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Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-16-2004, 08:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 334
Posted By rosiesmama
I don't think it's wrong or confusing to take...

I don't think it's wrong or confusing to take away a toy that one child has snatched from another. It's righting a wrong. If I never intervened with my two kids on this level, then the bigger one...
Forum: Parenting   12-12-2004, 03:18 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,259
Posted By rosiesmama
sorry!

sorry!
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-05-2004, 09:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 805
Posted By rosiesmama
I'd put the silly outfit on him and take a...

I'd put the silly outfit on him and take a picture and send it to MIL, along with a thank you note, but I would put on my own choice for the Santa photo.

It was nice of her to send the outfit,...
Forum: Personal Growth   12-05-2004, 03:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 675
Posted By rosiesmama
Sorry to delete!!

Sorry to delete!!
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-04-2004, 11:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 279
Posted By rosiesmama
Thank you all so much for your replies. I feel...

Thank you all so much for your replies. I feel better knowing that others can see my perspective! I will definitely take the steps recommended here to discourage unleashed dogs from running up to my...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-04-2004, 01:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 279
Posted By rosiesmama
I'm trying to get some perspective on an issue...

I'm trying to get some perspective on an issue that came up between a friend and I this week. Repeatedly since I became a mom, I've had dog owners allow their big, unknown dogs to run up to my kids,...
Forum: Personal Growth   11-28-2004, 01:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 675
Posted By rosiesmama
I don't think it is normal for a male entering...

I don't think it is normal for a male entering adolescence to be engaging in sexual acts with his sister who is significantly younger. An 11 year old boy is old enough to know that having sexual...
Forum: Parents as Partners Archive   11-04-2004, 09:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 603
Posted By rosiesmama
I'm sorry, like I said I don't know much about...

I'm sorry, like I said I don't know much about autism. I hope that the original poster's husband can get some kind of help. But if there is no therapy available for his problems, I am wondering if...
Forum: Parents as Partners Archive   11-03-2004, 07:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 603
Posted By rosiesmama
I don't really know much about autism, but I...

I don't really know much about autism, but I just wanted to add my two cents as someone who is married to a man who was diagnosed ADHD after several years of marriage. My husband was also very...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-03-2004, 07:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 232
Posted By rosiesmama
hipumpkim, I can relate to your feelings of "oh...

hipumpkim, I can relate to your feelings of "oh no, what is she doing now?!" I have felt that way about my brother sometimes. For the sake of your sanity, you might want to practise some phrases for...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-03-2004, 03:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 232
Posted By rosiesmama
I don't really understand--is your sister...

I don't really understand--is your sister treating you poorly? Or do you just disagree with her life choices? My sibling is certainly a very unconventional looking and acting person, but we get...
Forum: Spirituality   01-24-2003, 09:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 644
Posted By rosiesmama
Thanks for responding, everyone! It turned out...

Thanks for responding, everyone! It turned out to be a very interesting discussion.


I will check out the thread in Finding Your Tribe.
Forum: Spirituality   01-19-2003, 12:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 644
Posted By rosiesmama
I am considering taking Jewish education courses...

I am considering taking Jewish education courses in the possibility of converting. I am interested in Judaism due to my distant Jewish ancestry and for other personal spiritual reasons.

So far,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-31-2002, 04:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 496
Posted By rosiesmama
That Immersion Mothering idea only worked for me...

That Immersion Mothering idea only worked for me for the first six months. Then I needed to get out regularly, have dH watch DD and give her bottles of breastmilk. I work Pt and go to school PT so I...
Forum: Parenting   12-28-2002, 11:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,631
Posted By rosiesmama
Well I definitely think your inlaws were...

Well I definitely think your inlaws were inappropriate to give you unwanted advice and go to your husband and criticize you. But it sounds like there is a lot going on there.

No offense but you...
Forum: Learning at School   12-19-2002, 02:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 604
Posted By rosiesmama
Thanks for the replies so far. I thought I...

Thanks for the replies so far. I thought I should explain better what type of social interaction I'm looking for. The "okay" public and parochial schools I'm looking at are small and known for warm,...
Forum: Learning at School   12-19-2002, 01:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 604
Posted By rosiesmama
My DD is only three, but I am wondering where I...

My DD is only three, but I am wondering where I want to send her to school. The big question I have is, which is more important in a school: the social or the academic climate?

I went to a very...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-06-2002, 05:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 861
Posted By rosiesmama
Hi Sofiamomma, I have told DD things like "OK,...

Hi Sofiamomma,
I have told DD things like "OK, I think the cashier lady is busy and needs to get back to work" and "Oh, I think that little girl is done talking with you. Let's go do something...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-06-2002, 09:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 861
Posted By rosiesmama
Shannon, I too know what it's like to feel...

Shannon,
I too know what it's like to feel people do not like your child sometimes. My DD generally behaves okay, but sometimes just not okay enough for other people. Especially in public, when her...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-04-2002, 07:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 861
Posted By rosiesmama
It sounds like we agree on a lot, Shannon. I do...

It sounds like we agree on a lot, Shannon. I do believe that personality plays a large role in any kid's behavior. And I don't believe that children are born these sweet, innocent sages who, if...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-04-2002, 04:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 861
Posted By rosiesmama
Shannon, You're right, the problem I have...

Shannon,

You're right, the problem I have is with the parents. It's not the kid's fault that they treat her the way they do. Children who play by calling others "bad" and "naughty" and threaten...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-04-2002, 03:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 861
Posted By rosiesmama
Thanks to all who've replied! Mammastar,...

Thanks to all who've replied!

Mammastar, that is a good idea about bringing an activity for DD to play with near me. We have to see them again at Xmas time and I am just dreading it.

khrisday...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-03-2002, 03:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 861
Posted By rosiesmama
Ugh! We just spent time over Thanksgiving with...

Ugh! We just spent time over Thanksgiving with my DH's cousin's 4yo dd (our dd is 3). I know it must be partially age-related, but the cousin's dd was so mean and bossy to my dd, I felt terrible and...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-28-2002, 12:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 707
Posted By rosiesmama
I would change schools. What do you have to...

I would change schools. What do you have to lose? Could you arrange for him to play with his old school friends regularly until he makes new ones? I think that even though he would feel some stress...
Forum: Personal Growth   11-28-2002, 12:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 643
Posted By rosiesmama
I know just what you're talking about. I have...

I know just what you're talking about. I have never felt so alienated as when we bought our urban/suburban condo when DD was a year old. We've lived here two years now and basically know no one....
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