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Forum: The Childhood Years   01-30-2004, 11:40 PM
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Posted By Dragon
Sounds like something my daughter would do....

Sounds like something my daughter would do. She's 3.5 too. I don't think it's really about the trucks or the book - I think it's just some kind of post-purchase anxiety.

I would let my daughter...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-24-2004, 10:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 556
Posted By Dragon
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www.heart2heart.ca (http://www.heart2heart.ca)

My daughter came home at 10 months so I can't speak to its use for newborns, but I can't imagine why it wouldn't work. It has padded siderails and...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-08-2004, 12:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By Dragon
I can hold her while I walk and dance...I...

I can hold her while I walk and dance...I thought the point of a sling was that it leaves a hand or two free so you can do something else besides just holding baby!?...
Forum: Parenting   01-07-2004, 11:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 967
Posted By Dragon
We faced the same dilemma and we're moving in to...

We faced the same dilemma and we're moving in to the city. We found a lot in a great neighbourhood and we're looking forward to the move. DH and I are going to miss living in the country, but for a...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-07-2004, 10:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By Dragon
I'm new to this board but not the site. We just...

I'm new to this board but not the site. We just brought home our 10-month-old daughter from China last month. She is VERY active, but also likes to be held. She's been teething like crazy lately, as...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-04-2004, 06:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 788
Posted By Dragon
We have a Graco Ultra CarGo. It's well-rated,...

We have a Graco Ultra CarGo. It's well-rated, and seems comfortable and durable. I'm pleased with it, and I'm picky about car seats. The only place I could find to buy it was Sears, but if you're...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-22-2003, 10:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 524
Posted By Dragon
Race is so charged...we're right there with you...

Race is so charged...we're right there with you at the same stage. I've had to explain to Catherine why we don't call people "big and fat" in public (she doesn't see it as an insult, just as...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-22-2003, 09:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 370
Posted By Dragon
I think it's made by MegaBloks. I saw it at...

I think it's made by MegaBloks. I saw it at Costco a couple of weeks ago.
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-22-2003, 09:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 458
Posted By Dragon
We have a climber and jumper here too. She likes...

We have a climber and jumper here too. She likes to remove all the couch and chair cushions, lay them on the floor in various arrangements, and jump between them. Usually she and DH pretend that...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-19-2003, 09:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 388
Posted By Dragon
My 3-year-old is the same way. We have a...

My 3-year-old is the same way. We have a full-blown meltdown if she thinks Daddy forgot to wave good-bye. What has helped a little is having Daddy keep a stash of lollipops at work, and she can call...
Forum: Parenting   11-18-2003, 05:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 996
Posted By Dragon
My feeling is the most vulnerable child should...

My feeling is the most vulnerable child should go in the most protected space - the center. I'll have Quinn (aged 10 months when we bring her home...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-29-2003, 10:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 484
Posted By Dragon
My daughter can keep herself busy for a good...

My daughter can keep herself busy for a good long time with safety scissors, paper, stickers and a gluestick or tape. She creates some form of art project and has a wonderful time. Of course there's...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-13-2003, 10:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 588
Posted By Dragon
Funny that levar mentioned how her child is...

Funny that levar mentioned how her child is worse for her DH than for her. I'm just dealing with the same stuff, and DH is having a much harder time of it.

With my daughter, the key seems to be...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   10-12-2003, 09:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 555
Posted By Dragon
Thanks, Paige and Rachel! This is a very...

Thanks, Paige and Rachel!

This is a very exciting time for us. We're just head over heels in love with Quinn's photos, and we have every indication that she is doing extremely well at her...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-11-2003, 07:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By Dragon
The only thing that worked with my daughter at...

The only thing that worked with my daughter at this age was to tell her, "You HAVE to take this. I know you don't like it, but Mommy would not ask you to take this unless it was really, really...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   10-09-2003, 07:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 555
Posted By Dragon
I am adopting from China. We just got our...

I am adopting from China. We just got our referral last week, for a perfectly beautiful and lovely 7.5-month-old girl. We're expecting to travel to get her at the end of November and have her home...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-04-2003, 08:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 728
Posted By Dragon
My daughter is doing the same thing. She's 3.25...

My daughter is doing the same thing. She's 3.25 and having at least one pee accident a day. Usually she's right in front of the toilet, trying to get her pants off, when it happens. I think she gets...
Forum: Parenting   10-02-2003, 08:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,062
Posted By Dragon
I know exactly what you are talking about...

I know exactly what you are talking about because I am an adoptive mom. And yes, if you are going to adopt, you have to let go of a lot of things that you might have once believed were terribly...
Forum: Parenting   09-20-2003, 06:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 459
Posted By Dragon
I've always been the type of parent that...

I've always been the type of parent that encourages exploration, and my daughter is usually the kind that tries anything. But occasionally I do hear the "I can't do it" whine. I have tried ignoring...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-08-2003, 11:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By Dragon
Sounds normal to me. My daughter isn't nearly as...

Sounds normal to me. My daughter isn't nearly as thorough in her pretend play, but heaven forbid I refer to her as "Baby Puppy" when she is pretending to be "Baby Froggy" or even "Daughter Puppy"...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-26-2003, 11:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 720
Posted By Dragon
My daughter just turned three and she doesn't...

My daughter just turned three and she doesn't know her letters either. It's hard not to compare her to other kids who have learned to identify letters at a younger age. However, my daughter loves to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-21-2003, 11:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 371
Posted By Dragon
My daughter did it at that age too. She seemed...

My daughter did it at that age too. She seemed so loud all the time...we met our dog at a shelter when my daughter was 16 months, and that was one of the ways we could tell the dog was going to be...
Forum: Parenting   08-13-2003, 11:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 865
Posted By Dragon
Yup, sometimes. I keep a few snack-sized boxes...

Yup, sometimes. I keep a few snack-sized boxes of Smarties (M & M - like candy) in a high cupboard to use for very special treats. They came in handy yesterday - my daughter had to have blood taken,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-11-2003, 09:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 339
Posted By Dragon
Maybe you can talk to him about what is so great...

Maybe you can talk to him about what is so great about the clothes he has. Is it appearances or comfort that he's picky about? My SIL's middle son will wear only one type of pants and one type of...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-05-2003, 11:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 468
Posted By Dragon
My daughter is 3 years 1 week and she doesn't...

My daughter is 3 years 1 week and she doesn't say "Yes" either. She usually says "Heyyyy" if she means yes, and everyone who knows her well knows that this means yes. In fact, the odd time she does...
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