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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-02-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 729
Posted By QueenOfTheMeadow
Yup! I think they are conflicting as well. ...

Yup! I think they are conflicting as well. That's why I listed them as 2 different options.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-01-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 688
Posted By QueenOfTheMeadow
Amazon!

Amazon!
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-30-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,002
Posted By QueenOfTheMeadow
We do tons of camping, fishing, swimming, hiking,...

We do tons of camping, fishing, swimming, hiking, and other outdoor stuff. My two oldest will also be volunteering at the Wildlife Refuge that dh works at. They also get 1 week alone with their...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-30-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,014
Posted By QueenOfTheMeadow
I grew up with anxiety, social and otherwise,...

I grew up with anxiety, social and otherwise, that my parents didn't want to address. Their opinion was that if they forced me to "face my fears" I'd get over them. In reality, that only made...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-30-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 729
Posted By QueenOfTheMeadow
It sounds like these women were setting you up so...

It sounds like these women were setting you up so they could say something nasty. They sound like they aren't strong enough to have an opinion and are resentful that you are strong enough to...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-30-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 688
Posted By QueenOfTheMeadow
100% agreement with this.

100% agreement with this.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-28-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 511
Posted By QueenOfTheMeadow
It sounds like there is a lot more going on than...

It sounds like there is a lot more going on than ADHD. The issues with transition, change, and anger seem outside that scope. I think getting her evaluated now is a great idea, even if she isn't...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-28-2014, 02:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 732
Posted By QueenOfTheMeadow
This is a tough one and I don't think there is...

This is a tough one and I don't think there is one simple answer, so I'm just going to ramble about how I handled it.

My oldest son is on the autism spectrum and how I present that has changed...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-23-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 335
Posted By QueenOfTheMeadow
Many many hugs! It sounds like you have a lot on...

Many many hugs! It sounds like you have a lot on your plate. As far as finding out about setting things up with your son, I'd say post in the special needs parenting forum. My son also has an...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-20-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 24,555
Posted By QueenOfTheMeadow
This is really good to keep in mind!

This is really good to keep in mind!
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-20-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 24,555
Posted By QueenOfTheMeadow
This is really good to keep in mind!

This is really good to keep in mind!
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-19-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 24,555
Posted By QueenOfTheMeadow
I believe in letting the child take the lead on...

I believe in letting the child take the lead on what they are comfortable. I would never want one of my son's to feel like the couldn't talk to me about something because I'm a woman.

I actually...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-18-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,969
Posted By QueenOfTheMeadow
Alright, let's all take a deep breath here. ...

Alright, let's all take a deep breath here. Pumabearclan, I think that you might be feeling a bit teamed up on. I'm sorry you're feeling that way. I have really enjoyed the conversation and the...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-18-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 24,555
Posted By QueenOfTheMeadow
If I drew this line, my ds would still know...

If I drew this line, my ds would still know pretty much nothing at all about sex and sexuality. I was listening to my dh give him the "talk" from the other room. I had to cover my mouth because I...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-18-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,969
Posted By QueenOfTheMeadow
I wonder if part of the disagreement comes from...

I wonder if part of the disagreement comes from my feeling that letting a child go hungry, when there is something that they can and will eat is a punishment, where as others are looking at it as a...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-18-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,969
Posted By QueenOfTheMeadow
This is so interesting, because I have found...

This is so interesting, because I have found that the pickiest adult eaters are the ones who were forced to eat things they didn't want to growing up.It set up a bad relationship with food in...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-17-2014, 03:36 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,969
Posted By QueenOfTheMeadow
That is really interesting!

That is really interesting!
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-15-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,969
Posted By QueenOfTheMeadow
UGH! I hate that. My kids and dh are both...

UGH! I hate that. My kids and dh are both gluten free. Meals can get expensive when you're cooking that way. So, as far as the pasta, I make myself regular pasta, because it's less money than the...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-14-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By QueenOfTheMeadow
I've been through so many IEP meetings where I've...

I've been through so many IEP meetings where I've walked in and they've recommended certain things, and I've said no, because of A, B, and C. Then they have said, "OK, we'll do it that way." So,...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-14-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 445
Posted By QueenOfTheMeadow
They may actually have the forms on the schools...

They may actually have the forms on the schools website. That'll give you a good idea of what to expect.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-13-2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 688
Posted By QueenOfTheMeadow
If you go, yes. Nothing extravagant though. I...

If you go, yes. Nothing extravagant though. I also think that I'd skip it if you have all that going on beforehand.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-13-2014, 12:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 445
Posted By QueenOfTheMeadow
Hmm, my kids have never had to have EKG, blood...

Hmm, my kids have never had to have EKG, blood draw, or urinalysis for a sports physical, and that's at three different school.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-13-2014, 12:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,079
Posted By QueenOfTheMeadow
I don't do drug testing on my kids, and I'd like...

I don't do drug testing on my kids, and I'd like to think I wouldn't. But if I was scared enough, I'm not sure what I'd do. I think, even to consider considering it, they'd have to have seriously...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-12-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,079
Posted By QueenOfTheMeadow
I would definitely like to see it legalized, for...

I would definitely like to see it legalized, for those exact reasons. That being said, I still wouldn't want my teen smoking it.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-12-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,079
Posted By QueenOfTheMeadow
Unfortunately, when you're high, being "cop...

Unfortunately, when you're high, being "cop smart" becomes even more difficult. People don't make good decisions when they're drunk or high. People's brains don't completely mature until they are...
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