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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-01-2011, 08:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,048
Posted By jilson41
I love threads about children's books! Most of...

I love threads about children's books!
Most of the books below have already been mentioned, but I thought I'd add a little more info to help you narrow down where to start with so many great...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-10-2011, 11:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,118
Posted By jilson41
Thank you all for your replies.  I guess I just...

Thank you all for your replies.  I guess I just need to be patient...sigh.
Also, I don't know how I missed the thread below on the same subject, but the msg is pretty much the same--it'll happen...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-09-2011, 02:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,118
Posted By jilson41
Hello All, I have 4 1/2 year old twins....

Hello All,
I have 4 1/2 year old twins.  They've been daytime potty trained since age 3, but we're not even close on night time.  DD2 has never had a dry diaper at night and DS has maybe woken up...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-27-2011, 11:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 529
Posted By jilson41
My daughter had a lot of growing pains in her...

My daughter had a lot of growing pains in her lower legs and ankles when she was 4.  She would wake up in the middle of the night crying.  We finally took her into our pediatrician.  He calls them...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-25-2011, 01:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 378
Posted By jilson41
Thanks so much!  These are great suggestions.   ...

Thanks so much!  These are great suggestions.  
We've watched clay and lego stop motion animation videos on YouTube and think they're supercool.  We also have a Mac, I'll have to introduce her to...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-24-2011, 07:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 378
Posted By jilson41
We've always really restricted computer time for...

We've always really restricted computer time for my almost 7 year old--mainly looking at photos or very rarely letting her play around at PBS kids.
Last month on an unexpected day home from school,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-24-2011, 07:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,444
Posted By jilson41
Yes.  When my kids have been at the age when...

Yes.  When my kids have been at the age when I've been unsure about leaving them alone in the tub, I just tell them to sing loudly.  They have always been happy to comply.
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-24-2011, 07:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 506
Posted By jilson41
I love this topic!  We love many of the books...

I love this topic!  We love many of the books above, but I think the following are a good for your daughter's age.
We loved the My Father's Dragon trilogy by Ruth Stiles Gannett
We love Raold Dahl...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   12-15-2010, 09:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,142
Posted By jilson41
We love Dick King-Smith books!  I'm wondering if...

We love Dick King-Smith books!  I'm wondering if the Britishness of them would be difficult for her.  I find myself interjecting explanations as I read.  Anyone have an early reader have a problem...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   12-14-2010, 02:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,142
Posted By jilson41
Hi All, My 1st grade daughter is reading at...

Hi All,
My 1st grade daughter is reading at about a 2nd grade level.  I want to get her a chapter book or two to read to herself over winter break.  I'd love suggestions for chapter books that a...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-22-2009, 05:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 677
Posted By jilson41
Thanks everyone! I really appreciate all the...

Thanks everyone! I really appreciate all the replies.
Last night DD had such an awful tantrum she threw up. Luckily we had a friend visiting who was reading to her brother and sister while this was...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-20-2009, 12:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 677
Posted By jilson41
Thanks everyone for all of the feedback. ...

Thanks everyone for all of the feedback.
Although the tantrums themselves are a big issue, I feel comfortable with my choices in dealing with them--except in the case where her tantrums are having...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-19-2009, 01:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 677
Posted By jilson41
Thank you, Aliyasmommy. You articulated an...

Thank you, Aliyasmommy. You articulated an important point for me--although I accept that DD has a need to express her frustration, there are times when I can't give this higher priority over the...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-18-2009, 12:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 677
Posted By jilson41
Thanks for the reply. I didn't mean to imply...

Thanks for the reply.
I didn't mean to imply that my daughter is "bad" for having tantrums. However, when they disrupt our family time, they are unacceptable to me. I feel like I'm walking on...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-17-2009, 01:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 677
Posted By jilson41
DD2 just turned 3 and has been extremely...

DD2 just turned 3 and has been extremely tantrum-prone lately. We are trying to work on a way of coping and aren't having much luck. Time-outs don't work for her--she hates to be alone and she gets...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   11-17-2009, 12:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 307
Posted By jilson41
Hello all, We are preschool shopping for our 3...

Hello all,
We are preschool shopping for our 3 year old twins. My older daughter attended Preschool of the Arts, but the cost of two kids there at the same time is prohibitive for us.
Any...
Forum: The Mindful Home   03-23-2009, 12:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By jilson41
For anyone else who is interested... I am...

For anyone else who is interested...
I am trying to decide between a buckwheat hull beanbag chair from Alina's post above, the Pottery Barn Kids anywhere chair (although I have issues with PBK, it...
Forum: The Mindful Home   03-21-2009, 11:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By jilson41
Thanks Alina! I had googled "ecofriendly kids...

Thanks Alina! I had googled "ecofriendly kids chair" and didn't come up with too much I'd consider buying. The websites you listed look great.
Anyone know of anything other lounge-type chair other...
Forum: The Mindful Home   03-21-2009, 10:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By jilson41
Hi All, I'm looking for a chair to put in each...

Hi All,
I'm looking for a chair to put in each of my kids rooms for them to sit and read in. The bean bag type are all filled with polystyrene and the armchair type have polyethylene foam.
Do they...
Forum: Other (Reggio Emilia, Sudbury, Democratic)   08-05-2008, 11:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,679
Posted By jilson41
I'm no reggio expert, but my DD attends a reggio...

I'm no reggio expert, but my DD attends a reggio school and just started in a mixed age 3-4 year old classroom. Once a week they write and draw in their journals and their teachers help them write...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   07-31-2008, 03:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 426
Posted By jilson41
Thanks all! Very helpful. Most of these books...

Thanks all! Very helpful.
Most of these books were already on my very long list, but your input helps me narrow things down. I guess it was just bad luck that I happened to pick up James...Peach...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   07-31-2008, 12:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 488
Posted By jilson41
My four year old goes back and forth with her...

My four year old goes back and forth with her preference. Sometimes it differs day to day and sometimes week to week. At 21 months, J and C don't seem to pay any mind to it. I wonder if this is more...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   07-30-2008, 11:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 426
Posted By jilson41
I've been doing a little research to come up...

I've been doing a little research to come up with chapter books to read to my 4 yo. We're doing Winnie the Pooh, which she seems interested in, although I have to admit is not my favorite. I find...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   03-11-2008, 11:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 569
Posted By jilson41
We also love our Graco duoglider tandem. You are...

We also love our Graco duoglider tandem. You are beyond the infant carseats, so the ability to snap them both in doesn't matter much, but it is just a great every day stroller. There's no way I...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   03-04-2008, 04:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 930
Posted By jilson41
We see Dr. Tom Meier with UW Health at 20 S....

We see Dr. Tom Meier with UW Health at 20 S. Park (we also have Unity). I've heard that he is willing to work with parents who want to delay vaccinations but I don't have any personal experience...
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