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Forum: Learning at School   11-15-2011, 01:23 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By proudmamanow
Thank you everyone! This was our reaction too....

Thank you everyone! This was our reaction too. Us and at least 5 other parents from the class are getting together to complain to the principal. Dp talked to the teacher about it and he was totally...
Forum: Learning at School   11-11-2011, 12:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 666
Posted By proudmamanow
OK so my daughter is in grade 1 this year after...

OK so my daughter is in grade 1 this year after homeschooling for kindersgarten. For a variety of reasons we feel this is the right choice for our family right now, and we have generally been...
Forum: Canada   11-04-2011, 12:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 106
Posted By proudmamanow
Hi, we are looking for a family physician for...

Hi, we are looking for a family physician for our family--two moms, two girls ages 3&6. We are looking for a female GP in the East Toronto area, preferably one that is open to alternative medicine,...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-03-2011, 12:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 216
Posted By proudmamanow
My daughter took a little while to adjust to it,...

My daughter took a little while to adjust to it, and liked some CDs much better than others. She had a set of structured activities that she was supposed to do for each 30 min. session:...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-14-2011, 01:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 699
Posted By proudmamanow
when we moved into our last house, we found a...

when we moved into our last house, we found a video surveillance system on the outside. This was in a quiet, suburban, no-crime area. The neighbours were THRILLED when we moved in, because we took...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   09-08-2011, 06:14 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,997
Posted By proudmamanow
What an awesome site...I love the replace...

What an awesome site...I love the replace disposables section. I am really getting into bento boxing my kid's lunch this year and this site has further inspired me!
 
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-15-2011, 10:41 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,202
Posted By proudmamanow
my dd1, age 6, is starting school this year for...

my dd1, age 6, is starting school this year for the first time, after being homeschooled for JK & K. This is a big step for her, but it feels like the right decision for our family and after 2 years...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-03-2011, 10:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,640
Posted By proudmamanow
This is one of the most noticeable (and...

This is one of the most noticeable (and annoying) aspects of dd's SPD. Listening therapy really improved it, but it is ramping up again and we are taking a serious look at removing gluten as we...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-19-2011, 09:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 993
Posted By proudmamanow
I'm in Canada, so I think the college system is...

I'm in Canada, so I think the college system is a bit different here. But night school is something she could definitely look into. As for childcare, she has done it in the past and might consider...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-18-2011, 07:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 993
Posted By proudmamanow
thanks lilyka, those are both great suggestions....

thanks lilyka, those are both great suggestions. I think the college teaching market is pretty competitive here, but maybe not for all colleges, some of the private ones might work. And yes the...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-15-2011, 10:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 993
Posted By proudmamanow
Hi all, We are in a relatively good position...

Hi all,
We are in a relatively good position right now, debt-free other than mortgage, successfully having cut back on our major expenses and generally living pretty carefully. BUT we moved last...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-06-2011, 12:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 223
Posted By proudmamanow
We have this problem as well, where she will say...

We have this problem as well, where she will say 'I wish sister was not part of our family'  'I wish she wasn't my sister' 'I want you to love me more than her' 'She is an idiot' etc. I don't think...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-02-2011, 07:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 599
Posted By proudmamanow
just wanted to say thank you for this thread. I...

just wanted to say thank you for this thread. I posted earlier about the negative attitude and behaviour of my 6 yo and I am coming to the same conclusion. And I find this dicussion very affirming....
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-30-2011, 09:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 727
Posted By proudmamanow
Thanks for your insight, frugal mum, this is...

Thanks for your insight, frugal mum, this is very very helpful. She is also not a kid who likes to talk about how she is feeling and especially not in the moment....it needs to be at another, more...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-30-2011, 08:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 727
Posted By proudmamanow
...into the ground! My 6 yo is a bright,...

...into the ground!
My 6 yo is a bright, intense, sensory sensitive, anxious and passionate little person. And right now I feel like she is dragging the whole family down with her rude words, lack...
Forum: Allergies   05-16-2011, 12:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By proudmamanow
Following IgG testing that showed her to be...

Following IgG testing that showed her to be reactive to wheat, dairy and eggs, we took 6 yo dd off these foods two weeks ago. These are her favourite foods and it has been a total nightmare. Our...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-11-2011, 01:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 783
Posted By proudmamanow
My 6 yo has SPD, and we have been told that we...

My 6 yo has SPD, and we have been told that we could get a mild PDD-NOS label for her if we felt it would be helpful. She is not in school (yet) and we haven't felt the need (or been 100% convinced...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-02-2011, 10:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,879
Posted By proudmamanow
We have been doing TL for 2 months now. It...

We have been doing TL for 2 months now. It hasn't been easy and is expensive but I actually can't say enough good about it. Our dd age 6 is very auditory defensive, it's really her main sensory...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-08-2011, 09:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,464
Posted By proudmamanow
your description sounds exactly like my dd1, now...

your description sounds exactly like my dd1, now almost 6. I took us a while, but last fall we finally got her a comprehensive OT evaluation and started OT and it has made a huge difference...so...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-04-2011, 10:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 903
Posted By proudmamanow
I was that kid too. And I still am in some...

I was that kid too. And I still am in some respects, though I do manage to not read while eating or stay up to late. But reading is still one of my all time most favourite activities.  My mom tried...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   01-25-2011, 09:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,091
Posted By proudmamanow
I'm still nursing my almost 6 yo (she will be 6...

I'm still nursing my almost 6 yo (she will be 6 in April), and aside from 1 or 2 close friends (of mine and hers, lol) no one knows. I think 4 was kind of the point at which I stopped feeling...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-14-2011, 01:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 184
Posted By proudmamanow
Hi Pink Bunch,   I would encourage you to...

Hi Pink Bunch,
 
I would encourage you to get assessed and start therapy now. I was in your position 2.5 years ago, wondering if my dd1 would grow out of various aversions/behaviours. 
My 5 yo...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-09-2010, 01:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By proudmamanow
I don't have any great insights, just a big hug...

I don't have any great insights, just a big hug for you as we went through this with my SPD, anxious 5 yo dd this fall. She was a wreck when we told her we 'might' be moving..wouldn't go to sleep,...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-02-2010, 10:15 AM
Replies: 2
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Views: 187
Posted By proudmamanow
That's great news! I certainly understand your...

That's great news! I certainly understand your excitement--you're getting closer to getting answers & getting the help you need! And done with someone else paying---even better! 
 
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-02-2010, 10:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 639
Posted By proudmamanow
((hugs)) to you Rose, that's hard. I know I feel...

((hugs)) to you Rose, that's hard. I know I feel so protective of my dd, and I really really want others to 'get' her and even better, to like her. 
 
It's so hard when people don't, especially...
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