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Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-27-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 106
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Posted By transylvania_mom
Now seriously Cm, you were the first who...

Now seriously Cm, you were the first who mentioned AP dogma in this thread and telling me not to call my parenting AP.
As I said before I can understand people saying leaving a 1 yo is not for...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-26-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,564
Posted By transylvania_mom
But I CLW and cosleep and I sah until the kids...

But I CLW and cosleep and I sah until the kids go to school!
Oh, and I homebirth too!
Do I get my AP badge now? http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/wink1.gif
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-20-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,564
Posted By transylvania_mom
And I'm not the only one who thinks this way,...

And I'm not the only one who thinks this way, just read this thread. There are people who have left young children with gp, wish they could, or had a positive experience as children.
Just because...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-20-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,564
Posted By transylvania_mom
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by contactmaya http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-19-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,564
Posted By transylvania_mom
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by contactmaya http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-18-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 482
Posted By transylvania_mom
I got an umbrella stroller for mine when they...

I got an umbrella stroller for mine when they were that age. They are light, they fit everywhere, cheap (I payed $ 20 for mine).
I would just buckle them in the strolled when we needed to go...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-14-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 466
Posted By transylvania_mom
Two activities during the school year, hockey...

Two activities during the school year, hockey and an instrument.
But hockey is twice a week, and so is the instrument (individual and group lesson). This doesn't include tournaments and concerts....
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-11-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 332
Posted By transylvania_mom
I don't think the problem is gun play. Throwing...

I don't think the problem is gun play. Throwing stuff at moving cars, pets or people, that's the problem.
My kids are allowed to play with dolls or trucks; if they would throw them at the mailman,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-03-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 332
Posted By transylvania_mom
In my experience, you can't stop little boys...

In my experience, you can't stop little boys from gun play. We also didn't buy toy guns for ds until he starting playing guns with bananas.
He's 9 now and he has only a couple of toy guns.
Water...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-01-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 155
Posted By transylvania_mom
I would skip the nap and put him to bed at 6....

I would skip the nap and put him to bed at 6. This is what we did when my kids dropped their naps. Then gradually you can move their bedtime towards 7. But you can expect a couple of early mornings...
Forum: Breastfeeding   04-29-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 107
Posted By transylvania_mom
You don't need a replacement if you wean past...

You don't need a replacement if you wean past the toddler years.
I would introduce milk like any other food; I used to offer milk as a drink with meals.
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-18-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,258
Posted By transylvania_mom
Hoodlums? Oh, my... now you offended my...

Hoodlums? Oh, my... now you offended my sensibilities...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-16-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 472
Posted By transylvania_mom
I would try several things:   1. give her as...

I would try several things:
 
1. give her as much control as possible. If she tantrums over sweets and things in the store, I would ask her to buy them from her allowance. (This works very well...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-16-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,258
Posted By transylvania_mom
I wouldn't give them snacks or meals.

I wouldn't give them snacks or meals.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-26-2014, 03:20 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By transylvania_mom
My hunch is that her lies aren't about "petty...

My hunch is that her lies aren't about "petty little things"; she is afraid of your reaction - I don't mean to sound judgemental, but I think she's right.
I would plan a quiet time with no...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-22-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 723
Posted By transylvania_mom
We are not a tv-free family, but we limit screen...

We are not a tv-free family, but we limit screen time. I just want to comment on the statement that kids can't partifipate in pop culture if they don't see specificshows. Ds went through a...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   03-02-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By transylvania_mom
I wouldn't worry about bad habits, or about the...

I wouldn't worry about bad habits, or about the fact that you can't be next to her 24/7.
My co-sleeping ds also went through a period of night terrors when he was a toddler, and although I was...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-01-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 300
Posted By transylvania_mom
I would celebrate when dh is at home. I...

I would celebrate when dh is at home.
I wouldn't be sneaky about it: I would acknowledge his birthday, I would wish him happy birthday on the actual date, but I would wait until dh gets home for...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-01-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 471
Posted By transylvania_mom
I will just speak from my experience as a parent...

I will just speak from my experience as a parent - I know nothing about emotional/developmental issues: some kids escalate their tantrum if you empathize or try to talk it out. 
My ds is (was) like...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-29-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 507
Posted By transylvania_mom
Glad to see people allow their kids more...

Glad to see people allow their kids more independence. I asked on another website about allowing my 8 yo to be home alone for 15-30 min. after school, and people were appalled.
I started leaving ds...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-27-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 405
Posted By transylvania_mom
I like birthday parties where kids can run...

I like birthday parties where kids can run ariund and use their energy. We had a swimming party last year for my February kid. This year we plan to go to an indoor playground for his birthday.

As...
Forum: Toddler Nutrition   01-26-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 417
Posted By transylvania_mom
I would supply as much food and milk as the...

I would supply as much food and milk as the daycare requires. I would hate to have my kid go hungry.

I know my dd would eat a lot more than your baby at 1 (don't know about milk, as she was...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-24-2014, 02:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 308
Posted By transylvania_mom
Yes, I only buy them gifts at Christmas and for...

Yes, I only buy them gifts at Christmas and for their birthdays. Mostly because we already have a TON of toys, and they don't appreciate them or play with them if I keep buying new ones.
They have...
Forum: Toddler Nutrition   01-22-2014, 02:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 417
Posted By transylvania_mom
What do you mean by overfeeding? Are they...

What do you mean by overfeeding? Are they forcing her to eat, or does she want to eat more than you think she should?
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-17-2014, 03:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 455
Posted By transylvania_mom
Glad to hear that you are making progress...

Glad to hear that you are making progress http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
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