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Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   09-18-2011, 04:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 461
Posted By SilverLace
My dd started going back and forth when she was...

My dd started going back and forth when she was 3.... and she was clingy, but only to me.  at that time she went two non-consecutive nights and they were set.  At 6 she started going 2 consecutive...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   09-18-2011, 01:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 165
Posted By SilverLace
This week I am going to have a long awaited...

This week I am going to have a long awaited meeting with my ex to change dd's schedule.  She currently goes two consecutive nights each week.  We are talking about changing to an every other weekend...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-22-2011, 07:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 265
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Forum: Homebirth   02-22-2011, 05:59 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 25,458
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Forum: Homebirth   02-21-2011, 03:14 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 25,458
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Forum: Homebirth   02-21-2011, 10:57 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 25,458
Posted By SilverLace
I am glad this conversation is taking place.  I...

I am glad this conversation is taking place.  I think transparency in all practices (medical and midwifery) is important.
 
I am also a CPM, and about to be an RN, and very interested personally...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-21-2011, 09:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By SilverLace
My stepson has AS (and he's had surgery) and I...

My stepson has AS (and he's had surgery) and I am a nurse so my response comes from both of those experiences.
 
I think the best thing that can be done would be to work with the child life...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-21-2011, 08:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,313
Posted By SilverLace
My stepson with AS is nearly 12, and we have...

My stepson with AS is nearly 12, and we have been discussing this issue for some time at our house.  I am also a mandated reported so I know this issue from the other side too.  Sadly, my step son...
Forum: Parenting   02-15-2011, 11:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 959
Posted By SilverLace
I hear what the OP is saying.... I think it is a...

I hear what the OP is saying.... I think it is a very hard (and important) topic to introduce.  Especially when the reality is, it is the people who are kids already know who hurt them the most.
 ...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-09-2011, 08:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
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Forum: Parenting   02-08-2011, 05:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,999
Posted By SilverLace
I think it is important to focus on the behavior...

I think it is important to focus on the behavior and set the boundaries that you feel good about.
 
I wouldn't allow food or behavior that I wasn't OK with.  Sometime we have to say "at our...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-08-2011, 08:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By SilverLace
You can still be an AP mama and well attached to...

You can still be an AP mama and well attached to your child even if your kiddo goes to school.  It is about finding the balance about what works for your situation.  We could not home school the SN...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-08-2011, 08:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 228
Posted By SilverLace
This is just one small part of what you are...

This is just one small part of what you are dealing with, but if you are interested in doing some healing work with her around her birth and postpartum time you might look to Wendy Ann McCarty at...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-08-2011, 08:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 302
Posted By SilverLace
I just finished a nursing rotation at our...

I just finished a nursing rotation at our Children's Hospital... maybe my suggestions will be helpful.
 
1. Prepare.  However it works best for your child- go on a tour, look at pictures of the...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-07-2011, 07:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 933
Posted By SilverLace
My SN step son is 11, and we've had our own...

My SN step son is 11, and we've had our own version of this for some time now.... when we would go grocery shopping he would run his hands along all the shelves, knock things down, lay on the floor,...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-07-2011, 11:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,328
Posted By SilverLace
Just chiming in to agree with other posters......

Just chiming in to agree with other posters... my step son makes eye contact (not normal, but brief) and he is highly verbal (as he has gotten older we can see his how limited his functional and...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-06-2011, 06:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 186
Posted By SilverLace
Someone mentioned something in another thread...

Someone mentioned something in another thread about being able to do outings and trips with her 14 year old daughter who has AS.
 
This is something we have really not had a lot of success with...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-06-2011, 05:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,328
Posted By SilverLace
It's a good thing that you have the...

It's a good thing that you have the appointment.  Our was with a neuropsychologist, so maybe it will be different, but basically she tested my step son with a wide variety of tests and gathered data...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-06-2011, 05:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 878
Posted By SilverLace
I have to agree with what others said- just...

I have to agree with what others said- just because things are going well doesn't mean his doesn't have the diagnosis.  My step son was diagnosed at 8 with AS, ADHD, and anxiety and we have had up...
Forum: March 2011   01-31-2011, 07:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 873
Posted By SilverLace
I think it's OK to have more than one daughter...

I think it's OK to have more than one daughter with a name that ends in 'a'... I wouldn't want them to be too matchy, but so many girls names do end in vowels.  We also cannot find or agree on a...
Forum: March 2011   01-28-2011, 11:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,092
Posted By SilverLace
IME, it is so crazy because it is such a change...

IME, it is so crazy because it is such a change from life without kids!  With my first I wasn't overwhelmed by tiredness as much as I was overwhelmed by how in love I was.  All the basics got...
Forum: March 2011   01-28-2011, 11:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,003
Posted By SilverLace
I am trying to get organized too!  Here is...

I am trying to get organized too! 

Here is my list:
 
- figure out how to fit 3 kids in one car since we are not buying a minivan... and maybe change my mind on the car seat I'd picked out
-...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   01-27-2011, 03:51 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 11,515
Posted By SilverLace
Because the baby is coming in the middle of the...

Because the baby is coming in the middle of the semester (not the best timing... but the baby is already on his/her way), and the school also doesn't allow missing class for maternity leave.... I am...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   01-27-2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 11,515
Posted By SilverLace
  I am hoping that you wise women can give me...


I am hoping that you wise women can give me some advice about how to handle an upcoming situation.
 
Here is the background:
My DH and I are expecting in early April.  I have a 9 year old who...
Forum: March 2011   01-14-2011, 03:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,018
Posted By SilverLace
I declined the glucose test this time.  In the...

I declined the glucose test this time.  In the past I've had the midwife test where I monitor my own sugars (some fasting, some after meals) to see how I am doing in my actual life.... so I guess I...
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