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Forum: The Childhood Years   02-23-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 94
Posted By Letitia
Sorry nobody has answered. My impression was...

Sorry nobody has answered. My impression was that it's not that uncommon. A good friend's son had selective mutism when he was about that age, but he's a 3rd grader now and I don't think he gets...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-20-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 235
Posted By Letitia
That's great that you're all learning to do it. ...

That's great that you're all learning to do it. I don't play tennis, but I wish my kids would be willing to try it. I wish I had learned something I could play all my life.
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-17-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 80
Posted By Letitia
This is sounding like my 8 year old daughter. ...

This is sounding like my 8 year old daughter. She's got ADHD and some other mild developmental issues, including some oralmotor, and while she is a sweet, kind, creative, smart and just generally...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-17-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 436
Posted By Letitia
LunaLady, my kids are older now but I happened to...

LunaLady, my kids are older now but I happened to open this up.

Keep in mind, they are not just products of how we raise them. My two kids are as different as night and day. Sure there's the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-13-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 59
Posted By Letitia
Wish I had a magic answer. My daughter is...

Wish I had a magic answer.

My daughter is scheduled to begin OT next week.

We have found that although we don't have a formal IEP with the school (or the other one, can't remember its...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-11-2015, 11:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 161
Posted By Letitia
I got through elementary school reading and...

I got through elementary school reading and drawing in class. It was a very quietly extended special privelidge and I was specifically told I had to try to hide it from the rest of the class. It's...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-03-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 384
Posted By Letitia
Oh my gosh marsupial-mom that is way, way too...

Oh my gosh marsupial-mom that is way, way too funny.
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-01-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 438
Posted By Letitia
It's been a long time, but the same thing...

It's been a long time, but the same thing happened to me. I was overwhelmed that so many places appeared to want me, and for a while I let myself be swayed by big names or intriguing locations. In...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-30-2015, 10:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 174
Posted By Letitia
I am with you. First time I saw a mom do this I...

I am with you. First time I saw a mom do this I was a little put-off, but that was when I was a new parent and I hadn't really thought about it. Now I support it. We do talk about where the line...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-29-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 235
Posted By Letitia
Thanks, I think I get it much better now. ...

Thanks, I think I get it much better now.

Some ideas not already mentioned:

- Aim for morning activities, which I guess means weekends if he's in school. My kids are much more eager to be...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-28-2015, 10:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 235
Posted By Letitia
I've been involved in sports my entire life,...

I've been involved in sports my entire life, including college level. There is very little that gives me as much pure joy as playing basketball or soccer. Any kid that I've known who has excelled...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-27-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 132
Posted By Letitia
We did lots of rest stops, but also any needed...

We did lots of rest stops, but also any needed roadside stops, as long as the place seemed safe. Never had a potty-trained kid in a pull-up for a car trip.
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-21-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 180
Posted By Letitia
Yes, sorry if I misled, I actually didn't mean to...

Yes, sorry if I misled, I actually didn't mean to imply that she has ADHD. I mentioned that because although my daughter does have ADHD, my neurotypical son does not and often behaves the same way. ...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-21-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 28
Posted By Letitia
Speech therapy might be helpful. My daughter, 7,...

Speech therapy might be helpful. My daughter, 7, has had some "pragmatic" speech issues like poor eye contact and very low volume. Therapy has helped. My insurance allowed us to go there with a...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-20-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 180
Posted By Letitia
She sounds like both my kids, one of whom has...

She sounds like both my kids, one of whom has ADHD but one of whom does not. I really think they do just forget. I liked "How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen so Kids Will Talk" (I may have...
Forum: Queer Parenting   12-18-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 25
Posted By Letitia
I don't have things I wish people would ask me. ...

I don't have things I wish people would ask me. I find a conversation most fun when something about the other person sparks my interest and I ask them a lot of questions, or we find common ground to...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-16-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 95
Posted By Letitia
I would say something. Doesn't matter what you...

I would say something. Doesn't matter what you think about guns or play guns, they're not allowed at schools.

I'm a little surprised about the "gift-wrapped" part. A lot of charities do not...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-16-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 469
Posted By Letitia
Triniity, how is it going with him? I see this...

Triniity, how is it going with him? I see this post was a while back.

My daughter has very little meanness when she gets out of control, it's more a destructive silliness, but I do know what you...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   12-16-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 246
Posted By Letitia
One of the PP's said something that I think is...

One of the PP's said something that I think is very important. Mainly, listen to her. If you know reflective listening skills and can do it a little without sounding cardboard, she'll know she is...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-15-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 187
Posted By Letitia
Olive oil works a bit for dandruff, too. We've...

Olive oil works a bit for dandruff, too. We've done that for our daughter. Does make her smell like a pasta salad!
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-14-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 56
Posted By Letitia
Retained Reflexes

We finally, finally, finally got a good OT evaluation (over a year coming!) for DD, 7-1/2, with ADHD but also some motor and social issues. We really liked the therapist, and she noted I think all...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-13-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 187
Posted By Letitia
I'm in medicine, and believe me, we are as a...

I'm in medicine, and believe me, we are as a profession not aware of the resistance problem with lice. I've looked this up, and not only is there a huge problem (if you sell pesticides) with lice in...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-12-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 84
Posted By Letitia
I shower nightly, but it's also part of my...

I shower nightly, but it's also part of my routine. We only bathe the kids once or twice a week, and they seem fine. Unless they've done something to get stinky or dirty I don't see any reason to...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-02-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 190
Posted By Letitia
When I was a kid, I actually felt angry inside if...

When I was a kid, I actually felt angry inside if an adult called me "smart" and it wasn't related to an accomplishment. I could not see how it helped anything.

I think you need to meet with...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-02-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 423
Posted By Letitia
I think there are two issues. Safety, and what...

I think there are two issues. Safety, and what you think about breaking the law.

In terms of safety, I don't have immediate family members who smoke, but I feel the same way about it that...
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