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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   Today, 03:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 279
Posted By MeepyCat
Yes this. And then, if the new teacher is...

Yes this.

And then, if the new teacher is actually problematic, you can start agitating with the principal, using actual direct examples from that teacher's behavior.
Forum: Education   Yesterday, 05:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 136
Posted By MeepyCat
There are several kinds of special needs...

There are several kinds of special needs inclusion streams at the public elementary schools local to us. There is no reason why a child in a wheelchair would be precluded from brick and mortar...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   Yesterday, 07:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 404
Posted By MeepyCat
This absolutely could be a post-partum mood issue...

This absolutely could be a post-partum mood issue - it's severe anxiety that resists reality checks. Please talk to your doctor about it as soon as possible.
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-25-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 279
Posted By MeepyCat
Are you sure you believe everything last year's...

Are you sure you believe everything last year's teacher said about this year's?

I would absolutely want to talk to the principal, because one of the possible outcomes here is that you meet this...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-25-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 177
Posted By MeepyCat
My kids are on YouTube. Usually, the videos are...

My kids are on YouTube. Usually, the videos are locked down and shared with only friends and family. I'm not terribly fussed, though, if one of them goes public.

I think you have to use common...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-25-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 418
Posted By MeepyCat
A single toddler's worth of distraction might be...

A single toddler's worth of distraction might be no big deal compared to the toddler + parental relationship tension + impending move situation at home. Whatever it will take for this teen to build...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-25-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 418
Posted By MeepyCat
On the education thing - would she really be...

On the education thing - would she really be limited to online classes only, or would it be possible to enroll her at a local public school? That might address the isolation factor. Whether it's...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   08-25-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,021
Posted By MeepyCat
It's possible to have kids and have a good-enough...

It's possible to have kids and have a good-enough body, but it's not necessarily possible to get absolutely the body you want.
We don't order these things from catalogs.

Some people put in...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-25-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 418
Posted By MeepyCat
I'm resisting characterizing this as the daughter...

I'm resisting characterizing this as the daughter in the situation running away from her own problems.

Serious parental illness can be really hard on the patient's family, particularly on...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-24-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 418
Posted By MeepyCat
She's sixteen. If you don't think she should do...

She's sixteen. If you don't think she should do this, tell her, and tell her why. But think through what you say a lot first.

For example, you say you think your daughter is tempted to stay...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-24-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By MeepyCat
Say that, over and over, and act on it. Tell...

Say that, over and over, and act on it.

Tell her that it's up to her who is in the delivery room. She and the baby are the only people entitled to be there. If she wants certain people in, she...
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   08-23-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 333
Posted By MeepyCat
You could call insurance and ask to see someone...

You could call insurance and ask to see someone else. Or you could just roll with it, while being up front that your insurance requires a second opinion on your case, but you're happy with your OB,...
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   08-23-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 333
Posted By MeepyCat
If there's a concern about previa or low-lying...

If there's a concern about previa or low-lying placenta, I can see the insurance insisting on all the scans, and possibly insisting on c/s.

As someone who had placenta previa, my concern would...
Forum: Judy Arnall   08-23-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 250
Posted By MeepyCat
I wouldn't play into the hubby-or-son drama. ...

I wouldn't play into the hubby-or-son drama.

You want to be a resource to your children the way your husband's parents are a resource. Obviously, you would prefer to have your entire family in...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   08-22-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,021
Posted By MeepyCat
I get that bodies change after pregnancy. It's...

I get that bodies change after pregnancy. It's happened to me, twice, and I wrote about it in this very thread.

Of course you weren't trying to offend anyone. You wrote about the people you...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-21-2014, 01:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 282
Posted By MeepyCat
I know it's not a sterile field, but it's...

I know it's not a sterile field, but it's unnecessarily unhygienic. If crud from the door is a possibility for what you rubbed in your eye, it can't have been that clean. The big difference between...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-20-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 282
Posted By MeepyCat
It may be worth discussing this with a doctor or...

It may be worth discussing this with a doctor or supervisor.

On the one hand, there is very little likelihood of transmission through intact skin, but on the other, you wiped your eye, which has...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   08-20-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 136
Posted By MeepyCat
ITA that kids are resilient. Do what you think...

ITA that kids are resilient. Do what you think will work for you, because either way, you will set things up to work out for your baby.

If it were me (and if all university schedules worked...
Forum: Toddler Health   08-19-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 267
Posted By MeepyCat
Oh heavens. Well, for one, I would not go...

Oh heavens.

Well, for one, I would not go back to that practice. That was an ace job they did, sending you home terrified, and then calling to say everything was normal.

Can you find a...
Forum: Homebirth   08-19-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 470
Posted By MeepyCat
I'm so sorry you had such a tough time. I...

I'm so sorry you had such a tough time. I suspect that there are more painful and terrible births out there than peaceful ones (I suspect this because it's covered in Genesis), but that the people...
Forum: Hot Deals, Discounts, Coupons   08-19-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By MeepyCat
Based on the explanations, I think I'm better off...

Based on the explanations, I think I'm better off sticking with the kitchen timer.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-19-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 445
Posted By MeepyCat
Breastfeeding won't stop bits of solids from...

Breastfeeding won't stop bits of solids from getting stuck in her teeth and causing decay. Iirc, breastfeeding is better then formula in terms of causing decay, but it won't prevent cavities.

If...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   08-18-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 244
Posted By MeepyCat
My experience with therapists is that if they...

My experience with therapists is that if they think your kids are in danger, they have to call CPS, but that they aren't going to think that kids are in danger from a parent who reports being tempted...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   08-18-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,021
Posted By MeepyCat
Eleven, awesome! I can probably take DS (7) out...

Eleven, awesome! I can probably take DS (7) out on the track with me when the surgeon clears me to run again (DS is faster than I am, but usually has shorter range). DD (age 4) is very enthusiastic...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   08-17-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,021
Posted By MeepyCat
Linda, I'm waiting for clearance from my surgeon...

Linda, I'm waiting for clearance from my surgeon to start C25k again. How old are your kids? (In other words, when am I gonna be able to jog with mine?)
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