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Forum: Learning at School   09-26-2016, 07:20 PM
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Posted By lauren
Have you by chance looked into temperament to try...

Have you by chance looked into temperament to try to understand her better? I am a strong promoter of looking at this when one's children's behaviors do not seem to "match" what is going on around...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-26-2016, 03:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 243
Posted By lauren
Just wanted to respond to your last question: as...

Just wanted to respond to your last question: as a parent of older children, I would say never sacrifice time for anything material. You will be amazed how quickly time slips away even when you do...
Forum: Learning at School   09-24-2016, 05:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 208
Posted By lauren
Is this kindergarten? 28 is a very big class!!! ...

Is this kindergarten? 28 is a very big class!!!

I saw a big change in my first born when he went to school. He has an intense temperament anyway, but he had a difficult time from the beginning all...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-24-2016, 05:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By lauren
Two things that came to mind after reading your...

Two things that came to mind after reading your follow up. It sounds like you already know not to speak poorly of your mom in front of your daughter. You must hold to this. If she knows you are...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-19-2016, 05:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 515
Posted By lauren
I want to say this kindly, but if the typical...

I want to say this kindly, but if the typical responses she is receiving from her parents are "because I said so," and "I don't care" (to her lack of hunger), there may be some pretty long standing...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-15-2016, 03:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By lauren
Hi there. This does sound like a serious...

Hi there. This does sound like a serious situation, for her and for your whole family. It wasn't clear to me who was in charge at your house or where your mom might be, or other partner to your dad....
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-14-2016, 03:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By lauren
I agree with everyone else; it tends to run in...

I agree with everyone else; it tends to run in families and is within the range of normal. More common, in my experience with bright boys with a tendency toward spirited. >:D

If your son wants to...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-13-2016, 03:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 577
Posted By lauren
How old is she? Is she a young teen or "old"...

How old is she? Is she a young teen or "old" teen?
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-11-2016, 07:00 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,369
Posted By lauren
Have you looked into, or considered the...

Have you looked into, or considered the possibility of an autism spectrum disorder? The more you say about your son, the more it sounds as though this could be a possibility. You might get a better...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-11-2016, 04:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 460
Posted By lauren
A strategy that sometimes works for kids is to...

A strategy that sometimes works for kids is to have him draw a picture of the bad image (that puts it outside his mind), and then find someplace safe (like a woodstove or fire pit) where you can have...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-10-2016, 05:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,369
Posted By lauren
I really like this description, especially the...

I really like this description, especially the part about recalibrating one's ideas and approaches. That is the way we have made it through two adolescents so far and it seems to me to be the most...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-10-2016, 05:47 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,369
Posted By lauren
This is the policy our school district has...

This is the policy our school district has adopted as well and it seems to work alright. In some ways I think schools are trying to save money, knowing that most teens are already walking around with...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-10-2016, 05:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 577
Posted By lauren
Hi Tia, sorry this response is late in coming....

Hi Tia, sorry this response is late in coming. This sounds truly heartbreaking and I'm sure you've suffered a lot of anguish about it. I'm not sure what sorts of things have already been tried so I...
Forum: Learning at School   09-05-2016, 04:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By lauren
I'm guessing she's already seen the room,met the...

I'm guessing she's already seen the room,met the teacher, etc. Lots of kids just have fear of the unknown or unfamiliar and once they can "picture it" they are fine.

The only other suggestion I...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   09-04-2016, 05:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By lauren
Hi Jomoe27 and welcome to the site. Your child's...

Hi Jomoe27 and welcome to the site. Your child's illnesses surely do sound disturbing! I'd want answers too if I were you. I have not gone through this but two things come to mind to see if you have...
Forum: Learning at School   09-02-2016, 03:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 368
Posted By lauren
Hello Sweetsilver! Most of my hard core parenting...

Hello Sweetsilver! Most of my hard core parenting decisions have had to be challenged at one time or another due to circumstances so I am glad you are just where you need to be with your family!
...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   08-28-2016, 05:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 321
Posted By lauren
Sounds like this has been a rough experience. One...

Sounds like this has been a rough experience. One of my wish list items is that social workers would be up front with foster parents and give them the proper training to work with and parent children...
Forum: Waldorf   07-25-2016, 03:51 AM
Replies: 3
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Views: 353
Posted By lauren
For most parents, if a school is a bad...

For most parents, if a school is a bad experience, they switch schools. A philosophy is not completely bad just because one school doesn't get it right. That said, you will hear lots of things on the...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-16-2016, 05:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 728
Posted By lauren
Much more info is needed to be helpful... ...

Much more info is needed to be helpful...

--whose biological child is he?
--have you been a family since his birth?
--who is primary caregiver at daytime, night time?
--do you have the same...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-16-2016, 05:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 930
Posted By lauren
It is unclear from your post what age your son is...

It is unclear from your post what age your son is or where you are located (pertaining to the laws about child pornography where you are).

If you are the only parent and you've not had a...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-13-2016, 04:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 728
Posted By lauren
Yes, I was also wondering what you consider to be...

Yes, I was also wondering what you consider to be acting up. Can you give us an example?
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-10-2016, 04:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 963
Posted By lauren
Sweetly, the night before her 18th birthday, my...

Sweetly, the night before her 18th birthday, my dear middle child asked to have us read together all her childhood stories, sitting on the bed together (the 11year old joined us; that broke things...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-10-2016, 08:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 963
Posted By lauren
I love your writing and the way you put these...

I love your writing and the way you put these things. I have been laughing out loud!!!!

Wow it is good to know I am normal!! or at least we can all agree on a weird version of normal. I think back...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-10-2016, 07:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 963
Posted By lauren
I am here!!! Great thread. Be back later to...

I am here!!! Great thread.

Be back later to chat. My 11 year old needs me right now.
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-08-2016, 03:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 682
Posted By lauren
NOt a normal game. Normal is 'you show me yours...

NOt a normal game. Normal is 'you show me yours I'll show you mine.' Your gut is likely picking up on something. I am curious too if the report had an outcome.
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