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Forum: Personal Growth   07-06-2009, 07:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,607
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My birthing experience was awesome. Besides...

My birthing experience was awesome. Besides being immensely spiritually rewarding and empowering, it now and will always remain the touchstone of my reasoning why I am allowed to do whatever it is I...
Forum: Parenting   07-05-2009, 03:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 634
Posted By Just My Opinion
I am extremely confident in my parenting, which...

I am extremely confident in my parenting, which is awesome for me, dh, and dd, but seems to be a turn-off to some other people. There is a sort of mommy-martyrdom that goes on a lot, and if you say,...
Forum: Parenting   07-03-2009, 09:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 989
Posted By Just My Opinion
Well, I wasn't overreacting LOL She came...

Well, I wasn't overreacting LOL

She came over, and I made it clear I expected her to stay (in a subtle way). The entire time she talked about how much work she had to do, all ((((sigh)))) and...
Forum: Parenting   07-03-2009, 12:42 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 6,802
Posted By Just My Opinion
Why tell your kid's gender when you can make...

Why tell your kid's gender when you can make them a worldwide human social experiment? I mean...how important is a penis or vagina, really, when book deals can be made?

Way to subvert the...
Forum: Parenting   07-01-2009, 11:36 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 4,725
Posted By Just My Opinion
Disengaging now...

Disengaging now http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Parenting   07-01-2009, 11:32 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 4,725
Posted By Just My Opinion
...and I disagree. Either you are doing...

...and I disagree. Either you are doing something or you are not doing something. The difference is, you obviously believe something can't be counted as a "do" unless it is done to the...
Forum: Parenting   07-01-2009, 11:12 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 4,725
Posted By Just My Opinion
The bottom line regarding "try" is that some...

The bottom line regarding "try" is that some people need the word "try" to insulate themselves from the possibility that they may fail, or as a comfort to themselves when they fail. "Well, I tried!...
Forum: Parenting   06-30-2009, 10:58 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 4,725
Posted By Just My Opinion
Quote: Originally Posted by IncaMama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by IncaMama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14017199)
because it's such a loaded word. it can...
Forum: Parenting   06-30-2009, 10:34 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 4,725
Posted By Just My Opinion
Someone is clearly not "trying"....

Someone is clearly not "trying". http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif

Had to.
Forum: Parenting   06-30-2009, 10:22 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 4,725
Posted By Just My Opinion
Quote: Originally Posted by IncaMama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by IncaMama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14017004)...
Forum: Parenting   06-30-2009, 10:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,387
Posted By Just My Opinion
I somewhat agree with the point the article is...

I somewhat agree with the point the article is trying to get across, however, what irks me about this article, like most articles directing parents on how they should raise their kids...
Forum: Parenting   06-30-2009, 09:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 708
Posted By Just My Opinion
I agree with the other posters. It is ridiculous...

I agree with the other posters. It is ridiculous (imo) not to at least make your child aware so they can be empowered to learn about what makes their bodies tick and how to be the healthiest they...
Forum: Parenting   06-30-2009, 09:28 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,141
Posted By Just My Opinion
"I didn't say you couldn't, I said you...

"I didn't say you couldn't, I said you shouldn't." - The Simpsons

There are a ton more, but I can't think of them right now (of course lol)

Oh, thought of one. I always say to dd -- "look kid,...
Forum: Parenting   06-30-2009, 05:47 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 4,725
Posted By Just My Opinion
I am sure glad my husband didn't say in his...

I am sure glad my husband didn't say in his marriage vows, "I will try to love and cherish you, I will try to remain faithful, I will try to honor you." I will sure try... I would have run screaming...
Forum: Parenting   06-30-2009, 05:40 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 4,725
Posted By Just My Opinion
I don't see what is so difficult. My daughter is...

I don't see what is so difficult. My daughter is four and was born with a sense of "do or not do" very much in tact. Supported by my examples in earlier posts.

Quote:
You either change my diaper...
Forum: Parenting   06-30-2009, 05:37 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 4,725
Posted By Just My Opinion
"Hate" is a word too, but one I don't think is...

"Hate" is a word too, but one I don't think is empowering and one we avoid in our home. Words carry energy, and while I am not comparing "try" to "hate" (except to provide a more emphasized example)...
Forum: Parenting   06-30-2009, 05:31 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 4,725
Posted By Just My Opinion
Quote: Originally Posted by mommysarah5...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mommysarah5 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14015551)
As I said, I agree that trying is doing -...
Forum: Parenting   06-30-2009, 05:25 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 4,725
Posted By Just My Opinion
What I (and I think Inca) are saying, is that...

What I (and I think Inca) are saying, is that "giving it all you got" IS doing. It is doing, it is an act of doing. If you want to label that as "trying", that is cool, whatevs... but while you...
Forum: Parenting   06-30-2009, 05:12 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 4,725
Posted By Just My Opinion
I agree Inca. I think the spoonfed belief to our...

I agree Inca. I think the spoonfed belief to our kids that "trying" is succeess in and of itself -- while coddles their obviously delicate and paperthin self-esteems...
Forum: Parenting   06-30-2009, 04:58 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 4,725
Posted By Just My Opinion
I guess I just misunderstand why this concept is...

I guess I just misunderstand why this concept is assumed to be so "over children's heads" when they themselves are born with this very concept very much in tact. You think an infant or child gives a...
Forum: Parenting   06-30-2009, 03:56 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 4,725
Posted By Just My Opinion
...and who ever said that anyone said to their...

...and who ever said that anyone said to their kid "just do it" in a cold, unfeeling way? I've never said that to my daughter, yet my opinion on 'trying' remains the same.
Forum: Parenting   06-30-2009, 03:48 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 4,725
Posted By Just My Opinion
Quote: Originally Posted by mommysarah5...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mommysarah5 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14012138)
this is just my opinion - but just my...
Forum: Parenting   06-29-2009, 11:17 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 4,725
Posted By Just My Opinion
Quote: Originally Posted by IncaMama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by IncaMama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14011870)
ITA with this.

you don't set out to "try"...
Forum: Parenting   06-29-2009, 10:46 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 4,725
Posted By Just My Opinion
Quote: Originally Posted by MusicianDad...

Quote:
Originally Posted by MusicianDad http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14011675)
If you "do it and failed" then you didn't...
Forum: Parenting   06-29-2009, 10:01 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 4,725
Posted By Just My Opinion
...but the whole point of that statement, imo,...

...but the whole point of that statement, imo, is that there *is* no try. It can actually be encouraging if you think of it that way. Even if you *fail* (whatever failing means) you still did it --...
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