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Forum: The Childhood Years   09-14-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By JordanKX
Melatonin use - what's your experience?

I've searched the forums and melatonin pops up everywhere, but not devoted to it's use...

Last summer we finally got rid of the pacifier with my 5yr old son. He was 4 at the time, it that makes a...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-14-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By JordanKX
Am I reading right that your daughter is 15months...

Am I reading right that your daughter is 15months old now? That's still very young. I'm a fan of schedules, feeding and sleep schedules are necessary for her right now.

A little older, I think...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-14-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 244
Posted By JordanKX
My experience is in Oregon... so check the laws...

My experience is in Oregon... so check the laws in your state...
My XP has no income in Oregon. They calculate minimum wage for his income on my support order.
Over the past few years he's tried...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-11-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 432
Posted By JordanKX
I seem to have forgotten how to quote multiple...

I seem to have forgotten how to quote multiple people in my responses.. sorry...

So.. Julianito: he has "articulation disorder" period, by diagnosis, private and school testing. Basically NOT...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-11-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 510
Posted By JordanKX
I'm speaking purely from theory here, since I've...

I'm speaking purely from theory here, since I've never done it!! :) But I think it depends on the kids and their age, and also who you're bringing in to your life, what your kids would potentially...
Forum: Potty Learning   09-11-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 158
Posted By JordanKX
5yr old regression

My son is speech-delayed and doesn't seem to have other developmental delays except that the potty JUST made it 100% 2 months ago, at almost 5yrs old.

For the past year, he was in a private...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-31-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 529
Posted By JordanKX
It's been 10 months now in the new state; 8...

It's been 10 months now in the new state; 8 months on an NC license and documentation. My lawyer friend was concerned when we spoke in the spring that while I'd moved and had power-bills and such,...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-31-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 432
Posted By JordanKX
Right now, things are OK. I mean, DS is a happy...

Right now, things are OK. I mean, DS is a happy kid, but, and I'll be honest here, his name is Rowan. And with articulation and he cannot say R nor W, he clearly can't say his name. Yayan. So he...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-28-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 529
Posted By JordanKX
So I just finished a long chat session with my...

So I just finished a long chat session with my lawyer friend, and she is apparently equally confused (she is a 2yr lawyer, so maybe she just doesn't know); says everything differs by county. But...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-28-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 432
Posted By JordanKX
Is there an age or time where you just bite the bullet and pay for private therapy?

My son is 5yo and just entering pre-K with a "significant" articulation disorder.

He had private therapy years ago when I was in a different income bracket and was afforded therapies, but for the...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-28-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 529
Posted By JordanKX
I'll admit, I'm now genuinely surprised at what...

I'll admit, I'm now genuinely surprised at what my lawyer friend recommended to me. She did me a favor consulting without a fee, but she really harped on... My responsibilities, and 2x a year. I'm...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-25-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 713
Posted By JordanKX
YES! I grew up with a split-household, and...

YES!

I grew up with a split-household, and my mom was anti-screen, no TV until I was almost 10 and then it wasn't news, but PBS. A few cartoons here and there, but mostly documentaries. Which I...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-25-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 529
Posted By JordanKX
Custody agreement with an out of state XP

I'm seeing some benefit to finally getting a custody agreement with my XP - just makes life easier with MD/School/police, if it were to ever come up. Just needing something on record that says "I...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-25-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 628
Posted By JordanKX
Maybe I'm reading too much in to this, but I...

Maybe I'm reading too much in to this, but I picked up on an interaction we've never had before: I work from home. But HE is never home with me while I'm working. So for this vacation, he was here...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-25-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 628
Posted By JordanKX
I remember when he was maybe 2 and in a great...

I remember when he was maybe 2 and in a great daycare and they mentioned that their time-outs didn't work for him; that he responded much better to Talking To (within reason, I mean, he was 2), and...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-23-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 413
Posted By JordanKX
What if I don't have custody papers, school is asking

I'm asking for some BTDT experience, because I do not have a lawyer... my DS is starting school and school is asking for custody papers. I checked the box for "not on record", because that's all they...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-23-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 506
Posted By JordanKX
I agree with PP's that it's all about Your being...

I agree with PP's that it's all about Your being OK with the situation too. I don't apologize for my son's articulation disorder, but I do have to arm babysitters/teachers/family with knowledge.......
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-23-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 713
Posted By JordanKX
How much technology (iPad, TV, etc.) do you allow for your 5-ish-yo?

I am a Single-Mom, with only one child, computer geek, so we have technology in the house. Yes. And I'm asking here BECAUSE I know this forum might have some very different opinions on technology...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-23-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 855
Posted By JordanKX
I am single, so that's probably a bit different...

I am single, so that's probably a bit different (no competition in the bed!). But my ex was all about co-sleeping so from DS's birth, my son never had his own room, and certainly I kept that up once...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-23-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 628
Posted By JordanKX
Just wanted to post a follow-up here, that the...

Just wanted to post a follow-up here, that the last few days have been great!

Because of his visual with the fridge and emphasis on action = reward, I did the same with consequences. I built a...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-20-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 628
Posted By JordanKX
Thank you - I'll check out. We have...

Thank you - I'll check out.



We have had a very successful summer up to this visit. Two weeks was a long time to have Grandma in our home - and it was amazing and awesome! But likely both my...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-19-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 595
Posted By JordanKX
I question the same thing about my 5yr old DS who...

I question the same thing about my 5yr old DS who hasn't seen nor heard from his father in nearly a year. He always plays "Daddy" in roles and brings up the human that is supposed to be a "Daddy",...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-19-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 628
Posted By JordanKX
An aggressive 5yr old has appeared

I could use some advice on curbing super aggressive behavior with my DS, almost 5yr old.

Quick back story: I'm single mom, 38, he's my only child. We have been working a fantastic summer of a...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-17-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 446
Posted By JordanKX
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by greenemami http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-17-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By JordanKX
Thank you thank you thank you!!   Since I...

Thank you thank you thank you!!
 
Since I wrote this post I have been working with him before we walk in to the grocery store (or anywhere) about his behavior - other things to do when he gets shy...
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