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Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   Yesterday, 11:27 AM
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Posted By contactmaya
I agree!

I agree!
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-26-2015, 12:54 PM
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Views: 687
Posted By contactmaya
That was 2006-this is 2015 Sounds like an...

That was 2006-this is 2015

Sounds like an interesting discussion.(ie the discussion on the differences between CL and TCS) I never read that part although I was on this yahoo group for awhile...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-26-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 854
Posted By contactmaya
Snuggle nest for newborn, older baby between me...

Snuggle nest for newborn, older baby between me and the wall, not near any other person, everyone in bed has a separate blanket.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-26-2015, 12:17 PM
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Views: 3,068
Posted By contactmaya
Thanks for this very informative post!

Thanks for this very informative post!
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-26-2015, 12:08 PM
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Views: 3,068
Posted By contactmaya
It fairly easy to just use condoms. We are...

It fairly easy to just use condoms.

We are talking about a teen whose body is still developing. We are talking about having awareness of one's fertility, one's body. Knowledge=autonomy.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-26-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,068
Posted By contactmaya
Great post! I completely agree. Its nice to...

Great post!

I completely agree. Its nice to hear from someone who was aware of charting in their adolescence. What a fun way to get to know your body, and your new fertility as a young person. ...
Forum: Parenting   04-24-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,349
Posted By contactmaya
I think that an organization like the CPS can be...

I think that an organization like the CPS can be reformed without a revolution (overturning capitalism). Lets hope so because I dont think capitalism is going away anytime soon.

I dont see reforms...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-24-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 780
Posted By contactmaya
I try to model respect in our family. My boys...

I try to model respect in our family. My boys have a sister and a mother, and for them, i hope respect for women will be automatic.I hope they will also respect men.
I dont believe respect has to be...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-24-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 7,398
Posted By contactmaya
As a mother of boys (and one girl), i hope my...

As a mother of boys (and one girl), i hope my boys never date anyone with a mother like this. Although some of the statements were funny, most of them were contemptuous of the boyfriend. Respect...
Forum: Parenting   04-20-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,349
Posted By contactmaya
More comments from the same article, very...

More comments from the same article, very informative....


<<Jenn Grentzer-Etherton ·
If the AZ foster system does nothing for mental health needs like the child you described (who stabbed...
Forum: Parenting   04-20-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,349
Posted By contactmaya
Thanks for the link. I hope its ok for me to...

Thanks for the link.

I hope its ok for me to copy and paste a couple of informative comments from the article-

<<Anna Smirny
Then why does CPS waste resources harassing families like the...
Forum: Parenting   04-20-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,349
Posted By contactmaya
Thanks for the inspiring story and interesting...

Thanks for the inspiring story and interesting website. Yes, if only more police could be like this. It only take a a bit of generosity, common sense and compassion. The same goes for social workers....
Forum: Parenting   04-13-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,349
Posted By contactmaya
Aah so true. You see, its so easy to figure...

Aah so true. You see, its so easy to figure out...yet they just cant seem to do it....
Forum: Parenting   04-13-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,349
Posted By contactmaya
So the Meitiv's let their children go for a walk...

So the Meitiv's let their children go for a walk again, and this time, the police picked them up and detained them....wait for it, without telling the parents!!! (dont you just love how the...
Forum: Parenting   04-13-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,349
Posted By contactmaya
I had read about this, and it is a true travesty...

I had read about this, and it is a true travesty of justice. I hope she can appeal somehow.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-07-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 735
Posted By contactmaya
Well said, especially the bolded. I think this is...

Well said, especially the bolded. I think this is the crux of the matter.

Also, i agree with some of the other points raised here, such as needing a different approach for different children....
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-06-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 735
Posted By contactmaya
Personally, i wouldnt use the language of...

Personally, i wouldnt use the language of 'limits' in this case. I teach my children to be considerate of others, ie, i put it in a positive framework-thinking about others, being considerate of...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-03-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 735
Posted By contactmaya
Sillysapling, you make good points. But the...

Sillysapling, you make good points. But the examples you raise bring to mind unmet needs of these children, like love, belonging, knowing someone cares, basic food and shelter needs.... not so...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-01-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 937
Posted By contactmaya
I have always been jealous of people who are...

I have always been jealous of people who are bisexual, they have the best of both worlds. And certainly, if she is bisexual, she is into men too, so there's a good chance of a son in law down the...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-01-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 735
Posted By contactmaya
Lauren <<I think people misinterpret boundaries...

Lauren
<<I think people misinterpret boundaries always as an artificially set limit. Sometimes boundaries are just the constraints of life.>>

Yes, i agree. Also boundaries are imposed by routine....
Forum: Parenting   04-01-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,349
Posted By contactmaya
Point taken. But i think democracy is a relative...

Point taken. But i think democracy is a relative term, and the US is certainly more democratic that many other places... thats another interesting debate.

I think the CPS could so easily be...
Forum: Parenting   03-29-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,349
Posted By contactmaya
Thanks for making these excellent points. ...

Thanks for making these excellent points. (bolded) Its heartening to hear there are other people out there who see this.
Forum: Parenting   03-29-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,349
Posted By contactmaya
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Forum: Parenting   03-29-2015, 08:44 AM
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Views: 4,349
Posted By contactmaya
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Forum: Parenting   03-28-2015, 07:58 AM
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Views: 4,349
Posted By contactmaya
http://www.salon.com/2014/07/20/the_day_i_was_near...

http://www.salon.com/2014/07/20/the_day_i_was_nearly_arrested_for_having_an_autistic_son/

Some quotes
"A recent spate of arrests of mothers has me thinking about this now more than ever. At what...
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