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Forum: Breastfeeding   07-26-2015, 10:28 PM
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Posted By sageowl
Do you have any lactation consultants where you...

Do you have any lactation consultants where you live?
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-26-2015, 10:13 PM
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Views: 112
Posted By sageowl
It's such an annoying phase isn't it? It does...

It's such an annoying phase isn't it? It does get better. I always just take DS outside if he does this. Usually he gets the message.
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-26-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,204
Posted By sageowl
(Responding to OP): It drives me nuts. I named...

(Responding to OP): It drives me nuts. I named my second son after his great grandfather--and apparently now that's a popular girls name!?! Gahhh! Great, just great. Now every kid I've ever met...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-14-2015, 10:13 AM
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Views: 1,066
Posted By sageowl
No advice, just sympathy. DS2 is like this. ...

No advice, just sympathy. DS2 is like this.

During his first year he only wanted me--no one else. No one. If I had to leave him with daddy or grandma and he was awake he would scream the...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-14-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 948
Posted By sageowl
I'm not a very chatty person even in the best of...

I'm not a very chatty person even in the best of times, and actually love silence, so talking to babies was something that definitely didn't come naturally to me either. To overcome that tendency, I...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-14-2015, 09:38 AM
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Views: 619
Posted By sageowl
Sounds like post nasal drip. Could be allergies,...

Sounds like post nasal drip. Could be allergies, maybe.
Forum: Mental Health   06-13-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By sageowl
Have you contacted early intervention? That's...

Have you contacted early intervention? That's probably your best bet.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-13-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 604
Posted By sageowl
Being where you are there's probably no local...

Being where you are there's probably no local patent groups or anything like that. Which is too bad because it's wonderful to know you aren't going through it alone. There's quite a few posters in...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-13-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 974
Posted By sageowl
I'd make him earn the time to use it by doing...

I'd make him earn the time to use it by doing other things first. ;)
Forum: Parenting   06-13-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 733
Posted By sageowl
I think there's a small minority of people who do...

I think there's a small minority of people who do this as a pushback against the current societal trend of heavily gendered marketing to children. The more extreme examples of course of the ones...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-13-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 516
Posted By sageowl
My Aspergers Child (website) has a ton of good...

My Aspergers Child (website) has a ton of good info on defiant behaviors too.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-13-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 535
Posted By sageowl
Congratulations on finishing your credential and...

Congratulations on finishing your credential and finding a job!
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-25-2015, 11:33 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,608
Posted By sageowl
I'm so sorry you're having such a bad time with...

I'm so sorry you're having such a bad time with the bureaucracy side of things. Seems like it takes forever even when things are going well. Like you really need anything extra to deal with, am I...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-25-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 794
Posted By sageowl
I agree with the others--this sounds like a bad...

I agree with the others--this sounds like a bad scene. You usually only see crying at drop off, or with an individual child who is having an off day (because of something unrelated to school). My...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-24-2015, 11:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 373
Posted By sageowl
Like Linda, I have also worked as an aide. While...

Like Linda, I have also worked as an aide. While I was never forbidden to speak to parents, we were asked to try to steer most parental communication through the classroom teacher because they are...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-24-2015, 11:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 751
Posted By sageowl
If he does have autism, it will be very very very...

If he does have autism, it will be very very very difficult to get him to give up the bottle. Way harder, and if you force it, it will be traumatic. Whatever the standard advice is, it probably...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-24-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,412
Posted By sageowl
Sorry your little one is having such a rough time...

Sorry your little one is having such a rough time with teething. and hugs to you too--it really is awful! They do get less interested in eating when it hurts, and the poop gets funky and it's all...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-11-2015, 10:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By sageowl
It's a very common autism/sensory thing but maybe...

It's a very common autism/sensory thing but maybe other kids do it too. Is that the only issue, or are there other concerns?
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-11-2015, 10:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 163
Posted By sageowl
Honestly I just use any plastic container that's...

Honestly I just use any plastic container that's clean and handy.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-11-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,608
Posted By sageowl
Sounds like you've had quite a time of it. I...

Sounds like you've had quite a time of it. I hope that by now that something is up and running, and you're finally getting at least some of the help you need.

I remember going through a lot of...
Forum: Parenting   03-10-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,080
Posted By sageowl
I bet they're scouting out participants for a...

I bet they're scouting out participants for a "reality" show. ;)
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-25-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By sageowl
I have a terrible sleeper. None of the usual...

I have a terrible sleeper. None of the usual stuff works. It gets better incrementally over time, i'm at the point where I'm starting to consider melatonin though. Just wanted to let you know...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-25-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 188
Posted By sageowl
I have an Aspie. Feel free to PM me. I have...

I have an Aspie. Feel free to PM me. I have lots of good resources, but it's going to be super hard to post them with the phone. ;)

And there's lots of people in the special-needs form who...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-01-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,534
Posted By sageowl
I don't have any ideas for you, i'm sure you've...

I don't have any ideas for you, i'm sure you've pretty much tried it all at this point. Just wanted to say I feel your pain. I've got a high needs baby too. Two years in, and the sleep thing is...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-29-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,163
Posted By sageowl
Since I'm a teacher, I tend to think of...

Since I'm a teacher, I tend to think of discipline as teaching. So to make it a learning experience, I try to frame interactions like this:

What was the purpose of the behavior?

What did I...
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