forum: Elimination Communication   04-10-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 760
Posted By macy
I'm really glad to hear the juice is helping. :)

I'm really glad to hear the juice is helping. :)
Forum: Elimination Communication   04-05-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 760
Posted By macy
I'm glad he pooped today! That is great news! I...

I'm glad he pooped today! That is great news! I know what a relief it is when they finally go after being constipated for a long time. I'd just test out different amounts of diluted juice and then...
Forum: Elimination Communication   04-05-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 760
Posted By macy
I am sorry, I don't remember how much but not...

I am sorry, I don't remember how much but not more than a cup per day. Basically, it's just been trial and error and a lot of trying juice, seeing it worked and then stopping because I didn't want to...
Forum: Elimination Communication   04-04-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 760
Posted By macy
There have many, many days where my whole life...

There have many, many days where my whole life seemed to revolve around waiting for my child to poop so I totally get being open to anything.
Forum: Vaccinations   04-04-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 6,478
Posted By macy
I read a lot of articles before deciding to...

I read a lot of articles before deciding to vaccinate. I may be able to recommend an article addressing your specific concerns if you tell me what those concerns are. Feel free to message me...
Forum: Elimination Communication   04-04-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 760
Posted By macy
People are going to hate this but the only thing...

People are going to hate this but the only thing that has helped my breastfed child stay regular is allowing him to drink some diluted juice each day. It seems like the constipation we dealt with for...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-03-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 875
Posted By macy
Can you do your homeschool work outside so you...

Can you do your homeschool work outside so you can supervise and then make the child go in the house for the rest of the day on any day that he goes into the street? I might even draw his limit in...
Forum: Learning at School   04-03-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,086
Posted By macy
Does the teacher give useful feedback? Does your...

Does the teacher give useful feedback? Does your daughter understand why her papers are being graded poorly and how to do better next time? Are there one or two specific areas that she needs a little...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-02-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By macy
I think she's probably about to go through a...

I think she's probably about to go through a language spurt and then she will go back to not stuttering after that. That has been my experience. Just be patient and let her get it all out.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-01-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,039
Posted By macy
I generally say one or two times, "I understand,...

I generally say one or two times, "I understand, you want a cookie, maybe when we go to the grocery store next week we can get a cookie" or "Let me write cookies on our grocery list right now." I...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-01-2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 334
Posted By macy
I think at that age it might have been more that...

I think at that age it might have been more that they didn't want to transition to the next activity (going home), and was probably pretty age-appropriate behavior and nothing personal against you....
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-29-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 270
Posted By macy
Bicycling might also be good too because it is a...

Bicycling might also be good too because it is a rhythmic activity and thus calming.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-21-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 907
Posted By macy
What jumped out at me is that you say you think...

What jumped out at me is that you say you think they are dying for attention despite getting a lot of attention. I, too, was thinking it was attention-seeking behavior before I got to that paragraph....
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-15-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 668
Posted By macy
As a researcher I understand how research works...

As a researcher I understand how research works but this has an obvious community college intro 5 page paper feel to it (that, or trolling) and if it's for a paper it's probably due tomorrow. I think...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-14-2015, 11:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 668
Posted By macy
1. Are you a father of a preschooler? no 2. Are...

1. Are you a father of a preschooler? no
2. Are you a mother of a preschooler? yes
3. If you walked into your preschool son's classroom, to find him playing around in a pink princess dress, how...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-14-2015, 11:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 668
Posted By macy
I think the point is to understand parents'...

I think the point is to understand parents' perceptions regarding play and gender and it sounds like an Intro level class assignment so I doubt the students need to be "running the project by the...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-07-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,099
Posted By macy
It sounds like her main issue is a lack of...

It sounds like her main issue is a lack of motivation, which could be rooted in depression that she is so used to she doesn't even recognize it, or it could be related to another psychological...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-01-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 240
Posted By macy
Let her try the book "Teach your child to read in...

Let her try the book "Teach your child to read in 100 easy lessons" with you. It works and if she is asking to read, she will enjoy learning.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-01-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 882
Posted By macy
I think for kids like you are describing...

I think for kids like you are describing (especially if behaviors are extreme/oppositional defiant disorder) you have to focus mainly on rewarding the good behavior to increase good behavior, rather...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-28-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,383
Posted By macy
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by ACuriousMom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-10-2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,086
Posted By macy
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by pranava http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1356200/what-are-they-doing-now-summer#post_17033473)

DS(3) is...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-28-2011, 02:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,513
Posted By macy
I'm not a parent of a gifted child so I hope you...

I'm not a parent of a gifted child so I hope you don't mind my answering, but I think if anyone compliments your child's math skills you could just say "Yes, he really likes math".  I'm sure as long...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-20-2011, 10:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 45,109
Posted By macy
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by Dot-to-Dot http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-19-2011, 05:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 45,109
Posted By macy
The SIDS websites say not to use those monitors...

The SIDS websites say not to use those monitors because they don't go off in time. I guess if you are going to do it anyway with the assumption that if something goes wrong you can resuscitate in...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-16-2011, 05:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 45,109
Posted By macy
Dumb question but are you swaddling her?

Dumb question but are you swaddling her?
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