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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-11-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 159
Posted By emilysmama
Thank you, Linda on the Move, for the correction....

Thank you, Linda on the Move, for the correction. In hindsight, I spoke incorrectly, and you are correct. The specific accommodations are not mandated by law. Instead, the ADA means that by law...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-10-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 159
Posted By emilysmama
I don't know for certain, because I don't really...

I don't know for certain, because I don't really see that end of things, but suspect that the Disabilities Services Office works off a kind of standard list. For a certain diagnosis and degree of...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-09-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 159
Posted By emilysmama
Oh yes, good luck in getting your kids to take...

Oh yes, good luck in getting your kids to take advantage of the tutoring centers and writing lab help. I can't even get my NT students to do that. I offer extra credit for my students to get the...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-09-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 159
Posted By emilysmama
I teach at a small public university, and have...

I teach at a small public university, and have done so for 20 years. (I am a physics professor.) Over the years, I have accommodated many special needs students, about two or three a year. It is a...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   11-07-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 40
Posted By emilysmama
recommendations for iPhone Calorie Counting app

The last time I kept a food diary, it was ten years ago, and I used a pen and a notebook. What a pain! I have an iPhone 4S. What do you suggest will be a painless way to keep track of what I eat? ...
Forum: Learning at School   10-29-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 210
Posted By emilysmama
JollyGG- What are some examples of questions you...

JollyGG- What are some examples of questions you wished you had asked? I'm trying to figure out how to word my questions, and if you could tell me how you would have articulated your own questions,...
Forum: Family Safety   09-17-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 383
Posted By emilysmama
Praying is always good. However, I suggest some...

Praying is always good. However, I suggest some additional measures. Offer to pay for a weekly house cleaner and offer to bring easy-to-heat casseroles and offer to babysit the older child (not the...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   07-22-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By emilysmama
Ideas of classic movies that a pre-teen would enjoy watching with family?

I mean black and white, or maybe color, but around that time. I have a girl (aged 10), but really, I welcome suggestions for either gender.

For example,

Sabrina
Sound of Music
Singin' in the...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   07-15-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 309
Posted By emilysmama
Looking for custom printed clothing labels

Where do you buy your clothing labels, the kind that are printed on satin? I'm running out, and I haven't bought any for almost ten years!
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-05-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 638
Posted By emilysmama
1. Dick Francis 2. Earle Stanley Gardner 3....

1. Dick Francis
2. Earle Stanley Gardner
3. Agatha Christie's Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot
4. John Grisham's YA novels? (Haven't read them)
5. Little Women
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-24-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 872
Posted By emilysmama
Regarding power of attorney. Try asking Legal...

Regarding power of attorney.
Try asking Legal Aid about this: http://www.nolo.com/
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-19-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 872
Posted By emilysmama
Can you get your son to sign a "power of...

Can you get your son to sign a "power of attorney" document for you?  This will allow you to do what you need to do on his behalf, like when he was a minor.  It is a really simple legal document...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-23-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 452
Posted By emilysmama
I think the practice routine that you have is...

I think the practice routine that you have is fine, and I think you should ignore the other parent who is criticizing how you are handling practicing. My dd is very much like yours in age, and she...
Forum: Learning at School   01-14-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,322
Posted By emilysmama
Quote:Originally Posted by...

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Forum: Learning at School   01-10-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 694
Posted By emilysmama
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Kalifornia http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Babywearing   01-10-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,091
Posted By emilysmama
Sorry camerahappymom,   I didn't mean to...

Sorry camerahappymom,
 
I didn't mean to imply that the only way to bond with your baby is by wearing the baby.  I am completely in agreement with you about carrying the baby in your own arms is...
Forum: Diapering   01-10-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 932
Posted By emilysmama
Quote:Originally Posted by...

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Forum: Diapering   01-10-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By emilysmama
At first, I thought that they are SOS Diapers ...

At first, I thought that they are SOS Diapers
http://sosdiapers.wahmweb.com/store/WsDefault.asp?Cat=Diapering&Sub=6&isThumbs=No&Thumbs=
 
but upon closer comparison, I guess not.  Plus SOS...
Forum: Family Safety   01-10-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By emilysmama
If your car, like mine, is so old that it...

If your car, like mine, is so old that it doesn't come with the tether, then it's still very easy.
 
Just go to the Parts Desk of the car dealer.  Tell them that you want the upper tether so that...
Forum: Babywearing   01-10-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,091
Posted By emilysmama
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Alexsandra http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Learning at School   01-10-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,322
Posted By emilysmama
I would ALSO call or email the principal of the...

I would ALSO call or email the principal of the school (with ALL of the details), and ask the principal how he/she will be handling it.  Riding the bus is a privilege, not a right, and the children...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-10-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 237
Posted By emilysmama
I know that I am going to get a lot of criticism...

I know that I am going to get a lot of criticism for this suggestion, but I don't care.  When I was in high school, one of my friends said that her busy single mother paid her and her two siblings...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-17-2013, 03:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,948
Posted By emilysmama
OP,  good job with learning how to play the...

OP,  good job with learning how to play the violin.  Don't give up on it!  In many cases, beginning violin students whose parents are involved with the Suzuki instruction like you are, end up...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-13-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By emilysmama
I think you need to send a note to the teacher. ...

I think you need to send a note to the teacher.  You didn't say how old your dd is, but it depends a lot on the age of your dd.  Something like this happened to my dd in the first grade.  In my...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-10-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 406
Posted By emilysmama
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by mambera http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
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