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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   Yesterday, 07:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 293
Posted By Letitia
Chalex, I got something screwed up when I posted...

Chalex, I got something screwed up when I posted that. I think I thought I was replying to a different post? Sorry.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-27-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 293
Posted By Letitia
This is just a thought. What is the cut-off age...

This is just a thought. What is the cut-off age for starting K where you are? If he is only 4 now, he would be at the very youngest of his class where we are.

I often wish we had had the...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-26-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 293
Posted By Letitia
Our pediatrician prescribes our daughter's...

Our pediatrician prescribes our daughter's extended-release methylphenidate. What she told us to expect - if that particular medication was working - was our experience: a dramatic difference...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-25-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,650
Posted By Letitia
My son most likes athletic pants. He prefers...

My son most likes athletic pants. He prefers corduroys to denim jeans because they are softer. He's not afraid of the snap or button, but he gets frustrated with them sometimes and I think he might...
Forum: Family Safety   07-25-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,319
Posted By Letitia
When I was growing up, my family knew two people...

When I was growing up, my family knew two people seriously injured by lawnmowers. One was a dad who turned away a moment to speak to his daughter and inadvertently rolled the mower over his foot. ...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-21-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 368
Posted By Letitia
I can't remember how old your toddler is. We...

I can't remember how old your toddler is. We duct-taped my daughter into her diapers for a while. We didn't put the tape on her skin, just over itself around the diaper with the free end in the...
Forum: Family Safety   07-19-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 184
Posted By Letitia
Fitting three 7-9 year old's in a Forester?

Our kids are 7 and 8. They are both average height, slender kids and so are the friends we would like to be able to take with us.

Most of the time, they are in 5 point harness seats, a Britex...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-16-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By Letitia
I can't tell you what numerical age is average to...

I can't tell you what numerical age is average to do this, but I can say that my daughter had a lot more insight into her challenges at 6 than I had guessed she would. She was between K and 1st when...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-16-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 316
Posted By Letitia
Haven't used it for bugs or phobias, but role...

Haven't used it for bugs or phobias, but role playing and modelling has really helped my kids learn to deal with some tough situations. If you can make yourself control your own fear ("fake it 'til...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-14-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 716
Posted By Letitia
It can be awkward as a healthcare professional...

It can be awkward as a healthcare professional knowing whether to use first or surnames. "Mom" kind of gets around that. It's not my area of medicine, but I imagine it also gets around having to...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-14-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 576
Posted By Letitia
I totally second what muddie said about catching...

I totally second what muddie said about catching them being good. I try to be honest and not saccharin, and very specific. No reward other than the immediate, honest, focused attention. Can't...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-09-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 468
Posted By Letitia
My daughter (8) also did speech therapy. We'll...

My daughter (8) also did speech therapy. We'll never know for sure how she would be talking if she had not done it, but we could see no downside.
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-06-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 467
Posted By Letitia
I'm with pumabearclan. We've tried very hard to...

I'm with pumabearclan. We've tried very hard to keep our kids in environments supportive of whoever they want to be. I NEVER take them in stores where there is a lot of boy/girl stuff (I realize...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-06-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 576
Posted By Letitia
My son has been a very defiant kid. He's 7: ...

My son has been a very defiant kid. He's 7: sensitive with easily hurt feelings, not very empathetic, intolerant of authority and often disrespectful of peers and authority. He's also a TON better...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-06-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By Letitia
Daisy, was the 5yo upset by this? How different...

Daisy, was the 5yo upset by this? How different are those two boys in maturity level? I think those are really important questions. I may be far from the mainstream, but if there is no big power...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-04-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 467
Posted By Letitia
Almost exactly what Jazzmom said. I haven't...

Almost exactly what Jazzmom said. I haven't set the "outside" rule as a hard and fast thing, but I'll say it almost all the time if it's more than one child. I just can't deal with that many...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-04-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By Letitia
Marilyn, my daughter and I have a completely...

Marilyn, my daughter and I have a completely different dental issue (missing teeth) but in researching that type of genetic syndrome I came across info that there are tons of genetic syndromes that...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-29-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 496
Posted By Letitia
You can't stop your daughter from being...

You can't stop your daughter from being heartbroken, but you have to keep her safe. It sounds like this "friendship" has been one with a risky power dynamic for her.

I would work really hard to...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-29-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 808
Posted By Letitia
I would let her join the club. If the other kids...

I would let her join the club. If the other kids are the same age, they are probably learning the same thing.
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-19-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 599
Posted By Letitia
My son wet the bed until he was 5 or 6. We were...

My son wet the bed until he was 5 or 6. We were able to get totally flat absorbent cotton mattress pads that we travelled with. They packed easier than fitted ones and we could put them on any size...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-14-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 974
Posted By Letitia
I would be somewhat anxious about this. Yes,...

I would be somewhat anxious about this. Yes, iPads are a joy in life, but to me so are beer, wine, chocolate, and sports on TV. None of these is inherently bad, but if I spent too much of my time...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-12-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,047
Posted By Letitia
I can't. My sister and I got them when we were...

I can't. My sister and I got them when we were kids, but we take our kids to an picnic and egg hunt (combination real eggs and candy-filled eggs) through our place of worship. They get the fun of...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   06-03-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,191
Posted By Letitia
I have watched a circumcision done with local...

I have watched a circumcision done with local anesthesia, and it was a horrible experience. Horrible. The baby was crying beforehand as soon as he was strapped down, but he really screamed during...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   06-03-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 299
Posted By Letitia
Congratulations! I'm not part of your due-date...

Congratulations! I'm not part of your due-date club, but I noticed the post because I go by Lettie in my everyday life and I've always liked my name. Good choice!
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-03-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,002
Posted By Letitia
I agree with you that it's cheating. I also...

I agree with you that it's cheating. I also agree with the PP's about reading contests like this, and I even agreed when I was in elementary school.

That said, some books that my 6 year old has...
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