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Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   09-17-2013, 09:26 AM
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Posted By maria423
Hi, everyone -   I'm looking for a...

Hi, everyone -
 
I'm looking for a recommendation for social skills groups (for a 10-year-old with social skill deficits) and/or a good psychologist for a 10-year-old.
 
She has no official...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-26-2007, 05:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 316
Posted By maria423
I would make sure there is an observation...

I would make sure there is an observation window.

My dd is also very sensitive and takes a long time to warm up to new people and situations. She just turned 4 and has been in ballet for almost 9...
Forum: Breastfeeding   04-17-2007, 01:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 734
Posted By maria423
With my ds we let him decide when he wanted to...

With my ds we let him decide when he wanted to start eating solid food. From infancy he sat at the table with us while we ate (sometimes he nursed, sometimes we just held him). When he was about 7...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   04-17-2007, 01:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Posted By maria423
It is totally normal to stop feeling let-down...

It is totally normal to stop feeling let-down like you did in the past.

My ds is now 2.5, and I don't feel let-down usually anymore (occasionally I feel a twinge here and there, but not the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-17-2007, 10:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 583
Posted By maria423
Definitely invite everyone. Don't leave out a...

Definitely invite everyone. Don't leave out a few children.

The only reason I wouldn't invite those few kids is if your ds had specific problems with them. (For instance, if one of them regularly...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-16-2007, 11:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 311
Posted By maria423
I'm sitting here laughing about the hatching out...

I'm sitting here laughing about the hatching out of an egg stuff. My 2.5 year old ds is really fascinated with eggs and animals, especially dinosaurs, hatching out of them. The other day he kept...
Forum: Parenting   04-15-2007, 12:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By maria423
It sounds like you're already really busy! ...

It sounds like you're already really busy!

I personally (and this is just me) wouldn't add any more activities, but I would maybe replace one of the library story-times with a different activity....
Forum: Parenting   04-11-2007, 01:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,112
Posted By maria423
I wanted to add that if ballet is something your...

I wanted to add that if ballet is something your daughter is serious about, if she keeps going and practicing, she can eventually start dancing on pointe, which is very exciting and challenging. It...
Forum: Parenting   04-11-2007, 01:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,112
Posted By maria423
A lot of the schools that specialize in...

A lot of the schools that specialize in competitive dance (at least the ones that *I've* seen, certainly not ALL of them) don't teach classical ballet well, so if that's something your children want...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-10-2007, 11:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 500
Posted By maria423
Susan, I have the EXACT same problem. He stops...

Susan, I have the EXACT same problem. He stops for a month or two, then starts again. It is so difficult, frustrating, sad, etc. I feel horrible for the other child when he bites, as well as...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-10-2007, 11:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 347
Posted By maria423
I don't know, but I just wanted to let you know...

I don't know, but I just wanted to let you know I know what you're doing through. My 2-year-old son can be very aggressive too, especially with the biting, and it scares/worries/saddens me a lot. I,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-09-2007, 05:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 737
Posted By maria423
Hi!...

Hi! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gifhttp://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gifhttp://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif It's nice...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-04-2007, 05:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 246
Posted By maria423
My kids are 19.5 months apart, so we got a...

My kids are 19.5 months apart, so we got a double (bought it at a garage sale for $20!).

I think it depends on what you'll be using it for. For me it was important to get a double stroller...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-04-2007, 02:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 654
Posted By maria423
I agree with your decision not to put anything...

I agree with your decision not to put anything about gifts in the invite.

I agree that there is no nice, tactful way to do it.

To me, any mention of gifts in an invite at all is tacky and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-03-2007, 04:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 414
Posted By maria423
I'd go with organic whole cow's milk....

I'd go with organic whole cow's milk. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-02-2007, 11:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 414
Posted By maria423
I agree with the others: if she's nursing, she...

I agree with the others: if she's nursing, she doesn't need anything else.

My son is 2 years, 5 months (almost) old, and the only thing he drinks other than breastmilk is water. That's his...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-30-2007, 09:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 589
Posted By maria423
That sounds so mean....

That sounds so mean. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif I think I'd tell MIL that dd is going through a phase in which she doesn't always want to say hi, and until she...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-29-2007, 11:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 682
Posted By maria423
I try not to make a really big deal out of it...

I try not to make a really big deal out of it when my kids don't say hi. My dd (almost 4) is a very sensitive child. She was so afraid of people (strangers and even people we knew) when she was...
Forum: Parenting   03-21-2007, 06:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,902
Posted By maria423
After re-reading the title of the thread, I want...

After re-reading the title of the thread, I want to make it clear that i don't "disapprove" of the Harry Potter books. I just don't think they're all they're cracked up to be.
Forum: Parenting   03-21-2007, 06:40 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,902
Posted By maria423
I only read the first three, so I can't speak...

I only read the first three, so I can't speak about the later books.

From a literary standpoint, I didn't think they were very well written.

I also did not like the "good" vs. "bad,"...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-28-2007, 05:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By maria423
It is probably very normal. My dd will turn...

It is probably very normal.

My dd will turn 4 in March. Last year, just before her 3rd birthday, she started stuttering so badly that it upset her. She would cry and tell us that she couldn't get...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   12-07-2006, 10:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By maria423
Help! I can't nurse on my left side at all and I...

Help! I can't nurse on my left side at all and I need advice.

On Tuesday morning I went to my regular dermatologist appointment (I'm highish risk for melanoma...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-11-2006, 03:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 688
Posted By maria423
My dd (now 3.5 years old) is high needs. She was...

My dd (now 3.5 years old) is high needs. She was an extremely challenging (is "spirited" a better word?) infant, very colicy. We always joke that she never really outgrew the colic!

She was 19.5...
Forum: Lactivism   10-14-2006, 11:46 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,852
Posted By maria423
Wow. I'm interested to hear more about this too....

Wow. I'm interested to hear more about this too. How awful. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif
Forum: Lactivism   10-14-2006, 11:34 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,247
Posted By maria423
My family was in Target today. I was walking...

My family was in Target today. I was walking past this nursery model (a crib, dresser and rocking chair set up for people to try/look at) where a mom was nursing her (completely covered by a...
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