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Forum: The Childhood Years   Yesterday, 06:59 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By NiteNicole
You need some consequences for his getting out of...

You need some consequences for his getting out of bed that early. He's clearly still tired because he goes back to sleep. My daughter would be an early riser, too, but since she's been old enough...
Forum: Education   07-10-2017, 10:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,965
Posted By NiteNicole
The people who make policy and budget decisions...

The people who make policy and budget decisions for our schools should have to send their children to public school, otherwise they have no reason NOT to gut our schools or see them as just another...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-26-2017, 05:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 570
Posted By NiteNicole
If he can pull out for just math, maybe let him...

If he can pull out for just math, maybe let him try it for nine weeks and see what it's like. My daughter is in a self-contained gifted class so it's a bit more commitment and they don't get to be...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-17-2017, 02:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 583
Posted By NiteNicole
I don't know. I never paid my parents rent, but I...

I don't know. I never paid my parents rent, but I did contribute and cover my own expenses (car, gas, insurance, food, clothes, etc) in any short time I was living at home - between semesters or...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-13-2017, 10:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,232
Posted By NiteNicole
I don't have any advice. I haven't been in your...

I don't have any advice. I haven't been in your situation. It sounds like you are very supportive of your son, and that's wonderful. Your husband and daughters may just need a little more time to...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-05-2017, 10:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,206
Posted By NiteNicole
I have a daughter, nieces, and a big GS troop so...

I have a daughter, nieces, and a big GS troop so I'm around little girls all. the. time. and they are not always the most pleasant of dining companions. I don't want to watch them shovel food in...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-05-2017, 10:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 806
Posted By NiteNicole
They are kids, so you have to be direct. If you...

They are kids, so you have to be direct. If you hedge, or give excuses, or try to reason, they will just keep looking for a way to get a yes, and sometimes the answer is no. No, you need to go home...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-18-2017, 01:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,203
Posted By NiteNicole
I'm sorry. How difficult! Have you spoken to...

I'm sorry. How difficult! Have you spoken to any of his teachers or guidance counselor? In my experience, that's a good place to start with social things.

My daughter goes to a really huge...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-27-2016, 08:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,243
Posted By NiteNicole
You need a lawyer, right now. He is violent and...

You need a lawyer, right now. He is violent and abusive. You need to get on this before he does, because if he is going to have any kind of visitation, you want to be in control of that and you...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   12-26-2016, 02:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,529
Posted By NiteNicole
Doesn't it make more sense to make sure he's...

Doesn't it make more sense to make sure he's cleaning up, washing, and bathing well before turning his diet upside down? If you think it's his breath, make sure he's brushing his teeth. Next time...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-21-2016, 04:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,075
Posted By NiteNicole
I think from three to four is when my daughter...

I think from three to four is when my daughter needed the most supervision and the most keeping busy. If left to entertain herself in her own way, things could get out of hand quickly. I made peace...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-04-2016, 08:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,560
Posted By NiteNicole
I would say about 1/3 of the girls in our troop -...

I would say about 1/3 of the girls in our troop - all fifth graders - have started their periods (what can I say, moms talk) - some as early as the end of third grade. Ten is hormone freak out...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-27-2016, 01:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,560
Posted By NiteNicole
My daughter is also ten and according to the...

My daughter is also ten and according to the parents of her friends, all their girls have pretty much lost their minds and have become moody little time bombs. Mine hasn't yet but she tends to be...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-30-2016, 09:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,958
Posted By NiteNicole
I have been involved with GS with my daughter for...

I have been involved with GS with my daughter for almost six years (this will be our sixth) and a leader for five of those and every year I try to find something for our girls that is better than GS....
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-28-2016, 03:59 PM
Replies: 9
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Views: 861
Posted By NiteNicole
Don't YOU have to sign something before they give...

Don't YOU have to sign something before they give any vax? I've never had a doctor give my child anything without running it past me first. If I ok it, pretty sure it falls on me.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-04-2016, 11:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,532
Posted By NiteNicole
It's great if swimming is offered, but it should...

It's great if swimming is offered, but it should not be required.

Swimming was an option at our high school and pretty much no one took it, and if you asked why all the girls said the same thing...
Forum: Family Safety   03-21-2016, 11:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,890
Posted By NiteNicole
There are things you can do to rig the doors so...

There are things you can do to rig the doors so they don't slam. I know this is kind of late, but if you happen to check in, maybe you'll see this. There's something called a Door Mouse Finger...
Forum: Learning at School   03-21-2016, 11:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,546
Posted By NiteNicole
It's different from state to state, and even...

It's different from state to state, and even school to school.

My daughter started gifted in first grade. At that time, it was "enrichment" - project and research based, no extra homework, 90...
Forum: Toys, Games, Books, Music and other Media   12-15-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,169
Posted By NiteNicole
I remember buying them from Oompa toys, but that...

I remember buying them from Oompa toys, but that was about ten years ago.
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-29-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 511
Posted By NiteNicole
My daughter is almost ten and she has been...

My daughter is almost ten and she has been getting allowance for a few years now. She gets as many $ per week as she is old. So she's about to go up to $10. It's a small enough amount so that if...
Forum: Learning at School   10-21-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,290
Posted By NiteNicole
My daughter has been in gifted since first grade....

My daughter has been in gifted since first grade. In K, she really needed to learn things like how to deal with a large group, take directions, organize her stuff, etc, so she had lots to keep her...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-09-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,046
Posted By NiteNicole
We had a similar situation with another girl and...

We had a similar situation with another girl and my daughter. Her mother and I had to work closely together in an activity the girls shared. It was a huge relief to me when the mom and daughter...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-03-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,838
Posted By NiteNicole
Have you ever checked her blood sugar (or yours)...

Have you ever checked her blood sugar (or yours) during these crashes? Because that's not something to blow off. I hear a lot of people throw around "blood sugar crash" who have never actually...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-02-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 803
Posted By NiteNicole
Their kids are three and seven? At that point,...

Their kids are three and seven? At that point, it's not having kids over to play, it's free babysitting.

It is ok to say no, not today.
It is ok to say no, you can not swim in our pool. Ever. ...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-28-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,429
Posted By NiteNicole
Put her in the club. She will figure out pretty...

Put her in the club. She will figure out pretty quickly that a. no one wins all the time and b. crying about it isn't what's done.

I promise she won't be the only crier, I promise.

Also, I...
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