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Chalby

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  1. Chalby

    OutDaughtered

    Parker's behaviour is beyond shyness. I was extremely shy as a child and would rather curl up and die than have the focus on me. But Parker has learned that by NOT answering, acknowledging etc., suddenly mom and dad are all over her telling her how amazing she is. They reward this behaviour without even realizing it. I wish they could have had the grandparents offstage and if Parker doesn't show up at first, fine... continue on with the interview. By joining the stage after all the others, she was rewarded with a standing ovation. Parker is a darling girl, and sadly she's learning some serious passive aggressive behaviour, without even realizing or knowing why.
  2. Chalby

    OutDaughtered

    I am not sure why I feel this way, but I am close to no longer watching this show because of Adam. Everything he does is annoying me and I feel bad for disliking him so much. He appears so self-centred. Not in an obvious way, but you can see his wheels turning re: utilizing the kids. Even his interactions with Parker bother me. He feeds into her anxiety and even the way they talk in front of her drives me nuts. She is a clever girl, and if anxiety makes her stand out and have her parents all to herself, she will continue with this reaction. (I am not saying she's purposely doing this, but all behaviour meets a need. Clearly not speaking, hiding, crying etc. meets a need for Parker.)
  3. Chalby

    OutDaughtered

    I agree, (but I do like time-outs for my own kids), The part that is really getting me down this season is how the kids are never checked when they demand items/ activities. If my kids were yelling at me, "Apple Juice!" I would pretend they did not exist until they asked me properly (after excusing themselves for interrupting my discussion with their father.) My oldest was similar to Riley with behaviour (and intelligence) and he learned very early that demanding and/or tantrums were going to work, be it in public or at home. (I was also very aware how I spoke to my children, always being aware all eyes were on me for my behaviour.)
  4. Chalby

    OutDaughtered

    For the life of me, I do not understand why they didn't put Hazel in her own room. Both of them noted that Hazel is the night owl who keeps the others awake. Why not let Parker and Riley stay together (Riley might bring Parker out of her self-imposed shyness?) while Hazel gets her own room. Hazel is usually off playing by herself, or oblivious to the others... I would think she'd embrace being a big girl like Blayke.
  5. Chalby

    OutDaughtered

    It also bothers me that Adam doesn't want them recognized for their academic differences as he has such a negative reaction to the thought of them progressing at different speeds. I gather he would say NO if Riley was offered any enrichment programs. If they all can't do it, then one can't. Is he going to be the same way if some of them excel in athletics, but not the others?
  6. Chalby

    OutDaughtered

    Exactly, clear expectations and consistent follow through are the best approaches to discipline. Waffling, and/or consequenting only Riley teaches the quints that what goes for one child, doesn't always go for the other.
  7. Chalby

    OutDaughtered

    Given that Parker is clearly a smart cookie, I think maybe she is more comfortable answering questions when she is one of the gang, whereas when it's just her, she clams up. As well, when someone mentioned Parker fears answering a question incorrectly, I (as a teacher) understood. There are many children who are reluctant to answer questions, in case they are wrong. Once you've established a safe environment, where you give only positive affirmations (whether their answer is right or wrong) that's the time the shy/safe student will speak up.
  8. Chalby

    OutDaughtered

    Yes!!! It may have seemed cute to some (his stunned look) but by the second TH I was over Adam and his scripted responses. He can't help it, but even the amount of time and product it takes for his 'look' annoys me. The show is about quints and their antics, not their mirror-checking father.
  9. Chalby

    OutDaughtered

    I am happy that both parents are becoming more aware of Hazel's involvement in the quint's mischievous antics. For the longest time I was noticing her acting out, but Danielle and Adam were oblivious to the fact that their 'sweet girl' is very clever and can give attitude just as good as Riley can. She's just not as obvious or loud about it.
  10. Chalby

    Sweet Home Sextuplets

    I am always intrigued when "Christians" turn to science to assist them with fertility (which is great) but do not credit science when things turn out well for them. Instead, they claim their prayers were answered. If the pregnancy was a bust, is that Science's fault, or was God not available at the time? Please don't see this as an anti-Christian sentiment. Quite the opposite. I just would like the faithful to acknowledge that even God arranges extra help from man, when needed, and that man too needs praise.
  11. Chalby

    Sweet Home Sextuplets

    I know this confession will make me appear awful, but if everyone's comment was gushing with love and approval, I would feel so guilty about the few times I am thinking WTH? I love the snarky observations because I can pat myself on the back for not feeling THAT critical. I NEED the snark to make myself feel better. (Yikes... I'm going to Hell)
  12. Chalby

    Sweet Home Sextuplets

    I find 90% of her chosen names are not appealing, but I've always kept it to myself. Tonight however, my husband came to bed early and had to sit through an episode. I started laughing when he suddenly said, "What the hell is up with those names? Are these really their given names?" I no longer felt so bad about my initial response.
  13. Chalby

    Sweet Home Sextuplets

    I find I feel frustrated with each of these shows (multiples) when they focus on "needing help with all the babies". It's not like they were surprised at birth with having six babies. They've had time to plan and prepare, so are they really in a fix? It's beyond annoying for me that this wasn't already dealt with, as soon as they knew their 'help' had applied to nursing school.
  14. Chalby

    Sweet Home Sextuplets

    You read my mind. Do they seriously need to bring in fake storylines to keep viewers interested? It's a bit early for this...
  15. I don't know if there's a specific forum for this show, but of all the 90 Day fiance, this show keeps me laughing. They chose the best couples for being hilarious with their comments.
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