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Forum: Multicultural Families   07-22-2008, 11:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 819
Posted By MetasMom
Thanks for asking this! "Race" is void of...

Thanks for asking this!

"Race" is void of any biological meaning. The differences within the races are bigger than the differences between the races. "Race" is just an attempt to use a social...
Forum: Multicultural Families   07-03-2008, 03:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 854
Posted By MetasMom
Step 1 would be to teach your children the...

Step 1 would be to teach your children the involved languages on the level of a native speaker. I am convinced that there is no cultural identity formation possible if it's a second language to them.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-22-2008, 04:50 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 21,036
Posted By MetasMom
edit because already said

edit because already said
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-05-2008, 03:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 289
Posted By MetasMom
I understand that anything between the ages from...

I understand that anything between the ages from 6 to 30 months are famous for separation anxiety.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-05-2008, 03:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 452
Posted By MetasMom
I know a child who did/does that and in her case...

I know a child who did/does that and in her case it is the very common result of attempted potty training. The mom then read a great book about holding in BMs and things became better. I have the...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   06-04-2008, 02:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 182
Posted By MetasMom
The real estate market is pretty down, so buying...

The real estate market is pretty down, so buying is good and reselling is bad. Memphis has lots of interestings neighborhoods! I know a lot of families that live in the above metioned suburbs...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-31-2008, 04:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 622
Posted By MetasMom
My daughter started wearing glasses when she was...

My daughter started wearing glasses when she was 13 months old. It improves her vision significantly, so we had no trouble getting her to keep them on. The first day I had to tell her not to take...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-30-2008, 03:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,375
Posted By MetasMom
Quote: Originally Posted by mamaluscious...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mamaluscious http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11343503)
in my home we try to think about words...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-30-2008, 12:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,375
Posted By MetasMom
Hey, I totally would have told that know-it-all...

Hey, I totally would have told that know-it-all kid to leave my little one alone. And inform him that it's pretty rude to ask: "Are you retarded?!" (and perhaps a retarded thing to do? hehehe)
Forum: Multicultural Families   05-30-2008, 12:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 829
Posted By MetasMom
This might motivate the hubby to learn Italian....

This might motivate the hubby to learn Italian. If it really bothers him to not understand, he will. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-30-2008, 12:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,102
Posted By MetasMom
We started early, gave her a baby toothbrush of...

We started early, gave her a baby toothbrush of her own to hold, demostrated brushing with oooh and aaah and made clear that brushing is fun and not negotiable. If she doesn't cooperate, I make...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-30-2008, 12:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,336
Posted By MetasMom
Low muscle tone means that the communication...

Low muscle tone means that the communication between the brain and muscles is low in response. The muscles themselves can be just fine, but the neurological response is delayed.
You can feel it if...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-30-2008, 12:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 279
Posted By MetasMom
The earlier to start taking her to the dentist...

The earlier to start taking her to the dentist on a regular basis (even just to watch you having your teeth cleaned), the less traumatic her own appointments will be. Even without looking at your...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-28-2008, 03:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 693
Posted By MetasMom
Some DC and preschools actually cook for and...

Some DC and preschools actually cook for and with the children! Their food is prob better than average. I know of one Montessori preschool around here that does this and many, many in Germany. Why...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-28-2008, 03:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 612
Posted By MetasMom
Do what works for you.

Do what works for you.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-28-2008, 03:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,110
Posted By MetasMom
Has she had a complete physical check up? A...

Has she had a complete physical check up?

A friend's near 3 yo was constantly wanting to eat and her belly started to get bloated. She was finally recently diagnosed with cystic fibrosis.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-28-2008, 03:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 813
Posted By MetasMom
We'll start with verbal apologies when there...

We'll start with verbal apologies when there actually is remorse.
Forum: Multicultural Families   05-28-2008, 03:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,064
Posted By MetasMom
That's a lot like German! I also love: ...

That's a lot like German!

I also love:
gloves = shoes for the hand
Forum: Family Safety   05-28-2008, 03:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 575
Posted By MetasMom
I don't understand what is wrong with rearfacing...

I don't understand what is wrong with rearfacing at 8 months. Here infants need to remain rearfacing until they are 12 months old and weigh 20 pounds. After that, it's worth considering to install...
Forum: Multicultural Families   05-24-2008, 03:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,641
Posted By MetasMom
Your situation doesn't sound too bad, in case...

Your situation doesn't sound too bad, in case your husband is in agreeance to give you sole custody.
There are actually ways to file for divorce online now (!!!!) but with a child and the custody...
Forum: Multicultural Families   05-23-2008, 01:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 960
Posted By MetasMom
Parts of my family were also pretty uncaring. I...

Parts of my family were also pretty uncaring. I think it's not a bad thing to grow up with; your child will learn that some things have to be accepted the way they are and that it has nothing to do...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-23-2008, 12:54 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 21,036
Posted By MetasMom
Quote: Originally Posted by bits and bobs...

Quote:
Originally Posted by bits and bobs http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11293677)
I agree-I just meant that his PT views...
Forum: Multicultural Families   05-23-2008, 12:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,641
Posted By MetasMom
There is no such thing as an international...

There is no such thing as an international divorce agreement. It depends on where and when you got married, where you live, where your spouse lives, which citizenships you, your children and husband...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-22-2008, 04:28 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 21,036
Posted By MetasMom
Quote: Originally Posted by Smithie...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Smithie http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11284204)
"His PT lady says hyptonia does not diappear,...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-21-2008, 02:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 603
Posted By MetasMom
It looks like some orthopedists recommend and...

It looks like some orthopedists recommend and some don't recommend shoes with arch support. They never did anything for my own flat feet, BTW. Some and also complete flatness is hereditary and will...
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