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Forum: Personal Growth   07-15-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,426
Posted By mother_sunshine
Thank you Mrscookie and Moonridden for your...

Thank you Mrscookie and Moonridden for your thoughtful responses. Mrscookie, I think you're right. I believe that is the approach she is taking. I am fully supporting her as she continues the path...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-15-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By mother_sunshine
Thank you for your insight, Sparklefairy. It's...

Thank you for your insight, Sparklefairy. It's nice to receive input on both sides of the experiential realm. Lots of food for thought. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/stillheart.gif
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Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-09-2013, 12:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By mother_sunshine
Honestly, I don't have a lot of trust in...

Honestly, I don't have a lot of trust in therapists. We've had problems with them projecting their own problems on to us, and I'm wary of medication that will cover and sedate the problem rather...
Forum: Personal Growth   07-08-2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,426
Posted By mother_sunshine
Hi, I realize this is an old thread but I am...

Hi, I realize this is an old thread but I am hoping you ladies can help me with something. My daughter has an eating disorder and compulsively exercises. She never reached "skinny", though she was...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-08-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By mother_sunshine
Thank you for your reply, pbjmama. At this point...

Thank you for your reply, pbjmama. At this point she is refusing to get professional help. She says she can do it on her own, with her friend's support, and that she doesn't need us.
 
I told her...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-08-2013, 03:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By mother_sunshine
My daughter has had an eating disorder for the...

My daughter has had an eating disorder for the past 1-2 years. It started out as over-exercising and losing her period, and increased to severely limiting her food intake, binging, and worsening the...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-11-2011, 10:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,070
Posted By mother_sunshine
Thank you both!

Thank you both!
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-05-2011, 02:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,302
Posted By mother_sunshine
Thank you for your supportive and helpful...

Thank you for your supportive and helpful responses.
 
I've gone through this thread again for more ideas (and will continue to do so). We watched the video on the Maudsley Approach...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-03-2011, 01:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,070
Posted By mother_sunshine
Thank you for sharing your experience, Jalilah....

Thank you for sharing your experience, Jalilah. Whew, I hope I can help her avoid what you've had to go through. I wonder if it'd be worth taking her to a chiropractor? She cracks her neck and back...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-01-2011, 05:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,768
Posted By mother_sunshine
We love "The Others". It's scary but mild and...

We love "The Others". It's scary but mild and non-violent.  "The Village" is another mild one (but not nearly as good as The Others).
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-30-2011, 02:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,070
Posted By mother_sunshine
My 14yo daughter had her braces removed about 9...

My 14yo daughter had her braces removed about 9 months ago and, in the past 6 months or so, her jaw involuntarily makes a loud creepy clicking sound when she eats (and also on demand when she wants...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-30-2011, 02:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,302
Posted By mother_sunshine
Update:   A few months ago my daughter read...

Update:
 
A few months ago my daughter read your posts because I thought it would be more valuable for her to hear your experiences and perspectives than to take her to a psychiatrist (we live in...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-23-2011, 07:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 17,103
Posted By mother_sunshine
I make my daughter's face astringent using a...

I make my daughter's face astringent using a large bottle of Witch Hazel and several drops of tea tree oil (and sometimes a drop or two of lavender and chamomile essential oils), shake well before...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-23-2011, 07:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,302
Posted By mother_sunshine
Thank you all for your input. It is much...

Thank you all for your input. It is much appreciated! You each gave lots of food for thought. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/heartbeat.gif
 
I talked with my husband (again) last night...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-23-2011, 12:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,302
Posted By mother_sunshine
Hi everyone, My daughter is going through some...

Hi everyone, My daughter is going through some changes that I've been concerned about for the past few months. I'm not sure what else to do so I'm asking for your input.
 
She clearly has what is...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-08-2011, 06:33 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,115
Posted By mother_sunshine
My daughter self-weaned at 7 1/2 years.  She's...

My daughter self-weaned at 7 1/2 years.  She's on her way to becoming a successful, happy, beautifully-minded & connected young woman.  It was the best start in life that I could give her.
 
7 may...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   01-22-2010, 08:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,876
Posted By mother_sunshine
Quote: Originally Posted by AAK...

Quote:
Originally Posted by AAK http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14968755)
My nearly 4 yr old mentions it to friends, no...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   01-21-2010, 05:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,876
Posted By mother_sunshine
My daughter told our neighbors at 4yrs and her...

My daughter told our neighbors at 4yrs and her best friend at 6yrs. Their responses were "really?", "still?", and "I breastfed too!". We had no problems.
Forum: Parenting   01-16-2010, 01:51 AM
Replies: 1,645
Views: 92,095
Posted By mother_sunshine
mckennasmomma, thanks for sharing. I really...

mckennasmomma, thanks for sharing. I really needed that today especially.
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   01-13-2010, 09:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 346
Posted By mother_sunshine
I just wanted to recommend a wonderful new book...

I just wanted to recommend a wonderful new book that just came out called "Breastfeeding Older Children" by Ann Sinnott. I've only skimmed through it so far and read the first few chapters, but it...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   01-13-2010, 09:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 459
Posted By mother_sunshine
A new one just came out called "Breastfeeding...

A new one just came out called "Breastfeeding Older Children" by Ann Sinnott. It touches on just about every breastfeeding subject you can think about and everything is supported by quotes from...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   01-13-2010, 08:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,495
Posted By mother_sunshine
I just wanted to recommend a wonderful new book...

I just wanted to recommend a wonderful new book that just came out called "Breastfeeding Older Children" by Ann Sinnott. I've only skimmed through it so far and read the first few chapters, but it...
Forum: Parenting   08-15-2009, 11:54 PM
Replies: 1,645
Views: 92,095
Posted By mother_sunshine
Quote: Originally Posted by mermaidmama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mermaidmama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14239932)
I have a question for parents of older...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   07-28-2009, 06:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,061
Posted By mother_sunshine
If she's asking then it must be normal for her,...

If she's asking then it must be normal for her, right? I can't fathom the thought of nursing a child at whatever age as "morally wrong" http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   07-28-2009, 06:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,444
Posted By mother_sunshine
Congratulations mama. My daughter is now 12 1/2...

Congratulations mama. My daughter is now 12 1/2 so it's been a long time since I've been here in the forum. She stopped breastfeeding, by choice, at 7 1/2yrs. I just wanted to pop in real quick to...
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