Ive just come across your post (its 2014) and your original question is my current situation with my 4 and a half your old. My son wants to be a girl and doesn't want his penis and this is a very emotional time for us all. Please advise what steps you took and update on your situation. RegardsView Thread
Wow! I'm having the same problem with my 4year old. School is starting to become a big issue( finger guns,...
Posted by Anon_52728
Wow! I'm having the same problem with my 4year old. School is starting to become a big issue( finger guns, light saber, wants to " arrest" the bad guys!) tried taking certain toys away but, am at a loss on how to make him understand he is hurting his friends! Any more tips? I would be greatful!!View Thread
My son's friend who lives the next block over but pretty far down the block is 7 (8 in August). He rides his...
Posted by Anon_14324
My son's friend who lives the next block over but pretty far down the block is 7 (8 in August). He rides his bike around the neighborhood with no helmet (and no shoes or socks yesterday) in the street, knocking on everyone's door trying to find a friend to play with. We are usually home, so he comes to our house quite frequently now that it's warmer out.
We've had issues with him like peeing all over the toilet and floor, not helping to clean up, talking about inappropriate things, throwing lollipop sticks on the ground, etc. BUT giving him the benefit of the doubt, he's a kid. He is also the 5th kid out of 6.
Anyway, we have a lot of problems with this. Besides for showing up like every day unannounced, sending him home I am uncomfortable with. What if god forbid someone takes him, he falls off his bike or he gets hit by a car?
How should I handle this? I am posting as anonymous just to be safe but you all know me JView Thread
Please, have him evaluated! Talk to your pediatricain if you do not know where to start. It is in his best interest. Especially if it runs in the family. Diagnosible or not he needs help before it causes real problems, if it hasn't already. Best of luck to you.View Thread
I hope she's handling it better by now as I see this was posted a couple weeks ago. I agree with PP, I would try to keep information age appropriate and minimize what happens with the actual body of the deceased. If it was me, I would find a nice picture of her uncle that you can frame and she can keep in her room. That will give her a good image to see, rather than him thinking about being turned into ashes.View Thread
Help. My step-daughter when in trouble or not getting to do what she wants goes completely unresponsive. The...
Posted by An_256240
Help. My step-daughter when in trouble or not getting to do what she wants goes completely unresponsive. The only thing she does is pouts and sometimes cries. We try to talk to her to figure out what is going on or give her opinions, for example take a nap or play quietly in your room. She just looks at the floor and then at me. Not responding until she gets and ultimatum of punishment. We get her every other weekend and only know her mom talks to her when in trouble about not wanting her. We don't talk to like this to her. She is 4 about to turn 5 in April. We just recently found out about her last year and have been trying our best. This behavior is just confusing to me. She also does it at her mom's house. So I know it is not us. Any advice or tips. Is this a behavior problem or an underlining sign of something more. Both my husband and her mom are slightly mentally handicap. Could this be a sign she is too?View Thread
I have a 5 year old lil boy who refuses to listen to anything I say. He does listen to my boyfriend and does...
Posted by An_255567
I have a 5 year old lil boy who refuses to listen to anything I say. He does listen to my boyfriend and does what he says... When I try to put him in time out or in the corner....he will scream, hit and act out in a way that I cant control him. ive tried the rewards chart and everything I know.....please help with suggestions.View Thread
Use gold plastic coins to encourage counting. When the child does anything worthwhile or helpful give...
Posted by An_255408
Use gold plastic coins to encourage counting. When the child does anything worthwhile or helpful give tokens and then ask the child how many tokens they have. Keep them in a box and only let the child take the box to count the tokens with you. Make a reward chart and put things on the chart they can use their tokens with. For example: 10 tokens Mom will make my bed. They will learn to count as high as you want by setting numbers for things they want. Teach them to count by fives by setting prices in sets of 5,10,15. Works Great!View Thread
I know what you mean. Kids seem to know what buttons to push with us, probably because they have learned what works when we are frustrated and give in. I, too, tried the things you tried and found the same result. THEN I discovered a simple mommy trick that ENABLED me to take charge and gain control again. It is found the in a book called, From Combat Zone to Love at Home: The Happy Face Token System. The title intrigued me plus the author guaranteed my success for 30 days. I tried it and I can't begin to tell you how our family happiness improved. Within 2 weeks, my children were completing tasks happily, the first time asked and thanking me for being the best mom in the world! I was blown away at the ease and simplicity of this Happy Face Token System. My children even come up and ask me what they can do to earn tokens. The secret seems to be the reward chart that is in the book. The children earn tokens, according to my mood, or feelings of the day...(I love that) there's no set number and when they have a set number of tokens needed to use the reward chart (set according to my desire to let them do that reward) they can have that reward. I love the kind of things on the list. ie sleep in the family room, or on top of my bed in my clothes. These are the things that drive me nuts but they LOVE to do and will work for it. NOW I have a happy face. check it out it might help. http://happyfacetokens.comView Thread
I just came online today for the same reason. My % yr. old has had a cough since like end of Oct./November. I went through antibiotics, then over the counter meds., and then more cough meds., and then homeopathic cough medicine(which does as well as the other stuff),vicks vapor rub. She has no fever and she does have nasal congestion. I don't know--at this point I am not using OTC cough medicine, it is jus too much in her system. I have found that the Vapor Rub at night works to let her sleep through out the rest of the night--I get up when she starts coughing and apply it,only once in the night. A netty pot for rinsing out her sinuses/nose is also helping to subside these symptoms. I will try the honey tonight. Her cough is active when she is running/playing, in the morning and when sleeping.View Thread
We're cheering for the Seahawks since they're the closest team to us geographically. I can't imagine they'd bother moving the game based on the weather. They plan in horrible weather all the time! Last I saw on Sportscenter, I think it's supposed to be in the 30s with mixed rain and snow. It'd suck to sit out in and will be cold and miserable to play in, but it's not like it's -20. I always look forward to the Super Bowl. Good times with yummy food!View Thread
Hey you. Sorry about the 2 year old and the pneumonia. What a hard combination. My 4-year old has a case of the 2's- he can't seem to do a single thing for himself these days and he falls apart at the slightest thing. We are finally back in the routine today after our two week break (why do kids need a week off for New Year's?) and here in Texas the weather is very cold but nowhere near what everyone else is suffering through. (Our wind chill is in the single digits, which is crazy for this area). Hope you guys stay warm and safe are on the mend soon.View Thread
Esmerelda Supercalifragilistic (42) DD (6) DS (3) Just eat it, will ya
me and my kids both had a stomach bug a couple weeks ago. Same thing lots of vomiting, no fever, couldn't keep anything down except the ice chips. I figured it was because they were taking it in small amounts. It only lasted for 2 days thankfully. But it spread like wild fire almost all our friends and their kids got it too.View Thread
Yes! Thank goodness we're in the mountains so with windchill it was only around -45. On the other side of the state where the wind REALLY blows, I can't even imagine how cold it must have felt. Now this weekend they're calling for freezing rain which scares the begeezus out of me.View Thread
My DD is 5 and is an early raiser. We have kept her up later on weekend nights so that she sleeps in and it works. Another thing we taught her is that if her clock (digital) doesn't start with a 6 then she has to stay in bed.View Thread
We don't get home from group until 6:20. I either reheat something or throw something together and we eat anywhere from 7:15 to 7:30. After dinner is meds and bed for my 9, 8 & 6 year old by 8:00. While I'm getting dinner ready they usually watch tv. I know I'm no help. We just have a really weird schedule. We do homework and showers before school.
My 3YO eats with us (she snacks all day so usually just comes to the table). Then she gets a bath and bed by 9:00. She doesn't have to get up in the mornings so she sleeps in.View Thread
Me 33, DD - O 13, DS1 -J 8, DS2 - Cr 6, DS3 - Co 5, DD2 - E (11/10)
I recently read about this too and switched DD2s seat from the LATCH to the seat belt. I love the LATCH system but she's 46 pounds and her seat is at least 20 lbs and I plan to keep her harnessed for another year or so until she outgrows her seat in height so I figured it's better than using the booster with just a seat belt.View Thread
Great to hear from you. I don't get on often and most of the time just read posts. I hadn't seen you post in a long time and was wondering what happened. Glad it's all good news. That's great that you get to stay home, from all the SAHM I know they say it's a big adjustment. But one I'd gladly love to make
Don't have any book recommendations for you but all the other ladies suggestions sound great and gave me some good ideas. Ryder is an ok reader but I wish he would find a love for it like I do. I keep encouraging him to read and delve into the adventures he will find in books but it hasn't clicked yet.View Thread
my son is 5 years old, whatever he does does extravagantly, he reacts to any sorts of comments against him...
Posted by An_254386
my son is 5 years old, whatever he does does extravagantly, he reacts to any sorts of comments against him with a very madness attitude, he doesn't listen to words in once, we have to tell repeatedly, he is not sober always, too much dirty, in a word he is bohemian type. how can we get him gentle friendly sober?View Thread
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