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Forum: The Childhood Years   01-21-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 171
Posted By Letitia
Yes, sorry if I misled, I actually didn't mean to...

Yes, sorry if I misled, I actually didn't mean to imply that she has ADHD. I mentioned that because although my daughter does have ADHD, my neurotypical son does not and often behaves the same way. ...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-21-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 25
Posted By Letitia
Speech therapy might be helpful. My daughter, 7,...

Speech therapy might be helpful. My daughter, 7, has had some "pragmatic" speech issues like poor eye contact and very low volume. Therapy has helped. My insurance allowed us to go there with a...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-20-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 171
Posted By Letitia
She sounds like both my kids, one of whom has...

She sounds like both my kids, one of whom has ADHD but one of whom does not. I really think they do just forget. I liked "How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen so Kids Will Talk" (I may have...
Forum: Queer Parenting   12-18-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 23
Posted By Letitia
I don't have things I wish people would ask me. ...

I don't have things I wish people would ask me. I find a conversation most fun when something about the other person sparks my interest and I ask them a lot of questions, or we find common ground to...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-16-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 90
Posted By Letitia
I would say something. Doesn't matter what you...

I would say something. Doesn't matter what you think about guns or play guns, they're not allowed at schools.

I'm a little surprised about the "gift-wrapped" part. A lot of charities do not...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-16-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 468
Posted By Letitia
Triniity, how is it going with him? I see this...

Triniity, how is it going with him? I see this post was a while back.

My daughter has very little meanness when she gets out of control, it's more a destructive silliness, but I do know what you...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   12-16-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 164
Posted By Letitia
One of the PP's said something that I think is...

One of the PP's said something that I think is very important. Mainly, listen to her. If you know reflective listening skills and can do it a little without sounding cardboard, she'll know she is...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-15-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 180
Posted By Letitia
Olive oil works a bit for dandruff, too. We've...

Olive oil works a bit for dandruff, too. We've done that for our daughter. Does make her smell like a pasta salad!
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-14-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 54
Posted By Letitia
Retained Reflexes

We finally, finally, finally got a good OT evaluation (over a year coming!) for DD, 7-1/2, with ADHD but also some motor and social issues. We really liked the therapist, and she noted I think all...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-13-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 180
Posted By Letitia
I'm in medicine, and believe me, we are as a...

I'm in medicine, and believe me, we are as a profession not aware of the resistance problem with lice. I've looked this up, and not only is there a huge problem (if you sell pesticides) with lice in...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-12-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 79
Posted By Letitia
I shower nightly, but it's also part of my...

I shower nightly, but it's also part of my routine. We only bathe the kids once or twice a week, and they seem fine. Unless they've done something to get stinky or dirty I don't see any reason to...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-02-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 188
Posted By Letitia
When I was a kid, I actually felt angry inside if...

When I was a kid, I actually felt angry inside if an adult called me "smart" and it wasn't related to an accomplishment. I could not see how it helped anything.

I think you need to meet with...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-02-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 399
Posted By Letitia
I think there are two issues. Safety, and what...

I think there are two issues. Safety, and what you think about breaking the law.

In terms of safety, I don't have immediate family members who smoke, but I feel the same way about it that...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-22-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 788
Posted By Letitia
Ugg, I remember these feelings. I still feel...

Ugg, I remember these feelings. I still feel like I want to defend my kids from diagnoses and labels, I want them to be normal. Really, my kids are great kids, but my daughter does have some...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-22-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 79
Posted By Letitia
Couple things. My daughter has had...

Couple things.

My daughter has had multiple issues and when things just didn't seem to be within the realm of average to us we got a full neuropsychological evaluation. Hours and hours of...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-22-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,575
Posted By Letitia
Do you wear the little one wrapped against your...

Do you wear the little one wrapped against your body? A lot of babies are very quiet in that situation. Maybe you could sit, or maybe you could stand up and rock side to side a little if he needed...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-17-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 180
Posted By Letitia
My daughter struggled to read until we had...

My daughter struggled to read until we had testing done that identified that she could not keep her eyes focused on something (especially in her near vision) for very long. The standard visual...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-06-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By Letitia
I think I'd be asking myself if she has problems...

I think I'd be asking myself if she has problems with impulsivity on other parts of her life, and if not, is she bored in the classroom. If she's globally impulsive and is out of the range of what...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-27-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 481
Posted By Letitia
My daughter was diagnosed when she was 6. ...

My daughter was diagnosed when she was 6. Initially, we avoided medications, but related to what a PP mentioned, she was starting to struggle socially and in school. She has never been disruptive...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-09-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 618
Posted By Letitia
Tapatio, neither of my kids has the same...

Tapatio, neither of my kids has the same diagnosis, but I can relate to how hard it is to hear the words and worrying about the future. Even for normal kids, we can't predict their futures, I keep...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-29-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 403
Posted By Letitia
I didn't live through exactly that, but I did...

I didn't live through exactly that, but I did live through the toddler and baby combination. Those are really, really hard years.

I'm worried that he has chased you around the house and that you...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-29-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 381
Posted By Letitia
I am betting the most common response is going to...

I am betting the most common response is going to be that you can't diagnose ADHD/ADD at that age.

That said, looking back I could see my daughter was different from right around the time kids...
Forum: Queer Parenting   09-27-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 358
Posted By Letitia
I would also be interested. I have been on the...

I would also be interested. I have been on the mothering discussion boards only in fits and starts, but they do go back a few years. Hopefully that's enough vetting. We are in New Mexico, 2 kids.
Forum: Queer Parenting   09-25-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 235
Posted By Letitia
Great idea! My kids are younger than that age...

Great idea! My kids are younger than that age group, and we have taken no pictures so doubt we'd be of help, but we'd be interested in the book!
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-25-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 521
Posted By Letitia
We use glassware, plates and bowls from thrift...

We use glassware, plates and bowls from thrift stores so there's no great feeling of tragedy if it breaks, and we don't mess up any full sets because we don't have any. We don't mind using our own...
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