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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   Yesterday, 07:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By J1379
Thanks so much Miranda! I am in Ontario so...

Thanks so much Miranda! I am in Ontario so obviously there might be some differences from BC but I appreciate your perspective and experience from your 4 children. When I said "formalize" the...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   Yesterday, 07:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By J1379
Thanks Tigerle and Lindaonthemove - I am meeting...

Thanks Tigerle and Lindaonthemove - I am meeting with his teacher on Thursday so will definitely talk with her about formalizing some of his accommodations. I agree that I think we have the best...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-19-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By J1379
Should we test?

DS just started Grade 1 two weeks ago - we haven't done any formal testing to date but believe he may be gifted. We had a rough go through Kindergarten because he was honestly bored and under...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-19-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By J1379
Thanks for all the great advice and...

Thanks for all the great advice and encouragement! AAK and Meowmix - I took your advice and had a good talk about where potty language is appropriate and where it is not and tried to create some...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-19-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 593
Posted By J1379
DH wakes up early for work and our DD is a very...

DH wakes up early for work and our DD is a very light sleeper as well. What works for us is setting his phone alarm to a very soft ring tone that usually doesn't wake her up. If he does happen to...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-03-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By J1379
Need advice for discouraging "potty talk" and some other behaviours in DS!

I could really use some advice on how to discourage/decrease some behaviours in DS who is 6. DS constantly uses "potty talk" or "bathroom talk" as they call it at his school. Everything is about...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-12-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By J1379
Oh my goodness Flapmonkey!  I feel like I was...

Oh my goodness Flapmonkey!  I feel like I was just reading a post about my own son!!  The similarities are uncanny - apart from the fact that he is also just about to turn 6, eldest of 3...
Forum: Women's Health   05-11-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 376
Posted By J1379
I just saw a few other doctors (totally...

I just saw a few other doctors (totally unrelated...had a horrible GI bug that went through our house and after taking care of the kids I ended up catching it and getting severely dehydrated and...
Forum: Women's Health   05-02-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 376
Posted By J1379
Exactly - there is part of me that wishes they...

Exactly - there is part of me that wishes they find something (something minor and treatable of course!) rather than getting the answer that it is "just stress" because I find it very hard to accept...
Forum: Women's Health   04-30-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 376
Posted By J1379
Katica - I'm not happy to hear that you are...

Katica - I'm not happy to hear that you are going through something similar...but it is supportive to hear of someone feeling similar.  I forgot to mention that I have had my heart checked out in...
Forum: Women's Health   04-28-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 376
Posted By J1379
I'm just hoping to get some support and...

I'm just hoping to get some support and understanding from some other ladies maybe going through something similar.  My third child is now 15 months old and for the past 4-5 months I have really...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-01-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 189
Posted By J1379
Thanks! That is what I was thinking too but just...

Thanks! That is what I was thinking too but just wanted to be sure http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-01-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 189
Posted By J1379
I know that giving raw honey to a babe under a...

I know that giving raw honey to a babe under a year can be dangerous but what about honey that has been used in baking?  My DH gave DD some of the pumpkin spelt muffins that I made with honey not...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   10-27-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 403
Posted By J1379
So another incidence of frequent urination...

So another incidence of frequent urination happened again...this time my doctor recommended a full blood work-up and further testing on his urine.  Urine came back clean and "perfect" as my doctor...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-27-2013, 08:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 281
Posted By J1379
Thank you all for your replies.  The comments...

Thank you all for your replies.  The comments regarding a possible allergy (either dairy or gluten) have really got me thinking.  DS had a milk intolerance when he was a baby.  I had to eat a...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-23-2013, 07:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 281
Posted By J1379
DS (5 years old) was just diagnosed with anemia...

DS (5 years old) was just diagnosed with anemia following some bloodwork.  I initially took him to the doctor because I had noticed that he always had red/purple circles under his eyes and was...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-06-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By J1379
quirkylane - Hmmm...so maybe a stupid question...

quirkylane - Hmmm...so maybe a stupid question but is a school developmental assessment initiated by his teacher different from a pediatric assessment initiated by my doctor (which would involve...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-06-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 912
Posted By J1379
Cammom- thank you for your advice.  My DS is...

Cammom- thank you for your advice.  My DS is very sensitive and definitely senses my disapproval or dislike of things even if I don't say it outright and I've often regretted things I have said or...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-02-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By J1379
Thanks moominmamma - I never thought about the...

Thanks moominmamma - I never thought about the fact of it being essentially a repeat of last year (beyond the obvious repeat of curriculum)...but you are so right!  Last year was a whole new...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   10-02-2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 403
Posted By J1379
Thanks Triniity - I think this may be what it...

Thanks Triniity - I think this may be what it is.  This is the second time we have had the frequent urination issue come up and just like last time he did not show any signs of infection and in a...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-02-2013, 07:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By J1379
DS (age 5) is in Kindergarten - this is second...

DS (age 5) is in Kindergarten - this is second year of school and he had a pretty good junior Kindergarten year last year.  He has the same teacher this year again for his senior kindergarten year. ...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-02-2013, 07:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 912
Posted By J1379
Thanks CamMom - I know I've read some of your...

Thanks CamMom - I know I've read some of your other posts and thought that our sons sounded very similar!!   My DS does show some signs of anxiety in certain situations.  He has developed a couple...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   09-07-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 403
Posted By J1379
I have asked him numerous times if it hurts and...

I have asked him numerous times if it hurts and he always tells me no. He has been handling his penis a great deal more than normal but denies any pain or itchiness. The doctor's opinion was that it...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   09-07-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 403
Posted By J1379
DS (5 years old) has been urinating frequently...

DS (5 years old) has been urinating frequently for days now...sometimes as often as every 5 minutes but at least every 15-30 minutes.  When he goes there is just a tiny bit trickling out or...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-12-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 912
Posted By J1379
Thank you forestmushroom!...

Thank you forestmushroom! http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/joy.gif I'm so happy to read what you wrote and actually I'm mad at myself for getting so worked up over these things.  But...
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