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I bought the insert and never used it. I couldn't quite get my baby comfortable in there. I much preferred a pouch or something else until she was old enough for the ergo without the insert.
Oh definitely. My house gets trashed! I've had some pretty big playgroups too. Toys strewn from one end of the house to the other. But I don't mind. I really don't. Let's say there are people and kids here for 4 hours. And the kids have an awesome time. And I have a great time. And everyone that comes has a great time. The hour or so it takes me to put things away, vacuum and clean up the kitchen is really worth it to me. But, I don't really mind cleaning up in general....
  I felt similarly. I also objected to the idea that kids behave because they don't see their parents and have a strict nanny. As a WOHM, I don't think that my kids behave because they miss me so much. And I have been very careful about who cares for them and how when my dh and I were both working. Now that my dh is a SAHD, they are still well behaved and there isn't a chance that they are scared of my dh. He's a kitten.   Agreed. Safety first. Then functioning in...
I really do think, that for dd, it's just the having another adult outside of the family that is her's and her's alone to talk to and depend on that made all the difference. They haven't even really started to work on tools to deal with her anxiety and when they do, we expect that there will be a lot of backsliding. I wonder how long your daughter's anxiety has lasted and if her age has anything to do with why it is harder to get those fast (but probably a little falst)...
There are so many options but I think the most important thing is that it is someone who you like and trust. I guess that seems like a no-brainer but we took dd to a therapist that I didn't like. I had no reason not to trust her but that came pretty quickly behind not liking her. She was a childhood anxiety CBT specialist which was what I thought we needed. But it turned out to feel like a factory. They had no interest in dd and her anxietys or our family. It was just...
Quote: Originally Posted by Smithie My ds is 6.5 and was DXed with ADHD with mild anxiety last year - after causing such a horrible scene at his Consecration that I had to take him off the bimah (stage? altar? pulpit? I forget what they call it in churches). I know that the two things play off each other, but seriously, the trouble caused by the ADHD is nothing compared to the constant pain and humiliation of the anxiety. He could not succeed in...
Quote: Originally Posted by yentroc Thanks for all your replies... We haven't had full out refusal to go to school but we have a meltdown every.single.morning. Every day without fail, there will be tears and panic before school. Dd is in Kindergarten but at the same Montessori school that she went to for the past two years. Same classroom, same teachers. Totally safe place for her. Yet... she's panicked every single day. It's so hard for me to...
We do the candy fairy but I like "switch witch" better. Much more Halloween-y. I don't have any other ideas. We also let the kids have as much as they want on Halloween but they tire of it pretty quicky. Whenever they get candy, they'll hoard it somewhere but rarely eat it. Even the kids that I know that are more like your dd, normally tire of it or forget about it in a few days. Good luck.
I would say that, on average, I drink a beer a night and more on the weekends. I love beer and we always have beer in the house. Recently, my dh and I gave up beer Monday through Thursday to save some money because the beer we buy is expensive. We could also both use cutting back on calories. It's been going well and we have both had times during the week where we have had one just because. We also drink wine but not as often and depends on what we are having for dinner....
I also have a kid that struggles with anxiety. My dd is 7 and her anxiety is mostly around getting sick with some separation anxiety thrown in. We started with a new therapist in August and she has been 100 times better. You know that look of fear or anxiety in their eyes? The way that they carry themselves that you can see but others can't? Where you can tell that they aren't floating through their world happy and content? Almost completely gone. It's amazing. Now, the...
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