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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-31-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 419
Posted By Amy@STL
Valuable advice!! I def dont want to end up his...

Valuable advice!! I def dont want to end up his challenges become a barrier for him and us. Thanks for the info and kind words.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-27-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By Amy@STL
My son has Autism, got diagnosed April and we...

My son has Autism, got diagnosed April and we started Melatonin ( 4 mg) that very next night. I will never go back without it. He can't shut his brain and body off even if he is dead tired. We fought...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-27-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 419
Posted By Amy@STL
Thank you!!! So much. I am reading and...

Thank you!!! So much.

I am reading and learning and DIR is something I want to do. We already play a lot one on one. He has started some pretend play and is always interested in playing with...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-27-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 419
Posted By Amy@STL
High functioning ASD - how do you fill the day?

My son who is 4 got diagnosed this year April. He started special ed school in same month ( awesome school district!).

He goes for 6 hrs for 4 days to the school, and it has changed my life! And...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-20-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 948
Posted By Amy@STL
Another shout out for Melatonin. Our 4 yr old...

Another shout out for Melatonin. Our 4 yr old just got diagnosed with ASD and sleep has been the battle of our lives from the day he has been born. During the diagnostic appt, the behavorial...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-27-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 506
Posted By Amy@STL
OP, how about taking a break from the group? Let...

OP, how about taking a break from the group? Let your son grow up some more and try later. I totally understand the culture/language as we are living in US and are south asians. But sometimes, we...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   10-07-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,148
Posted By Amy@STL
My BIL has had both his sons circumcized while...

My BIL has had both his sons circumcized while he himself isn't and no one from our family is. Its not done in our country usually. But we are in US now, and apparently people are trying to "fit in"...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   10-05-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,148
Posted By Amy@STL
Thank you. Matters a lot to hear your positive...

Thank you. Matters a lot to hear your positive experience.
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   05-21-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,738
Posted By Amy@STL
I quit my well paying, highly satisfying job...

I quit my well paying, highly satisfying job when my DS was 11 months ( and had just started daycare). He is 3 years now and not a day goes by that I don't think of my friends who kept working and...
Forum: Multicultural Families   05-20-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,551
Posted By Amy@STL
I used Purist in my post and absolutely did not...

I used Purist in my post and absolutely did not mean to imply our native languages are in any way superior to English. I have nothing but respect for USA, English, the culture and its people. I only...
Forum: Montessori   05-09-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,399
Posted By Amy@STL
OP, reading book has helped me immensely. And...

OP, reading book has helped me immensely. And the montessori mom blogs. I am not crafty at all, can't invent stuff on the fly. The only thing that I did naturally was have a almost battery free,...
Forum: Multicultural Families   05-08-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 705
Posted By Amy@STL
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/redface...

http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/redface.gif Good point, I was thinking of 2000 Pulitzer prize winner, author Jhumpa Lahiri.
 
Kids find a way to bully the best of...
Forum: Multicultural Families   05-08-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 705
Posted By Amy@STL
No idea how "tough" these are to American...

No idea how "tough" these are to American tongue, just some names I feel "may be" easy :) All of these are people/babies I know who are in USA.
 
Shahana
Brishti
Toshani
Ariaana
Mayitree...
Forum: Multicultural Families   05-08-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,551
Posted By Amy@STL
I feel your anxiety OP. That "slipping away" is...

I feel your anxiety OP. That "slipping away" is really scary and yes as a purist I totally get you.
 
I can't offer advice, just my own thoughts. My son is 3 years old, growing up with 4...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   04-29-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 179
Posted By Amy@STL
My son sleeps late so a short and sweet playdate...

My son sleeps late so a short and sweet playdate between 4:30-6 pm is worth a try. Mentor is far though for a weekday drivehttp://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/greensad.gif , let me see whats...
Forum: Parenting   04-26-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 168
Posted By Amy@STL
Adding on to what PP said:   Stores...

Adding on to what PP said:
 

Stores selling cloth diapers, natural toys etc
Consignment sales and used kids stores
Earth friendly/green living/ organic/family friendly restaurants
...
Forum: Multicultural Families   04-26-2013, 12:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 301
Posted By Amy@STL
I agree that gold is viewed highly there. And 24...

I agree that gold is viewed highly there. And 24 carat gold is the standard. That being said, since gold jewellery is abundant in my country(India), we dont buy that from here. Rather we get...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   04-26-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 308
Posted By Amy@STL
It goes upto 7th grade I believe, you should be...

It goes upto 7th grade I believe, you should be able to find out from their website I hope. They are called Holy Rosary School.
 
Good luck! My son starts this fall, so we will see!
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   04-25-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 308
Posted By Amy@STL
I enrolled my son in Holy Rosary montessori in...

I enrolled my son in Holy Rosary montessori in little italy, despite its name and faith oriented mission, I found it the most diverse.
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   04-25-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 179
Posted By Amy@STL
Welcome to both of you! What times do you...

Welcome to both of you! What times do you prefer? My son has recently started a home daycare so we are not free mornings except Mondays. He doesnt nap but we do a quiet time.
Mentor mall is...
Forum: Multicultural Families   04-23-2013, 01:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 301
Posted By Amy@STL
Jewellery would be best. If they are liberal,...

Jewellery would be best. If they are liberal, then make-up, nice looking fragances, purses etc.
For the girl, almost all nice toys in USA are not found yet in developing countries, cute girlie...
Forum: Personal Growth   04-07-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,084
Posted By Amy@STL
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by glassesgirlnj http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1374911/accepting-i-dont-have-friends/20#post_17321662)

 ...
Forum: Personal Growth   04-04-2013, 11:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,084
Posted By Amy@STL
I have been desperate enough to go " hunting "...

I have been desperate enough to go " hunting " for other moms. I have tried to strike up conversations with Any mom with a child my son's age who "looks like" she comes from a similar financial...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   03-01-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 179
Posted By Amy@STL
Sorry! Took a while to reply. I am currently...

Sorry! Took a while to reply. I am currently renting in cleveland heights. Since I posted this, I have made some friends in the city:) are you new? Let me know if you want to meet up! My son is a...
Forum: Parenting   12-22-2012, 12:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 738
Posted By Amy@STL
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by crunchy_mommy http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
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