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Forum: The Childhood Years   02-27-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 357
Posted By kentuckymom
As many people have mentioned, I recommend...

As many people have mentioned, I recommend looking for Parks and Rec and/or YMCA classes in your area. They are normally the lowest cost activities available. Don't assume you can't afford a class...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-20-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 694
Posted By kentuckymom
I wish I had a solution for you. My son, who is...

I wish I had a solution for you. My son, who is almost 9, still wear pull ups at night, and they're still soaking wet every single morning. I can remember two times in his life when he woke up dry....
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-20-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 229
Posted By kentuckymom
My DS transitioned from a crib to  twin bed when...

My DS transitioned from a crib to  twin bed when he was 2 years 2 months. He was trying to climb out of his crib, and we didn't want him to fall out and get hurt. He adjusted with no problems. The...
Forum: Learning at School   02-19-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,928
Posted By kentuckymom
Almost all of the parents I know, and many of...

Almost all of the parents I know, and many of the teachers, DO question the fact that kindergarten has become "the new first grade." All the questioning in the world, however, won't get us anywhere...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   02-17-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 73
Posted By kentuckymom
I have no great advice for you, but I want you...

I have no great advice for you, but I want you to know that I, and many other people, can relate to your loss and your feelings of grief and anger. After conceiving and giving birth to my son with...
Forum: Learning at School   02-12-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 243
Posted By kentuckymom
The thread about charters got me to thinking...

The thread about charters got me to thinking about magnet schools, which are similar in some ways. Kentucky doesn't have charter schools, but my district has a ton of magnet schools, including the...
Forum: Learning at School   02-03-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,579
Posted By kentuckymom
Kentucky doesn't have charter schools, so keep...

Kentucky doesn't have charter schools, so keep in mind that I have zero personal experience with them. Based one what I've read about the success and lack thereof of charter schools, it seems there...
Forum: Learning at School   11-08-2013, 04:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 797
Posted By kentuckymom
I think, when you have kids who struggle...

I think, when you have kids who struggle academically, it can seem like everyone else in the world is raising little geniuses. My DS is dyslexic, and I used to want to scream at all my Facebook...
Forum: Learning at School   09-19-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 834
Posted By kentuckymom
You've gotten a lot of good advice. Here are a...

You've gotten a lot of good advice. Here are a few more thoughts that might help.... when DS was in kindergarten he was helped greatly by having a small stuffed animal from home to hold. When he was...
Forum: Learning at School   09-15-2013, 03:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 593
Posted By kentuckymom
When DS was in public preschool and the first...

When DS was in public preschool and the first half of K, before DD was born, I spent a lot of time at his school. Most of my volunteer hours were spent in the library, shelving books and doing other...
Forum: Learning at School   09-15-2013, 02:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,103
Posted By kentuckymom
I noticed that this thread had recently been...

I noticed that this thread had recently been updated, so I skimmed the reference articles. Unless I missed something major in my skimming, it seems those studies are of full time daycare, not of the...
Forum: Learning at School   09-14-2013, 04:54 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,766
Posted By kentuckymom
DS's elementary school is about half a mile...

DS's elementary school is about half a mile away. He walks there with Dad or me nearly every day, even in rain or snow. The only exception is a thunderstorm, and he was bummed the one time that...
Forum: Learning at School   08-08-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,371
Posted By kentuckymom
My son's elementary school doesn't have a...

My son's elementary school doesn't have a uniform policy, but I know of a couple public elementary schools in our district that do. Most (maybe all, I'm not sure) of the area middle schools have...
Forum: Learning at School   08-03-2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 844
Posted By kentuckymom
I have to third the recommendation for L.L. Bean...

I have to third the recommendation for L.L. Bean backpacks. DS went through 3 cheap character backpacks in kindergarten. Before 1st grade we got him an L.L. Bean backpack and it still looks great 2...
Forum: Learning at School   07-31-2013, 07:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 426
Posted By kentuckymom
For whatever reason, in first grade my son's...

For whatever reason, in first grade my son's teacher always called my husband when DS got in trouble. I don't know why, since he works full time and I'm a stay at home mom. I think she liked him...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   07-30-2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,251
Posted By kentuckymom
I let DS self wean, and he did so shortly after...

I let DS self wean, and he did so shortly after his 4th birthday. Originally I had planned to wean him around 18 months, but he had not interest in stopping and then I learned more about child led...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-30-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By kentuckymom
I hope your daughter's recovery is going well....

I hope your daughter's recovery is going well. My son had the same surgery two years ago. He was absolutely miserable the first day. He watched movies, slept, and would occasionally be prevailed...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-30-2013, 09:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 637
Posted By kentuckymom
I just saw this thread too and wanted to reply....

I just saw this thread too and wanted to reply. Yes, it's quite possible that your daughter is on her own timetable for reading, doesn't like the material she's supposed to read for school, or...
Forum: Learning at School   07-30-2013, 12:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 426
Posted By kentuckymom
I so feel your pain, Linda! My son has been at...

I so feel your pain, Linda! My son has been at the same school since he was 3 (he went to public preschool for speech therapy). He's now going into 3rd grade. None of our info has changed in that...
Forum: Toddler Nutrition   07-30-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 436
Posted By kentuckymom
My two year old has a dairy sensitivity. She...

My two year old has a dairy sensitivity. She drinks a lot of water and some juice, but, when the rest of the family is drinking cow's milk and she wants milk, she drinks coconut milk. I also tried...
Forum: Learning at School   07-18-2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 2
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Views: 124
Posted By kentuckymom
Especially for kids who are behind in skill...

Especially for kids who are behind in skill subjects like Math and Reading, I think extra help over the summer is an awesome idea. Some kids can jump back into school without a problem even though...
Forum: Learning at School   06-11-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 345
Posted By kentuckymom
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by mtiger http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Learning at School   06-10-2013, 09:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 345
Posted By kentuckymom
Thanks for sharing your experience,...

Thanks for sharing your experience, Ollyoxenfree! Since our high school arts program is housed inside a high school that also has a standard program and a STEM focus program, DS might avoid some of...
Forum: Family Safety   06-10-2013, 09:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 932
Posted By kentuckymom
We've always used and loved Gracos, but, if you...

We've always used and loved Gracos, but, if you liked your Radian, there's no good reason not to just get the equivalent. I don't think you can go wrong with either brand. It just depends on a...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-08-2013, 08:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 315
Posted By kentuckymom
I agree with fizgig that it's best to seek an...

I agree with fizgig that it's best to seek an evaluation sooner rather than later.My son had a severe expressive language delay, and our pediatrician advised us to wait and see if his language...
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