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Forum: Breastfeeding   04-17-2016, 08:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,421
Posted By chiefmir
never. no way. It's no one's business.

never. no way. It's no one's business.
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-23-2016, 05:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 834
Posted By chiefmir
Those are appropriate tests to use and she did a...

Those are appropriate tests to use and she did a wonderful job on them. She reminds me a lot of my middle daughter- we haven't had her tested, but in kindergarten she was doing 5th-6th grade reading...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-23-2016, 05:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 757
Posted By chiefmir
If your daughter literally has a one-on-one aide,...

If your daughter literally has a one-on-one aide, this was definitely provided with a parent's agreement at some point. Having a one-on-one is a "change of placement" from regular education and it...
Forum: Family Planning   02-07-2016, 05:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 596
Posted By chiefmir
I didn't get the sense that the OP was worried...

I didn't get the sense that the OP was worried about her baby having short thick fingers, but rather was trying to figure out if this finding was indicative of a genetic problem. Finger length...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-08-2016, 01:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 401
Posted By chiefmir
My best friend recently moved from NJ to...

My best friend recently moved from NJ to Tennessee. She has a special needs son (Asperger's) and was looking to choose where they lived, within a certain radius, based primarily on the special...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   11-12-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 428
Posted By chiefmir
I haven't experienced this first hand either, but...

I haven't experienced this first hand either, but I bet she's also nervous on some level because she knows that the baby is his "real" child and she is staking her claim, being as close to him as...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   10-21-2015, 05:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,267
Posted By chiefmir
I think you've gotten some awesome responses from...

I think you've gotten some awesome responses from moms... you are definitely not alone! I know you said that you live in the middle of nowhere and a mom's group is really far... but there are lots of...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-24-2015, 05:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 772
Posted By chiefmir
Yes, I was going to suggest audio books- my kids...

Yes, I was going to suggest audio books- my kids (not SN, but 5, 6 and 10 years old) have been listening to them for years. The challenge is to find ones that are reasonably interesting for the 10...
Forum: Learning at School   09-09-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,942
Posted By chiefmir
You should definitely put the request in writing....

You should definitely put the request in writing. If the school is in the middle of doing an RTI/Tier II intervention and needs to finish that up (and get the data) to move forward with testing, they...
Forum: Learning at School   09-07-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 762
Posted By chiefmir
If your daughter has a medical condition that...

If your daughter has a medical condition that impacts her ability to be in school, but not her ability to learn grade appropriate material (as is the case with my about-to-be-1st-grader who has...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-05-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,292
Posted By chiefmir
I have a 10 year old daughter, so not the exact...

I have a 10 year old daughter, so not the exact same, but I'm sure there can be behavioral similarities!

What has worked for me is to identify her currency. When she was younger (and this still...
Forum: Potty Learning   08-26-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,460
Posted By chiefmir
I'd bet plenty of money that she's constipated,...

I'd bet plenty of money that she's constipated, whether you can tell or not. A better diet may help, but not enough. My DD has this problem from toddlerhood and has a limited diet, but I have two...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-19-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 849
Posted By chiefmir
My 6 year old middle DD is starting 1st grade in...

My 6 year old middle DD is starting 1st grade in sept. She hasn't been identified as gifted (we haven't tested) but I wouldn't be surprised. Due to a health issue, she had some homebound...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-03-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,233
Posted By chiefmir
I agree, I'd would get a glucometer and (with the...

I agree, I'd would get a glucometer and (with the ped's consent and advice) get actual blood sugar readings during the suspected low blood sugar crashes. Actual low blood sugar episodes at night...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-08-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 809
Posted By chiefmir
The school would have to find a way to give your...

The school would have to find a way to give your DS speech therapy if they were saying essentially that his need were too significant for them to be able to provide the services needed to give him...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-06-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 740
Posted By chiefmir
How important is it to you to have the kids in...

How important is it to you to have the kids in the same school? Sounds like the gifted school would only be for your son. While I wouldn't make a decision solely on this issue, it would play into...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-06-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,423
Posted By chiefmir
Is the accelerated program at school IQ dependent...

Is the accelerated program at school IQ dependent (like specifically a "gifted" program) or achievement dependent? If the latter, I'd definitely have a kid with achievement scores as high as your son...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-02-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,966
Posted By chiefmir
I can't imagine having a marriage in which, if we...

I can't imagine having a marriage in which, if we had an unexpected pregnancy, my husband wouldn't be able to tell me his honest feelings on it- up to and including asking us to discuss abortion as...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-26-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,304
Posted By chiefmir
our kindy teacher was NOT approachable. Or...

our kindy teacher was NOT approachable. Or rather, she was, but didn't do ANYTHING about the fact that my DD was bored and wanted to learn. We got the principal involved several times, and even she...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-04-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,214
Posted By chiefmir
we've cleaned out some grandparents homes in the...

we've cleaned out some grandparents homes in the past. Some things that come to mind would be:

vaccuum/dust buster
dishes/glasses (do you have a complete set? would you be able to donate a...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   01-20-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 523
Posted By chiefmir
I had a friend when I was a kid (so like 25 years...

I had a friend when I was a kid (so like 25 years ago!) who had very similar symptoms and WAS eventually diagnosed with abdominal migraines. It took quite a while for this to be figured out, but...
Forum: Site Help   11-16-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,927
Posted By chiefmir
I don't even celebrate Christmas, and I've really...

I don't even celebrate Christmas, and I've really enjoyed participating in Holiday Helper. I think that its a great opportunity to be able to give something specific to an actual person and to know...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-13-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 494
Posted By chiefmir
It's been quite a while, but I did my 2nd year...

It's been quite a while, but I did my 2nd year practicum placement at the learning disabilities support center at a private college in 2004 when I was in grad school. These are some of the supports...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-31-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,263
Posted By chiefmir
You are so lucky that there is a program for your...

You are so lucky that there is a program for your DD! We're getting a little worried that there won't be enough for our DD here. Not much is being done in her school, though I do understand the...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-17-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 707
Posted By chiefmir
I pay a neighborhood mom $10 per day (for an hour...

I pay a neighborhood mom $10 per day (for an hour each day) for my 9 year old dd to go to her house 3 days a week. I would NEVER, ever expect to have that for free. In exchange, however, I expect...
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