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Healing and forgiving after traumatic childhood?

There are possible [triggers] inside. I'd like advice and resources on healing and reconnecting after past familial abuse, when I want to bond with my family and keep them in my life. [more inside]
posted by Pericardium on Apr 23, 2014 - 14 answers

Children's Book Including a Spaghetti Sandwich

My partner and I were remembering our differing childhood experiences of homemade spaghetti. At one point, she brought up using the leftovers in a spaghetti sandwich. I've never had one, but this triggered a vivid memory of a favorite picture book which had at least one illustration of a spaghetti sandwich. Among other odd sandwiches, possibly. I'd love to remember the title of the book and, ideally, see that illustration. [more inside]
posted by gilrain on Jan 14, 2014 - 4 answers

Healing your inner child after childhood neglect. What helped you?

I have long-running case of depression and generalized anxiety disorder, with plenty of childhood triggers. I do see a therapist but due to the holiday schedule, I won't be seeing my therapist for a few weeks. I want to do some work by myself, because crying to sleep nearly every night is getting exhausting. I want my subconsciousness to chill out and be less triggered. I want tips, stories, and resources. Difficulty: I live with my parents, and I get triggered by them. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 17, 2013 - 15 answers

The Meltdown Kid

My husband and I have been married 15 years and we have an 8-year-old daughter. She is incredibly intelligent and receives straight As in school. She participates in the gifted program and reads at a 6th grade level. She has always been an intense child -- one who feels emotions strongly. But after we moved about a year ago, things started to move up a notch and third grade has been very difficult. She has these meltdowns, usually over small things. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 21, 2013 - 47 answers

Can you help me remember this book from my childhood?

I was given this book in the early 80s. It was a large, hard covered book with beautiful illustrations. It was about a girl who visits her grandmother. While there she sees another girl outside. She takes a pram out and goes for a walk with this other little girl. [more inside]
posted by batonthefueltank on Oct 18, 2013 - 3 answers

Trauma, Food and Money...oh my.

How would one erase or get past a childhood trauma and its effects on one's relationship with food and money? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 8, 2013 - 8 answers

What was the deal with my obsessive childhood interests?

I was a raging fan of several different media properties as a kid. I'd like to read or learn more about individuals who are likewise obsessed. [more inside]
posted by PhoBWanKenobi on Aug 25, 2013 - 34 answers

Please help me find more novels to read!

Lately I've been reading novels and memoirs about unconventional/rough upbringings. Please help me find more! I especially liked The God of War, so more books with the same "feel" would be welcome. [more inside]
posted by easy, lucky, free on Aug 24, 2013 - 24 answers

When did the calendars stop?

I had a random childhood recollection pop into my head recently that I haven't found the answer to. I was in the Girl Scouts for a few years in the early 90s. In addition to the cookie sale, we sold wall size and pocket size calendars as a fundraiser. When did GS stop doing the calendar fundraiser? I was in the Colonial Coast Council if it's relevant.
posted by bluesapphires on Jul 20, 2013 - 5 answers

Separating Twins into Different Classes at School?

My (boy / girl) twins will be entering kindergarten this September. We've been asked if we want them placed into separate classes, or left together in the same class. Need to give them our answer by Monday and frankly, I'm at a loss and have no idea what I should do. If you are a parent of school-age or older twins, can you please share what you did and why? If you yourself are a twin, how did your parents handle it? How did it work out? Other knowledgeable anecdotes and advice welcome. Links to any online resources I can read on the topic would also be appreciated.
posted by zarq on Jun 22, 2013 - 28 answers

Alone in a quarter-life crisis

How to deal with being (emotionally) alone during this transitional phase of my life? [more inside]
posted by 2X2LcallingCQ on May 27, 2013 - 18 answers

How best to capture childhood

Singlefatherfilter: I am soon to be a divorced father to a 3 year old son and a 5 year old daughter. After the initial shock of separation a routine is thankfully starting to be enacted. As you can imagine the time I spend with them is incredibly precious to me and I would appreciate some ideas on how I can record this best. I enjoy photography but there are two issues i) My daughter specifically is at that age where she knows when a photo is been taken and will pull a face, of course her brother follows suit. ii) Whilst I can take photos of them, it is nigh on impossible to take one of all of us together. As I get older rather than rely on my memory I would love to have some beautiful shots detailing this all too short period of childhood. I have had an idea about asking a photographer to take some photos but I do not want a set of posed photos. I cannot imagine I am the first to find themselves in this situation but I would appreciate any hive-mind suggestions.
posted by numberstation on May 13, 2013 - 27 answers

When to start kindergarten for a late-November-birthday?

My four-year-old son’s birthday is in late November. In our state, that means we can choose whether he starts (all-day) kindergarten this coming fall, when he’s 4-going-on-5, or next year, when he’ll be 5-going-on-6. I’m pretty paralyzed over this decision. I’m looking for insights, especially those with some sort of data behind them, to help. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 18, 2013 - 43 answers

How did you get your child to stop chewing on their shirt sleeves/collar

If your kindergarten-aged child chewed on their shirt sleeves or collar, how did you get them to stop?
posted by drezdn on Apr 17, 2013 - 23 answers

Magical childhood moments

For a short story I'm writing, my narrator/main character has an interaction with a sorceress that feels quite magical to her. I'm struggling to find the right child-sized (she's probably 5 or 6) language with which to describe the moment, so I thought I'd crowd-source this one. What are some magical things you remember happening to you as a child, and how did you describe them? How would you describe them now? (Alternately, if you can think of another writer who does this well, feel free to point me in that direction.) My story is present-day. I can say more about the magical incident, but I'd rather keep it vague and open at first unless you guys need more detail to be helpful. Thank you!
posted by mermaidcafe on Apr 9, 2013 - 18 answers

Are you more successful than your parents? How?

My parents never had careers. I would like to. Most career advice doesn't make any sense to me, and I'd love your thoughts on the matter. [more inside]
posted by 3491again on Apr 1, 2013 - 33 answers

What children's book of horror stories am I trying to remember?

When I was in third grade, I read a book of scary stories. It was certainly a book for children. On the cover was a humanoid monster with black and blue fur. It was snarling in front of a green sky over a green field. The field may have been a graveyard. One of the stories was about a house in which a murder occurred. I don't remember the title. Does the description sound familiar to anyone else?
posted by Rustic Etruscan on Feb 15, 2013 - 4 answers

Name that record: dinosaurs edition

I'm trying to find the name of a dinosaur record that I listened to endlessly as a kid in 1980 or so. It was a 2-record set, I recall the covers (or the records?) being one red and one green. Songs and maybe some narrated info on various dinosaurs. I'm nearly certain it wasn't The Dinosaur Record. Anyone here happen to remember it? And if not, anyone with a tip on a shop that specializes in long-ago children's music that might be able to help me identify it?
posted by genug on Feb 7, 2013 - 5 answers

Help obtaining scores for tests privately-administered during childhood?

During elementary school, my parents had me tested with a private psychologist in Fairfax County, Virginia, so that I could be admitted to the public school district's Gifted and Talented program. I took the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, Stanford-Binet, and Otis-Lennon between 1992-1993. Would anybody be able to guide me in obtaning copies of these test scores as an adult? [more inside]
posted by globotomy on Feb 3, 2013 - 6 answers

Trying to identify a book for a friend

Help me identify this book? Hardback, with illustrations of towns & shops; lots of detail, kind of cartoony, escalators & stairs crossing. 1960s/70s? Know it's not much to go on, but it's all he gave me. Have at it guys.
posted by ulanbator3 on Jan 27, 2013 - 8 answers

No puppies either; my sister would kill me.

What is the most awesome gift I can give a two year old these days? [more inside]
posted by jeffamaphone on Jan 1, 2013 - 47 answers

A question about therapy that does not have "CBT" as its answer.

Drama of the Gifted Child: does it have practical applications? [more inside]
posted by Wordwoman on Dec 8, 2012 - 8 answers

The Scent of a Girl

Why did girls used to smell like girls? [more inside]
posted by user c on Dec 3, 2012 - 35 answers

Infinite possibilities - Paris

Any special must sees for a whistle stop 48 hour tour of Paris with a 5 year old and 3 year old? [more inside]
posted by numberstation on Nov 27, 2012 - 9 answers

how might you cope with childhood trauma?

How might you cope, if you were traumatized as a child by something you saw...? [more inside]
posted by thermonuclear.jive.turkey on Aug 10, 2012 - 11 answers

Who gave birth to this launch pad?

Rocket Slide! Any idea what company originally made this badass rocket slide? They were placed in community parks in the 1970s. Looking for the original manufacturer. My google-fu fails me.
posted by Bighappyfunhouse on Jun 23, 2012 - 4 answers

The first toys are the best toys

Can you help me find (a) Mr. Bun? Beloved childhood toy, gone these many years.... [more inside]
posted by cyndigo on Jun 22, 2012 - 19 answers

Talk to me about dissociation... or whatever my problem is

Is this dissociation? I would really like to learn more about my slightly peculiar experience of living life, and what it means, if anything. I've been suspecting some form of dissociation, but I'd love some pointers to books, articles or sites, or informed experiences that might help make things clearer. [more inside]
posted by lizwykys on May 19, 2012 - 12 answers

My wife confessed to being molested as a child and I am not sure how to respond

I've been married to my wife for a few years, but she confessed to me recently that a neighbor molested her when she was a child. How can I respond to this in a helpful, supportive way? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 17, 2012 - 33 answers

when i find the time capsule, maybe i'll find my memory

I buried a time capsule in our backyard 25 years ago. I'm not sure I remember where I buried it. Can you help me find it without tearing up the yard? [more inside]
posted by raztaj on May 17, 2012 - 10 answers

Poetry & poignancy for the end of an era (& sale of my childhood home)?

My mom has sold my childhood home :( I want to leave a 'time machine' box with small objects in a place where it may or may not be found.... I want to write something but I'm at a loss for words... Can you suggest a poem? [more inside]
posted by iiniisfree on May 8, 2012 - 17 answers

Books to help understand and move forward

Are there recommended books for adult children of alcoholics? [more inside]
posted by miles1972 on Feb 27, 2012 - 7 answers

Taming a wild child

Help me tame our 7 year old daughter before she makes all of the boys in her second grade class cry. [more inside]
posted by mosk on Feb 8, 2012 - 36 answers

How to photograph what a hug feels like

I would like to photograph what it feels like to be hugged (be the huggee). I'm looking for inspiration. Have you ever seen a photo or film shot that captures this feeling? [more inside]
posted by brynnwood on Jan 9, 2012 - 8 answers

reconciling the undetermined feelings of creepiness

How do you deal with childhood feelings of being creeped out by a family friend, but no recollection of anything inappropriate ever happening? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 23, 2011 - 27 answers

How did your parents make Santa real for you?

How did your parents make Santa Claus real for you? [more inside]
posted by Jaybo on Nov 21, 2011 - 53 answers

Babar, Mortality and Me

Which of the Babar books deal with death? This question stems from a childhood anecdote that goes a little something like this . . . [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on Sep 27, 2011 - 7 answers

Can deficiency needs be answered?

Thinking in context of "Maslow's hierarchy of needs" (the pyramid) - can voids be filled? If so how did you succeed in it? [more inside]
posted by MTuser on Jul 30, 2011 - 6 answers

It's My Memoir and I Can Cry if I Want To

Have you read the book, Blood Bones and Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton? Why are some people so adverse to pity-parties? [more inside]
posted by Fairchild on Jul 11, 2011 - 28 answers

Why does the sounds of smacking give me a euphoric rush?

Why does the sounds of smacking give me a euphoric rush? [more inside]
posted by supyo on May 9, 2011 - 4 answers

"Josh got caught... awww-deeeeeee!"

As a kid, did you say, "aww-dee" when someone got in trouble? [more inside]
posted by srrh on Apr 24, 2011 - 47 answers

Studies that tell us to invest in the very young

I'm looking for research studying the efficacy of parenting classes and/or early education intervention for infants and toddlers (as opposed to programs that target older children). [more inside]
posted by slightly sissy tea hound on Apr 21, 2011 - 7 answers

Trying to remember childhood novel titles

Looking for titles for two fantasy books from childhood, the publishing time frame is 1970~1990ish. Scenes from Game of Thrones reminded a friend of them... [more inside]
posted by nightchrome on Apr 18, 2011 - 11 answers

MY GHOULS 1-2-3!

When you played Hide and Seek as a kid, what did you call the "base" and what rules existed, if any, about the base? [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Apr 8, 2011 - 74 answers

How to cure eczema: toddler edition

Can you help me understand my toddler's eczema, and what I can do about it? [more inside]
posted by misoramen on Mar 16, 2011 - 23 answers

I want to see the inside of my childhood home. Is this possible, now that other people live there?

I want to see the inside of my childhood home. Is this possible, now that other people live there? [more inside]
posted by tamagogirl on Mar 6, 2011 - 28 answers

Counting the corners in a new (to you) room

I'm curious if this is something my mother made up, or if it's actually a cultural practice/superstition from somewhere? Counting the corners in a room that you've never slept in before the first night you sleep in it. [more inside]
posted by Salamandrous on Feb 6, 2011 - 10 answers

Where's this face from?

I've had this image of a face stuck in my head for a few weeks now, and I'm sure that it's from a TV show I saw as a child. I believe the image may have come from a skit about a sketch artist trying to identify someone, and that -- within the skit -- pieces of that face were erased and re-drawn. Maybe at some point, a hat is drawn onto the top of his head? I want to say this skit may have been on Sesame Street. Can you tell me what skit I'm thinking of?
posted by Greg Nog on Feb 3, 2011 - 1 answer

Here Comes the Bride, All Dressed in White, da da da daaa da da da da daaa da da...

Please tell me all the versions of "Here Comes the Bride" that you know - the sillier, the better. [more inside]
posted by peagood on Dec 7, 2010 - 13 answers

why is this one of my earliest memories?!

What was this scene from? Early 1990's, TV, free channels, Nevada. Soap opera? [more inside]
posted by 200burritos on Dec 3, 2010 - 1 answer

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