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Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-16-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 239
Posted By jtbuko
Strategy game like Settler of Catan, Kindle,...

Strategy game like Settler of Catan, Kindle, unicycle, pet rats, Calvin & Hobbes books...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-04-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 311
Posted By jtbuko
We have not tried the treatment center, but my...

We have not tried the treatment center, but my 9yo has been seeing urologist which lead to treating underlying constipation and is starting to have dry nights :)
 
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-27-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,224
Posted By jtbuko
These two things. Rule out constipation before...

These two things. Rule out constipation before assuming behavioral, not the other way around. There is a lot of misinformation out there, and even docs are quick to assume behavioral issues....
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-27-2013, 08:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By jtbuko
Angry Octopus by Lori Lite  

Angry Octopus by Lori Lite
 
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-27-2013, 08:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,038
Posted By jtbuko
What she said.   Some good resources along...

What she said.
 
Some good resources along those lines:
Cinncinnati Colorectal center website
It's No Accident by S. Hodges
yahoo group encopresis kids
 
Good luck!!!!!
 
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Forum: The Childhood Years   05-27-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 866
Posted By jtbuko
Could it be physical rather than just...

Could it be physical rather than just behavioral? If it is better to catch it now than later. Google childhood constipation and encopresis.  Maybe check out the book It's No Accident (by Hodges, I...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-01-2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 669
Posted By jtbuko
My dd has struggled with this for YEARS. We have...

My dd has struggled with this for YEARS. We have worked with a specialist for 6 months and seen very little improvement. I recently read the book, "It's no accident" and found it to be more helpful...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-30-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By jtbuko
Maybe hang rings or swing (think Ikea) or put up...

Maybe hang rings or swing (think Ikea) or put up a small exercise trampoline in her room and have a secret signal just between the two of you that she needs to go expend that energy in whatever...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-25-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 128
Posted By jtbuko
We have a thrift store in our area where a...

We have a thrift store in our area where a volunteer organizes the books by topic and the home school section has allowed me to preview lots of different curricula and resources. I just buy them by...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-19-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By jtbuko
Thank you all!  

Thank you all!
 
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-19-2012, 03:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By jtbuko
Thanks for the response. I have been lurking...

Thanks for the response. I have been lurking over at a Well Trained Mind :)
 
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-18-2012, 06:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By jtbuko
I am drafting my notice of intent to homeschool...

I am drafting my notice of intent to homeschool my first grader in another window :) I am hoping my third grader will join in soon, but I do not want to force him. For now we are looking at this as...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-18-2012, 07:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By jtbuko
Thanks for your reply, Philo Mom!  

Thanks for your reply, Philo Mom!
 
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-18-2012, 10:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By jtbuko
I used to love working, and resisted staying...

I used to love working, and resisted staying home with my kids at first.  Then life and career threw some curve balls and after a difficult transition to SAHMing I grew to really, really love...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   07-13-2012, 06:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 409
Posted By jtbuko
I can only speak the the constant nursing of a...

I can only speak the the constant nursing of a toddler driving one batty - I recall that vividly with my dd. Nursing on demand, anytime, anywhere stopped working for us by about 15 months because it...
Forum: Television   06-21-2012, 05:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By jtbuko
Meerkat Manor Little House on the Prairie ...

Meerkat Manor
Little House on the Prairie
Dirty Jobs

 
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-05-2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 270
Posted By jtbuko
44 views and 0 replies! I  think I'll delete...

44 views and 0 replies! I  think I'll delete...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-02-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,968
Posted By jtbuko
After much thought my husband and I decided to...

After much thought my husband and I decided to let our son do cub scouts. We enjoy our local pack, but do have issues with the organization as a whole so we try to match any money we put into scouts...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   03-18-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 930
Posted By jtbuko
We got ours as a gift and it was so heavy and...

We got ours as a gift and it was so heavy and took up so much space that I almost sold it the first year. I eventually gave away our blender instead. Now I cannot imagine our kitchen without it....
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-05-2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,983
Posted By jtbuko
You might try a  Nature's Platform - we got one...

You might try a  Nature's Platform - we got one when my daughter was having some issues and she still asks for the "squatter" occasionally.
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-05-2012, 04:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,038
Posted By jtbuko
Thanks for coming back for a follow up post!

Thanks for coming back for a follow up post!
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-12-2012, 05:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,863
Posted By jtbuko
I would just keep it put away and pull it out...

I would just keep it put away and pull it out for special occasions.
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-12-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,314
Posted By jtbuko
Puns & jokes, paper airplanes, secret codes,...

Puns & jokes, paper airplanes, secret codes, tricks & illusions, etc. will get you cred with the 2nd grade crowd.
 
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-05-2012, 01:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 462
Posted By jtbuko
We are flirting with homeschooling our two next...

We are flirting with homeschooling our two next year and I stopped by the lurk. No wisdom for you, but will be watching your replies.
Forum: The Mindful Home   12-23-2011, 03:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 780
Posted By jtbuko
It is a town home. Unfortunately, we own the...

It is a town home. Unfortunately, we own the land. 
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