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Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-22-2011, 09:44 AM
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Views: 11,673
Posted By sunnmama
Every time I've been pregnant, some random MAN...

Every time I've been pregnant, some random MAN has asked me if I am before I knew I was.
 
First time, it was a casual acquaintance at a dinner party.  No!  Not pregnant!  Why would you ask...
Forum: Parents as Partners   02-21-2011, 08:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,305
Posted By sunnmama
Having a teammate in life is a great thing. ...

Having a teammate in life is a great thing.  Ideally, it makes life and parenting much easier.
 
The first thing I thought of when considering this thread is something I've heard many times in UU...
Forum: Learning at School   02-17-2011, 09:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 637
Posted By sunnmama
 Have you approached the teacher...



Have you approached the teacher specifically about the contradiction in the messages below? 
 
I'd first concentrate on making the issue clear.  Is the work too difficult, or is just too...
Forum: Learning at School   02-17-2011, 07:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 637
Posted By sunnmama
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Forum: Parents as Partners   02-17-2011, 06:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,132
Posted By sunnmama
 These were my exact thoughts when I read...



These were my exact thoughts when I read the OP.
 
If your DP handled these comments on the spot, assertively, you would never need to hear a word about it.  A simple, "I won't listen to you...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-15-2010, 06:48 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,920
Posted By sunnmama
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Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-15-2010, 05:38 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,920
Posted By sunnmama
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Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-13-2010, 05:46 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,920
Posted By sunnmama
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Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-12-2010, 11:06 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,920
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Forum: Parents as Partners   12-12-2010, 10:18 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,288
Posted By sunnmama
Generalization: Women need connection to want...

Generalization: Women need connection to want sex.  Men need sex to want connection. 
 
Do you feel emotionally connected to your spouse?  If not, why not?  IME, first comes the desire to hug and...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-07-2010, 05:25 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,920
Posted By sunnmama
 No, not porn!...

 No, not porn! http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/ROTFLMAO.gif
 
I dunno.  I'm sure I'm overthinking.  My parents were odd when it came to music, books, movies, and art.  They were sort of...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-06-2010, 12:28 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,920
Posted By sunnmama
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Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-06-2010, 07:46 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,920
Posted By sunnmama
I assume my kids will listen to our music as...

I assume my kids will listen to our music as teens, just as I listened to my parents' music.   My dd is musical (plays guitar and writes songs at 9), and she is already open to many genres of...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-05-2010, 05:34 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,920
Posted By sunnmama
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Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-04-2010, 11:05 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,920
Posted By sunnmama
I'm loving all the responses and experiences...

I'm loving all the responses and experiences shared, but I'm not sure that I've been clear about my concern. 
 
I'm not looking to censor what my kids listen to, esp as teens.  I'll admit I...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-04-2010, 07:07 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,920
Posted By sunnmama
 I agree, and it is the "less hidden"...



I agree, and it is the "less hidden" aspect of my music that concerns me as dd gets older.  I didn't necessarily understand the rawer themes of my parents music at 13 (or I could rationalize...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-03-2010, 04:17 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,920
Posted By sunnmama
Ack...can't quote....so I'll copy and paste.... ...

Ack...can't quote....so I'll copy and paste....
 
Dar:When your kids are teens, whatever you listen to will be considered hopelessly dated and uncool.... the same way you felt about Simon and...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-03-2010, 10:44 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,920
Posted By sunnmama
I'm just curious how this tends to play out.  My...

I'm just curious how this tends to play out.  My oldest is only 9, so we aren't there yet, but how do teens respond to the realization that their parents listen edgy music?
 
It kind of hit me...
Forum: Parents as Partners   11-30-2010, 10:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 372
Posted By sunnmama
One reason that each partner should deal with...

One reason that each partner should deal with their own parents is that parents can get "mixed signals" from each partner.  For instance, you could be direct with MIL about the facebook issues and...
Forum: Parents as Partners   11-30-2010, 08:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 372
Posted By sunnmama
I think this is between you and your husband. ...

I think this is between you and your husband.  He is the one calling his mother when you specifically asked him not to, he is the one answering the phone when you are mid-contraction, and he is the...
Forum: Learning at School   11-23-2010, 12:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,501
Posted By sunnmama
I don't know if dd has any classmates that still...

I don't know if dd has any classmates that still believe, but I'd definitely make sure he's "in on the fun" at this point. 
 
Why not ask him if he wants to help you do some "Santa work" and...
Forum: Parenting   11-23-2010, 07:28 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 8,768
Posted By sunnmama
 The kid's problem?  That perspective seems...



The kid's problem?  That perspective seems to lack understanding and empathy. 
 
So, if the child is stressed because of problems at home or school, they should deal with that alone?  If the...
Forum: Parenting   11-23-2010, 06:14 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 8,768
Posted By sunnmama
 The problem is, precocious verbal skills...



The problem is, precocious verbal skills do not mean a child has emotional development beyond that of the typical toddler or preschooler.  I think a lot of parents ::::raising hand:::::...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-22-2010, 09:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 874
Posted By sunnmama
We eventually sought counseling for our...

We eventually sought counseling for our explosive dd when she was 6 and we absolutely hit a crisis, but I wish we'd found some help earlier! 
 
I see you are in NC.  We are too, in theTriangle. ...
Forum: Learning at School   11-22-2010, 07:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 447
Posted By sunnmama
Our school requires all visitors to check in...

Our school requires all visitors to check in with the office and get a visitor's badge.  After that, I can go eat lunch with my child or meet her for the book fair--things like that. 
 
The...
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