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Forum: Single Parenting   03-13-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 606
Posted By lnitti
I documented everything.  He had never given a...

I documented everything.  He had never given a bath, cut toe nails, put them to bed at night, never took them to school or daycare (daycare thought he was make believe because they had never seen...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-11-2012, 02:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,241
Posted By lnitti
My daughter turned 5 in September.  For both her...

My daughter turned 5 in September.  For both her and her 8 year old sister, they need about 11 hours of sleep.  So an 8 AM wake up time would mean in bed lights out done with books, etc.  by 9PM.
 
Forum: Single Parenting   07-27-2012, 01:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 537
Posted By lnitti
very old broken boom boxes for starters  

very old broken boom boxes for starters
 
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-26-2012, 08:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,313
Posted By lnitti
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by StudyingStones http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-19-2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 704
Posted By lnitti
You definitely should consult an attorney.  even...

You definitely should consult an attorney.  even if you go through mediation, you each should still have an attorney.
 
You also should still get child support and contribution from both parents...
Forum: Learning at School   06-25-2012, 09:34 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,417
Posted By lnitti
Wow, you guys pack a lot of food for your kids! ...

Wow, you guys pack a lot of food for your kids!  Makes me wonder if I am sending enough.
 
I send either:
- sandwich and some fruit
- hot thermos of a mix of pasta, veges, some meat and...
Forum: Montessori   05-17-2012, 10:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,996
Posted By lnitti
Just a quick update.  Her psychologist, speech...

Just a quick update.  Her psychologist, speech and OT evals were completed.
 
Speech is fine (high average).
Fine motor skills are fine (high average).
Cognitive is fine.
Moderate delay in...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-08-2012, 08:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,448
Posted By lnitti
It has been suggested to me to take my daughter...

It has been suggested to me to take my daughter to a pediatric neurologist for an evaluation.  but i have seen some references her to developmental pediatrician.  Are they the same or different? ...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-03-2012, 02:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,454
Posted By lnitti
For an 8 and 10 year old, summer camp IS child...

For an 8 and 10 year old, summer camp IS child care per IRS regulations.  You can claim the money spent on summer camp as dependent care expenses.
 
Forum: Allergies   05-02-2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By lnitti
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by scsigrl http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1351248/tell-me-about-oral-allergy-syndrome#post_16967154)

I...
Forum: Allergies   05-02-2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By lnitti
I am not so sure it is OAS.  Possibly.  But I...

I am not so sure it is OAS.  Possibly.  But I know our allergist said that seasonal allergies don't usually start until 3ish  for my dd it was the spring and summer before she turned 3 (September...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-02-2012, 09:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 288
Posted By lnitti
This may sound a little rough around the edges...

This may sound a little rough around the edges but....
 
They are your kids and you are doing what you deem best for them.  It doesn't matter who approves or not.  If she doesn't like it, tough,...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-02-2012, 09:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By lnitti
Sorry for the 3rd reply, but I just wanted to...

Sorry for the 3rd reply, but I just wanted to tell you I understand how frustrating it can be when people think there are no issues and don't believe you, etc.
 
I have 2 daughters.  One that is...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-02-2012, 09:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By lnitti
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Treece http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1352153/just-sick-of-it-a-rant#post_16966648)

And then my next...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-02-2012, 09:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By lnitti
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Treece http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1352153/just-sick-of-it-a-rant#post_16966648)
 (Um, her HA's are...
Forum: Montessori   03-28-2012, 11:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,996
Posted By lnitti
Just an update.  We are still at the Montessori...

Just an update.  We are still at the Montessori school.  She was moved to the extended day schedule in January.  She no longer complains about being bored.
 
BUT
 
She still has most of the...
Forum: Montessori   03-28-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 253
Posted By lnitti
My dd started the toddler program the same month...

My dd started the toddler program the same month she turned two.  It was a September.  Coming back from Christmas break, in January, she moved up to the primary room.  She was almost 2 years and 4...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-28-2012, 08:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 346
Posted By lnitti
I am so sorry for your loss.   I have some...

I am so sorry for your loss.
 
I have some odd theory here and it may or may not help.  And it is a lot of maybes.  If it doesn't apply, just ignore it.
 
I have a feeling that maybe as you...
Forum: Montessori   02-23-2012, 02:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 346
Posted By lnitti
I am also concerned that she will be much behind...

I am also concerned that she will be much behind the other kids at the public kindergarten.  The way Montessori works, she hasn't really focused that much on letters, writing or reading.  She does...
Forum: Montessori   02-22-2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 717
Posted By lnitti
just keep in mind that the dependent care...

just keep in mind that the dependent care account covers child care, which includes preschool tuition.  But once you child is in kindergarten, you can no longer use the dependent care account for...
Forum: Montessori   02-22-2012, 02:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 346
Posted By lnitti
I am in a position where I have to decide to...

I am in a position where I have to decide to have my daughter either:
 
1.  finish her 3rd year (Kindergarten) in her montessori school
or
2.  take a spot at the elementary school I wanted her...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-16-2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 152
Posted By lnitti
Mine love tons of stuff.  Maybe it is because I...

Mine love tons of stuff.  Maybe it is because I only have girls, but most of these I would think apply to girls or boys.
 
Bowling, Chuck E. Cheese, do you have any hands on science or play...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-16-2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,153
Posted By lnitti
First thing I thought of is this:   ...

First thing I thought of is this:
 
http://www.joovy.com/p-13-big-caboose-stand-on-triple-stroller.aspx
 
But the seats top out at 40, and the rear has a limit of 45 pounds.
 
 
 
But...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-14-2012, 08:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 323
Posted By lnitti
No clue, but I am interested as this sounds much...

No clue, but I am interested as this sounds much like my 4 year old daughter.  The school constantly complains, and I am at my wits end.
 
In addition to behavior like above, she also often will...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-13-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,005
Posted By lnitti
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