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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-30-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,818
Posted By GuavaGirl
I just wanted to chime in and say that your...

I just wanted to chime in and say that your grocery store example sounds like it could very well just be a personality difference between your kids. Introvert vs. Extrovert. I'm not an expert,...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-30-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 506
Posted By GuavaGirl
I would love to hear what you find out. I don't...

I would love to hear what you find out. I don't have any answers but I am in a similar place with my 4 1/2 year old. Total angel at preschool. I often get comments of how sweet he is to everyone. ...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-30-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By GuavaGirl
Have your family plans changed...

...since having a child with special needs?


I always wanted to have 2-4 kids. I have one child who is 4 1/2 and likely has some sort of high functioning ASD (not yet officially diagnosed but...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-28-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 225
Posted By GuavaGirl
Education Computer Games for 4yo

Hello,


Could you point me to some good quality educational computer learning games for some pre-K and K level activities. (reading/phonics, math, telling time, other things, etc.) Online or...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-26-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 370
Posted By GuavaGirl
Polliwog: I appreciate your input. I'd love to...

Polliwog: I appreciate your input. I'd love to hear more about why you wish you would have been diagnosed as a kid. Thank you.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-26-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 370
Posted By GuavaGirl
Linda on the move: Thank you for your insight. ...

Linda on the move: Thank you for your insight. I will look into those books. ...and as far as how the child sees their diagnosis, I hadn't thought about it that way, but it makes a lot of sense. ...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-24-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 370
Posted By GuavaGirl
Where to start? Possible ASD/Aspergers

My son is 4 1/2 and we've known about his sensory issues for the last couple of years and in the last year have started to suspect Asperger Syndrome/ASD.

I am just feeling so overwhelmed about...
Forum: Mental Health   04-07-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 186
Posted By GuavaGirl
I have been diagnosed with adult ADHD.  I'm...

I have been diagnosed with adult ADHD.  I'm currently taking Strattera 60mg and I'm just wondering if there are any other options I should explore, in terms of medications.  If I take it in the...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   09-05-2013, 11:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 178
Posted By GuavaGirl
No, we didn't actually.  We moved to Bend about...

No, we didn't actually.  We moved to Bend about a year ago, when my husband got a job here.  We love it.
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   08-30-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 134
Posted By GuavaGirl
So, just googling my question, I came up with...

So, just googling my question, I came up with several articles along the lines of this one, saying that for young children over 6 months, the FluMist seems to be more effective.  ...but more likely...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   08-30-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 134
Posted By GuavaGirl
Trying to decide between FluMist or a single...

Trying to decide between FluMist or a single dose thimerosal free injection for my 3 1/2 year old.  
Any advice on which to choose?
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   07-30-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 2,226
Posted By GuavaGirl
So, I've remembered that I often can do great on...

So, I've remembered that I often can do great on a health kick for a solid week and then motivation starts to dwindle.  (yep, that fast.)  ;)   ...especially right after a weigh in.   ...especially...
Forum: Women's Health   07-30-2013, 07:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 141
Posted By GuavaGirl
My husband and I tried a Rhodiola supplement and...

My husband and I tried a Rhodiola supplement and really loved it.  We need to buy a new bottle, but I'm wondering how choose a good supplement (what to look for on the back of the bottle) and if...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   07-29-2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 2,226
Posted By GuavaGirl
176.5  That's 2.7 down! I'm happy with my...

176.5 
That's 2.7 down!

I'm happy with my method so far. It feels easier and less consuming of my brain, and less interfering with my life than other methods I've tried (counting calories,...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   07-24-2013, 09:29 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 2,226
Posted By GuavaGirl
I hope it's not too late!  (I keep missing the...

I hope it's not too late!  (I keep missing the sign-up day and this time I'm just barely eeking in)
Weight:  179.2 <---taken on the 22nd.
Height 5' 4"

 
Forum: Trying To Conceive   06-17-2013, 06:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,396
Posted By GuavaGirl
Karissa,   Did you confirm ovulation with...

Karissa,
 
Did you confirm ovulation with your charting?   and how?
If you charted a clear temperature shift after ovulation and possibly some ewcm before ovulation, and it's been 3 weeks since...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-16-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 688
Posted By GuavaGirl
Thank you!  I will definitely look into this...

Thank you!  I will definitely look into this book.  Any sort of direction would be amazing, so this seems perfect.  
 
I think something else that makes things harder is that he's not super strong...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-16-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 688
Posted By GuavaGirl
Lately my husband and I have been feeling...

Lately my husband and I have been feeling completely frustrated and overwhelmed with our son's [spirited/stubborn/strong willed/expressive/defiant/exhausting] behavior.  He's 3 years old.  Most days...
Forum: Parenting   04-08-2013, 10:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 205
Posted By GuavaGirl
Oh, I can definitely understand your point.  I...

Oh, I can definitely understand your point.  I used to babysit twins and sometimes found that easier and more enjoyable that when I went to watch one child.  The twins would always play (or fight)...
Forum: Parenting   04-08-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 205
Posted By GuavaGirl
Thanks for your thoughts, everyone.   ...

Thanks for your thoughts, everyone.
 
Snapdragon:
I wonder if anyone really ever feels ready.  I remember feeling so scared to take the plunge to try for #1, even when I really knew that's what I...
Forum: Parenting   04-07-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 205
Posted By GuavaGirl
We have a 3 year old son and have always planned...

We have a 3 year old son and have always planned on having anywhere from 2-4 kids, with about a 2 year spacing.  When the time came to start trying for #2...I was terrified, (I think we both were)...
Forum: Women's Health   04-06-2013, 01:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By GuavaGirl
Thanks for your thoughts. I do drink at least...

Thanks for your thoughts.
I do drink at least 8 (8oz) cups of water normally.  It's usually more.  
It's not that I feel bad right now.  It's that I seem to have to work harder to stay hydrated,...
Forum: Women's Health   04-06-2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By GuavaGirl
This has been an issue for me for as long as I...

This has been an issue for me for as long as I can remember.  It seems that water goes right through me and I had have to work harder at staying hydrated compared to those around me.  If I've been...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-28-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 335
Posted By GuavaGirl
Snapdragon:  He'll actually just be 3 in one...

Snapdragon:  He'll actually just be 3 in one month from now.  I know I never thought I would do the reward thing either!   
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-28-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 335
Posted By GuavaGirl
My son seems fully capable of using the potty...

My son seems fully capable of using the potty and I kept hearing to wait until he's interested, but I felt like...I know my son, and if I waited until he was interested, to do things that were good...
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