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Forum: Preteens and Teens   Today, 01:32 PM
Replies: 49
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Posted By contactmaya
Great point. How do you address this double...

Great point. How do you address this double standard?

I believe sugar is addictive and affects behavior in the same way that other drugs do. I also believe that certain people, can become addicted...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   Today, 01:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,199
Posted By contactmaya
The bolded sounds like good advice. Your mom...

The bolded sounds like good advice. Your mom sounds smart!

Im still thinking about how to approach the issue of drugs with my preteens. My 9yo already takes amphetamines every morning (ritalin-and...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   Today, 12:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By contactmaya
Yes, you cant punish someone else' child. You...

Yes, you cant punish someone else' child. You could definitely sit her down and talk to her about how that language is unacceptable in your household, and how it could hurt someone's feelings and she...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   Yesterday, 03:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 201
Posted By contactmaya
...perhaps you see it in the preteen/teen forum ...

...perhaps you see it in the preteen/teen forum because there are so many potentially controversial topics in this age group....
Forum: Preteens and Teens   Yesterday, 03:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 493
Posted By contactmaya
Are you sure the daughters prefer that?

Are you sure the daughters prefer that?
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   05-22-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 639
Posted By contactmaya
Sadly, she just gave her consent whilst in...

Sadly, she just gave her consent whilst in shackles. She was threatened with indefinite imprisonment otherwise....(sorry, no link...)

(surely this counts as 'under duress'?)
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-22-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 493
Posted By contactmaya
Your yard, your business. If the neighbors...

Your yard, your business.

If the neighbors dont like the sight of naked skin, then they dont have to look.

Do they have other thing to do perhaps? What nonsense....
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-21-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 666
Posted By contactmaya
Poor kid. Of course he misses his mom and of...

Poor kid. Of course he misses his mom and of course he misses his milkies! My daughter is close to his age and she wouldnt be too happy with such an arrangement. I agree that 50/50 is arbitrary.
Forum: Diapering   05-21-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 308
Posted By contactmaya
I used to soak poopy diapers in their own bucket,...

I used to soak poopy diapers in their own bucket, but pee goes with the rest of the wash.

Vomit, poop, anything with an awefully strong smell... gets its own bucket.
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   05-21-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 639
Posted By contactmaya
You're right, it really doesnt make sense. Its...

You're right, it really doesnt make sense. Its horrifying.

Makes me glad I'm a single mother, and had noone trying to force a genital cut on a unconsenting minor with an unconsenting parent when...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-17-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,500
Posted By contactmaya
At our school, phones stay in your backpack, and...

At our school, phones stay in your backpack, and there would be no way kids could use them during recess. I dont worry about that at all.

I cant think of why preschoolers would need phones...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-17-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,500
Posted By contactmaya
MFQ, your approach sounds reasonable to me. I...

MFQ, your approach sounds reasonable to me. I think it is reasonable to request that playdate parents limit access to screens while in a playdate-its easy enough to turn off the computer. I...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-15-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,500
Posted By contactmaya
This? ...

This?

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/apps-let-parents-spy-on-teens--smartphones-but-should-they-220504844.html
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-13-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,262
Posted By contactmaya
True :-) All the better. If the OP were still...

True :-) All the better. If the OP were still around, she could give us an interesting perspective on what happened in the long run.

Im going through some old threads-but i think they are still...
Forum: Unschooling   05-13-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 719
Posted By contactmaya
Thanks. Ill check it out :-)

Thanks. Ill check it out :-)
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-11-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,262
Posted By contactmaya
Is there noone with an alternative opinion? What...

Is there noone with an alternative opinion? What would happen in the adult world, if you were invited, but then the person calls you at the last minute and changes their mind, after you had already...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-10-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,500
Posted By contactmaya
I dont agree. It just takes a bit of curiosity,...

I dont agree. It just takes a bit of curiosity, and a bit of tech savy, and voila!

I really think this is a problem of our times, and a recent one, in which there are no apparent solutions yet....
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-10-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 540
Posted By contactmaya
I dont think its related to weaning age. My 2...

I dont think its related to weaning age. My 2 oldest (now 9 and 7) self weaned at 5 and at 3 1/2 respectively, and we dont have this problem. If they are affectionate, all the better, since I hear...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-10-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,500
Posted By contactmaya
Shocking article VoilaP thanks for the link. ...

Shocking article VoilaP thanks for the link.

Just adding to the last couple of points-there is a difference between children accessing porn by accident, and intentionally seeking it out. I wonder...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-08-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,288
Posted By contactmaya
Agreed.

Agreed.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-08-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,288
Posted By contactmaya
I disagree. It sounded like she was a competent...

I disagree. It sounded like she was a competent athlete, but that there were many others. Sounds like the mom isnt sure why she was cut-it wasnt based on lack of ability.

OP, if you are still...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-08-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,500
Posted By contactmaya
I was worried about the addictive nature of...

I was worried about the addictive nature of minecraft, angry birds and plethora of other games. Now i'm thinking-i would rather they were playing that than watching porn! Its ridiculous.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-08-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,500
Posted By contactmaya
I wonder how much homeschooling would make a...

I wonder how much homeschooling would make a difference in terms of exposure to other kids' iphones/tablets. I suspect that after classes/activities (if they do them in whatever form), this could be...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-06-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,500
Posted By contactmaya
"The average age of first exposure to pornography...

"The average age of first exposure to pornography is 9 years old. It is not possible to fully protect children from exposure to pornography, but it is possible prepare children to talk about their...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-06-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,500
Posted By contactmaya
Back again-so the question remains in my mind, at...

Back again-so the question remains in my mind, at what age should we be discussing this with kids? Is my 9yo too young to have this conversation (or see this youtube video), what about his 7yo...
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