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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-31-2015, 07:33 PM
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Posted By Letitia
People reading MRI's are not perfect, and things...

People reading MRI's are not perfect, and things change over time. I'm used to adults, so I'm just guessing, but it makes sense you would see more change in 7-1/2 years in a kid than in an adult. ...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-30-2015, 07:51 PM
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Views: 222
Posted By Letitia
Would not be a big deal in my city. Some kids...

Would not be a big deal in my city. Some kids are reading by the end of K, but lots aren't. My daughter had a vision problem that was not detected until partway through 1st, and she did not start...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-20-2015, 05:52 PM
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Views: 463
Posted By Letitia
We haven't had a situation that extreme, but we...

We haven't had a situation that extreme, but we have definitely had kids show up at bad times. Just like the PP's said, you have to be simple and firm if you really do not want a child in your...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-11-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 412
Posted By Letitia
Yes. We started to get professional help with...

Yes. We started to get professional help with our son a year ago, when he was 6. He's a bright, social kid, who can be very negative and defiant. And devious, like you describe with the noisy...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-09-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 263
Posted By Letitia
I would definitely ask 1) What specific tests, 2)...

I would definitely ask 1) What specific tests, 2) What information do you think is needed that was not obtained via the other tests and 2) How will any findings change what you do? I would do this...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-07-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 213
Posted By Letitia
My daughter is 8, has ADHD, and getting her to...

My daughter is 8, has ADHD, and getting her to keep her clothes on in a socially appropriate way has been an issue forever. She has always liked to rip them off, and we didn't care when she was 2,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-07-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 370
Posted By Letitia
We have handled commitments to teams and...

We have handled commitments to teams and activities this way, except for one ballet class. My daughter wouldn't get mad, but it was so slow and boring she'd drop onto the floor and start messing...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-07-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 436
Posted By Letitia
Turquesa's suggestions seem very wise. I really...

Turquesa's suggestions seem very wise. I really think you are describing a normal curiosity, that is probably going to become more apparent if he gets signals that it is something he's not allowed...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-04-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 436
Posted By Letitia
It sounds to me like pretty normal behavior for...

It sounds to me like pretty normal behavior for that age. The body is fascinating, and at that age it's brand new. I remember wanting to touch my dad's scrotum in the bathtub. We didn't start...
Forum: Family Safety   08-01-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 359
Posted By Letitia
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-01-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 517
Posted By Letitia
I can easily see getting carried away with the...

I can easily see getting carried away with the "sneaking" type behavior, and not having the empathy yet at that age to really get why it's bad. I know I did things like that a lot as a kid. The...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-31-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 517
Posted By Letitia
Sorry this has happened. It's hard to see your...

Sorry this has happened. It's hard to see your kid's feelings hurt this way.

I think it depends on what kind of relationship you have with the grandparents (or parents) and how you think they...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-29-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 458
Posted By Letitia
Chalex, I got something screwed up when I posted...

Chalex, I got something screwed up when I posted that. I think I thought I was replying to a different post? Sorry.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-27-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 458
Posted By Letitia
This is just a thought. What is the cut-off age...

This is just a thought. What is the cut-off age for starting K where you are? If he is only 4 now, he would be at the very youngest of his class where we are.

I often wish we had had the...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-26-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 458
Posted By Letitia
Our pediatrician prescribes our daughter's...

Our pediatrician prescribes our daughter's extended-release methylphenidate. What she told us to expect - if that particular medication was working - was our experience: a dramatic difference...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-25-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,044
Posted By Letitia
My son most likes athletic pants. He prefers...

My son most likes athletic pants. He prefers corduroys to denim jeans because they are softer. He's not afraid of the snap or button, but he gets frustrated with them sometimes and I think he might...
Forum: Family Safety   07-25-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,517
Posted By Letitia
When I was growing up, my family knew two people...

When I was growing up, my family knew two people seriously injured by lawnmowers. One was a dad who turned away a moment to speak to his daughter and inadvertently rolled the mower over his foot. ...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-21-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 572
Posted By Letitia
I can't remember how old your toddler is. We...

I can't remember how old your toddler is. We duct-taped my daughter into her diapers for a while. We didn't put the tape on her skin, just over itself around the diaper with the free end in the...
Forum: Family Safety   07-19-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 359
Posted By Letitia
Fitting three 7-9 year old's in a Forester?

Our kids are 7 and 8. They are both average height, slender kids and so are the friends we would like to be able to take with us.

Most of the time, they are in 5 point harness seats, a Britex...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-16-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 388
Posted By Letitia
I can't tell you what numerical age is average to...

I can't tell you what numerical age is average to do this, but I can say that my daughter had a lot more insight into her challenges at 6 than I had guessed she would. She was between K and 1st when...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-16-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By Letitia
Haven't used it for bugs or phobias, but role...

Haven't used it for bugs or phobias, but role playing and modelling has really helped my kids learn to deal with some tough situations. If you can make yourself control your own fear ("fake it 'til...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-14-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,085
Posted By Letitia
It can be awkward as a healthcare professional...

It can be awkward as a healthcare professional knowing whether to use first or surnames. "Mom" kind of gets around that. It's not my area of medicine, but I imagine it also gets around having to...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-14-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 660
Posted By Letitia
I totally second what muddie said about catching...

I totally second what muddie said about catching them being good. I try to be honest and not saccharin, and very specific. No reward other than the immediate, honest, focused attention. Can't...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-09-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 572
Posted By Letitia
My daughter (8) also did speech therapy. We'll...

My daughter (8) also did speech therapy. We'll never know for sure how she would be talking if she had not done it, but we could see no downside.
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-06-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 812
Posted By Letitia
I'm with pumabearclan. We've tried very hard to...

I'm with pumabearclan. We've tried very hard to keep our kids in environments supportive of whoever they want to be. I NEVER take them in stores where there is a lot of boy/girl stuff (I realize...
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