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Discussion in 'Community' started by tom, Dec 15, 2014.

  1. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 8

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    Milestones? We're talking of a kid here, not a project, right?
     
  2. JediYvette

    JediYvette Pacific RSA emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Developmental milestones. Skills kids should have at this age. For example, my kiddo still sometimes needs help sleeping through the night. Most kids her age know how to manage this and know how to cope with middle of the night wake ups. We are working on it.
     
  3. harpua

    harpua Chosen One star 9

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    The skill you need to develop is politely telling people to stfu, while you learn and develop your own parenting style.
     
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  4. epic

    epic Ex Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    exactly. it's not their kid. you're the parent. i don't see how else you deal with them besides just being up front about it, telling them that whilst you appreciate they have the kids best interest at heart and are only trying to help, that you have things under control and frankly their advice is not required and isn't helping. if they continue to not respect your wishes then escalate further (perhaps the dad needs to step in, given it's his parents we're talking about here, or perhaps they have a break from seeing the kid until they learn to respect where you're coming from).
     
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  5. harpua

    harpua Chosen One star 9

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    Yeah, what does Mike have to say about it? Are they lecturing him, as well, or just you?
     
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  6. harpua

    harpua Chosen One star 9

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    Double post, but also.... the origins of "brat," so you can inform them of what they are calling your daughter (and you):

    "Brat as a slang term dates from the 1500s in England, and meant “beggar's child.” Beggars often made sure their children were prominently displayed to garner more sympathy and money, which might have been particularly annoying to passersby."
     
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  7. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 10

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    Mmm brats.
     
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  8. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    Hey besties, it turns out I don’t have COVID
     
  9. Princess_Tina

    Princess_Tina Chosen One star 7

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    That's awesome news! Stay safe
     
  10. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    I’m celebrating by heading back to work!
     
  11. Princess_Tina

    Princess_Tina Chosen One star 7

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    Qué tengas un buen dia
     
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  12. christophero30

    christophero30 Chosen One star 8

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    Good morning. Well it's morning anyway.
     
  13. Princess_Tina

    Princess_Tina Chosen One star 7

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    Unless you're in Europe or Asia... :p

    But seriously, good morning :D
     
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  14. 3sm1r

    3sm1r Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Happy not-having-Covid day !
     
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  15. Healer_Leona

    Healer_Leona Squirrel Rangler of Fun & Games star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    Yay? Definitely to not having covid, but there should be a better celebration.
     
  16. Rylo Ken

    Rylo Ken Force Ghost star 6

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    Congrats on Your Negative Test! greeting cards may be staging a revival they haven't seen since the 1980s.

    uh oh. I sometimes still need help sleeping through the night.
     
  17. tom

    tom Chosen One star 7

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    i needed help with that last night! [face_tired][face_coffee]
     
  18. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    Ah yes, the Florida way.
     
  19. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    Essential worker, babieh!!!!
     
  20. SuperWatto

    SuperWatto Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    My partner's an essential worker. Yes, vet assistants are essential.

    She's home now though, because her colleague got covid.
     
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  21. Princess_Tina

    Princess_Tina Chosen One star 7

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    All essential workers deserve our undying gratitude. ^:)^
     
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  22. JediYvette

    JediYvette Pacific RSA emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I seriously need help with this. I am too nice. :(

    Doesn't get feedback. At all. [face_plain]
     
  23. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 8

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    He needs to take care of it, frankly.

    and milestones? Kids aren’t drones, they go at their own speed.
     
  24. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval TV Casualty / FFS! star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    So, he doesn't get any feedback on his part in the parenting...?

    Are you also being challenged on your quality of barefoot kitchen skills?

    Sincerely, tell them to st*u and/or spill hot liquid into their faces.
     
  25. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    Bash those people in the face with an actual milestone.