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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-17-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 476
Posted By Peony
I have always found EI and school based services...

I have always found EI and school based services to move VERY slowly. Add in the holiday season and... It was always so frustrating for me.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-15-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 36
Posted By Peony
We have some retained reflexes as well with DS1...

We have some retained reflexes as well with DS1 who is 5, one is also the Moro. I have mentioned it for years to all sorts of therapists and specialists including our neurologist and have never once...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-06-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 603
Posted By Peony
I'm also not talking about raising leeches. I...

I'm also not talking about raising leeches. I have zero interest in paying for weddings, providing large gifts, buying cars, etc... All of my children are told that they should go to college and we...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-01-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 603
Posted By Peony
We will help to the best of our ability. Housing...

We will help to the best of our ability. Housing will be one area where we could assist, financially I am not sure. Neither DH or I have ever needed assistance from our families once we were 17, but...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-29-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 452
Posted By Peony
I am rather tough on this issue. My girls have...

I am rather tough on this issue. My girls have hair that matts very easily and always looks untidy without constant brushing. I have the same hair so I do sympathize with them. I vividly remember my...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-29-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 943
Posted By Peony
I'll echo the others, not a good idea! If she can...

I'll echo the others, not a good idea! If she can not respect your parenting decisions now then she is certainly not going to respect them when she is left alone with your child. And there is no way...
Forum: Learning at School   10-22-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 933
Posted By Peony
I also don't see anything wrong with it. You are...

I also don't see anything wrong with it. You are going into this realistic about his needs and challenges.

I have an immature 5 year old K student this year. We went into this school year knowing...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-25-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 446
Posted By Peony
DH and I went to his 10 year. Oddly enough, we...

DH and I went to his 10 year. Oddly enough, we both live in the same town where we grew up but have no friends from high school. We did not enjoy our time at his reunion and left early. He just got...
Forum: Learning at School   09-23-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 756
Posted By Peony
We were at schools without uniforms for many...

We were at schools without uniforms for many years, now three of my children must wear uniforms. I have a love/hate relationship with uniforms. Our policy is fairly relaxed. Collared shirt with a...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-18-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 624
Posted By Peony
My 5 year old year DS1 has ASD. He just doesn't...

My 5 year old year DS1 has ASD. He just doesn't sleep. Well, without melatonin. We do the lowest possible dose, 0.5 mg. Every once in a while we have supply issues finding the tabs that I cut into...
Forum: Learning at School   09-17-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,199
Posted By Peony
We do chunks of homework all over the place. Quiz...

We do chunks of homework all over the place. Quiz spelling words prior school. We often do some things in the car. I will call out words while they eat dinner or read to DD1 while she is eating. We...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-11-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 19,840
Posted By Peony
Oh my goodness, all good reminders to me. :wink:...

Oh my goodness, all good reminders to me. :wink: My DD1 is newly in middle school, invited to a sleepover next weekend with a family that I don't know. She will go. I have no issues with it. We've...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-31-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 649
Posted By Peony
We've done private speech for years for my kids....

We've done private speech for years for my kids. All 4 have had articulation issues. :frown: We did once a week for 50-60 minutes except for one boy who needed more. Paid out of pocket, cash because...
Forum: Learning at School   08-28-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 762
Posted By Peony
We started last Thursday. This year I have one in...

We started last Thursday. This year I have one in 6th, 2nd, K, and preschool. They all are at the same school even! The preschooler just goes three mornings a week so I can work those times.

It's...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-22-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,212
Posted By Peony
I seem to be in the minority, we do a lot of...

I seem to be in the minority, we do a lot of activities. There are many reasons for this. I was never allowed to do any sports, clubs, hobbies, etc... after school or on weekends as a child and...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-21-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 538
Posted By Peony
OMG. I'm going to admit to lurking on here from...

OMG. I'm going to admit to lurking on here from time to time just to read about what crazy stunt she has pulled now. This. This is insane! I always tell DH you can't rationalize crazy, definitely not...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-22-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,295
Posted By Peony
Not the OP but we are/were in a similar...

Not the OP but we are/were in a similar situation. There was no easy way out for us. We need excellent credit for Dh's company which relies on lines of credit for large orders, bad personal credit...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-28-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,306
Posted By Peony
I also have that kid. DS2 is my 4th child and is...

I also have that kid. DS2 is my 4th child and is 2.5. My oldest was also high needs and spirited but not in the same way as DS2. He is just a tornado of destruction and noise. There is so much we can...
Forum: Parenting   06-05-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 759
Posted By Peony
I started wearing glasses at 13, always have...

I started wearing glasses at 13, always have since. We had to get my 11 year old DD1 "reading" glasses a couple of months ago. They are prescription and she wears them with any screen time or while...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-30-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By Peony
I would also see about job sharing. Either half...

I would also see about job sharing. Either half days, offer up either taking the early or late shift depending on the other person's schedule or 2-3 full days and someone else covers the rest....
Forum: Mental Health   04-09-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,588
Posted By Peony
So glad to see an update. I've been thinking...

So glad to see an update. I've been thinking about you. We didn't do CBT. Well, we tried initially but the therapist and DD1 were not a good fit at all. We ended up eventually at a therapist who had...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   04-02-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 729
Posted By Peony
I was a SAHM for 7-8 years before reentering my...

I was a SAHM for 7-8 years before reentering my profession. It was tough! I was able to do a fair amount of continuing ed, conferences, networked through volunteer "jobs"over the couple years prior...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-30-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 672
Posted By Peony
My 7 year old will continue her 2 day a week for...

My 7 year old will continue her 2 day a week for an hour gymnastic program during the summer. We also always do swim lessons two days a week as well in the summer because that is the only time we...
Forum: Family Safety   03-30-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 195
Posted By Peony
It varies state to state with laws. If the...

It varies state to state with laws. If the seller knew there was mold and failed to disclose that then it some states that is illegal but you would have to prove that they knew. A regular home...
Forum: Parenting   03-30-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 432
Posted By Peony
We had a bouncy seat that I kept in the bathroom...

We had a bouncy seat that I kept in the bathroom just so I could stash the baby in it and shower. When the babies would outgrow the bouncy then it was a extra saucer that I kept in the master...
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