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Forum: The Childhood Years   03-19-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 587
Posted By cattmom
This is information from Ellyn Satter, an RD who...

This is information from Ellyn Satter, an RD who is well known for her idea of the Division of Responsibility in eating and removing power struggles from the table. Both of the blog posts here have...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-12-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,165
Posted By cattmom
There are some stats concerning frequency/rarity...

There are some stats concerning frequency/rarity here: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6245a4.htm
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-02-2014, 02:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,153
Posted By cattmom
Peeing outside in well populated areas can...

Peeing outside in well populated areas can really overburden shared spaces. When I used to live, the local playgrounds reeked of that smell. One day I was sitting on the curb that separated the...
Forum: Learning at School   09-10-2013, 10:44 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 15,555
Posted By cattmom
At one preschool, tears and fear. At another,...

At one preschool, tears and fear. At another, super warm teachers, warm, well-planned environment and happy to run in every day. Same parents, same child.
First grade at one school, tears and fear....
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-15-2013, 03:39 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,912
Posted By cattmom
To be honest, I can't really remember the last...

To be honest, I can't really remember the last time we had a conversation like that. Maybe it's because bedtime and dinner aren't very far apart for us. As time goes on and bedtimes get later,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-14-2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,912
Posted By cattmom
I can't remember if Satter says anything about...

I can't remember if Satter says anything about it. We decided that nothing would be on offer after dinner, partly because I saw the awful nightly struggles that a relative and her kids had over...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-14-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,912
Posted By cattmom
I just wanted to add something about different...

I just wanted to add something about different parts of the tongue and different tastes. I was taught that, too, but it never made much sense to me. It turns out that it's a myth that arose when...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-14-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,912
Posted By cattmom
So many different approaches! I can only tell...

So many different approaches! I can only tell you what seems to be working for us. Before we became parents, I would cringe when certain families came to stay with us. Mealtimes were a pitched...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-27-2012, 01:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 890
Posted By cattmom
Oh, I remember this. It is awful. And it is...

Oh, I remember this. It is awful. And it is tiresome when everyone around you seems so mystified/filled with judgment. Everybody prefers the carefree mom who makes it look effortless, but oh well....
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-15-2012, 11:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 467
Posted By cattmom
Hi there,   There's a popular series of...

Hi there,
 
There's a popular series of books out there - your one year old, your two year old, etc. that tends to be pretty spot on about things. The advice they had for five year olds is that...
Forum: Canada   02-27-2012, 06:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 168
Posted By cattmom
The Friends of Waldorf Education in Vancouver is...

The Friends of Waldorf Education in Vancouver is hosting Growing Down, Waking Up: A Waldorf Approach to Understanding Child Development from 7 -9 p.m. Tuesday Feb. 28 at the Strathcona Community...
Forum: Canada   02-27-2012, 06:47 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 7,253
Posted By cattmom
Hi everybody ... The Friends of Waldorf...

Hi everybody ... The Friends of Waldorf Education in Vancouver is hosting Growing Down, Waking Up: A Waldorf Approach to Understanding Child Development from 7 -9 p.m. Tuesday Feb. 28 at the...
Forum: Waldorf   12-15-2011, 10:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 699
Posted By cattmom
When mine was a toddler she fell in love with a...

When mine was a toddler she fell in love with a plastic baby doll that wasn't in line with what I thought she should love, and couldn't have cared less about her pretty fabric doll and its wool...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-23-2011, 12:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,276
Posted By cattmom
And by "have" it, I meant "allow" it. Speaking...

And by "have" it, I meant "allow" it. Speaking from experience, children know where the fun is. If library and PE ARE fun, then your child will choose to go.
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-23-2011, 10:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,276
Posted By cattmom
Take him to the kindergarten where they have...

Take him to the kindergarten where they have half day K. If they do their jobs right and make it fun and he starts bonding with the other kids, then he'll start asking to stay for lunch and for the...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-23-2011, 02:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,085
Posted By cattmom
I wanted to add my support to First Time Mom and...

I wanted to add my support to First Time Mom and some of the others here. Mainly, I want to say that family relationships are often quite difficult. But as you get older you discover that there are...
Forum: Canada   11-05-2011, 12:35 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 7,253
Posted By cattmom
  I hope some in the Vancouver tribe will be...


I hope some in the Vancouver tribe will be reading and interested in this new group working on Steiner/Waldorf education within the city. The new mixed-age Friday morning class starts next week...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-27-2011, 09:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,403
Posted By cattmom
Some elaboration on the Canadian...

Some elaboration on the Canadian view: http://www.montrealgazette.com/health/Debate+renewed+over+Gardasil+vaccine/4680027/story.html
Here's what Merck is claiming for older women: "In a study...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-27-2011, 04:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,403
Posted By cattmom
Well, isn't this interesting. HealthCanada has...

Well, isn't this interesting. HealthCanada has just approved Gardasil for women up to 45. Maybe there's more than one way to look at the data?...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-22-2011, 03:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,403
Posted By cattmom
And I should elaborate... from what I've read,...

And I should elaborate... from what I've read, it takes months for an average healthy man to clear an HPV infection. According to research reported in this U.S. News article, it's an average of 7.5...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-22-2011, 03:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,403
Posted By cattmom
Just to clarify from some of the posts, there...

Just to clarify from some of the posts, there are more than 150 identified strains of HPV. Many - perhaps 30? - strains can cause genital warts. More than a dozen can lead to cancer.
Gardasil...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-16-2011, 02:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 877
Posted By cattmom
I'm no doctor, but I do know that a lot of...

I'm no doctor, but I do know that a lot of people whose children have Type I diabetes had stories like this shortly before they were diagnosed. Really hungry, really thirsty and losing weight. I...
Forum: Canada   02-06-2011, 08:40 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 10,730
Posted By cattmom
Hi Tricia! They have a Facebook page that's...

Hi Tricia!
They have a Facebook page that's called "Waldorf in Vancouver," and they have a google group here: http://groups.google.com/group/WaldorfinVan
Cat
Forum: Canada   02-05-2011, 10:14 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 10,730
Posted By cattmom
An update from the Waldorf in Vancouver page:  ...

An update from the Waldorf in Vancouver page: 
 
Our first meeting: Early Waldorf-inspired Education in Vancouver. Please come and invite your friends. Thursday February 17th 7 to 9 p.m. at the...
Forum: Waldorf   02-05-2011, 10:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 935
Posted By cattmom
We haven't bought figures from them, but we...

We haven't bought figures from them, but we bought a barn, a sort of henhouse/rabbithouse, and a fence. We've only had them for a few months but so far they seem beautiful and durable, with a good...
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