Posted by: anonymous
2017-10-23 12:57:56
ID: 51367
I never understood parents who let their young kids watch rated R movies, play M rated video games, etc. Why? What possible benefit do they get from it? I'll answer that for you. They get no benefit from it. None. I have a degree in early childhood development, and what little research there is about it shows it's actually harmful. The only benefit seems to be to the parents, who get a rush from being the "cool" parent and having their kids like them. Having your ego stroked should not be a parent's top priority. Some parents will say that their kids like the movies/games/shows and that their kids are fine. Well, most kids would like to eat nothing but candy, donuts, and cake too, and they may seem to be fine if they do that. But it will have consequences. You just may not see it right away.
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-10-22 19:54:45
ID: 51362
I will totally be THAT mom, shamelessly. He has special needs and he is extremely sensitive to scary things. Kids need to learn early when not to share information that may be harmful. I can't talk him out of having nightmares, but you can tell your kids that not all information is appropriate for everyone.
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-10-22 16:42:07
ID: 51361
DH's best friend's DD7 doesn't flush the toilet after pooping and the parents don't see it as a problem. They also think its funny when someone goes in there after its been sitting for a couple hours and find the surprise.
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-10-21 21:29:30
ID: 51344
My 83-year-old Dad informed me last night that he plans to drive 1085 miles this winter to come see DH and me in Florida. Three years ago he did it, and the 15 hour drive took him 21 hours! I asked him to call me throughout his trip but he never did, and doesn't believe in talking on his cell when he's driving. I can't let him do this again but have no idea how to stop him. We've offered to fly him here and he says he wants to drive. I will need to be medicated for this!!
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-10-21 19:13:33
ID: 51332
In response to a confession. I was JUST saying something silmilar this morning about ds16. He's a very good kid, no trouble at all and does great in school (As & Bs) but DAMN. The other day I asked him to get me the jug of white vinegar off the kitchen counter. Comes back and says it's not there. Okay, I could have moved it. I found it - on the kitchen counter. When washing cars, I told him where I'd put the rags outside, and NOT to use the super soft ones for washing. Before heading out, he asked where the rags were. Later I see him washing with the soft ones. When putting things away, I told him where to put stuff. "Stand at the top of the basement steps and look straight ahead at the wall across from you. They go on those shelves." Later I found them somewhere else. Is it a boy thing? He's always been like this.
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-10-21 19:10:15
ID: 51343
If there is something I discuss with my kids that I know may not be something every household talks about or agrees with, I always tell them to not discuss things among their friends and it something between me and them. I don't want my child to be "that kid" who either scares another child, upsets another child, or talks about something the child isn't ready for.
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-10-21 19:05:46
ID: 51323
In response to a confession. Please...don't be THAT mom. There are so many important things we have to teach our kids these days. "Don't talk about horror movies with your friends in case they're not allowed to watch them/they get scared" is not anywhere on my list of important things. You're right - you CAN'T protect them from everything, and it's your job to talk about this with them - not other parents'.
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-10-21 18:57:18
ID: 51342
All my friends are overwhelmed moms and I sometimes can't relate or understand until I found out how much they do for their kids instead of teaching them to do things on their own. One friend has DS10 and still bathes him in the bathtub, he doesn't take showers. Another friend doesn't allow her DS10 to cut his food. Another friend DS9 she walks him step through step of homework and reads his directions to him.(no learning disabilities) also bathes him. None of these children have chores or help do anything around the house. All three kids don't even know how to pour their own drinks and get their snacks. When hungry they call to mom and something is brought to them. People please start teaching your children how to do things on their own. You won't always be around and you are going to hinder their progress into adulthood. Your life may be a little less stressful if you delegate and teach your kids to do things themselves.
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-10-21 18:45:14
ID: 51292
Today is DGD's first birthday! DS & GF are having a party for her on Saturday. She's got eight fangs, her momma's eyes and her daddy's smile and dimples. DS & GF both have brown eyes, but hers are blue like mine and GF's (deceased)mom. DS is working two jobs, and GF is working full time. They have their own place. I babysit tiny pants on a regular basis. Next topic: getting DS back into college, and encouraging GF to go as well. Life is freaking GOOD, people! It's beyond good.
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-10-20 14:21:56
ID: 51331
I honestly believe my ds7 has some sort of cognitive block. He has no common sense, and although he does well in school, he is completely stupid otherwise. He has no understanding of cause and effect. He does not understand that doing the same thing over and over and over will not achieve different results. He has no concept of consequences from actions. You can look in his eyes and see that there's something not connecting. I don't know what to do. This is causing problems at school and at home. I don't know where to start. He is a follower. He will completely change who he is to be what the kids at school want him to be, and then come home and act the victim. He's a chronic liar. It is terrible. He lies about everything.
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