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Hm, actually, the reason I homeschool is because we're too lazy to get up in time for the bus. I'm happy to admit that. It goes through here a little after 7:00 and usually serves as my wake-up. I'm also too lazy to pack a lunch. And I have no interest in selling wrapping paper to the neighbors to raise funds. Back to baking an apple pie to celebrate the first day of autumn!
All my kids attend Montessori preschool until they finish the final year, and then I homeschool. I do this for several reasons, even though I love homeschooling and plan to continue for as long as it is successful for each child. - I love the Montessori environment, which, while it can in part be replicated at home, really depends on the specialized materials in the classroom. - My daughters love the school and are eager, every day, to attend. - It helps that...
We use a program called Knights of Knowledge. It is Waldorf-inspired, I think. I love the manipulatives - jewels for learning to count, nobility to describe the functions (Duchess of Divides into shares) and this great "river" that has multiple uses for counting games (various animals jump over stones - I'm not so great at explaining it). I think it provides a really thorough and memorable foundation with fantasy elements that definitely hold a child's attention....
I just have two things to add to the excellent advice in this thread: 1) SNS - We tried it and I found it backfired in that my daughter became suspicious of nursing and nursed for even shorter periods of time. The doctor was convinced that it would give her more calories but she didn't like it and the shorter nursing times threatened my supply too much. 2) Cranial-sacral therapy - we found this really helped with both nursing and digestive issues for our LO. The...
My understanding is that growth hormone does not affect weight. DD receives GH injections daily to treat her short stature (she has Turner Syndrome). Girls with TS (boys don't have it) are not GH deficient, but GH is the treatment to aid growth. Anyway, DD has gained almost no weight even as she has grown (21 months and just weighed in at 20 pounds for the first time!), so they have not upped the dosage of GH because we do not want her to grow up without also growing...
At the urging of the preschool, we had tests done when our daughter was 4. It was interesting to find out how DD thinks, and it gave me some knowledge about how to work with her strengths and to prepare myself for "parenting a gifted child." But I don't think I'd do it again, or recommend it, for a young child. I'm convinced my younger child is gifted as well, but I'm just going to sit back and observe for a while.
I'm sure someone else will post a dissenting opinion, but I don't think I'd do it (and I am a homeschooling mom myself - my kids attend Montessori preschool, then, when it's time for first grade, I homeschool). The kindergarten year is the culmination of a three-year cycle. I think a child entering in the final year would be at a bit of a loss (and I would be surprised if a good Montessori school would let a child in at that point in the cycle if you were honest with...
HEY! I live in Central Virginia! UVa? My daughter's primary doctor is great, but when things weren't going so well it was way out of their league. Specialists were the way to go, and you need a developmental pediatrician. I'd be happy to talk to you about my experiences with UVa if you want, and we're seeing our second pediatric GI doctor there next month.
I have a 19 pound 21 month old. I give her hemp milk and mix in Amazing Grass Kidz Super Food powder in Outrageous Chocolate Flavor. This is a greens supplement - not so high in calories but in making sure she gets enough greens. And then I throw in a fatty acid oil blend as well and shake it all up in the sippy cup. The powder says to blend with water first but I don't - I just shake it well. I know the powder's over $20 but it lasts a few weeks. You mentioned...
I would hope that is true for all parents - that if our child needs us, we will be there. At our first Montessori school, when our LO was in the toddler program, parents were supposed to come and bring something to read for the first day. Then, a few days later, they were supposed to leave for a few minutes to go to the bathroom, or step outside, etc., And so it progressed. The teacher called each parent individually to let them know each day when she felt they...
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