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A month ago I pulled my DS out of private Montessori and put him in PS. He is a very bright child,, but his school was so rigid it was killing his desire to learn. He is so much happier at PS. He loves that there's a library, gym class, and technology class! Not to mention specialized reading teachers that recognized not only that ds can read (he's in kindergarten), but that he was advanced. The Montessori school was set in their methods and DS would drag his heels so...
Do you have a Habitat for Humanity ReStore near you? You could probably find a "new" vanity for less than buying a bunch of paint and primer...or possibly find "new" doors there too.
We spend around $500 for 2 adults and one child. With pet food it's a bit more (4 cats and 2 dogs, some of which eat special diets). We are about as cheap as we can go, as we eat paleo/primal...so no grains or beans and very minimal processed food. Meat/produce/cheese (for DS) are our staples. I do have free venison and bison from family in the freezer right now, which is awesome. We have had months where we spent $1000, so we are in a great place right now.
I shop thrift stores and garage sales for the bulk of my son's clothing. I can get much better quality and brand names then if I were to buy new. Plus, if they don't fit right or whatever, it's not a big deal to sell them at a garage sale or give them away. Plus, buying used fits in with my compacting philosophy. There's so much good used stuff out there, may as well use it.
Do you have a Habitat for Humanity ReStore in your town? They'd gladly take the appliance parts. As for the porn video, just throw it out.
I haven't read the whole thread, but I was curious what kind of diet you feed your son? Do you eat out a lot? Does he eat a lot of fruit? Sugar? Grains? Some kids are so sensitive to foods that it really does affect their behavior. My son is crazy sensitive to corn syrup (and corn in general). He goes from being mostly rational to being almost impossible. He won't look at us and can't sit still. He has a hard time controlling his own behavior. He gets that way when...
That list also describes my son. His teacher doesn't recognize him as gifted either. He even said to me the other day, "Why doesn't my teacher know I can read?" He is extroverted, but goes to a Montessori school where the expectations are quite high. His handwriting is terrible, and they don't focus on science until the first grade (science is his strength). His teacher values "cute" answers over correct ones. She told me about all the other kids telling her where...
Well, I thought I had fructose malabsorption...but it turned out to be SIBO. I am treating with peppermint oil and Align (probiotic). It's totally working too. I ate blueberries and a banana today! : What I did before I figured it out was basically eat meat and broccoli. I also ate some nuts. If something needed sweetened, I used dextrose.
I had daily diarrhea for over 2 months. It turned out it was a bacterial overgrowth after a short bout of a tummy illness. I have no appendix (burst at age 6), so it could be easy for my GI tract to get out of balance. What has helped me immensely and almost immediately has been enteric coated peppermint oil capsules and the probiotic Align (bifidobacterium infantis 35624). It's worth a shot. I was starting to feel the effects of malabsorption. It may also help to...
It sounds to me like he needs to change his diet to really help out in the long run. I'd suggest the paleo diet, but that's a tough transition. Also, try some enteric coated peppermint oil capsules. They work!
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