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Forum: Child & Teen Health   03-13-2016, 08:45 PM
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Posted By indigosky
The funny thing is, I find most dentists...

The funny thing is, I find most dentists amazingly mellow about not doing the radiographics they recommend. They talk about them as if OF COURSE you'll do them, and then as soon as you say "not...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   03-12-2016, 09:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,196
Posted By indigosky
We do have dental insurance (I think Obamacare...

We do have dental insurance (I think Obamacare requires it?), but it doesn't seem that excellent. We still have to pay as much for every visit as we pay out of pocket for my own dentist.



Nope....
Forum: Child & Teen Health   02-24-2016, 10:23 AM
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Posted By indigosky
routine panoramic dental x-rays?

My 8-year-old's dentist recommends a routine panoramic x-ray on all children once their two permanent top front teeth are in. I delayed when I was at the dentist with her yesterday, saying I wanted...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-13-2016, 07:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 573
Posted By indigosky
True, there are so many it's mind-boggling!...

True, there are so many it's mind-boggling! That's why I thought it could be helpful to get some recommendations and hone in on some good ones to try. The first few I tried (before posting this...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-03-2016, 09:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 573
Posted By indigosky
Question recommendations of apps/websites for learning math facts?

I'm looking for recommendations to help my second grader improve her fluency with addition math facts. She would love to use an app, website, or online game for some of her math practice time.

I...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   02-04-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 485
Posted By indigosky
more info on MMR after age 4, no second dose needed?

There's a single line in the Sears vaccine book that says that if a child gets their first dose of MMR after age 4, no second dose is necessary because they get equivalent immunity as kids who get...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-04-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,571
Posted By indigosky
Sears says that if the first dose of MMR is given...

Sears says that if the first dose of MMR is given after age 4, the rate of immunity is even higher and a second dose is not necessary. But I can't find any citation in the research on that -- can...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-23-2014, 04:13 PM
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Views: 1,124
Posted By indigosky
I just saw this thread and I can't believe you...

I just saw this thread and I can't believe you didn't get replies -- there are definitely lots of families here in the same situation! I'm so glad you're fine with it -- your son is so lucky to have...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   12-23-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 563
Posted By indigosky
Ooh, there was a great thread on this topic a few...

Ooh, there was a great thread on this topic a few years ago -- you could try searching for it. It helped me so much with my second DD. I tried a whole bunch of different things. I think overall the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-30-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,143
Posted By indigosky
would you allow pot-smoking grandparents to care for your child?

Would you feel comfortable having your child stay for a few days with a pair of grandparents who smoke pot daily?

They are longtime pot-smokers who seem to have "kicked it up a notch" in terms of...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-30-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 709
Posted By indigosky
Wow, I'm impressed! I posted a similar question...

Wow, I'm impressed! I posted a similar question to my Facebook friends (blocking the ones in my geographic region so the party attendees' parents wouldn't see it) and you're the only one who has said...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-24-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 709
Posted By indigosky
Thanks -- I like the idea of cards mostly...

Thanks -- I like the idea of cards mostly dictated by her, with a small contribution. Maybe I'd have her write the "Dear ___, Thank you for the ____" part, and then dictate one sentence about what...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-23-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 709
Posted By indigosky
how do you handle thank yous for birthday gifts from classmates? (7 year old)

DD had her 7th birthday party yesterday and received gifts from friends who attended. She did not open the gifts during the party. DP and I are torn about how to handle the thank yous.

When she...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-01-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,155
Posted By indigosky
These are interesting, and good ideas. I wonder...

These are interesting, and good ideas. I wonder if handing each kid their clothespin (or equivalent item) would add as much time as is being saved, plus create more work for staff (each class'...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-31-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,155
Posted By indigosky
lunch checkout process at your public school -- how does it work?

I'm part of a group of parents working with staff at our school to try to increase the length of recess after lunch.

We are realizing that one (of many) barriers is the time it takes for each...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-20-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 583
Posted By indigosky
It sounds like your situation is resolved, which...

It sounds like your situation is resolved, which is great. I just wanted to chime in to say that my kindergarten daughter surprised me by telling me that she was kissing and had been kissed by...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   02-13-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 562
Posted By indigosky
My DD is going to be a ladybug at a bug-themed...

My DD is going to be a ladybug at a bug-themed birthday party. I bought black felt so we can cut "spots" and attach them to a red shirt. I want the spots to stick securely during the party, but I...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   02-13-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By indigosky
I would love some good ideas!

I would love some good ideas!
Forum: Learning at School   01-26-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 765
Posted By indigosky
OK, that's good to know that it's typical. ...

OK, that's good to know that it's typical.

Yes, I've totally dropped teaching her at home since school started, but she initiates trying to read things often (which is pretty much why I started...
Forum: Learning at School   01-25-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 765
Posted By indigosky
My DD is in kindergarten and is learning to...

My DD is in kindergarten and is learning to read. When she sounds out simple words, she very frequently adds sounds that aren't there, or skips letters that are there.

As an example, tonight she...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-06-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 723
Posted By indigosky
Not having any luck yet. I loved the idea of...

Not having any luck yet. I loved the idea of rainboots and offered those today, made it an exciting, big deal, sang her the Laurie Berkner kids' song about boots, which she'd never heard before and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-04-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 723
Posted By indigosky
No snow snugglers look great, but they appear to...

No snow snugglers look great, but they appear to have gone out of business. :-( If you're aware of a place where I can buy them, let me know!

Most of the time keeping her inside isn't an option....
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-03-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 723
Posted By indigosky
My 2 year old (DD2) absolutely refuses to wear...

My 2 year old (DD2) absolutely refuses to wear snowboots or mittens. She kicks/pulls them off instantly if I put them on her.

As reasonable adults might predict, she goes out without mittens, and...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-27-2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 496
Posted By indigosky
I adored Shrinky Dinks as a kid, and now my DD...

I adored Shrinky Dinks as a kid, and now my DD does, too. But tonight DP smelled the smell of a Shrinky Dink in the oven and said, "How could that be safe? Melting plastic that creates fumes?"
...
Forum: Vaccinations   10-30-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 959
Posted By indigosky
We have an exemption. It was VERY difficult to...

We have an exemption. It was VERY difficult to get -- we are the first time the principal has ever given one. Given that we may need to repeat the process for every school and college (and summer...
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