Poor baby I understand worrying when they won't eat!
As far as I know, the encyclopedia is now an online resource (nice because it can be updated much easier!)...but the public library has a subscription.
I think that a good teacher would expect a library to be used. There is a lot of info online but the very best stuff is usually not free and is subscription based. Plus there are always books!
Sunrider, congrats on the job! What a relief!
When I was in grad school I almost never needed to go to the library because of online subscriptions. Now I get access to most of the journals I need through my professional organization, but sometimes I need an unusual journal and my public library and my school won't pay for a subscription so I get my dad to access it online through his university account and email it to me. We've come a long way from the days of card catalogs, haven't we?
I'm a librarian and I teach one section of marine science. I fully expect my students to use the library and have taken them on field trips to use our local University library. Our next trip is March 24th!
I confess that I am so happy that we have a nurse coming in to take care of Ella the next 3 days!! Dh and I have missed so much work this year with the H1N1, Ronin's evaluations, etc., that we were both kinda scared what this might do to our careers. Thank goodness for excellent benefits!!!
I confess that I'm a Facebook biaaaaaaaaaaaatch.
A girl I used to work had this status:
To which I replied with:Live your life for Christ and try your best as a Christian and do not let the opinion of others effect your life, because the only one who can judge you is God.
I don't wanna. And if God was the only one who could judge, us humans wouldn't do it all the time. =P
I confess that I love the Norwegian curling team's pants:
I LOVE the online journals. It makes my job so much better and easier because we only get like 70 titles in print I think. But we have access to something like 5000 journals online (we are attached to a very big teaching medical institution and their library). I love being able to send docs and nurses articles pretty much right away...especially when they are urgent patient care.
Now the e-books...I don't like using those at all! Still very clunky.
Ha, when I worked as a student in the library in college (would have been 1998-2002), I thought that everything I needed was online and would only use those resources when writing papers. I didn't realize until about 2001 that all those journals I shelve were NOT always included in the online databases. LOL
It just really makes me sad to think of parents doing all the work for their kids instead giving the kids the skills and knowledge themselves. Mine certainly didn't....if I needed to, they brought me to the public library and had me ask the librarian. Dh said his mom did the same thing.
I'm going to reply here because well this is just a nicer room. I have the book 1.2.3 Magic and have read it with DH when we were still thinking we were going to get pg and I wanted us down on our style before baby came and issues arrived. I got this one after seeing it in our library and hearing some really great things about it from my patrons.
I really like this book and the concept makes a lot of sense to me logically. I like the way it is written. And I think that this pretty much the system that both my mom used and DH's mom used without realizing it.
I confess that I've never posted a new thread for fear of what a reply may contain, and that people may have poor reflections of me in the future.
Welcome, momof2beautifulgirls! Feel free to post here as much as you want. Way back when, I lurked for about four months before I dared my first post, and even then I didn't venture out of August Due Dates for a long time because the big forum was too scary for me. I tried to catch on to the tone and mores before I started talking more. Even then, I got my head bitten off big-time with one of my early posts, but it was someone who would later become a good friend both online and even in person. I prefer taking the no-waves and informational approach, but other people do well with posting shocking and/or controversial things as long as you keep in mind that this is essentially a support forum and it's not acceptable to attack anyone personally. Still, you'll eventually ruffle someone's feathers if you keep posting, and just try to remember that these are all just online people. You don't know them--you may know their on-screen personas, but even those may not reflect who they are. And whatever the case, they shouldn't be able to affect your real life.
I too liked the whole taking emotions out of it. It just made sense to me, let kids know what is expected, give them a chance to correct behavior, be consistent.
I like reasoning with kids...but age is a huge factor there. And sometimes because I said so is ok.
It's been two years since DH and I read it together so I don't recall the examples much.
Thanks. I'm trying to keep that in mind, but sometimes it's difficult not to take things personally. I've been reading alot, and the one other post I replied to (and prompted me to join after happily reading for several months), well... that was just a bad situation all together, and I don't want to go there again, so I'm trying to stay to myself, just read posts and replies while looking around for similar things that I'm dealing with in my own life. I really appreciate your kind words.