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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-10-2011, 06:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 158
Posted By Girlprof
Thank you guys. To answer some questions, she's...

Thank you guys. To answer some questions, she's three and a half, almost four. I guess 46 months, now that I work it out. She takes dance class, this is her second year already. We did a lot of...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-10-2011, 12:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 158
Posted By Girlprof
Hi Everyone,   I haven't been around in...

Hi Everyone,
 
I haven't been around in awhile, but I posted a bit in fall 2009/2010 about our daughter. At that time we were dealing with a gross motor delay. We got services through birth to...
Forum: Parenting   12-19-2010, 07:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 255
Posted By Girlprof
Sometimes we ask DS (now 7) to watch DD (nearly...

Sometimes we ask DS (now 7) to watch DD (nearly 3) while we get dinner or do other chores. Nearly always, DS's choice is to either help us with chores or help us by playing with DD. So, it's just...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-14-2010, 11:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 350
Posted By Girlprof
Our DS just picked out a pogo stick to get with...

Our DS just picked out a pogo stick to get with a gift certificate he got for his 7th birthday. Great gift! He's pretty good at balancing and he could do it almost immediately, like in about 5-10...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   12-10-2010, 01:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,066
Posted By Girlprof
Both kids started daycare/preschool at around 8...

Both kids started daycare/preschool at around 8 months. They go to the university affiliated PS where we both work. DS is in 2nd grade now so when he started elementary school, he also started the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-10-2010, 01:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 183
Posted By Girlprof
We get Ask magazine - it would be good for boys...

We get Ask magazine - it would be good for boys or girls. Actually, the grown-ups in our house like it a lot too. And, no ads!
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-10-2010, 01:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 491
Posted By Girlprof
We started taking the kids when they were around...

We started taking the kids when they were around 18 months. At first the dentist didnt' do much - looked in there, counted teeth, etc. We have a super awesome pediatric dentist and both kids really...
Forum: Learning at School   12-09-2010, 08:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By Girlprof
I didn't see the other thread so maybe this was...

I didn't see the other thread so maybe this was on there. DS has made potholders the last two years for his teachers. I don't know if he'll manage it this year because it is a fair amount of work....
Forum: Learning at School   12-07-2010, 12:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,420
Posted By Girlprof
We sometimes have two hour delays and sometimes...

We sometimes have two hour delays and sometimes cancellations, depending on the weather. For another perspective that I haven't seen mentioned here yet - our school system feeds about 1/3 of the...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-07-2010, 12:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 532
Posted By Girlprof
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Forum: The Childhood Years   12-07-2010, 12:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 333
Posted By Girlprof
We got DS Lego HP for his DS for his 7th...

We got DS Lego HP for his DS for his 7th birthday. He *loves* it. It is not too hard and amazon had it on sale for $15. We are enjoying it too!
Forum: Parenting   11-05-2010, 12:14 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,701
Posted By Girlprof
We have slightly different issues. My parents...

We have slightly different issues. My parents tend to discipline our kids even when we are there, which makes us batty. They also have different ideas about what is acceptable - they fret more,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-03-2010, 03:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,328
Posted By Girlprof
For us, it's strictly a time of year sort of...

For us, it's strictly a time of year sort of thing. In Connecticut, if you have a home party in Dec, it has to be inside. We have a small house. We had home parties until DS was 4 - that year I was...
Forum: Learning at School   11-01-2010, 04:05 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,030
Posted By Girlprof
I haven't read this entire thread, but I...

I haven't read this entire thread, but I couldn't resist adding my two cents.

I loved these speed drills as a child. Yes, I'm a competitive person, and here was a way to compete! Plus, I sucked...
Forum: Parenting   11-01-2010, 03:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,796
Posted By Girlprof
In the original post, you stress that each...

In the original post, you stress that each grandchild is the first for one set of grandparents so they at least get to pick one name. [And I guess, they should therefore abide by the already-chosen...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-28-2010, 02:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,344
Posted By Girlprof
Honestly, I have a pretty different take on all...

Honestly, I have a pretty different take on all of this. This is *children's* theater, for goodness sake. I have a friend who directs adult community theater and professional theater - there are...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-27-2010, 03:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 582
Posted By Girlprof
I know this is really hard. Four months is so...

I know this is really hard. Four months is so little. I just wanted to share our very positive experience of mixed ages care. My daughter's daycare ranges from 4 months to 3.5 years. The older kids...
Forum: Learning at School   10-27-2010, 02:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 747
Posted By Girlprof
Everything Lynn66 said. Also, it's usually...

Everything Lynn66 said.

Also, it's usually a total mental turnaround for a PS to think about the decision to pick that school vs a different one because so often, the PS is the only choice or the...
Forum: Parenting   10-27-2010, 01:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,479
Posted By Girlprof
We just finished with the binky for DD a month...

We just finished with the binky for DD a month or so ago. She is almost three. She didn't have it 24/7, but more than just for sleeping. She was definitely talking around it sometimes. We also...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-22-2010, 12:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,426
Posted By Girlprof
I think the point about informed consent is so...

I think the point about informed consent is so important.

My second birth might have been judged as "invasive" by someone who couldn't hear what was going on and didn't have the background. I was...
Forum: Learning at School   10-20-2010, 03:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 603
Posted By Girlprof
You know, if she wants to do it that badly, I'd...

You know, if she wants to do it that badly, I'd be tempted to at least let her try it. I spent an enormous amount of time as a child reading and doing logic puzzles in little books my mom got me. I...
Forum: Parenting   10-20-2010, 01:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 714
Posted By Girlprof
I felt a little guilty that DD would never have...

I felt a little guilty that DD would never have our undivided attention the way that DS did. Then I read somewhere about how the second child doesn't get the undivided parental attention, but they...
Forum: Parenting   10-15-2010, 02:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,369
Posted By Girlprof
OMG, I was just this morning thinking, when can...

OMG, I was just this morning thinking, when can I give my 6 year old coffee? LOL.

We are not always perfect in the mornings but we aren't terrible. DH takes DD to daycare and they leave the house...
Forum: Parenting   10-14-2010, 03:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,211
Posted By Girlprof
Hugs to you. I'm not surprised that Mr. 2 is...

Hugs to you. I'm not surprised that Mr. 2 is able to roll with all this fairly easily. My own little Miss 2 does not understand the question "Are you a boy or a girl" yet and I think that's pretty...
Forum: Learning at School   10-07-2010, 01:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,236
Posted By Girlprof
You know, I think the thing to do is go spend...

You know, I think the thing to do is go spend some time at the school. See if they will let you visit a class or hang out at lunch or recess. A lot of what you said describes our school. But what I...
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