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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-14-2009, 11:14 AM
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Posted By 2bluefish
My dd is just a few months older - what I would...

My dd is just a few months older - what I would do is write the answer in dot to dot so dd can trace them. I was surprised at how quickly her writing improved once she started tracing.
Forum: Television   05-14-2009, 10:59 AM
Replies: 1,108
Views: 36,606
Posted By 2bluefish
Didn't they say at the beginning of the episode...

Didn't they say at the beginning of the episode - they'll just keep blowing each other up? I thought I heard that. It gave me the impression that this whole thing is on a loop (think Groundhog day)...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-14-2009, 12:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,311
Posted By 2bluefish
Quote: Originally Posted by bandgeek...

Quote:
Originally Posted by bandgeek http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13760038)
It sounds like he's just not getting enough...
Forum: Television   05-14-2009, 12:40 AM
Replies: 1,108
Views: 36,606
Posted By 2bluefish
Wow, I was *so close*! - Locke wasn't Jacob, he...

Wow, I was *so close*! - Locke wasn't Jacob, he is Jacob's enemy (or alter ego?) I *knew* we were going to have to contend with the dead Locke body.

The latin means something like - those by...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-13-2009, 03:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,391
Posted By 2bluefish
Quote: Originally Posted by MSUmama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by MSUmama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13759144)
I know personality plays a part in this.

I...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-13-2009, 03:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,311
Posted By 2bluefish
He wants us to try to get through the weekend...

He wants us to try to get through the weekend and see if we see any improvement (today he's not eating at all). I guess he was hoping as much as we were that we could keep him off the tube.

A...
Forum: Television   05-13-2009, 12:58 PM
Replies: 359
  House!
Views: 12,047
Posted By 2bluefish
Quote: Originally Posted by SaraLe6...

Quote:
Originally Posted by SaraLe6 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13756307)
Also, it's not realistic for them to lead the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-13-2009, 12:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 306
Posted By 2bluefish
If anyone has used this maybe they can weigh in....

If anyone has used this maybe they can weigh in. I'm pretty excited about it:
http://www.cimt.plymouth.ac.uk/projects/mep/default.htm
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-13-2009, 12:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 905
Posted By 2bluefish
I do live on a farm so we've got a zoo going on....

I do live on a farm so we've got a zoo going on. I do have to say with chickens the flying would have to depend on your particular chickens - mine easily fly over the 3' fence and free roam about 8...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-13-2009, 12:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,391
Posted By 2bluefish
I don't feel guilty, but I do feel sad and angry...

I don't feel guilty, but I do feel sad and angry sometimes. Maybe my mom's right and I do have too much self esteem, cause I feel pretty proud of myself for finding some things to call blessings in...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-13-2009, 11:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,311
Posted By 2bluefish
That's really good to know about the NGs. Last...

That's really good to know about the NGs. Last night I went to check on Juju in his bed, and he was saying something that sounded like "get Juju." It's really exciting to hear him making attempts at...
Forum: Television   05-12-2009, 12:36 PM
Replies: 359
  House!
Views: 12,047
Posted By 2bluefish
Wow, I thought it was really well done as well....

Wow, I thought it was really well done as well. They totally had me! I feel so sad for House cause not only did he realize he has a problem, but he realized he had made Cuddy despise him. (What he...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-12-2009, 11:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 540
Posted By 2bluefish
"All you do, and all you say, He can see and...

"All you do, and all you say,
He can see and hear;
When you work and when you play,
Think the Lord is near.
All your joys and griefs he knows,
Sees each smile and tear;
When to him you tell...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-12-2009, 10:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,311
Posted By 2bluefish
Yeah, he's staying around the 50th for boys with...

Yeah, he's staying around the 50th for boys with CP, so not all that bad.

That's funny what you said about taking supplies going out. Right now I don't even take food when I go out cause he won't...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-11-2009, 06:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 363
Posted By 2bluefish
Immersion is best for little ones, but any...

Immersion is best for little ones, but any exposure you can give them is an asset. Even if you aren't able to get them to fluency level, just the practice working with the language will help them...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-11-2009, 05:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,311
Posted By 2bluefish
Quote: Originally Posted by gsmom...

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Originally Posted by gsmom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13747051)
Do you feel like he's saying "no" because he is...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-11-2009, 03:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,311
Posted By 2bluefish
Talked to the ST today (after he took 10 tiny...

Talked to the ST today (after he took 10 tiny bites of oatmeal and then started screaming). She thought the G tube might be a good idea if we bolus fed only - like topped him off after a meal, but...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-11-2009, 03:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,135
Posted By 2bluefish
I prefer to plan broad units with specific goals...

I prefer to plan broad units with specific goals to be reached in a specific time frame. But I do not plan down to the day or week.

I use the World Book curriculum standards as a pre and post...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-11-2009, 11:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,311
Posted By 2bluefish
He eats by spoon, by bottle and thicker liquids...

He eats by spoon, by bottle and thicker liquids (like runny oatmeal) by cup. He definately has some coordination issues, but he's come so far. When he eats he can eat in 20 min. But we have this...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-11-2009, 11:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,311
Posted By 2bluefish
Well, I did find the CP charts, and he is...

Well, I did find the CP charts, and he is following a curve just under the 50th for boys with CP, so maybe we can lighten up a little. The CP curve is WAY flatter than the regular chart.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-11-2009, 11:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,311
Posted By 2bluefish
There are CP growth charts? That's a good...

There are CP growth charts? That's a good question - I've never seen a CP growth chart. Everyone thinks he looks pretty good. He doesn't look overly thin. Of course he doesn't have the muscle that...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-11-2009, 10:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,311
Posted By 2bluefish
DH is calling the doctor today to talk about...

DH is calling the doctor today to talk about Juju's sporadic eating. We sat down and looked at our records last night, and he has only gained 1/2 a lb since December. Growing longer every month so...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-10-2009, 05:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 879
Posted By 2bluefish
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif I'm pretty convinced I do not want to be pregnant!

And Juju gave us some white hairs the past few days going on another one of his...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-08-2009, 06:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 879
Posted By 2bluefish
Quote: Originally Posted by mamafish9...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mamafish9 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13733014)
She said it is SOOOOO much easier to handle...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-08-2009, 06:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 879
Posted By 2bluefish
Quote: Originally Posted by WindmillSong...

Quote:
Originally Posted by WindmillSong http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13732999)
I want to really enjoy this last...
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