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TheRealTMA

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You talking about modern cloth nappies? Ms FM is using them in the day time as well and disposables at night. She tried the eco original nappies (which are also disposables but fully degradable), but unfortunately they didn’t work for her. Tended to leak but then Bub was very tiny. She is using Rascal & friend for the night time disposable.

I have to change a mcn but they do seem way easier than the triangle with pins :)
Sorry, a bit TMI for me!
 

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You talking about modern cloth nappies? Ms FM is using them in the day time as well and disposables at night. She tried the eco original nappies (which are also disposables but fully degradable), but unfortunately they didn’t work for her. Tended to leak but then Bub was very tiny. She is using Rascal & friend for the night time disposable.

I have to change a mcn but they do seem way easier than the triangle with pins :)
Ah yes. But they are eco friendly non?
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Sorry, a bit TMI for me!
Get outta this thread then! 😂
 
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Am a bit over parenting at the moment. Teenage years and neurodiverse kid! Arrgghh!

I cannot seem to find a way to encourage her and teach her how to revise. We got some improvements to habits with working at home and school at home. But she is insisting that revision is unnecessary and she “did that in class already“ or “I know it”. Unfortunately the three or four C- on the Semester 1 report card would suggest otherwise. 😭
 

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Just wondering if I have missed something in this thread. I have scrolled back through a couple of pages and all I can see is nappie advice, how does one deal with a MissM, a teenage girl that now I am having to deal with who only likes designer clobber. MrsM is also a spending fan so the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

What am I doing wrong
 

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Just wondering if I have missed something in this thread. I have scrolled back through a couple of pages and all I can see is nappie advice, how does one deal with a MissM, a teenage girl that now I am having to deal with who only likes designer clobber. MrsM is also a spending fan so the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

What am I doing wrong
Lol I shouldn't comment late at night
 
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Ah yes. But they are eco friendly non?
oh yes very environmentally friendly. The eco ones Mrsterryn was talking about though were the disposable ones Ms FM tried. I still think they sound great as a disposable but unfortunately just didn’t work for her.
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Ok! Enough said. Now not following!

But what’s it got to do with travel?
Nothing - that’s why its called “general parenting discussion”
 
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Am a bit over parenting at the moment. Teenage years and neurodiverse kid! Arrgghh!

I cannot seem to find a way to encourage her and teach her how to revise. We got some improvements to habits with working at home and school at home. But she is insisting that revision is unnecessary and she “did that in class already“ or “I know it”. Unfortunately the three or four C- on the Semester 1 report card would suggest otherwise. 😭
Nothing makes the teenage years easy - they do grow up though.

I can remember at the end of year 10, Master FM very seriously telling me that he understood year 11 and 12 mattered and that he would be working hard in future.

I said to Mr FM - finally some maturity is coming through - then I got his year 10 report which was truly abysmal - Cs would have been a good result!

However he did stick to his promises - enough to get a scholarship to ANU two years later, so there is hope.
 
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Just wondering if I have missed something in this thread. I have scrolled back through a couple of pages and all I can see is nappie advice, how does one deal with a MissM, a teenage girl that now I am having to deal with who only likes designer clobber. MrsM is also a spending fan so the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

What am I doing wrong
Not doing anything wrong - it just depends on what her friends like. They are very tribal at that age. We live in a very materialistic society so perhaps try to give her info on what is happening in other parts of the world. Maybe even get her involved in having a child she sponsors or something? At the end of the day though if she feels different to her friends that is very hard for her - it has to be a gradual learning curve. I like nice clothes myself.....
 

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Just wondering if I have missed something in this thread. I have scrolled back through a couple of pages and all I can see is nappie advice, how does one deal with a MissM, a teenage girl that now I am having to deal with who only likes designer clobber. MrsM is also a spending fan so the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

What am I doing wrong
Seems that the role modelling has already been embedded. You may like to try the reverse psychology approach and talk about environmental responsibility, recycling, and how many resources are spent on designer clobber? Maybe do some research into who makes those clothes ie poorly paid people from developing nations? Let her know they aren't made in Europe? But then you might get the travel kick back, if that ever returns, that flying is also environmentally damaging.

Are you worried about the money spent and if that's a valid concern for you? Try work out why you are worried and go from there.
 

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So if the world opens for us , how old have (grand ) children been for travelling to Europe for Xmas markets ?
Pondering Dec 2022 oh husband of course I mean Dec 2023
(Darn forgot husband is on here as well )
 

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