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Forum: The Childhood Years   10-19-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By JordanKX
Kinda makes me want to get a pet or something so...

Kinda makes me want to get a pet or something so he can understand the cycle of life first-hand, and I know that will come with time. We're just not ready for a pet. But that's where it all starts...
Forum: Single Parenting   10-19-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,371
Posted By JordanKX
I'm the OP on this, but that was 2 yrs ago and my...

I'm the OP on this, but that was 2 yrs ago and my situation has drastically changed (I moved 2500 miles away). But I think this is a great answer for Kata07. Maybe this is what Mom is doing for...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-19-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By JordanKX
Asiago: I love your response... this is exactly...

Asiago: I love your response... this is exactly what I try to do: Answer the specific questions :) And man, there are A Lot of questions!

It's more his "fear" that I worry about. I don't know why...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-17-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By JordanKX
How to talk about death & dying (5yo kinda obsessed)

My son's school is right next to a graveyard. His curiosity with "dead people" started before that, but since the school is Right There.. he's always asking. Always wants to drive through.. and I've...
Forum: Single Parenting   10-12-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By JordanKX
I'll start... This weekend I was with my best...

I'll start...
This weekend I was with my best childhood friend and her young kiddos. She is going through a divorce. And our kiddos were playing together, I was watching from way behind...
Her...
Forum: Single Parenting   10-12-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By JordanKX
Single Parenting - Just Livin'

Can we do something simple...
I notice that often I just want to connect with other moms but not necessarily open a new thread. Maybe my news isn't That big, or maybe I'm just venting...
But...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-12-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 356
Posted By JordanKX
I have his IEP and the goals are measureable......

I have his IEP and the goals are measureable... "will use front sounds to 60%, will use S/T/W to 50%"... some that are general, some that are quite specific. When we had his IEP meeting at the end of...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   10-09-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 326
Posted By JordanKX
Coming in here 5 months later.... hope you've...

Coming in here 5 months later.... hope you've found a place to move!
BUT if you're still looking...

Asheville, and even surrounding areas, are becoming increasingly expensive. Not as much as...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-09-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 356
Posted By JordanKX
difficulties communicating with the school speech pathologist

Looking for some advice here on communicating with my son's SLP through the school district... especially if you are an SLP, just so I have an idea of how much I'm bugging her, and why we're having...
Forum: Single Parenting   10-09-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 926
Posted By JordanKX
I really need to stop sharing these types of...

I really need to stop sharing these types of things with my mother! Because she got stuck on the annoyance today too! :) And I'm smiling as I write this. I hear her (and kinda feel it, when I'm in my...
Forum: Single Parenting   10-08-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 926
Posted By JordanKX
PLUS.. my lawyer friend just confirmed that NO,...

PLUS.. my lawyer friend just confirmed that NO, NC will not allow voluntary removal of parental rights unless in the case of adoption. So, it's not even a possibility. I'll be sure to tell my mother!...
Forum: Single Parenting   10-08-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 926
Posted By JordanKX
well, it's really a nauseating idea. I'm not...

well, it's really a nauseating idea. I'm not happy even mentioning it.
But I didn't consider that there might have to be a secondary party... that would make sense. Especially in a fundamentally...
Forum: Single Parenting   10-08-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 926
Posted By JordanKX
I'm taking this quote out of context, to be...

I'm taking this quote out of context, to be sure... BUT my mother (who is not a huge fan of XP) recently mentioned... what about asking him to give up his parental rights?

gulp.

I considered...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-05-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By JordanKX
This weekend has been a chore at home. I really...

This weekend has been a chore at home. I really think he's all about "holding it" (big boys hold it, apparently) and he's lost the... when you gotta go... GO! And Run and TRY. No, he just holds it...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   10-05-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 219
Posted By JordanKX
what's going on that is the problem? Cause I have...

what's going on that is the problem? Cause I have a 5yo only home in the afternoon, and a thread going for that balance. And the ladies have written me some good ideas and I'm working on changing...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   10-05-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By JordanKX
I love this idea! I'm big on cooking and he loves...

I love this idea! I'm big on cooking and he loves to help in the kitchen. Plus this kiddo is obsessed with maps (we made a big move from Oregon to NC last year and he followed the GPS the entire time...
Forum: Single Parenting   10-03-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 388
Posted By JordanKX
Hugs to you Desert. Everyone has baggage and...

Hugs to you Desert.
Everyone has baggage and you can be loved and deserve love. The kiddos and their life should and will be your priority, I'm sure....the herpes will come up later. I'd research...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-03-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By JordanKX
Just more on him... his only issue is a severe...

Just more on him... his only issue is a severe articulation disorder. His only real developmental red flag has been the potty. He has some sensory stuff, on the hyper end (craves sensory input) but...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-03-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By JordanKX
Calming the talk was my one statement to his...

Calming the talk was my one statement to his teachers today. Yesterday when I picked him up, she mentioned that she and the aide had asked him 5 times during nap if he needed to pee, and that...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   10-03-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By JordanKX
Thank you all!! I have been changing things up...

Thank you all!! I have been changing things up this week since my original post and trying to spend 20-30 minutes with him in his playroom, before I go back to work. And it's helping! Of course this...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   09-30-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By JordanKX
DS is 5yrs old. Sorry I didn't clarify that. ...

DS is 5yrs old. Sorry I didn't clarify that.

He's so terribly young and this is new to us, the fight between mom + computer, where as before he'd be in daycare the whole day (sniffle at that, but...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-30-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 621
Posted By JordanKX
Thank you! I'll down his dosage to 1mg, or...

Thank you!
I'll down his dosage to 1mg, or Less. I'll try halving and see if it still works.
My main happiness is that he SLEEPS! I just want him to remember what Going To Sleep feels like so he...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-30-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,452
Posted By JordanKX
I recommend evaluate and even more evaluation -...

I recommend evaluate and even more evaluation - and with all that evaluation, always trust your momma gut and don't necessarily listen to the evaluations (but keep testing). At least that was me. I...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-30-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By JordanKX
5yo potty regression - I need help

I've posted this in potty learning & childhood years with no response, but maybe since my son is special needs, hopefully you have some ideas.

DS was just officially 100% on the potty this past...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   09-30-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By JordanKX
Balancing parenting + work, especially in the afternoons

I'm curious how you Balance it all - parenting + work?!

I've been a WAHM (I am full-time employed, but my company is 2500 miles away) for 4yrs, but I'm a trainer so my kiddo has been in preschool...
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