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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-16-2009, 01:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 269
Posted By snowmom5
When two of our kids did OT for SPD (younger at...

When two of our kids did OT for SPD (younger at that time, 6 and 4), they did a particular short, intensive program in conjunction with listening therapy, which supposedly helps make the OT more...
Forum: Learning at School   10-15-2009, 07:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 616
Posted By snowmom5
http://www.visualspatial.org/Articles/app2spell.p...

http://www.visualspatial.org/Articles/app2spell.pdf
Forum: Allergies   10-15-2009, 05:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,183
Posted By snowmom5
Thanks for your thoughts ladies. I have a lot to...

Thanks for your thoughts ladies. I have a lot to process. I have more questions, not the least of which is, how do you get very picky eaters to completely change how they eat? It's not that bad for...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-15-2009, 05:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 521
Posted By snowmom5
Quote: Originally Posted by LauraLoo...

Quote:
Originally Posted by LauraLoo http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14530508)
Think about this. If he can accomplish a...
Forum: Allergies   10-15-2009, 03:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 616
Posted By snowmom5
Just a thought, but could there have been...

Just a thought, but could there have been anything else in the ice cream that caused the reaction? The way the trial went doesn't entirely make sense to me, having had no reaction to cow milk but...
Forum: Allergies   10-15-2009, 01:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,183
Posted By snowmom5
thanks, ladies, I really, really appreciate your...

thanks, ladies, I really, really appreciate your thoughts. My head is still swirling on all of this. It would never have even come to mind if I hadn't been looking into allergy stuff re: BF dd. I...
Forum: Allergies   10-15-2009, 01:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 347
Posted By snowmom5
two things - on the pork, it just so happens I...

two things - on the pork, it just so happens I bought some yesterday, very thinly sliced boneless chops, and cooked one in the grill pan in just a few minutes, with salt. DD loved it. Great...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-15-2009, 01:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 559
Posted By snowmom5
Quote: Originally Posted by purplemoon...

Quote:
Originally Posted by purplemoon http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14527340)
My oldest just turned 4 a couple months...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   10-14-2009, 05:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,592
Posted By snowmom5
Quote: Originally Posted by f&p'smama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by f&p'smama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14522935)
I read the article more in light of the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-14-2009, 05:06 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 19,743
Posted By snowmom5
I think if you really want to know "average",...

I think if you really want to know "average", then this isn't the place to ask http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

I think average is probably by the start of K.
Forum: Allergies   10-14-2009, 02:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,183
Posted By snowmom5
I have a lot of dumb questions today - I'm...

I have a lot of dumb questions today - I'm trying to google them but getting impatient with myself.

Fat in stool - is it yellow globs, sort of oval and smooth, looking a bit like those rubbery...
Forum: Allergies   10-14-2009, 01:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By snowmom5
I dunno. I look at this question and think,...

I dunno. I look at this question and think, well, any child who has allergies of any kind also has an increased chance of having asthma. So even if a child were allergic to disposable diapers, and...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-14-2009, 12:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 370
Posted By snowmom5
I think you should start by taking a look at the...

I think you should start by taking a look at the diagnostic criteria for autism and related disorders and see what your own opinion would be - you'd be looking for a severe lack of emotional...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-14-2009, 12:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,103
Posted By snowmom5
I think it's important to keep in mind that some...

I think it's important to keep in mind that some young kids who are advanced in math may have difficulty showing that they understand what they are doing. That doesn't necessarily mean they don't...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-13-2009, 08:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 552
Posted By snowmom5
The kids aren't entirely on their own. At the...

The kids aren't entirely on their own. At the first grade level (usually the classroom would include grades 1-3), they have responsibility to get certain things done during the work periods...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-13-2009, 07:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 552
Posted By snowmom5
My one bit of advice is to consider whether the...

My one bit of advice is to consider whether the "problem" in this situation is the environment and not your son. Are you absolutely set on Waldorf as an educational philosophy? Have you considered...
Forum: Allergies   10-12-2009, 11:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 347
Posted By snowmom5
It depends on what you're eating. I seem more to...

It depends on what you're eating. I seem more to have the opposite problem - higher on carbs and lower on protein than I'd like, but now I'm getting closer to a good balance.

I think the key is...
Forum: Allergies   10-11-2009, 04:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 741
Posted By snowmom5
If after keeping a journal re: food and...

If after keeping a journal re: food and accidents for a while you still haven't come to any conclusions, consider that the cause could be unrelated. Typically a child who suddenly starts having...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-11-2009, 01:06 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,787
Posted By snowmom5
I wasn't a drop out, and I haven't read through...

I wasn't a drop out, and I haven't read through everything here but just wanted to point something out. For many gifted kids, helping their intellectual well-being may go a long way toward helping...
Forum: Allergies   10-08-2009, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 231
Posted By snowmom5
shortening - I have seen references to Spectrum...

shortening - I have seen references to Spectrum Shortening, available at Safeway and Whole Foods. In fact, I'm off to safeway to look for it this morning.

http://www.spectrumorganics.com/?id=87
...
Forum: Allergies   10-08-2009, 01:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 160
Posted By snowmom5
http://www.foodallergy.org/allergens/milk.html ...

http://www.foodallergy.org/allergens/milk.html

https://www.foodallergy.org/shopping...productcd=CMIL (https://www.foodallergy.org/shoppingcart/cgi-bin/msascartlist.dll/ProductInfo?productcd=CMIL)
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-08-2009, 01:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 662
Posted By snowmom5
Quote: Originally Posted by eepster...

Quote:
Originally Posted by eepster http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14496404)
An inexperienced tester can miss problems b/c...
Forum: Allergies   10-07-2009, 06:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 213
Posted By snowmom5
p.s. I don't think there are any energy bars,...

p.s. I don't think there are any energy bars, that have actual significant protein, without dairy or soy. I was lamenting the very same thing.
Forum: Allergies   10-07-2009, 06:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 213
Posted By snowmom5
I was recently asking about this - see...

I was recently asking about this - see http://www.mothering.com/discussions....php?t=1144369 (http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=1144369)

I'm not sure whether my dd is having...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-07-2009, 12:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 662
Posted By snowmom5
Sounds normal to me for a bright child. ...

Sounds normal to me for a bright child.

Bright kids have a tendency to be very sensitive and there's a lot of literature on that. It's difficult to say, just from what you wrote, why he doesn't...
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