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Forum: Gentle Discipline   Yesterday, 08:33 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By katelove
I would suggest a few things 1) as you are a...

I would suggest a few things

1) as you are a relatively new addition to the family, leave the discipline to her. Support her and be a loving presence to her son but don't be a parent figure.
...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-22-2017, 11:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 122
Posted By katelove
We had a single bed and Queen mattress pushed...

We had a single bed and Queen mattress pushed together on the floor with bedrails on both sides. DD1 slept on the single mattress, DH was next to her, on the Queen. DD2 and I were on the other side...
Forum: Breastfeeding   04-21-2017, 08:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 184
Posted By katelove
Yes, I didn't mean give formula. You can still...

Yes, I didn't mean give formula. You can still feed from the breast and then express and top up. That's why I suggested an LC.

It seems very strange to me that a well baby who is showing all the...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-21-2017, 02:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 426
Posted By katelove
Two things: 1) the mothering.com terms of use...

Two things:
1) the mothering.com terms of use do not permit the advocating of physical punishment.

2) if you hit a child and it doesn't hurt then, then what is the point? The purpose of hitting...
Forum: Reuse & Recycle   04-21-2017, 02:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 402
Posted By katelove
I think you need something to remove the oils etc...

I think you need something to remove the oils etc from clothes. I make my own though which is cheaper and no nasty chemicals.


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Forum: Breastfeeding   04-21-2017, 02:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 184
Posted By katelove
Can you see a lactation consultant? We would...

Can you see a lactation consultant? We would generally do a breastfeed first and then a top up so that the baby is still getting most of its nutrition from the breast, as well as the other benefits...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   04-20-2017, 04:07 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,679
Posted By katelove
1. Curtains for DD1. 2. School bag for DD1. ...

1. Curtains for DD1.

2. School bag for DD1.

3. School skirt for DD2.

4. School skirt for DD1.

5. New school bag for DD2.
Forum: Arts & Crafts   04-20-2017, 12:45 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,679
Posted By katelove
3. School skirt for DD2. 4. School skirt...

3. School skirt for DD2.

4. School skirt for DD1.

5. New school bag for DD2.

6. Two nighties for the girls new Australian Girl dolls.

7. Crocheted hat for DD1's doll.
Forum: Arts & Crafts   04-19-2017, 02:17 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,679
Posted By katelove
2. New school bag for DD1. 3. School skirt...

2. New school bag for DD1.

3. School skirt for DD2.

4. School skirt for DD1.

5. New school bag for DD2.

6. Two nighties for the girls new Australian Girl dolls.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-17-2017, 05:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 765
Posted By katelove
You've had an assessment in person or you're...

You've had an assessment in person or you're still waiting for one? I think there is something weird going on with your posts. They always seem to start mid-sentence so I'm not sure what I'm missing...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-14-2017, 07:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 765
Posted By katelove
This time last year there was a thread in which a...

This time last year there was a thread in which a mental health review was discussed and you were going to talk to your doctor. How did that go? What plan was developed then for addressing the school...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-14-2017, 02:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 765
Posted By katelove
I have no advice but, at 15, are you not able to...

I have no advice but, at 15, are you not able to leave him to go to the shops?


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Forum: Parenting   04-13-2017, 07:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 226
Posted By katelove
Well, I think you'll find that most parents here...

Well, I think you'll find that most parents here don't agree with or advocate physical punishment. Have a read back through the threads in the Gentle Discipline section and you find pages and pages...
Forum: Parenting   04-13-2017, 01:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 226
Posted By katelove
Mothering forum is against physical punishment of...

Mothering forum is against physical punishment of any sort. It is not permitted, under the T&C of membership to post advocating any form of smacking or other physical punishment.


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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-12-2017, 12:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 242
Posted By katelove
Yes, I agree that it's important to be specific...

Yes, I agree that it's important to be specific about your needs/wants. It's a romantic idea that our partner will instinctively know what we need from them but it's actually not always that easy to...
Forum: Birth Professionals   04-01-2017, 09:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 16,770
Posted By katelove
Understanding Fetal Distress

If your granddaughter is a newborn then the most likely cause of a failed hearing screen on one side is residual fluid in the ear. Generally the baby will be rescreened a day or two later. If it is...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-28-2017, 02:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By katelove
I second what the PP said. The problem with a...

I second what the PP said. The problem with a reward/punishment system is that they are learning to be respectful in order to get pizza rather than being respectful because they respect you.
...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   03-24-2017, 04:22 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,225
Posted By katelove
I don't think you have anything left. She has...

I don't think you have anything left. She has been very clear about her position. My advice is do not have children with this woman.


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Forum: Single Parenting   03-24-2017, 02:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 545
Posted By katelove
I would go with one for now. Although it might be...

I would go with one for now. Although it might be more politic to *ask* the judge rather than telling him/her ;-) I assume you have been documenting his failure ms to visit/stay in the apartment.
...
Forum: Waldorf   03-19-2017, 01:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By katelove
I stayed with DD2 all day, every day for the...

I stayed with DD2 all day, every day for the first three weeks :-)


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Forum: UK   03-17-2017, 05:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 287
Posted By katelove
The paediatrician was concerned but made no plan...

The paediatrician was concerned but made no plan or the paediatrician was concerned and said "let's review in three months"?



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Forum: UK   03-16-2017, 03:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 287
Posted By katelove
Some of those things sound like they are within...

Some of those things sound like they are within the range of normal for his age. Others are a bit more concerning. Have you been going to well baby visits with a GP or child health nurse? If not then...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-13-2017, 01:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 450
Posted By katelove
This isn't really a conversation about *letting*...

This isn't really a conversation about *letting* kids cut their hair. It's about how to respond when they do it anyway.

I'm sure most people would keep extra long, extra sharp scissors away from...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   03-13-2017, 01:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 485
Posted By katelove
I have not used it myself but Pinky McKay...

I have not used it myself but Pinky McKay 'Weaning with love' is a very good resource.


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Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-12-2017, 01:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 450
Posted By katelove
I agree with the others, I don't think this is a...

I agree with the others, I don't think this is a discipline issue. It's almost a right of passage [emoji1]
I'd ask him whether he wants it left as is or trimmed. A friend of ours gave herself quite...
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