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IT Analyst at a financial company in Iowa.

@jamiegrinnell


Nov
12
comment How to deal with tantrums in an older child?
Have you taken him to a therapist? My 6 year old recently started to go see a therapist to determine where her "babyish" attitude is coming from and he seems to be giving me a lot of good advice.
Nov
12
comment How can I help when the parents don't acknowledge their child 's learning disability?
I guess I didn't see it from that perspective. Thanks for the explanation. :)
Jul
9
comment How can I help when the parents don't acknowledge their child 's learning disability?
I am a parent so I was just explaining my prerogative. (Hence why I started my comment with "I think") I have seen this through the teacher's eyes since I taught preschool and I have seen this through my eyes as a parent. Trust me when I say that parents are stubborn. You should meet my sister. Please don't downvote because you don't like someone's answer. It says right on the button to downvote because the answer is not useful....
Jan
20
comment how young is too young to diagnose ADD
My son is 6 and got diagnosed last year. His kindergarten teacher said he was unable to focus and was fidgety and constantly touching people and things. He has always been a space cadet and would barely listen to me unless I shouted his name about 10 times. I think that he was diagnosed a little too late. I wish I would've gotten help while he was in kindergarten so that I wouldn't have to hold him back this year.
Dec
20
comment How should I handle academic disagreement with a teacher?
+1 for a neutral, unbiased outlook of teaching. There should never be teacher opinion involved when presenting new materials to a class. Unless, maybe a child asks the teacher what she/he thought of that particular person. Opinions should always be expressed with a caveat!
Dec
15
comment How can I tame my 5 year old's wild hair?
UPDATE: After Sabrina took her bath on Tuesday, I used detangling spray and the next morning her hair wasn't as wild. The waves around her face are still there, but at least now they aren't as frizzy and wild. :) Thanks for the suggestions. She loves wearing headbands to get that crazy hair out of her face when she eats too!
Dec
13
comment What is the best way to respond if my child is picked on by other children?
When I was bullied in grade school my mom called the other girl's mom and she made her apologize. It only made it worse and that girl hated me even more. What's worse is the apology was just an I'm sorry and that was it. I never got to find out why she did it or what made her dislike me in the first place. I'm completely against getting in touch with the other parents based on personal experience. I do need to know a different approach though. My son came home with holes in his shirt yesterday from his bully's pencil.
Dec
13
comment How can I tame my 5 year old's wild hair?
I did catch myself saying to her this morning that her hair was crazy. After I said it I reminded her that crazy hair or not she is still a pretty girl and she had a huge smile after that.
Dec
13
comment How can I tame my 5 year old's wild hair?
Good idea. I will have to sit her down sometime and see if she will let me put braids in her hair. I have detangling spray, but I always forget to use it! Hopefully that will keep some of the static out of her hair too :O)
Dec
12
comment How can I tame my 5 year old's wild hair?
We use headbands pretty much every day. I try to put her hair up when I can but because it is fine, the wavy parts fall out and continue to look crazy. Do I just let her hair grow out super long in hopes that once it is heavy enough, the crazy wave/curls will get tamer?
Dec
7
comment How should I respond to my daughter's impolite behavior?
My 5 year old daughter is the exact same way. If she hurts me and I say "ow, that hurt" she will say sorry but I don't know if she really knows what sorry means. I then ask her if she wants me to kick or hit her back and she says no. Then when I ask her why she says it would hurt and she would feel sad, so I tell her that is how she makes mommy feel when she does it. I think that helps her get the picture a little more clearly.
Dec
5
comment How can we help my 7 year old quit sucking her thumb?
She turned 5 last September. She tells me a lot that she doesn't want to suck on her finger but I believe it has just become a nasty habit. I don't want her doing it when she goes into kindergarten next fall!
Dec
5
comment How can we help my 7 year old quit sucking her thumb?
How can I talk my dentist into trying this? I asked him how to get my daughter to stop and he said it won't hurt her teeth so she's fine. :(
Nov
28
comment Adaptive Teaching of Math Fluency
Oh Math Blaster..... +1 for reminding me of my grade school days. :) That game was the best!
Nov
1
comment How can I negotiate with a toddler successfully?
My 5 year old daughter still acts this way! Especially in the morning when I want her to get ready for daycare and she refuses to get out of bed and get dressed. It seems like when time is limited is when kids want to be the most stubborn.
Nov
1
comment How can I negotiate with a toddler successfully?
More like the phone ringing (I must screen it!) haha :) Good advice though, I try the 1-2-3 thing as well.
Sep
26
comment How do I help my son with fine motor skills?
I see nothing wrong with it either, but I think teachers do.
Sep
23
comment How do I help my son with fine motor skills?
Actually, I have been working with him at home and although it seems that writing is still a problem, he seems to do just fine with me. I think he might be so unsure of himself that he needs that one on one time. And I know that teachers hear all the time "My kid is just fine at home" and don't really believe it, but in this case I really think he is just fine at home. I've had to correct him a couple times, but I think as long as he has someone to keep him on track, it makes it easier. So now my next obstacle is....how do I keep him focused when I'm not around to keep him on track?
Sep
16
comment What do you do when your parents are physically hurting you?
I have actually called the police because my sister was getting death threats from her boyfriend while she was at my house. She was watching my son while I was in the hospital having my daughter. The police told me that there was nothing they could do because I didn't witness it and she should've called the police herself. So, you will have to convince her to call the police on her parents otherwise, there isn't much they will be able to do if you are the one who calls.
Sep
15
comment How can I help my child handle peer pressure regarding television?
I chuckled a bit. :)