NOT a critique, just a question:
Do you have rules about leaving the dinner table?
Our kids aren't allowed up until everyone is done, and the table is cleared (although sometimes we clean up while they go on their way). We frequently have neighborhood kids knocking at our door 6 minutes after everyone goes in for dinner! So I imagine everyone else has an 'eat and run' policy.
While I LOVE that they play outside, and that we have great neighbors, this rule trumps that.
Again, whatever works for you is cool, I'm just genuinely curious.
I agree with the first sentence.
However, I'm not sure that the reason for the dresscode is boys' distraction. Isn't it about appropriateness? There are clothes I'd wear to work, to school, to bed, to a party, to an interview, to church; and they are not all the same type of clothing.
What's the record number of times "Don't bounce the ball in the house" has been said before 7:45 am? Because I think I just broke it.
I feel the need to remind everyone here that I am not a doctor or anything close. I am a mom and 'content curator' of sorts for this page, attempting to gather and share things that I find helpful and/or interesting to other moms (and some non-moms too).
Lately, I have felt really limited on what I can post on my own page. Everyone is so reactive. I post a timeline of communicable diseases and am met with a vaccination war. I post an article about the benefits of breastfeeding, and get scathing messages that not everyone can or wants to breastfeed. I share a post about stay-at-home moms and hear about how working moms are always the victim.
It's making it really hard, and frankly really unenjoyable, to have discussions. Anyone who's been here longer than a week knows that I fully welcome other opinions and viewpoints-- it's part of what I absolutely LOVE about this page. So if something is interesting to you and you have an opinion to share or additional facts about it, please do. If not, scroll on by.
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Ok moms/homeschoolers, how do I get my 7-yo to read without making it a punishment, or without not reading leading to a punishment. He reads above his grade level, so it's not a matter of struggling with skill or lacking confidence.
I have always loved to read and if someone told me to go read for 20 minutes, I would love it, so this is foreign to me. Help!
We have already given him 99% of the control-- he chooses the book, when he wants to read, whether he wants to read to himself or aloud to us, etc. The only 'rule' is that he must do it.
Regifting. What are your thoughts?
I say it's ok as long as it is unopened and appropriate for the child you're re-gifting to. It can't just be a toy that you unload on someone else because you don't want it in your house ;)
Missing the point...
What do you think of these prom dress rules? I'm gonna be a little fuddy-duddy-ish and say that I agree with most of them...I think I probably would cross many of these off my own list, long before my parents or principal (!) had to!
_Are your kids allowed in your bed? Anytime? Specific rules/times? Never?
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