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Forum: California, Nevada   08-08-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 166
Posted By mkat
My dear friend is director of an incredible...

My dear friend is director of an incredible play-based, Reggio-inspired preschool in Lake Balboa, CA. She has a few openings left for the fall, and an open house scheduled for August 14.  My DS was...
Forum: Pets   03-21-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 301
Posted By mkat
Thanks for the replies.  The treehouse is about...

Thanks for the replies.  The treehouse is about 5 feet high.  He really can jump down pretty easily if he wants, but mostly uses the ladder.  He seems to be in pretty fantastic physical shape for...
Forum: Pets   03-15-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 301
Posted By mkat
The treehouse is not too high off the ground,...

The treehouse is not too high off the ground, the dog has jumped from it to the ground with ease, but should I be concerned about his safety?  He's figured out that he can get closer to the...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-18-2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 552
Posted By mkat
Well, we did the blood draw!  I used LMX4...

Well, we did the blood draw!  I used LMX4 lidocaine numbing cream (over-the-counter) and DS felt nothing.  He was still very nervous prior to the draw, and needed a lot of convincing to go through...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-11-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 552
Posted By mkat
Hi everyone,   Thanks again for your great...

Hi everyone,
 
Thanks again for your great replies to my question.  Believe it or not, we didn't do the blood draw last fall.  The doc decided is wasn't necessary, after all.  Now, however, some...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-30-2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 552
Posted By mkat
Thank you again for all of the replies.  It...

Thank you again for all of the replies.  It sounds like several of you have used numbing cream with success, and haven't had any issue with constriction of the blood vessels.  I also ordered a Buzzy...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-26-2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 552
Posted By mkat
Thank you, all, for the great replies.  You have...

Thank you, all, for the great replies.  You have given me some really helpful suggestions and things to consider. I'm still taking in everything you've all written and may be back with more...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-25-2012, 09:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 552
Posted By mkat
Hi, thanks, I did find one thread from a few...

Hi, thanks, I did find one thread from a few years ago that was helpful.  There is a cream that is over the counter that works like the prescription version, however, I have read that it can...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-24-2012, 06:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 552
Posted By mkat
My highly sensitive, SPD DS, age 6, needs to...

My highly sensitive, SPD DS, age 6, needs to have a blood draw.  His pain threshold is tiny, he becomes hysterical when he injures himself, ESPECIALLY if there could be blood, which is the first...
Forum: California, Nevada   05-27-2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 722
Posted By mkat
www.caterpillarcottage.com...

www.caterpillarcottage.com (http://www.caterpillarcottage.com) Reggio & Montessori-inspired curriculum, progressive methods, fantastic director and teachers. Highly, highly recommend!
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-02-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,897
Posted By mkat
I had similar issues with DS, now 6.  What...

I had similar issues with DS, now 6.  What really helped was to have him sit on the toilet or potty while trying to blow up a balloon.  This helped him locate and feel his "poop muscles" while in a...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-22-2012, 06:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 686
Posted By mkat
My 5 year old DS learned to ride with this...

My 5 year old DS learned to ride with this method in about 1 day!  It was a great experience for him. 
Forum: Meal Planning   02-22-2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,904
Posted By mkat
How about a bunch of salads.. green salad, fruit...

How about a bunch of salads.. green salad, fruit salad, gf pasta or rice salad, etc.  You can have dips like chips and guacamole, veggies & hummus, etc. to supplement.  This is more or less the menu...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-20-2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,201
Posted By mkat
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by JPiper http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1345698/major-discomfort-w-6-year-old-molars#post_16884690)
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Forum: The Childhood Years   02-20-2012, 03:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,201
Posted By mkat
Thanks so much for the ideas, Christine!  Those...

Thanks so much for the ideas, Christine!  Those are some helpful suggestions.  Sorry your DS has had a hard time with teething, as well.  Congrats on your pg!!
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-20-2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 562
Posted By mkat
Thank you so much Linda and Beth for your...

Thank you so much Linda and Beth for your replies.  DS has not had any kind of neuropsychological evaluation.  He's only had an occupational therapy eval.  I agree that it would be helpful to know...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-19-2012, 05:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,201
Posted By mkat
DS (6) is getting all 4 molars at once.  His...

DS (6) is getting all 4 molars at once.  His fingers are constantly in his mouth, he's chewing on his shirt all of the time, and seems generally irritable a lot of the time.  Any ideas for making...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-19-2012, 05:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 562
Posted By mkat
DS is 6. Sometimes, he misreads social...

DS is 6. Sometimes, he misreads social situations, gets angry, and can behave unkindly (i.e. rude, sarcastic, etc.) toward others. I have found it unproductive to correct the behavior too strongly...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-08-2011, 08:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 197
Posted By mkat
My 5 year old DS has had a couple of recent...

My 5 year old DS has had a couple of recent instances of conflict with an unfamiliar peer in a public place, which have been very upsetting to him.  When he has a conflict with a friend, he seems to...
Forum: Family Safety   09-19-2011, 11:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By mkat
Thanks so much for the replies!  We just...

Thanks so much for the replies!  We just adjusted the shoulder straps to the highest slot and his shoulders are maybe a 1/2 inch below, so he hasn't actually outgrown the seat yet.  I'm not sure how...
Forum: Family Safety   09-18-2011, 10:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By mkat
DS just about still fits in his Britax Marathon...

DS just about still fits in his Britax Marathon although it's getting tight, so I'm thinking about which seat to get him next.  At this age, do I bother to get him a 5 pt harness or go straight to a...
Forum: California, Nevada   08-29-2011, 07:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 269
Posted By mkat
This sounds like what you are looking...

This sounds like what you are looking for: paracelsusla.com. 
 
Good luck!
Forum: Women's Health   08-22-2011, 06:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 319
Posted By mkat
Epsom salt in the bath will draw them out.

Epsom salt in the bath will draw them out.
Forum: Women's Health   08-10-2011, 07:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 386
Posted By mkat
Thanks for the reply, homemademom.  Did you use...

Thanks for the reply, homemademom.  Did you use pure white vinegar or did you dilute it at all?  I have not tried to treat the rash topically yet and it's probably worthwhile to try.
 
Edit: nm,...
Forum: Women's Health   08-09-2011, 09:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 386
Posted By mkat
... if there is no dimple in the middle of the...

... if there is no dimple in the middle of the bumps?  DS has had a rash on his torso, legs, and elbows for close to 18 months.  The bumps are skin-colored and pearly, look pretty wart-y and...
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