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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-12-2014, 06:39 PM
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Posted By Novus
They use Montessori materials and lessons and the...

They use Montessori materials and lessons and the students are supposed to have some choice in the works they choose, though DS doesn't really perceive that as being true. They encourage independence...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-12-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 306
Posted By Novus
I've been in communication with his teacher about...

I've been in communication with his teacher about the behavioral stuff, but not the academic stuff. We just haven't gotten to it yet, since the behavioral concerns were more pressing--though of...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-12-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 306
Posted By Novus
Transitioning to Kindergarten

I've never posted to this part of the forum before, but I've lurked some and appreciate the sensible comments I've seen :smile:

I have a 5-year-old who is in kindergarten at a "Montessori-style"...
Forum: July 2011   08-03-2011, 05:29 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,650
Posted By Novus
Thank you, thank you, thank you for this...

Thank you, thank you, thank you for this thread!!!  Just reading about other PP mamas is helpful!  I've been really taken by surprise at how hard this recovery time has been.  I'm 11 days PP and...
Forum: July 2011   07-19-2011, 08:47 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 2,961
Posted By Novus
I've been lurking for a while now, but I'm still...

I've been lurking for a while now, but I'm still here...EDD July 31st.
Forum: July 2011   06-02-2011, 05:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 583
Posted By Novus
Surely, I can't be the only one getting (and...

Surely, I can't be the only one getting (and being annoyed by) dumb comments from strangers, right?
 
So far this week, I've already had three encounters where people have asked if I'm sure I have...
Forum: Family Planning   05-31-2011, 02:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,146
Posted By Novus
Assuming that just because I hadn't had a...

Assuming that just because I hadn't had a "normal for me" cycle yet post-partum, I wouldn't have one that month--ie, up until then, I'd had 4 PP cycles and they all had a really late O and short...
Forum: July 2011   05-23-2011, 10:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 661
Posted By Novus
Thanks, all--lots of food for thought.   ...

Thanks, all--lots of food for thought.
 
Quote:Originally Posted by APToddlerMama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting   05-23-2011, 05:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,418
Posted By Novus
We're okay with fairly big disruptions to DS'...

We're okay with fairly big disruptions to DS' sleep schedule for visits with grandparents, but that's only because (a) our closest set of grandparents live 6 hours away, so visits don't happen very...
Forum: July 2011   05-17-2011, 11:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 661
Posted By Novus
My BIL (DH's brother) is getting married in late...

My BIL (DH's brother) is getting married in late June, when I'll be 35 weeks along.  We're planning to drive to the wedding and it would be an 11-hour drive if we took minimal stops, but...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-29-2011, 12:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,961
Posted By Novus
We're a little bit of both.  DS (almost 2) has...

We're a little bit of both.  DS (almost 2) has never skipped a nap entirely, but it's certainly been pushed forward or back by up to 2 hours, depending on what we have planned for the day.  Same...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-09-2011, 02:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,038
Posted By Novus
DS is 23 months old and he goes up & down the...

DS is 23 months old and he goes up & down the stairs unassisted--ie, without holding my hand.  But since we're in an apartment, he doesn't have free access to the stairs, which are outside, so I'm...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-30-2011, 11:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 219
Posted By Novus
I have a 22-month-old DS and I baby-sit a...

I have a 22-month-old DS and I baby-sit a friend's 20-month-old DS during the week.  Since they're so close in age, we've had to do some work with normal toddler behaviors (biting, pushing, taking...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-25-2011, 02:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By Novus
DS is 22 mos old and has been fully weaned for a...

DS is 22 mos old and has been fully weaned for a month now.  It wasn't fully child-led, as I did help the process along by shortening nursing sessions (I'm pregnant and it HURT!) and offering water...
Forum: July 2011   03-24-2011, 12:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 789
Posted By Novus
DS (22 mos) weaned about a month ago.  He went...

DS (22 mos) weaned about a month ago.  He went from nursing 3x a day to being completely done in a two week period.  I was really thinking he'd keep going, but he went 4-5 days without asking to...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   03-24-2011, 07:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,220
Posted By Novus
We had similar issues with DS, who is 22 mos,...

We had similar issues with DS, who is 22 mos, about a month ago.  I would sit with him for 1-1.5 hours while he rolled and moved his legs and rearranged his blanket and just wouldn't. settle. down. ...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-23-2011, 10:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 251
Posted By Novus
DS will be 2 in May and has recently started...

DS will be 2 in May and has recently started testing some of the "rules" that he's known and accepted for months now.  The current one is throwing food from his chair.  He went through the normal...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-17-2011, 01:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,623
Posted By Novus
Kelly, that does sound scary!  We haven't had...

Kelly, that does sound scary!  We haven't had any hospital trips (or even urgent doctor's visits) yet and I'm not looking forward to it when it happens.  Hope Em's feeling better now!
 ...
Forum: July 2011   03-09-2011, 03:18 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,497
Posted By Novus
I'm 19w, and at my appointment last week, I had...

I'm 19w, and at my appointment last week, I had gained 16 lbs.  I gained 50 with DS, but started out 10 lbs heavier this time around, so I'm hoping I gain a little less, but we'll see what happens.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-09-2011, 02:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,623
Posted By Novus
Hi, All!   We did a diaper free weekend...

Hi, All!
 
We did a diaper free weekend about 3 weeks ago, just to see how much awareness he had, and he now tells us about 50% of the time before he poops & asks for the potty.  Still has no...
Forum: Family Safety   02-15-2011, 02:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,475
Posted By Novus
We have a 2006 Matrix and a 21-month-old DS and...

We have a 2006 Matrix and a 21-month-old DS and I'm due with #2 in July.  I also baby-sit a friend's 18-month old during the day and would like to continue keeping him.  The biggest obstacle to that...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-14-2011, 07:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,114
Posted By Novus
I wouldn't really call Luke a picky eater either...

I wouldn't really call Luke a picky eater either because he eats *almost* everything under the sun.  Except for veggies and eggs.  He refuses every kind of vegetable, regardless of what form it's...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-10-2011, 09:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,114
Posted By Novus
Hi Ladies!   Luke talks up a storm--at this...

Hi Ladies!
 
Luke talks up a storm--at this point, once he hears a word/phrase once or twice, he incorporates it into his regular vocabulary.  Of course, his pronunciation isn't the best, so the...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-06-2011, 06:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,444
Posted By Novus
We usually stay home on Mondays, but barring...

We usually stay home on Mondays, but barring sickness, we do at least one outing the rest of the week.  It's more for my benefit because I baby-sit a friend's 1.5 year old & the two toddlers can...
Forum: July 2011   02-03-2011, 10:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 250
Posted By Novus
My appointment is today!  In about 2 hours,...

My appointment is today!  In about 2 hours, actually.  I'm super excited because it's the first time we'll hear the heartbeat.  In fact, it's our first "real" appointment--the one I went to before...
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