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  1. Thread: mystery illness

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    Sounds...weird and viral and not...

    Sounds...weird and viral and not concerning...Glad she is better!
    how's that for unhelpful? (sorry. I've got nothing. Unless she has been eating beets or any food with red dye in it, which can...
  2. If you want to let me know where you are at I may...

    If you want to let me know where you are at I may be able to help. Also the school psychologist may have recommendations. The ped should be able to help, but s/he may want to see a list of who your...
  3. I think you are totally right that negative...

    I think you are totally right that negative attention is attention. I don't think it is developmentally reasonable to expect a mad kid (especially a young one, say under 6ish) to be quiet. Would it...
  4. Wow. That's difficult. I think the expectation is...

    Wow. That's difficult. I think the expectation is different with different people and different families.
    I also think it doesn't matter a whit what she thinks, in fact. You are the parent, they...
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    Ashleen, maybe decide to get them to change the...

    Ashleen, maybe decide to get them to change the policy? It would be a HUGE service not just to your daughter but to all of the kids at the school, and probably the teachers. You could talk to some...
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    There's also a Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood...

    There's also a Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood episode about "grownups come back" on PBSkids.org...
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    Ooooohhh right there with you. My kid is starting...

    Ooooohhh right there with you. My kid is starting 2nd grade and it is getting better but not perfect. It is so hard as a mom. It is a big adjustment and a lot to figure out for small people; as he...
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    I think it is safe; I did it!

    I think it is safe; I did it!
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    Read some about sensory integration issues and...

    Read some about sensory integration issues and see if that fits? If so, try to find her a good pediatric OT (which can be tricky, if you want to PM me where you are I can see what I can find as I...
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    maybe a craft that they can then play with?...

    maybe a craft that they can then play with? Make/decorate a wand/light saber? We got a batch of cheap plastic sunglasses and a whole bunch of sequins and glue at my daughter's and kids decorated...
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    Glacier? Vancouver, BC? If you want to head to...

    Glacier? Vancouver, BC? If you want to head to Seattle PM me, I know this area reeeeaaaallly well. LOTS to do within 3 hours with a Seattle base.
  12. Thread: Bedtime help

    by tapir
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    Is she scared or is she stalling? If she is just...

    Is she scared or is she stalling? If she is just stalling, do the duct tape trick. Mark the floor with duct tape when her door is open all the way. Then mark it with door closed 1/4 of way, 1/2 of...
  13. Thread: whining

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    "I can't hear you when you're whining, want to...

    "I can't hear you when you're whining, want to try again?"
    I have said that at least 4 million times in my life, lol.
  14. 6-8 weeks is the fussiest age for most babies, so...

    6-8 weeks is the fussiest age for most babies, so he may just be in a normal phase of nighttime fussiness. If he is happy all day, he doesn't have significant reflux or a food sensitivity (those...
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    I would ignore it. If it is not bothering him you...

    I would ignore it. If it is not bothering him you can keep up with coconut oil and just watch it...
    That said, I think the docs at the "doc in the box" clinics generally SUCK for kid things. I would...
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    like...up to 3 days for amox rash to go away. I...

    like...up to 3 days for amox rash to go away.
    I work tomorrow but will check in when I can if you want to get a pic. Hope he feels better ASAP!
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    Late to this party but that is definitely likely...

    Late to this party but that is definitely likely to be an amox allergy. Can you post pics? I can probably tell if I see it...
    Other thing to google and consider is Kawasaki disease. That would be...
  18. Thread: Tracing practice

    by tapir
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    maybe google Handwriting Without Tears. I am...

    maybe google Handwriting Without Tears. I am pretty sure they have some printables!
  19. 123 Magic. Buy it and read it and do what it...

    123 Magic. Buy it and read it and do what it says.

    Don't say anything you are not willing to enforce, ie. pick your battles really carefully.

    Say at least as many nice things to him as...
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    It is totally possible to work and still be a...

    It is totally possible to work and still be a great mom with happy kids, it is just a frame shift mentally. For me, working 3 long days (14+hours) is way preferable to working 5 8 hour days. When I...
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    Aw bummer. I'm glad they found it so you can deal...

    Aw bummer. I'm glad they found it so you can deal with it and get on the other side of it. If you want to PM me I am happy to chat about being a mom with cancer. It's...a perspective changer...
    Lots...
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    google "pollakaiuria"...(unless I spelled it...

    google "pollakaiuria"...(unless I spelled it wrong. Frequent daytime urination syndrome. Harmless, annoying, caused by ?, goes away...) If there were no WBCs that was sure as sugar not a UTI.
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    It is rare but it ain't a UTI until the culture...

    It is rare but it ain't a UTI until the culture grows. Boys get all kinds of messy UAs without being infected. So suspend disbelief. If it is a real UTI he will need some further studies to be sure...
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    I don't put it in anything, and gate check it.

    I don't put it in anything, and gate check it.
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    Iron deficiency can do that - I would see if you...

    Iron deficiency can do that - I would see if you can get her on a multi with iron. The only chewable I know of is Flintstones Complete. I think it is quite likely that would help, actually.
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