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Forum: Parenting   05-21-2016, 02:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 879
Posted By Nightwish
What is the consequence for refusing to help? ...

What is the consequence for refusing to help?

What is the teen's plan for compensating you for the broken computer?
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-19-2016, 06:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,146
Posted By Nightwish
She's five. I think this is pretty normal for her...

She's five. I think this is pretty normal for her age. I haven't met yet a 5 yo who can go through a bedtime routine independently. I don't think she's misbehaving and needs to be punished for it.
...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-17-2016, 06:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 721
Posted By Nightwish
I would go with what the two girls want. I would...

I would go with what the two girls want. I would talk to the mother and reach an agreement; maybe the little brother can play for a bit then leave the two girls alone.
Does the sister want him...
Forum: Parenting   05-15-2016, 01:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 879
Posted By Nightwish
My oldest is 11 and I can't imagine spanking him...

My oldest is 11 and I can't imagine spanking him or putting locks all over the house because of him.

Your son is old enough to be held accountable, but also to have some input. Put some...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-22-2016, 02:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,039
Posted By Nightwish
[http://www.freerangekids.com/kids-play-in-backyar...

[http://www.freerangekids.com/kids-play-in-backyard-while-mom-does-dishes-an-investigation-ensues/ QUOTE=philomom;19381753]Um, so? Better a hundred parents are investigated than one child suffer...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-16-2016, 12:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,039
Posted By Nightwish
I would stay out of it. The police was there and...

I would stay out of it. The police was there and decided not to intervene. The girl goes to daycare so there are other eyes on her. You might cause a lot of trouble for an innocent mother.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-05-2016, 02:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 909
Posted By Nightwish
I make my kids say please and thank you. When...

I make my kids say please and thank you. When they borrow each other's toys they have to ask nicely. When they open their birthday presents they must read the cards and say something nice to the...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   02-12-2016, 04:58 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,586
Posted By Nightwish
Yes, definitely a personal choice but you just...

Yes, definitely a personal choice but you just took this choice from the only person it affects: your son.

YOUR personal choice would be to get a circ for yourself.
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   02-02-2016, 06:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,804
Posted By Nightwish
Speaking from experience, that's definitely not...

Speaking from experience, that's definitely not true. I've had two light sleepers (especially my first) as babies, and they both became excellent sleepers once they didn't need me anymore. And I...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-17-2016, 05:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,686
Posted By Nightwish
I don't talk much to my kids about kidnapping...

I don't talk much to my kids about kidnapping because the chance for them to be kidnapped is so remote.
I teach them to be friendly and polite with strangers and answer when someone says hi....
Forum: Parenting   01-16-2016, 04:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,009
Posted By Nightwish
Not essential but important imo. in my...

Not essential but important imo.
in my experience the people who can't swim (and I know many) stay away from deep water. From what I've read people who can swim
but are overconfident can get in...
Forum: Education   12-27-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 902
Posted By Nightwish
No punishments and no rewards. I have to make...

No punishments and no rewards. I have to make sure we're not rushed the first (dozen) times we start implementing a new thing. I find that having plenty of time to include any whining and dawdling...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-06-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,894
Posted By Nightwish
I also have an almost 11 yo and thinking of...

I also have an almost 11 yo and thinking of getting him an Ipod for Christmas. He's not really interested in toys anymore so we're going with electronics now.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-04-2015, 11:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,159
Posted By Nightwish
I would argue that 5-9 have the capacity of...

I would argue that 5-9 have the capacity of listening and being respectful and there is nothing wrong with being offended if you as a parent are being treated with disrespect.
But I would specify...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-01-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 651
Posted By Nightwish
I would never, ever tell a little child she is...

I would never, ever tell a little child she is not welcome in her own house. She depends on you for her very survival and she will be terrified. A 5yo still need a lot of supervision and guidance....
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-29-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 711
Posted By Nightwish
You are doing great SW. Take good care of...

You are doing great SW. Take good care of yourself and keep it up. Don't waste your energy on your foster mom and dad.
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-29-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By Nightwish
My dd is also 6 and gets $1 a week. She has a...

My dd is also 6 and gets $1 a week.
She has a ton of toys and books, so she doesn't really need it. But I find that allowance is a great tool for kids to learn about money.
She knows the coins and...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-29-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 711
Posted By Nightwish
I admit I don't have a teen, but if I were you I...

I admit I don't have a teen, but if I were you I would think about moving out. Think of what you want to do long term and go from there. Graduate high school if you haven't yet and plan for college...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-27-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,803
Posted By Nightwish
I stopped with both mine when they were around 4....

I stopped with both mine when they were around 4. We used to put them to bed and tell them they were welcome to join us in our bed when we go to sleep. At first, they would come 2-3 times a week,...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-25-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,262
Posted By Nightwish
I highly recommend Ellyn Satter's book "Your...

I highly recommend Ellyn Satter's book "Your child's weight". It saved my sanity.

Basically just make sure you have regular meals and snacks - don't let them graze mindlessly in front of a screen....
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-24-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 858
Posted By Nightwish
I coslept with both mine until they were 4 yo. ...

I coslept with both mine until they were 4 yo.
Don't worry too much about time or frequency of feeding, your baby is still very young. In time, you can set limits.
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-22-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,429
Posted By Nightwish
I limit my kids' activities to two during school...

I limit my kids' activities to two during school year and one in summer. Most of them take place on Saturdays - so evenings are relaxed, but our weekends are crazy.
NiteNicole, I'd rather my kids do...
Forum: Parenting   08-02-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,669
Posted By Nightwish
I don't pay my kids to do chores. They are...

I don't pay my kids to do chores. They are expected to clean after themselves, make their beds and help with meals - well, mostly ds, as dd is too little. They do get an allowance - ds' s is big...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-22-2014, 03:47 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 8,807
Posted By Nightwish
I doubt you have the slightest clue about your...

I doubt you have the slightest clue about your culture. My godson's mother is African, and he was breasfed until he was a preschooler. Most of my colleagues at work are Muslims, and although they are...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-21-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 8,807
Posted By Nightwish
Omg, this is hilarious! !! I think we've just...

Omg, this is hilarious! !!
I think we've just scarred this poor kid for life! Now wait until he sues all MDC and we'll have to pay for his therapy!

I just browsed this thread, but I had to lol at...
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