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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-22-2013, 11:55 AM
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Posted By jes h
I've been pretty hesitant to consider DS...

I've been pretty hesitant to consider DS 'gifted' at this point... but we're having some (negative) issues in preschool, and now I'm looking for some advice on proceeding.
 
Some background;  I...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-11-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,970
Posted By jes h
echoing that our son is more outgoing when a...

echoing that our son is more outgoing when a little sleep deprived.  Other people think it is cute, but we are in for a melt down when we get home.
 
With my experience,  kids who come to our...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   08-09-2012, 02:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,061
Posted By jes h
Sorry I didn't read your OP close enough! ...

Sorry I didn't read your OP close enough!

Our older little one has clear memories of her neglect, but her little brother does not.  He was removed early enough that he has no real memories, but...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   08-09-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 558
Posted By jes h
We actually met the kids we have now while doing...

We actually met the kids we have now while doing respite for their previous foster family, who apparently used it a great deal.  (There were many issues with that family that we have been working...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-08-2012, 10:14 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,970
Posted By jes h
I know he isn't always popular around here, but...

I know he isn't always popular around here, but we loved Dr. Weisman's Healthy Sleep Habits Happy Child for our post colicy son, and it has been a constant reference book in our house on...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-08-2012, 09:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 753
Posted By jes h
I think of our son as having very little...

I think of our son as having very little exposure to TV characters until we hang out with another couple/kids and my son trumpes their kids on his Dora knowledge.  (he gets 20 minutes of Ipad time...
Forum: Natural Body Care   08-08-2012, 08:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 739
Posted By jes h
We wash our own hair with a baking soda rinse...

We wash our own hair with a baking soda rinse then vinegar rinse.  DH and I had an 'adjustment' phase while our scalps were still in oil-producing overdrive (caused by shampoo) but a NEW scalp would...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   08-07-2012, 02:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,061
Posted By jes h
Are there any behavioral service providers in...

Are there any behavioral service providers in your area to go to?  I think our current sibling placement are similar;  they are certainly not RAD, but the oldest requires medication to function...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   08-05-2012, 09:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 558
Posted By jes h
Some time ago I ended up on the phone with...

Some time ago I ended up on the phone with another very experienced foster mom.  She mentioned that she doesn't take kids over the summer - she is a single mom with two adopted daughters (from...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   08-05-2012, 09:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 831
Posted By jes h
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by heatherdeg http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: The Mindful Home   05-23-2012, 02:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,232
Posted By jes h
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Caneel http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1353461/has-anyone-painted-a-room-black#post_16988473)

 
In a...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-21-2012, 11:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 295
Posted By jes h
DH and I are pretty progressive Christian types,...

DH and I are pretty progressive Christian types, but DH has been chatting a lot with a buhdist friend about meditation and we've been exploring working meditation into our home more.   I just...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-21-2012, 11:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,059
Posted By jes h
Generally, I find weddings to be ridiculously...

Generally, I find weddings to be ridiculously over formalized affairs, with old traditions/language that is archaic now.  For example, while it is true that if the invitation is only addressed to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-21-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 477
Posted By jes h
ditto on the language/expressing himself if it...

ditto on the language/expressing himself if it is hitting when he's angry.  Our son's hitting was part of his tantrums.
 
DS is an intense child and though he has fantastic language skills, he...
Forum: The Mindful Home   05-21-2012, 10:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,232
Posted By jes h
We painted our condo a very dark goldenrod/tan...

We painted our condo a very dark goldenrod/tan sort of color.  When we repainted, we tried that Behr primer+paint.  BAD IDEA.  It was like painting with pudding and still took 3-4 coats in some...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-17-2012, 09:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By jes h
Thanks Friends!    We've been of meds for...

Thanks Friends!
 
 We've been of meds for just under a month now.  Only change is that they are less zombie-ish.   There are occasional temper tantrums, but no more than our bio-son has (honestly,...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   05-12-2012, 09:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,186
Posted By jes h
We are extremely minimalist when it comes to...

We are extremely minimalist when it comes to stuff;  DH and I keep very little things; clothes, trinkets, decor, whatever.  If something hasn't been used for over a year, it is generally donated. ...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   05-09-2012, 09:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,186
Posted By jes h
Ditto on the sink and the bed.  DH and I split...

Ditto on the sink and the bed.  DH and I split chores;  he does dishes and the bathroom.  He often slacks on the bathroom, and I pick up the slack, but I cannot abide slacking on the dishes.  It...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-16-2012, 03:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 216
Posted By jes h
hey,   I don't have much advice on...

hey,
 
I don't have much advice on adoption;  we are fostering now, but I kind of think of that as a different animal than adopting (of course, not better/worse, just different)...
 
However,...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-13-2012, 09:47 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,229
Posted By jes h
I've been hovering on this thread.  DH and I...

I've been hovering on this thread.  DH and I were just discussing this last night.  We've been reading Magic Treehouse books to our nearly 4 year old - he loves them... and were discussing next...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-13-2012, 09:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,700
Posted By jes h
DS has been doing this for about a year now...

DS has been doing this for about a year now (turning 4 in July).  One moment he is charming and sweet, the next... watch out.  Things fly-fists, feet, toys, whatever.  Lately he started describing...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-13-2012, 08:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 889
Posted By jes h
DS went with me around 2, but didn't really do...

DS went with me around 2, but didn't really do anything.  My dentist still didn't seem to stoked to see him at three, so we took him to a pediatric dentist and they did a whole cleaning (just...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-13-2012, 03:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,131
Posted By jes h
Glad to hear you didn't see big side effects. ...

Glad to hear you didn't see big side effects.
 
Yes, now that we are about a week in, just at 1/2 dose, they are acting much more age appropriate;  the little guy is already more outgoing and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-11-2012, 09:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 889
Posted By jes h
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by gitanamama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1349294/toddler-hygiene#post_16936433)

Ahh--so refreshing...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-11-2012, 09:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,131
Posted By jes h
So,  we had some little ones move in about a...

So,  we had some little ones move in about a month ago from another foster home.  For unknown reasons, that home gave 24 hours notice to replace them, citing 'its just too much' (not sure what they...
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