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Forum: Women's Health   07-21-2005, 12:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 395
Posted By racermom
My son (7) has had a very light and lose cough...

My son (7) has had a very light and lose cough for most of the summer on and off. When I saw the doctor in early June she checked his lungs and they were fine. She suggested that it may be an...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   03-05-2005, 03:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 591
Posted By racermom
Last year, after I lost my job, I decided that...

Last year, after I lost my job, I decided that if I ever wanted to go back to school it has to be now (or never). I started taking my prerequisite classes and applied last fall for graduate school....
Forum: Religious Studies   09-23-2004, 11:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By racermom
I don't think God was in charge when somebody...

I don't think God was in charge when somebody had triplets after being treated for infertility. In fact, I find it hard to believe that God lets 10% of the entire popoulation (or even less) live off...
Forum: Women's Health   04-17-2004, 11:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 276
Posted By racermom
DS got ringworm and he had it at least for a...

DS got ringworm and he had it at least for a couple of weeks before the school sent out letters alerting parents that some kids have ringworm. My ped recommended an anti-fungal cream which I applied...
Forum: Learning at School   04-08-2004, 04:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,629
Posted By racermom
Bellydancegoddess, that's a good point....

Bellydancegoddess,
that's a good point. Eventually every child will figure it out. I was just more concerend about his self-esteem because I know that he knows that othere kids master it already....
Forum: Learning at School   04-07-2004, 03:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,629
Posted By racermom
Thanks a lot for your input. I agree with all of...

Thanks a lot for your input. I agree with all of you that the standards set by the states are ridiculous. Even his teacher, who has a Waldorf background, told me that it's beyond her comprehension...
Forum: Learning at School   04-06-2004, 08:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,629
Posted By racermom
My son is in kindergarten and I'm totally torn...

My son is in kindergarten and I'm totally torn weather he should move on to first grade or repeat kindergarten. My biggest and actually only concerns are his weak reading and writing skills. He...
Forum: Parenting   03-31-2004, 05:39 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,717
Posted By racermom
Breathe, Forgive me for possibly being...

Breathe,

Forgive me for possibly being redundant but I skipped most of the answers others wrote. When I had my first child I had never heard of AP. However, many things such as co-sleeping,...
Forum: Parenting   03-24-2004, 12:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,084
Posted By racermom
By having children ourselves we certainly...

By having children ourselves we certainly revisit our own childhood which can sometimes be painful. I have a boy and a girl and when I had my daughter I had a lot of thoughts about the whole gender...
Forum: Parenting   02-28-2004, 02:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 367
Posted By racermom
My daughter is 2.5 and we've been doing...

My daughter is 2.5 and we've been doing gymnastics for the past half year. She loves it and she is basically in constant motion during the 45 minutes. It's at a gym for kids and they have this huge...
Forum: Parenting   11-21-2003, 05:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,725
Posted By racermom
[QUOTE]IMO, this is very similar to a mother...

[QUOTE]IMO, this is very similar to a mother deciding that she can't handle being a SAHM and deciding to have someone else care for the baby 8 out of every 24 hours.

Thank God I happen to be a...
Forum: Parenting   11-21-2003, 05:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,725
Posted By racermom
I don't know how close you are. When I had my...

I don't know how close you are. When I had my first child I had never heard a word about AP. Most of it came naturally to me and it just made sense to me. However, some people disagree with my...
Forum: Learning at School   11-11-2003, 01:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 646
Posted By racermom
I have a similar situation at home. Seeing my...

I have a similar situation at home. Seeing my son so upset about school makes me sad because I want him to have a good experience there. My son also tells me that he hates it and that it's boring....
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-30-2003, 06:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,681
Posted By racermom
Stringleaf, Part of me totally agrees with you...

Stringleaf,
Part of me totally agrees with you and yet, I started to worry lately. I'm asking myself whether I'm ignorant of I just let her outgrow it. In my son's preschool was a girl with a...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-30-2003, 06:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,681
Posted By racermom
Stringleaf, Part of me totally agrees with you...

Stringleaf,
Part of me totally agrees with you and yet, I started to worry lately. I'm asking myself whether I'm ignorant of I just let her outgrow it. In my son's preschool was a girl with a...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-29-2003, 03:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,681
Posted By racermom
Teresa, Moira seems to have a very similar...

Teresa,

Moira seems to have a very similar problem. She swallos the end of the a lot of words, yet she's able to repeat difficult words such as umbrella. Just this morning we had a playdate with...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-28-2003, 08:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,681
Posted By racermom
i just entered the words speech therapy and yor...

i just entered the words speech therapy and yor posts came up. My daughter is 2.3 yrs old and I'm worried about her speech development. I'm raising her bilingual and at first I assumed that the two...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-22-2003, 12:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 463
Posted By racermom
I noticed that both of your kids are around 18...

I noticed that both of your kids are around 18 months old. At this age their social behavior is not very developed. IMO you can't expect that they'll play together happily. The best outcome of a...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-30-2003, 08:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 481
Posted By racermom
My son turns 5 in two weeks and has a 2 year old...

My son turns 5 in two weeks and has a 2 year old sister. THe two of them are constantly at each other which drives me up the wall. Often he instigates a situation and my daughter joins in because...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-29-2003, 09:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 815
Posted By racermom
Thanks for all your posts. I hasn't even crossed...

Thanks for all your posts. I hasn't even crossed my mind that you have to be able to read and write to play most of the games. I have to admit I grew up before everybody had Atari or it might have...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-27-2003, 03:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 815
Posted By racermom
… and nothing else. He is turning 5 in two weeks...

… and nothing else. He is turning 5 in two weeks and I feel he is a little too young for it. I have to say that he is generally drawn very much to a certain kind of entertainment. He loves Yu-gi-oh,...
Forum: Parenting   07-31-2003, 03:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 914
Posted By racermom
I guess I belong to those bad parents who bribe...

I guess I belong to those bad parents who bribe their kids once in a while. Sometimes this is the only way to make things work and I don't feel bad about it. My son is only 5 and so far I don't want...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-30-2003, 09:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 576
Posted By racermom
Thanks for all the great advice. DD takes...

Thanks for all the great advice. DD takes vitamins and I suspect they fall in her category of treats. The fruit Popsicle sound like a great idea. She loves everything sweet. I just envy the parents...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-29-2003, 05:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 576
Posted By racermom
My daughter is 22 months and her diet is...

My daughter is 22 months and her diet is restricted to pasta, rice, yogurt, occasionally some apple and everything that is sweet or salty like goldfish and other/or other junk/snack food. She...
Forum: Parenting   04-08-2003, 12:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 502
Posted By racermom
I hear you. I'm German and to be honest I...

I hear you. I'm German and to be honest I haven't always been consistent with my son. He is 4.5 and refuses to speak German. However, he understands pretty much everything which is a bit frustrating...
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