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Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   09-30-2011, 04:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 818
Posted By jkpmomtoboys
Welcome to the preemie forum.  My 11 year old ds...

Welcome to the preemie forum.  My 11 year old ds was a 29 weeker but I remember what it was like as if it was yesterday.
 
First, try to get some sleep and heal.  It can be pretty awful having a...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-24-2011, 09:17 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,642
Posted By jkpmomtoboys
My gifted 11 year old has always been in public...

My gifted 11 year old has always been in public school.  We are in a top ranked, California Distinguished school, 900+ API's, blah blah blah...
 
But that's not what makes it a good fit for my ds....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-01-2010, 06:37 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,945
Posted By jkpmomtoboys
We will be paying for our children's education....

We will be paying for our children's education. Our parents did that for us. And yes, we valued our education and worked hard in college. This thread has been interesting, though.
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   11-01-2010, 05:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,280
Posted By jkpmomtoboys
Quote: Originally Posted by winfield...

Quote:
Originally Posted by winfield http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15998140)
I'm having this problem now. My son was...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   10-28-2010, 04:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,280
Posted By jkpmomtoboys
Well the thing about many, many NICU experiences...

Well the thing about many, many NICU experiences is that there is virtually no attachment due to PTSD issues relating to the early birth. It is helpful of course to do Kangaroo care if possible, but...
Forum: Parenting   10-03-2010, 02:15 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,706
Posted By jkpmomtoboys
I am a big believer in honoring the kids'...

I am a big believer in honoring the kids' internal food cues. This means that when we can be we are a little more flexible with their meal times and also let them graze whenever they want. It also...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-03-2010, 02:07 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,391
Posted By jkpmomtoboys
We went through the same thing with our ds. Have...

We went through the same thing with our ds. Have you tried Encyclopedia Brown? The Hardy Boys? Nancy Drew? A to Z Mysteries? Secrets of Droon? Peter and the Starcatchers? All of those are more...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-02-2010, 06:10 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,402
Posted By jkpmomtoboys
Our kids do spend a lot of time outside. We're...

Our kids do spend a lot of time outside. We're in a quiet neighborhood with a big backyard on a court and across the street from a park, so we're fortunate in that there's lots to do and lots of...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-02-2010, 12:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,819
Posted By jkpmomtoboys
I am so sorry you are facing this... But I...

I am so sorry you are facing this...

But I am so glad you have had an unremarkable previa pregnancy. You are one of the lucky ones (even though it doesn't feel like it).

I had complete previa,...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-01-2010, 05:16 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,391
Posted By jkpmomtoboys
That's fascinating that schools test for that -...

That's fascinating that schools test for that - what interesting information that must be.

We're in an alterative public school so they know where the State standard is, but after that, they just...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-30-2010, 08:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,674
Posted By jkpmomtoboys
Coming into this late, but I am probably what...

Coming into this late, but I am probably what the OP would term a "pushy" parent. I'm a SAHM, the room mom, on the PTA Board, etc...

However, I also have a child who has tested as gifted and who...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-30-2010, 08:00 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,391
Posted By jkpmomtoboys
How do you know what your kids' reading levels...

How do you know what your kids' reading levels are? Do you just look at the back of the book that they're reading for the level? Do you look at average lists for a certain grade? Do the teachers...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-29-2010, 06:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,344
Posted By jkpmomtoboys
Quote: Originally Posted by Tigerle...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tigerle http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15894983)
I disagree that it is "just a label" - it may...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-28-2010, 10:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 645
Posted By jkpmomtoboys
Does anyone have suggestions for coping with a...

Does anyone have suggestions for coping with a preteen's mood swings? Our 10 yo ds is happy one moment and then really down the next. I'm not worried about bipolar disorder and in fact he just had...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-27-2010, 04:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,576
Posted By jkpmomtoboys
My kids have never done pretend play. Ever. They...

My kids have never done pretend play. Ever. They are 7 and 10 and the words, "Let's pretend" have never been uttered in the house... (I know this is the toddler forum but I just had to share...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   09-25-2010, 07:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,056
Posted By jkpmomtoboys
Hey Teagansmummy, I appreciate you thinking...

Hey Teagansmummy,

I appreciate you thinking outside the box and love when people consider that preemies are babies too but really some of those suggestions only work if you have an older...
Forum: Family Safety   09-21-2010, 01:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 947
Posted By jkpmomtoboys
We started both of our boys at 3. Why? Because...

We started both of our boys at 3. Why? Because that's the age when the lessons started where I didn't have to get in a swimsuit and in the water with them....
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-21-2010, 12:50 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,556
Posted By jkpmomtoboys
Let's see...what am I doing today - maybe if I...

Let's see...what am I doing today - maybe if I write it, I will actually do it. I need to go to the gym, go to the grocery store, start to decorate our Sukkah, fold the two loads of laundry waiting...
Forum: Parenting   09-20-2010, 04:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,877
Posted By jkpmomtoboys
I agree with whoever said that sometimes kids...

I agree with whoever said that sometimes kids (and adults!) just aren't ready for breakfast that early in the morning.

If my kids had their druthers, they wouldn't eat AT ALL until 11:00 a.m. I...
Forum: Parenting   09-20-2010, 04:43 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,236
Posted By jkpmomtoboys
Disney princess movies make me crazy. Where else...

Disney princess movies make me crazy. Where else do you consistently find movies where the heroine is (1) young (2) beautiful and (3) STUPID and the villianess is (1) old (2) ugly and (3) smart.
...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-17-2010, 04:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 775
Posted By jkpmomtoboys
Quote: Originally Posted by mamazee...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mamazee http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15848907)
It could be simply because they're used to...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-16-2010, 02:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,176
Posted By jkpmomtoboys
Quicken, Quicken, Quicken. I am lucky in that Dh...

Quicken, Quicken, Quicken. I am lucky in that Dh is an Econ major and loves working with $$ and investments so he has our Quicken spending tracked back to 1997. Every expense. Every time. It helps...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-14-2010, 05:42 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,556
Posted By jkpmomtoboys
Love this thread! Maybe we can start a new one...

Love this thread! Maybe we can start a new one every month.

I am a SAHM to two boys, 7 and 10. I was a lawyer in my former life, and never envisioned myself as a SAHM to two kids in school all...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-14-2010, 05:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,524
Posted By jkpmomtoboys
I had a very early and precocious reader....

I had a very early and precocious reader. Generally it didn't come up, because he mostly read at home. However, when it did, I would just say, "He really likes books."

Honestly, I don't get the...
Forum: Pets   09-03-2010, 06:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,271
Posted By jkpmomtoboys
I am so sorry. We put our 12 1/2 yo Kelpie/Lab...

I am so sorry. We put our 12 1/2 yo Kelpie/Lab down this past summer.

She too had the neurological problem with her back legs (what is that?!? Even the veterinary neurologist couldn't tell us)....
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