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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-08-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By Piglet68
I'm glad my advice was helpful.    My...

I'm glad my advice was helpful. 
 
My daughter was a lot like your son in terms of the "perfectionist" streak!
 
Also, when performing tasks I find my kids are really challenged by "executive...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-07-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 266
Posted By Piglet68
We use Dreambox Learning and love, love, love...

We use Dreambox Learning and love, love, love it. They offer a free trial membership. It's a great option for kids who are visual learners and those who prefer using keyboards and computers to...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-07-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 21,557
Posted By Piglet68
It's interesting to see this thread revived. My...

It's interesting to see this thread revived. My son is now 9 and doesn't bite anymore. He can still get aggressive during a meltdown (throwing things, knocking over chairs, hitting people) but...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-07-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By Piglet68
The medical coverage varies somewhat from...

The medical coverage varies somewhat from province to province here in Canada, and I'm in BC not Ontario so I can only tell you how it works here. Likely there aren't huge differences, however. 
 ...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-06-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By Piglet68
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by pranava http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-06-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By Piglet68
I have an 11 year old DD with Aspergers and a 9...

I have an 11 year old DD with Aspergers and a 9 year old DS with HFA. The "symptoms" you describe are definitely consistent with autism, but you will need a proper diagnosis as it could be other...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-27-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 528
Posted By Piglet68
I also wanted to mention Dr. Gordon Neufeld's...

I also wanted to mention Dr. Gordon Neufeld's work on attachment. Many of you are probably familiar with this as it relates to young children, and I followed it myself when my kids were little. One...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-27-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 528
Posted By Piglet68
I think what our tweens and teens need most from...

I think what our tweens and teens need most from us is a solid, healthy relationship where they feel they can trust us with their feelings and emotions and know that we are always on their side.
 ...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-27-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 10,645
Posted By Piglet68
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by DavinaT http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/302786/what-pads-are-best-for-young-girls/40#post_3479903)

As...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-27-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 806
Posted By Piglet68
The idea of every kid having their own room is a...

The idea of every kid having their own room is a bizarre concept for most of the world, and through most of our history. I would say, therefore, that there is absolutely no NEED for a child to have...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-26-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 720
Posted By Piglet68
I'm not Miranda, but I would say that I, too,...

I'm not Miranda, but I would say that I, too, devote maybe 3 or 4 hours per week to homeschooling. In a good week, lol.
 
Part of it is that I don't have a big list of things I think they are...
Forum: Unschooling   02-23-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,044
Posted By Piglet68
I also wanted to comment on the subject of...

I also wanted to comment on the subject of regulating screen time.
 
I'm not one of those people who think all kids should have no limits on screen time. I get that for some kids this is...
Forum: Unschooling   02-23-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,044
Posted By Piglet68
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by goingonfour http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1387919/what-is-unschooling/60#post_17564352)
 
Once college...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-23-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 882
Posted By Piglet68
My 9 year old is HFA and he was a real handful...

My 9 year old is HFA and he was a real handful when he was younger. There seem to be two camps when it comes to how to discipline kids with autism. One is behavioural, and relies heavily on...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-21-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 720
Posted By Piglet68
I left my job as a research scientist when I had...

I left my job as a research scientist when I had my kids. When DS (my youngest) was about 2 I started a consulting business, working mostly from home. Did that until last year. It was very part...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-21-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By Piglet68
I don't understand why YOU are the parent who...

I don't understand why YOU are the parent who has to homeschool but your husband gets to decide how you do that. I would say to him "Hey, I'm not crazy about this idea, but I will do it because you...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-21-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 957
Posted By Piglet68
Wow, you guys are working way too hard at this!...

Wow, you guys are working way too hard at this! ;-)
 
Don't get me wrong: my house is rarely presentable and I have to-do lists everywhere that get neglected, but homeschooling is the easiest part...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-21-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 250
Posted By Piglet68
I think it's easy to pick a curriculum or...

I think it's easy to pick a curriculum or lifestyle approach or even a parenting style that seems like a great idea for us. One we can wrap our minds around and say "Yes! That is what I want for my...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-21-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 489
Posted By Piglet68
I'm very interested in this discussion because I...

I'm very interested in this discussion because I struggle with how to introduce my own children when I need to explain their situation.
 
For example, last month we started attending a drop-in...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-21-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 467
Posted By Piglet68
It can definitely be hard to get "me time" or...

It can definitely be hard to get "me time" or "couple time" or even any down time when your children are very young. All I can say is that it does get better as the kids get older.
 
I'm wondering...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   12-30-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 2,278
Posted By Piglet68
Congratulations, Lilac, on your beautiful baby...

Congratulations, Lilac, on your beautiful baby boys!
 
I'm sorry to report for the sake of my team that I'm going to end this challenge higher than when I started. My weight today was 140.
 
I'm...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   12-24-2013, 12:20 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 2,278
Posted By Piglet68
I was 137 today. Yesterday I was 136.5. I've...

I was 137 today. Yesterday I was 136.5. I've been hovering around these two for the last few days. 
 
My goal for this challenge was to lose 2 lbs and I think I can safely say I've achieved that....
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   12-16-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 154
Posted By Piglet68
This won't provide you with a "real life" person...

This won't provide you with a "real life" person to see, but My Fitness Pal has community forums. They are a bit of a zoo, actually, but you can also friend people and join some groups where people...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   12-16-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 2,278
Posted By Piglet68
136 lbs! A new low for me! I haven't weighed...

136 lbs! A new low for me! I haven't weighed this low in 20 years!
 
I completed my 13-week "Learn to Run 10k" program. I made it! Ran a hard 10 km on Sunday (it was uphill on the way home). It...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   12-10-2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 2,278
Posted By Piglet68
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Chloe'sMama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
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