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Forum: The Childhood Years   10-07-2008, 06:05 PM
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Posted By coracle
My boys are 4 & 8 and we have lots of poop &...

My boys are 4 & 8 and we have lots of poop & fart talk too. I watch for it to creep into areas we don't allow, like name-calling, threatening, or shaming (making fun of or criticizing what can't be...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-07-2008, 02:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,514
Posted By coracle
I would suggest thinking of your dd's reading...

I would suggest thinking of your dd's reading "level" not as a level but as a range. The fact that she gets such a "high" number (whatever 23 means on whatever scale they are using) means that she...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-09-2008, 12:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,113
Posted By coracle
I don't know if this might help defuse the...

I don't know if this might help defuse the grandma-is-bad idea: we sometimes talk to our kids about how life was 100 or several hundred years ago. It's not a lecture thing so much as tossing out...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-07-2008, 04:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,144
Posted By coracle
I've played "don't tell my secret name" and...

I've played "don't tell my secret name" and "just don't call me peanut butter girl" with both boys in stores at about this age and it goes great. Dramatic "Ahhh! Nooo! Not that!" makes them laugh....
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-07-2008, 03:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 403
Posted By coracle
-- Subbing b/c we have similar issues with our...

-- Subbing b/c we have similar issues with our 8yo ds1.... I feel for you, mama. --
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-07-2008, 02:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 587
Posted By coracle
FOr ideas to get back in synch when we're having...

FOr ideas to get back in synch when we're having lots of disagreements, i really like the book Playful Parenting by Lawrence Cohen. He gives examples of ways to turn power struggles into games, and...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-07-2008, 02:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,431
Posted By coracle
A couple of protein-hiding foods mine love are...

A couple of protein-hiding foods mine love are bread pudding (I use a Weight Watchers recipe that's really healthy, with whole wheat bread) and pumpkin custard (again, a healthy version - it's...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-07-2008, 01:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 702
Posted By coracle
I'm right there with ya, Shell. Both my kids...

I'm right there with ya, Shell. Both my kids have been thrown for a loop the first few times strange grown-ups have asked for their cookie/ice cream/lollipop/whatever. I have a similar peeve about...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-06-2008, 01:00 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,902
Posted By coracle
My tendency at this stage was to gently...

My tendency at this stage was to gently physically contain the grabber (arms around, bending over them or kneeling by them) while talking calmly about taking turns, or how the grabbee feels, or...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-05-2008, 11:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 461
Posted By coracle
> are your children free to buy whatever they...

> are your children free to buy whatever they want with their own money ?

Toy guns, no (we have a rule about them). For other toy weapons I make clear what my limits are on how they use them....
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-05-2008, 03:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 461
Posted By coracle
We took Barabara Coloroso's advice to let them...

We took Barabara Coloroso's advice to let them have some money of their own as soon as they would not put it in their mouths. We started allowance with each of the boys at about 4 yrs. They get $2...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-04-2008, 10:09 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,642
Posted By coracle
Got lots of laughs from this thread - thanks!! ...

Got lots of laughs from this thread - thanks!!

There is a church we sometimes pass with a really big steeple. DS2 used to always say, "Mom! Mom! I saw the rocket ship!"

For a while DS2 used to...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-04-2008, 03:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 661
Posted By coracle
My DS1 (8yrs old) often wants to quit things...

My DS1 (8yrs old) often wants to quit things when he is upset - I try to uncover the specific problem, without saying yes or no to the quitting idea until we have talked more, at a time that's less...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-18-2004, 08:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 738
Posted By coracle
My dh is much better at routines than I. To help...

My dh is much better at routines than I. To help our then-3-1/2-yr-old develop a morning routine, he made a list out of pictures: toilet; make bed; underwear, pants & shirt; feed cats; wash hands;...
Forum: Games   02-12-2004, 10:28 PM
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Views: 30,168
Posted By coracle
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Forum: Women's Health   01-10-2004, 09:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 872
Posted By coracle
My ds (2 months old) has RSV virus and mild...

My ds (2 months old) has RSV virus and mild bronchiolitis. I took him to the ER last night (not as bad as it sounds) for his wheezing. The respiratory therapist strongly urged me to stop squirting...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-26-2003, 12:26 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 4,700
Posted By coracle
Hello, Ladies! I wanted to be pg buddies with...

Hello, Ladies! I wanted to be pg buddies with y'all but became very depressed early in pg and have been off the boards for months. Finally we've got the meds right and I have really enjoyed catching...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-06-2003, 11:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 324
Posted By coracle
Hi Momatheart, We had a November thread a few...

Hi Momatheart,
We had a November thread a few days ago but it has fallen to page 3 or further. I think this will get it: http://mothering.com/discussions/sho...threadid=45231...
Forum: Parenting   03-05-2003, 11:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,739
Posted By coracle
DS went through several months of sometimes...

DS went through several months of sometimes using my first name when he was 2, but now it's back to Mom. I didn't object to him using my name, though I did point out that we get to use special names...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   03-05-2003, 01:23 AM
Replies: 387
Views: 9,009
Posted By coracle
I'm sorry, bec and Karen....

I'm sorry, bec and Karen. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif

Adina, hooray for O!
Panda, congratulations! WooooHooo!...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-02-2003, 10:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,357
Posted By coracle
A friend of mine who is a nurse-midwife told me...

A friend of mine who is a nurse-midwife told me that medical professionals (in the U.S.) have largely lost the art of delivering breech babies, that it is something the care giver has a feel for or...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-02-2003, 02:25 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,335
Posted By coracle
This is such a fun thread! Colorful~Mama, I LOL...

This is such a fun thread! Colorful~Mama, I LOL at the "littlest woo." Made me think of the Whos down in Whoville.

We called ds "the bun", and later "the boy." Even after he was born he was...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-02-2003, 12:47 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 3,750
Posted By coracle
Hi, Julie! I just got a positive HPT this...

Hi, Julie! I just got a positive HPT this morning! I'm due about Nov. 8. My ds was due Nov 8 in '99 but didn't arrive until the 16th. This new little one should come a little before ds's 4th bday.
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Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-01-2003, 11:37 PM
Replies: 1,411
Views: 96,308
Posted By coracle
I'm in! Just got a positive today, 4 days after...

I'm in! Just got a positive today, 4 days after AF was supposed to arrive. I'm due Nov 8. That was ds's due date in '99, but he was 8 days late, so this one will probably come a little before his...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   03-01-2003, 10:44 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 9,009
Posted By coracle
Two lines!! BFP! EDD is the same as ds's EDD in...

Two lines!! BFP! EDD is the same as ds's EDD in '99, but he was 8 days late, so this one will probably come a bit before his 4th birthday. Dh was the first to know, and you ladies are the second. DS...
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