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  1. Never. It would never occur to him to call himself that (or me the woman of the house either). We're Catholic FWIW.
  2. Mine did not have them, but I was just getting together an Oriental Trading order and noticed they have them for a little over $1 each also: http://www.orientaltrading.com/dry-erase-sleeves-a2-62_124.fltr?prodCatId=388876&tabId=3 Wanted to share in case other people don't have any at their Target.
  3. Seriously? Isn't there a placement/schedule guide right on the site? That said, I don't use them at full pace either. My 1st grader last year no way could do the entire multi-page lesson in 20 minutes. We did a lesson a WEEK. Even at that pace though we'll finish well before 5th grade. ;)
  4. Here is a starting place to read about adult ADD: http://helpguide.org/mental/adhd_add_adult_symptoms.htm You are generally looking for a generalized effect across multiple environments (say home, work and church). It also typically isn't just forgetfulness or other things but rather someone will have trouble with the forgetting, but also organization in general, relationship skills in certain areas, impulsivity in many areas.
  5. I don't show any signs of ADD. I've got 2 in my family officially diagnosed. Their main issue is not actually "distraction" as in multitasking, even if you forget why you came to the refrigerator. ;) It is so incredibly much larger than that. Women in studies are better at multitasking, and when you add multiple children it might explain what you are seeing. However, if you were alone in the house (yes, hard to believe, but bear with me), would you be able to finish your task? Most would say yes. A true ADD probably wouldn't despite lack of external interruptions.
  6. We don't use much sunscreen anymore, just what I'm led to do after reading. Our exception is our parkday when we are at the nonshady park midday. My DS's eczema is so much better without sunscreen exposure. It is still a battle of keeping his skin itch free but one less thing to bother him, even the "natural" types.
  7. I ordered 4 HS books from another site. I got the first package of 2 books ripped to shreds but the books were intact. This was a month ago. The printout from paypal where I paid said "package 2 of 2" on it. The first one was nowhere to be found. Honestly I assumed it would never show up at all as this was ripped to shreds. I assumed she was a poor packer, never contacted her, wrote it off essentially with a shrug as lesson learned. Today I get a package in the mail with a ripped outer envelope in a USPS package (clear plastic) ... from the seller ... with paypal invoice marked 1 of 2. So this was supposedly my missing books finally turned up. And inside was stuff I did not order at all and she did not have for sale. It is homeschooling materials though! I'm thinking USPS mismatched some random floating HS materials with my outer envelope? WTH? I'm not mad but seriously puzzled and someone probably is out there with my books wondering the same WTH. WWYD? I'm guessing USPS has no idea where mine went and who these might below to?
  8. Yes, ice for the first 48 hours is what I have been told, then heat. You can try rubbing arnica gel into it. That is a homeopathic.
  9. :iagree: I use that feature at least weekly ... I lose mine in the house thank goodness. I can log into the ipad and start my phone beeping to find it.
  10. We have this one from Costco. It works much better for us than any other model we have tried other than the rental ones. http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?Prodid=11671960&search=rug%20doctor&topnav=&Mo=0&cm_re=1_en-_-Top_Left_Nav-_-Top_search&lang=en-US&Nr=P_CatalogName:BC&N=5000043&whse=BC&Dx=mode%20matchallpartial&Ntk=Text_Search&Dr=P_CatalogName:BC&Ne=4000000&D=rug%20doctor&Ntt=rug%20doctor&No=0&Nty=1&Ntx=mode%20matchallpartial
  11. Not here at least. It is even on their literature that those types of situations, or even homelessness, is not a cause of CPS intervention. I would assume anyone could get the paperwork/handouts to see for themselves. This is San Diego County.
  12. Yes, happens here for one of mine, and it doesn't matter at all the activity, how well organized, even one on one outings with grandma. The change of routine itself throws him out of whack. He is my child who has to have the same routine every single day or acts up. Change doesn't cause tantrums or such but rather bad behavior and talking back. He is the one who taught me as a mom to have routine! ;)
  13. Yeah, I tried it but he couldn't hear me. My kids knew my tone and knew he was about to be sent home to were talking quietly, and he yelled at them that he couldn't hear them. I know his hearing is normal or I would suspect hearing loss or something. Holy cow. :confused: Thinking back, my first was probably a lot like him but in the space of 4 years I've had more improvement than I realized incrementally. There is hope for my kids after all! :lol:
  14. Background: My own kids are LOUD. I know they are. We work continually on noise control. But it is nothing compared to this kid. He SCREAMS AT THE TOP OF HIS LUNGS every single word. My own kids ramp up and scream at the top of theirs and I just start shaking. Literally I think it would be less stressful to be punched over and over. I just can't handle it. I'm very noise defensive and even wear hearing protectors with my own kids at times as we continue training. I gave warnings and sent him home. He lasted 15 minutes here (outside). I feel bad though. I like his mom, his family. I hate sending kids right back home for anything, let alone something not related to hitting or deliberate meanness. But OMG I just couldn't stand it after a migraine all day. I hope the mom isn't angry or such, or feel like we are not liking them. He is welcome again, but not today.
  15. http://www.hotcouponworld.com is a forum with posters posting deals at local stores. There is a subforum for each store. The info is only as good as the posters though, and how willing they are to post deals. People also post Target markdown schedules and the like. There is also http://www.couponmom.com but I haven't has as good of luck with that lately.
  16. Hmm, as I'm reading this I'm thinking ours is different in that there is no grand prize or one thing up for grabs by an overall winner. Everyone who participates gets the t-shirts and such. The adults only are entered into a drawing for a prize, but again it is random draw not who read the most. I think I like that. They don't even run out of t-shirts. They give away tons of them at the end that nobody wanted for free. We had a drawer full of them for a while as they tried to hand me more of them every week when I went to the library. :D
  17. It does for our program here. It says it on the top of the form. They start the summer reading program at age 0 here, to encourage mom/dad/caregiver to read to the littles and instill a love of books. Olders are expected to do the reading themselves, but littles have the read alouds count.
  18. I see your point, but disagree. My kids stink at sports. They excel at reading, and actually love it. So I let them get prizes for something they are very very good at. Exercise is great for you too, sports, physical activity. They should exercise for the point of exercising, the enjoyment of the game, the health benefits. That doesn't mean a kid shouldn't be rewarded with a prize for sports now and again .... or a team t-shirt. The reading program t-shirt is the team t-shirt for mine.
  19. Any way for your own sanity the Legos can be locked up tightly somewhere prior to his arrival and not used? It stinks but you might survive the last couple days.
  20. I'm feeling very good about our change in routine: Sunday my 10yo learned to use the weed wacker on the lawn. I was terrified CPS would be called with such a dangerous thing though I geared him up with long pants, eye safety glasses, etc. Yesterday he took apart the front of our washer and declogged it. My son is massively ADHD. These small changes over the past month are leading to some remarkable progress in his attitude. I'm pretty stunned. I didn't give him much responsibility because frankly some days it seems he would forget his head if it wasn't attached. I finally bit the bullet, and actually he is showing more responsibility and a much better attitude. I agree with the article that I think you can get in a positive or negative spiral.
  21. Do you have any yard at all? Use a storage shed and also maybe a treehouse or a fort so the kids can spread out a bit in nice weather? We have 6 but have 1800 sq. Even then HSing it feels a tad cramped. We use our yard at lot.
  22. It took me nearly 3 weeks and I'm in the US. I don't know why in the world it took that long but it did. The box was indeed huge and heavy though!
  23. These maybe if you haven't tried already: Dove Sensitive Unscented Eucerin Dry Skin Calming body wash (unscented) Goats milk soap (I got that on Etsy with someone who listed all ingredients) Burt's Bees Baby Bee Buttermilk Soap (has a scent though) Olive oil soaps (I can't remember the brand we tried, from the health food store)
  24. Yeah .... "Little Cars" anyone? I wish they would stop streaming that garbage so my kids couldn't beg for the stupid show. Well, only our 6yo. Even the 4yo thinks it's stupid, not to mention the 10yo.
  25. These are pricey but nice. I have one on my own wishlist: http://www.amazon.com/Keekaroo-Height-Right-Chair-Natural/dp/B0044R7HYM/ref=pd_sim_sbs_ba_5
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