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Forum: The Childhood Years   08-20-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 386
Posted By earthus76
Red face "Green" Carnival Prizes

I am helping to plan my child's school carnival and am looking for some "green" carnival game prizes. Ideas?? I don't want to give out plastic crap that will end up in the garbage. Thank you!
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-04-2012, 09:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 199
Posted By earthus76
Hello All!    I want my 4.5 year old to be...

Hello All! 
 
I want my 4.5 year old to be able to (1) fall asleep by herself - right now my husband or I have to lay by her until she conks out.  and (2) stay in her own bed all night.  She is...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-30-2010, 07:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,557
Posted By earthus76
My dd will be 3 in Sept. She has been playing...

My dd will be 3 in Sept. She has been playing with her big sister's lego blocks. We have a big flat lego sheet that she sits and fills and then adds layers, calling it her "robot." She also LOVES...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-09-2009, 03:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,151
Posted By earthus76
When my dd was 7 she saw something on tv about...

When my dd was 7 she saw something on tv about ghosts and then picked up a book at school about aliens... oh my, she was afraid to walk through the house by herself - we had to stand in the doorway...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-23-2009, 07:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 886
Posted By earthus76
I always have the most luck with my 9 y.o. when...

I always have the most luck with my 9 y.o. when I approach it with "Let's clean your room" - a job to do together. She will scrub the bathroom, fold clothes and put them away - even make MY bed...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-18-2009, 02:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By earthus76
Thank you for the reminders! I just needed a...

Thank you for the reminders! I just needed a refresher http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-17-2009, 05:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By earthus76
Sigh. Increasingly, my nine y.o. dd is taking on...

Sigh. Increasingly, my nine y.o. dd is taking on a very disrespectful attitude w/ inappropriate behavior towards me especially, but also her dad.

For example, If she can't find her shoes in the...
Forum: Natural Body Care   11-15-2009, 01:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,136
Posted By earthus76
Thanks to both of you... I'm going to look into...

Thanks to both of you... I'm going to look into the pads. I've heard of botox which just sounds crazy to me most of the time and then there are days when I'm ready to do ANYTHING!
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-15-2009, 01:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By earthus76
Sounds like playful parenting to...

Sounds like playful parenting to me!http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif
Forum: Natural Body Care   11-13-2009, 01:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,136
Posted By earthus76
I am ALWAYS pitting out. I teach college classes...

I am ALWAYS pitting out. I teach college classes and it is embarrassing how HUGE my pit-sweat circles are. I don't use antipersperiant (doesn't work anyways) and am currently using some natural deo....
Forum: Women's Health   11-13-2009, 12:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 429
Posted By earthus76
Quote: Originally Posted by kjbrown92...

Quote:
Originally Posted by kjbrown92 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14655194)
For my DS, anxiety and trouble falling...
Forum: Women's Health   11-10-2009, 06:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 429
Posted By earthus76
Quote: Originally Posted by rhianna813...

Quote:
Originally Posted by rhianna813 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14653371)
Last year I had a short but extreme bout...
Forum: Women's Health   11-10-2009, 05:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 429
Posted By earthus76
Quote: Originally Posted by SandyMom...

Quote:
Originally Posted by SandyMom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14653079)
I personally wouldn't feel comfortable...
Forum: Women's Health   11-10-2009, 04:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 429
Posted By earthus76
Quote: Originally Posted by Evie's Mama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Evie's Mama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14653013)
Will she drink tea? Traditional...
Forum: Women's Health   11-10-2009, 04:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 429
Posted By earthus76
I saw the Hylands Calm forte at the co-op - I...

I saw the Hylands Calm forte at the co-op - I will give that a try, thank you for the rec. I've never heard of a magnesium supplement - thank you so much - I will definitely look into that!
Forum: Women's Health   11-10-2009, 04:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 429
Posted By earthus76
My 9 y.o dd has trouble falling asleep many...

My 9 y.o dd has trouble falling asleep many nights... which often leads to anxiety and full-on freak outs. I practice deep breathing with her, rub her back with lavender oil, tuck her back in after...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-10-2009, 02:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 776
Posted By earthus76
We have played "sleeping beauty" - a game in...

We have played "sleeping beauty" - a game in which everyone must be quiet. Whoever is quiet the longest "wins." Its great for the car and my dd always thought it was fun...
Forum: Parenting   03-29-2009, 02:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By earthus76
I am thinking about taking my kids to visit San...

I am thinking about taking my kids to visit San Fran this summer. My dh will likely not have enough vacation time to go with us... so it would be me, 9 year old dd1 and 23 month old dd2 (she turns 1...
Forum: Natural Body Care   02-04-2009, 01:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,863
Posted By earthus76
avantgauze, I have the same problem! I have to...

avantgauze, I have the same problem! I have to wear dark colored shirts - always.

tinyblackdot, I am going to try the cornstarch!
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-03-2009, 04:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 321
Posted By earthus76
http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hu...

http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif I was there a year ago. For my daughter it was fear of ghosts that kept her awake all hours of the night. Wish I had words of wisdom to pass...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-16-2009, 03:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 606
Posted By earthus76
Quote: Originally Posted by j924...

Quote:
Originally Posted by j924 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13003004)
Can she participate in a different way? Maybe...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-16-2009, 03:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 606
Posted By earthus76
[QUOTE=EnviroBecca;13003077]http://www.mothering....

[QUOTE=EnviroBecca;13003077]http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/angry.gif Well, what is the teacher doing to help her be comfortable speaking up?!? Gifted kids often are unusual in...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-16-2009, 02:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 606
Posted By earthus76
My 8 y.o. dd has always been *incredibly* shy,...

My 8 y.o. dd has always been *incredibly* shy, slow to warm up, nervous and prone to anxiety. Nonetheless, she has adjusted to school pretty well. . . she interacts with her peers fine, has good...
Forum: Parenting   01-14-2009, 07:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 840
Posted By earthus76
I'm in the same boat, but learning to be kinder...

I'm in the same boat, but learning to be kinder to myself. I just finished reading the book "Mothering without a Map." I highly recommend it to any mother that cannot use her own mother as a guide...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-09-2009, 01:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,476
Posted By earthus76
My dd moved out when she was 3 ... but she's...

My dd moved out when she was 3 ... but she's been back for the past year (she is 8) ever since dd2 was born Sept. 07. I get a lot of criticism for her being in our room and I didn't handle her needs...
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