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Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   03-06-2008, 09:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 130
Posted By laurajean
Hi All, Verizon has installed Cell phone...

Hi All,

Verizon has installed Cell phone antennae approximately 60 feet from my son's school http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif

I know that in the United States,...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-02-2007, 10:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 451
Posted By laurajean
"laurajean--forgive my ignorance . . . why do...

"laurajean--forgive my ignorance . . . why do you recommend going thru the Board of Education? Is that so ds gets "in the system" before he goes to school? (I plan to homeschool him, in case that's...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-01-2007, 03:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 451
Posted By laurajean
momandmore2, Hi! I am a preschool teacher...

momandmore2,

Hi! I am a preschool teacher and I am studying for my Masters in Special Education. Although, I would need to meet your child to fully understand his needs... The anecdotal...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-25-2005, 07:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 117
Posted By laurajean
Sounds like an adventure of a life time. If you...

Sounds like an adventure of a life time. If you can swing it, then yes... you should go.

~Laura
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   04-25-2005, 01:16 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 4,176
Posted By laurajean
Ok, it is obvious that these teachers and...

Ok, it is obvious that these teachers and administrators were resentful that they had to care for a child with issues they were incapable of handling. It is also obvious that they have had to deal...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-25-2005, 11:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 732
Posted By laurajean
Erin, Is he still nursing? Could he be...

Erin,

Is he still nursing? Could he be teething or have an ear infection?

My ds went from the 95th percentile to the 4th percentile in the growth charts. I did some research and realized that...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-25-2005, 10:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,221
Posted By laurajean
The Lucky One, It sounds like you are...

The Lucky One,

It sounds like you are trying your best to meet your child's needs. There are many very bright people with sensory issues. And, the behaviors you are describing sound like sensory...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-14-2005, 08:30 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,841
Posted By laurajean
I'm trying to figure out how we'll sleep when...

I'm trying to figure out how we'll sleep when the baby arrives in June. Please answer these questions:

1. Why do you cosleep? We cosleep because it feels right to us. In the beginning, ds slept...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-30-2005, 05:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 116
Posted By laurajean
I finished my degree as an adult. When I was in...

I finished my degree as an adult. When I was in college as a teenager, I just did not get that much out of it. As an adult, I craved knowledge. I mostly took evening and weekend classes. The student...
Forum: Women's Health   03-30-2005, 11:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 287
Posted By laurajean
I have not dealt with asthma personally. But,...

I have not dealt with asthma personally. But, through the years I have picked up some knowledge through friends. A doctor that I know who is AP friendly and into acupuncture etc. Recommends adding...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-30-2005, 11:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,316
Posted By laurajean
Past_VNE, My son had surgery when he was 7...

Past_VNE,

My son had surgery when he was 7 months old. Vaccinations never came up. I do not want to make you worry more, but I do want to make you aware that the foreskin was more of an issue. I...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-20-2005, 08:19 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 657
Posted By laurajean
mamaley, The taxi and car seat issue is a...

mamaley,

The taxi and car seat issue is a big one. Legally, you don't need to use a car seat in a taxi. However, in my ds 4 years of life, we have only *not* used one on very rare occasions...
...
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   02-20-2005, 05:57 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 4,711
Posted By laurajean
I thought the article was interesting and it...

I thought the article was interesting and it depicted a typical upper middle class NYC mom. The mothering.com community is very different from the moms that I see on a regular basis. We at MDC...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   02-20-2005, 03:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,871
Posted By laurajean
I am a caught-in-the-middle weaner. When I first...

I am a caught-in-the-middle weaner. When I first had my ds, I thought I would do clw, however, as 3.5 years was arriving and he was still nursing at every chance he could get, I felt that I needed...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-20-2005, 01:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,298
Posted By laurajean
If you plan on homeschooling, than it really...

If you plan on homeschooling, than it really doesn't matter how other children do in preschool. As a preschool teacher, at a very progressive school in NYC, I have seen children who would be much...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-20-2005, 12:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 404
Posted By laurajean
I just wanted to add that lying is a sign of...

I just wanted to add that lying is a sign of individuation. It means that your child no longer thinks that you can see or know everything they do. It is an important part of development that usually...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-19-2005, 01:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 90
Posted By laurajean
We are heading out to see "The Gates." And, then...

We are heading out to see "The Gates." And, then go to The Museum of Natural History...

~laurajean
Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-18-2005, 02:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 871
Posted By laurajean
bunny, I think you have to prioritize. If...

bunny,

I think you have to prioritize. If afternoon naps are a necessary part of your day. Then lie on the couch and put a video on for dd. It may not be ideal, but it works.

As far as other...
Forum: Parenting   02-13-2005, 11:22 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 5,849
Posted By laurajean
dharmamama, I am very sorry for your recent...

dharmamama,

I am very sorry for your recent experiences. It sounds like a group of ignorant parents.

As far as letting my child play with an HIV+ child, I am sure he has on occasion. We live...
Forum: Parents as Partners Archive   11-28-2004, 06:06 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,108
Posted By laurajean
Ann Marie, IMHO, you are being totally and...

Ann Marie,

IMHO, you are being totally and completely reasonable!

Except, you should quit today, regardless of TTC or your partner's choices. I understand that you have a quit date, but I...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-28-2004, 11:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 440
Posted By laurajean
Your babe is only 5 months old!!! Of course she...

Your babe is only 5 months old!!! Of course she only wants to be with you. I bet you could take her with you to the Holiday Party. And, as far as everyone else, the sling works well when in-laws do...
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-12-2004, 04:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 266
Posted By laurajean
Forget the bottles and formula! I did not have...

Forget the bottles and formula! I did not have bottles for my ds when he was born and I ditched/refused all formula samples. And, please have a number of a good lactation consultant on hand. In...
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-07-2004, 11:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 726
Posted By laurajean
Ashamed, I nursed my ds until he was 3.5...

Ashamed,

I nursed my ds until he was 3.5 years old. He and I talked about it for a while. Then we gradually began nursing less. Finally, we got down to twice a day and then once a day. Ten days...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-01-2004, 10:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 104
Posted By laurajean
(1) Which trike do you have? Kettrike Junior...

(1) Which trike do you have? Kettrike Junior (cheapest)
(2) Do you think it's worth the investment? Depending on age of child - it's great for children 18 months - 3 years old
(3) Anything you...
Forum: Parenting   10-30-2004, 12:23 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 6,270
Posted By laurajean
Intensity too, I could not read all of the...

Intensity too,

I could not read all of the posts in this thread. But, I did read a few of yours and I felt empathy for you and your son.

When a child is three years old, many professionals do...
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