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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-23-2017, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 145
Posted By Letitia
I don't know much about the overexcitabilities,...

I don't know much about the overexcitabilities, but whenever there's any question of a diagnosis, one thing to ask is always: will the answer make a difference?

What would you or the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-20-2017, 04:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By Letitia
My two children were not like this at 4. They...

My two children were not like this at 4. They could both focus on something they enjoyed for a long time. I remember both of them watching the shark tank at the aquarium or a model train area in...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-18-2017, 05:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 541
Posted By Letitia
You just can't know. I had a 2 year old scream,...

You just can't know. I had a 2 year old scream, and I mean scream, the entire way from Minneapolis to Albuquerque. He was very verbal - could without a doubt have told us if it were his ears. It...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-15-2017, 08:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 343
Posted By Letitia
You should ask your daughter's doctor. There are...

You should ask your daughter's doctor. There are some weird medical problems that cause uncontrolled growth.
Forum: Child & Teen Health   02-11-2017, 06:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 306
Posted By Letitia
I'd ask her doctor. There are medical problems...

I'd ask her doctor. There are medical problems where people grow when basically they shouldn't.
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-11-2017, 04:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 422
Posted By Letitia
Oh that's worse. I thought you meant she was...

Oh that's worse. I thought you meant she was talking about your child, not to your child.

Well, I wouldn't talk with her with the kids around, but if it happened again I wouldn't be hesitant to...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-10-2017, 08:33 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 16,518
Posted By Letitia
The boy is probably 15 now. It's a very old...

The boy is probably 15 now. It's a very old thread.
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-10-2017, 08:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 422
Posted By Letitia
I really thought about this, because it's such a...

I really thought about this, because it's such a real-world possibility.

Mostly, it would depend on my relationship with her. If she were someone with whom I were close and valued the...
Forum: Queer Parenting   01-21-2017, 09:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 316
Posted By Letitia
I remember hearing that boys were statistically...

I remember hearing that boys were statistically higher, like you said, but it's not a huge skew. And yes I do know people who had girls. We were just out to dinner tonight with another couple and...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-07-2017, 09:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 511
Posted By Letitia
Fourth grade was my first year of hating school,...

Fourth grade was my first year of hating school, although that might have had something to do with moving.

When you say he "gets the right answer" that sounds like math, I don't know another...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-06-2017, 05:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By Letitia
There are maps of the world and the US on the...

There are maps of the world and the US on the kids' bedroom wall, and we have a globe. We go often look at them together to see the relationship of places. It's kind of like math - we definitely...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-31-2016, 01:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 805
Posted By Letitia
Wow, what an ordeal. I'm sorry if this sounds...

Wow, what an ordeal. I'm sorry if this sounds gloating - it's not my intent - but I thank my lucky stars that so far, with one exception, we've really liked the families of our kids' friends. It's...
Forum: Breastfeeding   12-31-2016, 01:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 578
Posted By Letitia
That's tough but not impossible: doing it all...

That's tough but not impossible: doing it all while being a vegetarian. Are you losing weight? Are you sure you're eating enough to cover your nutritional needs plus what you're supplying to the...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-21-2016, 05:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 877
Posted By Letitia
Xerxella I had the exact same response. ...

Xerxella I had the exact same response.

I'm not going to bite and look up this youtuber, I'm going to keep talkng to my kids.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-20-2016, 03:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,290
Posted By Letitia
I'm way too gullible, I guess. Need work on my...

I'm way too gullible, I guess. Need work on my Troll-dar.

All I thought was "Really? In this day and age? Give the kid a timer." Are there really people out there who would get there jollies...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-17-2016, 05:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 653
Posted By Letitia
I think you did well. I also think what is...

I think you did well.

I also think what is best for us in the long run isn't necessarily what feels best at the time. My kids go to a small school where there are 2 classes per grade. Every...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-11-2016, 05:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,127
Posted By Letitia
No matter what the history, was your SD did was...

No matter what the history, was your SD did was wrong and concerning.

I was not ever abused as a child, but I definitely remember not wanting to kiss all the relatives from some point in...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-11-2016, 04:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 498
Posted By Letitia
Cookbook for 8 year old boy

He likes to cook, but he likes it a LOT more if the recipe is silly, like one for squash in the book "A Whole Nother Story" which includes a dozen doughnuts, and at the end you throw away the squash...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-06-2016, 09:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 23,847
Posted By Letitia
This was posted in 2003. The kid is 26 now.

This was posted in 2003. The kid is 26 now.
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-25-2016, 04:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 899
Posted By Letitia
Our kids get very limited screen time too. We...

Our kids get very limited screen time too. We call it "movie day" and on Fridays they get to watch a video. We try not to let them watch many things that come in "episodes" and encourage movies or...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-21-2016, 03:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 670
Posted By Letitia
We always see out-of-town family for the...

We always see out-of-town family for the holidays, most years we go away. For us, I think the holidays are more about family than about religion, although we do always mention the origin of the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-19-2016, 12:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 720
Posted By Letitia
My kiddos have never grown out of anything by...

My kiddos have never grown out of anything by getting too big around for them, except underpants. My 8 year old, super healthy but tall and skinny son just admitted that some size 2-3's are too...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-13-2016, 02:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 904
Posted By Letitia
A couple general suggestions. One would be to...

A couple general suggestions. One would be to cross-post in Special Needs. It's not unusual to be "gifted" but still have special needs - both my kids technically fit that description (although we...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-08-2016, 05:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 813
Posted By Letitia
This varies hugely and is determined at least in...

This varies hugely and is determined at least in part by genetics. At age 5, roughly 15% of kids won't be having 7/7 completely dry nights. At 10, it's still 5% (Pubmed: Nocturnal enuresis in...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-03-2016, 07:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 621
Posted By Letitia
For 16 years, I've worked with a very difficult...

For 16 years, I've worked with a very difficult population: many - possibly most - of the people I see have extensive criminal histories. One of the things I've come to believe very strongly...
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