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Wild pox - her little boy is completely vaccine free.
My children had their first chicken pox vaccination about one year ago (they are elementary age).  They have not had any sort of booster.   A good friend of mine called today telling me her child came home with CP.  Should I give my children a natural "booster" by taking them over and exposing them?  Am I risking them getting CP, or if they got sick would it be Shingles at this point?  Thoughts, ideas, advice please!
Edited to say I'm posting this in the mindful vaccination forum too...not sure where it best belongs  
My children had their first chicken pox vaccination about one year ago (they are elementary age).  They have not had any sort of booster.   A good friend of mine called today telling me her child came home with CP.  Should I give my children a natural "booster" by taking them over and exposing them?  Am I risking them getting CP, or if they got sick would it be Shingles at this point?  Thoughts, ideas, advice please!
Thank you!  
We are in town for two more weeks due to dh's work.  I have a 5yr old girl and 8yr old boy.  They need somebody to play with!  Anybody interested in meeting at a playground / for a playdate?  Any playgroups that don't mind a few extra visitors?  I wish I would have thought of this 4 weeks ago when we first arrived   Or...any playgrounds / parks more populated than others?  We are in need of socialization
You're right.  She wants to be in control of everything she can possibly control right now, because her physical body is in a place she does NOT want to be.  She really has had a hard time adjusting to being in California vs. Texas.  Our 8yr is having a blast and wants to go everywhere all the time and explore!  DD on the other hand doesn't want to leave the condo, and when we finally help her understand she'll have fun at our destination and get in the car, she usually...
She's five.  Lately, she's been getting angry at just about everything.  We're currently on an extended trip due to my husbands working out of state (we are with him).  She has made it very clear that she wants to go back home.  I understand, and I have empathy for her.  I'm almost positive the root of most of her meltdowns are because she wants to go home, and she has no control over going home.  We look at a calendar, talk about how we can make the most of being here,...
If DD goes into meltdown mode in the car, she has started unbuckling herself.  It's a power issue for her, and I've tried as well as dh to help her understand the dangers of unbuckling, how we can get pulled over and get a ticket, etc.  She says she "doesn't care" when she's in this state.    My sister died at the age of 15 because she wasn't buckled in a car and was tossed from the vehicle.  Buckling up is a SERIOUS issue in our family (as I'm sure it is for other...
LilyKay -   Thank you for your insight.  I, too, am a naturally mellow person, and haven't known how to deal with "it" until now.  Your response further validates everything I've been reading the past few days, and I've honestly already seen a difference in her.  She's even told me she can't calm down, so my challenge right now is to help her figure out how.  If it's true that the biggest emotion behind a meltdown is fear, she needs help - comfort - love - through...
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