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Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   03-09-2013, 07:40 AM
Replies: 13
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Posted By cyberfish
Another quick thought and then I realllllly have...

Another quick thought and then I realllllly have to go....http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/winky.gif
 
Look at the problems caused by antibiotic overuse.  It's in everything -- soaps,...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   03-09-2013, 07:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 411
Posted By cyberfish
I will try to post more later but a few quick...

I will try to post more later but a few quick thoughts...
 
I think we need to do away with the idea that good community health means the absence of a select few diseases for which we have...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   03-08-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 349
Posted By cyberfish
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by kathymuggle http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1375990/another-herd-immunity-thread-kind-of#post_17289531)
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Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   03-08-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 349
Posted By cyberfish
I think the concept of herd immunity creates a...

I think the concept of herd immunity creates a false dichotomy.  And it pits vaxers against non-vaxers.  The majority of people who thoughtfully vaccinate, as opposed to going along with what they...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-15-2012, 07:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,725
Posted By cyberfish
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Forum: Vaccinations   04-15-2012, 06:07 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,725
Posted By cyberfish
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Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   01-02-2012, 04:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 111
Posted By cyberfish
When I was in VA, we needed that form to be...

When I was in VA, we needed that form to be notarized.  Most banks will provide a free notary service if you have an account with them.  I just took it in, had it notarized, and submitted it.  It...
Forum: Vaccinations   09-20-2011, 09:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 288
Posted By cyberfish
Sorry, I have no research, only anecdotal...

Sorry, I have no research, only anecdotal information.  We were in a similar position last year and the two years prior.  Croup would trigger a reactive airway episode in my daughter every fall.  We...
Forum: Vaccinations   09-12-2011, 10:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By cyberfish
OP: I'd look into the philosophical exemption. ...

OP: I'd look into the philosophical exemption.  When I went off to grad school in a state I'd never lived before, suddenly the MMR I'd received as a child was inadequate because I got it 3 days...
Forum: Learning at School   09-12-2011, 10:06 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,875
Posted By cyberfish
We never had snack or recess after...

We never had snack or recess after kindergarten.  The only break and food you got was at lunch. 
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   08-11-2011, 05:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 982
Posted By cyberfish
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Forum: Vaccinations   08-11-2011, 04:51 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,268
Posted By cyberfish
I think when it comes down to it, everyone needs...

I think when it comes down to it, everyone needs to recognize that regardless of where we stand on vaccinating or not vaccinating our children, we all are doing what's best for our particular...
Forum: Learning at School   08-04-2011, 06:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 483
Posted By cyberfish
Rodale is very close to you.  They might have...

Rodale is very close to you.  They might have some ideas or even a traveling exhibit that could come to you. They do a lot of education-related things.   At the very least you might be able to do a...
Forum: Learning at School   08-04-2011, 05:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,780
Posted By cyberfish
I will echo the "it depends" sentiment.  My...

I will echo the "it depends" sentiment.  My daughter, who is highly creative, was stifled in her public school kindergarten.  Like others here, her art class was following very specific directions...
Forum: Learning at School   07-12-2011, 10:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,173
Posted By cyberfish
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Forum: Learning at School   07-11-2011, 09:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,173
Posted By cyberfish
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Forum: Learning at School   07-10-2011, 07:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,777
Posted By cyberfish
I think with all the standardized testing in the...

I think with all the standardized testing in the schools our students are losing the ability to think creatively.  I don't know if this is a school or a culture problem.  I teach college students,...
Forum: Learning at School   07-10-2011, 06:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,173
Posted By cyberfish
This is super helpful, thanks!  We've done an...

This is super helpful, thanks!  We've done an intake with a psychologist.  Hopefully we'll get to the bottom of this if only for the sake of our sanity.  It's good to know that schools don't always...
Forum: Learning at School   07-09-2011, 07:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,173
Posted By cyberfish
I think starting something that may be hard to...

I think starting something that may be hard to sustain is part of it.  Part of it is worry that this school won't be a good fit for my child, either.  However, we're going to give it a go.  We have...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   07-02-2011, 01:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,607
Posted By cyberfish
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Forum: Learning at School   06-22-2011, 05:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,173
Posted By cyberfish
Well the Montessori does have scholarships but...

Well the Montessori does have scholarships but we got on board long after they were gone.  So maybe for next year if it works.  Also, there were many, many issues with the public school.  One was...
Forum: Learning at School   06-20-2011, 01:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,173
Posted By cyberfish
These are all great, thoughtful responses.  I...

These are all great, thoughtful responses.  I have investigated all the school options around and have been doing so since last fall.  There are no other public options.  We are a low-performing,...
Forum: Learning at School   06-17-2011, 08:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,173
Posted By cyberfish
I pulled my child from public Kindergarten in...

I pulled my child from public Kindergarten in March.  Despite dedicated teachers, the school itself was not a good fit for my child personally on too many different levels to detail here.  She'd...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   03-03-2011, 07:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 526
Posted By cyberfish
It's not something currently on your mind, but...

It's not something currently on your mind, but you live in a state with only medical and religious exemptions for school, should you choose to send your child to school in a few years.  That...
Forum: Learning at School   02-28-2011, 10:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,499
Posted By cyberfish
This is even more great information.  Thanks so...

This is even more great information.  Thanks so much!  I'm not sure what we'll do yet but I feel better prepared with options now. 
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