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Forum: Single Parenting   04-15-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 971
Posted By alpenglow
Yes congrats on standing up for your kids! ...

Yes congrats on standing up for your kids! Walking on eggshells sucks:-( but you handled this one well I think.
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-14-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 840
Posted By alpenglow
Good points. I can relate to dss in school...

Good points. I can relate to dss in school having been easy with lots of reward and identity in being 'smart'. I suddenly found myself failing a class in senior year because I just didn't give it...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-13-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 578
Posted By alpenglow
I do think OP needs to be careful. If xh was...

I do think OP needs to be careful. If xh was abusive at all, then going after support will result in drama, that could hurt everyone in the long run. I really don't know enough about OP's...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-13-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 578
Posted By alpenglow
I am going to chime in and say that only a couple...

I am going to chime in and say that only a couple hundred per month is probably not enough to warrant court costs and risk a 'retaliation' of 50/50 to get out of paying full support anyway. If you...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-12-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 525
Posted By alpenglow
Pepin, I am glad you have some external...

Pepin, I am glad you have some external validation. Many people from around the world have communicated with me warmly without knowing much English at all....using universal body language and non...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-11-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 578
Posted By alpenglow
Agree with all above. And I would suggest...

Agree with all above.
And I would suggest counselling to deal with fears of confrontation and assertiveness. Compassion and empathy are wonderful things.....but even better is compassion and...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-11-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 971
Posted By alpenglow
I agree with Linda. The border guards for Canada...

I agree with Linda. The border guards for Canada and Mexico should have something on file to ensure they are alerted to call authorities if he tries to cross by land. Kids don't always need...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-11-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 618
Posted By alpenglow
Mama I am sorry you and your dd are going through...

Mama I am sorry you and your dd are going through this.
You really need to be communicating EVERYTHING by email with her father. An in-person conversation needs to be followed up with an email...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-09-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 840
Posted By alpenglow
I'm going to chime in and say I would be inclined...

I'm going to chime in and say I would be inclined to dial it back....it doesn't seem that a teenager with poor grades and who is apparently not trustworthy should be promised a car half paid for in...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-07-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 971
Posted By alpenglow
No is the only word he needs to hear. No...

No is the only word he needs to hear. No explanations, no apology. Just a flat no. He has pathological personality traits...so anything said will get twisted and used against you. Definitely smart...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-07-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 971
Posted By alpenglow
Absolutely no way would I ever agree to him...

Absolutely no way would I ever agree to him leaving with the kids. Anger brings out true colours. He has shown you his.
Forum: Family Safety   04-03-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 394
Posted By alpenglow
It depends on the leaders. If they have and...

It depends on the leaders. If they have and enforce strict rules (e.g. stay together, buddies, no running or balls, etc. near traffic), head count every ____ minutes, then perhaps it can work. If...
Forum: Family Safety   04-03-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 137
Posted By alpenglow
I just noticed you have no replies. I'm bumping...

I just noticed you have no replies. I'm bumping this up.

My opinion - a trailer will almost always be safer than a seat on the bike. The trailer has a cage/frame that can protect little one from...
Forum: Family Safety   04-03-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 394
Posted By alpenglow
I would research what your local daycare...

I would research what your local daycare licensing officer would have to say about swimming pools. I'm an ex lifeguard, and when I worked in summer camp/day camp, only one of us could be in the...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-03-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 971
Posted By alpenglow
I'm modifying my opinion - I agree with this. ...

I'm modifying my opinion - I agree with this. It's just a niece and it's not the end of the world if the children miss this wedding. Their presence or absence is probably not going to make one lick...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-01-2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 971
Posted By alpenglow
Did he agree to you going? If so, I think he...

Did he agree to you going? If so, I think he should pay your expenses. That's a significant sacrifice for you to consider making for something that was his idea (the trip). I personally think 4 is...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-01-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By alpenglow
Wow Crunchy, that's almost unheard of that an xh...

Wow Crunchy, that's almost unheard of that an xh would voluntarily disclose a significant pay increase. He must actually have a conscience and that would explain why it went smoothly! A...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-01-2015, 09:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 647
Posted By alpenglow
I think you might be wise to ask around for good...

I think you might be wise to ask around for good lawyers to consult about the likelihood of the courts granting a move, and if you could relocate, the likelihood of xh getting away with kidnapping...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-01-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 313
Posted By alpenglow
Has she indicated what is happening over there...

Has she indicated what is happening over there that makes it more desirable? What was the context when she expressed this? A bit more info might help us to know what to suggest.
Forum: Personal Growth   04-01-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,102
Posted By alpenglow
Aww, Viola - what an awful thing to go through. ...

Aww, Viola - what an awful thing to go through. I'm so glad you have a counsellor who gets it, and I am so glad your dh had the guts to stand up for your family. I will never understand how a MIL...
Forum: Personal Growth   03-31-2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,102
Posted By alpenglow
Ohhh, I missed that, sorry. That's awful, the...

Ohhh, I missed that, sorry. That's awful, the stuff of serious character flaw.
Forum: Personal Growth   03-31-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,102
Posted By alpenglow
Viola, do you think your MIL is a narcissist? If...

Viola, do you think your MIL is a narcissist? If so, she could be deliberately crossing your boundaries just for a reaction, or to poke you. If she is someone who needs adoration to keep her ego...
Forum: Site Help   03-29-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,414
Posted By alpenglow
Agreed! What about i-phone (mobile site). ...

Agreed!

What about i-phone (mobile site). Will this be a feature without having to download some sort of app?
Forum: Single Parenting   03-27-2015, 11:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 418
Posted By alpenglow
I think anyone can say anything in front of a...

I think anyone can say anything in front of a therapist when trying to save face. How he interacts outside of the counselling session will be telling as to whether or not he is truly getting it.
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Forum: Single Parenting   03-27-2015, 11:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 351
Posted By alpenglow
I like the idea to just tuck it into education...

I like the idea to just tuck it into education savings....and try to match it with an equal contribution from yourself. Then if it ever comes back to bite you, then the funds are right there earning...
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