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Forum: The Childhood Years   Yesterday, 02:01 PM
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Posted By katelove
Is she going to bed at the usual time? If not...

Is she going to bed at the usual time? If not then I would go back to that straight away.

If she is gong to bed as normal but just can't sleep then I wouldn't worry too much about it. The first...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   Yesterday, 01:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 88
Posted By katelove
At 15 weeks I would either sleep with her or wear...

At 15 weeks I would either sleep with her or wear her in the carrier. It is not dangerous for her to sleep in the carrier. You need to follow the TICKS rules whether she is asleep or awake and, if...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   Yesterday, 01:42 AM
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Views: 137
Posted By katelove
I would say no. The reward for doing well at...

I would say no. The reward for doing well at school is learning cool stuff and having options for your future.

If you decide that she has worked hard and you would like to give her a treat then...
Forum: The Childhood Years   Yesterday, 01:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 364
Posted By katelove
Even if he is underweight, if he is only eating...

Even if he is underweight, if he is only eating with you occasionally then it would be unlikely to make much difference even if he did eat everything you gave him.

It sounds like he is getting a...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-16-2017, 06:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,207
Posted By katelove
No doubt it is but hitting does not fit any...

No doubt it is but hitting does not fit any definition of gentle parenting. However, that is irrelevant because mothering.com has provided very clear guidelines. You can read them here...
Forum: Judy Arnall   08-15-2017, 08:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 152
Posted By katelove
This doesn't sound like a class which is...

This doesn't sound like a class which is developmentally suitable for 4-5yos. Maths? Written contracts? Are they serious? If homeschooling is not an option are there any independent schools in your...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-15-2017, 01:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,207
Posted By katelove
No, that question is absolutely fine. Answering...

No, that question is absolutely fine. Answering "yes" would be against the user agreement because that would be advocating hitting. Answering "no", explaining why and offering an alternative would be...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-14-2017, 11:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,207
Posted By katelove
This is a gentle discipline forum. The purpose is...

This is a gentle discipline forum. The purpose is to discuss gentle discipline and how to address issues or situations using gentle methods. Posts advocating (I didn't say promote) hitting are...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-13-2017, 02:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 221
Posted By katelove
$600 doesn't seem like too much to me. When you...

$600 doesn't seem like too much to me. When you consider food, clothes, school expenses, extra activities, her share of household expenses...

In terms of visiting, if you have a good relationship...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-09-2017, 09:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 246
Posted By katelove
Horrible nights with 19 month old

I have not tried this personally but all my friends who have nightweaned young toddlers have done it by dad taking over the nighttime parenting. If they think it's likely to be hard then they would...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-04-2017, 09:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 285
Posted By katelove
I think that is quite a different scenario. It is...

I think that is quite a different scenario. It is certainly completely unacceptable for an adult to use an endearment like that to address another adult of the opposite sex with whom they don't have...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-04-2017, 03:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 285
Posted By katelove
Was your daughter a child or an adult when the...

Was your daughter a child or an adult when the man called her sweetie?


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Forum: UK   07-28-2017, 01:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 601
Posted By katelove
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Forum: Arts & Crafts   07-26-2017, 03:35 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,632
Posted By katelove
1. Curtains for DD1. 2. School bag for DD1. ...

1. Curtains for DD1.

2. School bag for DD1.

3. School skirt for DD2.

4. School skirt for DD1.

5. New school bag for DD2.
Forum: Arts & Crafts   07-26-2017, 03:33 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,632
Posted By katelove
VsAngela that looks great! zebra15 summer is...

VsAngela that looks great!
zebra15 summer is sloth time for me too. I am totally sapped by the heat even though I have spent most of my life in the tropics [sigh].

I finished the ponchos for the...
Forum: Dental   07-22-2017, 02:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Posted By katelove
As a general rule, non-urgent dental work is not...

As a general rule, non-urgent dental work is not done during pregnancy. However, a tooth abscess needs immediate treatment. I'm inclined to agree with Pokeyac though, I've never met anyone who...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-20-2017, 08:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 269
Posted By katelove
The best prevention and treatment for engorgment...

The best prevention and treatment for engorgment is feeding on demand. If your breasts are so hard that your baby is struggling to attach well then you can express just enough to soften around the...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-20-2017, 02:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 429
Posted By katelove
Ok, the first thing is that you post is *way* to...

Ok, the first thing is that you post is *way* to long. Very few people have time to read that much and then respond on a forum. To get answers to your question the last two paragraphs are all you...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   07-18-2017, 02:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 402
Posted By katelove
Have you only had testing done or have you had...

Have you only had testing done or have you had any fertility treatments? If not then I would make an appointment with your doctor to discuss what options would be suitable for your situation and then...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-13-2017, 02:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 287
Posted By katelove
My 4.5yo is going through a stage of not wanting...

My 4.5yo is going through a stage of not wanting to help pack up toys as well. I have had some success with a playful approach lately. We throw the blocks into the container behind our backs, under...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   07-13-2017, 01:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By katelove
I agree that the only concerning reaction in the...

I agree that the only concerning reaction in the short term is anaphylaxis. That is what the 10-15 minute wait is for. If you haven't had an anaphylactic reaction by then then you probably won't.
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Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-12-2017, 01:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 287
Posted By katelove
Will you have the opportunity to *have* a full...

Will you have the opportunity to *have* a full day though? If you will then great. If not, then that is probably the thing you need to let go of. If you continue to think "I can only do this with a...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   07-12-2017, 02:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By katelove
I wouldn't because I am with the doctor's union...

I wouldn't because I am with the doctor's union on this one and sceptical about the ability of the pharmacy to manage an anaphylactic reaction. The GP practice we go to has several doctors and nurses...
Forum: Personal Growth   07-11-2017, 04:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 164
Posted By katelove
I dont know of any forums. There is the Becoming...

I dont know of any forums. There is the Becoming Dad Facebook page. They also have a closed, men's-only group.


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Forum: Vaccinations   07-10-2017, 05:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,489
Posted By katelove
Is it? I didn't see any reference to anyone's...

Is it? I didn't see any reference to anyone's mortality rates in the article.


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