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Forum: The Childhood Years   11-21-2012, 02:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 803
Posted By JessJoy
Woah Peony! All of the self/family censoring....

Woah Peony! All of the self/family censoring. That is exactly what I'm talking about! It's not quite that bad due to the kid's ages, but it is heading down that road! Let us know how middle school...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-19-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 803
Posted By JessJoy
i like that. thanks!  

i like that. thanks!
 
Forum: Traditional Foods   11-19-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 697
Posted By JessJoy
You probably have Lyme disease. Look it up....

You probably have Lyme disease. Look it up. Probably bartonella, too ( the "heart attack feeling) . I cured myself with the Cowden condensed herbal formulas.
 
2 years ago, I thought I would not...
Forum: Women's Health   11-19-2012, 06:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 200
Posted By JessJoy
So my dd had pinworms and now dh has them! Did...

So my dd had pinworms and now dh has them! Did you know that they took the prescription medication off the market? WHY???
 
We secured the last pills in our town but I'm down to my last dose. Any...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-19-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 371
Posted By JessJoy
6th graders are hitting puberty and thinking...

6th graders are hitting puberty and thinking about sex all the time. If he is allowed to watch whatever tv/movies he wants, than that could be equally harmful. If he has unsupervised time with the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-19-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 803
Posted By JessJoy
Also, rather than "not watching her kids...

Also, rather than "not watching her kids anymore" I think we need to work this out and address it. THis is a close friend, not an acquaintance.
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-19-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 803
Posted By JessJoy
THanks Katelove.   You gotta understand, I...

THanks Katelove.
 
You gotta understand, I love Karen and I trust her to say the right thing to my girl. I honestly can't see myself sending a message to my daughter that "kissing is ok, but not...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-19-2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 803
Posted By JessJoy
I could use a bit of perspective.   I and my...

I could use a bit of perspective.
 
I and my family are good friends with a progressive crunchy Christian family. Let's call my Christian friend "Karen."
 
I have a 7 year old girl and she has 3...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-25-2011, 11:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 36,854
Posted By JessJoy
Glad to know. We just discovered arm pit hair in...

Glad to know. We just discovered arm pit hair in my 8 year old cousin yesterday. Guess we're all evolving?
 
Jess
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   03-02-2011, 11:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,256
Posted By JessJoy
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Forum: The Childhood Years   03-02-2011, 10:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,746
Posted By JessJoy
WEll, I wish you luck! THe sleep issues can be...

WEll, I wish you luck! THe sleep issues can be so trying!
 
I wanted to add that your child may be really sensitive to EMFs. I know a few people who shut off the breaker to their bedrooms at night...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-01-2011, 10:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 685
Posted By JessJoy
My 5 yo dd asks a lot about this. Very concerned...

My 5 yo dd asks a lot about this. Very concerned about when I will die and when she will die. (I remember being terrified of this at age 6 when I realized my own mortality!).
 
I told her...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-01-2011, 10:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,615
Posted By JessJoy
It happens to the best of 'em! At some point...

It happens to the best of 'em! At some point they start pushing the boundaries. And they always copy the biggest influence. Probably you. I know that's the case for us. I remind myself that anything...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-22-2011, 02:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,662
Posted By JessJoy
He'll be fine.   I was exactly like you....

He'll be fine.
 
I was exactly like you. Unless I went private, it's full day K here in VA. I really was worked up about it, but you know what? It was fine!
 
What I failed to anticipate was the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-22-2011, 02:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,120
Posted By JessJoy
THat doesn't sound like an obsession with...

THat doesn't sound like an obsession with fairness and justice, it sounds like an obsession with "getting what he wants when he wants it" and punishing those who do not see it his way. That's a bit...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-22-2011, 02:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,369
Posted By JessJoy
Sounds like Sensory Integration Disorder.   ...

Sounds like Sensory Integration Disorder.
 
My friend's son is the same way. Would only eat ketchup sandwiches at age 7. He's had to go to therapy where they do stuff like squirt a bottle of...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-22-2011, 02:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,746
Posted By JessJoy
Try taking the child to cranial sacral therapy....

Try taking the child to cranial sacral therapy. I've heard that it can do wonders for children with sleep disorders.
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-22-2011, 01:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 36,854
Posted By JessJoy
6 and a half is too young for this. She may have...

6 and a half is too young for this. She may have what is known as "precocious puberty". I would really make sure that all non organic dairy was out of the picture and emphasize a lot of raw foods. I...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-22-2011, 01:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,676
Posted By JessJoy
My dd loved to stand and poop! It took another...

My dd loved to stand and poop! It took another person to actually train her. A fresh approach, I guess. It finally happened at my Irish friend's house. My friend offered dd a potty and an ice lolly...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-22-2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,096
Posted By JessJoy
My dd is now 5 yo. Looking back, I WISH I HAD: ...

My dd is now 5 yo. Looking back, I WISH I HAD:
 
-Used a midwife instead of trying UC
 
- NOT started the Elimination Communication when dd was 4 mos. It really sux having to get up 4 times a...
Forum: Family Safety   07-27-2010, 03:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,373
Posted By JessJoy
My dd is entering K this year and I am going to...

My dd is entering K this year and I am going to make her a beaded bracelet with my cell number on it. That way, if she gets lost, she knows to ask a "nice lady" to call my number. Also, it's very...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-17-2010, 10:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 849
Posted By JessJoy
Hi! I was wondering for those of you who had a...

Hi! I was wondering for those of you who had a vaginally birthed child that was diagnosed with Down's syndrome, how many of you were past 40 weeks?

Thanks!
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-09-2010, 03:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,841
Posted By JessJoy
I am so glad I found this thread! I've been...

I am so glad I found this thread! I've been struggling with this as well. My 4 yo dd is reading. Last year she was in Waldorf, this year she is regular pre school 3 days per week because we moved...
Forum: Waldorf   01-22-2010, 01:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 932
Posted By JessJoy
Deborah, I really appreciate how candid your...

Deborah, I really appreciate how candid your answers are!

I WANT Waldorf to be right for dd, but at $8000.00 per year for Kindergarten, that's an expensive gamble! I want her to get the handwork...
Forum: Waldorf   01-22-2010, 01:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,244
Posted By JessJoy
thanks! My friend is a Waldorf teacher, so it...

thanks! My friend is a Waldorf teacher, so it made me wonder.... Yeah, I've seen lots of temperments in all types of edu situations... Probably jumping the gun on this one...
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