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Forum: Pets   09-16-2017, 06:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 445
Posted By aparent
For me it's time to consider euthanasia when a...

For me it's time to consider euthanasia when a dog no longer
seems interested in his or hers relationships with family, isn't
eating much and /or can't move much. Your dog doesn't seem
to be at...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   08-06-2017, 01:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,463
Posted By aparent
Isn't it the case that nearly all parents ...

Isn't it the case that nearly all parents
"force" their children to do some things
or would if the child wasn't compliant.
Whatever the effect of day care on children
isn't it chosen for them...
Forum: Television   07-30-2017, 07:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,954
Posted By aparent
We both loved "Rectify" and after some episodes...

We both loved "Rectify" and after some episodes were so affected
as to be unable to speak for a while. Best show we've ever watched.
"Churchman" is good too.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-16-2017, 03:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,838
Posted By aparent
I understand the monks raising the Dalai Lama ...

I understand the monks raising the Dalai Lama
were raising the spiritual leader of his people. I
would guess he was taught about the digital world the
way a child would be taught how to use a...
Forum: Parenting   07-02-2017, 05:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 472
Posted By aparent
I try to prevent them. The children are taken to...

I try to prevent them. The children are taken to a
store only if it's unavoidable. All they might learn
there is how to be a consumer.
Also I don't expect more discipline from them than
I...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-30-2017, 02:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 689
Posted By aparent
Getting "baby-ready," might involve creating a...

Getting "baby-ready," might involve creating a place for a newborn
to learn about colors, textures, sounds, and fragrances. Providing objects
at different distances to learn to focus, choosing...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-27-2017, 03:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,323
Posted By aparent
I would suggest dinner together as Sapphire Sun...

I would suggest dinner together as Sapphire Sun (http://www.mothering.com/forum/members/414330-sapphire-sun.html) did
except I'd add that you communicate with their teachers
so you know about the...
Forum: Education   06-27-2017, 02:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,196
Posted By aparent
I think policy changes and reforms will never...

I think policy changes and reforms will never workas an essential change is needed first. In a nation that is
25th or something in infant mortality, where a fifth
of children can go hungry every...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-07-2017, 04:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,112
Posted By aparent
Perhaps another way of approaching this is to...

Perhaps another way of approaching this
is to require the children have a good
reason to use the computer and if they have
one to allow its use for a time. It's a tool that's
used only for...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-30-2017, 02:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 853
Posted By aparent
Could you get her a toddler-sized pillow...

Could you get her a toddler-sized
pillow that's just for her to place
between you and Dad so he can better
help get her back to sleep?
Forum: Toddler Health   05-13-2017, 06:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,260
Posted By aparent
A couple we know very well has a daughter who...

A couple we know very well has a daughter who when
she was one had a level of 12 or something. Their pediatrician
also did not seem concerned. He told them that for a long
time the toxic level was...
Forum: Waldorf   04-30-2017, 04:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,549
Posted By aparent
How about a journal that you start together with...

How about a journal that you start together with him
and each add to through the years of your lives. I'm
thinking of a large paper size pad that would be the first of
many. Maybe at his...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-24-2017, 06:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 589
Posted By aparent
Yes. Because it's fun? When I lie on the floor...

Yes.
Because it's fun? When I lie on the floor with
them and look at the ceiling I have a pleasant
sensation as my mind, I think, tries to make the
ceiling into the floor. As it is our brain...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-23-2017, 05:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,200
Posted By aparent
Maybe it's the change in perspective. I know when...

Maybe it's the change in perspective. I know when I
lay on the floor and look up at the ceiling I get a funny
sense like I'm trying to see the ceiling as if it's the floor.
And in movies, isn't...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-14-2017, 01:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,186
Posted By aparent
Would he watch a movie or read a book with you? I...

Would he watch a movie or read a book with you? I think there's
many movies wherein there's a forceful father and a struggling son
trying to work things out. If your husband sees it happening as in...
Forum: August 2017 Due Date Club   04-14-2017, 01:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,010
Posted By aparent
Trying something with an almost 3-year-old future...

Trying something with an almost 3-year-old future big sister
in about a month. I'm have her play at being a part of things.
She got her own snuggly, pack and play folding bed, doll,
cradle and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-13-2017, 04:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,169
Posted By aparent
In many cultures around the world an 8-year-old...

In many cultures around the world an 8-year-old would
be taking care of their younger siblings. Did you hear about
the 8-year-old boy in Ohio that watched a video on how to drive
a car and,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-10-2017, 12:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,186
Posted By aparent
Maybe a way to change things is to change the...

Maybe a way to change things is to change the conversation
between you and your husband to affect both your relationship
with him and your coparenting. Jumping in without knowing anything
but...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-10-2017, 05:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,186
Posted By aparent
I feel that with your strength of commitment,...

I feel that with your strength of commitment, depth of affection and thoughtfulness that reaches into your son's future as a teenager that there is certainly hope for improvement. got to go now but...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-08-2017, 10:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,908
Posted By aparent
You might try 2 avenues of encouraging him to...

You might try 2 avenues of encouraging him to have fun with people.


You could tell him that good writing is informed by life experience.
Have him read about Tolstoy or Dostoyevsky or other...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-04-2017, 03:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 683
Posted By aparent
I think he's like many people who like things...

I think he's like many people who like things this or
that way to help them sleep. Maybe you could make
a "garage" with him out of a cardboard box or something
to store the trike in so that he...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-30-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,795
Posted By aparent
I think it's wonderful that !Kung babies are...

I think it's wonderful that !Kung babies are never left
to cry for more than 10 seconds. Sometimes, though,
it is a woman besides the mother that responds. It seems
the whole culture doesn't...
Forum: Parenting   12-08-2011, 07:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,622
Posted By aparent
    Thanks for the wonderful, thoughtful...


  Thanks for the wonderful, thoughtful replies. I need time
to take it all in; there's so much in them.
 
Forum: Parenting   12-05-2011, 06:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,622
Posted By aparent
    Thanks for the great advice and cautions. ...


  Thanks for the great advice and cautions.
We've gone back and forth about just about
everything having to do with the houses and
I recently recalled the feeling I had being at
the 2 places...
Forum: Parenting   12-03-2011, 07:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,622
Posted By aparent
    We're house hunting and are basically ...


  We're house hunting and are basically
now looking at 2 places. One, which I
will call "Sky." is on the side of one of
the highest hills in the area. Most of the
land is cleared, including...
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