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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-20-2016, 08:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 143
Posted By Letitia
Are you in a city? This isn't directly related,...

Are you in a city? This isn't directly related, but I've had a lot of health problems and when I am not satisfied with a provider I get a second opinion. And a third, if necessary. Waiting until...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-20-2016, 07:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 350
Posted By Letitia
She's not likely to get her period if she hasn't...

She's not likely to get her period if she hasn't started developing breasts at all yet. I brought it up with my daughter (9) a few months ago, but she doesn't look like it's going to happen anytime...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-13-2016, 08:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 311
Posted By Letitia
Regular bedwetting past the average age for...

Regular bedwetting past the average age for stopping is one of those things that used to be thought of as a mental disorder but now we know better. I've heard it called a "developmental delay,"...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-10-2016, 12:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By Letitia
Oh, I empathize with him. I saw scary, grisly...

Oh, I empathize with him. I saw scary, grisly pictures at the Danbury Fair when I was about 8, and I couldn't get the awful images out of my mind for a bit. They were awful and kept intruding, but...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-10-2016, 12:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 305
Posted By Letitia
Hugs to you, it's not easy to have a kid who has...

Hugs to you, it's not easy to have a kid who has sleeping challenges. I don't want to say "good" or "bad" sleeper - that implies they have some choice in it, and I don't think they do.

Our...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-10-2016, 12:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 532
Posted By Letitia
I guess I don't see a reason for leaving a baby...

I guess I don't see a reason for leaving a baby in a wet diaper. It's not good for their skin, and it's uncomfortable. Ours did tend to ignore it when they were older, but I mean a lot older, like...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-27-2016, 04:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 793
Posted By Letitia
Well, I'll throw something else in which is...

Well, I'll throw something else in which is absolutely not what you want to hear. I was horrible at that age, but I was also, unbeknownst to my parents, suicidal. My fury at them stemmed from their...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-22-2016, 07:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 702
Posted By Letitia
Agree with PP's about immediate consequences and...

Agree with PP's about immediate consequences and deflecting things when possible (like the spoon example). But if you do set a limit, stick to it, don't let her wheedle you into easing it. That...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-21-2016, 01:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 488
Posted By Letitia
It's hard for me to step out of my role as a...

It's hard for me to step out of my role as a legally obligated reporter to the state in this situation, but that's what I'd have to do. Even if I don't know for sure there is violence toward the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-20-2016, 08:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 290
Posted By Letitia
Exactly! My 8yo son also. He does all three. ...

Exactly! My 8yo son also. He does all three. He was a very difficult kid when younger, but not nearly as much now. Now is the age for these annoying, annoying behaviors, which is better, but...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-18-2016, 08:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 517
Posted By Letitia
Ugh. I would try to minimize that exposure. ...

Ugh. I would try to minimize that exposure.

I don't think at this point you are likely to change the neighbor child's behavior. When I was growing up, our next-door neighbor (a friend to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-16-2016, 10:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 459
Posted By Letitia
My kiddo quit her babbling, which had started at...

My kiddo quit her babbling, which had started at a very average time which I don't remember, when she was about a year. She was at risk for neurodevelopmental delays because she had massive blood...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-28-2016, 04:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 593
Posted By Letitia
Unfortunately, I would never in a million years...

Unfortunately, I would never in a million years let them walk to school (first off, it would take them 3 hours) because they would have to cross one road I myself would never cross on foot if I could...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-26-2016, 11:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,661
Posted By Letitia
My son's story is not the same, but we ended up...

My son's story is not the same, but we ended up with similar questions. I'm sure our son would have been difficult anyway - he has a huge need to be in control and is very sensitive - but...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-24-2016, 07:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,229
Posted By Letitia
Indoor pools, OK if they're not "sexy". Outdoor...

Indoor pools, OK if they're not "sexy". Outdoor - no way. I have bought both my son and my daughter high SPF rash guards and stretchy shorts (our other suits have been hand-me-downs), and they're...
Forum: Toddler Health   07-22-2016, 07:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 561
Posted By Letitia
You're right, iron deficiency can cause restless...

You're right, iron deficiency can cause restless legs. I don't know diddly about it in kids, but that's definitely true in adults. Getting his iron levels checked shouldn't be a big deal, if you...
Forum: Family Planning   07-21-2016, 04:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 537
Posted By Letitia
I had the same initial thoughts as Pokeyac. I...

I had the same initial thoughts as Pokeyac. I have friends who are not white who have strong feelings about white parents adopting and raising children of their race. My belief is that it's better...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-17-2016, 01:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 810
Posted By Letitia
Our kids are older now, but we've traveled with...

Our kids are older now, but we've traveled with them all their lives and never used an iPad.

We have always brought a lot of books, markers and paper, and as soon as they got old enough (3-1/2 -...
Forum: Family Safety   07-16-2016, 11:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 475
Posted By Letitia
Yes, I wish all cars had adjustable shoulder...

Yes, I wish all cars had adjustable shoulder straps. On vacation, we were in a minivan that had just that. It was great.

I was tired last night when I wrote. I guess what I meant is, all laws...
Forum: Family Safety   07-15-2016, 11:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 475
Posted By Letitia
Booster question

My kids are now 8 and 9. We're noticing a lot of friends letting their kids ride in front seat (I found out recently that front seat not legal for kids <12 is only a law in my state). and we've...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   07-15-2016, 03:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 825
Posted By Letitia
Wow, if I were your husband I'd worry about the...

Wow, if I were your husband I'd worry about the first two boys feeling like they got the raw end of the deal. Has he considered that?

Now imagine you and your husband had the ability to bestow...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-10-2016, 09:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 593
Posted By Letitia
Opportunities for Independence

I grew up in small towns, where I could walk to friends' houses, school, stores, the library, the pool - really everywhere. I loved that feeling of being out on my own and going somewhere, and I'm...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-20-2016, 01:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 801
Posted By Letitia
I don't see this as black and white: I think it...

I don't see this as black and white: I think it totally depends on the street. I've lived in some places where slowing down for kids really wasn't slowing down much from the lazy 15 MPH people were...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-15-2016, 05:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,108
Posted By Letitia
I don't see the issue here as the safety of...

I don't see the issue here as the safety of walking to school, I see it as putting a really big responsibility on a child (your son). Not so much the walking home part, but the being responsible for...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-14-2016, 09:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 723
Posted By Letitia
I could not agree with pumabearclan more. I...

I could not agree with pumabearclan more. I really don't care if my kids work for Google. That's not my definition of "success."
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