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Forum: The Childhood Years   07-26-2016, 11:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 761
Posted By Letitia
My son's story is not the same, but we ended up...

My son's story is not the same, but we ended up with similar questions. I'm sure our son would have been difficult anyway - he has a huge need to be in control and is very sensitive - but...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-24-2016, 07:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 873
Posted By Letitia
Indoor pools, OK if they're not "sexy". Outdoor...

Indoor pools, OK if they're not "sexy". Outdoor - no way. I have bought both my son and my daughter high SPF rash guards and stretchy shorts (our other suits have been hand-me-downs), and they're...
Forum: Toddler Health   07-22-2016, 07:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By Letitia
You're right, iron deficiency can cause restless...

You're right, iron deficiency can cause restless legs. I don't know diddly about it in kids, but that's definitely true in adults. Getting his iron levels checked shouldn't be a big deal, if you...
Forum: Family Planning   07-21-2016, 04:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 226
Posted By Letitia
I had the same initial thoughts as Pokeyac. I...

I had the same initial thoughts as Pokeyac. I have friends who are not white who have strong feelings about white parents adopting and raising children of their race. My belief is that it's better...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-17-2016, 01:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 395
Posted By Letitia
Our kids are older now, but we've traveled with...

Our kids are older now, but we've traveled with them all their lives and never used an iPad.

We have always brought a lot of books, markers and paper, and as soon as they got old enough (3-1/2 -...
Forum: Family Safety   07-16-2016, 11:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 207
Posted By Letitia
Yes, I wish all cars had adjustable shoulder...

Yes, I wish all cars had adjustable shoulder straps. On vacation, we were in a minivan that had just that. It was great.

I was tired last night when I wrote. I guess what I meant is, all laws...
Forum: Family Safety   07-15-2016, 11:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 207
Posted By Letitia
Booster question

My kids are now 8 and 9. We're noticing a lot of friends letting their kids ride in front seat (I found out recently that front seat not legal for kids <12 is only a law in my state). and we've...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   07-15-2016, 03:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 514
Posted By Letitia
Wow, if I were your husband I'd worry about the...

Wow, if I were your husband I'd worry about the first two boys feeling like they got the raw end of the deal. Has he considered that?

Now imagine you and your husband had the ability to bestow...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-10-2016, 09:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 267
Posted By Letitia
Opportunities for Independence

I grew up in small towns, where I could walk to friends' houses, school, stores, the library, the pool - really everywhere. I loved that feeling of being out on my own and going somewhere, and I'm...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-20-2016, 01:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 662
Posted By Letitia
I don't see this as black and white: I think it...

I don't see this as black and white: I think it totally depends on the street. I've lived in some places where slowing down for kids really wasn't slowing down much from the lazy 15 MPH people were...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-15-2016, 05:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 824
Posted By Letitia
I don't see the issue here as the safety of...

I don't see the issue here as the safety of walking to school, I see it as putting a really big responsibility on a child (your son). Not so much the walking home part, but the being responsible for...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-14-2016, 09:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 539
Posted By Letitia
I could not agree with pumabearclan more. I...

I could not agree with pumabearclan more. I really don't care if my kids work for Google. That's not my definition of "success."
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-14-2016, 09:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,057
Posted By Letitia
I was a back seat passenger in a very low-speed...

I was a back seat passenger in a very low-speed accident some years ago. I was lying across the back seat, with the belt loosely around my hips, slithered out of the shoulder belt. I guess I felt...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-25-2016, 10:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 910
Posted By Letitia
I did this I think once, and I was really...

I did this I think once, and I was really rattled. We had the same general style of seat with the kids rear-facing until they were about 3. It was just part of putting them in, and I think I'd...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-23-2016, 11:47 AM
Replies: 9
  Tics
Views: 590
Posted By Letitia
Definitely waxing and waning. My son is too...

Definitely waxing and waning. My son is too complicated to describe in a paragraph, but suffice it to say his life is probably more stressful than average.
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-20-2016, 09:19 PM
Replies: 9
  Tics
Views: 590
Posted By Letitia
My complicated boy (7, close to 8) has had tics...

My complicated boy (7, close to 8) has had tics on/off for maybe a year. I've read a bunch about them, and I've actually had a few. Your daughter's qualifies as a motor tic. They are really...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-17-2016, 09:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 720
Posted By Letitia
I agree with you for multiple reasons, but unless...

I agree with you for multiple reasons, but unless you're really close to the other mom I wouldn't say anything. To do so would be in a way to question her parenting.

I don't let my kids pester...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-08-2016, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 829
Posted By Letitia
The only gadget my kids are allowed to use when...

The only gadget my kids are allowed to use when we're together as a family is an iPod with a speaker. We listen to recorded books all the time in the car, and when they really, really need to chill...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-01-2016, 10:46 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,195
Posted By Letitia
The Explosive Child helped me greatly.Brought me...

The Explosive Child helped me greatly.Brought me back to feeling some empathy for my son, and I realized we are actually fairly similar. I read How to Talk . . . as well, and I definitely got useful...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-01-2016, 10:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 659
Posted By Letitia
Caveat: my daughter was in the NICU for all the...

Caveat: my daughter was in the NICU for all the time she had an umbilical stump, so I don't know about that and I think we used disposables for the first few weeks with my son. But other than the...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   04-30-2016, 08:03 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 30,307
Posted By Letitia
My daughter's intelligent, social, coordinated,...

My daughter's intelligent, social, coordinated, creative best friend was born at 28 weeks. She'll be 9 soon.

I almost forgot two of my good friends, born at 32 weeks each back in the 1960's. ...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-29-2016, 12:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 961
Posted By Letitia
I agree, judge the preschool by the teacher, and...

I agree, judge the preschool by the teacher, and if it doesn't feel right, change if you can. They are not all the same for sure. We checked out about 5 before choosing ours, looking for a place...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-22-2016, 06:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 979
Posted By Letitia
Wonderful to hear.

Wonderful to hear.
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-20-2016, 07:48 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,195
Posted By Letitia
I started the "n of 1" thing as a preface to...

I started the "n of 1" thing as a preface to saying that despite all the problems my son had at home, there were no full-blown tantrums at school. Studies look at groups of people and can give you...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-18-2016, 07:44 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,195
Posted By Letitia
I don't think you should be either incredibly...

I don't think you should be either incredibly reassured or incredibly worried by what parents report here as their N of 1 experiences when it comes to tantrums at school, but, that said, if it makes...
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