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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-25-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 719
Posted By Holiztic
Thank you both, both responses help to assure me...

Thank you both, both responses help to assure me that my child is not destined to annoy everyone for the rest of his life, a fear I have a hard time getting away from!  
 
We are homeschoolers and...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-24-2012, 05:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 719
Posted By Holiztic
It has been a very long time since I posted in...

It has been a very long time since I posted in here, MDC and PtGC.  My son is 5 and has never been tested or in a school situation, I have no idea what his IQ is, and do not know if he is gifted, or...
Forum: Traditional Foods   12-03-2011, 02:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 876
Posted By Holiztic
iPad did autocorrect and won't let me edit! As...

iPad did autocorrect and won't let me edit! As fun as bunnies pickles sounds, I meant Bubbies!
Forum: Traditional Foods   12-03-2011, 01:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 876
Posted By Holiztic
Hi all, long time TFer here but I was not too...

Hi all, long time TFer here but I was not too serious about it with my son, who is now 4.4. I didn't eat much junk, but also only got clo, a little raw milk, and a little bunnies pickles, we are...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-31-2011, 06:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,530
Posted By Holiztic
Well, obviously I don't know what ADHD looks...

Well, obviously I don't know what ADHD looks like!  http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/shrug.gif  But I agree with her that ADHD doesn't really suit my son.  It was really OCD I was thinking...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-30-2011, 06:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,530
Posted By Holiztic
Grandma, who is a teacher with master's in...

Grandma, who is a teacher with master's in education and very, very experienced with and in-tune with kids, was over today carving pumpkins with DS.  He was somewhat loud and a bit crazy, but mostly...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-27-2011, 05:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,530
Posted By Holiztic
Okay, I happen to be something of an...

Okay, I happen to be something of an over-diagnoser. I am not hypochondriac and tend more to disbelieve something is wrong than assume it is wrong. Nonetheless I am big on learning about health,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-20-2011, 04:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 832
Posted By Holiztic
I totally agree with the recent comments. I was...

I totally agree with the recent comments. I was a little concerned about starting DS (4.5) on Oak Meadow K because he's known his letters (upper, lower, sounds) on a very deep level (meaning he...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-17-2011, 06:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,606
Posted By Holiztic
Well, in my group of friends we really value...

Well, in my group of friends we really value community for the benefits it brings the parents, the kids, and society.  Honestly, the kids are all friends BECAUSE we are all friends, so we'd never...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-16-2011, 06:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 827
Posted By Holiztic
It is my DH's parents and most of the waldorf...

It is my DH's parents and most of the waldorf guilt I have felt starts with her. She has a terrible way of 'helping' people and offering advice. It goes some like this:  DS says "this (half-eaten)...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-16-2011, 04:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 827
Posted By Holiztic
Wow, Lux, great info--priceless. Wish I'd had it...

Wow, Lux, great info--priceless. Wish I'd had it two years ago (as do you, I am sure!!).  I have had OM kindy (bought new) for a few days and I can see it being monotonous, I think given that it is...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-11-2011, 08:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 350
Posted By Holiztic
I am always telling my husband HE shouldn't do...

I am always telling my husband HE shouldn't do this, our bodies do not understand that it is Friday, they want a rhythm, they have expectations--and you and your child will feel better if you keep...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-11-2011, 08:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,075
Posted By Holiztic
That is terrible, though I am not terribly...

That is terrible, though I am not terribly surprised.  Most adults know nothing about healthy child development and expect children to be little adults.  If those same curmudgeons saw two adult...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   09-06-2011, 03:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,103
Posted By Holiztic
Chemical/nutritional/physiological totally!  I...

Chemical/nutritional/physiological totally!  I find I need really solid nutrition including plenty of high quality animal foods as well as B12, magnesium, and probiotics in order to manage my...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-04-2011, 06:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 510
Posted By Holiztic
Uh oh, Lux--why mistakenly? Mine is on it's way...

Uh oh, Lux--why mistakenly? Mine is on it's way as I type!!! 
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-04-2011, 06:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,114
Posted By Holiztic
That is how I operate and always have. It is...

That is how I operate and always have. It is both a blessing and a curse. I know more about some things than anyone could without having a professional degree (more than some of them even) but I...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-27-2011, 04:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 988
Posted By Holiztic
http://www.oakmeadow.com/resources/articles/oak-m...

http://www.oakmeadow.com/resources/articles/oak-meadow-waldorf.php
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-15-2011, 08:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,511
Posted By Holiztic
I think my boy might be EXACTLY like the OPs son...

I think my boy might be EXACTLY like the OPs son IF we'd parented differently (not better, just differently).  This is not a judgment, just a curious observation.
 
At 2 he started doing mental...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-14-2011, 05:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 439
Posted By Holiztic
Only took me a few minutes, must be because we...

Only took me a few minutes, must be because we don't have TV and 4 yo DS doesn't watch any!
Forum: Parenting   06-10-2011, 10:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 625
Posted By Holiztic
My husband's and my educational experiences were...

My husband's and my educational experiences were number 1. I was a public school success, getting all A's in honors classes and never getting into trouble. I was bored, depressed, and totally...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   06-07-2011, 03:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 466
Posted By Holiztic
Thank you both, info passed on!

Thank you both, info passed on!
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   06-02-2011, 04:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 466
Posted By Holiztic
For a friend--   What is the procedure for...

For a friend--
 
What is the procedure for claiming vaccine exemption in Montg. Cty?
 
Thanks!
 
(I'm a homechooler in Howard County, I know nothing about this in any county!)
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-27-2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,328
Posted By Holiztic
I think this is a bit suspicious, honestly. The...

I think this is a bit suspicious, honestly. The fact that your step daughter seemed to be more in the lead, the fact that she made an attempt at a cover-up lie, then flipped out at the prospect of...
Forum: Traditional Foods   05-25-2011, 05:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,423
Posted By Holiztic
Does he react to other nightshades? That's all I...

Does he react to other nightshades? That's all I could think of, it is generally considered non-toxic. I did read something saying people that are hyperthyroid can react.  Hope you've figured it out...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-05-2011, 01:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 684
Posted By Holiztic
My Ds ia 4 and I think he used to feel this way...

My Ds ia 4 and I think he used to feel this way (and maybe still does a tiny bit) but I have spent the last year very gently and randomly mentioning all the great things about homeschooling (like...
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