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Forum: Learning at School   01-19-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 198
Posted By Pepe
Hello!  Anyone have experience with this?  I...

Hello!  Anyone have experience with this?  I suspect my 8yo 3rd grader could have dysgraphia.  His teacher is not familiar with this condition.  If I want to have him tested, how should I proceed? ...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-16-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By Pepe
Hello!  DS, 7, still wears a pull-up at night...

Hello!  DS, 7, still wears a pull-up at night and has had maybe 2 dry nights since daytime toilet-learning around age 2.5.  We're eager to see what he/we can do about this.  Can anyone recommend a...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-07-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By Pepe
This summer, we want to address DS's nighttime...

This summer, we want to address DS's nighttime peeing.  He is almost 8 and has never had a dry night.  I'm looking for a book or program or checklist of things to try, foods to remove, etc.  Can...
Forum: Multicultural Families   06-07-2013, 08:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 138
Posted By Pepe
Any tips on volunteering abroad with a child? ...

Any tips on volunteering abroad with a child?  DS, almost 8, is in Spanish immersion, and I'm thinking ahead and dreaming of a future service trip wherein we (1) use our Spanish and (2) volunteer...
Forum: Personal Growth   04-28-2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By Pepe
Thanks, everyone!  I appreciate the advice and...

Thanks, everyone!  I appreciate the advice and kind thoughts
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   04-27-2013, 10:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 81
Posted By Pepe
Hello!  I'm grateful to have summers off to...

Hello!  I'm grateful to have summers off to enjoy with DS, who will be turning 8 toward the end of the summer.  I'd love to find a place (or places) to volunteer with him and would welcome...
Forum: Personal Growth   04-21-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By Pepe
Thank you, tracyamber.  

Thank you, tracyamber.
 
Forum: Women's Health   04-21-2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 106
Posted By Pepe
Hi there--To any of you with thyroid expertise:...

Hi there--To any of you with thyroid expertise: DS, now 7, was dxd with hypothyroidism at birth and took synthroid until he was 2 years old.  At that point, he took a vacation from synthroid and his...
Forum: Personal Growth   04-20-2013, 10:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By Pepe
I need some help in letting go of my negativity...

I need some help in letting go of my negativity around DS's occasional poor behavior.  DH and I have a plan for addressing some of it, and what DS, 7, is doing/not doing is not really even the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-20-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 137
Posted By Pepe
Hello!  I'm looking for book recommendations--or...

Hello!  I'm looking for book recommendations--or even just some tips and techniques, if you have them!--regarding DS, 7, and learning to handle anger.  He's highly sensitive and very emotional, and...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-20-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 166
Posted By Pepe
Hello!  I'm looking for book recommendations--or...

Hello!  I'm looking for book recommendations--or even just some tips and techniques, if you have them!--regarding DS, 7, and learning to handle anger.  He's highly sensitive and very emotional, and...
Forum: Women's Health   12-30-2012, 09:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 135
Posted By Pepe
I recently noticed two small warts on DS's...

I recently noticed two small warts on DS's soles, one on each foot, when I was trimming his toenails.  I'd like to try to treat them at home--can anyone recommend a remedy?  Thanks!
Forum: Women's Health   12-30-2012, 09:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 145
Posted By Pepe
Hello! Sorry to hear you are in such...

Hello! Sorry to hear you are in such discomfort.  I had thrush when DS was a nursling and it was agonizing.  We treated my breasts and his mouth with gentian violet on the recommendation of a La...
Forum: Women's Health   12-30-2012, 09:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 150
Posted By Pepe
I have, as of yesterday morning, what feels like...

I have, as of yesterday morning, what feels like a sore or scab inside my nose, and it's very uncomfortable.  It's in the front of my left nostril; the tip of my nose is a bit swollen and tender to...
Forum: Family Safety   10-06-2012, 07:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 334
Posted By Pepe
DS is 7 and in 2nd grade.  I have not measured...

DS is 7 and in 2nd grade.  I have not measured his height lately, but he is average to tall for his grade, and I do know that he weighs 54 pounds (on the thin side compared to most of his...
Forum: Personal Growth   09-22-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 696
Posted By Pepe
Forgive yourself.  Well, I guess you WANT to do...

Forgive yourself.  Well, I guess you WANT to do that but are finding it tough...
Sometimes such a fear of failure or intense regret stems from a childhood in which you were not allowed to make...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   09-16-2012, 09:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 147
Posted By Pepe
Hello! 7yo DS is interested in the following...

Hello! 7yo DS is interested in the following topics right now and I am eager to hear your book recommendations. 
 

slavery/Civil War + the history of slavery in Brazil
President...
Forum: Personal Growth   09-12-2012, 09:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 488
Posted By Pepe
Hi.  OP here. Maybe I am actually more ENVIOUS...

Hi.  OP here.
Maybe I am actually more ENVIOUS than jealous.  Well, call it what you will--how do I control it?
Forum: Personal Growth   09-12-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 488
Posted By Pepe
I have not typically felt jealous of other...

I have not typically felt jealous of other people's good fortune--I am actually more of a cheery optimist, very grateful for what I have--but lately I have had very ugly feelings about DS's brother...
Forum: Personal Growth   09-09-2012, 09:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 282
Posted By Pepe
I’d really like to have a talk with tactless MIL...

I’d really like to have a talk with tactless MIL and the (latest) comment she made to my husband.
 
Background: He is working exceptionally hard right now, and I am so proud of his stamina and...
Forum: Parenting   08-18-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 143
Posted By Pepe
Thanks very much!  These are great ideas and...

Thanks very much!  These are great ideas and starting points.
Forum: Parenting   08-17-2012, 09:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 143
Posted By Pepe
Hello!  I'd love to do a Habitat for...

Hello!  I'd love to do a Habitat for Humanity-type service trip w/my 7yo.  We'd also like to do some occasional volunteering in our community.  Any thoughts/tips?  Ideally, we'd be able to do a...
Forum: Activism and News   08-17-2012, 09:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 41
Posted By Pepe
Hello!  I'd love to do a Habitat for...

Hello!  I'd love to do a Habitat for Humanity-type service trip w/my 7yo DS.  We'd also like to do some occasional volunteering in our community.  Any thoughts/tips?  Ideally, we'd be able to do a...
Forum: Parenting   07-23-2012, 09:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By Pepe
DS is 6, also an only, and we have tried to...

DS is 6, also an only, and we have tried to focus on how older friends were really patient with him when he was younger (true, fortunately!): letting him go first, letting him make choices, reading...
Forum: Allergies   07-22-2012, 09:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Posted By Pepe
DS is almost 7 and still wears a pull-up to bed...

DS is almost 7 and still wears a pull-up to bed due to wetting EVERY night (though there have been no problems during waking hours for years).  I want to explore whether there are any food...
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