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Forum: Learning at School   08-18-2015, 04:47 PM
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Posted By marsupial-mom
Have you considered having him do homework in the...

Have you considered having him do homework in the AM before school? It's not for everyone but it works for some.

Also, find out how much the homework counts for his grade and do your own homework...
Forum: Learning at School   08-18-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,910
Posted By marsupial-mom
I consider my son "highly sensitive" and he has...

I consider my son "highly sensitive" and he has thrived at our Montessori school. Things we like:
- teachers truly build a relationship with each child, which means they get to know how sensitive...
Forum: Learning at School   08-18-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 305
Posted By marsupial-mom
I would do the duo language program.

I would do the duo language program.
Forum: Child & Teen Health   08-14-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 410
Posted By marsupial-mom
Here's a list of the recommended vaccines and...

Here's a list of the recommended vaccines and why: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/india
That should get you started on your research.
Forum: Child & Teen Health   08-14-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 267
Posted By marsupial-mom
study finds blood sugar crash to be myth?

My son's school has rules about snacks too but they're simply based on overall health and allergies; they don't reference "blood sugar crash." Basically, there's a preference for fruits, veggies,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-13-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By marsupial-mom
1. Have you ever bought a dress or dress-like...

1. Have you ever bought a dress or dress-like garment (skirt, kilt, pinafore dress, day gown, night dress) for your son?
YES
I think it started when I bought some presents for girls his age and...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   08-13-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 944
Posted By marsupial-mom
In my county they do a recheck when you take a...

In my county they do a recheck when you take a placement to make sure you have the appropriate things (bed or crib etc). To get licensed though we only needed the right amount of space and all the...
Forum: Montessori   07-12-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 737
Posted By marsupial-mom
You may want to watch this: ...

You may want to watch this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcgN0lEh5IA&list=PLEA4D6605EEA3CAD5


Btw my son is the same age as your daughter and reads well too but sometimes complains that he'd...
Forum: Montessori   07-12-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 737
Posted By marsupial-mom
Any transition to public school will be...

Any transition to public school will be difficult. I say delay it as long as possible.

I went to a Montessori school up to 3rd grade. The transition to 4th was incredibly difficult. And I went to...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-06-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 5,278
Posted By marsupial-mom
I'm pro-vax. I don't think children should be put...

I'm pro-vax. I don't think children should be put into fostercare for being unvaxed. I was a foster parent and the system is already over burdened. I say there should be more efforts to work with...
Forum: Montessori   07-06-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By marsupial-mom
I would choose the first school but transition to...

I would choose the first school but transition to the second school at age 6.5
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   07-06-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 478
Posted By marsupial-mom
To answer your question, in my state all adults...

To answer your question, in my state all adults in a household must be licensed.

I agree with others that you should work on this relationship. A crying baby in the middle of the night won't fix...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-15-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 626
Posted By marsupial-mom
His main teacher is emailing us everyday to let...

His main teacher is emailing us everyday to let us know how the day went.
The alternate behaviors he's supposed to use at school are things like "use your words" and "take 10 deep breaths to calm...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-15-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 626
Posted By marsupial-mom
Yes, actually. It's one of the main reasons that...

Yes, actually. It's one of the main reasons that I do not want to approach this issue with punishment. I don't feel it will be effective and my experience is that it always makes it worse.

He...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-15-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 626
Posted By marsupial-mom
He's fairly well rested. He sleeps through the...

He's fairly well rested. He sleeps through the night.
We've also cut out all the extracurricular activities. So he's not taking any lessons at the moment. He just goes to school and then some days...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-15-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 626
Posted By marsupial-mom
How to stop my 5 yo hitting, kicking, etc.

It's an impulse/emotional control thing. He's what I'd call "emotionally reactive" and gets angry quickly. There's always a trigger (a kid said or did something etc). He gets quickly flooded with...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-15-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 568
Posted By marsupial-mom
We moved when our son was 4. We went to the new...

We moved when our son was 4. We went to the new house every weekend for about two months and played in the nearby park or walked out dogs around the neighborhood. This way he got familiar with the...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   05-15-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 343
Posted By marsupial-mom
The experts say listen to music you enjoy. There...

The experts say listen to music you enjoy. There is far more benefit to music in general than to specific music.
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-15-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 464
Posted By marsupial-mom
When our cat died we just explained what happened...

When our cat died we just explained what happened and we had a ceremony to commemorate her life. We read the book Lifetimes.
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-14-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 626
Posted By marsupial-mom
How to stop my 5 yo hitting, kicking, etc.

My 5 year old is acting up and getting into trouble at school and at my gym's daycare. He's hitting, kicking, throwing things, screaming, etc. So far he hasn't actually hurt anyone. He kind of pulls...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-20-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 408
Posted By marsupial-mom
UPDATE: It's only been a few weeks since I...

UPDATE:
It's only been a few weeks since I asked this but since then we've been having success with two sports: tennis and basketball.

Realizing that perfectionism was one of the barriers has...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-20-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,166
Posted By marsupial-mom
UPDATE: After loving to wear dresses and nail...

UPDATE:
After loving to wear dresses and nail polish for years, my son has recently decided to stop. It's clear that the other kids and perhaps some adults have told him "only girls wear dresses" or...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-31-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 408
Posted By marsupial-mom
OK so I think I've pinpointed one of the major...

OK so I think I've pinpointed one of the major issues: perfectionism.
My son gets very frustrated when he can't do something well, even on the first try. He will enjoy soccer so long as he's making...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-30-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 270
Posted By marsupial-mom
I also agree that it's OK for certain toys,...

I also agree that it's OK for certain toys, games, other items to be off limits to guests. We don't share all our adult toys, games, books, etc with our guests so why should we make our kids share...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-29-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 408
Posted By marsupial-mom
Yes, yes, yes. He was riding a bike at age 3...

Yes, yes, yes.
He was riding a bike at age 3 (no training wheels). He throws things all the time. He kicks balls or hits them with his baseball bat. He's very athletic.

I guess I made a mistake...
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