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That's a pretty individual question depending on your philosophy about well baby care. My oldest hasn't been since I stopped her vaxes at 1 yr and my youngest has been only twice at 6 months and a year, but no vaxes for her. They are now almost 7 and 9. I never thought well baby checks were all that necessary so it really just depends on what you think is right for you and your kids.
In our house it's my 8 yr old dd. She usually heads to the bathroom with several books in hand and is in there for at least a half hour, often longer. Both of our bathrooms usually have several of her books in there laying face down (she never remembers to bring them out). I think she goes in when she really needs to, but I notice her timing is often when I've been asking her to do something or when I've been asking her to turn off her light for bed and she wants to...
Alison, I'm glad it's seeming bettter. If it feels okay, give it some time and then assess whether she's the right person for you. I spent years with someone who really wasn't right, but was so nurturing that I kept going to her even though I knew I wasn't really getting anywhere. I was scared to change, but I'm so glad I did. My new counselor is great and I've made a lot of progress with him and it makes a huge difference. One thing I noticed between the two of them...
Thanks for you replies. My dd and I have started talking about how it would work. She knows my need to take the classes and that the easiest thing would be for her to come and read while I'm in class. Also, I will need study time. But we have started talking about how we would schedule our day. That we will have time when we do projects together but we will have time every day when we do our own thing. She does her own thing a lot anyway, so that won't be new to her,...
I have been planning to unschool my 8 yr old this fall. I have been suggesting it for years and she hasn't wanted to until the end of this past school year. I think she's finally realizing that her learning style just doesn't mesh with the approach of her teachers and school. School has been a thoroughly agonizing experience for us all and I do not want to send her back, esp. now that she wants to hs. My issue now is that I need to take a couple classes this...
I think you need to do what feels right to you and your family. If you want privacy when you are naked I would express that need to your family members. Every family is so different you just have to trust what your gut tells you about yours. We don't worry a lot about whether we are clothed or not. My girls are 6 and 8. My oldest often just walks around in her underwear and my younger one varies from phase to phase. I'm probably the least modest in my family, but my...
Hi Ellie, Does Iris like to ride her bike or walk? We usually bike or walk my younger dd to school. My older dd will be hsing this fall so I imagine she'll be walking or riding with us. Both my girls take dance classes and gymnastics and love to swim and rollerblade and if they're home they are usually playing on the swing set, climbing onto the garage roof or something else active. For them, there's not enough time in the day for all the active type things they like...
A couple things I do: Lay down wire fencing until my plants get big enough to cover up most exposed dirt, keep the soil wet as the cats don't seem to like that, and have the dog chase them out of the yard so they learn to stay out. If I just whisper the word cat my dog takes off like a shot to the back yard. Now I'm battling my own cat, but for the most part the above things work.
It seems like taking her to see a counselor might be helpful. My dd has also suffered from stomach stress. It was worse a couple years ago, but still comes up occasionally when she's stressed out. Transitions are very difficult for her and I can almost predict when it's going to be stressful and give her stomachaches. She's pretty much outgrowing it as she gets more confident and comfortable in her own skin. But I think a good therapist could really help this...
I can't imagine having the time to do this. I can hardly get my compost outside. It seems like my stuff breaks down pretty quickly (okay, the whole pumpkin took awhile) as it is. I assume the purpose is to make compost really fast, but is it worth the time that it takes to grind everything?
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