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Forum: The Childhood Years   10-09-2012, 11:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 274
Posted By mirina
It is about the same in our family, but I do not...

It is about the same in our family, but I do not struggle with it :-). I like it that way. I have two DDs (almost 7yo and 4,5yo).There is no pressure on them to do activities, I would say, we stop...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-28-2012, 05:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 436
Posted By mirina
We don't need to do anything. We do not have TV...

We don't need to do anything. We do not have TV at home, I choose what we buy to eat and kids are still okay with it. They know already for a long time, that colorfull food in stores is here to get...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-27-2012, 04:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 988
Posted By mirina
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by meemee http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1359015/justin-bieber-jonas-brothers-merchandise/40#post_17058413)
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Forum: The Childhood Years   07-27-2012, 04:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 988
Posted By mirina
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by eclipse http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1359015/justin-bieber-jonas-brothers-merchandise/40#post_17058380)...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-27-2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 988
Posted By mirina
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by eclipse http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1359015/justin-bieber-jonas-brothers-merchandise/40#post_17058273)...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-27-2012, 11:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 847
Posted By mirina
No, you are not overreacting! I absolutelly...

No, you are not overreacting! I absolutelly agree with previous comments. No unsupervised time for your DS and FIL and a very clear conversation about the issue.
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-27-2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 988
Posted By mirina
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by meemee http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1359015/justin-bieber-jonas-brothers-merchandise/20#post_17057009)
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Forum: The Childhood Years   07-25-2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 650
Posted By mirina
My DD is starting grade 2 in September. Maybe...

My DD is starting grade 2 in September. Maybe her situation is a little bit different, because she is in Montessori school. But we are different in all ways you can imagine. We eat completely...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-11-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 8,746
Posted By mirina
Well, after calming down I would explain what...

Well, after calming down I would explain what could happen by playing with knives and what are knives for - but no longer than 5 minutes. I would say that since this equipment is very attractive for...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-11-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,340
Posted By mirina
Yes, it is pretty bad. I have 4yo and 6yo and I...

Yes, it is pretty bad. I have 4yo and 6yo and I get mad when I hear moms/dads saying that their kids (in age of my kids) ARE BAD. I teach my DDs that in my eyes no kid is bad, there is only bad...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   07-10-2012, 09:27 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,856
Posted By mirina
I would tell him, that seing it from his point...

I would tell him, that seing it from his point of view, your job starts the second he leaves the house in the morning and ends the second he returns home after his working day. Who will take care...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-10-2012, 08:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 225
Posted By mirina
I know what you are talking about. My 4yo is...

I know what you are talking about. My 4yo is about the same. In our family maybe the problem is that we don't speak English at home and she is not in the preschool yet. Her older sister is already...
Forum: Montessori   07-02-2012, 07:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,342
Posted By mirina
My DD has French at Montessori school, 4 times a...

My DD has French at Montessori school, 4 times a week in the afternoon. They use different materials than Montessori, but it is very active learning (speaking, writing, singing, drawing, signing)...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-02-2012, 07:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,522
Posted By mirina
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Chamsia http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-02-2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,758
Posted By mirina
My dd is 6.5yrs old and there is a change in her...

My dd is 6.5yrs old and there is a change in her attitude. She is talking back, she is sometimes aggresive and bothers physically her little sister (4yrs) more than before. I think she is a lot more...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-02-2012, 06:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 271
Posted By mirina
We have all books on bookshelves year-around,...

We have all books on bookshelves year-around, but our daughter (6.5 and 4) don't read them out of their particular season. I never gave thought about it before. We have even Christmas songs in car...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-04-2012, 07:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 639
Posted By mirina
Well, you are not, that's the truth. My response...

Well, you are not, that's the truth. My response would very much depend on the situation. If I am ready to give up as much control over my child as possible but still to keep her safe and healthy,...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-04-2012, 06:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,908
Posted By mirina
I am very grateful for this thread. I did not...

I am very grateful for this thread. I did not make to read all posts yet, but I want to recommend a book which helped me a lot (among others) to understand why kids act the way they act and how we...
Forum: TV-Free   04-25-2012, 08:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 530
Posted By mirina
There are plenty things your kids can do in the...

There are plenty things your kids can do in the meantime. But none of them will be as attractive as watching TV for sure. I am affraid you will need to give up your naps at least for some time till...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-25-2012, 07:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 168
Posted By mirina
That is a nice story indeed! My younger daughter...

That is a nice story indeed! My younger daughter (4yrs) played today with her friend in the park. They pretended to be puppies just before birth. They stuffed themselves into a tire and made strange...
Forum: Montessori   11-23-2011, 07:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 322
Posted By mirina
Girls, thanks for your responses. We had Parent...

Girls, thanks for your responses. We had Parent - teacher conference at my dd's school last week and I, of course, talked about this issue. They understood, but I don't think they would change it in...
Forum: Montessori   11-15-2011, 08:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 322
Posted By mirina
sbarr_NY: yes, it is primery or in Canada called...

sbarr_NY: yes, it is primery or in Canada called elementary. My dd was in casa for two years in the same school and I was very satisfied. She is happy there, I start to have some issues though. I...
Forum: Montessori   11-13-2011, 07:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 322
Posted By mirina
My dd attends level 1 at Montessori school. At...

My dd attends level 1 at Montessori school. At the beginning of this school year I've been shocked with the strategy they use to "encourage" kids to read. Children have one book to read at school...
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