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Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-08-2015, 02:08 PM
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Posted By AuntNi
I agree. Standing up for your beliefs was my...

I agree. Standing up for your beliefs was my favorite theme of these books, and that becomes so important in middle school. This was a very popular book in my DD's 4th grade class. She read the first...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-06-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,863
Posted By AuntNi
So many awesome viewpoints here. I am really...

So many awesome viewpoints here. I am really enjoying reading everyone's opinion!

Yep, absolutely! By defining "Needs" vs. "Wants," I am imposing my values on my kiddo. But money aside, I'm...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-02-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,863
Posted By AuntNi
I love this idea! I might adopt it myself. My...

I love this idea! I might adopt it myself.
My DD is almost 13, and she gets $100/month (but $20 gets deposited into her savings.) Since she turned 11, we've been giving allowance at the beginning of...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-30-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 669
Posted By AuntNi
Oh gosh, I worry about everything! Long story...

Oh gosh, I worry about everything! Long story short: she is in therapy and on medication for anxiety/depression/OCD. This has been going on for a year. But now I feel like I attribute every mood...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-27-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 669
Posted By AuntNi
Parenting Teens Book Recommendations

My DD will soon be 13, and as she is my only child, I often feel so lost about what is to be expected for her age. I especially need good parenting tips for dealing with normal teenage mood swings. A...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-27-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 987
Posted By AuntNi
My daughter is also 12, and loves to buy makeup....

My daughter is also 12, and loves to buy makeup. She rarely wears much at all, but she enjoys experimenting. We've had the best luck at Nordstrom and Ulta. Nordstrom will send you home with samples...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-04-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 20,413
Posted By AuntNi
We ran into the same thing last year. We haven't...

We ran into the same thing last year. We haven't let DD go to sleepovers at new friends' houses. But we have let her attend a couple overnight slumber parties at houses where I had at least met the...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-21-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,755
Posted By AuntNi
I'm so glad things are getting a little better -...

I'm so glad things are getting a little better - it sounds like you're all taking positive steps. I so empathize with what you're going through! My DD (also always an anxious child) has been...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-27-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,365
Posted By AuntNi
I think you've gotten some great advice. I'm...

I think you've gotten some great advice. I'm another one with a theater/music kid, and I used to be a professional musician. I agree with telling your DD she needs to wait for the other girl to...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-09-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By AuntNi
On Friday, I talked to the school counselor,...

On Friday, I talked to the school counselor, giving my DD's name, but keeping the other girl's name confidential. I just wanted resources on how to talk to my DD about the situation. The counselor...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-07-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By AuntNi
I have known for a few weeks that DD's best...

I have known for a few weeks that DD's best girlfriend (12) lived in a violent, alcoholic, drug-dealing home until about 5 years ago. She's safe now, but still has court-ordered visits with the...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-04-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 18,698
Posted By AuntNi
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Tigerchild http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/302786/what-pads-are-best-for-young-girls/60#post_17581049)...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-24-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 18,698
Posted By AuntNi
My daughter likes the ones from Mom and Me...

My daughter likes the ones from Mom and Me Creations. http://www.mom-and-me-creations.com/ClothMom.html
She also steals mine from Perfect Pads, but unfortunately that company was sold and I can't...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-29-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,176
Posted By AuntNi
Miranda, I'm so happy she's found something that...

Miranda, I'm so happy she's found something that is working for her. I'd love to know the brand/model of earbuds she's using. I'm also very impressed that she took the initiative to talk to the...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-23-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,176
Posted By AuntNi
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by spklvr http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting   01-23-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,076
Posted By AuntNi
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by richella http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1396087/are-your-kids-online#post_17552843)
 I'm hoping to keep...
Forum: Parenting   01-22-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,076
Posted By AuntNi
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by threenorns http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1396087/are-your-kids-online#post_17552658)
  i contacted a few...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-20-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,176
Posted By AuntNi
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by moominmamma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-20-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,176
Posted By AuntNi
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Fulhouse http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-10-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,176
Posted By AuntNi
We are dealing with this, too, and I only wish I...

We are dealing with this, too, and I only wish I had some good coping techniques. I have this, too, and I'm sure DD got it from me. I feel like I need TV or music going when I eat with other people....
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-22-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,067
Posted By AuntNi
Great points here. My DD is 11, but I've always...

Great points here. My DD is 11, but I've always been bothered by her materialism. She wants all.the.things, period. We live in a small house in a nice school district, ie lots of the girls had Uggs...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   06-18-2013, 06:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 323
Posted By AuntNi
I love this recipe. I usually add a few walnuts...

I love this recipe. I usually add a few walnuts for crunch - yum! http://www.jencomaskeck.com/2012/03/single-serving-grainglutendairysugar.html
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-12-2011, 04:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 662
Posted By AuntNi
I have no idea about insurance pricing in...

I have no idea about insurance pricing in Canada. But we have 20-year term policies, $250k for me and $350k for DH, and they both cost in the mid-30s per month. The rule of thumb I read when we were...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   08-22-2010, 11:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 412
Posted By AuntNi
I'm very behind in pop music, other than Miley...

I'm very behind in pop music, other than Miley Cyrus or what's on Glee, so I can't really help with trendy. But I love "Maybe This Time" from Cabaret for low voices. Good luck on your solo!
Forum: Working and Student Parents   05-13-2010, 11:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,018
Posted By AuntNi
Quote: Originally Posted by bronxmom...

Quote:
Originally Posted by bronxmom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15401448)
I would shift the focus to this being an...
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