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Forum: Parents as Partners   01-26-2011, 09:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 891
Posted By Petie1104
DH will always tell me where he plans on going...

DH will always tell me where he plans on going but it is a loose plan. He will also let me know about what time I should expect them home.  But its more for my piece of mind than anything else. 
Forum: Parenting   01-26-2011, 04:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By Petie1104
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Quote:Originally Posted by sonrisaa29 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1294269/i-m-concerned#post_16216992)

Could it...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-26-2011, 04:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 594
Posted By Petie1104
Maybe you could try to lengthen, slowly, the...

Maybe you could try to lengthen, slowly, the amount of time she stays in her bed.  Put a clock in her room and when you put her to bed then say, "now if you wake up before the clock says, 11:00 then...
Forum: Learning at School   01-26-2011, 03:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,324
Posted By Petie1104
I do fundraising, I don't volunteer.   I am...

I do fundraising, I don't volunteer.
 
I am willing to work at fundraising, probably because having been in band during my school years, with parents who couldn't afford to pay for everything I...
Forum: Parenting   01-26-2011, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By Petie1104
I wrote a post a while back about a neighbor's...

I wrote a post a while back about a neighbor's child who was friends with my kids.  Now, I don't know how to handle a new situation.  Basically, I have made it a point not to allow ds2 to visit with...
Forum: Parenting   01-26-2011, 02:34 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 9,645
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Forum: Pets   01-26-2011, 02:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,335
Posted By Petie1104
When I was single I had a tarantula.  He died...

When I was single I had a tarantula.  He died when dss was about 3 or 4 and I haven't had the opportunity to have another one, but if I had to choose, that's what I would get.  Mine was really...
Forum: Parenting   01-26-2011, 02:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,144
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Forum: Parenting   01-25-2011, 09:22 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,769
Posted By Petie1104
DS 2 favorite color right now is red, and as far...

DS 2 favorite color right now is red, and as far as he's concerned, pink is just light red, so he loves it. 
 
With that said, if you don't like the idea of him wearing it, you could go get some...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-25-2011, 09:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 208
Posted By Petie1104
I wish I had suggestions.  Unfortunately I have...

I wish I had suggestions.  Unfortunately I have a screamer, not a whiner.  I do know that when dd starts to scream at me I look at her and say, "I'll be glad to listen when you want to talk to me. ...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-25-2011, 09:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 431
Posted By Petie1104
I'm going to say this, and I'll probably be told...

I'm going to say this, and I'll probably be told I'm wrong, but I have to say it...
 
Spanking works.
 
So do time outs, withholding affection, CIO, beatings, torture, abuse, etc.
 
The...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-25-2011, 03:17 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,097
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Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-24-2011, 11:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 140
Posted By Petie1104
With my digestive issues, and dd's temper (I'm...

With my digestive issues, and dd's temper (I'm wondering if it is partly food related), and ds 2 acting some days like he's autistic and others he's fairly outgoing (again, I have to wonder if diet...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-24-2011, 11:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,399
Posted By Petie1104
I have the highest hopes for you in this.  I...

I have the highest hopes for you in this.  I really think that if it works as planned, the kids will not have to have split loyalties of which parent to spend time with.  That would be nice.  I...
Forum: Learning at School   01-24-2011, 09:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,362
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Forum: The Childhood Years   01-24-2011, 02:21 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,097
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Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-24-2011, 02:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 175
Posted By Petie1104
DS went to school and they had AR store. ...

DS went to school and they had AR store.  Apparently when he gets AR points he earns AR dollars that he can use at the AR store.  Well, he picked me up a tootsie roll (he knows I LOVE me some...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-24-2011, 01:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,399
Posted By Petie1104
I'm not a single parent but saw the title and...

I'm not a single parent but saw the title and had to read....
 
Are you OK staying single for the next 12 years?  Is your soon to be ex?  I think that would cause some tension if one of you...
Forum: Allergies   01-24-2011, 11:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 636
Posted By Petie1104
Just wondering, have they checked for...

Just wondering, have they checked for parasites?  Ds2 had a high allersomething level (can't remember what the doc called it) and it turns out he had parasites.  We had initially gone in with...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-24-2011, 11:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,091
Posted By Petie1104
I'm on my 4th and last through this phase, and...

I'm on my 4th and last through this phase, and trust me, it can be a phase.  Though reinforcing the behavior will make it last longer.  I do love this one piece of information I got out of a book...
Forum: Parenting   01-24-2011, 11:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 263
Posted By Petie1104
I was in Barnes and Nobles a while back and...

I was in Barnes and Nobles a while back and found a book that I can't remember what it was called, but it showed how to draw blueprints and had activities in it to teach how to draw different...
Forum: Parenting   01-24-2011, 10:29 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,144
Posted By Petie1104
We named our kids names that don't have...

We named our kids names that don't have nicknames because I HATE nicknames and so does dh.  All our kids have names that are two syllables, and no nicknames available. 
 
I do have to say that we...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-24-2011, 10:02 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,097
Posted By Petie1104
OP, you said you have a basement that he went to...

OP, you said you have a basement that he went to for alone time.  Have you thought about possibly setting him up a bedroom down there?  Is he open to having a room that he CAN be garaunteed privacy...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-24-2011, 09:59 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,097
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Forum: The Childhood Years   01-23-2011, 07:13 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,097
Posted By Petie1104
I know you were frustrated, really trust me when...

I know you were frustrated, really trust me when I say that I do understand.  BUT, I think you need to address what frustrated him and why he reacted the way he did.  Now if he was frustrated...
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