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Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-19-2017, 09:34 AM
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Posted By Piglet68
Thank you, Arduinna. I remember you well, always...

Thank you, Arduinna. I remember you well, always so wise! <3

Your words are very comforting. We had a counsellor appointment the other day. She has only been on her meds for a couple of weeks so...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-13-2017, 05:34 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,721
Posted By Piglet68
Thank you for the stories of your kids' growing...

Thank you for the stories of your kids' growing independence. Those are the kinds of success stories I need to hear these days!

You are right about not thinking ahead more than six months or so....
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-12-2017, 12:36 AM
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Views: 7,721
Posted By Piglet68
Thanks again, miranda. Although I had scaled back...

Thanks again, miranda. Although I had scaled back my expectations, I realized I had not put it that way to DD, so I made it clear to her yesterday.

After thinking about this for a couple more...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-10-2017, 10:42 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,721
Posted By Piglet68
Thanks, Miranda. I did notice some parallels with...

Thanks, Miranda. I did notice some parallels with your story of your youngest.

At first my expectation was that she would attend half-days for a week or two and then attend full days 4x/week. But...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-09-2017, 08:47 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,721
Posted By Piglet68
Hello everyone. I'm an old, old-timer (hi...

Hello everyone. I'm an old, old-timer (hi Moominmama!) who has not been around MDC for a long time, but I'm looking for some support for DD14, who I've recently come to realize suffers from severe...
Forum: Unschooling   02-04-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,698
Posted By Piglet68
Wow, it's so cool to "see" you guys and this...

Wow, it's so cool to "see" you guys and this thread. I haven't been on here much at all in the last few years but WCM's post came to my email inbox (I'm glad they have that function!). I can relate...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-08-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,726
Posted By Piglet68
I'm glad my advice was helpful.    My...

I'm glad my advice was helpful. 
 
My daughter was a lot like your son in terms of the "perfectionist" streak!
 
Also, when performing tasks I find my kids are really challenged by "executive...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-07-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 586
Posted By Piglet68
We use Dreambox Learning and love, love, love...

We use Dreambox Learning and love, love, love it. They offer a free trial membership. It's a great option for kids who are visual learners and those who prefer using keyboards and computers to...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-07-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 33,491
Posted By Piglet68
It's interesting to see this thread revived. My...

It's interesting to see this thread revived. My son is now 9 and doesn't bite anymore. He can still get aggressive during a meltdown (throwing things, knocking over chairs, hitting people) but...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-07-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 681
Posted By Piglet68
The medical coverage varies somewhat from...

The medical coverage varies somewhat from province to province here in Canada, and I'm in BC not Ontario so I can only tell you how it works here. Likely there aren't huge differences, however. 
 ...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-06-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,726
Posted By Piglet68
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by pranava http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-06-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 681
Posted By Piglet68
I have an 11 year old DD with Aspergers and a 9...

I have an 11 year old DD with Aspergers and a 9 year old DS with HFA. The "symptoms" you describe are definitely consistent with autism, but you will need a proper diagnosis as it could be other...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-27-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 907
Posted By Piglet68
I also wanted to mention Dr. Gordon Neufeld's...

I also wanted to mention Dr. Gordon Neufeld's work on attachment. Many of you are probably familiar with this as it relates to young children, and I followed it myself when my kids were little. One...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-27-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 907
Posted By Piglet68
I think what our tweens and teens need most from...

I think what our tweens and teens need most from us is a solid, healthy relationship where they feel they can trust us with their feelings and emotions and know that we are always on their side.
 ...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-27-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 50,188
Posted By Piglet68
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by DavinaT http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/302786/what-pads-are-best-for-young-girls/40#post_3479903)

As...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-27-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,146
Posted By Piglet68
The idea of every kid having their own room is a...

The idea of every kid having their own room is a bizarre concept for most of the world, and through most of our history. I would say, therefore, that there is absolutely no NEED for a child to have...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-26-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,029
Posted By Piglet68
I'm not Miranda, but I would say that I, too,...

I'm not Miranda, but I would say that I, too, devote maybe 3 or 4 hours per week to homeschooling. In a good week, lol.
 
Part of it is that I don't have a big list of things I think they are...
Forum: Unschooling   02-23-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,025
Posted By Piglet68
I also wanted to comment on the subject of...

I also wanted to comment on the subject of regulating screen time.
 
I'm not one of those people who think all kids should have no limits on screen time. I get that for some kids this is...
Forum: Unschooling   02-23-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,025
Posted By Piglet68
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by goingonfour http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1387919/what-is-unschooling/60#post_17564352)
 
Once college...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-23-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,944
Posted By Piglet68
My 9 year old is HFA and he was a real handful...

My 9 year old is HFA and he was a real handful when he was younger. There seem to be two camps when it comes to how to discipline kids with autism. One is behavioural, and relies heavily on...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-21-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,029
Posted By Piglet68
I left my job as a research scientist when I had...

I left my job as a research scientist when I had my kids. When DS (my youngest) was about 2 I started a consulting business, working mostly from home. Did that until last year. It was very part...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-21-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 464
Posted By Piglet68
I don't understand why YOU are the parent who...

I don't understand why YOU are the parent who has to homeschool but your husband gets to decide how you do that. I would say to him "Hey, I'm not crazy about this idea, but I will do it because you...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-21-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,491
Posted By Piglet68
Wow, you guys are working way too hard at this!...

Wow, you guys are working way too hard at this! ;-)
 
Don't get me wrong: my house is rarely presentable and I have to-do lists everywhere that get neglected, but homeschooling is the easiest part...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-21-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By Piglet68
I think it's easy to pick a curriculum or...

I think it's easy to pick a curriculum or lifestyle approach or even a parenting style that seems like a great idea for us. One we can wrap our minds around and say "Yes! That is what I want for my...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-21-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 940
Posted By Piglet68
I'm very interested in this discussion because I...

I'm very interested in this discussion because I struggle with how to introduce my own children when I need to explain their situation.
 
For example, last month we started attending a drop-in...
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