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Forum: The Childhood Years   03-23-2017, 04:11 PM
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Views: 346
Posted By Snydley
She likes a lot of what you mentioned! Baking...

She likes a lot of what you mentioned! Baking something is a good idea, I was also thinking of getting the girls flashlights and they can play hide and seek in the yard after it gets dark.

I...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-22-2017, 06:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 346
Posted By Snydley
looking for fun ideas for 10yo girl's sleepover party

Hi-
For my DD's 10th birthday she wants to have a sleepover with 6-7 girls. We have not hosted a sleepover yet and I'd love to hear ideas of games/activities for the girls to do.
I'm...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-06-2016, 03:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,822
Posted By Snydley
I don't agree with this. I follow the two hour...

I don't agree with this. I follow the two hour limit rule with my 9yo (always have, with no screen time until age 2) because I think it's extremely important to do so. However, a 13 year old...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-01-2016, 07:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,161
Posted By Snydley
Hi- My DD is 9 now but she is farsighted and...

Hi-
My DD is 9 now but she is farsighted and has worn glasses for about two years. She was having headaches and passed the eye exam at school so it took us quite a while to figure out what was...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-02-2016, 03:40 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,895
Posted By Snydley
I almost laughed out loud when I saw how many...

I almost laughed out loud when I saw how many 'awesome' votes there were! What is this, facebook? :laugh::laugh:
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-13-2016, 05:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,339
Posted By Snydley
Ugh. I'll bite. This turns my stomach. The...

Ugh. I'll bite. This turns my stomach. The reality is kids are not playing at the park anymore, not playing in the neighborhood and they are GLUED to screens. There's a new documentary our called...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   06-05-2016, 05:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,868
Posted By Snydley
I just took my DH and 9yo DD to Chvrches- they...

I just took my DH and 9yo DD to Chvrches- they were so amazing - best show I've seen in many many years. I love them!!!
Forum: Child & Teen Health   06-05-2016, 05:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,579
Posted By Snydley
My first thought is that he is only 8 and you...

My first thought is that he is only 8 and you moved. That is a huge trauma for a kid his age and I'm sure he will take time to adjust. I would think that alone could explain his change in behavior....
Forum: Grief and Loss   05-20-2016, 06:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,506
Posted By Snydley
I'm sorry that your DD is so sad about not having...

I'm sorry that your DD is so sad about not having a sibling now. I went through a period of a few years when I really really wanted a sister (when I was maybe 7 until 10 or so). I asked my mom a...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-15-2016, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,119
Posted By Snydley
Interesting, I have a 9yo and I haven't seen what...

Interesting, I have a 9yo and I haven't seen what you are describing. Are you (and the pp) in a high ranked school district, by any chance? I am just curious.
Forum: Trying To Conceive   05-08-2016, 07:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 777
Posted By Snydley
I was as anxious as you about trying for #2...

I was as anxious as you about trying for #2 (http://www.mothering.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) , and after a long road that included some counseling I realized I didn't want any...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-25-2016, 06:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,231
Posted By Snydley
Hi- I think another important life skill is...

Hi-
I think another important life skill is to be able to stay (sleep) someplace completely on your own. My mom was very smothering (although she'd be considered free range by today's standards,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-12-2016, 05:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 882
Posted By Snydley
Hi- Thanks for your replies. I checked out...

Hi-
Thanks for your replies. I checked out the books suggested and I think "It's not the Stork" would be a good choice for her. As Linda said, I'm really looking to just let her know that...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-10-2016, 06:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 882
Posted By Snydley
talking with 9yo DD about periods, sex - looking for advice

Hi-
My DD is turning 9 in a few weeks, and my gut is telling me to tell her about periods and maybe the birds and the bees before she starts a new school in the fall (all the kids move to a grade...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-05-2016, 05:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,149
Posted By Snydley
14 is a really tough age. If I were you, I might...

14 is a really tough age. If I were you, I might have a sit down with him and just say "Tell me about how it feels to be you. What goes on in this house that pisses you off? What can I do...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-25-2016, 04:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,214
Posted By Snydley
My DD is in 3rd grade - if, when she was in 2nd...

My DD is in 3rd grade - if, when she was in 2nd grade, she received homework assignments like the ones you describe (put 12 words in alphabetical order) she would NOT have done them willingly by any...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-22-2016, 03:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,457
Posted By Snydley
I think this is your gut talking here and maybe...

I think this is your gut talking here and maybe you should listen. That scene you described in the car seems really abnormal and out of control to me.

That said, how many consequences can she...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-10-2016, 06:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 774
Posted By Snydley
Hi- Why do you think that exposure to...

Hi-
Why do you think that exposure to peanuts would cause him to be in a life-threatening situation? I ask this as an immunologist (who does not specialize in allergy) knowing that a positive...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-08-2016, 11:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,652
Posted By Snydley
No, it isn't. This concept of neuroplasticity is...

No, it isn't. This concept of neuroplasticity is now well established (albeit somewhat recently) and basically means that we are not as hard-wired as we previously thought and yes, altering how we...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-08-2016, 05:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,652
Posted By Snydley
Neurology research is showing that...

Neurology research is showing that internet/screen use rewires neural networks, causing users brains to look and perform differently. It's too much information at once, overloading what is called...
Forum: Learning at School   01-16-2016, 06:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,416
Posted By Snydley
I think in the case of cell phones and college...

I think in the case of cell phones and college kids, that the helicopter-style parents are exacerbating the problems their kids have with finding independence via cell phones. I can't remember where...
Forum: Learning at School   01-16-2016, 07:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,416
Posted By Snydley
I think the examples the pp gave of why their...

I think the examples the pp gave of why their kids have cell phones are unique circumstances and yes I agree that in those cases a cell phone would be a good idea. A 15 year old living on her own? ...
Forum: Learning at School   01-09-2016, 10:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,416
Posted By Snydley
No not necessary and a perpetual connection of...

No not necessary and a perpetual connection of parents to kids and kids to the internet can have many many downsides . What 'emergency' will happen that they need a direct line to you that cannot be...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-15-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 13,934
Posted By Snydley
Hmm..I'll chime in here- I wonder if he's...

Hmm..I'll chime in here-

I wonder if he's just really upset that he hasn't KISSED a girl, not that he doesn't have a girfriend per se. I remember being 15 and never been kissed and it really...
Forum: Mental Health   12-15-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,727
Posted By Snydley
Hi- I'm sorry to hear about what you are...

Hi-
I'm sorry to hear about what you are going through. I am also the child of an alcoholic, but from what you describe it sounds to me like the violence and instability in your childhood shaped...
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