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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-23-2014, 10:44 AM
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Posted By organicviolin
I need hugs and support

I have no idea where to place this post so here I am.

My eldest son is being diagnosed as having an auditory processing disorder. He's also gifted. So I'm learning as much as I can and trying to...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-23-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 225
Posted By organicviolin
new to APD

Hi there,
I'm new to this whole world of auditory processing disorder. My eldest aged 5 is getting diagnosed with this. It makes perfect sense. He's also gifted.

What have you discovered about...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-23-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 267
Posted By organicviolin
gifted and APD

My ds is 5 years old and is currently being diagnosed as having an auditory processing disorder. He also is gifted.

Does anyone else have children like that? I've been told that often gifted...
Forum: Family Planning   06-23-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 289
Posted By organicviolin
um....really wondering what's going on

OK ladies, so I have the paragard and have had it for over a year. I don't love it, but it is what it is.

I am now 2 days late and I'm usually like clock work.

So, has anyone randomly not had a...
Forum: Family Planning   04-07-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 397
Posted By organicviolin
I am going to go back to charting. The copper...

I am going to go back to charting. The copper IUD is starting to mess with me. Acne, cramps randomly during the month, heavy periods and random mild nausea....so done
Forum: Diapering   02-02-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 311
Posted By organicviolin
Do you think that cloth at night helps potty...

Do you think that cloth at night helps potty learning? I have a 2.5 year old who we are attempting to re-train (was completely trained except night time at age 2, but then a new baby and wham! back...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-24-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By organicviolin
My DH was similar in that approach but now he...

My DH was similar in that approach but now he sees that we accomplish 3x more than DS1 ever accomplishes in school. (He's in pre-k and part time homeschooled and then next year isn't going to k at...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-20-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By organicviolin
I am happy to report that while we've been going...

I am happy to report that while we've been going back and forth with the "what to do with our eldest's education" and have done some experimenting....(Part time pre-k, homeschooled the rest of the...
Forum: Family Planning   01-02-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 448
Posted By organicviolin
congrats!

congrats!
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-26-2013, 05:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 399
Posted By organicviolin
I am a fairly structured person but don't push a...

I am a fairly structured person but don't push a ton of academics. We learn what we want when we want type of thing. If he wants to practice his letters, cool. If not, no biggie....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-25-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 399
Posted By organicviolin
Thanks for your input moominmamma. We aren't...

Thanks for your input moominmamma. We aren't "set" on doing anything. We are taking it one step at a time and one year at a time. Some times he may be in school full time, other times not. The...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-25-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 399
Posted By organicviolin
He's not in a public pre-k. You only qualify for...

He's not in a public pre-k. You only qualify for that if you already have an IEP due to sensory processing disorder, autism, aspergers or physical disabilities. I agree with you all about schooling....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-20-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 399
Posted By organicviolin
Thanks Miranda, That was my hunch as well. Man...

Thanks Miranda,
That was my hunch as well. Man I hate it when I let the "experts" tell me that my approach is wrong when it's not. I happen to be a concert violinist and educator myself, so one...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-20-2013, 08:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 399
Posted By organicviolin
Yes that is the child. He's going to pre-k part...

Yes that is the child. He's going to pre-k part time for the social aspect because I've been coming up short in terms of home school co-ops where we live. We have many but the current members aren't...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-20-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 399
Posted By organicviolin
It was a developmental pediatrician doing a...

It was a developmental pediatrician doing a "neurological/behavioral evaluation." Yea I was completely flabbergasted by this Dr. How can they make such broad statements about stuff like that? He's...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-20-2013, 06:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 399
Posted By organicviolin
We live in nj. In terms of part time...

We live in nj. In terms of part time homeschooling that is definitely an option. I work outside and from the home part time.
That's what I was meaning.
The pediatrician actually told me "he was...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-19-2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 399
Posted By organicviolin
OK so I part-time home-school my boys (ages 4.5...

OK so I part-time home-school my boys (ages 4.5 yrs, 2.5 yrs and 10 months - 10 months old "education" is party tricks lol ;-))
 
We've had a rough situation in the past with my 4.5 yo with...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-15-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 727
Posted By organicviolin
I think an evaluation is appropriate. Ds (age 4)...

I think an evaluation is appropriate. Ds (age 4) is extremely bright. We are getting him evaluated for similar things. We are wondering if its just gifted ness or if there is also a very very mild...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-08-2013, 04:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 600
Posted By organicviolin
Time for a new dr! She is lovely and keep up the...

Time for a new dr! She is lovely and keep up the good wok of nursing that baby!
Forum: Family Planning   09-06-2013, 12:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 313
Posted By organicviolin
Ladycomp is what you're thinking of. It's great...

Ladycomp is what you're thinking of. It's great however trickier to use if nursing. I got prego with #3 using it because I only had 1 cycle so things were WAY off....
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-02-2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By organicviolin
We had massive issues with toys. So, we went...

We had massive issues with toys. So, we went through all of them, have a toy library that DH and I can get a couple things out of as needed and everything has it's own space. The rule is you can...
Forum: Diapering   08-21-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 281
Posted By organicviolin
We do the same. Sometimes he falls asleep in a...

We do the same. Sometimes he falls asleep in a cloth for the night and well, oh well, he'll live...other times it's a sposie. DH insists on sposie at night even though he's more likely to leak...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-09-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 195
Posted By organicviolin
Definitely following. My son is gifted so need...

Definitely following. My son is gifted so need to juggle that with working outside the home at odd hours. Plus doing a HUGE audition
Forum: Diapering   07-30-2013, 04:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 123
Posted By organicviolin
I use cloth during the day (after the meconium...

I use cloth during the day (after the meconium passes that is!) then sposies at night. Works well for us. I got the ones that are easy enough for DH and love my fluff stash. It has saved us...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-02-2013, 12:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 597
Posted By organicviolin
Only worry if he's 2 and not waving and all that...

Only worry if he's 2 and not waving and all that stuff. Oftentimes when kids are early in the toddling/physical stuff they tend to be slower with verbal communication.
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