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Forum: Queer Parenting   12-18-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 21
Posted By Letitia
I don't have things I wish people would ask me. ...

I don't have things I wish people would ask me. I find a conversation most fun when something about the other person sparks my interest and I ask them a lot of questions, or we find common ground to...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-16-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 46
Posted By Letitia
I would say something. Doesn't matter what you...

I would say something. Doesn't matter what you think about guns or play guns, they're not allowed at schools.

I'm a little surprised about the "gift-wrapped" part. A lot of charities do not...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-16-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 432
Posted By Letitia
Triniity, how is it going with him? I see this...

Triniity, how is it going with him? I see this post was a while back.

My daughter has very little meanness when she gets out of control, it's more a destructive silliness, but I do know what you...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   12-16-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 109
Posted By Letitia
One of the PP's said something that I think is...

One of the PP's said something that I think is very important. Mainly, listen to her. If you know reflective listening skills and can do it a little without sounding cardboard, she'll know she is...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-15-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 127
Posted By Letitia
Olive oil works a bit for dandruff, too. We've...

Olive oil works a bit for dandruff, too. We've done that for our daughter. Does make her smell like a pasta salad!
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-14-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 32
Posted By Letitia
Retained Reflexes

We finally, finally, finally got a good OT evaluation (over a year coming!) for DD, 7-1/2, with ADHD but also some motor and social issues. We really liked the therapist, and she noted I think all...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-13-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 127
Posted By Letitia
I'm in medicine, and believe me, we are as a...

I'm in medicine, and believe me, we are as a profession not aware of the resistance problem with lice. I've looked this up, and not only is there a huge problem (if you sell pesticides) with lice in...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-12-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 61
Posted By Letitia
I shower nightly, but it's also part of my...

I shower nightly, but it's also part of my routine. We only bathe the kids once or twice a week, and they seem fine. Unless they've done something to get stinky or dirty I don't see any reason to...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-02-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 175
Posted By Letitia
When I was a kid, I actually felt angry inside if...

When I was a kid, I actually felt angry inside if an adult called me "smart" and it wasn't related to an accomplishment. I could not see how it helped anything.

I think you need to meet with...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-02-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 356
Posted By Letitia
I think there are two issues. Safety, and what...

I think there are two issues. Safety, and what you think about breaking the law.

In terms of safety, I don't have immediate family members who smoke, but I feel the same way about it that...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-22-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 467
Posted By Letitia
Ugg, I remember these feelings. I still feel...

Ugg, I remember these feelings. I still feel like I want to defend my kids from diagnoses and labels, I want them to be normal. Really, my kids are great kids, but my daughter does have some...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-22-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 72
Posted By Letitia
Couple things. My daughter has had...

Couple things.

My daughter has had multiple issues and when things just didn't seem to be within the realm of average to us we got a full neuropsychological evaluation. Hours and hours of...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-22-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,519
Posted By Letitia
Do you wear the little one wrapped against your...

Do you wear the little one wrapped against your body? A lot of babies are very quiet in that situation. Maybe you could sit, or maybe you could stand up and rock side to side a little if he needed...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-17-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 170
Posted By Letitia
My daughter struggled to read until we had...

My daughter struggled to read until we had testing done that identified that she could not keep her eyes focused on something (especially in her near vision) for very long. The standard visual...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-06-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 173
Posted By Letitia
I think I'd be asking myself if she has problems...

I think I'd be asking myself if she has problems with impulsivity on other parts of her life, and if not, is she bored in the classroom. If she's globally impulsive and is out of the range of what...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-27-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 431
Posted By Letitia
My daughter was diagnosed when she was 6. ...

My daughter was diagnosed when she was 6. Initially, we avoided medications, but related to what a PP mentioned, she was starting to struggle socially and in school. She has never been disruptive...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-09-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 602
Posted By Letitia
Tapatio, neither of my kids has the same...

Tapatio, neither of my kids has the same diagnosis, but I can relate to how hard it is to hear the words and worrying about the future. Even for normal kids, we can't predict their futures, I keep...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-29-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By Letitia
I didn't live through exactly that, but I did...

I didn't live through exactly that, but I did live through the toddler and baby combination. Those are really, really hard years.

I'm worried that he has chased you around the house and that you...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-29-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 379
Posted By Letitia
I am betting the most common response is going to...

I am betting the most common response is going to be that you can't diagnose ADHD/ADD at that age.

That said, looking back I could see my daughter was different from right around the time kids...
Forum: Queer Parenting   09-27-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 328
Posted By Letitia
I would also be interested. I have been on the...

I would also be interested. I have been on the mothering discussion boards only in fits and starts, but they do go back a few years. Hopefully that's enough vetting. We are in New Mexico, 2 kids.
Forum: Queer Parenting   09-25-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By Letitia
Great idea! My kids are younger than that age...

Great idea! My kids are younger than that age group, and we have taken no pictures so doubt we'd be of help, but we'd be interested in the book!
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-25-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 519
Posted By Letitia
We use glassware, plates and bowls from thrift...

We use glassware, plates and bowls from thrift stores so there's no great feeling of tragedy if it breaks, and we don't mess up any full sets because we don't have any. We don't mind using our own...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-25-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 842
Posted By Letitia
I was thinking about this more today as I was...

I was thinking about this more today as I was driving around with my son, who is home sick from school today. He would have HATED being forced to do anything physical at that age. Maybe he would...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-24-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 842
Posted By Letitia
Ditto what Rachelsmama and Viola said. Forcing...

Ditto what Rachelsmama and Viola said. Forcing physical contact of any type seems way out of bounds and I'm shocked a preschool administrator wouldn't "get" that. You've also noticed that he's also...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-24-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,350
Posted By Letitia
I would think a Moby does in a way swaddle a...

I would think a Moby does in a way swaddle a baby. We made our own, but it kept them snugged against our body. But really, if it doesn't seem you need it, why do it?
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