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Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-28-2014, 11:29 PM
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Posted By sereneimago
Oh and P.S.~ This was a very awesome quote from...

Oh and P.S.~
This was a very awesome quote from yesterday's posts:
"Personally, I TOTALLY disagree that the giftedness and scooting through school is not a factor of her emotional state. Kids...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-28-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 727
Posted By sereneimago
Re:Linda's response: You're right, I think I...

Re:Linda's response:
You're right, I think I used the medical term "anorexia" too lightly perhaps, malnutrition from dieting was probably more appropriate. She went to the Dr, and we had serious...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-26-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 727
Posted By sereneimago
Everyone seems to see this situation from such...

Everyone seems to see this situation from such different points of view~ it's hard to know how to respond.

First of all, my daughter tests as profoundly gifted, she has always scooted by in...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-25-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 727
Posted By sereneimago
Also sorry, I am just getting used to posting,...

Also sorry, I am just getting used to posting, sorry if I did it wrong and over-quoted people!
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-25-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 727
Posted By sereneimago
Also I should mention our son is a very nice and...

Also I should mention our son is a very nice and calm boy, who doesn't have temper tantrums, he's just EXTREMELY curious and active!

My friend's daughter is six months younger and is very dreamy...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-25-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 727
Posted By sereneimago
P.S. I'm aware I'm being emotional about this...

P.S. I'm aware I'm being emotional about this issue, thus my title "jump ship"-
however I am trying to be logical nonetheless!
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-25-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 727
Posted By sereneimago
One thing to mention also, is that we would be 2...

One thing to mention also, is that we would be 2 1/2 drive away, we would not be able to afford to drive to see her every week, and my friends having two children under two and with the dad working 2...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-25-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 727
Posted By sereneimago
She's totally against going back to High School!...

She's totally against going back to High School! We had her going to one of the best high schools in the country last year and she still hated it... she really likes the community college environment...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-25-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 727
Posted By sereneimago
Very interesting psychology you're bringing up,...

Very interesting psychology you're bringing up, thanks for sharing your personal experiences with daughters who seem somewhat similar!
Forum: Toddler Health   08-24-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By sereneimago
I suffer from similar feelings, and research...

I suffer from similar feelings, and research doesn't seem to help, because it only talks about extreme cases (like genital bleeding etc.)

From what I have been able to research, look for signs...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-24-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 727
Posted By sereneimago
Daughter wants to "jump ship"

Hi guys-
So, my teenage daughter who will soon be 16, has had an offer to stay with my best friend for a few months, possibly longer. My best friend has been like an aunt to her since she was...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-07-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,050
Posted By sereneimago
Be careful! My ex took my daughter after we...

Be careful! My ex took my daughter after we split up (BEFORE we had a formal custody agreement), to a health department (not her usual pediatrician) and got her multiple doses at once- she was like...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-24-2014, 01:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 719
Posted By sereneimago
a poem for you: ...

a poem for you:
"http://www.thehonesttoddler.com/search?updated-min=2014-01-01T00:00:00-05:00&updated-max=2015-01-01T00:00:00-05:00&max-results=40"
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-24-2014, 01:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 792
Posted By sereneimago
oops you already heard about the Spirited Child...

oops you already heard about the Spirited Child book, that's good! (i replied before i read the whole thread, sorry)

Best of luck to you--
remember to take care of you too, so you can have more...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-24-2014, 01:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 792
Posted By sereneimago
Yeah, a bigger bed or moving the 5 year old to...

Yeah, a bigger bed or moving the 5 year old to their own bed sounds good--
Sounds like your 2 year old still needs the comfort of you
but maybe he's sensitive?
I just read a book called "The...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-24-2014, 01:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 15,641
Posted By sereneimago
Food allergies can make loose stools that aren't...

Food allergies can make loose stools that aren't quite diarhea...
My son had gluten allergy--
When I took out the wheat the diarhea stopped, but he kept pooing a lot, with a gooey consistency--...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-24-2014, 01:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 732
Posted By sereneimago
In my experience, this "Sometimes I'd physically...

In my experience, this "Sometimes I'd physically take his hand and demonstrate light caresses, saying, "Gentle! Like this!""
REALLY WORKS!

I'd say "gentle, gentle gentle," and take his hand and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-24-2014, 01:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 637
Posted By sereneimago
There is actually sometimes a correlation with...

There is actually sometimes a correlation with kids who prefer "manipulatives" that they can have expressive language delays--
duplos are great for spatial and logical intelligence but don't...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-24-2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 558
Posted By sereneimago
P.S. I tried the empathy method with my daughter-...

P.S. I tried the empathy method with my daughter-
who also had violent temper tantrums as a preschooler-
and now as a teen, she writes me multi-page detailed letters when she is mad.
They are...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-24-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 558
Posted By sereneimago
After dealing with the adult effects of a toddler...

After dealing with the adult effects of a toddler who was left to himself to deal with rages (which included banging his head against the floor repeatedly)-- ie- my husband, who has rage issues and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-24-2014, 12:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 961
Posted By sereneimago
Oh, also try sign language if you haven't...

Oh, also try sign language if you haven't already,
he might pick it up and express needs with it--
til he figures out how to say words more....

Also, try giving him chamomile tea with milk a...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-24-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 961
Posted By sereneimago
A few thoughts: I found that empathy really...

A few thoughts:
I found that empathy really helps with tantrums... If you help your little one "sort out" their emotions, which are overwhelming them... by paraphrasing back to them how they feel-...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-30-2013, 10:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 13,110
Posted By sereneimago
My son who is 8 months has been extremely alert...

My son who is 8 months has been extremely alert since birth... other than a brief colicky period, which we figured out stemmed from dairy sensitivity (which I eliminated from my diet til he was 6...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   05-21-2013, 09:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 715
Posted By sereneimago
P.P.S. but in my experience, birth centers are...

P.P.S. but in my experience, birth centers are way more chill about interventions
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   05-21-2013, 09:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 715
Posted By sereneimago
P.S. I gave birth in a hospital with liberal...

P.S.
I gave birth in a hospital with liberal policies... because my labor was 70 hours long and water was broken for over 24 hours, they wanted to monitor us afterwards...
I said no to lots of...
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