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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-15-2012, 06:21 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By widemouthedfrog
We do have a huge booklet about safety, but yes,...

We do have a huge booklet about safety, but yes, we should have something there as an introduction on the website itself.
 
And I agree - there is an ongoing dialogue with the parents of all of...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-15-2012, 06:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 158
Posted By widemouthedfrog
Thanks! Yes, the program is for all children,...

Thanks!
Yes, the program is for all children, but because of its alternative, outdoor nature, it attracts children who are not a "fit" with an indoor environment. Some of these children have...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-15-2012, 07:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 158
Posted By widemouthedfrog
Hello everyone, I am the president of a...

Hello everyone,
I am the president of a nonprofit outdoor program. Since it is for younger children, we have both children with diagnosed special needs and undiagnosed special needs.
 
We are...
Forum: Parenting   12-05-2011, 12:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,053
Posted By widemouthedfrog
I think that children often learn to love what...

I think that children often learn to love what they know - so whatever you bring to their childhood, that will be a place where they feel safe and connected - unless as some of the PPs mentioned,...
Forum: Canada   11-21-2011, 04:37 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 6,998
Posted By widemouthedfrog
seaislandmama, I'm really not sure. My dd is...

seaislandmama, I'm really not sure. My dd is quite hairy, although very fair. She is only 6 1/2 so she doesn't have any other hair coming in, but I think that when it does she will likely be fairly...
Forum: Learning at School   09-16-2011, 01:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By widemouthedfrog
We love Reading Eggs (online). My daughter had...

We love Reading Eggs (online). My daughter had big resistance to me helping her directly with a lot of phonics. She would choose to do the same levels of Starfall over and over again because she...
Forum: Learning at School   09-13-2011, 12:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 516
Posted By widemouthedfrog
Wow - thanks for all of the replies. If I may, I...

Wow - thanks for all of the replies. If I may, I will continue to vent a bit on here until I feel better about this direction.
 
First, a quick update:

So the teacher draws an "X" through...
Forum: Learning at School   09-11-2011, 02:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 516
Posted By widemouthedfrog
Thanks LuckyMama. Just to be clear - she has a...

Thanks LuckyMama. Just to be clear - she has a ton of friends at the school but her best friend is kind of a big sister sort (another only child), and she's older. Some of the other friends are...
Forum: Canada   09-11-2011, 08:35 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 6,998
Posted By widemouthedfrog
Hi everyone - happy fall!   Long time no...

Hi everyone - happy fall!
 
Long time no see. Like Elena, I rarely drop by any more although I think about you often!
I just posted an extremely long ramble...
Forum: Learning at School   09-11-2011, 08:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 516
Posted By widemouthedfrog
So it's been a long road of discussion over...

So it's been a long road of discussion over where dd goes to school. My dh is a public school teacher (elementary), and to him it is very important that dd go to public school for at least grades...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-06-2011, 02:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By widemouthedfrog
I agree about the empathy thing, and I'd...

I agree about the empathy thing, and I'd forgotten about that. It didn't work when she was going through HUGE separation anxiety about preschool. I'd empathize and the sadness would get worse....
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-06-2011, 07:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By widemouthedfrog
Yes, I know those stern lectures. We'll see how...

Yes, I know those stern lectures. We'll see how this week goes. It's going to be a hard one!
 
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-05-2011, 05:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By widemouthedfrog
My 6 year old is currently the queen of...

My 6 year old is currently the queen of complaining. I do not deal well with it. Today we made chocolate milkshakes and went to the water park. Shortly after we got back, the ice cream truck went...
Forum: Multicultural Families   08-24-2011, 12:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 580
Posted By widemouthedfrog
Good ideas, both! I want to avoid weighing down...

Good ideas, both! I want to avoid weighing down her hair since it is also thin, but no harm in trying. Worst case scenario, we wash it out.
 
 
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-22-2011, 10:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 573
Posted By widemouthedfrog
Thanks Happy Monkey. After our hard discussion...

Thanks Happy Monkey. After our hard discussion last night, tonight I made myself "busy" on the computer. She was really tired and decided that she could go to sleep with dad beside her instead....
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-22-2011, 05:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 573
Posted By widemouthedfrog
I have a lovely 6 year old daughter who had...

I have a lovely 6 year old daughter who had tremendous sleep issues until she was around 2 1/2. She still needs us there when she falls asleep, and I don't mind this at all. Dh had a hard time with...
Forum: Multicultural Families   08-22-2011, 05:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 580
Posted By widemouthedfrog
I've seen a lot of good hair care ideas...

I've seen a lot of good hair care ideas here, and since I'm at a loss as to where to post this question I'm taking the leap into this area!
 
My daughter has fine, somewhat curly/wavy hair. I have...
Forum: Women's Health   08-22-2011, 05:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 311
Posted By widemouthedfrog
Hi,   My daughter is entering grade one this...

Hi,
 
My daughter is entering grade one this year, and although we eat a mostly organic whole food diet, I sometimes allow her to eat things that are not the best food choices. For example,...
Forum: Canada   07-02-2011, 10:22 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 6,998
Posted By widemouthedfrog
If anyone would like to get in on our annual...

If anyone would like to get in on our annual blueberry order, berries are coming August 11th (most likely). PM me if you're interested. They're 3.35/lb, organic, pick up in North Vancouver in the...
Forum: Canada   06-30-2011, 12:26 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 6,998
Posted By widemouthedfrog
Hi everyone! , long time no see! Just noticed...

Hi everyone! , long time no see! Just noticed the thread on the front page here and thought that I'd subscribe again!
We would be happy to meet up on the beach at some point.
Tiffani, I see I...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-02-2011, 02:31 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,327
Posted By widemouthedfrog
I can't stand driving and our commute to the...

I can't stand driving and our commute to the airport is about the same as yours. That said, if Dh ever went away he would expect me to pick him up, because that's what his family does. Luckily, it's...
Forum: Multicultural Families   05-02-2011, 02:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,260
Posted By widemouthedfrog
Breastmilk is wonderful, and so is fish oil. And...

Breastmilk is wonderful, and so is fish oil. And of course hair changes over time! Color changes (mine is brown, my brother's is nearly black, and we both had white-blonde hair as children). Some...
Forum: October 2011   04-25-2011, 10:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,640
Posted By widemouthedfrog
As a fellow type 1, I've experienced the...

As a fellow type 1, I've experienced the judgment of those who feel that they are "more natural then thou," when they just can't understand the choices that someone with a chronic illness like this...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-25-2011, 10:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 14,991
Posted By widemouthedfrog
Also check for celiac disease. This can cause...

Also check for celiac disease. This can cause slow/no weight gain and stomach pain.
Forum: Queer Parenting   04-11-2011, 10:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 461
Posted By widemouthedfrog
Hello all, I'm searching your mutual memories...

Hello all,
I'm searching your mutual memories here. I am doing a sex ed course with my daughter through the Unitarian Church, and while it is awesome and much better than school versions of the...
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