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Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-22-2015, 03:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 252
Posted By lauren
I will be back later (have to run to work) but...

I will be back later (have to run to work) but wanted to say that this is very normal for a new placement. It is a huge change to be moved to a new foster home. Lots of children without such issues...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-12-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 443
Posted By lauren
I think it is normal for the age. NOt so much...

I think it is normal for the age. NOt so much related to hormones but just a lot going on at this age; new awareness of competencies which also means new awareness of weaknesses and vulnerabilities....
Forum: Child & Teen Health   05-12-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 324
Posted By lauren
I do not but I at least wanted you to know your...

I do not but I at least wanted you to know your post was seen and you were "heard" and I hope someone comes along super soon to help and connect!
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-12-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By lauren
I know other adoptive moms are struggling with...

I know other adoptive moms are struggling with this too. I'm not sure there are easy answers.... :frown:
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-12-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,309
Posted By lauren
This is a super old thread! I think this child is...

This is a super old thread! I think this child is likely now 20 or so!
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-10-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,598
Posted By lauren
I do know that is true. If a child is that...

I do know that is true. If a child is that motivated to get to a work around, it seems there could be a bigger problem to solve and I'd wonder if they should have access to technology.
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-10-2015, 05:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 694
Posted By lauren
As a parent of a former tantrummer, I can offer a...

As a parent of a former tantrummer, I can offer a few words. Definitely teach emotion regulation skills. These may break down to teaching patience, waiting, as well as some physical feelings...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-10-2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,598
Posted By lauren
A few thoughts to share that I don't think have...

A few thoughts to share that I don't think have been covered yet.

First, to the OP I am a little concerned about the relationship your son has with this older friend who first introduced him to...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-06-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 858
Posted By lauren
YOu know, my family is half vegetarian and half...

YOu know, my family is half vegetarian and half meat eating. We go out to eat all the time! WE've never ever found a restaurant that couldn't somehow figure out a vegetarian option!! Now we've not...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-05-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By lauren
Here is one: ...

Here is one:

http://www.mothering.com/forum/65-childhood-years/1437385-bed-wetting-support-advice-needed.html


There are many more.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-05-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By lauren
Hugs to you this is very frustrating, but I need...

Hugs to you this is very frustrating, but I need to let you know this is not a discipline issue, gentle or otherwise. Some children just can't do it and some don't have a specific chemical signal in...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   05-03-2015, 05:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 394
Posted By lauren
I don't have any answer for you but wanted you to...

I don't have any answer for you but wanted you to know you were heard!

The first thing I always wonder with regard to lab tests is what is normal and are there variations on normal? Sometimes I...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-03-2015, 05:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 374
Posted By lauren
How exciting for you!! And welcome to Mothering! ...

How exciting for you!! And welcome to Mothering!

I wonder if you could leave the basic room fairly neutral, but then be ready to accessorize with age appropriate extras (pillows, comforter,...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-03-2015, 05:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 858
Posted By lauren
I think many teens are walking contradictions....

I think many teens are walking contradictions. It's kind of part of the life phase. So to take a stand on one thing but be inconsistent sounds a little normal. They're trying to figure themselves...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-02-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 579
Posted By lauren
I wonder if it has something to do with her...

I wonder if it has something to do with her nursing into the age where she can remember nursing? Most children really begin to form memories and remember things after three. Before that time it is...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-02-2015, 04:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 643
Posted By lauren
For us it helped to have some kind of theme to...

For us it helped to have some kind of theme to organize around--like dinosaurs, or trains, or baby animals. In case the weather is bad you could have 2-3 inside games picked out as back ups....
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-01-2015, 03:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 500
Posted By lauren
I don't have time for a thorough response right...

I don't have time for a thorough response right now but I wanted to leave you with a couple of thoughts.

All of us have temperaments, and babies come into the world with a temperament--even as...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-30-2015, 03:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 579
Posted By lauren
This sounds like kind of a tricky problem so I...

This sounds like kind of a tricky problem so I don't want to rush into any suggestions, but I did want you to have a response so you know you are heard!! Let's see if someone who has actually dealt...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-29-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,177
Posted By lauren
My son learned (differentiated from 'I taught my...

My son learned (differentiated from 'I taught my son') to respect women by him observing his father respecting me. Don't think we even needed to talk about it! He is very respectful, not only of...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   04-25-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 633
Posted By lauren
Much about dental health, quality of teeth and...

Much about dental health, quality of teeth and gums, is hereditary. For some, regardless of exact hygiene procedures, genetics will dictate what happens.
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-25-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 580
Posted By lauren
So is it already resolving? So many things can go...

So is it already resolving? So many things can go awry in those early years with sleep, but they often don't last very long. I hope everyone can sleep better soon!
Forum: Working and Student Parents   04-25-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 6
  Regret
Views: 522
Posted By lauren
It won't be too late! Our kids need us even more...

It won't be too late! Our kids need us even more when they get older, they just don't want to admit it! And you will appreciate that time when you need to do things related to school (if you're...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-23-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 580
Posted By lauren
Are these tantrums or night terrors? There is a...

Are these tantrums or night terrors? There is a big difference in how to handle them.
Forum: Working and Student Parents   04-23-2015, 03:36 AM
Replies: 6
  Regret
Views: 522
Posted By lauren
Every family has to make choices that benefit the...

Every family has to make choices that benefit the "greater good" of the whole family. It sounds like to cover expenses you haven't had much choice and that you're sad about that. I think moms have a...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-21-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 880
Posted By lauren
Most children that play this game are heavily...

Most children that play this game are heavily influenced.Unless they are already living a life of trauma, in which case the game doesn't seem to impact them as much. I would hold onto this until he...
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