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I've been there, it wasn't fun so I do understand.  DD1 was pulled from preschool right when she turned 4, and she ended up having to remain at home with me until 1st grade because we wouldn't find any school that wanted her. Obviously public K would of been an option but her social anxiety was still so extreme that it wouldn't of been worth it.    DS1 got into a preschool with an IEP and a "sibling slot" when he turned 3. It was ok. I thought it was a decent fit and...
I am SOO done with the small child, baby, toddler stages. Not really because I still have a two year old, but frankly, can not wait for him to be 5+. I feel like I've been in this stage forever. Perhaps if I had not of had four children...     I enjoy older children more I am finding. It can be difficult just in an entirely different way then a toddler. I have to up my parenting game. Instead of just touching base with DD1 at night when finally comes home for the day, I...
Children's Place has elastic waist pants in various types. They have a waist that is like a sweat pant band, no buttons or zippers and they sell them in jeans, cargo, or corduroy. Some of the styles fit narrower then others and can be tightened with a drawstring. I have a 4 year old boy who has physical disabilities, he can not do zippers or buttons and is extremely underweight because of his feeding difficulties. Finding pants has been a massive challenge! We can't do...
Yep, we go. Once upon a time we didn't. Life was simpler, I could pack or make most of our meals. DD1 was 4 and still thought McD's was a farm, as in Old MacDonald's Farm, the song!   Life changed. We used to hit a drive through several times a week for various reasons. We were busy. We lived out of town, there were times that we had to eat dinner/lunch in town but I hadn't been home in 10 hours to pack or pre-cook food and we still couldn't go home yet. With various...
Thanks so much Linda!   The school knows about the absences, I tell them far in advance. There is lag between me telling the school and the school notifying the therapists. Normally I would assist and speed that up, but I'm not. For our last two week absence, the therapists were given 6 day notice from the school. The school knew about the absences 4 weeks before that.    I can't say enough good things about his PK teacher. She has been a PK teacher for 25 years,...
At this point, I am highly considering holding him out of K for a year. The public school disagrees with me. He turns 5 late April. We live in a state with a Sept 1st cut off. Parents of boys with birthdays from June on almost always hold out a year locally. He is currently in a school with a "true" PK class, almost everyone in there is 5 already, especially all the boys. He could just repeat and stay with his current teacher who is very good with him. DS1 functions and...
I've used sittercity and care.com very successfully before. I needed a once in a while sitter when I used sittercity and I went with care the next time for a specific nanny that I wanted off there. We got her and this is out third year with her. 
The company that the school district contracts to for special education services and I do not always get along.  We live in a very rural area in the middle of nowhere and they have an opinion most of the time that it is their way or the highway.  DS1 has an IEP and attends a local, private PK. The school districts pay a small amount towards his monthly bill and provides two hours a week of services for him. He was out of school for the last two weeks for therapy/medical...
  Peaking in. This is so us. DH makes a very good salary but we spend it and then some. Mostly on medical expenses. We have 4 children, all 4 have varying special needs and the care, medication, and therapies are not cheap. We fall into one of those insurance loopholes, we make too much to qualify for anything, but DH is self employed so we get crappy, private insurance. DH's income is what allows us to fund the 4 week intensive, long distance feeding program that I am...
I don't know your answer but  I can empathize about trying to figure out what to do. DS1 is also 4, we are still figuring out all his issues, dxs so far are ASD and dyspraxia, I really think mild CP is a fit and we see yet another specialist at the end of this month for that.  He has global delays, significant eating issues, speech issues, he is mildly cognitively delayed, etc....   Last year he was in a small school 10 children 2 teachers, that was very Montessori...
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