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I feel for you. My ds is 6 and last year when he was in kindergarten he had problems on the bus too. Please do not wait another day to see if it keeps up- that is really hard for a 5 year old to sit there, trapped on a bus while older kids tease him. This is what I did- I emailed the principal and told him what happened. He replied and told me he would immediately follow up with the guidance counsellor, who is the school's "anti-bullying specialist". She replied that she...
My son used to get anxious when he was outside playing with his friends about when he would have to come inside. He's 7 now but this was happening at age 6. I actually used to take him to a therapist that specialized in childhood anxiety (he was anxious in school too)- and to help with the anxiety about leaving his friends, the therapist suggested that I get him a watch and tell him what time he needed to come in so he could look at it whenever he wanted and would have...
Dr. Sears, I have a 15 month old daughter who, at this time, has received no vaccines. My current plan is to wait until she hits puberty and have her MMR and chicken pox titers drawn, and if they are negative, give her those vaccines at that time. I was also considering giving her a meningites vaccine if, when she reaches college age, she chooses to live in a dorm. Other than that, I had not planned on giving her any other vaccines. I have many people in my and my...
Take her to see Dr. Catherine Nicholadies in Marlton. She is a developmental pediatrician who specializes in PANDAS. She was featured in an episode of Mystery Diagnosis on the discovery channel. The episode was about a boy in Maine who was having all kinds of strange symptoms and for years nobody could figure out what was wrong with him. She cured him. She was my son's pediatrician years ago- I loved her. She's a little expensive but totally worth it.
Does anyone know of a dentist in the south jersey/Philly area that uses BPA free fillings? My husband went to the dentist recently and found out he had 4 cavities! He asked if the fillings they used had bpa and they said yes, but it was FDA approved so it was ok. That's crazy! He was told his only other option was to get porcelain fillings but they would cost $900 more. I know there is such a thing as bpa- free fillings- does anyone know of any dentists that use them?...
I really like that advice about changing the mom's reality, thank you. She is always there at the pool ( the rule is that kids have to be at least 13 before they can go by themselves), but she never, never tries to help or discipline her son. I'm going to really try to take your advice- I'll let you know how it goes. We ended up not going to the pool last weekend- one of the other kids got a slip and slide so the whole neighborhood was in our back yard area playing with...
Thank you all for your suggestions. The thought of getting the other moms together to discuss this scares the heck out of me. The other moms are definetly not as nice as I am and they don't really get along with each other. There's always bickering going on amongst them- this boy is a big topic of complaint but they also complain about other moms too -and although no one has ever said anything to me, I wouldn't be surprised if they gossip about me too. I do want to...
I'm not sure if this is something I can complain to the HOA about- I'll have to check that out. I always tell my boys that they do not have to play with this boy or be his friend, but what should I do if all the kids are outside playing or swimming at the pool and he goes up to them? Usually I wait until he does something inappropriate, which could either be right away or 10-15 minutes after, and then intervene. But do you think I should tell him to leave my boys alone...
I came up with that response ( go fly a kite) because I thought maybe he was acting out to get attention, so instead of the kids yelling at him and giving him more attention, I thought if they could act nonchalant and passive, he would see that he wasn't getting a rise out of them and stop. Bad idea- I know- but I was trying out strategies because nothing was working. We were at the pool today and he kept getting close to my six year old and kicking off to swim- kicking my...
My boys are in kindergarden and first grade and he is in third. I think the maturity level of a kindergartner and a third grader are ( or should be) quite different. And this boy tends to target my six year much of the time. One typical example of what happens is that my boys were outside playing with some other kids, and this boy rode his bike up to them, start circling around them, and started calling out so- and so is a dummy! I am always near- by, usually watching from...
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