Yeah - as you can see, I don't remember either ... However, seeing DS' genetics, and realizing he's genetically prone to blood sugar issues (and likely got that from somewhere!), has made us realize WHY food is such an important intervention in this house. I think I'm actually least affected - DH bonks when he's hungry. Pancreatic supports have actually made a big difference.
I wouldn't be surprised if DD had this issue as DH has terrible trouble with low blood sugar.
My parents were soooooo not subtle. Or tolerant. Fortunately, my DH (who didn't have good parenting either) is a wonderful natural parent. And DD and I really share a personality (sensitive, prickly, introverted, lots of strong opinions), so when I stop to think, I understand her pretty well. DH is good at rescuing me when I am tired and prickly, since DD and I can easily get ourselves into a tangle quickly!
Yeah for your DH. My DD & I are like this as well. DH regularly says "break it up girls".
It's actually one of the reasons we finally decided not to homeschool. DD really benefits from some other people to learn from, and is more open to soaking things in. It definitely requires a good teacher "fit" for her, but it's been worth the effort to find that. We realized it when she took swimming lessons from this wonderfully patient, goofy college student, and she learned to swim in a month (she was 4 at the time, and I'm an experienced swim teacher, but couldn't get her to even put her face in the water - he had her ducking underwater for magic fish in about 5 minutes).
I'm glad to hear you say this. I've always thought homeschooling would be a wonderful idea but DD & I are like vinegar & oil. We just don't mesh. She absolutely loved her first grade teacher.
DD was definitely hard as a baby. Colic, big initial issues getting nursing established, never slept more than 45 minutes for a nap (and that after 2 hours of trying to get her to sleep), stopped napping totally at 2, didn't sleep through the night (or anything close) until after she was 2. High maintenance, wore her constantly as a baby. Wouldn't eat baby food (texture thing I think), had to feed herself. And based on everything I've seen so far, there aren't any big nutrient deficiencies, metals toxicity, or food reactions as the cause.
That's funny. DD was like this. Didn't sleep through til more like 3. However I think she does have the deficiencies & the toxicity and possibly gluten issues as well.
Genetics wise, I think I am the source of a couple of DS' mutations - ones that increase anxiety/stress levels and swing serotonin. Guessing DD has both those - so it is our "personalities", but with some genetic underpinnings. And I think she has the blood sugar issues genes as well, which can compound the problem (too much sugar or too little food are both issues for her).
On a related note, she's been on digestive enzymes (and support for another digestive mutations DS and I think DH have) and she's gained 2lbs even with whooping cough, and grown an inch.
Oh no!!! Ugh, sorry JR, that does not sound like fun.