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Forum: Learning at School   10-15-2010, 08:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,876
Posted By tm2840
Quote: Originally Posted by sunnmama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by sunnmama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15945589)
Oh!

In that case, I wouldn't like it at...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-29-2010, 09:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,574
Posted By tm2840
Hey JollyGG. Couldn't have said it better. ;-)

Hey JollyGG. Couldn't have said it better. ;-)
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-29-2010, 08:18 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,794
Posted By tm2840
That flight would have done me in! I've not...

That flight would have done me in!

I've not heard of rejection of touching being related to anxiety - but we're all such complex creatures it could be so. I'd wonder about three things:
1....
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   07-08-2010, 01:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,666
Posted By tm2840
Not quite NoVa or MD, but Jane Squires (eastern...

Not quite NoVa or MD, but Jane Squires (eastern panhandle of WV in Martinsburg) is incredible. She let her IBCLC lapse but is taking the test again soon, so I'm sure she will be again. She's been a...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-07-2010, 09:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,364
Posted By tm2840
Quote: Originally Posted by BetsyNY...

Quote:
Originally Posted by BetsyNY http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15433232)
You need to sleep, mama. Sleep deprivation is...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-31-2010, 08:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 461
Posted By tm2840
Dang! And I thought this thread would tell me...

Dang! And I thought this thread would tell me the perfect therapy option for an anxious, gifted kid! ;-)
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-17-2010, 10:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,794
Posted By tm2840
O, do any of you live near me? I could so use a...

O, do any of you live near me? I could so use a "real face" to discuss these issues with.

Seriously, anxiety has been part of my life and my son's, and we are able to be nominally "functional,"...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-20-2010, 08:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 900
Posted By tm2840
Continuing along with the hijack to shoe/sock...

Continuing along with the hijack to shoe/sock issues.... I alternate between being a "nurturing mom of kid with sensory issues," and the "OMG your feet STINK! You just need to wear socks, dang it!"...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-12-2010, 09:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,100
Posted By tm2840
Sounds like a good time to call her out "sick."...

Sounds like a good time to call her out "sick." (Sick of boring test prep). Send her in for the testing days (can't avoid those) and do fun stuff outside of that.

If (like me) your work schedule...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-17-2010, 11:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By tm2840
O geez. We use Pulmocort and Singulair. I don't...

O geez. We use Pulmocort and Singulair. I don't think either one of them is an issue by itself, but given my son's predilection toward anxiety... I need to start thinking about balancing...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-17-2010, 09:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By tm2840
Wow. I had heard about the suicide/depression...

Wow. I had heard about the suicide/depression aspects with Singulair but never looked into how it might affect my son's anxiety and sensory issues.

My question for those of you who noticed issues...
Forum: Learning at School   02-14-2010, 11:05 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,962
Posted By tm2840
What a fascinating thread! I wanted to make...

What a fascinating thread! I wanted to make *many, many* replies as I read through it. But I didn't have anything to add that other posters hadn't mentioned, so I didn't do so. Holy cow, this thread...
Forum: Mental Health   12-28-2009, 11:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,207
Posted By tm2840
Long, long ago I posted in a thread about this....

Long, long ago I posted in a thread about this. I felt very comforted by the posts I read. It's still here on Mothering... locked due to "age," of course, but still there.
...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   12-17-2009, 12:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 797
Posted By tm2840
I'm the assistant to the director at a...

I'm the assistant to the director at a preschool/early elementary school. About 100 kids. Each year I get about six gifts - the director gets maybe twice as many.

Neither one of us expect it, or...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-03-2009, 08:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 599
Posted By tm2840
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

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Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-02-2009, 10:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,185
Posted By tm2840
I just read the first two pages and found it...

I just read the first two pages and found it very interesting. But I also didn't think I felt quite up to an intelligent discussion of it yet!

Definitely some food for thought, and I look forward...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-01-2009, 11:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By tm2840
Having a glass of wine as I type. My 9 and 6...

Having a glass of wine as I type. My 9 and 6 year old (see a trend? 3 years apart?) are calm only because they spent a collective $30 on books at the Scholastic Book Fair tonight and are absorbed in...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-21-2009, 07:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By tm2840
If you get the EasyShare, whatever you do DON'T...

If you get the EasyShare, whatever you do DON'T load the Kodak software on your computer. Download Picasa instead, or something else.

The Kodak cameras are easy to use and take fine pictures (we...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-19-2009, 09:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,750
Posted By tm2840
We have Keva blocks at the school at which I...

We have Keva blocks at the school at which I work. The kids love them and they DO make amazing structures. Very well-made item.
Forum: Pets   11-13-2009, 11:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,356
Posted By tm2840
Frontline has worked for us for MANY flea...

Frontline has worked for us for MANY flea infestations... they were minor, in retrospect.

However wad a MAJOR infestation last winter. Even Frontline couldn't keep up. I'm thinking it was because...
Forum: Learning at School   11-09-2009, 09:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,610
Posted By tm2840
Okay, I'm a science geek and so while some parts...

Okay, I'm a science geek and so while some parts of this article would need deeper clarification from me it looked interesting and like the majority of it could be understood by my 4th grade son...
Forum: Learning at School   10-29-2009, 11:38 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,623
Posted By tm2840
Kind of see where you're coming from. We've...

Kind of see where you're coming from. We've always talked with our kids very openly about "chemicals" (alcohol, tobacco, prescriptions, endorphins, "drugs," etc.). They all have different effects...
Forum: Learning at School   10-22-2009, 12:14 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,028
Posted By tm2840
Hi. I'm a school secretary. In periods of...

Hi. I'm a school secretary. In periods of high-illness-rates I ask parents for specific info about the symptoms because it helps us track what is going on in our community. If we get a spate of sick...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-28-2009, 09:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,459
Posted By tm2840
My first though upon reading the title of your...

My first though upon reading the title of your post was, "What parent of a gifted child DOESN'T have a child with sensory issues?

No answers for you... I'm just stumbling along on a similar...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   08-22-2009, 08:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 467
Posted By tm2840
Wow... does it HAVE to wrap around? At our...

Wow... does it HAVE to wrap around? At our preschool they prefer towels. The kids place them ON the plastic mat (it's sprayed and cleaned with natural cleansers). They don't take up much space, kids...
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