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Forum: Life With a Baby   06-30-2016, 08:47 AM
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Views: 1,266
Posted By richella
If the hair clip were marketed as a "baby toy" it...

If the hair clip were marketed as a "baby toy" it would never get put on the shelf. I don't know why a baby needs a hair clip. Not to mention, little kids rip the clips out of their hair all the...
Forum: Learning at School   04-10-2016, 11:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,308
Posted By richella
We wondered about that too. They said they "have...

We wondered about that too. They said they "have a rubric."


That's a good idea too. The classroom teacher has been very helpful. She's done some good enrichment, and at the meeting she clearly...
Forum: Learning at School   04-10-2016, 05:05 PM
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Views: 1,308
Posted By richella
Thanks, yes. She is burned out, and the testing...

Thanks, yes. She is burned out, and the testing is an issue. I think it is done now (as of this past week) for the year, but esp. at the beginning she was showing signs of stress - like not being...
Forum: Learning at School   04-10-2016, 12:31 PM
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Views: 1,308
Posted By richella
When to push a kid, when to allow

DD is 8, 3rd grade. She gets mostly 95%+ on her progress reports. She is currently reading in a group with 4th graders, though she regularly reads books at higher levels than that on her own. She is...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-31-2016, 12:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,778
Posted By richella
3 yo brains are not developed yet to manage their...

3 yo brains are not developed yet to manage their behavior well and consistently. Even when they know what's expected, and try, they can't always control themselves well.

I think you did fine.
...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   02-11-2016, 04:42 PM
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Views: 4,728
Posted By richella
This is a good thread. I started One Year to an...

This is a good thread. I started One Year to an Organized Life in January, but fell off track. Maybe this forum will help me get back on track. I'm also abstaining from a certain bad habit/pretend...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-04-2016, 10:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,675
Posted By richella
We've definitely been through times like this. I...

We've definitely been through times like this. I think it comes in waves, and I haven't found the slightest pattern. At the worst, I don't think they respond to either positive or negative...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-08-2015, 10:15 PM
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Views: 1,040
Posted By richella
Thank you, this is very helpful. Does...

Thank you, this is very helpful.
Does depression run in the family? Let's see, 3 successful suicides in 4 generations . . . and 2 maternal aunts have had autoimmune diseases: one lives with MS,...
Forum: Vaccinations   10-04-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 7,299
Posted By richella
Excuse me for having read only a few pages of...

Excuse me for having read only a few pages of this thread. I didn't see what I think is the crux of the question.

Scientific experts study and presumably know facts.

Policy and individual...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-04-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,040
Posted By richella
Extreme moodiness in almost 11 yo

DD has always been . . . more sensitive than others. I've thought about having myself and her tested for MTHFR mutation, but now it's getting extreme and I'm starting to think it's hormones. Tonight...
Forum: Vaccinations   05-28-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 587
Posted By richella
I understand there is no mumps vax alone, it's...

I understand there is no mumps vax alone, it's only made in MMR? And I've seen conflicting claims on potential for spreading measles via the vax.
Forum: Vaccinations   05-28-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 587
Posted By richella
Need a Mumps Brush-up

I have a friend who thinks she may have mumps. Naturally everyone around her is jumping in with the omg you have to go the the MD and protect all the immunocompromised people around you etc. I'm not...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-29-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,057
Posted By richella
It may vary by state/practitioner, but I think...

It may vary by state/practitioner, but I think you would need a midwife.
If I went to a hospital to birth again (which I wouldn't!), I wouldn't go w/o a doula.
Had my 2nd birth in a birth center...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   03-20-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 913
Posted By richella
Brow rice recipes for kids who don't like brown rice

Someone just gave me 10 lbs of organic brown rice, and the budget is tight right now, so it sure would be good if I could get the kids to eat it! But one won't touch it and the other will only eat a...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   02-09-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,346
Posted By richella
So sorry you all had to go through that.

So sorry you all had to go through that.
Forum: Vaccinations   01-30-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 465
Posted By richella
Kind of a tangent but I read (years ago) an...

Kind of a tangent but I read (years ago) an account here on MDC of a child who had chronic respiratory problems recovering completely after having pertussis.
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   01-30-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 777
Posted By richella
The issue wasn't calcium deficiency, but...

The issue wasn't calcium deficiency, but mechanical, which seemed plausible as the tooth/gum connection is essentially a joint.
But I agree, JamieCathryn, some veg foods take a lot of chewing.
No...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   01-28-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 777
Posted By richella
"Vegetarians' teeth get loose with age,"

This was told to me by a meat-eating doctor, who said she got it from a vegetarian colleague. Supposedly because meat requires much more chewing, it keeps the teeth firmly in place. Vegetarian foods...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   01-28-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,593
Posted By richella
I never cook food that I wouldn't eat. If DH...

I never cook food that I wouldn't eat. If DH wants to eat something I don't, he can get it and prepare it himself.

So, the kids eat mostly the way I do. When DD1 was about 8, she went to camp and...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   01-28-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 690
Posted By richella
I think how specific you get depends a lot on the...

I think how specific you get depends a lot on the kid. DD1 was so empathic that even as a baby she cried if she heard people yelling on tv, or scary music. She still doesn't like violent tv or...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   12-05-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 398
Posted By richella
Thanks, Katica, that is useful. The humidifier...

Thanks, Katica, that is useful. The humidifier and other stuff we did early did seem to help at first, so I can see how using those plus the prescription meds, and being really proactive, might be a...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   12-03-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 398
Posted By richella
Broncho spasm, possible asthma

So after a month of coughing, I finally took dd to MD and this was what she thinks. Stopped short of diagnosing asthma, but she gave her a scrip for montelukast and an albuterol inhaler. I haven't...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   12-03-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 381
Posted By richella
My 10 yo dd has this problem too. I think if...

My 10 yo dd has this problem too. I think if she's eating non-dairy yogurt every day it gets better, but we can't always get that, and we don't eat dairy. I've tried a kids pro-biotic product, but it...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   12-03-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 480
Posted By richella
Thanks everyone. Finally took dd1 to MD and she...

Thanks everyone. Finally took dd1 to MD and she thought it was spasming, ordered a pertussis test but didn't think it was highly likely, esp. since we had similar long bout of coughing last year.
Forum: Vaccinations   11-24-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 413
Posted By richella
It amazes me that no one thinks these long-term...

It amazes me that no one thinks these long-term studies ought to be conducted BEFORE they push everyone to get the shot. But they need subjects, and apparently most people don't mind being one.

I...
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