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Forum: TV-Free   07-23-2010, 05:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,049
Posted By Cisne
Hi Mamas! As of Monday we plan to turn off the...

Hi Mamas! As of Monday we plan to turn off the TV for a week, as a TV free trial. I would like it to continue past the week point. However, for my eight year old, a week is understandable and...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-30-2010, 09:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 387
Posted By Cisne
Background: DS is newly eight. DX: ADD, SID...

Background:
DS is newly eight. DX: ADD, SID and possible Aspie. He was adopted at birth.

The issue:
DS doesn't seem to think that the rules apply to him. He doesn't think that he needs to...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-15-2009, 08:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 183
Posted By Cisne
thanks!

thanks!
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   09-19-2009, 01:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By Cisne
I LOVED reading Color of Water! We try to pick...

I LOVED reading Color of Water!
We try to pick books that we know others will enjoy (it normally works and we are a VERY diverse group!).

Unwind
Hunger Games (both YA and suggested by a member...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-19-2009, 11:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 230
Posted By Cisne
Hi Mamas! I am really thinking about pulling...

Hi Mamas!
I am really thinking about pulling DS from his wonderful Catholic school. (The school is great-he's just not a good fit). We know that he has SID and would guess that he is an aspie...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   09-11-2009, 05:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 177
Posted By Cisne
Any Mamas in Austin? I might have a job "bite"...

Any Mamas in Austin? I might have a job "bite" there. What is the community like? Schools? For non-traditional schools?
Thanks!
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   09-09-2009, 07:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 267
Posted By Cisne
DS who is in second grade has SID as well as...

DS who is in second grade has SID as well as being somewhere on the Autism spectrum (guessing Aspie). We might look at moving to the twin cities area in the next year. Thanks for the info!
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   09-07-2009, 07:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 267
Posted By Cisne
Hi Mamas! What can you tell me about schools...

Hi Mamas!
What can you tell me about schools in the Twin cities area and their response to kids with SID or AD? What about private schools? What areas of the Twin cities would you rec. to a...
Forum: Queer Parenting   09-07-2009, 09:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 896
Posted By Cisne
Thank you Mamas for taking the time to reply....

Thank you Mamas for taking the time to reply. One week later things are much better. I am thankful to still have my friend. I don't want his saying "no" to be the end of a very long and special...
Forum: Queer Parenting   09-03-2009, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 896
Posted By Cisne
simcon-thanks! i know that things do work out...

simcon-thanks! i know that things do work out for the best. I'm really glad that KD (or not!), we still have our friendship. It just stinks for the moment...
Forum: Queer Parenting   09-03-2009, 07:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 896
Posted By Cisne
The only KD that I've ever thought about using...

The only KD that I've ever thought about using (we've been really good friends the last 17 years), has said no. He's afriad of getting too a ttached, would like to be a dad-but has a partner who...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-04-2009, 05:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By Cisne
I'm dealing with the fact that school "in the...

I'm dealing with the fact that school "in the box" is not working for DS. Are there schools that focus on Sensory Kids? Aspies? At this point I'll take ones that are anywhere.
Thanks,
Michele
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-05-2009, 11:49 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 18,475
Posted By Cisne
when sleep is optional at your house when you...

when sleep is optional at your house
when you ban buttons from your house because they make your SI kid freak out.
when you have to explain that your child is having a sideeffect from a new med...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-16-2009, 09:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 480
Posted By Cisne
Used Michelle Hughes with DS and she was...

Used Michelle Hughes with DS and she was WONDERFUL!
Michele
Forum: Diapering   02-26-2009, 07:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By Cisne
Hi! We may be welcoming a young toddler (18...

Hi! We may be welcoming a young toddler (18 mo-2yrs) into our home. Would it be worth it at this point to CD? What would you rec? (dipes, types, numbers?). I was thinking about using the Bummis...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-05-2009, 10:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,220
Posted By Cisne
I remember seeing a study that said that the...

I remember seeing a study that said that the biggest correlate in terms of how well a child does in school is how often they were READ TO before starting formal education. There is so much about...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-31-2009, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 850
Posted By Cisne
We are hosting an international teen this year....

We are hosting an international teen this year. At home, this child has not been made to follow household rules, and in fact, seems to think that rules are for breaking (i.e. no big deal about not...
Forum: Multicultural Families   01-18-2009, 11:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 764
Posted By Cisne
I am a single Mom to a kiddo by adoption as...

I am a single Mom to a kiddo by adoption as well. I am "pink" and DS is "brown". (His words). We live in a very small town within an hour of three major cities. His school is a mixture of kiddos...
Forum: Multicultural Families   01-18-2009, 11:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,743
Posted By Cisne
Wanted to add that we LOVE Carol's Daughter's...

Wanted to add that we LOVE Carol's Daughter's baby and kid products. Well, I like everything we have tried. I think the hair milk works really well-it's really light too. For DS (now six) we use...
Forum: Parenting   12-24-2008, 01:31 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,102
Posted By Cisne
DS LOVES Balamory and Big Cook Little Cook....

DS LOVES Balamory and Big Cook Little Cook. We're now back in the US so it's DVDs for us. WHY does BBCAmerica NOT do kids programs?
M
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-05-2008, 06:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 343
Posted By Cisne
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif (watching with great interest). I've got a MED in education and also have an Ethan who I'm thinking about pulling from CS!
Michele
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-05-2008, 06:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By Cisne
Okay. Sorry about the odd post. I was trying to...

Okay. Sorry about the odd post. I was trying to make my point and do about a million other things. DS is in first grade. By the end of the day and "holding it together" he is a mess. Nights are...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-04-2008, 08:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By Cisne
Hi Mamas! I really want to hs again (we did home...

Hi Mamas! I really want to hs again (we did home preschool) but I am a single PS teaching Mama and really need to work. DS is six and has SID and is maybe an aspie (very mild). I think that school...
Forum: Learning at School   09-28-2008, 09:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 652
Posted By Cisne
I don't have the wkbks here at home, but I knkow...

I don't have the wkbks here at home, but I knkow that if you go to Christian Book's website and type in Saxon Math 1, you can see the table of contents. HTH!
Michele
Forum: Traditional Foods   08-14-2008, 08:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 403
Posted By Cisne
mmmmmmmmm, irish food. Gosh, I miss Belfast! For...

mmmmmmmmm, irish food. Gosh, I miss Belfast! For really simple Beans on toast goes down a treat! My DS LOVES to gross out his friends in America by eating this (we're now back in the us). Soda farls...
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