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Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-27-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 802
Posted By Cavy
That's a good suggestion. I don't know that...

That's a good suggestion. I don't know that school would allow it; set a precedent for all the over-protective parents. And it doesn't mean a good outcome because DS c/would still end up having...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-25-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 802
Posted By Cavy
Anyone else had to ban kid from school residential trips?

10yo DS has emotional & behavioural problems. These trips have behaviour codes he can't abide by (he thinks he can, but I know he can't). His current & future schools offer 2-4 night residential...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-22-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 727
Posted By Cavy
oops, DC3 is the clever but disturbed one...

oops, DC3 is the clever but disturbed one...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-22-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 727
Posted By Cavy
No!  :) DC2 is the cleverest & highly...

No!  :)
DC2 is the cleverest & highly self-motivated, DC1 is clever but lazy, DC2 is clever but has emotional & behaviour problems (& laziness).  DC4 is hard-working but very slow-thinking &...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-20-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,206
Posted By Cavy
I agree follow your gut feeling about what will...

I agree follow your gut feeling about what will suit your kid best.
I am jaded because I was put in gifted programmes that were actually damaging to me (emotionally & socially), but that was almost...
Forum: Parenting   01-24-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By Cavy
Ta 4 replies, museums are free here actually but...

Ta 4 replies, museums are free here actually but sadly none are convenient.  And he just won't go out, argh.  Wants to stay in his onesie all weekend.
 
I'll keep working on him.  Cheers.
Forum: Parenting   01-24-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 164
Posted By Cavy
I'm just sniffing around for tips. DS doesn't...

I'm just sniffing around for tips.
DS doesn't tick the boxes for any syndrome, but he is a right handful when upset about something (and he's easily upset about things).
Talking too directly about...
Forum: Parenting   01-21-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By Cavy
Tricky question, especially as I'm outside the...

Tricky question, especially as I'm outside the USA so options limited, but just as a brainstorming session...
 
DS is not far off of 10yo now.  He has trouble socialising and tends to over-react...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-13-2013, 09:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,497
Posted By Cavy
I may not articulate this well, but I am less...

I may not articulate this well, but I am less worried about innocence/upsetting content then them simply not getting from a book what they could.
 
My kids didn't have the emotional maturity &...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-02-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 370
Posted By Cavy
ooh, I like your last point very much.  Not...

ooh, I like your last point very much.  Not least because I think it will be the most convincing one I could put to her.  She mustn't make commitments that could end up being too much and then...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-02-2013, 12:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 370
Posted By Cavy
DD is an all-rounder.  Good at sport and art and...

DD is an all-rounder.  Good at sport and art and lots of academic things.  Enthusiastic.  As a result she's in demand, especially for anything competitive.
 
We were told that the Level 6 (higher...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-20-2013, 07:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By Cavy
That report is very dated for the UK, at least,...

That report is very dated for the UK, at least, I think it was written in 2005 so 8 yrs old already.
Some of the things it says were never very true, anyway.
Extracurric programmes?...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-19-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,154
Posted By Cavy
This once came up on another online forum (not...

This once came up on another online forum (not UP, btw).
I kept pressing pressing pressing, but What would you do if your child defied you?
And they all had consequences in mind after all.  So to...
Forum: California, Nevada   04-05-2013, 06:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By Cavy
Thanks for the info. :)

Thanks for the info. :)
Forum: California, Nevada   03-30-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By Cavy
I figured it out (finally).  I needed to search...

I figured it out (finally).  I needed to search for the terms
"Extended day care"
And
"After school care" ("after school day care" or "After School Child Care" were the types of terms that...
Forum: California, Nevada   03-29-2013, 03:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By Cavy
How do I find it?   I'm a idiot.  I just...

How do I find it?
 
I'm a idiot.  I just don't know what I'm looking for or how to find it.  All the search terms I put in Google bring up preschools, not childcare for older.  Except a YMCA...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   01-20-2013, 11:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 354
Posted By Cavy
I am 45yo & have been a 100% SAHM for 8.5 years,...

I am 45yo & have been a 100% SAHM for 8.5 years, was right decision at the time and I'm now looking for a job (probably will have to be FT).
 
Big problem of last 6 months is I cannot multitask...
Forum: Learning at School   01-19-2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,227
Posted By Cavy
DS is 4, nearly 5 (UK system they start a year...

DS is 4, nearly 5 (UK system they start a year earlier than USA).
Fussy lite eater, lunch is
 
250ml apple juice carton (often doesn't quite finish)
half of a ham sandwich (latest thing is...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-19-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 256
Posted By Cavy
My parents had PET book on the shelves when I...

My parents had PET book on the shelves when I was growing up (1970s).  So I read and re-read it many times (bit of a bookworm).
I think it's okay but it really doesn't address the fact that parents...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   01-19-2013, 11:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 225
Posted By Cavy
I think allergen-free is a very specialist ask....

I think allergen-free is a very specialist ask.   You haven't even said which allergens you want to avoid(?)
Forum: California, Nevada   06-29-2012, 06:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 231
Posted By Cavy
Thanks, that's very good of you!  lol.

Thanks, that's very good of you!  lol.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-27-2012, 10:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 462
Posted By Cavy
Quote:Originally Posted by k x...

Quote:Originally Posted by k x s http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1356498/what-to-do-with-20yo-nephew#post_17026820)

 
Getting in...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-27-2012, 06:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 462
Posted By Cavy
HI, thanks for replies.   Bit more...

HI, thanks for replies.
 
Bit more background:
My mom died in 2003 & left money to me saying it could go to my psycho brother if he improved within 2 yrs else keep the money for myself, but I...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   06-25-2012, 06:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,450
Posted By Cavy
I've recently been cooking (& eating!) lasagne...

I've recently been cooking (& eating!) lasagne with lasagne sheets that were nearly 3 yrs out of date.
In my defence, I used to make lasagne often but suddenly DC refused to touch it so i gave up...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-25-2012, 05:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 462
Posted By Cavy
Short story: What can my 20yo nephew do with his...

Short story: What can my 20yo nephew do with his life?  Joining military is out.  I need suggestions, please!
 
 
LONG story: I have a 20yo nephew by my brother (drug-brain-damaged induced...
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