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Forum: The Childhood Years   08-24-2003, 02:48 AM
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Posted By pmjmomma
lol, OK, so I was poking around here tonight...

lol, OK, so I was poking around here tonight with my teething baby, and I stumbled across this post. . . Of course, Luna, I just had to answer!

Yep. P did this for about 6 months. We would...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-13-2003, 02:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 542
Posted By pmjmomma
Sure. In a typical day, we get up, preform...

Sure. In a typical day, we get up, preform hygine rituals, eat a few times, learn a lot, read a lot, and go to bed.http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif

Beyond that,...
Forum: Women's Health   04-13-2003, 02:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By pmjmomma
you say spoonfuls. . . have you tried offering...

you say spoonfuls. . . have you tried offering soft pieces of food? none of mine have accepted much off of a spoon for long, but all have loved to eat fruit and veggie pieces with the rest of the...
Forum: Women's Health   04-13-2003, 01:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,160
Posted By pmjmomma
BUt what about the fact that most things start...

BUt what about the fact that most things start with a runny nose?

I'm sorry, maybe I'm just hypersnesitive to this issue, but I have seen infants catch RSV from people who "just have a cold"...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-13-2003, 01:23 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,029
Posted By pmjmomma
My 3 year old dd has a profound phonological...

My 3 year old dd has a profound phonological disorder, mild gross motor delays, sensory issues and some autism spectrum behaviors. She's also got the best sense of humor that I've ever seen on a kid...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-13-2003, 01:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 963
Posted By pmjmomma
I use it. I read an article out of a british...

I use it. I read an article out of a british publication (sorry, I'm a scatterbrain when it comes to sources. . . I read it, and if I trust it, I do it and forget the background. . . ) that...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-13-2003, 01:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 685
Posted By pmjmomma
a few more. . . dx - diagnosis tx -...

a few more. . .

dx - diagnosis
tx - therapy
EI - Early Intervention
Forum: Parenting   04-13-2003, 12:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,014
Posted By pmjmomma
I really hadn't decided yet when the decision...

I really hadn't decided yet when the decision was made for me. . . my eldest dd heard someone talking about santa coming down our chimney, and was terrified of that concept. both of the home...
Forum: Parenting   04-13-2003, 12:34 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,745
Posted By pmjmomma
yk, I think about this a lot. when I was a kid,...

yk, I think about this a lot. when I was a kid, I didn't "fit in", so I know wht it feels like. But by the same token, I try to remember that the expectation that your dd has to watch sponge bob to...
Forum: Women's Health   04-10-2003, 02:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By pmjmomma
a good chiro who works with children can work...

a good chiro who works with children can work wonders on persistant fluid. With my dd, a friend who does Reiki and cranio-sacral worked with her for a few weeks and it finally cleared up.

I'm...
Forum: Women's Health   04-10-2003, 02:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,107
Posted By pmjmomma
one thing to think about? I often get sick after...

one thing to think about? I often get sick after travelling. each place has different strains of things. so if you're still new there, that could be why you've been getting sick more often. . .
Forum: Unschooling   04-10-2003, 11:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 793
Posted By pmjmomma
oops! sorry...

oops! sorry http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif
Forum: Parenting   04-10-2003, 10:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,176
Posted By pmjmomma
WOW, I'm getting mad at my mom just reading this...

WOW, I'm getting mad at my mom just reading this thread! she does many of the things mentioned. . . It's at the point where I speak to her for less than a minute before passing her off to the...
Forum: Parenting   04-09-2003, 09:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,006
Posted By pmjmomma
birth, but we went through periods where they...

birth, but we went through periods where they wouldn't sit still for it. I still read out loud, though. . . and it got easier after the first, b/c once she was 18 mos or so, she'd always sit for a...
Forum: Parenting   04-09-2003, 09:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 687
Posted By pmjmomma
hmm. . . I guess I'd have to say the...

hmm. . . I guess I'd have to say the personalities haven't changed much, but they go through stages where the stand-out components of their personalities can be more of a challange. Like my...
Forum: Parenting   04-09-2003, 09:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,273
Posted By pmjmomma
I bring the whole brood!...

I bring the whole brood! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif

Of course by this time, my docs expect nothing less from me, and get concerned when I show up with...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-09-2003, 09:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 717
Posted By pmjmomma
http://www.fiveinarow.com/before/sample.html ...

http://www.fiveinarow.com/before/sample.html

there's a sample on the above page.

I used it at around 2 with my highly verbal eldest. she loved it, and it totally revised the way I used books....
Forum: Unschooling   04-09-2003, 09:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 793
Posted By pmjmomma
www.hoagies.org (http://www.hoagies.org) ...

www.hoagies.org (http://www.hoagies.org)

this page is a goldmine for parents of gifted children and there is a section on homeschooling. also, don't miss the online resources page - there is a...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-09-2003, 09:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 312
Posted By pmjmomma
our baby came when my older girls were just...

our baby came when my older girls were just under 5 and 3. We tend to lean towards unscholling, so there was not really a problem. My 5 year old has been reading for a while, so she had plenty to...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-09-2003, 08:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 349
Posted By pmjmomma
Specifically for homeschoolers we have science...

Specifically for homeschoolers we have science classes at the state park here, phys ed classes at a few places, 4-H, art classes and a young child dance/music combo that I know of here.

Most of...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-09-2003, 08:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 697
Posted By pmjmomma
My 5 yold dd does stuff like this too. . . ...

My 5 yold dd does stuff like this too. . .

And I agree that I got called lazy all of the time, and I'm going to try to avoid this word with my daughters.

What I do (on a good day. . . )when...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-08-2003, 06:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By pmjmomma
My oldest dd was almost 5 when our baby was...

My oldest dd was almost 5 when our baby was born. She also sounds very much like your son in that she is sensitive. I think a lot of the problem was that she was old enough to think about things,...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   04-08-2003, 06:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 550
Posted By pmjmomma
Hi everyone! I'm Jennifer, mom to three great...

Hi everyone! I'm Jennifer, mom to three great girls 5.5, 3.5 and 9 months. We homeschool with a mostly child-led slant, and that keeps our days pretty exciting. I lurk here on and off, so I thought...
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