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Forum: The Childhood Years   03-11-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By One_Girl
I like the book The Bullied, the Bully , and the...

I like the book The Bullied, the Bully , and the Bystander. I didn't find it until dd was older but once I did I was able to help my dd become more bullyproof. She struggled to fit in a lot when...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-28-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 272
Posted By One_Girl
Can you send him with books and art supplies so...

Can you send him with books and art supplies so he has something to do when bored? Is it possible that he is so used to being busy and entertained that he isn't coping well when he is there?

I...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   02-28-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 479
Posted By One_Girl
I know you said you always planned on two, but...

I know you said you always planned on two, but has your desire for another child suddenly become very intense compared to what it was? If it has it could be a medical issue.

I never wanted more...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-28-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 565
Posted By One_Girl
My dd went through a phase of prefering grandma...

My dd went through a phase of prefering grandma to me when she was two. At first it hurt my feelings and that gave her a lot of power but I was able to stop letting that show and it helped a lot. It...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-27-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 173
Posted By One_Girl
I think we all say things we regret to our...

I think we all say things we regret to our children sometimes. I think you should just move on if the kids have.

I do think that it is important to realize that kids sometimes need the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-19-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 49
Posted By One_Girl
It sounds like normal imaginative play. Some...

It sounds like normal imaginative play. Some kids are creative longer than others. I used to just play along and make a game of it. It was a trait I valued in dd because it made it easy to...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-13-2015, 06:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 76
Posted By One_Girl
Mean girl behavior is actually very common in 2...

Mean girl behavior is actually very common in 2 nd grade. Many girls go through this in second through fourth grade. My dd was on the receiving end and I found The Bully, The Bullied, and The...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-09-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 272
Posted By One_Girl
In my state it is 18.

In my state it is 18.
Forum: Single Parenting   02-04-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 263
Posted By One_Girl
I would go by the calculator they use online for...

I would go by the calculator they use online for child support. Check into minimum income though. In my state they assume each parent is capable of making at least the income they would if working...
Forum: Parenting   02-04-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 122
Posted By One_Girl
I've never had a problem in a toy store or the...

I've never had a problem in a toy store or the toy department in the grocery store. We never visited a toy store unless we were making a purchase for dd and she was always good about staying in her...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-02-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 334
Posted By One_Girl
I don't think many kids can purchase and pay the...

I don't think many kids can purchase and pay the monthly fee for their phones, so in fact, the phone is the parents, not the kids. If my child said I couldn't touch "their" phone, they wouldn't have...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-01-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,995
Posted By One_Girl
If he texted you his death threat in writing go...

If he texted you his death threat in writing go above that officers head to a supervisor and make it clear that you are very concerned about his eratic behavior, the strain the divorce seems to be...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-01-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 239
Posted By One_Girl
I suggest you pick one activity for now and start...

I suggest you pick one activity for now and start small. Learning many new activities in a small period of time and not mastering thrm easily is very difficult for a child who tends towards...
Forum: Learning at School   01-31-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 227
Posted By One_Girl
You can formally request testing in writing and...

You can formally request testing in writing and they have 60 days to comply. You can also bring in her diagnosis parerwork from the doctor to force a 504. RTI is a process for confirming or ruling...
Forum: Learning at School   01-30-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 227
Posted By One_Girl
If it's easy busy work that can be done...

If it's easy busy work that can be done independently you probably can't make much of a case. You may be able to make a case for it by telling the teacher about the extenuating circumstances that...
Forum: Parenting   01-30-2015, 05:41 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,490
Posted By One_Girl
Once again I did read the thread, I've been...

Once again I did read the thread, I've been following it for a while now, and I disagree with the view that cps is over reaching. In each of these cases there was more going on. In your most recent...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-27-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 209
Posted By One_Girl
Having freedom to make mistakes and choices...

Having freedom to make mistakes and choices really helped me transition well to adulthood. I did move out much younger but perhaps you can sit down with her and help her figure out her goals for the...
Forum: Parenting   01-25-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,490
Posted By One_Girl
You aren't here to argue so you quoted my post...

You aren't here to argue so you quoted my post three times in an attempt to trash it and repeated your previous claim that people who disagree with you haven't read the thread. Serial pointless...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-24-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 81
Posted By One_Girl
I read it when dd's daycare began using it...

I read it when dd's daycare began using it several years ago. It was a good reminder to be consistent but not my style. My dd actually liked that they used it at her school. They had a bean bag...
Forum: Parenting   01-22-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,490
Posted By One_Girl
I didn't call you any names and I did read the...

I didn't call you any names and I did read the thread and disagree with you as I already stated. CPS is absolutely suppossed to get involved when parents break laws that are designed to protect...
Forum: Parenting   01-20-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,490
Posted By One_Girl
Yes I did read both and I think the cps fear is...

Yes I did read both and I think the cps fear is silly and that this situation is being handled appropriately by cps. They broke the law and allowef their children to walk through a business district...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-19-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 147
Posted By One_Girl
Five paragraphs is a late fourth/ early fifth...

Five paragraphs is a late fourth/ early fifth grade standard in our area with a multiple page report coming at the end of fifth. I don't homeschool but there is a fun low pressure strategy they...
Forum: Parenting   01-17-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,490
Posted By One_Girl
It looks like they are doing a great job. They...

It looks like they are doing a great job. They are investigating suspicious parents who broke the law while still keeping the family intact. The police didn't handle the father's suspicious...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-12-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 130
Posted By One_Girl
I think your family would be better off using a...

I think your family would be better off using a lawyer and getting all custody arraignments signed off on by a judge. Once a judge signs off on it you can hold her to it legally and file charges if...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-12-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,429
Posted By One_Girl
I don't think mouthiness or snottu tones need to...

I don't think mouthiness or snottu tones need to be addressed consistently. My dd is 12 now and sometimes mouthy but I have found this behavior to be similar to tantrums. It is an expression of...
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