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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-22-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 147
Posted By Letitia
Ugg, I remember these feelings. I still feel...

Ugg, I remember these feelings. I still feel like I want to defend my kids from diagnoses and labels, I want them to be normal. Really, my kids are great kids, but my daughter does have some...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-22-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 57
Posted By Letitia
Couple things. My daughter has had...

Couple things.

My daughter has had multiple issues and when things just didn't seem to be within the realm of average to us we got a full neuropsychological evaluation. Hours and hours of...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-22-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,424
Posted By Letitia
Do you wear the little one wrapped against your...

Do you wear the little one wrapped against your body? A lot of babies are very quiet in that situation. Maybe you could sit, or maybe you could stand up and rock side to side a little if he needed...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-17-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 152
Posted By Letitia
My daughter struggled to read until we had...

My daughter struggled to read until we had testing done that identified that she could not keep her eyes focused on something (especially in her near vision) for very long. The standard visual...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-06-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By Letitia
I think I'd be asking myself if she has problems...

I think I'd be asking myself if she has problems with impulsivity on other parts of her life, and if not, is she bored in the classroom. If she's globally impulsive and is out of the range of what...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-27-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 395
Posted By Letitia
My daughter was diagnosed when she was 6. ...

My daughter was diagnosed when she was 6. Initially, we avoided medications, but related to what a PP mentioned, she was starting to struggle socially and in school. She has never been disruptive...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-09-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 595
Posted By Letitia
Tapatio, neither of my kids has the same...

Tapatio, neither of my kids has the same diagnosis, but I can relate to how hard it is to hear the words and worrying about the future. Even for normal kids, we can't predict their futures, I keep...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-29-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 344
Posted By Letitia
I didn't live through exactly that, but I did...

I didn't live through exactly that, but I did live through the toddler and baby combination. Those are really, really hard years.

I'm worried that he has chased you around the house and that you...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-29-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 365
Posted By Letitia
I am betting the most common response is going to...

I am betting the most common response is going to be that you can't diagnose ADHD/ADD at that age.

That said, looking back I could see my daughter was different from right around the time kids...
Forum: Queer Parenting   09-27-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 324
Posted By Letitia
I would also be interested. I have been on the...

I would also be interested. I have been on the mothering discussion boards only in fits and starts, but they do go back a few years. Hopefully that's enough vetting. We are in New Mexico, 2 kids.
Forum: Queer Parenting   09-25-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By Letitia
Great idea! My kids are younger than that age...

Great idea! My kids are younger than that age group, and we have taken no pictures so doubt we'd be of help, but we'd be interested in the book!
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-25-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 517
Posted By Letitia
We use glassware, plates and bowls from thrift...

We use glassware, plates and bowls from thrift stores so there's no great feeling of tragedy if it breaks, and we don't mess up any full sets because we don't have any. We don't mind using our own...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-25-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 842
Posted By Letitia
I was thinking about this more today as I was...

I was thinking about this more today as I was driving around with my son, who is home sick from school today. He would have HATED being forced to do anything physical at that age. Maybe he would...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-24-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 842
Posted By Letitia
Ditto what Rachelsmama and Viola said. Forcing...

Ditto what Rachelsmama and Viola said. Forcing physical contact of any type seems way out of bounds and I'm shocked a preschool administrator wouldn't "get" that. You've also noticed that he's also...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-24-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,337
Posted By Letitia
I would think a Moby does in a way swaddle a...

I would think a Moby does in a way swaddle a baby. We made our own, but it kept them snugged against our body. But really, if it doesn't seem you need it, why do it?
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-24-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,219
Posted By Letitia
Oh, I feel for you. My kids are 6 and 7 now, but...

Oh, I feel for you. My kids are 6 and 7 now, but the 6 year old cried SOOOO much when he was a baby. It felt like all the time that he was not nursing. We used:
1) Me rocking him (really hard...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-18-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 592
Posted By Letitia
We use similar dose with our kids (6 and 7)...

We use similar dose with our kids (6 and 7) sporadically. It is natural, but it's a hormone. Most hormones have complicated actions in the body. Honestly, all the safety data is short-term. If...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-18-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,468
Posted By Letitia
My daughter never did tummy time. She learned to...

My daughter never did tummy time. She learned to flip to her back pretty young, and then it was like trying to set a cat down on its back - she would be twisting back over to her back just as we set...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-17-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 737
Posted By Letitia
In my state kids could receive EI (Early...

In my state kids could receive EI (Early Intervention free services for kids under 3) and Child Find (kids 3 and up) services in a private preschool. Ours was also a church based preschool and they...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-17-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 576
Posted By Letitia
We always gave anybody who would come in contact...

We always gave anybody who would come in contact with our kids a warning and choice to opt out, even if it was only one with a sniffle. Some people just did't want to deal with it, and I felt it was...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-16-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 881
Posted By Letitia
Pranava, I am no expert in the world of...

Pranava, I am no expert in the world of "giftedness" but my daughter was "diagnosed" as gifted during the neuropsych testing she had for her ADHD diagnosis. That testing would have been grueling if...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-16-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 897
Posted By Letitia
So is your question if there is something wrong...

So is your question if there is something wrong with your son?

I think that's totally going to depend on your values. I have never heard that cross-dressing at any age is associated with...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-15-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 497
Posted By Letitia
Novus, the kid I was in the past really feels for...

Novus, the kid I was in the past really feels for your son. I remember a grinding, suffocating boredom that started in kindergarten. I used to pretend I was sick every morning. I don't think I...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-13-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 516
Posted By Letitia
I also think you handled it well. If your son...

I also think you handled it well. If your son were also 4, I wouldn't have made a big deal about it at all. But given the age gap, there's a very uneven power dynamic. I was not sexually assaulted...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-13-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 897
Posted By Letitia
Tonight, we went to dinner at the home of old...

Tonight, we went to dinner at the home of old friends, and my son out of the blue decided he wanted to wear one of his sister's dresses. He's 6, she's 7. I stifled my "You can't do that!" initial...
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