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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-20-2017, 07:40 PM
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Views: 279
Posted By Letitia
Thanks. One of my fears is that if he is...

Thanks.

One of my fears is that if he is again bored, he will again have behavior problems. But I guess we'll cross that bridge if we come to it.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-13-2017, 04:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 717
Posted By Letitia
Wow, how completely inappropriate for a lay...

Wow, how completely inappropriate for a lay volunteer to make those comments.

I do work with a lot of people with borderline personality disorder and with mental health specialists (mostly...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-12-2017, 08:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 781
Posted By Letitia
I stand corrected about the source, although not...

I stand corrected about the source, although not about the "google" strategy.

As I said in the two previous posts, the reasons ACOG gives for a visit earlier than 21 (or really any visit at all)...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-12-2017, 06:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 781
Posted By Letitia
If you google "when to start seeing an OBGYN" you...

If you google "when to start seeing an OBGYN" you will see "Women should start seeing their gynecologist at least once every year when they turn 18 years old, or when they start being sexually...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-12-2017, 12:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 477
Posted By Letitia
We had a similar situation in 1:50 miniature a...

We had a similar situation in 1:50 miniature a few years ago. It was just one kid, but things did not always go well with her.

I echo what the others have said: be firm but kind with the kids,...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-12-2017, 11:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 279
Posted By Letitia
Kid doesn't want to do gifted

I think I'm OK with what my son is choosing, but my concern is that my being OK comes from how I would have behaved at his age.

He is finishing 3rd grade. We had to have a meeting with his...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-12-2017, 11:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 262
Posted By Letitia
As the mom of a daughter diagnosed with ADHD at...

As the mom of a daughter diagnosed with ADHD at 6, I would say the reasons for seeking her label have been:

- obtaining a ticket to services
- obtaining a ticket to accommodations in school
-...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-05-2017, 11:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,436
Posted By Letitia
Thread is from 2009. Those kids are probably...

Thread is from 2009. Those kids are probably past the fort-building stage now.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-04-2017, 06:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 781
Posted By Letitia
I agree with your mother on this. ACOG (American...

I agree with your mother on this. ACOG (American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology - they are the major professional organization for OB/GYN's and the most important organization issuing...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-01-2017, 03:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 463
Posted By Letitia
You can be creative with tihs. A favorite place...

You can be creative with tihs. A favorite place when my daughter was an early walker was the always closed baggage claim carousel area at our airport, which we lived very near. A nice flat place to...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-29-2017, 03:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 640
Posted By Letitia
Seems like there are at least two issues: how...

Seems like there are at least two issues: how they spoke to you, and how you may be treating them in your home.

The first one is the one that strikes me as more out of line. A year ago, my...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-25-2017, 11:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 310
Posted By Letitia
Craft supplies, preferrably things that wash out....

Craft supplies, preferrably things that wash out.
Basic balls (not for older kids, like basketballs or footballs)
My kids loved magnetic block things then, and for years. Magnetiles was one...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-11-2017, 05:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 425
Posted By Letitia
Airport books are big treats for our kids - 8 and...

Airport books are big treats for our kids - 8 and 9 when last we traveled. We also do a lot of audiobooks on an iPhone or iPod, and you can use headphones, although our device only has one jack. ...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-30-2017, 12:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 995
Posted By Letitia
If she wants to do it, I'd let her, but in...

If she wants to do it, I'd let her, but in general I'd be very careful about sharing your daughter's name in a public forum, especially if Sarah Bovard is your real name.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-30-2017, 12:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,098
Posted By Letitia
Are you in the US? If so, you could try...

Are you in the US?

If so, you could try talking to a lawyer. Someone with experience in sexual harrassment law. Lawyers are ridiculously expensive, but the first time you meet with them, when...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-09-2017, 09:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 956
Posted By Letitia
I feel sorry for any kid caught in the framework...

I feel sorry for any kid caught in the framework of this type of early education, but that doesn't seem to be your question. Can you ask SO if he'd mind if you did this with SS? I wouldn't suggest...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-09-2017, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 764
Posted By Letitia
I disagree with a PP that bottling up emotions is...

I disagree with a PP that bottling up emotions is never healthy. The skill of being able to (at least temporarily) bottle up my emotions allows me to keep my job and be good at it despite coming...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-09-2017, 08:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,110
Posted By Letitia
After reading up on the research on this, we...

After reading up on the research on this, we never let our kids have regular screen time as toddlers. Sure, they got it here and there and it didn't damage them forever seeing an occasional movie...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-23-2017, 11:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 619
Posted By Letitia
I don't know much about the overexcitabilities,...

I don't know much about the overexcitabilities, but whenever there's any question of a diagnosis, one thing to ask is always: will the answer make a difference?

What would you or the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-20-2017, 03:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 992
Posted By Letitia
My two children were not like this at 4. They...

My two children were not like this at 4. They could both focus on something they enjoyed for a long time. I remember both of them watching the shark tank at the aquarium or a model train area in...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-18-2017, 04:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,179
Posted By Letitia
You just can't know. I had a 2 year old scream,...

You just can't know. I had a 2 year old scream, and I mean scream, the entire way from Minneapolis to Albuquerque. He was very verbal - could without a doubt have told us if it were his ears. It...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-15-2017, 07:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,167
Posted By Letitia
You should ask your daughter's doctor. There are...

You should ask your daughter's doctor. There are some weird medical problems that cause uncontrolled growth.
Forum: Child & Teen Health   02-11-2017, 05:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 885
Posted By Letitia
I'd ask her doctor. There are medical problems...

I'd ask her doctor. There are medical problems where people grow when basically they shouldn't.
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-11-2017, 03:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,020
Posted By Letitia
Oh that's worse. I thought you meant she was...

Oh that's worse. I thought you meant she was talking about your child, not to your child.

Well, I wouldn't talk with her with the kids around, but if it happened again I wouldn't be hesitant to...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-10-2017, 07:33 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 18,515
Posted By Letitia
The boy is probably 15 now. It's a very old...

The boy is probably 15 now. It's a very old thread.
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