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Forum: Learning at School   04-06-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 900
Posted By oaksie68
So I had a productive, informative meeting with...

So I had a productive, informative meeting with DDs counselor. Funnily enough she said during the meeting that she “cannot type”, so I gleaned that may be the reason why she is so bad a returning...
Forum: Learning at School   04-06-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 900
Posted By oaksie68
Thanks for the support. It gets a bit lonely...

Thanks for the support. It gets a bit lonely dealing with this!


We’ve been prioritizing getting her to school every day for the last few weeks, and making sure she stays current in all of...
Forum: Learning at School   04-04-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 900
Posted By oaksie68
So, until I get her to agree willingly to go to...

So, until I get her to agree willingly to go to counseling, this option is on the backburner. I will keep researching it so I am prepared.


I appreciate the feedback, and I appreciate you...
Forum: Learning at School   04-04-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 900
Posted By oaksie68
I'm aware of 504 plans, just don't know a ton...

I'm aware of 504 plans, just don't know a ton about them. Thank you for the link! I'm reading it right now!
Forum: Learning at School   04-04-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 900
Posted By oaksie68
I have thought that a 504 would be worth...

I have thought that a 504 would be worth pursuing, but I thought there would have to be an official diagnosis? Even though I have a therapist vetted, DD refuses to go.





I am also aware of...
Forum: Learning at School   04-04-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 900
Posted By oaksie68
Again, I agree that a meeting with the English...

Again, I agree that a meeting with the English teacher needs to happen, but how to make that happen is the question. There is no way that DD will initiate it, and I have grave concerns as to whether...
Forum: Learning at School   04-03-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 900
Posted By oaksie68
Thanks for the hugs. It totally is an...

Thanks for the hugs. It totally is an anxiety/depression issue. I have a background in counseling, so I am well aware of the signs and symptoms. I have worked with DD, VERY cautiously, knowing the...
Forum: Learning at School   04-02-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 900
Posted By oaksie68
Appropriate way to handle dealing with HS teacher/counselor?

Short story (there is a more complicated story): My DD is currently a 10th grader. She is TERRIFIED of her Honors English teacher, and is performing terribly this semester in this class...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   03-18-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 597
Posted By oaksie68
I replied I don't know, but let me muddle that...

I replied I don't know, but let me muddle that crystal clear answer up a bit.


When my DD was in elementary school, I believe the exemption rate for her school district was around 10% (exemption...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-12-2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,703
Posted By oaksie68
:clap This sums up my thoughts as well. ...

:clap


This sums up my thoughts as well. I've been dealing with different bullying issues over the last year (related to bulling that happened to my daughter and friends). And now this year,...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   03-12-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 293
Posted By oaksie68
One article I read said she was going back to...

One article I read said she was going back to teaching at a med school. Lucky med students. :rolleyes
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   03-11-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 231
Posted By oaksie68
Book recommendations for teens?

I have been very open with my almost 15 yo DD about vaccination, and our family's no vax stance. She has shown interest in knowing more about why I hold the views that I do about vaccination, as...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-16-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,081
Posted By oaksie68
Numbers and maths sure look different to those...

Numbers and maths sure look different to those who experience harm from vaccination. Suddenly 1 in a million, or even 1 in 10,000 doesn't seem so rare. Numbers and maths sure look different to...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-13-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,304
Posted By oaksie68
All this talk about whether or not the CP vax can...

All this talk about whether or not the CP vax can and/or does shed, and what implications this has for immunocompromised kids makes me wonder about what happened in my DDs 2nd grade class. You see,...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   02-05-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 846
Posted By oaksie68
Can I join too? It's just getting to be too much...

Can I join too? It's just getting to be too much out there in the "real world"! If one more "friend" on FB put up a link to the Penn and Teller video about vaccinations and/or likes the video, I'm...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   02-05-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 100
Posted By oaksie68
Yep, the local channels here in the Phx area put...

Yep, the local channels here in the Phx area put out the same "myths". Same playbook for all, as if they received it from one source....hmmmmm
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   02-05-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 39
Posted By oaksie68
"Measles: A Different Perspective from Another Phoenix Physician"

I am a frequent lurker/avid reader here, but I enjoy this place now, more than ever! Y'all keep me sane!


My ND shared this on her FB page, saying she thought it was a good summary:

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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-30-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 490
Posted By oaksie68
Following this thread with interest. DD...

Following this thread with interest.


DD is a sophomore (a young sophomore, as in she skipped 8th grade), and we have discussed visiting our state universities for a tour this spring/summer,...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   10-13-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 629
Posted By oaksie68
I had to block my brother-in-law for a vaccine...

I had to block my brother-in-law for a vaccine rant, where he basically said that non-vaccinating parents should just put a pillow over their kids faces and smother them to death because they don't...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-11-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 466
Posted By oaksie68
Love the selections!  I have a couple I'd like...

Love the selections!  I have a couple I'd like to add:
 
When I'm feeling grumpy about how the media portrays the vaccine topic (and those who do not vax), the Dixie Chicks song, "I'm Not Ready to...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-03-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By oaksie68
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by whatsnextmom http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1395158/issues-with-13-year-old#post_17538485)


I'm rambling. It is...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-02-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,839
Posted By oaksie68
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Geofizz http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1380038/science-class-acceleration-wwyd-updated-dds-in/20#post_17538098)
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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-02-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By oaksie68
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by FisherFamily http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1394458/3-year-old-sleep-night-terrors-more#post_17535107)

We...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-02-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,839
Posted By oaksie68
I've posted this is a different thread, but I...

I've posted this is a different thread, but I thought I'd put this update here as well:

DD (13 years old) just finished her 1st semester of HS, after skipping 8th grade. She certainly got her...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-02-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 765
Posted By oaksie68
A little late for December... DD (13 years...

A little late for December...

DD (13 years old) just finished her 1st semester of HS, after skipping 8th grade. She certainly got her first real taste of challenge, both to her intelect, and her...
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