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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-21-2015, 06:21 PM
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Views: 502
Posted By MeepyCat
I often feel that g&t tests and programs at the...

I often feel that g&t tests and programs at the elementary school level are really useful for identifying kids who know a lot for their ages, or are comfortable taking tests. "Knows a lot for a...
Forum: Babywearing   07-20-2015, 03:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By MeepyCat
1. Ask your sister? You have to talk to her...

1. Ask your sister? You have to talk to her about sizes anyway.
2. Find something without cartoon characters? There are plenty of options.
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-20-2015, 03:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,730
Posted By MeepyCat
The doctor doesn't give a darn what your son...

The doctor doesn't give a darn what your son wears, though. My typical well-child visit involves whatever the kids wore to school. Sick visits are come as you are.

If your son doesn't care about...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-19-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,730
Posted By MeepyCat
I would supply the kid with sweatpants and forget...

I would supply the kid with sweatpants and forget about jeans.

My 8 yo wore sweatpants to school all last year. It wasn't a problem.
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-18-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 502
Posted By MeepyCat
The "advanced" stream in public schools around...

The "advanced" stream in public schools around here functions to confer advantages on children who already have advantages. You can beincredibly bright and never have seen analogies like the ones on...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   07-18-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 410
Posted By MeepyCat
Eight years of feelings can just go away. Or...

Eight years of feelings can just go away. Or there could have been something that happened that she doesn't want to talk about. Or whatever. Maybe your wife has post-partum depression, and maybe...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-18-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,414
Posted By MeepyCat
I feel like the suggestions here all involve a...

I feel like the suggestions here all involve a lot of pressure applied to the girlfriendto seek out contraception. Her parents should get her on the pill, her boyfriend should encourage her to seek...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-17-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,414
Posted By MeepyCat
I agree, there is really nothing you can say. ...

I agree, there is really nothing you can say. That phone conversation must have been awful, and unfortunately it seems likely that your son's girlfriend's mom heard your suggestion as "kids are...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-12-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 715
Posted By MeepyCat
I don't think it's realistic to tell a twelve...

I don't think it's realistic to tell a twelve year-old not to discuss her sexuality with her friends. Twelve year-olds discuss that stuff all the time. They talk about who they like, who they think...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-10-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 326
Posted By MeepyCat
It might be distraction - she's been away from...

It might be distraction - she's been away from home for a long time, so it all seems new, and she's not paying attention to physical cues.

And watermelon. That stuff is hazardous to furniture.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-10-2015, 03:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 487
Posted By MeepyCat
Linda, as far as I can tell, the push to diagnose...

Linda, as far as I can tell, the push to diagnose and treat before three is all about the availability of EI services.

If you call EI when your child is two, they'll do a evaluation and help you...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-08-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 329
Posted By MeepyCat
At her age, a school or church choir would be a...

At her age, a school or church choir would be a great start - it would be free, it would get her started in reading music and learning techniques, and it would give her some great practice working...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-08-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 487
Posted By MeepyCat
My dd (7.5 weeks premature) received speech...

My dd (7.5 weeks premature) received speech therapy for a speech delay around that age through a local Early Intervention program. EI services in the US are available to children under 3, so there...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   07-06-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 379
Posted By MeepyCat
There are worse things than having your wife...

There are worse things than having your wife leave you, and you are signing on for one of them. You have no idea how bad your marriage can get. You can spend years doing what you're setting out to...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   07-06-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By MeepyCat
I did, in fact, have a c-section (for previa) and...

I did, in fact, have a c-section (for previa) and I wouldn't hesotate to have another if I were having more kids (but I'm not having more). My c/s was for my second child. My first time, I was...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-05-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 340
Posted By MeepyCat
Would SurveyMonley be a good option for you? It...

Would SurveyMonley be a good option for you? It would protect people who respond to your questions from dealimg with others' comments.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-05-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 694
Posted By MeepyCat
I must admit I am with Linda here. The fact that...

I must admit I am with Linda here. The fact that I can think up explanations for the behavior does not make the behavior remotely okay.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-04-2015, 10:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 694
Posted By MeepyCat
My concern is that your husband appears to be...

My concern is that your husband appears to be having conflicts with your son that aren't really about your son. Your husband feels provoked. He wants to be strong-handed. But the things your son...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-04-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 694
Posted By MeepyCat
What does triggered mean here? The boy is...

What does triggered mean here? The boy is raising traumatic memories? What?

You can't create harmony single-handedly when one of the players badly wants to provoke conflict. My question would...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   07-01-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,202
Posted By MeepyCat
I was fortunate to be in a good hospital when I...

I was fortunate to be in a good hospital when I gave birth to my son. I had an idyllic pregnancy, but still experienced an alarming post-partum hemorrhage. I have real concerns about the idea that...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-01-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By MeepyCat
How is your daughter doing? What is her...

How is your daughter doing? What is her relationship with you like, as well as her relationship with him?

I don't see a lot of value in keeping an adult around when you have to hide basic day to...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-25-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By MeepyCat
You're pretty sure you won't be invited, you say....

You're pretty sure you won't be invited, you say.

So you haven't been not invited yet.

And you want to open a conversation about it with the bride, resurrecting a falling out you had with the...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   06-23-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 305
Posted By MeepyCat
Ask him to stay home. Surely his boss will...

Ask him to stay home. Surely his boss will understand his reasons.
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   06-22-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 551
Posted By MeepyCat
Have you discussed this with your midwife? Is...

Have you discussed this with your midwife? Is misoprostol possibly an option for you? I had a missed miscarriage at eleven weeks and was able to take misoprostol at home rather than signing into...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   06-22-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 503
Posted By MeepyCat
The survey was interesting, but you put in a ton...

The survey was interesting, but you put in a ton of pictures and quotes about preemies that are going to be triggery for some - they were for me. I see very clearly that you wanted to say inspiring...
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