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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-09-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 377
Posted By Letitia
Tapatio, neither of my kids has the same...

Tapatio, neither of my kids has the same diagnosis, but I can relate to how hard it is to hear the words and worrying about the future. Even for normal kids, we can't predict their futures, I keep...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-29-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By Letitia
I didn't live through exactly that, but I did...

I didn't live through exactly that, but I did live through the toddler and baby combination. Those are really, really hard years.

I'm worried that he has chased you around the house and that you...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-29-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By Letitia
I am betting the most common response is going to...

I am betting the most common response is going to be that you can't diagnose ADHD/ADD at that age.

That said, looking back I could see my daughter was different from right around the time kids...
Forum: Queer Parenting   09-27-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By Letitia
I would also be interested. I have been on the...

I would also be interested. I have been on the mothering discussion boards only in fits and starts, but they do go back a few years. Hopefully that's enough vetting. We are in New Mexico, 2 kids.
Forum: Queer Parenting   09-25-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By Letitia
Great idea! My kids are younger than that age...

Great idea! My kids are younger than that age group, and we have taken no pictures so doubt we'd be of help, but we'd be interested in the book!
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-25-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 475
Posted By Letitia
We use glassware, plates and bowls from thrift...

We use glassware, plates and bowls from thrift stores so there's no great feeling of tragedy if it breaks, and we don't mess up any full sets because we don't have any. We don't mind using our own...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-25-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 702
Posted By Letitia
I was thinking about this more today as I was...

I was thinking about this more today as I was driving around with my son, who is home sick from school today. He would have HATED being forced to do anything physical at that age. Maybe he would...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-24-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 702
Posted By Letitia
Ditto what Rachelsmama and Viola said. Forcing...

Ditto what Rachelsmama and Viola said. Forcing physical contact of any type seems way out of bounds and I'm shocked a preschool administrator wouldn't "get" that. You've also noticed that he's also...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-24-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,215
Posted By Letitia
I would think a Moby does in a way swaddle a...

I would think a Moby does in a way swaddle a baby. We made our own, but it kept them snugged against our body. But really, if it doesn't seem you need it, why do it?
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-24-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,067
Posted By Letitia
Oh, I feel for you. My kids are 6 and 7 now, but...

Oh, I feel for you. My kids are 6 and 7 now, but the 6 year old cried SOOOO much when he was a baby. It felt like all the time that he was not nursing. We used:
1) Me rocking him (really hard...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-18-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 522
Posted By Letitia
We use similar dose with our kids (6 and 7)...

We use similar dose with our kids (6 and 7) sporadically. It is natural, but it's a hormone. Most hormones have complicated actions in the body. Honestly, all the safety data is short-term. If...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-17-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,394
Posted By Letitia
My daughter never did tummy time. She learned to...

My daughter never did tummy time. She learned to flip to her back pretty young, and then it was like trying to set a cat down on its back - she would be twisting back over to her back just as we set...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-17-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 714
Posted By Letitia
In my state kids could receive EI (Early...

In my state kids could receive EI (Early Intervention free services for kids under 3) and Child Find (kids 3 and up) services in a private preschool. Ours was also a church based preschool and they...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-17-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 506
Posted By Letitia
We always gave anybody who would come in contact...

We always gave anybody who would come in contact with our kids a warning and choice to opt out, even if it was only one with a sniffle. Some people just did't want to deal with it, and I felt it was...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-16-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 743
Posted By Letitia
Pranava, I am no expert in the world of...

Pranava, I am no expert in the world of "giftedness" but my daughter was "diagnosed" as gifted during the neuropsych testing she had for her ADHD diagnosis. That testing would have been grueling if...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-16-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 782
Posted By Letitia
So is your question if there is something wrong...

So is your question if there is something wrong with your son?

I think that's totally going to depend on your values. I have never heard that cross-dressing at any age is associated with...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-15-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 446
Posted By Letitia
Novus, the kid I was in the past really feels for...

Novus, the kid I was in the past really feels for your son. I remember a grinding, suffocating boredom that started in kindergarten. I used to pretend I was sick every morning. I don't think I...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-13-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 442
Posted By Letitia
I also think you handled it well. If your son...

I also think you handled it well. If your son were also 4, I wouldn't have made a big deal about it at all. But given the age gap, there's a very uneven power dynamic. I was not sexually assaulted...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-13-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 782
Posted By Letitia
Tonight, we went to dinner at the home of old...

Tonight, we went to dinner at the home of old friends, and my son out of the blue decided he wanted to wear one of his sister's dresses. He's 6, she's 7. I stifled my "You can't do that!" initial...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-12-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 397
Posted By Letitia
Could he have what here they call "night...

Could he have what here they call "night terrors?" That's a horrible name for it because it doesn't really describe what happens. For us, it was like having an upset zombie in the house. My son...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-11-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 377
Posted By Letitia
I think it's actually really common for kids to...

I think it's actually really common for kids to get amped up and crazy when tired. Both ours do. We have a very set bedtime routine that we really, really try to stick to unless it's a very special...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-02-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 809
Posted By Letitia
Where do you find foreign language cartoons? ...

Where do you find foreign language cartoons?

I really liked PP's comment about doing things so screen time doesn't become total disconnect from people time. Our kids do their "movie night"...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-02-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,049
Posted By Letitia
Hmm, Tigerle, come to think of it maybe I wrote...

Hmm, Tigerle, come to think of it maybe I wrote too cavalierly. I still remember some haunting scenes I read.

I experience re-reading as a really different experience than the first time. I...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-02-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By Letitia
My kids are growing up differently (showered with...

My kids are growing up differently (showered with gifts as the first/only grandchildren of oldish grandparents), but I was raised much as PP's: simple good-quality toys for creative play that...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-02-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 997
Posted By Letitia
It's a constant conversation with my partner...

It's a constant conversation with my partner about both our kids (DD 7, ADHD/gifted, DS 6 no official diagnosis of anything but a challenging and probably gifted kid). We have sought help for my...
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