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Forum: Women's Health   11-15-2012, 11:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,300
Posted By EVC
What did this turn out to be? I am having the...

What did this turn out to be? I am having the exact same thing right now (and we're actually the exact same age). As I am usually VERY regular, this is quite worrisome to me. Did you ever get any...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   11-22-2011, 10:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By EVC
I would try to first determine the underlying...

I would try to first determine the underlying cause of the recurrent ear infections. My poor dd also suffered terribly for years with ear infections as often as every month at some times during the...
Forum: Learning at School   11-22-2011, 09:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 499
Posted By EVC
  Quote:You should be able to be a parent...


Quote:You should be able to be a parent volunteer if you like.


Absolutely volunteer! Most kindergarten teachers could really use the extra pair of hands, and that would give you the...
Forum: Learning at School   11-20-2011, 12:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 473
Posted By EVC
Each of the classes at our school are named for...

Each of the classes at our school are named for animals, which then also become their class "mascots"  :) 
Forum: Learning at School   11-20-2011, 06:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 359
Posted By EVC
How about having her tell her story orally and...

How about having her tell her story orally and recording it (on your phone, a tape recorder, hand held recording device)? She could then go back and listen to what she said and, in the process of...
Forum: Learning at School   11-18-2011, 05:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,838
Posted By EVC
Did you talk to the principal about the bullying...

Did you talk to the principal about the bullying incident? If not, I would definitely go back and address it, in a non-confrontational way. There are things that the principal can do about, even if...
Forum: Learning at School   11-17-2011, 01:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,838
Posted By EVC
It seems like the only time I post on MDC these...

It seems like the only time I post on MDC these days is to STRONGLY encourage parents of "certain" children to read the following book: "Living with the Active Alert Child."
 
 
 
I think this...
Forum: California, Nevada   11-07-2011, 12:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 278
Posted By EVC
Hahnemann Medical Clinic in El Cerrito is a...

Hahnemann Medical Clinic in El Cerrito is a great place. 
 
http://www.yelp.com/biz/hahnemann-medical-clinic-el-cerrito
Forum: California, Nevada   11-07-2011, 12:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,002
Posted By EVC
Well, my family of three survives (even...

Well, my family of three survives (even sometimes thrives!) here in Albany on less than $30,000/year. We rent ($1300/month for a two bedroom), my daughter goes to a great public school, takes...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-01-2011, 04:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,146
Posted By EVC
Thanks for pointing that out, sleet76! I'm...

Thanks for pointing that out, sleet76! I'm working from memory, which may not be entirely accurate or complete at this point :) (And/or the author's explanation was oversimplified, although I do...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-01-2011, 01:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,146
Posted By EVC
Have you ever heard the term "Active Alert...

Have you ever heard the term "Active Alert Child"? It might be worth looking into. Your description of your child sounds a bit familiar to me and for us the book "Living with the Active Alert Child"...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-26-2011, 12:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,386
Posted By EVC
OK, I'll state this right out: I am a TV junkie....

OK, I'll state this right out: I am a TV junkie. I am. And my (soon to be 6 year old) dd has been exposed to many a TV program that is not at all child appropriate. Coming from that perspective,...
Forum: Multicultural Families   05-10-2011, 03:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,394
Posted By EVC
While there does seem to be some anecdotal...

While there does seem to be some anecdotal evidence suggesting that bilingual children start talking later than monolingual children, numerous studies have shown that, on average, this is NOT...
Forum: Women's Health   03-06-2011, 01:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By EVC
This probably isn't the answer you want, but I...

This probably isn't the answer you want, but I hope it will provide some comfort to your friend. Dd had A LOT of ear infections as a toddler (seriously, EVERY runny nose turned into an ear...
Forum: Multicultural Families   02-15-2011, 05:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,192
Posted By EVC
DD is basically in the same situation, although...

DD is basically in the same situation, although with different languages. She is fluent in English, so-so in L2 and recently began an immersion program in L3. She is doing fine and REALLY enjoying...
Forum: Women's Health   01-25-2011, 03:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 140
Posted By EVC
I recently purchased Smart Medicine for a...

I recently purchased Smart Medicine for a Healthier Child 
 
http://www.amazon.com/Smart-Medicine-Healthier-Child-Conventional/dp/0895295458...
Forum: Women's Health   01-24-2011, 07:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 737
Posted By EVC
  It could be. Has he always been a snorer?...


It could be. Has he always been a snorer? Does he get a lot of ear infections? My dd snored from infancy, got MANY ear infection, and went on to develop apnea. She was also a heavy breather and...
Forum: Learning at School   01-22-2011, 07:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By EVC
  Quote:There is also a full gifted/talented...


Quote:There is also a full gifted/talented school in the county that goes 2nd-12th grade and is extremely highly regarded (ranked in the top five high schools in the nation), called Pine View...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   01-17-2011, 09:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By EVC
  Quote:It might be conincidence, it might...



Quote:It might be conincidence, it might not.


Yup.
 
I will just add that my dd was totally unvaxed until her 5th birthday. In her short life time, I wouldn't be surprised if she had...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   01-17-2011, 09:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,236
Posted By EVC
We're former non-vaxer's SLOWLY on our way to...

We're former non-vaxer's SLOWLY on our way to becoming selective/delayed vaxxers. 
 
So far dd has had two DTaP/Polio combo shots. She will need one more to be considered up to date (since we...
Forum: California, Nevada   01-02-2011, 09:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 239
Posted By EVC
Albany. Right on the Berkeley border, great...

Albany. Right on the Berkeley border, great school district, affordable rent. Also El Cerrito, although the schools a bit lower rated than in Albany. 
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-02-2011, 08:36 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,049
Posted By EVC
  Quote:Not for lack of trying, believe me. He...


Quote:Not for lack of trying, believe me. He was a healthy breastfed baby, nursed well. When I told the doc about vomiting solids, he said he was fine because he was gaining. When we got WIC when...
Forum: Vaccinations   01-02-2011, 08:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By EVC
Tetanus? Probably very rare, but apparently...

Tetanus? Probably very rare, but apparently possible. 
Forum: Women's Health   12-28-2010, 07:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 348
Posted By EVC
I used a patch and bought a hookah. The patch...

I used a patch and bought a hookah. The patch cut the cravings, and an occassional hookah smoke (maybe once a day) satifised my urge for the ACT of smoking. After about two or three weeks I was off...
Forum: Women's Health   12-28-2010, 07:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 207
Posted By EVC
All of those things can be treated naturally and...

All of those things can be treated naturally and effectively. Both staph and strep should respond to Manuka honey. ThE UTI should respond to D-Mannose. As for the antibiotics you've already taken,...
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