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High school biology teacher, mommy, wife, and black hole of fairly useless information.


Aug
18
answered Writing from the bottom up
Aug
6
answered How to help a seven year old with unrequited love?
Aug
1
revised Help - taken legal guardianship of 16 yr old sister who is moving in but already staying over with boys etc
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Aug
1
comment My 13 year old son has a friend whom he brushes off but yet my 11 year old son really likes
+1 for "He's not a toy that he can refuse to let his younger brother borrow." Kids--especially preteens--need to be reminded sometimes that their friends are people, too, and not possessions.
Aug
1
answered Help - taken legal guardianship of 16 yr old sister who is moving in but already staying over with boys etc
Aug
1
comment Helping a child independently make logical connections
+1 for this could be how his brain works. I used to teach beside a reading teacher at my high school who worked with kids who were well below grade level in their reading skills. She explained to me that one of the big reasons motivating the push towards teaching "sight words" in the younger grades is because there is a small proportion of the population who simply does not "get" something like phonics but excels at simply memorizing words. Also +1 for all your other fabulous suggestions :-D
Jul
30
answered Should I force activities on my child?
Jul
30
comment Should I force activities on my child?
+1 for "Does your child object to learning it from you". I taught swim lessons for YEARS, but my son absolutely would NOT let me teach him the basics of swimming. He wanted me to protect him in the water, not make him learn how to kick and move his arms. Now that he has the basics down, he's much more inclined to let me help him with the nuances and more advanced skills, but I still let him lead and when he's clearly done with me I let it go.
Jul
30
comment Teens concerned about impregnation through clothes
+1 just for using the phrase "semen to accidentally quantum-teleport to their destination". I will laugh about that for the rest of the evening.
Jul
8
awarded  Notable Question
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
May
7
comment Why is our three year old fixated on… 'Dark' things?
Ok, the man in the room at night thing would weird me out, but I straight up believe in ghosts. If my kids tell me there's a creepy man in their room, I'm probably going to believe them (I'm not proud...).
May
6
awarded  infant
Feb
22
answered How should I prepare my son for preschool?
Feb
19
answered How do I help a child overcome Severe difficulty with Task Initiation?
Feb
18
comment When will my boy be able to tell me about his day?
+1 for the "highlights, lowlights" thing. One of my SILs and her family are not especially religious so instead of saying nighttime prayers they do highlights and lowlights (they also throw in something they're thankful for).
Feb
18
comment When will my boy be able to tell me about his day?
My daughter is 3 1/2 and has begun giving us reliable daily updates within the past 4 or 5 months. So, yeah, between 3 and 3 1/2.
Feb
18
answered What can I do to get my 5 year old to have respect and self control?
Feb
14
awarded  Yearling
Feb
13
comment How to teach my daughter to get the shampoo rinsed out of her hair throughly?
+1 for the Chewbacca comment. Seriously made my day.