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Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-27-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 533
Posted By onyxfire
Glad this is out there. My DD 12 is a little...

Glad this is out there. My DD 12 is a little underweight but finally in the "normal" range thanks to puberty... Once she hit about 8, everyone, family included, were saying things like "don't you...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-27-2013, 07:09 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,518
Posted By onyxfire
No one should be making a kid wear a bra unless...

No one should be making a kid wear a bra unless you can see their areolas through the shirt, and the same should go for boys. That being said, my DD 12 always wears a bra and has since she was 10...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-27-2013, 06:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 586
Posted By onyxfire
I am so glad my DD went to an elementary school...

I am so glad my DD went to an elementary school where they made kids talk through their problems with a counselor mediating instead of the tattle/punishment dichotomy that usually happens in school....
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-27-2013, 06:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 563
Posted By onyxfire
Great ideas, everyone. She is into theater...

Great ideas, everyone. She is into theater herself, so a play might be fun for her... I was also looking into bands she likes that might be playing an all ages venue around that time, but...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-17-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 327
Posted By onyxfire
Sounds like my 15 y.o. niece, my own 12 y.o. is...

Sounds like my 15 y.o. niece, my own 12 y.o. is starting in with it a little, too -_- 15 is hard, it's kind of the height of "I know everything and am entitled to do whatever I want because my...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-17-2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 818
Posted By onyxfire
I would rather have my kid smoking pot than...

I would rather have my kid smoking pot than drinking, hands down. My kids are 12 and almost 3, so obviously hell no for now, but once they are 16 or 17 I would rather have them do it in a "safe...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-17-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 563
Posted By onyxfire
Well, my niece's 16th birthday is coming up in a...

Well, my niece's 16th birthday is coming up in a few months, and I am looking for an idea for a gift that would be special and hopefully $100 or less. My sister and I are both single parents, so...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-27-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 209
Posted By onyxfire
Pattimomma, thank you for the resources! Much...

Pattimomma, thank you for the resources! Much appreciated.

Meemee, I actually work with kids who have ADD/ADHD among other diagnoses and I can tell you without a doubt that she doesn't have it. I...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-27-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,309
Posted By onyxfire
I went from a kids size 12 to a women's 6...

I went from a kids size 12 to a women's 6 practically overnight, and I felt a LOT of body shame because I was bigger and more developed than my peers, though I have never been overweight in my life....
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-27-2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 209
Posted By onyxfire
I have tried to get her in the habit of carrying...

I have tried to get her in the habit of carrying a purse, because it will be an easier transition once she has money (or even car keys, I shudder to think) to keep track of, but she is obsessed with...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-26-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 460
Posted By onyxfire
Glad it's helping her! Keep us posted, hope it's...

Glad it's helping her! Keep us posted, hope it's something easy to diagnose/treat...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-23-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 816
Posted By onyxfire
Yeah, my 12 year old definitely throws her share...

Yeah, my 12 year old definitely throws her share of fits, but nothing like that, and certainly not around an aunt or grandparent... That is the first red flag, if the child is willing to behave that...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-23-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 460
Posted By onyxfire
Low blood pressure is common with kids and...

Low blood pressure is common with kids and teens, 97 is fine but the 43 worries me a bit... Is she showing any symptoms of thyroid problems, like being cold often or very hungry? Depression can...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-22-2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,014
Posted By onyxfire
The original post is gone, but if you still have...

The original post is gone, but if you still have questions, feel free to PM me.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-22-2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 460
Posted By onyxfire
Haha? I never said I was an expert, all I...

Haha?

I never said I was an expert, all I said was it would take a normal individual eating a healthy diet, as the op mentioned her DD did, longer than 2-3 weeks to become anemic upon becoming...
Forum: Queer Parenting   08-22-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 973
Posted By onyxfire
I hate that MDC is so straight, especially where...

I hate that MDC is so straight, especially where having old kids is concerned. I have a few questions for people out there, I only know a few families with queer parents and older kids, but each of...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-22-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 460
Posted By onyxfire
MicheleRMT, St. John's wort is pretty disputed...

MicheleRMT, St. John's wort is pretty disputed in the medical field as to its effectiveness for depression... For people who aren't suffering from imbalances, it definitely helps stabilize mood, but...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-22-2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 460
Posted By onyxfire
Whatsnextmom, I actually have a career in the...

Whatsnextmom, I actually have a career in the medical field and I can tell you that "going less than a month with a less than stellar diet" does not produce anemia in normal people who absorb iron...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-21-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 460
Posted By onyxfire
My DD has been a vegetarian who barely eats...

My DD has been a vegetarian who barely eats healthy food her whole life and her iron is always normal, even being lactose intolerant... I don't think vegetarianism will do that in 3 months, maybe,...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-21-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 209
Posted By onyxfire
Hi everyone, I haven't posted in a while...

Hi everyone,

I haven't posted in a while but I am back with a question none of my friends have much experience with, and neither do I though I work with people doing physical rehab, this is a...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-31-2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,307
Posted By onyxfire
OP, while I disagree about not being open in...

OP, while I disagree about not being open in public, I do want to apologize if I came across as being harsh. Like other posters said, you are definitely doing a good job. However, this thread struck...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-31-2013, 08:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 537
Posted By onyxfire
My kid is just finishing 6th grade, but has been...

My kid is just finishing 6th grade, but has been volunteering during the summer and doing a couple of camps. She is at the age where she is a little old for many camps, but I found some cool ones...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-31-2013, 07:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,102
Posted By onyxfire
Amber3902, I don't know what your deal is, but...

Amber3902, I don't know what your deal is, but my statement was meant to be taken with a grain of salt, a little bit of exaggerated humor to make the OP realize that shutting her kid down because of...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-29-2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,102
Posted By onyxfire
Really, Amber3902? I can't help but feel that...

Really, Amber3902? I can't help but feel that the bulk of your rant was directed, in part, at me, yet you refer to redirecting your child or imposing consequences as "punishment". Do you get...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-23-2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,307
Posted By onyxfire
I meant to add that even though I got beaten up,...

I meant to add that even though I got beaten up, I feel emotionally stronger now as a person, more than people I know who hid it for years. Hiding causes way more damage than being true to yourself....
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