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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-12-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 912
Posted By kblackstone444
My 3 year old son is extremely active. As in,...

My 3 year old son is extremely active. As in, from 7am to 10pm, constant movement, constant chaos, etc. He also has sensory issues, so sometimes, it's imperative to let him get that physical energy...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-04-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,285
Posted By kblackstone444
I don't know about nail polish, but my 3 1/2 year...

I don't know about nail polish, but my 3 1/2 year old son has long hair, almost halfway down his back, and sometimes he wears it in a pony tail to keep it out of his eyes. Or a braid. Or a half...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-31-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 252
Posted By kblackstone444
Subbing. The only thing that gets my 3 year old...

Subbing. The only thing that gets my 3 year old to sleep before 11 (or later, even when he's crying, "Mommy, sleep, I need sleep!") is Melatonin, but it's not something I'm comfortable giving long...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-31-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,375
Posted By kblackstone444
My three and a half year old son used to do this,...

My three and a half year old son used to do this, until he was almost a year and a half old. He wouldn't pass out, but he'd hold his breath so long he's go limp and his eyes would roll back in his...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-29-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,330
Posted By kblackstone444
My 3 year old son is obsessed with guns and...

My 3 year old son is obsessed with guns and shooting games. I never let my older son have toy guns (he wasn't interested) and didn't plan on letting my little one have toy guns. But...

My 3 year...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-27-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 603
Posted By kblackstone444
I was married for 7 years once, together for 9...

I was married for 7 years once, together for 9 years. My exhusband was not my son's biological father, but the only Dad he ever knew. My exhusband literally became a different person overnight and...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-27-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,220
Posted By kblackstone444
I've always found it hard to swallow how it could...

I've always found it hard to swallow how it could possibly be in the best interest of anybody, especially a child, to have their entire lives literally split in half. Even with two loving and...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-27-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 513
Posted By kblackstone444
If she brings it up, talk to her about it. If...

If she brings it up, talk to her about it. If not, then let it go.

My 3 year old's father started out seeing him every two weeks, then it faded to once a month, once every couple of months, now...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-27-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 921
Posted By kblackstone444
No, unfortunately, step parents have no rights to...

No, unfortunately, step parents have no rights to their stepchildren, especially in divorce. You can raise a child half his or her life, but if it's your stepchild and his or her parent divorces...
Forum: Family Safety   06-26-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 486
Posted By kblackstone444
Thank you for the suggestion. If I can find a...

Thank you for the suggestion. If I can find a place like that in the area, it would be very helpful. I'll look into it.



Good to know. Unless he falls asleep (only on long trips), he sits...
Forum: Family Safety   06-25-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 486
Posted By kblackstone444
Too big for car seat, too little for booster seat...

My son is 42 1/2 inches tall and 36 pounds. He's 3 1/2.

I don't have a car and rarely use his car seat, so I was a bit surprised to see this morning that he's just about outgrown his car seat...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-23-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 551
Posted By kblackstone444
Well, first of all, you need to stop thinking of...

Well, first of all, you need to stop thinking of your girlfriend as "playing Mom". IF she's committed to you and your child and IF the child's Mother really isn't going to be in your child's life...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-23-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 348
Posted By kblackstone444
A letter to people who don't understand about my special needs child...

I posted this on my Facebook because I have some very judgmental people living in my neighborhood who see my child with an "invisible" disability as a spoiled brat. Upon further thought, I think...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-05-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 906
Posted By kblackstone444
Well, no real update here. I called, the whole...

Well, no real update here. I called, the whole family disappeared for 3-4 days, then they came back and the only change is the Mother is outside gabbing with her friends more often. I'm not sure if...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-23-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 906
Posted By kblackstone444
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by AAK http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1402194/where-when-ho-to-call-cps-in-massachusetts#post_17634447)
 I...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-22-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 906
Posted By kblackstone444
First of all, I called.  I don't know if I'll...

First of all, I called.  I don't know if I'll get any kind of update from CPS- not sure how those things work- but I'm sure I'll hear the neighbors talking about the OTHER version of it.  I pray...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-19-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 906
Posted By kblackstone444
First, I'd like to say, I'm not a big fan of...

First, I'd like to say, I'm not a big fan of CPS.  But... there's a child in my neighborhood who I'm really, really worried about.  What to do?
 
I live in a housing complex of 50 apartments in 6...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-05-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 491
Posted By kblackstone444
I saw this article today, wish they'd give these...

I saw this article today, wish they'd give these out as pamphlets to step parents, as well as BOTH biological parents in every blended family situation...
 ...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-01-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Posted By kblackstone444
My oldest stepdaughter's Mother died suddenly...

My oldest stepdaughter's Mother died suddenly almost 4 years ago.  She's been crazy rebellious lately and I've been wondering if she even likes me these days.  This is what she wrote on her Facebook...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-01-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 351
Posted By kblackstone444
Subbing....

Subbing.  http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/notes2.gif
 
My little one's father is a very violent, very "entitled", very controlling person and although he has supervised visitation (2...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-29-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 519
Posted By kblackstone444
I would think mild illnesses, such as a cold,...

I would think mild illnesses, such as a cold, visitation should go as scheduled.  For more major illnesses, such as extremely contagious or where it would cause great discomfort to the child to be...
Forum: Parenting   04-27-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,178
Posted By kblackstone444
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by lakeshore444 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-25-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 803
Posted By kblackstone444
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by mamabear0314 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-25-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 853
Posted By kblackstone444
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by NSmomtobe http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-25-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 853
Posted By kblackstone444
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by NSmomtobe http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
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