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  • #16
    I visited my cousin and she put her kid in a high chair (make note of the high chair because it indicates age) and fed her a package of Reese Peanut Butter Cups. Even before Primal I thought this was the stupidest thing ever and I couldn't believe I was related to her.
    Female, age 51, 5' 9"
    SW - 183 (Jan 22, 2012), CW - 159, GW - healthy.

    Met my 2012 goals by losing 24 pounds.
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    • #17
      Originally posted by zoebird View Post
      And, he knows we follow through.
      That's the only part of discipline that matters.
      Sandra
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      There are no cheat days. There are days when you eat primal and days you don't. As soon as you label a day a cheat day, you're on a diet. Don't be on a diet. ~~ Fernaldo

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      • #18
        Today I had to do the horrible to DS.

        You see, he loves sticks as swords, but he's been poking people with them. We've tried containing it and explaining, but we said "if it doesn't change, we'll take sticks away." Well, today I had to take sticks away. I packed up all of the sticks (there had to be 100 of them), and put them into a bundle and put them in my friend's storage area behind her house (there's a lock). Also, it's "no sticks in the office" either. He poked a client, and that's the end of it.

        Poke me once, warning. Poke dad, warning. Poke client -- no sticks. He cried and screamed and carried on, and then we cuddled and I said that I knew that he was upset about it -- and I understand -- but it's my job to keep everyone safe, and he was not being safe with his sticks, so he doesn't get to have his sticks until he can be safe with them. He apologized (which is sweet), and then we went to read stories.

        He's so cute when he tantrums. He yells "You are doing everything WRONG! You are MEAN! You are saying/doing the WRONG THING! You ALWAYS so the WRONG THING!" Just let him get through the big part (where he needs to flail around), and then it's cuddles and he tells me that he's angry (or that he was), and I explain why I took X away or said no to Y and so on.

        Cute really. Everything goes very quickly. Today, we didn't watch carefully for his "h-angry" signals, and so we had a bit more fractious behavior and tantrums than normal. We usually get through a day with 0-2 tantrums (not bad for a 4 yr old), but today we easily had 4-6.

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        • #19
          Not something that someone said to a child, but rather what I saw (many years ago) outside a supermarket in Edinburgh. A young mother had a screaming baby in a buggy - the baby must have been about 5 months old - and to quieten it down she filled its bottle with Coca Cola, and broke a Mars bar into chunks and gave them both to the baby. I dread to think how that poor mite turned out ....

          I've always been classed as a "strict" mother by my children's friends - bad behaviour isn't tolerated, and warnings have always been followed through. As they grow older (now 17, 15 and 12), the behaviour grew less and less, and they're turning out pretty well, I'm told.

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          • #20
            I was at a friend's house after breakfast. At 4PM his mom offered us something to eat (bread only) I said "I get heartburn from bread, it may be the gluten" her reply was: "ah maybe you should try white bread instead".

            Also yesterday I saw a mother and child at the supermarket buying soda and pizza etc. the mom was constantly angry and screaming to her child because he asked her to buy bacon. I don't know if I was dick for doing this, but I felt bad for the kid and said to the mom she should stop feeding her son fast food
            well then

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            • #21
              Not food related, but I was talking with a group of Moms at my kids' school yesterday and they were lamenting that their children rarely read. I said that my kids read a lot since we allow no screens of any kind (TV, computer, video games, iPod, etc.) during the week. They do get a couple of hours of screen time on the weekends. All of the Moms looked at me in horror saying, "my kids would be bugging me like crazy if they couldn't watch TV!" or "then I couln't watch MY shows!"

              No wonder their children never pick up a book....

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              • #22
                Originally posted by JayGee View Post
                Not food related, but I was talking with a group of Moms at my kids' school yesterday and they were lamenting that their children rarely read. I said that my kids read a lot since we allow no screens of any kind (TV, computer, video games, iPod, etc.) during the week. They do get a couple of hours of screen time on the weekends. All of the Moms looked at me in horror saying, "my kids would be bugging me like crazy if they couldn't watch TV!" or "then I couln't watch MY shows!"

                No wonder their children never pick up a book....
                I get the most interesting comments from other adults as well as my students when I tell them we do not have TV. I mean, we CAN watch movies but thats it. I have also de-tech'd the house further by getting rid of the internet (I am borrowing while recuperating from surgery). Its amazing.. since doing this my daughter's imagination has returned 100 fold, she is IN LOVE with her bike and her muscles make me envious, she reads like there is no tomorrow and she has authored and illustrated a couple short books. She is 10. Do we miss tv and technology?? Ummm not so much.
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                • #23
                  I have to say, I love good kids. My neighbor's daughter is GREAT. My neighbor is a complete bitch, but her kid is so polite and well behaved and amazingly self sufficient. Just a cool, nice kid. Her mom said that from the get go, she expected her daughter to do as much as possible for herself and never "babied" her. Kid is in second grade and makes her own breakfast and lunch. Brings her mom snacks. Cleans up after herself.

                  Meanwhile my boss's teen daughter who has never been disciplined calls "Moooooommmmmmmm there is NOTHING for breakfast"... then boss says "there are muffins, cereal, eggs, granola bars".... "OK, I'll bring you a bagel in 20 minutes".

                  The other fun one to watch is old friend from high school on FB. She herself is morbidly obese and well, not interested in change. Just had a baby that is apparently sick all the time and keeps posting "This time I WILL leave the office with MEDS for my precious".

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                  • #24
                    "I can't get my kid to eat X"
                    "Oh, Susie's 10, she's not old enough to be in the kitchen..."
                    "But Johnny NEEDS his [insert crap food here]!"

                    When I was a kid, I ate whatever my parents were eating. I HAD to try a few bites of everything, no matter what (I'd imagine an actual ALLERGY would've been an exception to this one...). Oh, and I started helping in the kitchen pretty much as soon as I could stand up.... I was making breakfast in bed for mom and romantic dinners for my parents when I was... maybe... 7ish. I knew how to behave in nice restaurants around the age of 2 - the comment about the crayons being there to keep the kid occupied and out of trouble? SPOT ON!

                    I imagine my kids will do the same as I did. Being picky about food is not an option for a kid under my care (legit things like sensory disorders and allergies are an exception). Not knowing how to cook is also not an option for a kid in my care. Whining, begging, running around restaurants!? Unacfrickin'ceptable!

                    *grumble grumble*
                    NOW YOU KIDS GET OFF MY LAWN!

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                    • #25
                      Here's another. I live in the rural Midwest so I have a ton of 'em.

                      These parents have 5 boys. Each subsequent one is in worse health. The Dr. told her she had to stop getting pregnant after the 3rd. The 5 or 6 year old has lost all his teeth. He has had dental surgeries to correct some of the problems. The baby had to wear a helmet so his skullbones would grow together for like a year. Anyway, my health problems and diet came up and (assuming they were a good Midwestern family) I said "I eat a lot of meat - Probably like you guys do". He said they didn't eat much meat. I asked them what kind of dinners they usually ate and he answered "pasta." Now, mind you, these kids are always eating soda, candy, cake, icecream. I have never seen them eat anything healthy. When I asked the father why he thought the 5yo had such teeth problems he said it was bad genes!

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                      • #26
                        I went to the farmer's market once and a lady selling bread asked me if I wanted to sample one of her artesian breads. I told her no b/c I don't eat wheat. She said "Oh these are made with all purpose flour". I did a mental *facepalm* and *smh*. I thanked her and said no thanks.

                        Sometimes I can't believe how dense people really are about the origin of their foods.
                        Primal since March 5, 2012
                        SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by JayGee View Post
                          Not food related, but I was talking with a group of Moms at my kids' school yesterday and they were lamenting that their children rarely read. I said that my kids read a lot since we allow no screens of any kind (TV, computer, video games, iPod, etc.) during the week. They do get a couple of hours of screen time on the weekends. All of the Moms looked at me in horror saying, "my kids would be bugging me like crazy if they couldn't watch TV!" or "then I couln't watch MY shows!"

                          No wonder their children never pick up a book....
                          Originally posted by athomeontherange View Post
                          I get the most interesting comments from other adults as well as my students when I tell them we do not have TV. I mean, we CAN watch movies but thats it. I have also de-tech'd the house further by getting rid of the internet (I am borrowing while recuperating from surgery). Its amazing.. since doing this my daughter's imagination has returned 100 fold, she is IN LOVE with her bike and her muscles make me envious, she reads like there is no tomorrow and she has authored and illustrated a couple short books. She is 10. Do we miss tv and technology?? Ummm not so much.
                          You two have made my evening!! I thought I was the only cracked one on the MDA who voluntarily squashed the technology at home. Our situation: hubby writes programs for the environmental industry, so we definitely have technology in the house, but we have no cable tv. We live so rurally that the only way to get it is to get a dish, which we won't do 'cause we want the young 'uns to read and interact with one another and... PLAY OUTSIDE. House rule - no picture-supporting technology of any sort (iPod, computer, Netflix, Wii, dvd player, etc.) before 6 p.m. weekdays (two of those weekdays we aren't home until nearly bedtime, so no technology on those days...) and none on Sundays, exception made for sick, bedridden kids who need a distraction from the discomfort. We do listen to music on the cd player and sometimes from iTunes or the old iPod that is boring and shows only playlists. My girls read and converse and do chores and cook and...
                          Last edited by Crabbcakes; 10-04-2012, 07:32 PM.
                          I have a mantra that I have spouted for years... "If I eat right, I feel right. If I feel right, I exercise right. If I exercise right, I think right. If I think right, I eat right..." Phil-SC

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by PrimalMama View Post
                            I knew how to behave in nice restaurants around the age of 2...
                            Same with my kids. My ex's parents loved to take us to the nicer restaurants, and there was no chance in hell I was missing out because of a misbehaving kid. They would start to get fussy, we'd go outside. Calm down and we'd go back in. Lather, rinse, repeat. They learned VERY early on that all they would get for being whiny and loud was a front row view of the parking lot until they behaved. No yummy food, and no grandma unless they were good.

                            By the time they were old enough to talk, they were well behaved enough to be in the nicest restaurants, even those that specifically didn't allow children.


                            Amazing how fast kids catch on when you're consistent.
                            Durp.

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                            • #29
                              Ugh I have a friend who is a single parent and on a disability pension... she never has enough money. The other day she was waiting for a call from the cable TV people because she wanted to put cable on. Now, I've never had cable, and had no idea how much it cost these days. I thought it was maybe $30 a month. I said, "Geez you don't need cable! There are so many more free TV channels on now than there used to be, and heaps have kids' programs! You'd be spending $30 a month or so you don't really need to spend!" She responded with, "$30?? It's like $120 a month!! Do you think maybe we just shouldn't get it?" Me *facepalm*. "Yeah, don't waste your money!"

                              Last I heard she's still considering it . I don't get it! When we were kids there were only a few TV stations (in fact, without the big aerial, we used to get 2! That went up to 5 with the aerial). Now there are heaps more free TV stations, in fact, a lot I can't even keep up with because I rarely watch TV (there's maybe 1 or 2 shows I watch... and they'd only have a few episodes each year, so I really, REALLY don't watch much TV). I can't imagine spending so much, while on a PENSION, so you could just get MORE crap TV!

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by jaye View Post
                                Here's another. I live in the rural Midwest so I have a ton of 'em.

                                These parents have 5 boys. Each subsequent one is in worse health. The Dr. told her she had to stop getting pregnant after the 3rd. The 5 or 6 year old has lost all his teeth. He has had dental surgeries to correct some of the problems. The baby had to wear a helmet so his skullbones would grow together for like a year. Anyway, my health problems and diet came up and (assuming they were a good Midwestern family) I said "I eat a lot of meat - Probably like you guys do". He said they didn't eat much meat. I asked them what kind of dinners they usually ate and he answered "pasta." Now, mind you, these kids are always eating soda, candy, cake, icecream. I have never seen them eat anything healthy. When I asked the father why he thought the 5yo had such teeth problems he said it was bad genes!
                                Ok, yeah...

                                You DID slap him, right?
                                "The cling and a clang is the metal in my head when I walk. I hear a sort of, this tinging noise - cling clang. The cling clang. So many things happen while walking. The metal in my head clangs and clings as I walk - freaks my balance out. So the natural thought is just clogged up. Totally clogged up. So we need to unplug these dams, and make the the natural flow... It sort of freaks me out. We need to unplug the dams. You cannot stop the natural flow of thought with a cling and a clang..."

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