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Forum: Family Safety   08-27-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 152
Posted By NiteNicole
I just realized my daughter may be too big for a booster seat. Opinions?

I just realized my daughter is the only kid her age that I know who is still in a booster. She has a high back booster she uses sometimes because it's more comfortable (she falls asleep in the car...
Forum: Learning at School   08-25-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 520
Posted By NiteNicole
Two and a half weeks ago!

Two and a half weeks ago!
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-25-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,215
Posted By NiteNicole
The reality is there is just no time in our...

The reality is there is just no time in our evenings for extra activities and my daughter has been pretty clear that she already feels almost too busy. She is in violin at school, but practices at...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-21-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 202
Posted By NiteNicole
How many do you need, how much can you spend, and...

How many do you need, how much can you spend, and what's the age range? Do some prizes need to be bigger or better than others? Or is it a cash in your tickets situation? Are the kids and parents...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-21-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 634
Posted By NiteNicole
This is a better version of what I was trying to...

This is a better version of what I was trying to say. Those things might result in some unpleasant behavior but they don't make "bad" kids. And OP, I see you know the kid isn't evil, just different...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-21-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 476
Posted By NiteNicole
Some things that have helped around here: ...

Some things that have helped around here:

Make sure everything has a place, a bin, a shelf, SOMETHING, and that it's easily accessible. I don't care if things go in a specific spot but we do need...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-21-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 634
Posted By NiteNicole
62 views and no advice? Ok, I'll bite. I...

62 views and no advice? Ok, I'll bite.

I have a few thoughts on this so I'll just list them in no particular order:

You met and moved yourself and your daughter in with this guy pretty fast,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-21-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,215
Posted By NiteNicole
I don't know how people manage after school...

I don't know how people manage after school activities. By the time my daughter gets off the bus, does her homework, eats, and showers, there is very little time for anything else like playing and...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-19-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 835
Posted By NiteNicole
I do get the perception thing. I remember the...

I do get the perception thing. I remember the "ballroom" (my parents kept the dining room empty for dancing) in our house when I was 3 or so as being grand-hotel-HUGE and my room as being tiny as a...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-19-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 852
Posted By NiteNicole
I think it's likely your MIL is remembering what...

I think it's likely your MIL is remembering what she wants to remember. I think most babies sometimes just want to be put down and left alone and sometimes want to be held and sometimes are just...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-14-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 835
Posted By NiteNicole
Do what now? Isn't this how people get away...

Do what now? Isn't this how people get away with being pretty awful to little kids?

This a ten year old who thinks she remembers a big spider in her house, not a ten year old trying to convince...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-13-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 835
Posted By NiteNicole
She's not being dishonest, she's just telling you...

She's not being dishonest, she's just telling you how she remembers it. Memory is tricky. I know grown ups who swear they remember meeting Bugs Bunny at Disney World and "have the pictures to prove...
Forum: Learning at School   08-10-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,116
Posted By NiteNicole
I am pretty sure they can't MAKE you buy school...

I am pretty sure they can't MAKE you buy school supplies, but there are published lists and you can buy a box of supplies from PTA. It's super cheap and everyone has more or less the same thing. ...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-24-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,760
Posted By NiteNicole
You need to address this with your provider. It...

You need to address this with your provider. It is ok to expect them to provide the level of care they are obligated by law to provide. Ask where the daughter is and if one or the other of them...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-27-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,786
Posted By NiteNicole
I love my Starbucks time. The library isn't the...

I love my Starbucks time. The library isn't the same. My local Starbucks is a good combo of people to talk to (grown up convo!) and no one talking to me (blessed silence). It is ok to do things...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   06-27-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 518
Posted By NiteNicole
Thanks! I hadn't thought about a shelter, though...

Thanks! I hadn't thought about a shelter, though I know there is one here. I will call them.

Our local hospitals will only take packaged toys. Our Girl Scout troop does art supplies and toys a...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-23-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 716
Posted By NiteNicole
If you're worried about how your caregiver is...

If you're worried about how your caregiver is treating your child (or elder person, or person with special needs, or even pet if you are especially crazy like me), it makes MUCH more sense to be...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-23-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By NiteNicole
My daughter had a bristle block she called a...

My daughter had a bristle block she called a guitar (???). It went everywhere with us. Then one day she was just over it. I wouldn't worry about it.
Forum: Organize & Declutter   06-20-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 518
Posted By NiteNicole
I need to donate some toys, questions?

We are moving and it's kind of a sudden decision. It's going to allow us to meet a lot of our financial goals in a much much shorter time, but it's a smaller place. I don't want to be cramped and...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   06-19-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,216
Posted By NiteNicole
We are about to move and I'm in kind of a panic...

We are about to move and I'm in kind of a panic because we have too much stuff. Something that has helped - pick a space you can do in a few hours and then admire your work. I chose my daughter's...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   06-19-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 529
Posted By NiteNicole
I am in the same situation. We are moving to a...

I am in the same situation. We are moving to a much smaller space and we just can not keep all the stuff we have collected. It's too much for THIS space. I just don't think we will get enough...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-30-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 738
Posted By NiteNicole
Certainly, your friend's mother was rude. At the...

Certainly, your friend's mother was rude. At the same time, you have to know when to pack it in and go home. When your toddler won't be soothed and is miserable it's a good time to call it quits.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-27-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,137
Posted By NiteNicole
Are there other friends you would like to...

Are there other friends you would like to encourage connections with?  My daughter kind of zeroed in on another girl that just...wasn't working.  She was argumentative and manipulative and...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   05-25-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 673
Posted By NiteNicole
I would like to know more about this, too. My...

I would like to know more about this, too. My "baby" is eight and I still have a very wide separation.  I know crunches are not good but...what else can I do?
Forum: Learning at School   05-18-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,025
Posted By NiteNicole
Teachers have to grade the work they're given. ...

Teachers have to grade the work they're given.  He/she probably knows the OP's kid didn't finish the book but if the paper is passable, there ya go.  A kid might get a good grade on a test without...
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