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Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-12-2017, 07:08 PM
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Views: 385
Posted By hillymum
You can try bringing up the conversation about...

You can try bringing up the conversation about how he parents, the need for boundaries and routine, especially for a young child, and mention how it will be harder and harder each year for the child...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-18-2017, 08:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 946
Posted By hillymum
Why have you asked for advice, and when most...

Why have you asked for advice, and when most people give the same advice you argue against it? You seem to not understand that when a couple share children, they have to be able to deal with each...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-21-2017, 11:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 318
Posted By hillymum
I think the biggest thing is to just enjoy...

I think the biggest thing is to just enjoy yourself! You are going to a fun event, try to relax and just go with the flow. How much have you been around any kids before? If these are the first...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-21-2017, 11:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 445
Posted By hillymum
Hugs. I am so sorry! I hope whatever is going on...

Hugs. I am so sorry! I hope whatever is going on can be resolved ad you can find happiness again!
Forum: Single Parenting   05-17-2017, 08:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 338
Posted By hillymum
For a start, not putting your city and state in...

For a start, not putting your city and state in your profile. Other than that , and not putting too many details, how would he really know it was you? I take it he doesn't have access to your email...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-12-2017, 07:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,143
Posted By hillymum
Letitia, the quote I gave was to the American...

Letitia, the quote I gave was to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. See here. (http://www.acog.org/Patients/FAQs/Your-First-Gynecologic-Visit-Especially-for-Teens)
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-12-2017, 02:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,143
Posted By hillymum
If you google "when to start seeing an OBGYN" you...

If you google "when to start seeing an OBGYN" you will see "Women should start seeing their gynecologist at least once every year when they turn 18 years old, or when they start being sexually...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-12-2017, 09:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,335
Posted By hillymum
One of the discussions I have had with my boys...

One of the discussions I have had with my boys over time, has included subjects such as peer pressure into sexual acts, being emotionally mature enough for having a sexual relationship, and the need...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-11-2017, 06:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,035
Posted By hillymum
What agency is it that has you on a waiting list?...

What agency is it that has you on a waiting list? I have had all of my children assessed by psychiatrists (for depression and ADHD) and the time from first contact to assessment was about 6 weeks...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-11-2017, 06:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,335
Posted By hillymum
"In this article, they say that most abuse by...

"In this article, they say that most abuse by women of men (or other women) occurs in institutions or when the men are fairly young like your partner. But they do say some men were coerced by...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-09-2017, 12:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,024
Posted By hillymum
What is it that you are upset about? That they...

What is it that you are upset about? That they said they do not want to go to your house, or that they said it bluntly? I can't be the only person that finds it hard to believe they are reacting so...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-09-2017, 10:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,335
Posted By hillymum
Ummmm, your son would be correct on thinking men...

Ummmm, your son would be correct on thinking men are raped by women in a proportionate number as women are raped by men. My partner was raped by his then girlfriend who was older than him. It's...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-02-2017, 04:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 584
Posted By hillymum
Why did you not go to court to get parenting time?

Why did you not go to court to get parenting time?
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-19-2017, 07:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 998
Posted By hillymum
The teasing (bullying) is probably something he...

The teasing (bullying) is probably something he is sadly going to have to learn to tolerate, as middle schools are full of it. Are there any cubs he is interested in, that he could join? Can he look...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-03-2017, 09:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,232
Posted By hillymum
Can you do some practice scenes with your...

Can you do some practice scenes with your daughter and get her to react verbally? Her voice is a wonderful weapon against assault, especially in a place where there are other people. She can practice...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-22-2017, 04:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 639
Posted By hillymum
I might not be the best person to respond... ...

I might not be the best person to respond...

I've been divorced for over 5 years, my kids are 17, 16 and 12. Bf and I have been dating for 4 1/2 years. He has never been married, and lives almost...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-22-2017, 04:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 946
Posted By hillymum
I think it's only common manners to tell an ex...

I think it's only common manners to tell an ex spouse, who is still in contact due to children, that you are marrying. More to the point, it's vindictive and petty to not do so.

It kind...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-21-2017, 10:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,175
Posted By hillymum
My youngest (now 12) refused to even let solids...

My youngest (now 12) refused to even let solids near his mouth until after his second birthday. His first pediatrician kept telling me he was anemic, but after we moved when he was 18 months old,...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-21-2017, 09:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,128
Posted By hillymum
Yep, sounds like you need to start the bedtime...

Yep, sounds like you need to start the bedtime routine again. I do highs, lows and oh nos with my kids. If there is anything that they want to talk about that is when they bring it up, and then we...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-21-2017, 09:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 722
Posted By hillymum
I hope this has cleared up by now, or if it...

I hope this has cleared up by now, or if it hasn't, you have seen a doctor. When this has happened to any of my boys I have instructed them to dab a tiny amount of antibiotic cream on the sore, and...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   02-25-2017, 08:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 887
Posted By hillymum
If you have always known you want a big family,...

If you have always known you want a big family, that feeling is never going to go away IMO. Having bstepchildren is very different to having a child you carried and gave birth to. i think what you...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   02-25-2017, 08:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,101
Posted By hillymum
How many times have you met this guy? As a single...

How many times have you met this guy? As a single mom I have to admit I am very hesitant to let my kids meet any guys I have dated as I don't want them to become attached and for us to then break up....
Forum: Single Parenting   02-11-2017, 09:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,137
Posted By hillymum
I don't think anyone can really answer you...

I don't think anyone can really answer you without knowing why he is taking you to court. If it is for something reasonable then you will have to pay for your own expenses. Judges don't usually give...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-28-2016, 11:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,230
Posted By hillymum
What everyone else said. On the child...

What everyone else said.

On the child support front, you can not turn it down and expect to get any government help, so if there is any chance at all that you may need medicare, wick, or food...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-20-2016, 07:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,307
Posted By hillymum
Some trolls are just too obvious!

Some trolls are just too obvious!
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