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I think I'd concentrate on not so much getting services for *dyslexia* if they're treating that like it's a non-issue, but concentrate on him being behind in reading. My son didn't have a diagnosis until after he was getting services through the school, and when I told the school that he had an actual diagnosis, they said it really won't make any difference, he'll get the same help regardless of the reason why. I guess the way they see it, for kids who have XYZ, not all...
My oldest has ppd and has had struggles since kindergarten (as in not speaking in full sentences when he started). It broke my heart to send him to public school but at the time, it was our only choice. I had a very long talk with his teacher during open house, and she became one of his biggest allies, advocates and fan. We were able to get him on an IEP for reading, math, and receiving speech therapy for language. My baby is getting ready to start fourth grade and has...
My fourth baby is now 2 1/2 months old and I have to say I've never felt the need to restrict who holds my babies, as long as they did okay. Obviously I'd want people to have clean hands, but I have always felt sanitizer was overkill. I respect other moms who prefer it, but frankly, I'm not too afraid of germs. I do breastfeed, which offers great protection. And as far as holding, as long as my kids were relaxed it was okay. I just went off my gut and took the cues from...
When I was in school, they had a weight lifting club all year long. Maybe his school has something like that? Also maybe talk to his coaches for resources. I threw shot and discus and I know our runners were required to visit the weight room with us.
I'd really like to join also! Finally starting to feel a little more normal since my baby was born in May! I have a lot of weight to lose, this would be perfect for me.
Hi everyone, I'm hoping maybe someone here might have some advice. My kids' dad has had back pain for several years now and finally was able to see a chiro. Xrays were done and there is degeneration and bone spurs on a couple vertebrae in his upper back. Chiro says he's got some arthritis. He's only 38 and not real happy to hear that. Is there some supplementation or diet changes he could make to help with this? He's going to see the chiro on a regular basis. We're...
I think this would be a good opportunity to talk to your daughter about what your beliefs about sex are. I think something you have going for you is that you guys have a pretty close relationship already. The moodiness and so on is totally normal (it seems everyone I know with a 12-13 yr old deals with that) along with her looking at porn. And I think it's probably more about curiosity than anything else. It's why I looked at porn. It's why all my friends did, too. It...
First off, I'm glad you've worked things out. This seems like a strange relationship you have with the mother (it would be hard for me to be friends with someone who was worried about my child possibly molesting their child) but then, it's impossible for me to understand everything as it's *your* relationship.   I just wanted to add that I never feel like I'm parenting other children on my block when I tell them my child can or can't play right now. To me, that's...
Guess I should have clarified. It sounded like she was feeling pressured to attend college by family and came here to ask if it would be possible for them to live without going. I say it is possible, and if her and her husband are able to implement a plan and it makes them happy, to not worry about what family thinks. I also made a suggestion for some education that would be a good backup.  
I don't see anything wrong with suggestions, either. But I can't imagine forbidding a book because it's too easy. Unless the books are being picked for specific reasons. But for pleasure? I dunno. I can respect other parents for wanting to do what they feel is best, though.
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