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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-01-2010, 02:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 729
Posted By jempd
You've gotten other responses, but if it helps,...

You've gotten other responses, but if it helps, you should hear that sensory processing problems in children is pretty common. As for the personal space issue, my son had a hard time with it too,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-01-2010, 02:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 312
Posted By jempd
I really like The Emotional Life of the Toddler,...

I really like The Emotional Life of the Toddler, but it is not a how-to book per se, such as giving advice on what to do or suggestions for games, etc., but it does go into how toddlers think, which...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-29-2010, 10:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 876
Posted By jempd
I'm answering this because I have a...

I'm answering this because I have a 22-month-old, who, until just recently, didn't have many words. I was just beginning to get slightly worried, I'd say at the end of the summer, to the point that...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-29-2010, 10:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,317
Posted By jempd
I know what you mean--some of them seem like...

I know what you mean--some of them seem like they would feel like cement blocks were on your feet. I bought my son some Kamik boots last year (I forget which model) and they are amazingly light....
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-29-2010, 10:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,949
Posted By jempd
Can someone help me with children's shoe sizing?...

Can someone help me with children's shoe sizing? I know it's not a question about toddlers, per se, but I can't even figure this out going on the internet. Is there an infant set of sizes, then a...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-01-2010, 05:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 388
Posted By jempd
Poor baby. My 17 month old also had no rashes to...

Poor baby. My 17 month old also had no rashes to speak of, and I was being all smug about it, until one day, boom, she had a couple of nasty blisters. I blamed the fact that she was in dh's care all...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-23-2010, 12:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 772
Posted By jempd
Spanks are for tummy-control under-garments...

Spanks are for tummy-control under-garments only!

Sorry to sound facaetious. Actually, it sounds to me as though you handled it well. And the previous poster's list is an excellent resource for...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-12-2010, 04:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 533
Posted By jempd
That was a great reply. I also had this problem...

That was a great reply. I also had this problem with my son. In his case, some of it was due to his sensory processing problems, and they were able to anticipate it happening in certain settings and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-12-2010, 04:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 622
Posted By jempd
I also have it, much like DiamondLil, and, like...

I also have it, much like DiamondLil, and, like her, urge you to do just what she says. I'd keep an eye on it, if it were my kid, and see if it continues as she gets older. It is incredibly hard to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-02-2010, 02:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 549
Posted By jempd
wookie: or you have left the rest area 4 minutes...

wookie: or you have left the rest area 4 minutes ago and are on the highway and the next exit isn't for 45 miles.

My son did this several times, after being asked at the rest stop, do you want to...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-01-2010, 06:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 534
Posted By jempd
I would have turned around in a New-York second...

I would have turned around in a New-York second and said politely and nicely, "Please stop kicking my chair." And I would have gotten right into it if the parent had said anything to me, believe me....
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-01-2010, 05:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,573
Posted By jempd
Octobermom, you sound very much like me. What is...

Octobermom, you sound very much like me. What is a "trip fan"?

With something like this, I always wish that I had responded calmly, stating facts about how useless and in fact harmful spanking...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-14-2009, 05:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 724
Posted By jempd
No, there is absolutely no other reason. She...

No, there is absolutely no other reason. She even eats a fair amount so where is it going? I'm just worried that there's some weird, freakish, one-in-a-million chance that she'll be stunted or...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-14-2009, 03:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 724
Posted By jempd
OK, so I've posted before about my baby, who is...

OK, so I've posted before about my baby, who is now just about 10 months old. She was just over 8 pounds when born, at a day before her 40-week ETA.

Beautiful, healthy, lively baby,...
Forum: Spirituality   10-09-2009, 02:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 472
Posted By jempd
Hello! I am right now reading a tome that my...

Hello! I am right now reading a tome that my husband's family's rabbi recommended as I am just starting on the path to conversion. It's Great Ages and Ideas of the Jewish People, edited by Leo W....
Forum: Babywearing   10-09-2009, 02:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,070
Posted By jempd
I wear my 9 month old dd facing out in the Ergo...

I wear my 9 month old dd facing out in the Ergo now because she wants to look out and hates being worn facing in. (If I wear her facing me, as I did when she was younger, she cries and fusses and...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-09-2009, 02:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 196
Posted By jempd
Washington DC if we take ds, who wants to go...

Washington DC if we take ds, who wants to go there and visit museums, places of interest.

New Orleans. I've been wanting to go there since Hurricane Katrina and also I love food and the place in...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-09-2009, 02:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 249
Posted By jempd
As you can see, babies vary so much with what...

As you can see, babies vary so much with what they need to fall asleep. We do have a routine, but I dd is such a good sleeper I don't know that it's absolutely necessary. It sets the tone but I've...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-07-2009, 05:10 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,308
Posted By jempd
We call our baby Magic Pudding. It's shortened...

We call our baby Magic Pudding. It's shortened now to Pud, Puddin' or Puddy. Her name is Charlotte. To know why you have to know the Australian children's classic book The Magic Pudding. If you do...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-06-2009, 02:26 PM
Replies: 12
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Views: 711
Posted By jempd
Even if he isn't on any drugs, there are many...

Even if he isn't on any drugs, there are many accomodations that can help a child focus in the classroom. You can either get it written into an IEP or bring it up with the teachers and the principal...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-02-2009, 11:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By jempd
I worded it pretty much that way. And as...

I worded it pretty much that way.

And as for bfing being preventative, of course! Why didn't I think of that at the time? I would have loved to have said that.
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-01-2009, 05:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By jempd
Just a quick vent here. I just got back from...

Just a quick vent here. I just got back from having to have a spot compression and a sonogram because the mammogram I had a couple of weeks ago was hard to read, because I'm lactating. So, I had...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-30-2009, 12:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 992
Posted By jempd
California Baby Tea-Tree Oil shampoo and body...

California Baby Tea-Tree Oil shampoo and body wash--it cleared up dd's cradle cap.
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-24-2009, 04:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,189
Posted By jempd
I have a pots and pans cupboard in the kitchen...

I have a pots and pans cupboard in the kitchen that also has a collection of plastic containers and lids. Dd likes to sit on the floor and pull them out of the cupboard and then stack them while I...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-18-2009, 12:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,695
Posted By jempd
This is so interesting, what yo are all saying....

This is so interesting, what yo are all saying. I have never given my dd (now 9 months) a bottle but now I'm curious if she would make more eye contact with me if I did. Right now after she's...
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