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Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-15-2016, 10:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 324
Posted By Claudia Chapman
I think she may have meant newcomers to the world...

I think she may have meant newcomers to the world of parenting.

My suggestion is to always remind one another that even when we get angry we still love one another.
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-15-2016, 09:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 361
Posted By Claudia Chapman
First of all, don't blame yourself for this...

First of all, don't blame yourself for this happening. This isn't your fault. It sounds to me like you are a loving and caring big sister. It's wonderful that your little sister is able to trust you...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   09-15-2016, 07:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,040
Posted By Claudia Chapman
This must be the most interesting conundrum I've...

This must be the most interesting conundrum I've ever seen addressed in the mothering forums.

I absolutely understand your concerns and I do not believe you are being selfish. A "magical"...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   09-11-2016, 06:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By Claudia Chapman
Bear in mind that the blood test for Lyme Disease...

Bear in mind that the blood test for Lyme Disease is about as accurate as a coin toss. The chance for a false negative may be as high as 50%.

Lyme is not the only illness carried by ticks. In...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-08-2016, 02:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 566
Posted By Claudia Chapman
One thing that might help with the bonding is...

One thing that might help with the bonding is doing some energy work, perhaps using eft.

A simple form of energy work would be to very deliberately set aside ten minutes a day where you...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-08-2016, 02:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 566
Posted By Claudia Chapman
You love your child but you had postpartum...

You love your child but you had postpartum depression. This wasn't something you chose to have happen. You did your best under the circumstances. Our emotions are not the same as our actions - we...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   09-08-2016, 07:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,156
Posted By Claudia Chapman
Why did your fiancée and his wife divorce? ...

Why did your fiancée and his wife divorce?

How long have you been engaged? What is your fiancées plan for having you and his former wife meet?

Do you think it would be a good idea to go for...
Forum: August 2016 Due Date Club   09-01-2016, 01:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 422
Posted By Claudia Chapman
I hope you're in labor already. Are you...

I hope you're in labor already.

Are you somewhere in Brooklyn where you can stand on the earth? If you are go outside and kick off your shoes and stand directly on the earth. Close your eyes and...
Forum: Grief and Loss   09-01-2016, 01:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,195
Posted By Claudia Chapman
There is nothing irrational or superstitious...

There is nothing irrational or superstitious about your concerns. I wouldn't even call them fears - they are legitimate concerns which are based in fact.

I don't think you need to take "years" to...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   08-29-2016, 06:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By Claudia Chapman
You need an authority figure to tell your husband...

You need an authority figure to tell your husband that what you're experiencing is not at all unusual and that just "smiling" or maintaining a "positive" attitude won't help. I try not to generalize...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   08-28-2016, 08:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 303
Posted By Claudia Chapman
I'm so sorry that you were put in this difficult...

I'm so sorry that you were put in this difficult position, but I believe you need arrange to return these children tomorrow morning. You were very specific with the agency that you were only able to...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   08-28-2016, 08:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,133
Posted By Claudia Chapman
Since laws about dominatricing vary from state to...

Since laws about dominatricing vary from state to state I think you would be wise to seek legal counsel on this one.
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-20-2016, 08:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,471
Posted By Claudia Chapman
I'm so glad to hear that she's in your corner! Do...

I'm so glad to hear that she's in your corner! Do all you can to keep that relationship going. A strong bond with your child's grandmother will be a great emotional support for you and will be good...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-20-2016, 06:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 901
Posted By Claudia Chapman
Meanwhile I'm sure that people are holding you in...

Meanwhile I'm sure that people are holding you in their hearts and sending prayerful, healing energy your way. Sit back and binge watch something absorbing between now and Tuesday. And take Monday...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-20-2016, 06:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 901
Posted By Claudia Chapman
I don't have much to contribute other than to...

I don't have much to contribute other than to confirm that magnesium absolutely causes diarrhea. It's what they give you before a colonoscopy to empty you out. A deficiency in magnesium will,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-20-2016, 05:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 504
Posted By Claudia Chapman
Do you think the "I can't be friends with you if...

Do you think the "I can't be friends with you if you don't believe in god" business is a reflection of the families beliefs? This might provide a way out of the friendship if the family isn't...
Forum: October 2016 Due Date Club   08-20-2016, 11:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 310
Posted By Claudia Chapman
Why are you restricting yourself to three small...

Why are you restricting yourself to three small meals a day?
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-20-2016, 10:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By Claudia Chapman
It's such an interesting study isn't it? I just...

It's such an interesting study isn't it? I just heard from a distant cousin in England and can now trace back to the very early 1700s.

I'm not sure if you're asking if there's a biological reason...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-20-2016, 10:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By Claudia Chapman
PS Obviously any behavior, such as erratic...

PS
Obviously any behavior, such as erratic driving, that puts the child at risk is completely unacceptable. However I can see how filming an encounter with the ex-partner when she is angry could...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-20-2016, 09:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By Claudia Chapman
There's a great deal that isn't explained in your...

There's a great deal that isn't explained in your post. Was your current significant other married? Was the baby planned? When did the relationship with the mother of his child end? When did you come...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-18-2016, 01:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 504
Posted By Claudia Chapman
Do you think it's an unhealthy friendship? Would...

Do you think it's an unhealthy friendship? Would you like to see it over with but you don't want to be the bad guy who ends it?

What is your instinct telling you about the friendship?
Forum: Site Help   08-16-2016, 04:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 607
Posted By Claudia Chapman
I've had this happen when I thought I was signed...

I've had this happen when I thought I was signed in but actually wasn't.
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-15-2016, 08:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,471
Posted By Claudia Chapman
You are already a good mom. Seriously. You...

You are already a good mom. Seriously. You reached out for help through sadness and uncertainty. That's what a good mom does. You'll learn and you'll improvise.

And the loneliness and the pain of...
Forum: Parenting   08-15-2016, 04:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By Claudia Chapman
You could go over their home and see what needs...

You could go over their home and see what needs to be baby-proofed. Then help them make the necessary changes. If the sliding door is the only problem shut and lock it yourself when you go over...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-14-2016, 08:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,471
Posted By Claudia Chapman
If you explain yourself to someone and they don't...

If you explain yourself to someone and they don't get it, please don't give up. You might need to talk to a couple of folks before you find the help you need. Not everyone will be a good fit.

If...
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