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My DS (2y9m) has had a rather long history of being on the aggressive side, especially when he was 18-26 months. He used to hit me pretty regularly and other kids when he got a chance. I avoided playdates for a long time to protect the other kids (and not to allow my DS to "practice" his behavior), and worked with him a LOT about how to be gentle, how hitting hurts, and giving him other outlets for some of his frustrations/concerns ie. words. Now he doesn't hit so...
My DS (2y9m) has never been a good sleeper, but a little while back we were getting to a pretty good place. Our routien was some quiet play time after dinner, then 3 books, a couple songs, tickles on his back, and then we'd leave the room, promising to come back and check on him in a few minutes. After checking in on him a few times, we'd eventually come in to find him fast asleep. What a DREAM come true for the parents who used to have to rock/bounce our baby to sleep...
this thread is EXACTLY what i was looking for! DS is 2y8m and i'm trying to figure out how this whole 2nd child business works. i'd like for him to have a sibling, but i'm not super anxious to transition away from our very special relationship just yet. DS was a pretty tough baby; very fussy, terrible sleeper, constantly needed to be held, still doesn't do much independent play and wants to nurse all the time. my intuition tells me that 4 years between children is...
My son got exposed to Herpes Simplex 1 when he was just shy of 2, when my mom kissed him while she had a blister. He had an absolutely TERRIBLE outbreak, and I was really upset. I scoured MDC and found lots of posts about using Lysine at the first signs of a outbreak (or ongoing), as well as Grapefruit Seed Extract during an outbreak. Other than that it's mostly about boosting the immune system. There are also some homeopathic Apparently something like 80% of adults...
I live in Bradford, VT and I'd like to hear any recommendations for the following: Acupuncturist Chiropractor (a wellness-centered one, not a "pain specialist) Midwife Homeopath/Natropath I'd like to line up some providers for pre-conception care as well as "maintenance" throughout the pregnancy and birth of our hypothetical #2.
Dr. Mark Harris @ Upper Valley Pediatrics in Bradford (actually, I am sure his nurse practitioner, Nancy Foote and the other ped there Rebecca (something) is too because my son goes there an no one has a problem (Mark HATES doing circs). Dr. Melanie Lawrence in Newbury
I'll try to be quick. I had pubic symphisis (spelling) disfuntion when I was pregnant with DS (born 1/25/08) and thus pretty terrible pain on my pubic bone throughout most of my pregnancy. The birth was very normal and uncomplicated, I tore just a little, but other than that everything was great. I took a little longer than some to get my strength/energy back, but it was even longer before my pelvis and pubic bone felt normal again. This past winter I actually...
Quote: Originally Posted by Eclipse95 However, I avidly watch all cold sore threads on here and am always getting new ideas to try. The people on here are awesome for that! Oooo, cold sore threads? Where to find them. Tried to figure out how to search for such a thing, but perhaps in my frustration this afternoon I couldn't figure it out. Thanks for the pep talk. I know it's not a huge deal to live with them, I just feel disappointed...
I'm super frustrated right now. My sister had a cold sore a few weeks ago and I asked her not to kiss my 25mo DS. My mom had one last week and I gave the same instructions. Still, he came down with a really high fever on Monday, body aches Tuesday, and still had a fever this morning (Thursday). I made an appointment w/ his pediatric nurse practitioner, she took one look at him and the list of his symptoms, and confirmed my suspicion. I'm super bummed about this! ...
Thank god for this thread! I am another one who inherited a temper from her father and who struggles to apply gentle disciplin in spite of it. For the most part I do alright, but it feels like a constant struggle inside. I usually feel awful about this because I want to look and feel like a Nelson, Cohen, or Sears and just breeze through parenthood with all these great solutions and skills. I'm so relieved to know I'm not the only mom who struggles with anger and...
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