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Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-26-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,556
Posted By Katherine4
I'm going to print this thread! So helpful....

I'm going to print this thread! So helpful. Thank you so much!!! 
 
I'm really going to try to implement some of your techniques for heat of the moment stuff, the4ofus. 
 
Thank you all so much!
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-24-2012, 05:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,556
Posted By Katherine4
ok, so let's say i need to take a stand with her...

ok, so let's say i need to take a stand with her because we have to be somewhere at a certain time so she has to stop what she's doing, or I tell her she can't watch tv because it's morning time (we...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-23-2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,556
Posted By Katherine4
Wow, you gals are the best! Thank you so much...

Wow, you gals are the best! Thank you so much for your very helpful and thoughtful advice! 
 
The4ofus: I really like the idea of a catchy little song. It's a simple, way of reminding her of what...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-23-2012, 05:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,556
Posted By Katherine4
Thanks so much for your input, ladies!! The...

Thanks so much for your input, ladies!! The planning ahead and the telling her what she can expect is a huge, important piece. You're right! I think the behavior issues this week were a result of my...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-22-2012, 07:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,556
Posted By Katherine4
Thanks for the book recommendation, Queen, and...

Thanks for the book recommendation, Queen, and for the sympathy!
 
Luckiestgirl, you make some really good points. My daughter is very smart, so she just ends up parroting the threats that I make...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-21-2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,556
Posted By Katherine4
I'm feeling afraid of my 3.5 year old. I would...

I'm feeling afraid of my 3.5 year old. I would call her spirited and I have always considered her rather difficult, but all and all I've felt as if I had a handle on things and that I had struck a...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-21-2012, 02:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,017
Posted By Katherine4
This advice will be frowned upon here, but...

This advice will be frowned upon here, but getting enough sleep is extremely important to my daughter's well-being, not to mention my own, so I wasn't willing to make room for shenanigans at...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-25-2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,780
Posted By Katherine4
I agree with the previous poster who suggested...

I agree with the previous poster who suggested the importance of getting the kids outside to burn off energy (particularly boys), and coming up with any other strategies to direct their attention to...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-22-2012, 06:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 729
Posted By Katherine4
Any chance your husband could take her into town...

Any chance your husband could take her into town with him each day and bring her to preschool? My daughter is the type of child who wants to be engaged and involved at all times. When I can't make...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-22-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 729
Posted By Katherine4
P.S. I wouldn't focus on the lying, other than...

P.S. I wouldn't focus on the lying, other than making a quick mention of it. Focus on the primary behaviors and the big picture first. 
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-22-2012, 06:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 729
Posted By Katherine4
I think that it's probably not a coincidence...

I think that it's probably not a coincidence that the objectionable behaviors began right before you had your baby. The anticipation of the event/life change could have been alarming to her. She may...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-25-2012, 12:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,220
Posted By Katherine4
My 3 year old daughter lately has been having a...

My 3 year old daughter lately has been having a similar problem at bedtime. She's been an independent sleeper for a long time and bedtimes have been smooth sailing for a long time. But for the past...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-23-2011, 06:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,465
Posted By Katherine4
Thank you for taking the time to reply, Eliza! I...

Thank you for taking the time to reply, Eliza! I really appreciate it. And I think you're right that what I'm dealing with is a power/control issue, both with her treatment of the animals and with...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-21-2011, 10:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,465
Posted By Katherine4
Hi,   My 3 year old daughter has a hitting...

Hi,
 
My 3 year old daughter has a hitting issue. She will hit me whenever I force her to do something that she doesn't want to do. She has difficulty with transitioning from one thing to the...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   05-22-2011, 10:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 933
Posted By Katherine4
My family and I will be on Cape Cod for a week...

My family and I will be on Cape Cod for a week next week, and I'm wondering if raw milk from a trustworthy farm is available for sale anywhere on the cape. Please let me know! Thanks!
 
 
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   08-23-2010, 10:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,459
Posted By Katherine4
I'm feeling very confused about this issue. (I...

I'm feeling very confused about this issue. (I just posted a separate thread about this, then did a search and found this thread)

We live in CT. My 21 month old unvaxed daughter is supposed to be...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   08-23-2010, 10:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,562
Posted By Katherine4
My unvaccinated 21 month old daughter will be...

My unvaccinated 21 month old daughter will be attending preschool in a few weeks, and I plan on submitting the religious exemption form for the state of CT. The problem is that I was also planning...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   04-16-2010, 03:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,057
Posted By Katherine4
Thank you so much for responding! I checked out...

Thank you so much for responding! I checked out the links and here is some information I found. Below is the incidence of diseases in Spain in the last several years. The bolded number in each row...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   04-15-2010, 10:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,057
Posted By Katherine4
My 16 month old has not been vaccinated. I...

My 16 month old has not been vaccinated. I haven't decided what the long term vaccination picture will be for us, but up to now, I've been uncomfortable with the idea of vaccinating her before the...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   10-09-2009, 11:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 897
Posted By Katherine4
Thank you very much for your responses. I am...

Thank you very much for your responses. I am pretty sure that i'm not vaccinating with the flu shot. I'm still waffling about it though. i mean millions of people get flu shots without incident, i...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   10-08-2009, 12:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 897
Posted By Katherine4
I'm concerned about my daughter and the...

I'm concerned about my daughter and the approaching flu season. At my local mothers and infants group, there was an infectious diseases specialist who said that cases of the flu are much higher and...
Forum: The Mindful Home   08-21-2009, 07:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,491
Posted By Katherine4
Hi!! I have been driving myself crazy...

Hi!!

I have been driving myself crazy looking for a floor covering for a playroom that is non-toxic and does not offgas. It's for my 9 month old daughter who has just begun to crawl. I want a...
Forum: Family Safety   08-19-2009, 07:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 190
Posted By Katherine4
They are made from "nontoxic" EVC foam and they...

They are made from "nontoxic" EVC foam and they are often used in playrooms or daycare centers to provide padding on the floor underneath children. It says that they are nontoxic, but I need...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-13-2009, 11:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 622
Posted By Katherine4
I haven't tried bathing in the kitchen sink yet....

I haven't tried bathing in the kitchen sink yet. I'm not sure if it's big enough, actually, for my little porker!
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-13-2009, 11:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 622
Posted By Katherine4
Thanks so much for your reply!! I do have a very...

Thanks so much for your reply!! I do have a very basic bouncy seat (no vibration or anything), but she hasn't loved it up until now. I really like the idea of getting one of those seats that you...
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