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[ - ] Ferber says ok to give up on a nap attempt after 1 hour, right? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:36 AM Flag
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Yep. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:38 AM Flag
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I think he says that, yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:38 AM Flag
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good thing you have him if you can't make decisions like that on your own [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:51 AM Flag
[ - ] Going back to work in 2 weeks and need new clothers. Corporate business attire, (last job was casual) any store suggestions??? Also any suggestions for stores for footwear?? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:36 AM Flag
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Ann Taylor and Ann Taylor Loft [ Reply | More ]
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Banana republic [ Reply | More ]
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theory if you can afford it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:41 AM Flag
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i like lord and taylor and bloomies, also nordstrom online is great. nordstrom esp for shoes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:46 AM Flag
[ - ] Is there anyplace I can buy a metrocard other than subway station? On UES. Need to take a bus. TIA. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Toddler 06.06.08, 10:34 AM Flag
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they sometimes sell at gristedes and/or newspaper/deli type stores. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:41 AM Flag
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yes. Check MTA's web site: http://www.mta.info/metrocard/mcgtreng.htm [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:43 AM Flag
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thanks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:49 AM Flag
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Hey I have an extra unlimited monthly that is good for a year still in the wrap will take 65 delivered to help you.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.12.08, 07:13 PM Flag
[ - ] fine for the right kid 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:33 AM Flag
[ - ] Teething tips? DB is howling like a stuck pig. Doesn't like the teething ring that I bought for him. Will only teeth on my knuckles which is getting a little old. TIA. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:33 AM Flag
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tylenol/motrin, cold wet washcloth, mesh feeder with ice chips or frozen fruit in it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:35 AM Flag
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For Pete's sake, give him some tylenol. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:37 AM Flag
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I just don't want to be giving him Tylenol everyday for the next year . . . he's only 4 m.o. But, yes, ped said tylenol was fine. Was just curious about non-medicinal things people had tried. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:39 AM Flag
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It won't be for a year, and my ped said up to 3 straight weeks of daily tylenol was fine, as long as it wasn't around the clock. Let go of your adult preferences about medication (especially in regard to such a safe drug) and relieve your child's pain, silly! Seriously, if you're in pain, especially dental pain, and need medication, I hope someone offers you a wet washcloth. Those tricks are effective - to a point. If they're not working, dose him up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:41 AM Flag
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the bits of tylenol won't hurt him to get him thru this and you can also try baby orajel. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:42 AM Flag
[ - ] For those that have taken lessons, what dance should dh and I learn that we can actually USE at weddings and similar events? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:33 AM Flag
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hustle. i've learned them all, and hustle can be used to almost any song. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:33 AM Flag
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Swing dancing is fun and easy and you can actually do it to most wedding bands. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:33 AM Flag
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replier from above: hustle is almost the same (quick quick slow slow) but SO much more versatile than swing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:34 AM Flag
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But seriously, does anyone actually take hustle lessons? Is there even such at thing anymore? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:35 AM Flag
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or: yes. they teach it at all the ballroom places. the moves are much easier. whenever dh and i try to use swing or waltz or foxtrot, we have to wait around for a song. or we can't recall beyond the basic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:36 AM Flag
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I agree, waltz and swing [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:34 AM Flag
[ - ] I always thought SUVs were wasteful, but ever since our ILs gave us their old one, I love it. The high price of gas aside, of course. It's just nicer to sit higher up and give DC more space. I'm sure I'll be flamed for this. 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:25 AM Flag
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SUVs are ghetto. We got a decommissioned school bus. You can't believe the view from the drivers' seat, and we can finally carpool. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:27 AM Flag
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ghettto? tell that to 90% of the population in Greenwich. the only ones that are ghetto are the hummers [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:31 AM Flag
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humor...does..not..compute... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:32 AM Flag
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I find it's hard put the high cost of gas aside these days. It's costing me about $60 a week to run my wagon. Imaine it's more like $100+ for a big suv. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:27 AM Flag
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well the fact that we don't have to make car payments helps. we would never buy an suv. i think our next car would be a wagon [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:28 AM Flag
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ITA. I love being higher up and we need more room for db's stuff when we go out of town. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:29 AM Flag
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pass [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:30 AM Flag
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It's All About YOU. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:31 AM Flag
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My SUV will crush your little eco-friendly car. (insert evil laugh) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:35 AM Flag
[ - ] B-day party question - having a casual party for 3 year old ds, just a bbq and hanging out. I would like to discourage presents - can I write something like "your presence is a present...no need to bring anything..." If not that, any good suggestions - and my son is just not that hooked into the whole present thing yes so I think we could get away with it this year. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:24 AM Flag
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I put "no gifts please" on my db's first bday party invitation and everyone brought a gift. He was only 1 and didn't "get" the whole gift thing and I hate writing thank you notes, so I REALLY did not want gifts. SIGH. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:36 AM Flag
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put: no gifts please, REALLY [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:37 AM Flag
[ - ] 3.5yo recently evaluated and found to have OT and SEIT needs, main issues at this point seem to be sensory and behavior regulation, however over the last 2days he's been almost continou...(more) (0 replies)sly circling his hands and bending his fingers unless actively involved in an activity, is this ever normal or main be a sign of more/bigger issues... posted before and am looking for more input... new to this. Thanks 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Special Needs 06.06.08, 10:21 AM Flag
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I think it is very important to see a Developmental Pediatrician to get their advice and recommendations for course of treatment, school environment ect... Very important. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:42 AM Flag
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It's sounds normal. He may be anxious just from the evaluation. The tone around dc is changed in the weeks around evals. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 03:39 PM Flag
[ - ] Did anyone watch Swingtown last night? I was born in 1974, so I had no idea! What did you think of it? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:20 AM Flag
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I can't believe what passes for entertainment these days. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:24 AM Flag
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i know, it's not quality. but anyway, was swinging THAT common? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:26 AM Flag
[ - ] DD is 6. Her best friend is very rough with her (also a girl, btw). She is constantly pulling and pushing her, so much so that dd has bruises on her upper arms. Friend's mother repeatedly scolds her ddd, but to no avail. Any suggestions? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Preschool/Kids 06.06.08, 10:20 AM Flag
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Park playdates [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:26 AM Flag
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That's where a lot of the rough play happens. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:29 AM Flag
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no playdates with her for a while or do structured activities together [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:32 AM Flag
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i would limit playdates for a while. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:32 AM Flag
[ - ] FIL is a BIG reader--book-a-day habit--and I'm thinking of giving him a Kindle for his b-day/dad's day. Anyone have one? Thoughts? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:18 AM Flag
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I don't have one but sounds like a perfect gift for an avid reader. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:21 AM Flag
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assuming he's somewhat tech saavy that is. My grandma would use it as a doorstop :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:21 AM Flag
[ - ] zip code poll...i want to see how many of us are out there... 18 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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[ - ] I once rode a bike and canoed, do you think I can get a talk show? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:14 AM Flag
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no, you need to be gay or have gone through rehab [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:16 AM Flag
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Or have slept with someone famous [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:23 AM Flag
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at the same time? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:36 AM Flag
[ - ] I am the mom who's 16 year old son got his 16 year old girlfriend pregnant and her parents kicked her out. They have come to a decision....she will have the baby and give it up for adoption. We are going to look at open adoption. They decided they wanted to give a childless couple the chance to have a baby. The girlfriend's parents are happy she isn't having an abortion but unhappy that she's pregnant because they think 33 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:12 AM Flag
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That is a very generous and cool thing to do. So glad they had you to support them while making the decision. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:13 AM Flag
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It's been tough, I won't get you wrong. The girlfriend will continue to live with us for the time being. Her parents are still upset at her for being pregnant. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:14 AM Flag
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that's great. what a wonderful gift. i'd be a little sad too about not knowing my grandchild, but it's for the best [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:14 AM Flag
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I am a bit sad on that, but I also know that it will be really tough for them at this age to have a baby. And I am happy they choose to do this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:15 AM Flag
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np: if its an open adoption, she may know her grandchild. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:15 AM Flag
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I am hoping....I wouldn't want to step on the toes of the new parents, but it would be nice to know the baby. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:16 AM Flag
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i know in some open adotions that does happen, but of course there is huge huge variation. i hope you all get a solution you cna live with. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:18 AM Flag
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We have been talking to people about this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:18 AM Flag
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I bet adoptive parents would be pretty open to this too - an extra grandma is not threatening at all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:16 AM Flag
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I don't want to be overbearing [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:17 AM Flag
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Of course not, but I would be surprised if they were totally opposed to you knowing the kid. Also, your son and his girlfriend can basically negotiate this however they want. There are way more parents looking for babies then there are babies available. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:19 AM Flag
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We're going to start meeting with people either next week or the week after to get more information and start preparing, etc. I know my son and his girlfriend have said they would prefer a family somewhere nearby so its easier. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:22 AM Flag
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Good luck with everything - I'm sure it's not entirely fun. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:23 AM Flag
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OP: It's not.....trust me, it's been a rollarcoaster. Dealing with these decisions, plus the fact that the girlfriend is living with us and upset and confused with her parents. And also being upset wtih my son for being stupid and not using a condom one time. It's been tough and I am working through it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:25 AM Flag
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You sound like a fantastic mom! Hope all this works out as best as it can for all of you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:26 AM Flag
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Thank you and I will keep everyone updated during all of this. UB has been a lifesaver during all of this for me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:27 AM Flag
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i've heard that an open adoption is not that ideal for the adoptive parents. if i were adopting, i wouldn't want this at all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:17 AM Flag
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I would like to know my grandchild but also not cause a problem, we have to work this all out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:18 AM Flag
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well the chld would have 4 sets of grandparents. how cool would that be lol? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:18 AM Flag
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OP: I think it would be cool for the child, but I also want to have something that works for teh child as well. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:19 AM Flag
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sounds like the IL set will not be involved [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:20 AM Flag
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OP: most likely not....they are embarassed that this happened to their daughter and while I think they still love her, they'd rather ignore that she's pregnant and they're against abortion. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:21 AM Flag
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it really varies among adoptive families. there is, of course, a lot of stuff on the internet about this, but a great blog by an adoptive mom with a very open adoptionis "this woman's work." lots of links there too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:19 AM Flag
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I will take a look. We've talked to some social workers about this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:20 AM Flag
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your son and his girlfriend sound very mature, adn they have made a great selfless decision. i wish you all the best. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:14 AM Flag
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I have been amazed at how mature they've been through this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:15 AM Flag
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That's great that they have made a decision, even though they still have a long, hard road ahead of them. Can I ask what part of the country you are in? I know a very loving couple that is looking to grow their family through adoption. (they are unable to have another biological child). They are working with an agency in NY, and would be happy to share the agency's contact information. Either way, best of luck to you and to them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:29 AM Flag
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We live in the NYC metro area. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:31 AM Flag
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Same with this family. The agency is Forever Families through Adoption and their number is 914-939-1180. The agency is new but the executive director is a social worker and her husband is a lawyer and together, they have been doing private placement adoptions for 25 years. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:37 AM Flag
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Thanks, I will take a look into it. We plan on looking at a number of places and making the best choice. What my son and his girlfriend are most comfortable with. Best of luck to your friends. I know this is a long road and I figure we'll ride it through. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:39 AM Flag
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We are adoptive parents of an almost 4 year old boy who joined our family through open adoption. (We also have a biological child who is 10 1/2.) Open adoption can be a terrific option for both birth parents and adoptive parents. My son benefits from knowing his entire family and we feel that it will help him later integrate all parts of his identity, particularly because he is multi-racial and we are white. We worked with an agency called Adoptions from the Heart (www.adoptionsfromtheheart.org) which was started by an adoptee before open adoption was "cool." Most adoptive parents in open adoption will tell you that they wish for more contact with birthparents rather than less. While some adoptive parents initially view open adoption with concern or fear that this kind of situation will threaten the bond with their child, this is not how it works. Rather, the connection with your child's birth family is precious and adds to your child's happiness. Our relationship with our child's birth family is like that one with extended family. Good luck with all of this! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 02:14 PM Flag
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Nice summary. I think I agree with everything you say. (np) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 03:49 PM Flag
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A friend did an open adoption through http://www.adoptionsbygladney.com/html/about/index.shtml . It is an open adoption. The birth parents were super young and the adoptive parents actually go on outings (think zoo, etc.) with the birth parents and grandparents, etc. Very open. It works for them. Another friend adopted through the same agency and the 16 year old birth mom chooses to be totally out of the picture. As she ages, I'm thinking that will change. But in 10 years, the birth mom will just be 26! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 02:27 PM Flag
[ - ] I really believe that if you are neurotic, you'll have a neurotic child. I know someone who won't ever take their child out for dinner because they are afraid she'll be a terror and is flabbergasted that I do this. My DS is very well behaved (for a toddler) when we are out to eat. We dont' go somewhere where we aren't welcome, but do go to places that aren 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:09 AM Flag
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^aren't chains. it's all about teaching your child to deal with different situations. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:10 AM Flag
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I agree when talking about older kids (3-4+) but I would rather not dine with my toddler. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:11 AM Flag
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we take ours out frequently, though he still isn't great in that situation. (2yo). but honestly, we'd rather get a sitter when we go out so we can dine peacefully. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:16 AM Flag
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^i feel stressed when i bring him, and i get indigestion from eating so fast so we can leave asap. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:18 AM Flag
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i get that but to not take your child out at all? that just seems strange to me [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:18 AM Flag
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weve always taken our kids to kid-friendly restaurants. but I'm not sure that not taking your kid to a restaurant makes one neurotic, or the kid neurotic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:19 AM Flag
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it was just one example. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 10:20 AM Flag
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ditto [ Reply | More ]
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