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Forum: Child & Teen Health   04-25-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 429
Posted By lauren
Much about dental health, quality of teeth and...

Much about dental health, quality of teeth and gums, is hereditary. For some, regardless of exact hygiene procedures, genetics will dictate what happens.
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-25-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 245
Posted By lauren
So is it already resolving? So many things can go...

So is it already resolving? So many things can go awry in those early years with sleep, but they often don't last very long. I hope everyone can sleep better soon!
Forum: Working and Student Parents   04-25-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 4
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Views: 269
Posted By lauren
It won't be too late! Our kids need us even more...

It won't be too late! Our kids need us even more when they get older, they just don't want to admit it! And you will appreciate that time when you need to do things related to school (if you're...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-23-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 245
Posted By lauren
Are these tantrums or night terrors? There is a...

Are these tantrums or night terrors? There is a big difference in how to handle them.
Forum: Working and Student Parents   04-23-2015, 03:36 AM
Replies: 4
  Regret
Views: 269
Posted By lauren
Every family has to make choices that benefit the...

Every family has to make choices that benefit the "greater good" of the whole family. It sounds like to cover expenses you haven't had much choice and that you're sad about that. I think moms have a...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-21-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By lauren
Most children that play this game are heavily...

Most children that play this game are heavily influenced.Unless they are already living a life of trauma, in which case the game doesn't seem to impact them as much. I would hold onto this until he...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-21-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 261
Posted By lauren
I think a lot of us would have behavioral issues...

I think a lot of us would have behavioral issues if we faced the number of changes that your little girl has, so hugs to both of you!! She has gone from 'just mommy and me' to this whole family, with...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-18-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By lauren
Have you had a doctor check her out just to make...

Have you had a doctor check her out just to make sure there aren't issues with her bladder or urine retention?
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-16-2015, 03:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 833
Posted By lauren
Nice to hear your open spirit! Yes people...

Nice to hear your open spirit!

Yes people rarely post to a forum to say "things are going great in my life and with my child and I just thought I'd tell you all about it!!"

Everyone hits bumps...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   04-15-2015, 03:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By lauren
I wanted to respond with words of support even...

I wanted to respond with words of support even though I haven't done this myself. It does, on the face of it, sound possible with a helper. In my field I couldn't bring my babies to work but others I...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   04-14-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 732
Posted By lauren
I don't know for sure of sites for you to visit...

I don't know for sure of sites for you to visit but I just wanted to reach out and acknowledge your post. This seems to be a very difficult thing you are all going through and very challenging to...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-11-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 833
Posted By lauren
It doesn't teach anything to spank. Whenever...

It doesn't teach anything to spank.

Whenever a child is in need of correction, the thing you wish them to do must be taught. This is sometimes called a Replacement Skill. If they had the skill...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-11-2015, 04:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 833
Posted By lauren
Moved to Gentle Discipline for you.

Moved to Gentle Discipline for you.
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-10-2015, 02:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 312
Posted By lauren
We've used all the Robie Harris books, the one...

We've used all the Robie Harris books, the one that has been mentioned as well as It's So Amazing and It's Perfectly Normal. They've all worked well for us.
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-08-2015, 03:27 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 7,032
Posted By lauren
I'm not a foster parent but I have a lot of...

I'm not a foster parent but I have a lot of contact with foster parents. I would say I'd have to support the movement to professionalize and prepare foster parents. Too many foster parents are not...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-06-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 730
Posted By lauren
Many children do fine with that approach. I have...

Many children do fine with that approach. I have two of them that have. Not all children can learn it that way, though, although parents vehemently wish they would! Kids who are neurodevelopmentally...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-05-2015, 04:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 703
Posted By lauren
Very distressing. Glad you have an appointment at...

Very distressing. Glad you have an appointment at the special clinic. Depending on what happens, you may be back to court to amend your current agreement. :frown:
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-05-2015, 04:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By lauren
I agree with so much of what Linda has already...

I agree with so much of what Linda has already said, including the part where parents seem to get the message that their children have to be happy all the time! I would add that we can often feel...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   04-05-2015, 04:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 307
Posted By lauren
I haven't dealt with this with my own kids (the...

I haven't dealt with this with my own kids (the recurrent infections) but friends have. For at least one, getting and keeping her child on a high quality children's probiotic helped a lot. Even the...
Forum: Learning at School   04-04-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 846
Posted By lauren
That is an excellent idea. ...

That is an excellent idea.


https://www.understood.org/en/school-learning/special-services/504-plan/understanding-504-plans

In case Oaksie hasn't heard of this.
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-04-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 635
Posted By lauren
Bellyfruit I'm curious more about your...

Bellyfruit I'm curious more about your experience and how it is going for you? What do you find you might be getting 'hooked' by?

I love all the responses so far!
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-04-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 703
Posted By lauren
How old is your daughter? Unfortunately a verbal...

How old is your daughter? Unfortunately a verbal agreement does depend on the good will of those agreeing to 'remember' that they made it. Sounds like you need to petition for an amendment to the...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-04-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 162
Posted By lauren
Some parents using this resource have very...

Some parents using this resource have very aggressive, evenviolent kids. Locking a more typically defiant child in his room would be overkill.

You may also want to balance it with Kazdin books....
Forum: Learning at School   04-04-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 846
Posted By lauren
Guidance counselors are dealing with a lot of...

Guidance counselors are dealing with a lot of crises these days. Your email may be competing with demands on his/her time that are for kids needing to be hospitalized for suicide and such. I think it...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   04-03-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 392
Posted By lauren
I would have them check for pneumonia. A hallmark...

I would have them check for pneumonia. A hallmark of pneumonia is when a fever comes and goes. That is not typical.
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