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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-09-2011, 02:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,248
Posted By kai28
Definitely play the doctor card. At 18 months my...

Definitely play the doctor card. At 18 months my sons pediatrician told us that public school was likely to be a very bumpy ride and I had better do a lot of research regarding schooling options,...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-01-2011, 01:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,248
Posted By kai28
I'll second the call to read & recommend to...

I'll second the call to read & recommend to family " Einstein never used flashcards" . Your DD is only 3. Here in MA, even kindergarten is optional. My DS is 2, so I'm just telling people that I...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-23-2011, 12:01 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,019
Posted By kai28
DS (2) is a 1. yes, yes, I realize that at 26...

DS (2) is a 1. yes, yes, I realize that at 26 months its too early to consider him gifted, but he's way ahead of himself "academically" (vocab, number recognition & counting, letters, learning to...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-11-2011, 12:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,921
Posted By kai28
DS is 23m (almost). He loves the library- he's...

DS is 23m (almost). He loves the library- he's started calling it the "book museum" & asks to go everyday. He makes a mental list of books he wants; yesterday it was "a planet earth book, a rocket...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-26-2011, 06:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,647
Posted By kai28
I'm reading this with interest. My ds is 22...

I'm reading this with interest. My ds is 22 months and I know that freak out. I don't know if he'll be reading that well by 2.5 (can't see into the future), but he's certainly advanced. Shapes,...
Forum: Multicultural Families   01-09-2011, 11:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,909
Posted By kai28
Thanks for the help & replies. It doesn't help...

Thanks for the help & replies. It doesn't help that I am by nature sarcastic and defense. Time for me to grow some more. Or at least learn to pretend to calm and not affronted.

I have noticed...
Forum: Multicultural Families   01-05-2011, 10:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,909
Posted By kai28
I dunno. He seemed like a perfectly capable...

I dunno. He seemed like a perfectly capable adult, probably in his 60s. Could carry on a conversation just fine. Had a car in the parking lot, etc.

Lacking social awareness? Likely. Apparently.
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Forum: Multicultural Families   01-05-2011, 07:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,909
Posted By kai28
How do you handle that? What responses do you...

How do you handle that? What responses do you have? I feel like I need some automated responses.

"where did you get your eyes?" Is what we got yesterday. 3X from the same guy, asking my toddler...
Forum: Diapering   12-14-2010, 01:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,474
Posted By kai28
I think you'll save money. one solution to the...

I think you'll save money. one solution to the multiple covers issue are the one-size covers. adjustable like bumgenius, but they are only a cover. once nice thing about these is that you can adjust...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-13-2010, 12:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,175
Posted By kai28
It's totally possible to be asynchronous. From...

It's totally possible to be asynchronous. From what limited reading I've done, it seems common.

I'm interested in seeing how your DS develops. My DS will be 20months this week, so our kids are...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-17-2010, 12:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By kai28
My 19-month old DS drew an airplane all by...

My 19-month old DS drew an airplane all by himself yesterday. Planned it, drew it, made appropriate propeller noises, was talking about the plane and the propeller (I thought he wanted a plane to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-17-2010, 12:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 592
Posted By kai28
I've been giving my now 19 month old...

I've been giving my now 19 month old "culterelle" on a semi-regular basis since he was 9 months old. He contracted some sort of bacterial illness (one of those ones the dept of health tracks &...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-28-2010, 11:24 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,393
Posted By kai28
Thanks for posting this question. I've been kind...

Thanks for posting this question. I've been kind of struggling with this a bit. Some days I worry I'm not stimulating him enough & other days I realize that the gifted label is nothing more than a...
Forum: March 2011   09-22-2010, 11:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 752
Posted By kai28
i had a drug-free delivery. I did however have...

i had a drug-free delivery. I did however have an IV for being group strep B positive. because of that, my feet ended up swelling up the day after I delivered and it totally freaked me out. that...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-23-2010, 12:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,238
Posted By kai28
I shower in the morning, before DH goes to work....

I shower in the morning, before DH goes to work. He gets up, showers, then comes and gets me so I can shower. If DS is still sleeping (in our bed) we switch places, and then switch back after my...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-23-2010, 12:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 470
Posted By kai28
I'm a bad mom. I turned my DS around right at a...

I'm a bad mom. I turned my DS around right at a year. because otherwise we'd never go anywhere at all. He HATED facing backward. now (13 mo) he's facing forward, in the center of the gigantic SUV,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-23-2010, 12:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,581
Posted By kai28
oh. yes. my DS (13 mo) is obsessed with MY belly...

oh. yes. my DS (13 mo) is obsessed with MY belly button, and I'm trying to transfer obsession to his own belly button. He knows where it is (can point it out - both his & mine, but half the time...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-23-2010, 11:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 528
Posted By kai28
DS is 13 mo - he wont drink anything other than...

DS is 13 mo - he wont drink anything other than water from a cup (never used a bottle). warm milk or cold, doesn't matter, he wont drink it (he also wont drink juice, or even pedialyte when he's...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-23-2010, 11:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 340
Posted By kai28
I agree - sounds frustrated. I know DS (13 mo)...

I agree - sounds frustrated. I know DS (13 mo) holds his head in both hands when he's frustrated. Then he pats his own hair - I think that's his self-soothing mechanism.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-23-2010, 11:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 306
Posted By kai28
it sounds a bit like mild heat rash to me. DS...

it sounds a bit like mild heat rash to me. DS has also had something that looks like that - around the collar of his shirt, on his upper back. We do use a lot of sunscreen/all natural bug repellent...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-23-2010, 11:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,848
Posted By kai28
we do a lot of shredded/pulled meats. pulled...

we do a lot of shredded/pulled meats. pulled pork, shredded/pulled roast chicken, roasted turkey (pulled off). DS (13 months) eats what we eat, so I guess you'd have to prepare your sons stuff...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-23-2010, 11:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Posted By kai28
I'm curious to see what others write in reply to...

I'm curious to see what others write in reply to this. I don't really have anything to suggest (DS is 13 months & is just starting to get into the climbing thing in earnest - apparently both his dad...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-23-2010, 11:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 850
Posted By kai28
not unless the fever is associated with...

not unless the fever is associated with something else. digestive issues (either end), ear grabbing (which always ends up being nothing - never had an ear infection), or other signs that DS is...
Forum: Diapering   05-20-2010, 11:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 524
Posted By kai28
you could also possibly try liners - DS has...

you could also possibly try liners - DS has sensitive skin, so sometimes I use either silk or disposable liners.
Forum: Diapering   05-20-2010, 11:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 623
Posted By kai28
we use cheap prefolds in the G diapers...

we use cheap prefolds in the G diapers sometimes.

it sounds to me like your inserts need to be stripped - do they smell like ammonia when you change the diaper? have you been using diaper cream...
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