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Sorry you're having a rough day, FarmerMomma! How old is your ds? Life is so much easier now that mine is older. I think age 4 was the worst and it has (very slowly) gotten better since then... Some days were just plying him with sleep and food and waiting until he matured!
I'm thinking of maybe the elenco 50 in 1 electronic playground: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00000IUD2/ref=gno_cart_title_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER   And a learning to solder kit: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0009Z3JJA/ref=gno_cart_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER
I'm thinking of maybe the elenco 50 in 1 electronic playground: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00000IUD2/ref=gno_cart_title_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER   And a learning to solder kit: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0009Z3JJA/ref=gno_cart_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER
I have no ideas for my son this year. He tends to like science educational type stuff... (cross posted in pre-teens and teens)   Past hits have been Snap Circuits: http://www.amazon.com/Elenco-Snap-Circuits-SC-300-Physics/dp/B00CIXVIRQ/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1386526904&sr=8-3&keywords=snap+circuits   Hydrodynamic Building...
I just have no ideas for ds this year...   Past hits have been Snap Circuits: http://www.amazon.com/Elenco-Snap-Circuits-SC-300-Physics/dp/B00CIXVIRQ/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1386526904&sr=8-3&keywords=snap+circuits   Hydrodynamic Building Set: http://www.amazon.com/Girder-Panel-Hydrodynamic-Deluxe-Set/dp/B000PVVQMU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1386526758&sr=8-1&keywords=hydrodynamic+building+set   This Chaos Tower was not a hit. Thankfully we had gotten it from freecycle. I...
I'm quite sure my ds would have been diagnosed with ODD... What worked well for him was unschooling in such a way that he decided what to do, and I helped or facilitated. But I had to be able to drop it (whatever I was helping him with) when he either lost interest (this sometimes meant he was finding it too difficult) or wanted to take a break. That was very frustrating for me to leave things half done or done in a "wrong" way. I had to know, going to a museum, that we...
Me, too! As a teenager, I puttered in many different things. I suppose many of them were crafts and you could have called crafting my passion. But I didn't really focus on "my passion" until I was entering adulthood. And I have had long periods when it wasn't accessible to me and I had to fall back on some other interests to not-quite-adequately fill the void. As a parent, I'd be very happy if ds explored different things. It's a good time in life for the helter skelter...
Yes, when my son was young, especially, living in my mom's big house made staying home easier. We could just go to a different part of the house for a change of scenery. And when he was really little, we'd circle the dining room table endlessly (me pulling pull toys while he followed and watched them work, lol.) Now that he is older, he doesn't seem to need as much space.
We do stockings for St Nicholas's Feast Day which was yesterday... Now I'm out of stocking stuffers. I did pick up a mini calendar (ds likes cute animal ones) from Michael's, today. And I forgot to put the fingerless gloves I had picked up in his stocking yesterday.
Many of those blogs look like parent set everything up, did the project, and took her child's photo next to it real quick before letting the child engage in it... And they don't always let you know that the parent spent 2 hours getting ready, the child engaged with it for 5-10 minutes, and then the parent had an hour of clean-up. I generally didn't do projects with my ds because he wanted me to interact with him instead of taking time to prepare projects. I am artistic so...
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