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Forum: Parenting   01-27-2004, 02:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,421
Posted By mamanonymous
I think that it really just depends and there's...

I think that it really just depends and there's no real way of knowing until they are here. My first was pretty easy and I thought I had some kind of parental skill. My 2nd was way harder, but that...
Forum: Vaccinations   12-09-2003, 02:05 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,914
Posted By mamanonymous
So what should folks who are more at risk, like...

So what should folks who are more at risk, like those with asthma do? I have asthma, and last year my Dr finally did talk me into a shot because they were seeing such respiritory problems. This year...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-14-2003, 06:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 844
Posted By mamanonymous
I can really relate to how hard it is not to...

I can really relate to how hard it is not to revert to punitive styles of discipline. I don't have any great advice, but please know that you are not alone. I do tend to do better when I am well...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-13-2003, 02:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,497
Posted By mamanonymous
Thank you all so much. I feel a lot better after...

Thank you all so much. I feel a lot better after getting it out and to realize that others are in the same boat. I know I am not really an evil mom, just a dramatic one maybe. I guess the occasional...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-12-2003, 05:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 794
Posted By mamanonymous
Just wanted to say Deb, you sound like an...

Just wanted to say Deb, you sound like an awesome mom who is really in tune with and dedicated to your kids needs. It's an inspiration. Best wishes.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-12-2003, 05:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 356
Posted By mamanonymous
This list is wonderful! I really needed it. My...

This list is wonderful! I really needed it. My printer is broken too so I hand wrote it out and when I realized how many I said yes too, I realized why my kids have been acting up the way they have!...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-12-2003, 05:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,424
Posted By mamanonymous
This list is wonderful! I really needed it. My...

This list is wonderful! I really needed it. My printer is broken too so I hand wrote it out and when I realized how many I said yes too, I realized why my kids have been acting up the way they have!...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-12-2003, 05:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 682
Posted By mamanonymous
The germ thing bugs me too. Even if it is...

The germ thing bugs me too. Even if it is somehow good for them long run to build up these immunites, it is usually miserable to be sick. When we are tired, not feeling good or sleeping or eating...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-12-2003, 04:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,497
Posted By mamanonymous
First I have to say, I believe wholeheartedly in...

First I have to say, I believe wholeheartedly in the ideas of gentle dicipline and attachment parenting. They are wonderful theories, but the reality of them is really freaking hard for me....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-02-2003, 12:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 459
Posted By mamanonymous
I often wonder the same thing, am I patient...

I often wonder the same thing, am I patient enough for this? I do think that as they get older, it does get easier because they are more independent and able to entertain themselves without so much...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-27-2003, 01:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 556
Posted By mamanonymous
mountainfairie, I am so glad you are feeling...

mountainfairie, I am so glad you are feeling more secure in your choices. By all means follow your heart. You know your child and seem to realize that they would not thrive in the preschool...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-22-2003, 01:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 488
Posted By mamanonymous
We have the K and it is a pretty easy place to...

We have the K and it is a pretty easy place to start. Lots of short reading in there about all the subjects they are "supposed to" be learning about. We aren't as formal as to base a curriculum...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-29-2003, 12:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 440
Posted By mamanonymous
Another option to traditional preschool to give...

Another option to traditional preschool to give a 3 year old "more" is classes which most communities have through Parks and Rec. or independent companies. There is a huge variety like Kindermusik,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-06-2003, 03:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,533
Posted By mamanonymous
I don't think your son sounds abnormal at all...

I don't think your son sounds abnormal at all and can say from my experience that even with pretty much raising my 2 kids the same (Bf for over 2 years, so-sleeping, wearing in slings, etc) they...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-19-2003, 01:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 626
Posted By mamanonymous
I'll second (or third) the Five in a Row...

I'll second (or third) the Five in a Row suggestion. Another similar book we liked is called Peak With Books available from Rainbow Resources. It is similar to FIAR based on using good quality...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   05-26-2003, 01:58 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,311
Posted By mamanonymous
This has totally made me laugh. I listen to...

This has totally made me laugh. I listen to mostly ropck and roll on the radio and a broad assortment on CD.
One song I can not stand on the newer rock stations is that "head strong" one. I don't...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-08-2003, 12:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 436
Posted By mamanonymous
Try www.michaelolaf.com...

Try www.michaelolaf.com (http://www.michaelolaf.com)
They have lots of Montessori stuff. Good luck.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-07-2003, 11:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 593
Posted By mamanonymous
Personally, I think that a bit of time away is...

Personally, I think that a bit of time away is VITAL to my sanity. My kids are younger (5 and 3) so especially with the younger it's still a lot of hands on. With the older it's a lot of games,...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-18-2003, 03:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,324
Posted By mamanonymous
I have read mixed things about mom time outs....

I have read mixed things about mom time outs. One school of thought says that it gives the idea that you won't be there or love the child when they are being unpleasant so to stick it out showing...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-12-2003, 03:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By mamanonymous
If there is a homeschool group in your area,...

If there is a homeschool group in your area, maybe you could go to some of their park days, etc and meet the other families. If there are other moms with young ones, maybe you can start a sort of hs...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-07-2003, 11:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Posted By mamanonymous
I started thinking about it when my oldest was a...

I started thinking about it when my oldest was a few months old. Whenever I would mention it, family would always acted like I would surely change my mind about this hare brained idea when the time...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-06-2003, 11:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 904
Posted By mamanonymous
Rainbow Resources has a great catalog that is...

Rainbow Resources has a great catalog that is huge, free and full of all kinds of learning materials from standard workbooks and curriculums to books to really fun unit studies, games and more. It...
Forum: Parenting   03-16-2003, 01:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 670
Posted By mamanonymous
I wouldn't go into it trying to explain it or...

I wouldn't go into it trying to explain it or convince them if they already have their minds made up. I agree that just responding with all the great things in her development. If they ask specifics...
Forum: Parenting   03-16-2003, 01:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,231
Posted By mamanonymous
It's so funny how most of the general public...

It's so funny how most of the general public seems to think they are experts in how to raise everyone else's children. My reaction would depend on who and what was said. I let people know how much...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-10-2003, 02:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,658
Posted By mamanonymous
I have to second all the other replys and add...

I have to second all the other replys and add that for us a big reason is time with our kids. It really helps our relationships just knowing each other so well (although of course there are times I...
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