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Forum: Montessori   11-29-2012, 10:57 AM
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Forum: Montessori   10-25-2012, 11:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By thehighernest
This is our first year in the 3-6 classroom, so...

This is our first year in the 3-6 classroom, so it's a new experience for us; I wish I had more details to share to give you a comparison (so I'm afraid I'm not being very helpful here: sorry!). But...
Forum: Montessori   10-22-2012, 09:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 467
Posted By thehighernest
I would call my son an observer also, and he...

I would call my son an observer also, and he just happened to spend the first 3-4 weeks of school doing nothing but drawing also. Guess what? He's over it now. LOL....
Forum: Montessori   10-02-2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 939
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Forum: Montessori   10-02-2012, 11:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 939
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Forum: Montessori   10-02-2012, 10:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 524
Posted By thehighernest
Amia, I completely connected with your question...

Amia, I completely connected with your question "and why we shouldn't expect to share some of the joy?"
 
I'm always torn about this issue. When I've discussed it a few times with other Montessori...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-02-2012, 10:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 761
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Forum: Montessori   09-25-2012, 10:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 524
Posted By thehighernest
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I own a...
Forum: Montessori   09-25-2012, 07:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 939
Posted By thehighernest
Are you just trying to get an idea of what goes...

Are you just trying to get an idea of what goes on in toddler Montessori room? I can share our experience last year. The 2-3 year old room was not 100% Montessori (though the rest of the school is...
Forum: Montessori   09-25-2012, 07:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 524
Posted By thehighernest
This is the same at our school. In the toddler...

This is the same at our school. In the toddler room, there aren't even conferences. In the 3-6 rooms, there are two conferences a year (and you can set up an observation). Of course, you can call...
Forum: Montessori   05-11-2012, 09:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,064
Posted By thehighernest
Sounds well intentioned but a bit extreme, no?...

Sounds well intentioned but a bit extreme, no? DS goes to an AMI school, and though they restrict nuts because of allergies, the only other thing they've said no to  were "tos" items, lol, as they...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-13-2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 816
Posted By thehighernest
Would it help to look up your state's standards...

Would it help to look up your state's standards by grade? It may give you an idea of what kind of work he'd be doing in public school in Kindergarten and 1st grade, and, based on what you already...
Forum: Parenting   06-13-2011, 10:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 616
Posted By thehighernest
I haven't had a chance to read all the...

I haven't had a chance to read all the responses, but I'll share thoughts on my 26 month old.
 
I guess I would refer to my son as slow-to-warm-up, or something along those lines. Not sure what...
Forum: Parenting   03-06-2011, 05:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By thehighernest
You definitely just started a tribe...

You definitely just started a tribe http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif!
 
My son, about to turn 2, is also what I would call slow-to-warm. As in, real slow. Let's put it...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-02-2011, 01:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,021
Posted By thehighernest
I want to say we took DS a little after his...

I want to say we took DS a little after his first birthday, but only because we thought the back of one of his lower teeth was looking "blackish." Turned out it was a blueberry stain because he ate...
Forum: Parenting   01-26-2011, 11:17 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,153
Posted By thehighernest
 Quote:     And OP, can you...



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And OP, can you give your first daughter a middle name now, before she's too old to realize she doesn't have one? I ask only because I can imagine that if I didn't have a...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-26-2011, 10:53 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,845
Posted By thehighernest
DS is 22 months and still RF in a Complete Air...

DS is 22 months and still RF in a Complete Air 65.
 
All my friends' kids were turned to FF as soon as they turned 1. At daycare, I don't peek into everyone's cars, obviously, but out of all the...
Forum: Parenting   01-25-2011, 04:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,153
Posted By thehighernest
I can't speak to the nickname issue, but fwiw,...

I can't speak to the nickname issue, but fwiw, I'm the only one of six children without a middle name, and to be frank, it irks the crap out of me.
 
It may just be because there are so many of...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-31-2010, 06:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 982
Posted By thehighernest
We switched around 17 months, I think? We were...

We switched around 17 months, I think? We were trying to follow his cues - he started to make an effort to get out, although hadn't succeeded, and in the evenings or near nap time he'd go over to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-31-2010, 06:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,803
Posted By thehighernest
Those perky second molars seem to take an...

Those perky second molars seem to take an eternity to come out!
 
DS had been quite fussy around the time of his 18 mos. checkup - the pedi. looked in his mouth and said his gums were irritated...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-31-2010, 05:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 340
Posted By thehighernest
I hope he likes it too!   I wanted DS to...

I hope he likes it too!
 
I wanted DS to have a little doll too, and got him one to take in the tub with him and help bathe but...yea, lol, no interest whatsoever. I shouldn't have been surprised...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-31-2010, 05:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By thehighernest
Oh I wish I had a good answer!   I can tell...

Oh I wish I had a good answer!
 
I can tell you that our 21 mos. old boy, who would always eat just about anything, has become quite picky, too, so maybe it's a stage at this age? He's practically...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-23-2010, 05:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 414
Posted By thehighernest
I second, third, fourth, etc. all the advice...

I second, third, fourth, etc. all the advice above.
 
We had a similar issue with the dog bowls. I know it's not always possible depending on where they are, what kinds of dogs you have, how much...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-23-2010, 05:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 514
Posted By thehighernest
I can't speak about sensory issues, etc., but I...

I can't speak about sensory issues, etc., but I just wanted to let you know you're not the only one with a shy/introverted toddler. I worry about my son all the time, and go back and forth between...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-23-2010, 05:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,701
Posted By thehighernest
Our DS (20 months) is what I like to call a...

Our DS (20 months) is what I like to call a "fruitarian," LOL (Notting Hill anyone?). He could eat entire containers of raspberries and blueberries if he could. He would skip all other foods at...
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