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bio website edarcs.blogspot.com
location Atlanta, GA
age 33
visits member for 2 years, 5 months
seen Jul 23 at 18:26

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


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.
Feb
13
comment How to teach my daughter to get the shampoo rinsed out of her hair throughly?
Poo free might be the way to go. She's still young enough that her hormones probably aren't making her hair super greasy. The transition would probably be easy--especially since she's only washing her hair every few days right now anyway. Put a bottle of baking soda water and a bottle of apple cider vinegar and water in there and squirt away! Be careful with the ACV, though, too much will make your hair look greasy
Jan
28
answered What's the process to select a School?
Jan
28
comment What's the process to select a School?
I assume all cafeteria food is crap and just pack my son's lunch. At least I know what's in it!
Jan
24
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
21
comment Socialization strategies for a new stay-at-home Mom
+1 for joining a playgroup. Sometimes as the "new" SAHM it can feel like it's very difficult to break in to all ready established groups that have been interacting for awhile. Joining a playgroup helps to take that pressure off a little bit as well. Especially if you're more introverted or asocial (raises hand). Sometimes you have to push yourself out of your comfort zone for your kid's sake.
Jan
21
comment Cursive Handwriting for Lefties
So I apologize if you find my assertion insulting, but I have found too many instances where my mom's assertions about being a lefty have been incorrect based on my son's experiences.
Jan
21
comment Cursive Handwriting for Lefties
Considering I have worked with my son for over a year on his handwriting and I know how he writes, then I DO know better. I'm sorry so many lefties have had such horrible experiences in education with handwriting--my mom has talked about it for years. Frankly, I don't discuss the topic with my mom for a reason. Education is changing and she simply doesn't grasp that. If lifting your pencil works for you, great. But I won't know what works for my 5-year-old until he tries it and I owe him the opportunity to find the best method that works for him.
Jan
20
answered Coping and overcoming a rational fear
Jan
20
comment Cursive Handwriting for Lefties
I realize my original question was vague, hence the edit. I do not understand why so many answers are assuming this is an issue with his school or his teacher when, in fact, it is neither, nor did I allude to it being so. He is not graded on handwriting--in fact, most schools no longer include handwriting in the kindergarten curriculum as a "grade". It is merely taught as a means to an end (written communication). I simply disagree with the assertion that the cost-benefit analysis for a lefty performing cursive is going to be greater than the same lefty performing manuscript.