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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-28-2013, 11:22 AM
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Posted By Violet2
Okay, ladies thank you for your input. It's good...

Okay, ladies thank you for your input. It's good to know I'm on the right track. This stuff is a lot more nuanced than I ever imagined especially with the special needs aspect to it.

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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-28-2013, 06:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 381
Posted By Violet2
My DD is 5 and gifted as well as special needs....

My DD is 5 and gifted as well as special needs. She has dyspraxia and spent her toddler years dealing with gross and fine motor delays. Dyspraxia also comes with executive function, learning...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-10-2011, 02:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 566
Posted By Violet2
My DD is very similar. She 'masks' pretty well...

My DD is very similar. She 'masks' pretty well until she knows you and then watch out! (She threw her shoes at the PT their last session and then sobbed for an hour b/c she felt terrible about it.)...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-08-2011, 07:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 514
Posted By Violet2
DD (3 1/2) has been labeled with developmental...

DD (3 1/2) has been labeled with developmental delay (cause unknown at this time, so no diagnosis) and is receiving both private and school system OT/PT for gross and fine motor deficits as well as...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-23-2011, 12:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By Violet2
Thanks! We are going to try and borrow my Dad's...

Thanks! We are going to try and borrow my Dad's Wii (they aren't using it) just to play with it a bit.
 
DD needs to be active plus work on balance and core strength, which have been areas of...
Forum: Site Help   04-22-2011, 07:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,991
Posted By Violet2
I must be clueless b/c this isn't in the FAQ so...

I must be clueless b/c this isn't in the FAQ so everyone else must've figured it out.
 
But how do I edit my out-of-date signature?
 
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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-22-2011, 07:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 415
Posted By Violet2
I don't know why I'm sharing this. I think I...

I don't know why I'm sharing this. I think I just want some of the more experienced mommas to give it a glance and let me know if there's any tweak you would give or if I'm making some major gaffe...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-22-2011, 07:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By Violet2
Does anyone use a Wii or Kinect to foster gross...

Does anyone use a Wii or Kinect to foster gross motor skills? Which do you prefer?
 
DD needs more than just PT and activities like dance. Especially in the cold months where we can't get outside...
Forum: Parenting   03-24-2011, 10:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,047
Posted By Violet2
I'm not unsympathetic to the other child, but...

I'm not unsympathetic to the other child, but there's not a lot I can do for her. She sounds like she has amazing leadership qualities and is probably very bright and I am thinking her parents...
Forum: Parenting   03-24-2011, 09:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,047
Posted By Violet2
Okay I actually ran into another mom today from...

Okay I actually ran into another mom today from pschool and it is not my DD, this other child has a reputation I guess.
 
The bday party was the trigger event, everything has stemmed from there....
Forum: Parenting   03-23-2011, 09:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,047
Posted By Violet2
The teachers are "trying". What they are...

The teachers are "trying". What they are "trying" I'm not really sure.
 
I would appreciate it if people could read the thread as some responses don't reflect the information I've given. This is...
Forum: Parenting   03-23-2011, 05:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,047
Posted By Violet2
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Forum: Parenting   03-23-2011, 02:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,047
Posted By Violet2
The preschool said that about 4 "certain...

The preschool said that about 4 "certain personalities" start with the clique-y girl stuff and that seems to be the case. They also said DD was the youngest and not as socially facile, acknowledging...
Forum: Parenting   03-23-2011, 07:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,047
Posted By Violet2
Ah yes. That makes sense. She was looking for me...

Ah yes. That makes sense. She was looking for me to yell at DD or something. Instead I was pretty neutral.
 
I am now wondering if I made a mistake to put her in a mixed age class. DD is not...
Forum: Parenting   03-23-2011, 07:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 575
Posted By Violet2
I think it's unavoidable. The fact is we live in...

I think it's unavoidable. The fact is we live in a pop media culture. We can throw out the TVs and we'll still hear about Charlie Sheen. I never even said the word princess to my DD, but  the...
Forum: Parenting   03-23-2011, 06:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,047
Posted By Violet2
Today one of my daughter's pschool classmates...

Today one of my daughter's pschool classmates came up to me and said: "Your daughter is mean to me."
 
I bit my tongue and tried to think really fast on how to handle that appropriately. I came up...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-09-2011, 07:36 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,594
Posted By Violet2
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Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-08-2011, 03:25 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,594
Posted By Violet2
Wow this thread just keeps going. Amazing!   ...

Wow this thread just keeps going. Amazing!
 
Here's where I'm at.
 
1. We joined Costco for meat and bulk buys. The only thing that's a deal are the whole chickens (2 for $9). BUT the meat...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-08-2011, 02:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,812
Posted By Violet2
We don't have siblings but my DD is very...

We don't have siblings but my DD is very persistent with the whining and meltdowns.
 
I have been saying, "You can scream in your room with your loveys, this is not the place. You can come out...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-31-2010, 02:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 415
Posted By Violet2
Thanks mommas.   I don't think it will be...

Thanks mommas.
 
I don't think it will be messy. DH has some arrests related to his drinking so I don't know that he can make a convincing custody case. Going to AA and still drinking is not going...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-30-2010, 11:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 415
Posted By Violet2
What do you think someone needs to know before...

What do you think someone needs to know before divorce about getting divorced and becoming a single parent?
 
I'm all ears.
 
My Dh is an alcoholic and it is becoming clear that I've been naive...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-23-2010, 07:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 221
Posted By Violet2
Hi mommas. I am considering divorce right now...

Hi mommas. I am considering divorce right now and could use some feedback on how to decide divorce is right for me.
 
I have a thread in Parents as Partners.
 ...
Forum: Parents as Partners   12-23-2010, 07:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By Violet2
Thank you. I need to go to an al-anon meeting. ...

Thank you. I need to go to an al-anon meeting.
 
I'm also interested in help for making the big D decision. I hope to get some good input from books/websites. I was looking at some divorce books...
Forum: Parents as Partners   12-23-2010, 05:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By Violet2
I'm so sad to be here today to post this. My DH...

I'm so sad to be here today to post this. My DH is the nicest most functional alcoholic. Nice guy, great dad, he just happens to drive drunk and has had a few DUIs. He's done all the court ordered...
Forum: Learning at School   09-23-2010, 04:19 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,600
Posted By Violet2
In my experience, any one who needs to dole out...

In my experience, any one who needs to dole out 45 division problems to assess their students' abilities is way off base. 5 to 10 problems is all you need to assess skills. It's all we use to find...
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