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Forum: Family Safety   11-02-2007, 08:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 945
Posted By Dot.mom
I think there is a confusion of terms here. OP...

I think there is a confusion of terms here. OP was talking about using a booster with a 5 point harness (right?) until the child was 40lbs. I think if the 5 point harness is used that's fine...
Forum: Family Safety   11-01-2007, 09:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,190
Posted By Dot.mom
Where I grew up in New England we had several...

Where I grew up in New England we had several weeks of below zero weather, roads that were rarely driven on and no heater in some of the cars my parents drove. A similar equation. My mother's...
Forum: Parenting   08-06-2003, 10:10 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,457
Posted By Dot.mom
Don't have any advice, but I can commiserate. To...

Don't have any advice, but I can commiserate. To make matters worse, my 2 1/2 yo has sensory integration dysfuntion so she's really ackward and fearful around climbing stuff and can barely run or...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-03-2003, 10:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,227
Posted By Dot.mom
I ran into a friend of mine who teaches...

I ran into a friend of mine who teaches kindergarten and she told me, horrified, of what the "No Child Left Behind" thing has done to her school district. Apprently now all the kindergarteners have...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-02-2003, 09:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 790
Posted By Dot.mom
Boy, some people sure like to make others...

Boy, some people sure like to make others squirm. Due to a very rare pelvic anomaly (which, if you had it, you would know by now) I did "tear wide open" when dd was born. Guess what? Recovery was...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-02-2003, 04:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 393
Posted By Dot.mom
Is it possible to drive him to whereever mommy...

Is it possible to drive him to whereever mommy or daddy (or another relative) are so he could see that they are OK?
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-01-2003, 11:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By Dot.mom
The word, and concept of, "yes" is a lot harder...

The word, and concept of, "yes" is a lot harder to comprehend than "no". You might want to try rewording your question into something that requires a "no" answer to get what you think he wants. If...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-30-2003, 11:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,853
Posted By Dot.mom
What I try to do with dd (2 1/2) is guide her...

What I try to do with dd (2 1/2) is guide her through the responses I hope she would make if I were not right there. After we are sure she is OK, I prompt her to use her words to tell the other...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-27-2003, 08:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 656
Posted By Dot.mom
It could be part of a larger Sensory Integration...

It could be part of a larger Sensory Integration Disorder. An Occupational Therapy Evaluation (done by an OT trained in sensory issues) could tease this out. Some kids squeeze to tightly or bite too...
Forum: Learning at School   07-27-2003, 08:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 553
Posted By Dot.mom
What part of PA are you moving to?

What part of PA are you moving to?
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-27-2003, 08:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 493
Posted By Dot.mom
When dd was in the thick of the "mines", I also...

When dd was in the thick of the "mines", I also tried to give her anything reasonable, even if it wasn't hers and rephrased the "mine" using the words "turn" and "share" as much as possible....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-24-2003, 10:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 498
Posted By Dot.mom
DD loves Cuisenaire Rods

DD loves Cuisenaire Rods
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-24-2003, 07:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 473
Posted By Dot.mom
Hmmmmm...I would say to figure out how many...

Hmmmmm...I would say to figure out how many times per day he is going in his diaper, figure out how many changes of clothes/training pants that would require per day and decide if that's too...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-22-2003, 11:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 793
Posted By Dot.mom
DD loves anything new. I keep a stash of library...

DD loves anything new. I keep a stash of library books she hasn't seen, toys etc. If I need a while to myself, I bring out a new toy (or one that has been stored for a while). If I need a peaceful...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-22-2003, 08:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,290
Posted By Dot.mom
My 2 1/2 yo dd loves Bob Books (available at...

My 2 1/2 yo dd loves Bob Books (available at Amazon). They start with just one word on a page and slowly ramp up to longer sentences. They also have 2 year old humor (like the characters sit on each...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-21-2003, 11:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 425
Posted By Dot.mom
IKEA has storage units that have wicker baskets...

IKEA has storage units that have wicker baskets instead of plastic ones. That's what we use. The wicker baskets come in a couple of differen sizes and dd can access her toys herself. Just put the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-15-2003, 10:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,020
Posted By Dot.mom
[QUOTE]Originally posted by ShariMama [B]. ...

[QUOTE]Originally posted by ShariMama
[B].

I've been talking to my stepson (public school senior) and his friends about their take on homeschooling. They had a disturbing view on it. They said...
Forum: Parenting   06-15-2003, 09:35 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,802
Posted By Dot.mom
There seem to be two issues: !) How much...

There seem to be two issues:

!) How much skin is exposed (and on what body parts)

2) The actual cut and style of the clothing.

I personally don't care how much skin my dd has exposed (she's...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-12-2003, 11:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 488
Posted By Dot.mom
In these situations, I often tell my daughter...

In these situations, I often tell my daughter that if another child doesn't listen to her words than to walk away and, if necessary, find an adult to help the other child hear her words. 2 reasons:...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-12-2003, 11:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 575
Posted By Dot.mom
Love these. Love Pattern Blocks too. DD plays...

Love these. Love Pattern Blocks too. DD plays with them for hours. She lines them up, makes them into imaginary characters, sorts them by color, size and ability to get along with each other (when...
Forum: Parenting   06-08-2003, 03:18 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,802
Posted By Dot.mom
I have two problems: 1) I'm buying dd (2...

I have two problems:

1) I'm buying dd (2 1/2yo) shorter dresses for the summer so she can learn how to negotiate a dress without tripping all over herself. Why do they all look so trashy????...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-08-2003, 02:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,263
Posted By Dot.mom
My 2 1/2 yo dd has sensory processing problems,...

My 2 1/2 yo dd has sensory processing problems, particularly vestibular processing and ocular motor dysfinction (poor ability to separate eye movement from head movement). She gets an hour of OT per...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-07-2003, 08:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 490
Posted By Dot.mom
Dd prefers to be naked at home. When she was...

Dd prefers to be naked at home. When she was training, we gave her a choice when we were going out if she wanted a diaper or underwear. We always brought enough supplies for both if she changed her...
Forum: Elimination Communication   05-28-2003, 09:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 735
Posted By Dot.mom
This looks really cool! How did you tie the...

This looks really cool! How did you tie the knots-like what type of knot did you use on the fringe? Thanks!
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-27-2003, 03:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,066
Posted By Dot.mom
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif I know how you feel. I took only 6 weks off after dd was born (dh took the next six weeks off) and dd went into daycare at 3 months. I...
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