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Forum: Parenting   04-01-2012, 10:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 617
Posted By pianojazzgirl
They can be very demanding at that age.  As in...

They can be very demanding at that age.  As in literally demanding (like in your examples: "sit here", "come this way", etc).  But it's ok to say no sometimes.  Or to defer ("wait a minute").  Or to...
Forum: Parenting   04-01-2012, 08:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 617
Posted By pianojazzgirl
This is normal.  Totally totally totally...

This is normal.  Totally totally totally normal.  Babies and toddlers need a LOT of attention.  They need to be close to their caregiver.  It can be very difficult to get anything done around the...
Forum: Parenting   04-01-2012, 07:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,625
Posted By pianojazzgirl
Yes, the other posters are right - our help can...

Yes, the other posters are right - our help can only stretch so far.  You need to take her for a 2nd opinion. 
 
As I suggested up thread you can try eliminating dairy and/or wheat from her diet...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-31-2012, 06:06 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 841
Posted By pianojazzgirl
I'm so sorry to hear that you miscarried.  It...

I'm so sorry to hear that you miscarried.  It really does make a difference to have good support.  Be gentle on yourself.
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-29-2012, 10:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,718
Posted By pianojazzgirl
Ok, I've left a voice mail for one of the...

Ok, I've left a voice mail for one of the guidance counselors to call me back.  I'm hoping to hear from her by the end of the day.  Tomorrow is not a school day (though maybe they'll be there on a...
Forum: Parenting   03-29-2012, 10:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,625
Posted By pianojazzgirl
I agree that this does not at all sound...

I agree that this does not at all sound "normal".  Whatever the cause (and it needs to be investigated!) having watery stool several times a day is not normal.  However there can be many causes.  If...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-29-2012, 07:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,718
Posted By pianojazzgirl
No, I haven't called yet.  Yesterday I ended up...

No, I haven't called yet.  Yesterday I ended up spending the day in the dr's office and going for medical tests (I have some weird health stuff going on right now).  Today is the day.  I also have...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-28-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 819
Posted By pianojazzgirl
p.s. can I nominate this for best thread title...

p.s. can I nominate this for best thread title of 2012???
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-28-2012, 02:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 819
Posted By pianojazzgirl
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by crunchy_mommy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1349054/um-omg-glad-thats-not-in-my-vagina#post_16927953)...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-27-2012, 06:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,718
Posted By pianojazzgirl
Ok, help me out here...   I looked on the...

Ok, help me out here...
 
I looked on the school website and they have 2 guidance counselors, 2 psychologists, and 1 social worker on staff (it's a big school).  Which of these people should I be...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-27-2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 595
Posted By pianojazzgirl
Lol!  I like Super Single Mama's idea!   ...

Lol!  I like Super Single Mama's idea!
 
Seriously though I might put the kibosh on the spitting out and playing with food.  That would probably gross me out too much even if it wasn't at the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-27-2012, 02:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,718
Posted By pianojazzgirl
Thank you so much for your input.   I'm not...

Thank you so much for your input.
 
I'm not friends with the girls mother.  In fact we always have very awkward exchanges, probably because we're both somewhat shy, and also because we speak...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-26-2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,718
Posted By pianojazzgirl
Dd just told me that her friend at school...

Dd just told me that her friend at school confided in her that she had "sucked a boy's penis", and that he had "sucked her vulva and nipples".  I didn't know how to react really.  I kind of gently...
Forum: Family Safety   03-24-2012, 06:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,427
Posted By pianojazzgirl
Excellent explanation.  Thank you.

Excellent explanation.  Thank you.
Forum: Learning at School   03-23-2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 438
Posted By pianojazzgirl
We live in Montreal, and though dh and I are...

We live in Montreal, and though dh and I are anglophones dd goes to francophone school.  She's in her 4th year now (grade 2 - she started in pre-k), and is totally bilingual.  However, she never...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-23-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 198
Posted By pianojazzgirl
Brandi - please keep us posted. I'll be watching...

Brandi - please keep us posted. I'll be watching this thread for an update.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-23-2012, 06:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 147
Posted By pianojazzgirl
nitrate-free

nitrate-free
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-23-2012, 06:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 841
Posted By pianojazzgirl
Wow!  That's huge news!  Congratulations!!!

Wow!  That's huge news!  Congratulations!!!
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-21-2012, 08:00 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,269
Posted By pianojazzgirl
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Quote:Originally Posted by Smokering http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-21-2012, 07:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 198
Posted By pianojazzgirl
Brandi I don't think you are overreacting at...

Brandi I don't think you are overreacting at all.  Can you find a new dr?  Is there even a walk-in clinic you could go to?  (I'm sorry I don't know much about health care in the US as I'm in Canada,...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-21-2012, 06:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 855
Posted By pianojazzgirl
My ds is 4.5yo and still sometimes feels shy...

My ds is 4.5yo and still sometimes feels shy about saying goodbye.  I suggest that he waves goodbye if he doesn't want to say it, but even if he doesn't wave it's not a big deal.  I just say goodbye...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-20-2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 887
Posted By pianojazzgirl
OP - I'm curious.  What's the story behind your...

OP - I'm curious.  What's the story behind your poll?  Is it you that's hosting the swim party?
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-19-2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 197
Posted By pianojazzgirl
There's no damage to my bumper.  I also checked...

There's no damage to my bumper.  I also checked and there's no sign of red paint (from my car) on his bumper, or black paint (from his) on mine.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-19-2012, 11:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 197
Posted By pianojazzgirl
Today I had a bad morning.  I had had insomnia...

Today I had a bad morning.  I had had insomnia the night before and was tired when I got up.  I didn't have to work until 11 so I decided not to have any coffee so that I could go back to bed for an...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-19-2012, 07:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 941
Posted By pianojazzgirl
I was going to suggest what a pp mentioned and...

I was going to suggest what a pp mentioned and suggest to him that he ask his friends about trading.  That's the norm at dd's school.  You've got something I want?  Well, I've got something you want...
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