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New Community [Mar. 20th, 2006|04:23 pm]
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necrodancer78
I'm not sure if I am supposed to do this, so if I am stepping on a few toes, please let me know. :)

In the next few days I will be setting up a new community on LJ. Basically it is for moms who have things that they don't need anymore and would like to donate it to moms who do need it. It is similar to freecycle but for moms. If you have some ideas, feel free to share.

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(no subject) [Feb. 2nd, 2006|03:07 pm]
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elle_vanite
Hi everyone, I'm new.

My name is Jesse, I'm nineteen years old and a new mother of a 2 month old baby boy. I've been trying to find a good parenting community on livejournal to ask for advice, etc and was hoping this would be my last stop. But I need a little bit of advice. Lately my boy, who was always so well behaved and hardly ever cried, has been having pretty extreme crying jags totally out of no where. He's very hard to soothe, and nothing appears to be wrong with him. My fiance's mother suggested mylicon drops, but nothing's helped. Has anyone else had this problem?
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hello :) [Jan. 26th, 2006|11:11 am]
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blukindgrrrl
I noticed this community hasnt had a recent post, but I thought it would be a good place to post this so hopefully some of you will read and respond.

I'm a writer w/ a degree in Childhood Development from Ohio State and I'm creating a life success program for parents and children ages 6-12.

In an effort to get first-hand info from as many parents as possible, I'm posting this wherever I think parents might see it. Anyway, I'll stop rambling. Here's the survey:

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thanks in advance for taking the time to read and respond.
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(no subject) [Sep. 29th, 2005|09:16 pm]
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kym82
OK I really really need help. I have 2 childrem Sam 3 and Tali nearlly 2. My son is a mild mannored child and normally very well behaved. Tali is a nightmare, she doesnt sleep she has huge tantrams that started at about 5 months old. My dh works nights so im alone half the day and at night with them. Nothin i do makes any difference, i have tryed time outs, prasing good behaviour ignoring bad behaviour i have even smaked her even though i dont really like doing it. Im getting to the point that i really feel i might snap and hurt her. I love her to bits but im at my wits end here. My dh thinks part of the problem is that she is a mini copy of me which is why we seem to rub each other up the wrong way. any ideas or surgestions would be great
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Can anybody help me? [Sep. 13th, 2005|04:20 pm]
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so_im_a_sinner
Hello, My name is Erin, Im a 1st year college student at HCC, and desperately need help with one of my assignments. In order to effectively write a paper on parenting i believe that I should have the opinions of a fairly large, and unique sample size. If any of you could help me out by filling out the survey below it would be greatly appreciated. You can either reply to this post or e-mail it to me at maxx_creek@yahoo.com. Im sorry if this offends anybody. Thankyou for your time.


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should i be worried... [Aug. 28th, 2005|07:12 pm]
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kym82
that my nearlly 3 year old loves to feel my boobs? and takes every oppertunity to do so?

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Hello! [Jul. 29th, 2005|11:58 pm]
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rebelhousewife
Hello Everyone! I am Trisha, a 22 yo. SAHM of 4. I was wondering if anyone has any advice of getting a 3 1/2 year old to sleep in his own room. I am not against co-sleeping but now that we have a 3 mo old as well, there is just not enough room. TIA.
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Separation Anxiety [Jul. 27th, 2005|11:39 am]
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mamakoolaid
My daughter (who's 7) has been homeschooled for the past few years and next month she will be attending second-grade in public school. The problem is, although she is really excited about it, she doesn't think she can cope well without me being there with her. We have been together SO much (I'm a single mom so she comes with me everywhere, practically, and we're together all day long).

Here's where I need advice:

What are some ideas we can try to deal with the separation anxiety so that our mornings don't end up with both of us in tears and her not wanting to go to school?

Willing to try just about anything! =)
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HELP! [Jul. 18th, 2005|08:42 pm]
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mamakoolaid
My 7 (almost 8) year old daughter is driving me nuts. I love her more than life itself but lately she has just managed to push every single button of mine. Lately we cannot seem to take her anywhere in public where she doesn't throw a full-fledged tantrum like a 2-year-old, whine/cry/shout loud enough to attract the attention of other patrons wherever we may be, and talks back and argues almost constantly. Today we went out for pizza and she didn't get her way about something and cried (well, rather HOWLED) nearly the entire time. I told the other people at our table (who were getting embarrassed because so many people in the restaurant were staring at us at that point) to ignore her because she wanted the attention. This only caused her to get louder and mouthier. Everyone pretty much hurried up with their meal so we could get the hell out of there. I don't believe in spanking a child, so spanking is not an option, but I really need some advice on how to discipline her!

When we came home and I informed her that she'd be getting an 8:30 bedtime instead of the usual 9:30/10:00 bedtime, she threw another fit. She kept saying she was sorry for acting up, I said I accepted her apology, but the consequences for her acting that way were going to be kept. To that, I got more whining, screaming, begging and a million "why mommas" after I'd already explained everything in detail to her. I explained that I loved her, I explained why she had to have consequences, etc. Nothing appeased her.

This child is too old to be acting this way, in my opinion. As I said, I love her dearly, but I don't know how to deal with this. We can't seem to get through a day without a melt-down. I know a lot of it has to do with her father's relationship with her (we're separated and he's with someone else after he told our daughter he was going to get back together with me... lots of drama there) but I need some suggestions on how to deal with her in a positive way. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

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(no subject) [Jul. 14th, 2005|09:26 am]
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harleygirlsd
This is not REALLY "related" to the subject of this forum, but I wanted to get a true "cross-section" of opinions on my dilemma.

My current 'dilemma'...Collapse )
So, anyways... I would appreciate EVERYONE'S opinion (whether you're with me or not) on this one. I'm looking at making a decision in the next week or two.

Thanks to everyone! Have a great day no matter what you're doing... and be cool. ;)
Harley
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