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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-22-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 164
Posted By Letitia
Thanks, that's something I never heard before.

Thanks, that's something I never heard before.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-21-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 164
Posted By Letitia
Daughter with ADHD can't go to sleep

This is a Ritalin-independent thing. Seems no different from before she took it, or day she does not take it: she just has a hard time settling down. She (7) and her brother (6) share bunk beds,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-21-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By Letitia
This is advice from me as a kid, not me as a...

This is advice from me as a kid, not me as a grown up. If there is any way you can help her be in control of the process, try to find it. I had minor medical issues when I was little and it felt so...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-15-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 443
Posted By Letitia
I think relationships with neighborhood kids are...

I think relationships with neighborhood kids are an opportunity to learn a lot of good social skills. They might not be the people a child would normally pick to be friends, but because of proximity...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-13-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 20,672
Posted By Letitia
Have not tried Vayarin but we are using fish oil...

Have not tried Vayarin but we are using fish oil and phosphatidyl serine. I don't see much difference. My kiddo takes pills really well - she and her brother got competetive over who could swallow...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-13-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By Letitia
We've done the crafts take-home thing, but then...

We've done the crafts take-home thing, but then we just quit giving party bags at all. Nobody seems to have missed them. Good parties are fun all by themselves. So no, I wouldn't buy them.
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-13-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 260
Posted By Letitia
A tiny little Venus Flytrap (they're on Amazon).

A tiny little Venus Flytrap (they're on Amazon).
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-06-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,385
Posted By Letitia
My daughter is a little older than your son (7...

My daughter is a little older than your son (7 now) but when she was 6 she spent I think about 4-5 months doing vision therapy. It was really intense. She's a complicated kid - gifted, with ADHD,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-06-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 380
Posted By Letitia
Well, my next door neighbor says her husband is...

Well, my next door neighbor says her husband is still like this . . .

I think it's such a natural and normal thing for kids to do. Both my kids (girl and boy, 7 and 6) have done it a lot since...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-29-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 459
Posted By Letitia
I am not totally sure, but I think my son might...

I am not totally sure, but I think my son might have started doing similar things around then.

At some point, I started reminding him that I had already answered that question, then telling him...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-29-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 690
Posted By Letitia
We haven't had luck with anything for the motion...

We haven't had luck with anything for the motion sickness except helping her go to sleep before it gets too bad. We also always have a change of clothes with us, including an adult shirt. Our Ped...
Forum: Diapering   06-29-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 368
Posted By Letitia
We're done with all this, don't know what...

We're done with all this, don't know what prompted me to read about diapering problems again, but I do remember our routine.

We had a Whirlpool Duet front-loader back then. I was fanatical about...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-27-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 690
Posted By Letitia
I travelled with my daughter really a long way in...

I travelled with my daughter really a long way in a plane with my daughter at 5 months. That's so young any interesting household object she hasn't seen before could probably buy you some time.
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Forum: The Childhood Years   06-21-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 583
Posted By Letitia
My kids (DD is 16 months older than DS) have...

My kids (DD is 16 months older than DS) have slept in the same room since they stopped sleeping with us. There have been all sorts of arrangements. They rarely sleep in the same bed, but it's...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-19-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 297
Posted By Letitia
I like the idea of the PP. Our kids have...

I like the idea of the PP. Our kids have listened to a Roald Dahl compilation (him reading, which is great) SOOOO many times. All the fearsome parts are no longer fearsome. It's a like a favorite...
Forum: Women's Health   06-18-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 474
Posted By Letitia
There's a phenomenon that's been observed in...

There's a phenomenon that's been observed in mammals and I think is true of us too. If a mother animal gets hurt or sick and goes down, the babies (if they're big enough to move around) will nudge...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-13-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By Letitia
:wink: Well, I feel a little silly now.

:wink:
Well, I feel a little silly now.
Forum: C-section Birth   06-12-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,334
Posted By Letitia
They don't let the partners in for anesthesia...

They don't let the partners in for anesthesia induction, whether it's a spinal or general, because it freaks some people out. Suddenly having two patients is really a problem. I'm sure a lot of...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-12-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By Letitia
Did you mean a trail-a-bike recommendation? The...

Did you mean a trail-a-bike recommendation? The wheel/pedal/seat/handlebars that attach to the seat stem of the adult bike?

We have had two Adams trail-a-bike's for I think 3 years now. We...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-09-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 833
Posted By Letitia
LOTR was fine for me when I read them at 8 or 9. ...

LOTR was fine for me when I read them at 8 or 9. I've never been one who liked violence or gore.

The things I read that haunted me were the true stories or historical fiction. I never could...
Forum: C-section Birth   06-07-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 384
Posted By Letitia
I hope you are getting the responses you need. ...

I hope you are getting the responses you need.

I didn't have your same situation, but I can tell you from experience that bonding happens in different ways. I gave birth to our daughter; my...
Forum: Diapering   06-02-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,018
Posted By Letitia
We didn't have problems with our frontloader...

We didn't have problems with our frontloader (Whirlpool Duet). We used the cheapest cloth prefolds and covers. We washed once then run a second wash with no soap as a second rinse because we had...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-22-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 449
Posted By Letitia
Pattimomma, thank you, that thought had never...

Pattimomma, thank you, that thought had never occurred to me.  
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-22-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 384
Posted By Letitia
Our own kids have always played in the yard...

Our own kids have always played in the yard because we never really landscaped it.  It's a mixture of different levels and plants, and a lot of exposed dirt and sand.  We're not going to landscape...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-14-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 449
Posted By Letitia
It feels like if it's not one kid, it's the...

It feels like if it's not one kid, it's the other.  
 
My son, almost 6, has turned into a terror at school.  He's very defiant, just won't listen to the teachers sometimes, and has been...
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