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Forum: I'm Pregnant   Today, 07:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 106
Posted By MeepyCat
Here's what bugs me about bonding: No one ever...

Here's what bugs me about bonding: No one ever defines it. Since no one says what it is, you can never know if it's happened, or happened correctly, and it can be a source of infinite anxiety. My...
Forum: Parenting   Today, 03:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 218
Posted By MeepyCat
You embarrassed your mom pretty seriously, by...

You embarrassed your mom pretty seriously, by behaving terribly, and making her look like a bad mom in a very public place. Your actions also cost her money. She undoubtedly wants to make a clear...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   Yesterday, 08:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 420
Posted By MeepyCat
I'm not suggesting a wait and see approach. I'm...

I'm not suggesting a wait and see approach. I'm suggesting one meeting with the new teacher, as an information-gathering exercise to determine whether the OP needs to bug the school about changing...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   Yesterday, 07:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 570
Posted By MeepyCat
Serenimago, at this point, what I am is confused....

Serenimago, at this point, what I am is confused.

There are a ton of big issues that you mention here, but then you write them off almost immediately. Your daughter's anorexia was "just a fad",...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   Yesterday, 05:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 420
Posted By MeepyCat
No, you can't get things changed just by talking...

No, you can't get things changed just by talking to a teacher, but what does the OP want changed? Last year's teacher is no longer teaching, so pitching a fit about him to the school administrators...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   Yesterday, 03:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 420
Posted By MeepyCat
Yes this. And then, if the new teacher is...

Yes this.

And then, if the new teacher is actually problematic, you can start agitating with the principal, using actual direct examples from that teacher's behavior.
Forum: Education   08-26-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 145
Posted By MeepyCat
There are several kinds of special needs...

There are several kinds of special needs inclusion streams at the public elementary schools local to us. There is no reason why a child in a wheelchair would be precluded from brick and mortar...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   08-26-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 521
Posted By MeepyCat
This absolutely could be a post-partum mood issue...

This absolutely could be a post-partum mood issue - it's severe anxiety that resists reality checks. Please talk to your doctor about it as soon as possible.
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-25-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 420
Posted By MeepyCat
Are you sure you believe everything last year's...

Are you sure you believe everything last year's teacher said about this year's?

I would absolutely want to talk to the principal, because one of the possible outcomes here is that you meet this...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-25-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 239
Posted By MeepyCat
My kids are on YouTube. Usually, the videos are...

My kids are on YouTube. Usually, the videos are locked down and shared with only friends and family. I'm not terribly fussed, though, if one of them goes public.

I think you have to use common...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-25-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 570
Posted By MeepyCat
A single toddler's worth of distraction might be...

A single toddler's worth of distraction might be no big deal compared to the toddler + parental relationship tension + impending move situation at home. Whatever it will take for this teen to build...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-25-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 570
Posted By MeepyCat
On the education thing - would she really be...

On the education thing - would she really be limited to online classes only, or would it be possible to enroll her at a local public school? That might address the isolation factor. Whether it's...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   08-25-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,046
Posted By MeepyCat
It's possible to have kids and have a good-enough...

It's possible to have kids and have a good-enough body, but it's not necessarily possible to get absolutely the body you want.
We don't order these things from catalogs.

Some people put in...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-25-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 570
Posted By MeepyCat
I'm resisting characterizing this as the daughter...

I'm resisting characterizing this as the daughter in the situation running away from her own problems.

Serious parental illness can be really hard on the patient's family, particularly on...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-24-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 570
Posted By MeepyCat
She's sixteen. If you don't think she should do...

She's sixteen. If you don't think she should do this, tell her, and tell her why. But think through what you say a lot first.

For example, you say you think your daughter is tempted to stay...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-24-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 301
Posted By MeepyCat
Say that, over and over, and act on it. Tell...

Say that, over and over, and act on it.

Tell her that it's up to her who is in the delivery room. She and the baby are the only people entitled to be there. If she wants certain people in, she...
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   08-23-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 343
Posted By MeepyCat
You could call insurance and ask to see someone...

You could call insurance and ask to see someone else. Or you could just roll with it, while being up front that your insurance requires a second opinion on your case, but you're happy with your OB,...
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   08-23-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 343
Posted By MeepyCat
If there's a concern about previa or low-lying...

If there's a concern about previa or low-lying placenta, I can see the insurance insisting on all the scans, and possibly insisting on c/s.

As someone who had placenta previa, my concern would...
Forum: Judy Arnall   08-23-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 257
Posted By MeepyCat
I wouldn't play into the hubby-or-son drama. ...

I wouldn't play into the hubby-or-son drama.

You want to be a resource to your children the way your husband's parents are a resource. Obviously, you would prefer to have your entire family in...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   08-22-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,046
Posted By MeepyCat
I get that bodies change after pregnancy. It's...

I get that bodies change after pregnancy. It's happened to me, twice, and I wrote about it in this very thread.

Of course you weren't trying to offend anyone. You wrote about the people you...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-21-2014, 01:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By MeepyCat
I know it's not a sterile field, but it's...

I know it's not a sterile field, but it's unnecessarily unhygienic. If crud from the door is a possibility for what you rubbed in your eye, it can't have been that clean. The big difference between...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-20-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By MeepyCat
It may be worth discussing this with a doctor or...

It may be worth discussing this with a doctor or supervisor.

On the one hand, there is very little likelihood of transmission through intact skin, but on the other, you wiped your eye, which has...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   08-20-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 140
Posted By MeepyCat
ITA that kids are resilient. Do what you think...

ITA that kids are resilient. Do what you think will work for you, because either way, you will set things up to work out for your baby.

If it were me (and if all university schedules worked...
Forum: Toddler Health   08-19-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 276
Posted By MeepyCat
Oh heavens. Well, for one, I would not go...

Oh heavens.

Well, for one, I would not go back to that practice. That was an ace job they did, sending you home terrified, and then calling to say everything was normal.

Can you find a...
Forum: Homebirth   08-19-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 659
Posted By MeepyCat
I'm so sorry you had such a tough time. I...

I'm so sorry you had such a tough time. I suspect that there are more painful and terrible births out there than peaceful ones (I suspect this because it's covered in Genesis), but that the people...
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