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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-27-2011, 10:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,386
Posted By Guinevere
Raises hand. Another oversensitive to hair...

Raises hand. Another oversensitive to hair brushing, etc. kiddo here. It's funny in a way, b/c Sophie is so undersensitive to many stimuli, but not on her scalp. No way!...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   07-14-2011, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,266
Posted By Guinevere
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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-08-2011, 08:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 651
Posted By Guinevere
Sophie's not old enough to need a watch yet, but...

Sophie's not old enough to need a watch yet, but she has several older sibs who are super-hard on electronics of all sorts. The only watch that has lived longer than a few months in our house is a...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-08-2011, 08:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,730
Posted By Guinevere
Can't speak to the price, since our sessions...

Can't speak to the price, since our sessions were covered by insurance, but Sophie (who has Down Syndrome) did hippotherapy from age 21 months to almost 4 years (when she was diagnosed with a spinal...
Forum: Parenting   07-03-2011, 08:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 469
Posted By Guinevere
It sounds like a few things might be going on....

It sounds like a few things might be going on. Your two younger sons don't sound as self-directed in their interests as your older DD and DS. Not all children are. To some extent, we have a similar...
Forum: Parenting   06-30-2011, 09:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 290
Posted By Guinevere
I agree that having her evaluated is your best...

I agree that having her evaluated is your best next step; you've already received good advice about writing a letter to the district ASAP to get the ball rolling; these things always take longer...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-24-2011, 10:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,454
Posted By Guinevere
I wanted to respond so that you know you're not...

I wanted to respond so that you know you're not alone in these struggles, even though our experiences were not exactly the same.
 
My now-5 yo DD Sophie has Down Syndrome, and we have dealt with a...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-11-2011, 04:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,621
Posted By Guinevere
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Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-06-2011, 08:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,131
Posted By Guinevere
I watched a similar situation with a good friend...

I watched a similar situation with a good friend and her family for over 6 years and it was a hot mess, to be honest.
 
Never enough money, her DH was not a good and functional caretaker for their...
Forum: Waldorf   06-04-2011, 02:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,047
Posted By Guinevere
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Quote:Originally Posted by WednesdayO http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1316118/wooden-or-felt#post_16483669)

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Forum: Waldorf   06-04-2011, 11:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,047
Posted By Guinevere
We have a combination of both types at our...

We have a combination of both types at our house, but I also have a pretty wide age range of children.
 
In my experience, crocheted or knitted wool works best for younger children, b/c it's soft...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-03-2011, 09:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 277
Posted By Guinevere
I hear you. We have had a number of amazing...

I hear you. We have had a number of amazing therapists and teachers over the years that I have chosen to honor in various ways beyond the gift card. Although, in my experience, it is a heartfelt...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-31-2011, 09:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 333
Posted By Guinevere
Just nodding with all the others that dyslexia...

Just nodding with all the others that dyslexia could be a very real possibility. We're currently in the end stages of receiving a dyslexia dx for my 6 yo DD, and she exhibits all the same symptoms...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-25-2011, 09:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 434
Posted By Guinevere
I agree that some experimentation is in order....

I agree that some experimentation is in order. Over the years, and with various kiddos, I have used all of the following with success:
1. Milk
2. Applesauce
3. Yogurt
4. Pudding
5. Smoothie
6....
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-19-2011, 05:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,199
Posted By Guinevere
I wanted to thank everyone who gave me their...

I wanted to thank everyone who gave me their valuable input and give you all an update on what's been happening since I posed my question.
 
DD did switch teachers, which worked wonders for her...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-17-2011, 09:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By Guinevere
Just nodding in agreement that a mixed sensory...

Just nodding in agreement that a mixed sensory profile is really common. My 5 yo DD, who has Down Syndrome, is mostly sensory seeking and undersensitive to stimuli, particularly pain. She touches...
Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   04-26-2011, 02:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,021
Posted By Guinevere
For the past couple of years, my kids have been...

For the past couple of years, my kids have been seeing Dr. Stephen Cito, who practices with his son. Both are very good, the office staff is equally good, no papoose/restraints, parents are allowed...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-26-2011, 09:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,251
Posted By Guinevere
How much of his commute is in MA and how much in...

How much of his commute is in MA and how much in CT? Could you consider moving closer to the CT border, reducing his commute time, but still maintaining the advantage of living in MA?
 
Guin
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-24-2011, 01:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 353
Posted By Guinevere
For style and comfort, two of my fave brands...

For style and comfort, two of my fave brands are:
 
Born
http://www.zappos.com/born-womens~5
 
and
 
Clarks
http://www.zappos.com/clarks-womens~7
 
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-23-2011, 01:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 390
Posted By Guinevere
Honestly, I've known that my oldest DS likely...

Honestly, I've known that my oldest DS likely had ADHD since he was around 3-4 yrs. old. When we would go to playgroups or to appts. of various sorts, he was always "that" kid who ran around like...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-20-2011, 07:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 810
Posted By Guinevere
Sorry for not responding sooner, karne is right,...

Sorry for not responding sooner, karne is right, there have actually been a number of ADHD threads recently in which med options were discussed pretty thoroughly, so I would definitely try reading...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-09-2011, 04:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 310
Posted By Guinevere
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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-09-2011, 08:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 242
Posted By Guinevere
Congratulations! :)   It sounds like the...

Congratulations! :)
 
It sounds like the ideal solution would be to have someone "on call" who could come and stay with your DD at home (if you are in labor at night and she would otherwise be...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-09-2011, 07:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,228
Posted By Guinevere
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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-09-2011, 07:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 662
Posted By Guinevere
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DD is 8...
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