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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-20-2015, 01:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 898
Posted By joandsarah77
Unschooling can be great for motivated learners...

Unschooling can be great for motivated learners and far better than being forced to learn things you will never need simply to pass a test. However reality is, that model would not work for either of...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-18-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 898
Posted By joandsarah77
I have a child with autism, but he is only 10. I...

I have a child with autism, but he is only 10. I didn't give any advise towards dealing or teaching a child with autism because they are each so very different. Each child needs to be looked at for...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   05-11-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,479
Posted By joandsarah77
Mitchell756 I hope you don't mind but I posted a...

Mitchell756 I hope you don't mind but I posted a link to your post over on baby Center's two intact boards.
(http://www.mothering.com/forum/members/208873-mitchell756.html)
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-11-2015, 02:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 898
Posted By joandsarah77
I haven't posted here for a long time, but...

I haven't posted here for a long time, but thought I would as I have two children with learning problems including a son with autism.
Personally I would never unschool a child with learning issues,...
Forum: Intact Care   05-11-2015, 01:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 452
Posted By joandsarah77
Organic Virgin coconut oil or some good...

Organic Virgin coconut oil or some good nappy/diaper rash cream. The coconut oil has antibacterial and antifungal properies.
Forum: Intact Care   05-11-2015, 01:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By joandsarah77
The average age is actually 10 1/2, but any age...

The average age is actually 10 1/2, but any age from 1-18 years is normal. It only retracts for sex so it doesn't matter if a child retracts or not, it's actually cleaner if it doesn't. They don't...
Forum: Intact Care   04-30-2015, 12:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 500
Posted By joandsarah77
Organic Virgin coconut oil is one of the best...

Organic Virgin coconut oil is one of the best things you can apply. It not only moisturizes but has antibacterial and anti fungal properties plus it is very safe. If he has yeast it will help with...
Forum: Intact Care   04-29-2015, 11:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 350
Posted By joandsarah77
Sounds like a UIT but I see you said that came...

Sounds like a UIT but I see you said that came back clear. Perhapes he hasn't been drinking enough water.

I posted to mention what you said about him having phimosis last year. A child cannot...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   03-20-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,207
Posted By joandsarah77
They said on another board that the boy is now...

They said on another board that the boy is now five so it gets worse. How anyone could rule and say a five year old who said he did not want to be cut, be forced to be cut baffles my mind. Medical...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   03-20-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,397
Posted By joandsarah77
I'm really sorry that those of you in the US have...

I'm really sorry that those of you in the US have to deal with that kind of nonsense. I would however also say it's a respect issue and that it's time to draw a line in the sand. People can think...
Forum: Intact Care   03-20-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 539
Posted By joandsarah77
Fair enough. I'm up in Queensland so far enough...

Fair enough. I'm up in Queensland so far enough way to never come in contact with him anyway. Might be an idea to name and rate him on some of those Dr rating sites.
Forum: Intact Care   02-03-2015, 04:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 539
Posted By joandsarah77
You had that here? I've never had the misfortune...

You had that here? I've never had the misfortune to meet an idiot Dr here in Australia. Well not over that situation anyway, I've made the acquaintance of a few other quacks over other issues. You...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-15-2015, 02:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 251
Posted By joandsarah77
Op, I would continue on with what you have been...

Op, I would continue on with what you have been doing. Follow up on your children's questions and interests and be their facilitator. Workbooks aren't needed and hands on things like games are better...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-15-2015, 02:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 451
Posted By joandsarah77
My son's favourite colour is purple too. :) Apart...

My son's favourite colour is purple too. :) Apart from that though he is all boy. In fact he aspires to belch, sweat and stink "just like daddy"... :nut I think a little more caring about his...
Forum: Intact Care   01-15-2015, 02:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 539
Posted By joandsarah77
Wonderful news! Yes your son is perfectly normal,...

Wonderful news! Yes your son is perfectly normal, peeing without pain is all a child needs to do. Small opening, ballooning all normal.

Does it look like scar tissue has formed? Even that can...
Forum: Intact Care   01-15-2015, 02:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By joandsarah77
First of all it's perfectly normal for a child of...

First of all it's perfectly normal for a child of any age to have a tiny opening. The end is a sphincter muscle which should open enough to allow a decent stream and shut back once done. Ballooning...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-02-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 589
Posted By joandsarah77
Congratulations and commiserations. My eldest is...

Congratulations and commiserations. My eldest is about to become a teenager this November and it really doesn't feel that long ago that she was born! I'm having a little panic at the thought of being...
Forum: Intact Care   08-30-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 863
Posted By joandsarah77
I think in the US in particular (I am not...

I think in the US in particular (I am not American so sorry if this is a generalization of your country) there is a lot of misinformation spread around about intact penis's and what is normal for...
Forum: Intact Care   08-30-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 750
Posted By joandsarah77
Not only file a formal letter of complain but...

Not only file a formal letter of complain but rate her badly on every DR rating site that you can find. Apart from the fact that she is ignorant of the normal male body she is also rude and abrasive....
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   08-30-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,550
Posted By joandsarah77
Keep the darn steroid cream and stretching away...

Keep the darn steroid cream and stretching away from children.
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   08-30-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,149
Posted By joandsarah77
Please don't stretch your son's foreskin. During...

Please don't stretch your son's foreskin. During childhood the best care is no care, just leave it alone and it will look after itself. A 9 year old is unlikly to have phimosis as there is nothing...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   08-30-2014, 03:58 AM
Replies: 750
Views: 258,264
Posted By joandsarah77
You need to study God's word more and to also...

You need to study God's word more and to also understand that the way God commanded Abraham to circumcise himself and future sons looks nothing like an American hospital circumcision. The whole point...
Forum: Intact Care   08-30-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 538
Posted By joandsarah77
If it doesn't clear up or comes back make sure...

If it doesn't clear up or comes back make sure the DR gets a culture done. Usually DR's prescribe a broad spectrum antibiotic without getting a sample as it's cheaper and easier, but sometimes a...
Forum: Intact Care   08-30-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 863
Posted By joandsarah77
Retraction is only for sex. If by 18 he hasn't...

Retraction is only for sex. If by 18 he hasn't retracted he can get a steroid cream and stretch things. He doesn't need to be rinsing off like that in the shower before puberty either, unless he...
Forum: Intact Care   07-25-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 735
Posted By joandsarah77
It sounds like urine mixed with smegma which is...

It sounds like urine mixed with smegma which is totally normal and nothing to worry about. You need to be very careful who you take your son to as some of them will retract as quick as a flash...
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