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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-08-2017, 03:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 472
Posted By Letitia
I wouldn't worry about her being headstrong at 25...

I wouldn't worry about her being headstrong at 25 months! She's a lot younger than a school age kid. I agree with Miranda - enjoy her, and work with her along the way as she grows. It would be...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-21-2017, 03:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 538
Posted By Letitia
What does "no matter what we do" include? ...

What does "no matter what we do" include?

Is hunger waking him? Try a high-protein. low carb snack at bedtime, like nuts? Something that would digest slowly.
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-21-2017, 03:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 239
Posted By Letitia
Minimize toys that can be "figured out." Toys...

Minimize toys that can be "figured out." Toys that facilitate exploration, building: blocks, art supplies, dress up. There are a ton of things out on the market now that kids can build things with...
Forum: Baby Health   07-20-2017, 07:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,041
Posted By Letitia
What an odd post. I've used both...

What an odd post. I've used both over-the-counter antifungals and tea tree oil. They both work.
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-20-2017, 07:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 386
Posted By Letitia
Your baby is the best cure. Are you having a...

Your baby is the best cure. Are you having a nursing problem?
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-04-2017, 04:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,129
Posted By Letitia
I don't think there's anything wrong with kids of...

I don't think there's anything wrong with kids of similar ages exploring things in an age-appropriate way. When my daughter and our neighbor (a boy) were 4, the neighbor called to let me know that...
Forum: Waldorf   06-11-2017, 08:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 644
Posted By Letitia
My kids' preschool was not Waldorf, although we...

My kids' preschool was not Waldorf, although we have a friend who loved the one her daughter went to.

My daughter was very shy, but the teachers were loving and we never left her there before...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-02-2017, 10:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 634
Posted By Letitia
I have no idea why it would be legally required...

I have no idea why it would be legally required that they let you know that. There are lots and lots of things that are common but not required by law. My school district just did away with middle...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-02-2017, 10:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,761
Posted By Letitia
My son just turned 9 and my daughter is 10, so...

My son just turned 9 and my daughter is 10, so the general age is familiar.

At 8, they would have hated daycare where they were the oldest and they had to take naps. Or even daycare where there...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-02-2017, 10:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,003
Posted By Letitia
We have a 2-pronged system. The kids get two...

We have a 2-pronged system.

The kids get two 1/2 hours (not to be taken back-to-back) per week of fun time on the computer. Basically, they waste it playing stupid, stupid games that will...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-02-2017, 09:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 992
Posted By Letitia
My kids have always had the same bedtime routine,...

My kids have always had the same bedtime routine, since they were toddlers. After dinner, put on pajamas, brush teeth, get out clothes for the next day (if it's a school night), then we read to...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-20-2017, 07:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 646
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: 1,197
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: 24
Views: 1,541
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: 24
Views: 1,541
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: 952
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: 3
Views: 646
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: 530
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: 3,743
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: 24
Views: 1,541
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: 6
Views: 973
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: 11
Views: 1,363
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: 12
Views: 1,180
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: 552
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: 1,880
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.
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