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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-01-2009, 04:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 458
Posted By uptowngirl
I don't know but it seems to me I'd start with a...

I don't know but it seems to me I'd start with a psychologist....one who is pleasant and likeable, so your son will respond to her (him). They can usually get to the bottom of it. Sounds like...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-01-2009, 11:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,025
Posted By uptowngirl
Quote: Originally Posted by AuntG...

Quote:
Originally Posted by AuntG http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13864463)
I disagree with this. A parent cannot teach a 2...
Forum: Parenting   03-31-2009, 08:04 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 9,450
Posted By uptowngirl
I have found it MUCH easier to talk to the...

I have found it MUCH easier to talk to the children using proper terms. they are more likely to ask me questions using the "terms" and I have found it easier to talk about childbirth. My mother...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-18-2009, 03:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 899
Posted By uptowngirl
This has been a very interesting thread. my...

This has been a very interesting thread. my first reaction was "wean, so he can get on with the therapy" and now i have learned something from you all!
Forum: Lactivism   02-11-2009, 04:22 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,761
Posted By uptowngirl
I have never understood why the burden of "not...

I have never understood why the burden of "not offending" is the nursing mom's responsibility. I mean if I'm offending you---then YOU'RE LOOKING AT MY BOOB. I mean, isn't a man who visits a...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-22-2009, 12:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 169
Posted By uptowngirl
My ds may have this.

My ds may have this.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-06-2009, 12:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 515
Posted By uptowngirl
You all have given me some great advice. Thank...

You all have given me some great advice. Thank you!
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-30-2008, 11:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 515
Posted By uptowngirl
Thank you! That's great advice about the...

Thank you! That's great advice about the computer games.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-30-2008, 08:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 515
Posted By uptowngirl
I'm not sure but I think the battery of tests...

I'm not sure but I think the battery of tests (both IQ and achievement tests) we did for private school entrance would rule out LD. His hearing and vision were tested and he has no processing...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-30-2008, 11:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 515
Posted By uptowngirl
I've been thinking more about this, and it seems...

I've been thinking more about this, and it seems to be symptomatic of ADD. His teachers said he is doing fine, but I see the frustration and tears here---and his inability to retain...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-30-2008, 01:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 515
Posted By uptowngirl
Thanks, Cate. It certainly could be ASD (and...

Thanks, Cate. It certainly could be ASD (and tics disorders fall in that category) but he doesn't have some of the social issues that are often associated with Aspergers. He also isn't ravingly...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-30-2008, 01:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 515
Posted By uptowngirl
My ds (6) tested in the highly superior range on...

My ds (6) tested in the highly superior range on his WPSSI-III two years ago. He has always been advanced verbally and socially. His "processing speed" was slower, however (68th percentile) He...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-29-2008, 12:34 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,340
Posted By uptowngirl
I think any single stone of three carats or more...

I think any single stone of three carats or more is huge. I don't count 3 carats of smaller stones all put together, the same as one huge stone. I wear a size 6 ring and my diamond is 1.56 carats....
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-23-2008, 02:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 927
Posted By uptowngirl
We tested our kids in order to know what we're...

We tested our kids in order to know what we're dealing with. It has been helpful in considering our options for schools---and to know their potential in particular areas. Maybe it will never be...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-19-2008, 11:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,279
Posted By uptowngirl
Thanks, everyone. TK is "transitional...

Thanks, everyone. TK is "transitional kindergarten" for kids who are (for whatever reason) not ready to start kindergarten. In NC, they just changed the enrollment date from October 15 to August 15,...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-18-2008, 11:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,279
Posted By uptowngirl
No. There was a breakdown by category: verbal:...

No. There was a breakdown by category:
verbal: 99th
performance 96th
processing speed 98th
full scale 99th

This was it, along with a narrated letter about how "charming" she is to work with....
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-18-2008, 06:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,279
Posted By uptowngirl
I just received test results today on my four...

I just received test results today on my four year old. Her "full scale score" is the 99th percentile. From what I can google, it seems she is considered gifted---but how do we find out what the...
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   12-09-2008, 11:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,168
Posted By uptowngirl
Quote: Originally Posted by ChattyCat...

Quote:
Originally Posted by ChattyCat http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12762874)
Having seen abuse in my real life, I think...
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   12-08-2008, 01:26 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,168
Posted By uptowngirl
I don't think Kate's a narcissist, necessarily....

I don't think Kate's a narcissist, necessarily. I think if she were plain or overweight or poorly dressed, no one would even be suggesting that. I have a narcissistic MIL (seriously, a DSM IV case)....
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   12-06-2008, 06:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,168
Posted By uptowngirl
Imogen, I believe I'm the one that said it was...

Imogen, I believe I'm the one that said it was selfish and ignorant of her parents. And yes, I will find it in MY heart to judge their behavior---not only is a piece of THEIR heart missing....so is...
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   12-06-2008, 12:22 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,168
Posted By uptowngirl
I don't think the McCann's did it, but I do...

I don't think the McCann's did it, but I do think they were selfish and ignorant to have left their children alone while they partied with friends. I have followed this story as well and I do think...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-06-2008, 12:12 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,418
Posted By uptowngirl
I'm thinking that he's having to deal with some...

I'm thinking that he's having to deal with some mean kids---and he doesn't really know how. He's trying to fight fire with fire, but he's the one getting burned. Kids are sneaky. If they have older...
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-22-2008, 12:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By uptowngirl
Thank you for this information. I really wish...

Thank you for this information. I really wish she would quit, but she's being honest with herself about her addiction. I'm glad she's not using this as an excuse to not bf---but instead at least...
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-22-2008, 12:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 821
Posted By uptowngirl
I think a lot of the "mind your own business,...

I think a lot of the "mind your own business, you dummy" type remarks work fine with strangers, but with family it's not so easy. My mom actually cried because she thought my ds was starving. It was...
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-22-2008, 12:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 821
Posted By uptowngirl
Sounds like they aren't going to accept any sort...

Sounds like they aren't going to accept any sort of scientific response about breastmilk---so I would just say something like "well, I tried formula and he hated it, so we're staying with breast...
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