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Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-08-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 147
Posted By reezley
Mine are a bit older now, but I do remember that...

Mine are a bit older now, but I do remember that phase somewhere around 2yo where the kid is awake in the middle of the night for an hour or so.  For my ds1 he got all uppity about every little...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-06-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 187
Posted By reezley
I just figured out a system that I think will...

I just figured out a system that I think will work for us. Last year (with one in K and one in 2nd) I just gathered all school papers in a big bin for each kid, which kind of overflowed by the end...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-03-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 153
Posted By reezley
I don't have direct experience with your...

I don't have direct experience with your situation, but allow me to just hold a mirror to your post.  You say "if the situation continues", and "if you need to", you can get doctors to officially...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-14-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,429
Posted By reezley
My only thing to add with all the sound advice...

My only thing to add with all the sound advice you've already gotten --  Preschool actually sounds like a great idea, if you can afford some.  I was a SAHM- so my two didn't HAVE to go to preschool....
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-18-2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 437
Posted By reezley
We don't have school clothes and play clothes,...

We don't have school clothes and play clothes, but we do have pants with holes in the knee, or raggedy-looking patched up pants, which I don't want them wearing to school. So I try to save the good,...
Forum: Parents as Partners   08-05-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 508
Posted By reezley
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by mamalisa http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-04-2013, 08:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,840
Posted By reezley
Everything meemee says makes sense.  I will only...

Everything meemee says makes sense.  I will only add that my older son (now 8) has some of that impulsiveness in him.  He seems to be taking longer to outgrow it than other kids. My sample of 2 (ds1...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-28-2013, 12:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 437
Posted By reezley
I'm late in replying but one other suggestion -...

I'm late in replying but one other suggestion - just giving her a calculator letting her play with it. Not sure what age or level you're talking about but there are so many patterns to see, adding...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-24-2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By reezley
Wonder Pets, Wild Kratts, Cyberchase, Zoom (old...

Wonder Pets, Wild Kratts, Cyberchase, Zoom (old or newer versions), Busytown Mysteries, Magic School Bus, Electric Company (new one, although it's a bit noisy for my taste, but my kids have liked...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-22-2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,122
Posted By reezley
I understand the desire to keep learning going...

I understand the desire to keep learning going in the summertime (see my recent thread about my worrying that my boys are wasting their time with Pokemon...  Consensus: nah.) But I think having...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-22-2013, 07:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By reezley
All such good advice and anecdotes! Thank you. I...

All such good advice and anecdotes! Thank you. I should definitely first of all just be glad they're getting along a lot of the time that they are doing Pokemon things! I have never been into...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-18-2013, 07:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By reezley
Reading these responses I'm feeling much more...

Reading these responses I'm feeling much more relaxed about this obsession. I am trying to see the worthwhile parts, the organizing, word roots, etc., and that they are actually getting along very...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-17-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By reezley
My two boys, 6 and 8, have been having a great...

My two boys, 6 and 8, have been having a great summer. A little bit of daycamp, outside play time, open-ended play at home, with the full variety of activities, from a little tv in the morning, to...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-01-2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 455
Posted By reezley
I have signed up my two boys for 3 weeks of...

I have signed up my two boys for 3 weeks of camp, spread throughout the summer.  I realized a few years ago that it's kind of a sanity must for us, even though we can hardly afford it. In between,...
Forum: Parenting   06-17-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 100
Posted By reezley
I have sons, so I'm thinking back to what I...

I have sons, so I'm thinking back to what I enjoyed doing with my dad when I was a kid. I loved "assisting" him when he did projects around the house, handing him the hammer, or using the...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-27-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 909
Posted By reezley
Love it.  I do think the moral is things will...

Love it.  I do think the moral is things will always change! AND if you have a child of a certain kind, and you respectfully let them know what you also need and expect... then maybe they will...
Forum: Parents as Partners   05-14-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 361
Posted By reezley
Quote:Originally Posted by Mama...

Quote:Originally Posted by Mama Amie http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parents as Partners   05-13-2013, 04:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 361
Posted By reezley
Kind of glad I'm not the only one either, for...

Kind of glad I'm not the only one either, for whom the dh doesn't seem to think much about these things. I'm enjoying these replies, and am also glad there are thoughtful partners and kids out there...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   05-12-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 501
Posted By reezley
I'm late in replying but probably your concern...

I'm late in replying but probably your concern is still relevant, and probably you haven't had baby#2 yet! So I'll just say that I, too, had an intense, needy first baby, which I was happy and able...
Forum: Parents as Partners   05-12-2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 361
Posted By reezley
Just wondering if my dh is typical or not... ...

Just wondering if my dh is typical or not...  I'm choosing "didn't ask, didn't do anything, I'm a little disappointed".    But it's ok.  The kids made me such cute loving things for me at school.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-07-2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 471
Posted By reezley
I have only two boys, age 6 and 8, not...

I have only two boys, age 6 and 8, not homeschooling, so I'm sure you have a lot more on your plate than I do.  But, I've had similar thoughts. So, if you're looking for a mental trick or outlook...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-06-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 190
Posted By reezley
I have two boys, now 6 and 8 years old.  Each...

I have two boys, now 6 and 8 years old.  Each one trained after 3 years old, somewhere between 3 and 3.25 years old. For ME, that was when my patience with diapers was gone, and they each showed...
Forum: Parenting   04-21-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By reezley
This isn't really about having a second child,...

This isn't really about having a second child, but something I wish I read just a bit earlier than I did - "Siblings Without Rivalry".  I read it when the kids were both over 3 years old and it...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   04-14-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,320
Posted By reezley
These are really interesting observations,...

These are really interesting observations, Puma. It puts into words part of what I think about my relationship with my dh.  I think ideally each adult should act according to an internal moral...
Forum: Parenting   04-13-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,147
Posted By reezley
I actually bought some sale clothes online, two...

I actually bought some sale clothes online, two pairs of courduroys and a cardigan in a color that I've needed for a long time (navy blue)! And I think it was this month that I bought myself a donut...
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