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Posted by: anonymous
2017-08-21 20:17:24
ID: 50018
I'm sick to my stomach. I found out that the kids on my 8yo nieces' bus are bullying her relentlessly about a medical condition she has. I had the exact same condition at her age and was also tormented. I want to talk to her about it. She's been getting in trouble for retaliating against the bullies, but honestly I can't blame her. I hate that kids make fun of her. She's a sweet kid. She can't help that her eyes are messed up. She's getting another surgery to try and fix it, but geez, why the heck are kids so damn mean?
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-08-21 15:07:42
ID: 50014
Went to a birthday party for a 1st grader. There were 10 kids from the class then around 5 more of the parent's friends. Each of the guests brought a gift. The parents also brought their gifts to the party instead of having the child open them at home. The parents gave the child 16 presents all individually wrapped plus 2 huge gift bags full of various small toys. I thought it was excessive to give that many especially bringing all of them for the child to open. The party was at a bowling alley and the children were getting restless watching him open over 30 gifts. He took over an hour to open everything up then plus the cake and eating of pizza the children only were able to bowl a few times and didn't even get to finish a game. The child's younger sibling kept taking the gifts out their hand and yelling and screaming because they thought it was theirs. The parents kept telling the birthday child to just let them have it. WTF people!
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-08-20 19:54:55
ID: 49990
In response to a confession. If that kid has so many behavior issues, he probably needs professional help. It could be mental issues. In that case, punishment won't help.
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-08-20 14:31:49
ID: 49995
In response to a confession. Way to be a negative nancy. Traveling with babies is way easier than it looks, and its actually a ton easier than traveling with older kids, since the babies tend to sleep for most of the trip.
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-08-20 06:00:06
ID: 49991
In response to a confession. I'm sure it would be fun to join the family vacation, but traveling to Fiji with 4 month old twins sounds like hell. Jet lag for you and them, going up and down from altitude hurts their ears and stops up eustacian tubes (infection can result, that won't be fun in Fiji). How can you hold both if both are screaming? Feed them? How can you go in an airport restroom stall? You can't leave twins parked outside it. Manage an airplane toilet for yourself - leave them on the seat? Uh-uh. If you can travel with a family member who will help, maybe. Otherwise, it's an ordeal for you and them, not to mention fellow passengers who will want to kill you if this is all going on. Don't expect flight attendants to assist. They have enough to do without being babysitters. How to travel with two little babies? Don't.
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-08-19 20:18:40
ID: 49982
So my sister told me that my little brat nephew has been blacklisted from every daycare center in their city. She's tried every place and he gets kicked out of all of them. The only option is for her to rearrange her work schedule to go in really early and get home before the kids get home from school. Sorry, but I would not do that if it was my kid. She doesn't discipline him at all and if he lived with me, I'd be making sure he had some serious consequences for getting kicked out of daycare. He's right on track to get expelled from school, too. And he's in 4th grade.
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-08-19 16:57:33
ID: 49978
I come from a family where we grew up quite comfortably. I'm happily married now, but have nowhere near as much money as I did growing up. (Still very content with my life.) We're taking an extended family vacation to Fiji. DH will be in Japan for work, so he's just going to meet us there. I live on the other side of the country so I will be flying alone with my twin DD's 4 months. I asked my family for advice on traveling with babies. They told me to charter a private jet, or fly first class.... Neither of those is an option for me. How do you all fly with small kids? Should I fly to my family? I'm in Alaska, and they're in Florida so it's a looooooooong trip to get to them .
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-08-18 01:25:23
ID: 49939
I just read an interesting debate on FB. My friend asked what the protocol is if you have kids and receive a wedding invite that invites Mr. And Mrs but doesn't specifically invite the kids. The responses were pretty varied, and most said they would bring their kids, regardless of what the invite says. Personally, I would see it as only my dh and I being invited because it didn't say "and family." Most said they wouldn't even ask, they would just bring the whole family because they're a package deal. Screw that. I love outings without the kids!
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-08-17 22:38:15
ID: 49931
In response to a confession. I think your first impression was the correct one.
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-08-17 11:32:45
ID: 49908
I am 51 and not in perimenopause yet. Periods regular as they have always been, and I still ovulate! Asked GYN about it, she said it means I am healthy, but I am still afraid that it will hit like a ton of bricks one day. .
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