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Forum: The Childhood Years   10-09-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 418
Posted By Pepe
Please help with 9yo's sassitude!

Hello! Looking for help re: my 9yo son's newly defiant behavior. (Anecdotes and ideas are great, and parenting book recommendations would also be appreciated.) Our formerly very cooperative little...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   08-18-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By Pepe
Tetanus or DTAP for 9yo?

Hi all, I am interested in your feedback on DTAP for my 9yo. I want him to have a tetanus shot, but his pediatrician offers only the DTAP. He did have an initial DTAP as an infant without any...
Forum: Learning at School   01-19-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 348
Posted By Pepe
Hello!  Anyone have experience with this?  I...

Hello!  Anyone have experience with this?  I suspect my 8yo 3rd grader could have dysgraphia.  His teacher is not familiar with this condition.  If I want to have him tested, how should I proceed? ...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-16-2013, 02:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By Pepe
Hello!  DS, 7, still wears a pull-up at night...

Hello!  DS, 7, still wears a pull-up at night and has had maybe 2 dry nights since daytime toilet-learning around age 2.5.  We're eager to see what he/we can do about this.  Can anyone recommend a...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-07-2013, 10:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By Pepe
This summer, we want to address DS's nighttime...

This summer, we want to address DS's nighttime peeing.  He is almost 8 and has never had a dry night.  I'm looking for a book or program or checklist of things to try, foods to remove, etc.  Can...
Forum: Multicultural Families   06-07-2013, 09:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 219
Posted By Pepe
Any tips on volunteering abroad with a child? ...

Any tips on volunteering abroad with a child?  DS, almost 8, is in Spanish immersion, and I'm thinking ahead and dreaming of a future service trip wherein we (1) use our Spanish and (2) volunteer...
Forum: Personal Growth   04-28-2013, 09:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By Pepe
Thanks, everyone!  I appreciate the advice and...

Thanks, everyone!  I appreciate the advice and kind thoughts
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   04-27-2013, 11:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 138
Posted By Pepe
Hello!  I'm grateful to have summers off to...

Hello!  I'm grateful to have summers off to enjoy with DS, who will be turning 8 toward the end of the summer.  I'd love to find a place (or places) to volunteer with him and would welcome...
Forum: Personal Growth   04-21-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By Pepe
Thank you, tracyamber.  

Thank you, tracyamber.
 
Forum: Women's Health   04-21-2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 162
Posted By Pepe
Hi there--To any of you with thyroid expertise:...

Hi there--To any of you with thyroid expertise: DS, now 7, was dxd with hypothyroidism at birth and took synthroid until he was 2 years old.  At that point, he took a vacation from synthroid and his...
Forum: Personal Growth   04-20-2013, 11:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By Pepe
I need some help in letting go of my negativity...

I need some help in letting go of my negativity around DS's occasional poor behavior.  DH and I have a plan for addressing some of it, and what DS, 7, is doing/not doing is not really even the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-20-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 168
Posted By Pepe
Hello!  I'm looking for book recommendations--or...

Hello!  I'm looking for book recommendations--or even just some tips and techniques, if you have them!--regarding DS, 7, and learning to handle anger.  He's highly sensitive and very emotional, and...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-20-2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By Pepe
Hello!  I'm looking for book recommendations--or...

Hello!  I'm looking for book recommendations--or even just some tips and techniques, if you have them!--regarding DS, 7, and learning to handle anger.  He's highly sensitive and very emotional, and...
Forum: Women's Health   12-30-2012, 10:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 172
Posted By Pepe
I recently noticed two small warts on DS's...

I recently noticed two small warts on DS's soles, one on each foot, when I was trimming his toenails.  I'd like to try to treat them at home--can anyone recommend a remedy?  Thanks!
Forum: Women's Health   12-30-2012, 10:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 172
Posted By Pepe
Hello! Sorry to hear you are in such...

Hello! Sorry to hear you are in such discomfort.  I had thrush when DS was a nursling and it was agonizing.  We treated my breasts and his mouth with gentian violet on the recommendation of a La...
Forum: Women's Health   12-30-2012, 10:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 176
Posted By Pepe
I have, as of yesterday morning, what feels like...

I have, as of yesterday morning, what feels like a sore or scab inside my nose, and it's very uncomfortable.  It's in the front of my left nostril; the tip of my nose is a bit swollen and tender to...
Forum: Family Safety   10-06-2012, 08:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By Pepe
DS is 7 and in 2nd grade.  I have not measured...

DS is 7 and in 2nd grade.  I have not measured his height lately, but he is average to tall for his grade, and I do know that he weighs 54 pounds (on the thin side compared to most of his...
Forum: Personal Growth   09-22-2012, 09:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 765
Posted By Pepe
Forgive yourself.  Well, I guess you WANT to do...

Forgive yourself.  Well, I guess you WANT to do that but are finding it tough...
Sometimes such a fear of failure or intense regret stems from a childhood in which you were not allowed to make...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   09-16-2012, 10:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 188
Posted By Pepe
Hello! 7yo DS is interested in the following...

Hello! 7yo DS is interested in the following topics right now and I am eager to hear your book recommendations. 
 

slavery/Civil War + the history of slavery in Brazil
President...
Forum: Personal Growth   09-12-2012, 10:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 547
Posted By Pepe
Hi.  OP here. Maybe I am actually more ENVIOUS...

Hi.  OP here.
Maybe I am actually more ENVIOUS than jealous.  Well, call it what you will--how do I control it?
Forum: Personal Growth   09-12-2012, 10:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 547
Posted By Pepe
I have not typically felt jealous of other...

I have not typically felt jealous of other people's good fortune--I am actually more of a cheery optimist, very grateful for what I have--but lately I have had very ugly feelings about DS's brother...
Forum: Personal Growth   09-09-2012, 10:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 313
Posted By Pepe
I’d really like to have a talk with tactless MIL...

I’d really like to have a talk with tactless MIL and the (latest) comment she made to my husband.
 
Background: He is working exceptionally hard right now, and I am so proud of his stamina and...
Forum: Parenting   08-18-2012, 03:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By Pepe
Thanks very much!  These are great ideas and...

Thanks very much!  These are great ideas and starting points.
Forum: Parenting   08-17-2012, 10:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By Pepe
Hello!  I'd love to do a Habitat for...

Hello!  I'd love to do a Habitat for Humanity-type service trip w/my 7yo.  We'd also like to do some occasional volunteering in our community.  Any thoughts/tips?  Ideally, we'd be able to do a...
Forum: Activism and News   08-17-2012, 10:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 81
Posted By Pepe
Hello!  I'd love to do a Habitat for...

Hello!  I'd love to do a Habitat for Humanity-type service trip w/my 7yo DS.  We'd also like to do some occasional volunteering in our community.  Any thoughts/tips?  Ideally, we'd be able to do a...
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