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Forum: The Childhood Years   06-16-2015, 12:35 PM
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Posted By kanani
Just rereading your post, and I wanted to add:...

Just rereading your post, and I wanted to add: Don't pay any mind to your daughters attacks on you, and try to put aside any guilty feelings she's stirring up. She may be venting her feelings of...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-16-2015, 12:18 PM
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Views: 237
Posted By kanani
Hugs. Your DD's anger might have little to do...

Hugs. Your DD's anger might have little to do with you. It may be that you are her safe harbor, and so she unleashes all of the her stress/frustration/anxieties onto you because she doesn't feel like...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-15-2015, 06:27 PM
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Posted By kanani
Interesting question. In a class situation, I'd...

Interesting question. In a class situation, I'd probably talk about it with my DD, but wouldn't force the issue. I'd only insist that she wear "proper" dance clothes if she was in a performance...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-10-2015, 06:14 AM
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Views: 294
Posted By kanani
Thanks for the feedback, Lauren. My 18mo is...

Thanks for the feedback, Lauren. My 18mo is definitely becoming a "presence", and there is some tension in my DDs' changing relationship: lots of bickering, hair pulling, door slamming and the like....
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-06-2015, 09:24 AM
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Views: 494
Posted By kanani
Newmamalizzy, just wondering how things have...

Newmamalizzy, just wondering how things have shaken out with your dd. I just posted a question about my 4yo's new, challenging behavior, when I came across your post here. Just like you, I have some...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-04-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 294
Posted By kanani
Help! Keeping up with changing 4yo needs?

I have 4yo and 18mo DDs. My 4yo is going through a bit of a rough patch, and I'm not sure how to help her. She's usually a sensitive kid, but in the last couple of weeks, she's been so intensely...
Forum: The Mindful Home   05-29-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 226
Posted By kanani
Thrifted?

Thrifted?
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-29-2015, 12:11 PM
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Views: 596
Posted By kanani
Wow! Your youngest sounds intense. My 18mo is...

Wow! Your youngest sounds intense. My 18mo is also quite a wild child, who has really strong reactions to things. She's also great at riling up my more mild mannered 4yo. And, I can empathize with...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-29-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,130
Posted By kanani
Forgot to add: I think taking turns is one way to...

Forgot to add: I think taking turns is one way to practice delayed gratification. Its hard to see our kids frustration, but learning that we might not always get exactly what we want, when want it,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-29-2015, 11:13 AM
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Views: 1,130
Posted By kanani
I agree with tiqa. I have a just 4yo and a 18mo...

I agree with tiqa. I have a just 4yo and a 18mo and we don't usually double up on toys like that. I agree that sharing is an abstract concept for toddlers, but our rule is: we take turns or we take a...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-29-2015, 10:43 AM
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Views: 455
Posted By kanani
It sounds like you are a great mom! I can...

It sounds like you are a great mom! I can empathize with the worry that your MIL is the preferred caregiver. My MIL cares for my girls a few afternoons each week, and she is much more lenient than I...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-29-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 464
Posted By kanani
Sounds somewhat normal to me. When she was 2, my...

Sounds somewhat normal to me. When she was 2, my dd would get jealous if I touched another child... I was really worried about how she would act when I had another child.

One thing that helped was...
Forum: Gardening   04-21-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 494
Posted By kanani
I've done it several times in the Spring, and its...

I've done it several times in the Spring, and its worked out well. I'd layer in some bone and blood meal with your manure and hay, since a lot of ghe nitrogen in your garden is going to be tied up in...
Forum: The Mindful Home   02-11-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 272
Posted By kanani
I use bon ami on the stove and it is awesome.

I use bon ami on the stove and it is awesome.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-14-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 119
Posted By kanani
Subbing. I'm not a social person, but had...

Subbing. I'm not a social person, but had somehow managed to stack 3 get-togethers in a row this Sunday. It was kinda excruciating for an introvert like me who always feels a little socially...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-14-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 77
Posted By kanani
I have a 3.5yo and a highly mobile 1yo who...

I have a 3.5yo and a highly mobile 1yo who started really getting into toys at around 8 months. My older daughter has always had a few special toys that we've never forced her to share with friends...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-14-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 162
Posted By kanani
I still nurse my 1yo to sleep for her naps, and...

I still nurse my 1yo to sleep for her naps, and my 3.5yo has never been thrilled about it. But I set up the kitchen table with crafts, puzzles, etc, or set up the couch with hand puppets, and the two...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-12-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 147
Posted By kanani
My older daughter would go a week between poops...

My older daughter would go a week between poops when she was a baby (also EBF). Our longest wait was 12 days. A couple times we got nervous and took her to a chiropractor... she would usually poop...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-20-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 151
Posted By kanani
My DD went through a similar phase before her 3rd...

My DD went through a similar phase before her 3rd birthday. Acting hurt definitely fed the issue. She stopped within a few days when I changed my response to: "That's ok. You don't have to love me....
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-26-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 307
Posted By kanani
what do I do to help my girls get along?

I need help from some experienced mamas.

I have a 3yo who has always been pretty high needs. She is cautious, sensitive, and intense as far as temperament, and has spent most of her life glued...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-26-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 314
Posted By kanani
I feel for you. I've got a 3 year old and a 9...

I feel for you. I've got a 3 year old and a 9 month old, and I've just recently gotten them back to the point of napping concurrently midday. (9 mo naps in the carrier in the morning after...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   08-21-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,196
Posted By kanani
I just have two littles, so I'm not there yet....

I just have two littles, so I'm not there yet. But, I wonder if there is a way to keep the free, integrated play/project time... it seems really valuable to have that kind of flexibility to...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-13-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 562
Posted By kanani
I have two daughters, almost 3yo and 5 mo, and...

I have two daughters, almost 3yo and 5 mo, and I've been totally stressing about how I'm going to teach/project/model good body image for them in the coming years. I didn't have great body...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-13-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 617
Posted By kanani
Ugh. That sounds awful...

Ugh. That sounds awful...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-11-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 381
Posted By kanani
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by bruna http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1401670/assertiveness-and-the-gentle-toddler#post_17625715)

I must say that...
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