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I've been staying out of this because I don't have a lot of specific experience (and other posters do), however, this - "dd has been told by the teacher that she's not keeping up because of her "learning problem" (teacher's words)" - really catches my attention. That is wrong in so many ways! Have you spoken with the teacher? With administrators? Even if other kids weren't having the same problems, to say that to a kid is the ultimate cop-out. If that's what she...
Is she verbal at all? Dd2 (35 mo) understands a lot--I introduced the idea of "mama's tired, mama's breasts are tired, let's just snuggle to sleep" awhile ago. She has her own bed (shares a room with her sister), but we still do sleep together some. Sometimes I let her nurse down in our bed and then dh will move her to hers (when that doesn't work, he sleeps in her bed). You could try putting a bed in your room, next to you (if there's room) or if a bed would need to...
So long as you don't consider solids his main source of food right now, eating just sweet potatoes is probably not a bad thing. He's only 9 months old. I think the main thing when introducing foods is to do them one at a time initially, exactly so that you can tell when he's having a reaction to something. You certainly don't have to go the route of jarred foods--but take a look at what the "first foods" are and maybe use that as a guide. I'm remembering sweet...
I remember really clearly having these fears when dd1 was about 10 months old. She seemed to be losing interest and I was pretty concerned about it. Well, to make a long story short, she finally weaned completely, with some reluctance, somewhere around 6. Even made it through the drop in supply that came with my second pregnancy (and was ecstatic to have the milk back when dd2 was born). She misses nursing--or maybe it's the closeness, so I try to nurture that in...
dd1 called it 'ana'--dd2 calls my breasts "the anas" but when she asks it's for 'mommy milk'. Cows' milk is 'moo milk.'
If this is the same kid you describe in today's post (stomachaches and headaches), then yes, I think you should consider something different! Is an LD specific school the only answer, or are there other private schools in your area?
Rubidoux, between them, my husband and my kids go through an outrageous amount of goldfish, cheezits, tortilla chips...mostly dd1 and dh. We get the flavor blasted ones, so at least there's a little more to it, but I do agree with you about goldfish being sort of cardboard-y. Usually, I only have two of the three in the house, though that doesn't stop dh from stocking up if he stops at the grocery store. For dd's lunch, I use the 1/2 cup sized gladware, which is...
So far, the PTA in our very small school pays for school supplies. I don't count backpacks, btw--we use them anyway. That said, it's more of a convenience, as they do ask for a (voluntary) contribution for each child which goes not only toward supplies, but also field trips, science camp, specialists, etc. I guess the main thing is that I don't have to shop myself, and the upfront contribution cuts down on fundraising activities.
representative sample: leftover pasta leftover chicken strawberries goldifsh crackers juice box (though she frequently opts for milk purchased at school) leftover pasta yogurt grapes goldfish crackers juice box half a deli turkey sandwich grapes goldfish crackers protein bar (which she tried but didn't like) Bun, leftover hamburger patty, ketchup (all separate) some kind of fruit carrot sticks goldfish crackers Leftover pizza apple slices carrot sticks goldfish...
I said already, I think. Having them all eat the same thing is about community building--it's a family school (kids who want to bring their own snack can, but they have to wait until recess proper starts to eat it). K-6 in three classrooms. Anyone with a financial hardship would be quietly helped by the PTA or excused from the responsibility. And it's not 20 kids; it's more like 60-64.
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