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Forum: Single Parenting   04-04-2011, 08:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,180
Posted By Minxie
You might also want to check out the Gentle...

You might also want to check out the Gentle Discipline board. There are lots of great ideas there, even if you don't subscribe to GD.
Forum: Single Parenting   03-09-2011, 08:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 550
Posted By Minxie
Totally agree and it will take some time. Be...

Totally agree and it will take some time. Be patient and give them extra love while they transition to the new arrangement.
 
Quote:Originally Posted by...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-09-2011, 08:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 362
Posted By Minxie
I disagree with this. Part of parenting is doing...

I disagree with this. Part of parenting is doing stuff with and for your kids for their benefit, not yours. He should suck it up and bring his son to practices; the OP would have to do so were...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-05-2011, 03:09 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,426
Posted By Minxie
1) He's stable & secure, emotionally 2) He's a...

1) He's stable & secure, emotionally
2) He's a lot of fun/you have a lot of common interests
3) He's ready to commit & cohabitate when you are
4) He is very intelligent
5) He's stable & secure,...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-19-2011, 05:48 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,736
Posted By Minxie
There's a guy at work who has been flirting with...

There's a guy at work who has been flirting with me. He's too young for me but it's nice to flirt with someone.
Forum: Single Parenting   01-26-2011, 09:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,615
Posted By Minxie
I don't have a lot of experience with this as my...

I don't have a lot of experience with this as my ex lives several states away and goes more than a year without seeing our son but...
 
...I can offer a suggestion for dealing with your...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-22-2011, 09:50 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,780
Posted By Minxie
This is my ex. He earns six figures and...

This is my ex. He earns six figures and regularly receives promotions and raises. He then complains that I am avaricious when I email him that the daycare tuition has increased another $100 or...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-20-2011, 06:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 515
Posted By Minxie
My DS went through this also. I found it helpful...

My DS went through this also. I found it helpful to talk with him about how he was feeling, modeling what I felt was more in line with his concerns.
 
"You sound very upset with me. Are you...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-18-2011, 06:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 414
Posted By Minxie
A divorced coworker of mine splits that time...

A divorced coworker of mine splits that time with his ex-wife; they have 50/50 but she's still considered the CP. He will take the first day and she does the second, or whatever works best for the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-17-2011, 09:03 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,024
Posted By Minxie
My son will be 5.5 (Feb b-day) when he starts...

My son will be 5.5 (Feb b-day) when he starts this year.
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-17-2011, 09:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 718
Posted By Minxie
This is why we go to "Old MacDonald's" instead...

This is why we go to "Old MacDonald's" instead of MickeyD's. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-17-2011, 08:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By Minxie
If he is allowed to throw balls and dog toys in...

If he is allowed to throw balls and dog toys in the house, I think that's a great idea! http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif We don't throw things in the house here so our solution...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-17-2011, 08:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 357
Posted By Minxie
Another vote for normal three-year-old behavior...

Another vote for normal three-year-old behavior and a caution that your expectations are set a bit high. You said that you knew your expectations are set high for an average toddler but he has been...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-17-2011, 07:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,970
Posted By Minxie
Something else to consider as I went through...

Something else to consider as I went through this with my DS when our life was in a bit of upheaval: she IS testing her limits with you. I talked to my son and found out that basically he wanted to...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-15-2011, 08:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,148
Posted By Minxie
I came over from the main page and second both...

I came over from the main page and second both the Dove for sensitive skin and the rec to see a dr regarding a possible yeast infection. I find Dial and Ivory both very drying for my skin,...
Forum: Family Safety   01-15-2011, 08:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 460
Posted By Minxie
Have you considered using a blanket on the...

Have you considered using a blanket on the floor? Babyproof that area and let him/her go. At four months, they won't be going far and it gives them valuable tummy time....
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-15-2011, 08:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 344
Posted By Minxie
You can find locks, magnetic or otherwise, for...

You can find locks, magnetic or otherwise, for cabinets, dishwashers and ovens at your local hardware store. The magnetic ones are very good as they are impossible to open without the key, even for...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-15-2011, 08:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,604
Posted By Minxie
My sister bought a frame designed to hold about...

My sister bought a frame designed to hold about an inch of artwork at a time; it opens like a book. The first picture is displayed and the remainder is stored directly behind it. If you have an art...
Forum: Multicultural Families   01-14-2011, 06:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,909
Posted By Minxie
"Wal-Mart."...

"Wal-Mart." http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif
 
I am white and I find it incredibly rude to be quizzed about my ethnic heritage, let alone my son who is biracial. When I...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-11-2011, 07:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 805
Posted By Minxie
-cut with a sharp knife? Age 4 with...

-cut with a sharp knife?
Age 4 with supervision
 
-use a toaster?
Age 3
 
-stir something hot on the stove?
Age 2 with help and supervision
 
-take something out of a hot oven?
Forum: Parenting   01-03-2011, 07:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,686
Posted By Minxie
My family found out for the first time this...

My family found out for the first time this Christmas that I am not a Christian. They found out by accident as my sister overheard my four-year-old DS ask me:
 
"Mom, is Aunt Bethie a Christian?"...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-02-2011, 04:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 576
Posted By Minxie
WRT to the email: send him an email after each...

WRT to the email: send him an email after each text and phone call, stating verbatim what he said and recording the conversation. Eventually, he'll get the hint and start emailing you. At the very...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-02-2011, 03:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 747
Posted By Minxie
Yeah, I know what you mean. Just remember,...

Yeah, I know what you mean. Just remember, living well is the best revenge. He is the one missing out on seeing your DD grow and mature.
 
My son, who regularly tells me that I am the BEST MOM...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-30-2010, 08:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,029
Posted By Minxie
Dear ex,   When I emailed you regarding our...

Dear ex,
 
When I emailed you regarding our son's interests and provided links to some inexpensive gifts he would like, that was to help YOU.
 
When I emailed you our son's Christmas List, at...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-30-2010, 08:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 747
Posted By Minxie
I am going through this with my son's dad. He...

I am going through this with my son's dad. He pays the CS faithfully but isn't all that interested in an actual relationship with our kid. I was angry with him at Christmas because he sent stuff...
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