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age 33
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seen Aug 29 at 22:25

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


Jul
19
comment How does a 3-year-old learn to wear glasses?
@Guillaume: Nope, you didn't misunderstand. She wears contact lenses daily. They are hard lenses so they aren't flexible like regular contact lenses which makes them pretty remarkably easy to insert and remove every morning/evening. She used to fight us, but she's gotten used to it and tolerates it pretty well now. For her condition, contact lenses are the best form of visual rehabilitation for her since her glasses prescription is so high and her glasses so heavy. My husband was born with the same condition and had to wear the glasses as a baby/young child.
Jul
17
answered What are the sterilization techniques available to sterilize bottles and nipples?
Jul
17
comment How to introduce foods to my little girl?
The CDC recently released a report indicating that most children are beginning solids too early and that 6 months is probably a more appropriate age to introduce solids. I know I read it, I'll see if I can go find it...
Jul
16
answered How to prevent baby bottle addiction?
Jul
16
comment What are some good strategies to support extended breast feeding of 2 years for new parents
+1 for "Do what's right for your family". It's really no one else's business.
Jul
16
awarded  Civic Duty
Jul
16
answered How to introduce foods to my little girl?
Jul
15
answered How does a 3-year-old learn to wear glasses?
Jul
12
comment Getting a 5-year-old up and going in the morning
Once you get them going you can't stop them! How right you are!!
Jul
10
asked Getting a 5-year-old up and going in the morning
Jul
10
comment Myopia in my 2 year old toddler
Yeah, if 3 different doctors said the same thing then he probably needs the glasses. Fighting the battle of the glasses-wearing is tough (truthfully, my daughter wears contacts, but she LOVES her glasses when she needs to wear them), but in the long run you know it's what's best for his vision. Failing to wear them now will probably mean even more compromised vision when he's older.
Jul
9
answered Myopia in my 2 year old toddler
Jun
27
comment Doing good things in the wrong way
Had you bothered to read the entire response, you would see at the very bottom where I mention my 5-year-old son. Not too far removed from a 6-year-old last time I checked. I'm more or less ticked-off by your entire comment. Downvote if you must, but have better reasons than ones you've imagined because you didn't bother to read my entire response.
Jun
27
comment Doing good things in the wrong way
@Ernie: I am not a parent-to-be. I have children of my own. Just because my children are not currently at this stage doesn't mean that I don't have experience with similar circumstances in children I have taught. These behaviors are not germaine to 6-year-olds. High schoolers do the same things. Next time, try checking someone's profile before making any kind of assumptions about them.
Jun
17
answered Doing good things in the wrong way
Jun
17
answered How do I determine developmentally-appropriate projects for my toddler?
Jun
17
comment how to teach persistence to 3 year old
It's funny how at 3 they can be crazy independent one minute, insisting that they can do it themselves, then melting down because they can't the next.
Jun
17
answered Preparing 3 year old for new baby?
Jun
17
answered Toddler is in bed but wakes up an hour early and walks into our room
Jun
13
comment What should I be teaching my two year old?
I would like to point out that asking a 24-month-old to color inside the lines might be considered developmentally advanced for a child that age. My son (who doesn't especially love to color) didn't really master coloring inside the lines until he was closer to 4, and, while my daughter is certainly neater than her brother was, she hasn't quite mastered coloring inside the lines at almost 3. Judging by the other artwork of kids I see in her class, I don't get the impression that my daughter is an outlier.