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Forum: Women's Health   07-08-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,507
Posted By Polliwog
This thread is eight years old, LOL.

This thread is eight years old, LOL.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-07-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 457
Posted By Polliwog
Wow. Sounds like she's really tough on her...

Wow. Sounds like she's really tough on her clothes. I haven't found any pieces that I haven't been able to resell.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-30-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 769
Posted By Polliwog
I strongly disagree with this part. I think both...

I strongly disagree with this part. I think both are important.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-27-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,340
Posted By Polliwog
Not really. More like six or seven. His early...

Not really. More like six or seven. His early childhood was pretty traumatic, though. His rages require connection, not isolation, much of the time. So, I ATTEND to that need. Other times, he seems...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-27-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,340
Posted By Polliwog
Ten. And about what it sounds like. Not very...

Ten. And about what it sounds like. Not very often, any more.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-27-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,340
Posted By Polliwog
I think it's completely woven into gentle...

I think it's completely woven into gentle discipline. Especially when you are looking at the underlying need behind a behavior. My oldest might be having a tantrum, which is sometimes violent. I HAVE...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-27-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,340
Posted By Polliwog
I spend most of my time, when not in here, in...

I spend most of my time, when not in here, in early childhood classrooms (Pre-K to 2nd Grade,) and teaching professional development workshops to early childhood teachers, and occasional to parents....
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-27-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 468
Posted By Polliwog
Sure. But, most people don't completely avoid...

Sure. But, most people don't completely avoid processed foods. Even conscientious parents.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-26-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 468
Posted By Polliwog
I think more things than not, have artificial...

I think more things than not, have artificial colors in them. Even foods that are white, like many vanilla ice creams.
Forum: July 2014 Due Date Club   06-26-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,041
Posted By Polliwog
I found it extremely convenient.

I found it extremely convenient.
Forum: July 2014 Due Date Club   06-26-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,041
Posted By Polliwog
Nope. It's just a convenience thing.

Nope. It's just a convenience thing.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-25-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 331
Posted By Polliwog
I very likely have Asperger's and have also been...

I very likely have Asperger's and have also been diagnosed with ADHD. I'm 46 and I wish I had been diagnosed as a kid.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-25-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 348
Posted By Polliwog
Both of my kids learned to swim with these. I...

Both of my kids learned to swim with these. I really love them. http://www.swimways.com/power-swimr-medium-p-18.aspx
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-25-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 781
Posted By Polliwog
Our schools still teach cursive.

Our schools still teach cursive.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-24-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 408
Posted By Polliwog
http://suzeorman.com/books-kits/books/the-money-bo...

http://suzeorman.com/books-kits/books/the-money-book-for-the-young-fabulous-and-broke/
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-24-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By Polliwog
I'm surprised your audiologist will diagnose so...

I'm surprised your audiologist will diagnose so early. Most won't until the child is 7 or 8. But, there are some wonderful Facebook and Yahoo APD and CAPD groups. My son was diagnosed at 8 1/2 and...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-24-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,102
Posted By Polliwog
I've always been able to travel with my foster...

I've always been able to travel with my foster kids. If we're only gone two nights, we don't have to do anything. More than that, I just need to send the social worker an email.
Forum: Site Help   06-20-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 13,341
Posted By Polliwog
They've been there for a few days, I think.

They've been there for a few days, I think.
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-19-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,076
Posted By Polliwog
I'm surprised that you're surprised. Those seem...

I'm surprised that you're surprised. Those seem like pretty natural nicknames. I can see why they are bothersome, but even when you "fix" this, it's going to happen again.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-18-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,340
Posted By Polliwog
I'm a foster parent, and have worked as an early...

I'm a foster parent, and have worked as an early childhood education specialist (and preschool-third grade teacher.) There are many very effective, and respected, parent education programs that...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-18-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 215
Posted By Polliwog
Try asking on one of the CAPD/APD Facebook or...

Try asking on one of the CAPD/APD Facebook or Yahoo groups.
Forum: Organize & Declutter   06-17-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 430
Posted By Polliwog
Pretty much everything we have goes in the...

Pretty much everything we have goes in the fridge. My kids have no problem finding stuff in there. I usually only keep tomatoes and bananas out. There may be more, though.
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-17-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By Polliwog
I'm going to be blunt here. Why is the baby's...

I'm going to be blunt here. Why is the baby's mother not going to be the primary parent? I'd rather you focus your energy supporting her. There's a good chance she might change her mind, anyway.
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Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-17-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By Polliwog
I completely agree.

I completely agree.
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-16-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 520
Posted By Polliwog
My kids pretty much always sleep in the same bed....

My kids pretty much always sleep in the same bed. DD is 7 and DS is 10. They've never had a problem.
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