DS has started using the term "gay". I guess he had smacked another kid on the butt playing around (which I told him is a no no anyways) and the other kid called him Gay. He now uses it to refer to seeing/touching any private part. As in I was brushing my teeth and he comes in to use the bathroom, so I look over at him and he says "You are looking at me, that is so Gay." I explained to him it's not a nice term, not to use it. I tried to explain to him as much as I could, what the term meant. I am going to email his teacher and also talk to the Latchkey teachers about it. In our household, we accept everyone, so I dont want him to see the term as a "bad" thing and using it that way. Has anyone had an issue with this? How would you handle it? TIA!View Thread
I am a strong believer in that it really helped me change my life for the best. I have an amazing counselor who really makes me think about things. And he gives me great advice and pushes me in the right direction to make the right choices for DS and myself. I actually have an appointment next week and I havent been since last Spring and I am can not wait to go. I know I will feel better after talking to him.
It's been hard... I wont lie.... but I am so happy I did it! And even prouder that I did it because DS asked me too. He is an amazing kid and I want to be in his life for as long as possible.View Thread
WOW! You are having a warm winter! I am on Ohio and we have only had a few days when it's been "cold". Today it's going to be in the 50s after work. Def. going to get outside and play! It's def. weird, the weather!View Thread
I got DS a binder to hold loose leaf paper in it. And I told him how when I was in highschool we would decorate our binder, put pictures on the front, etc. I went into his room this morning and he drew a picture of us together and put it on the binder cover. Made my heart melt View Thread
I go to counseling. I started going a few years back when I was having issues with my son's dad. It turned into couples therapy for awhile and did help us. We actually had a nice year together as a family. However, when he returned to his old ways, I started going again, alone and it helped me get the courage to leave him, which I needed to. (not sure what your situation is). I guess what I am trying to say, yes it helps! Because of costs, I dont go as often as I should, but when I go it helps so much. Good luck!View Thread
I want to work on being a better mother. More patience with my son and more of the 1on1 time my son craves. A lot of it is single mother guilt, so maybe work on not feeling so guilty about that
Save money and quit using my credit cards. I would be fine financially if I could just stop the cycle!
Spend more time with my friends and family or do more things for them, even send cards, etc. I have been super involved with my SO, which is fine cause it's so new to me to be so in love and have someone treat me so good, but I dont see my family and friends as much.View Thread