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Forum: Intact Care   07-25-2014, 12:07 AM
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Views: 467
Posted By joandsarah77
It sounds like urine mixed with smegma which is...

It sounds like urine mixed with smegma which is totally normal and nothing to worry about. You need to be very careful who you take your son to as some of them will retract as quick as a flash...
Forum: Intact Care   07-24-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 477
Posted By joandsarah77
Glad he is feeling better. A bath with baking...

Glad he is feeling better. A bath with baking soda with coconut oil dabbed on after woulds is soothing. Salt could sting.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-25-2014, 02:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,098
Posted By joandsarah77
My son is 9 with PDD-NOS (he would probably now...

My son is 9 with PDD-NOS (he would probably now be classed as HFA) He has dyspraxia, ADD and an IQ of 69. He is forth grade but working slowly on a grade 2 level. I have always homeschooled him as i...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-11-2014, 01:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 572
Posted By joandsarah77
I would add in a good intensive phonics based...

I would add in a good intensive phonics based program for your eldest. The Orton Gillingham method or programs based on that is what is recommended for teaching reading to children with dyslexia....
Forum: Intact Care   04-07-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 344
Posted By joandsarah77
Your son doesn't need to see a urologist, he...

Your son doesn't need to see a urologist, he needs a ped who actually knows what normal male anatomy looks like. The average age of retraction is 10 1/2 and the longer is stays tightly closed the...
Forum: Intact Care   10-01-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By joandsarah77
Most 2.5 year old's are not retractable at all...

Most 2.5 year old's are not retractable at all so only encourage him to do that if he can do it himself comfortably, no one should ever pull it back for him as they can't tell when it will hurt....
Forum: Intact Care   09-26-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 478
Posted By joandsarah77
In that case have a nappy(diaper) on policy....

In that case have a nappy(diaper) on policy. While it still wouldn't be easy, I know all about getting shaky and sweaty over other things, it would be easier then removing it and then having that...
Forum: Intact Care   09-26-2013, 05:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 478
Posted By joandsarah77
I keep seeing this lately over on the baby...

I keep seeing this lately over on the baby center intact care board where the DR is just 'gently checking'. It's unnecessary to check for retraction as what is the point? As much as use as checking...
Forum: Intact Care   09-26-2013, 04:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By joandsarah77
Is someone trying to retract him? If he isn't...

Is someone trying to retract him? If he isn't fully retractable it should be left alone, if he is fully retractable it can still be left alone as it's self cleaning in children. Don't retract it at...
Forum: Intact Care   08-28-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 379
Posted By joandsarah77
If the spots are under the foreskin it is most...

If the spots are under the foreskin it is most likely to be smegma pearls. That just indicates your sons foreskin has detached in those small areas and he has a accumulation of smega, which is...
Forum: Intact Care   08-28-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 478
Posted By joandsarah77
I disagree. That is a form of retraction. Any...

I disagree. That is a form of retraction. Any pulling back towards the base should not be done. It's like taking a speculum and 'gently' checking your daughter. It doesn't normally hurt, but it's...
Forum: Intact Care   08-28-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,559
Posted By joandsarah77
I think when they get older but before they get...

I think when they get older but before they get to the age where parents are not welcome in the bathroom-which varies between kids. That it might be a good idea for those with non retractable boys...
Forum: Intact Care   08-28-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 267
Posted By joandsarah77
Yes, what that Dr did is retraction. Any pulling...

Yes, what that Dr did is retraction. Any pulling back of the skin is retraction. Also tight? You need a new Dr as he is uneducated. Boys cannot have a 'tight' foreskin in the sense he means. It's...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-09-2013, 10:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,342
Posted By joandsarah77
Just want to chime in a reason for testing that...

Just want to chime in a reason for testing that I haven't seen mentioned, only that it will give a label and what's the point? When we had our daughter tested by a dyslexia specialist she tried...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   03-04-2013, 01:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 480
Posted By joandsarah77
I just use baby bath solution from a bottle to...

I just use baby bath solution from a bottle to make bubbles and my son has never had a problem with it and he's 8. I've always used that as it's no tears and I figured more gentle. I don't know...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   03-04-2013, 12:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,578
Posted By joandsarah77
This makes me feel sick. I'm so so sorry your...

This makes me feel sick. I'm so so sorry your boys and you are going through this. :(
Forum: Intact Care   02-14-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,559
Posted By joandsarah77
Totally normal. My own son 8.5 has a loose...

Totally normal. My own son 8.5 has a loose foreskin but it still has the end closed so he can move it around but not pull it back. I only know because he showed me last night lol. Some will be loose...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-13-2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 871
Posted By joandsarah77
What is your heart telling you to do? I tend to...

What is your heart telling you to do? I tend to think most times the first reaction or feeling is the correct one. How does he go in social settings now? Around here dressing differently and having...
Forum: Intact Care   02-13-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 360
Posted By joandsarah77
Please make a complaint and send them an intact...

Please make a complaint and send them an intact care package.
 
http://www.thewholenetwork.org/dont-retract-packs.html
Forum: Unschooling   02-13-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 508
Posted By joandsarah77
Are non-unschoolers allow to reply here? I think...

Are non-unschoolers allow to reply here? I think if I had had children who took off with learning when they were small I would have very much liked to have unschooled, as I think when it works that...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-13-2013, 01:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By joandsarah77
I've been away from these boards for quite...

I've been away from these boards for quite awhile as well. :)
 
Personally, I wouldn't tell him. Not if you think he won't really listen. Men tend to see action= results and sometimes get tunnel...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-23-2009, 08:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,079
Posted By joandsarah77
She reminds me a lot of my daughter. My daughter...

She reminds me a lot of my daughter. My daughter is about to turn 8 and I can finally say she now has most of the numbers 0-12 down pretty well. The teens, particularly 13 and 15 trip her up as does...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-13-2008, 09:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 343
Posted By joandsarah77
I have some Mandarin Chinese dvd's that my kids...

I have some Mandarin Chinese dvd's that my kids watch. I bought those just as an introduction so they would have some exposure to it before we started something more, like Roseta Srone when they are...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   06-13-2008, 08:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 399
Posted By joandsarah77
Your intact son will be way easier to clean then...

Your intact son will be way easier to clean then your daughter. And yes scrotum = poo catcher lol.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-09-2008, 09:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 652
Posted By joandsarah77
My take on it is that the kid is school is so...

My take on it is that the kid is school is so bored doing her work that emtying the bins seems fun. The kid at home is already doing something more fun, like ah playing!
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