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  1. I'd definitely rule out physical/hormonal (like the previously mentioned PCOS) causes first, and keep up with your nutritional supplementation, dietary changes, structure/routine, and physical activity plan.. Another avenue to consider - before looking towards the super intensive inpatient options, perhaps see if you have a dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) center or therapist nearby? Depending on how its structured, it can be a pretty intensive, effective outpatient option. A lot of inpatient facilities are set up more for stabilization rather than long-term inpatient treatment, especially depending on insurance, financial means, etc. (sigh) - If you aren't in crisis mode, then I wouldn't go to inpatient as a first course of action - and one incident of self-harm, while certainly scary and not to be ignored, isn't exactly crisis mode. Especially since she is talking to you about it - But DBT is a really great option for complex issues, anxiety, depression, eating disorder, self-harm. And I wouldn't rule out meds completely, but ugh, sometimes finding the right one or the right combination can be so challenging.
  2. Are you concerned about the "data plan" Or just that the user of the iphone be restricted in what he/she can do? Because even if you found a way to avoid the "data plan," if you have the phone hooked up to wifi, they could still get data and access the internet. But the iphone does offer restrictions, so you can turn off, or restrict certain things - you can't turn off or restrict texting though, but for my daughter's phone, we have it set up so she can't get online via safari, and she can't download apps (so she can't download another browser, or a social media app or something) - She can still text, and use the camera, but that's about it (oh, and make calls, but who does that anymore??) Its super easy to lift the restrictions if we want - I have the password, and she will come to me and tell me what app she wants, and if its ok by me, we'll get it,and then put the restrictions back in place. And not that it matters, but ftr, she asked for the restrictions - she was struggling with social media sites and being able to put down the phone. My other kids don't have the same restrictions because they don't have the same struggles/needs. If that ever changes, we'll start having similar conversations.
  3. This is incredible for buns: http://www.ponybun.com/
  4. I also used 100EZ lessons - with three kids - OPGTR came out after I'd already used 100EZ lessons with one kid, so I bought it for the second kid and found myself going back to 100 EZ lessons - that was 10 years ago, and I can't remember exactly what I didn't like about OPGTR - so this probably isn't super helpful, bu I did want to chime in with my support for 100EZ lessons, since it seems to get such negative reviews here..
  5. I'm glad you bumped. I meant to find this thread a while back and post that OneNote is now free, even if you don't have office...so I downloaded it, and have been toying with it intermittently, but am glad to see this thread again, because I see that I clearly have much to learn!
  6. My current list: This American Life Radiolab Moth Podcast Death, Sex, and Money Planet Money Wait, Wait....Don't Tell Me A Brave Writer's Life in Brief (not updated regularly, but past episodes are great and she does update...occasionally) Savvy Homeschool Moms Podcast TED Radio Hour Jillian Michaels Show
  7. I love this form for tracking time - Emergent Task Timer Check out the rest of his site, too. He has lots of great printables.
  8. We don't have a home phone, and we're on a super cheap friends of employees plan, so my 15 yo has an iphone 5c, which isn't on your poll. :laugh: She bought this phone, and her previous iphone 4s herself, and I pay for the service. My almost 13yo has an iphone 4s, she got it for her last birthday, but prior to that she also had a dumb phone because she didn't want to spend her money on a smart phone. My 9yo (10 next week!) just acquired my old iphone, but it doesn't have cell service - it has a better camera than her ipod and I upgraded my phone, so I let her have it...
  9. I think its for (older perhaps) struggling readers and for (younger perhaps) non-struggling readers. I used it for my two younger kids, one was 8 when we started, and pretty much on target in terms of reading skills. My other daughter was 11 when we started, and an ok reader, but perhaps a bit behind and really struggling with spelling - it was perfect for both kids. Both different ages, very different needs, totally different goals going into it, and LoE met both of them where they were, even though they were both at very different places. Both of them have become stronger readers, spellers, and grammarians. imo, its a very good program....It has optional practices and exercises that you can do if they need it...but if they really are doing fine, we skip those. If your goals are spelling, phonics, and grammar, I think LoE could be perfect for you.
  10. We have a beagle mix, and he's SO quiet!
  11. Just the easy going, never snaps, doesn't startle, very tolerant, no aggression, food or otherwise - beagle. Prey-oriented is doxie, active is both, doxies like to burrow, so when you say she'll tuck her nose under something to chew on something, Smart - that could be any of the breeds, but especially Jack Russel, and doxie. Affectionate - beagles. Eager to please - beagles and Jack Russels. :laugh: She's just adorable!
  12. I see dachshund too, and the head, how its flat across the top of the head and into the down-ears, sorta going towards a triangle - that looks beagle to me. As do the sweet golden eyes. And I see some terrier fur around the hind-quarters and tail - Jack Russel perhaps. Beagle would also explain the curled tail and the bark sounds like you are describing a beagle howl/bay. The coloring looks lab-like, but could be a black doxie too. The temperament is congruent with those breeds as well :-) Fun game ;-)
  13. my oldest announced it from the rooftops, the next one sent me a text...kinda like "Oh, by the way" type of thing, and did NOT want to talk about it beyond that, although now, she'll talk about cramps and supplies, etc., and #3 had to process it and talk a lot about it, but in private. We'll see how #4 goes, but she's very private. I wouldn't be surprised if she didn't tell anyone, for months and months..or like if one of her sisters notice that their supplies are dwindling when they aren't using them, and they tell me. But we'll see. She'll be 10 in a week and a half, and she's teeny tiny, so I think we have some time. All three of the other girls started at 12 - the oldest two started right before they turned 13 though. Like by a week or so.
  14. Orthaheel has some cute flip flops for you flip flop lovers - like these - I love my orthaheels. I do a brace at night during flare-ups, very supportive shoes (like the orthaheels or danskos are nice - I've recently heard Earth Shoes recommended, but I haven't tried them) - I have one of these ball foot massagers under my desk, and use it constantly, and someone recommended this book to me, but I haven't read it yet. Oh, and this foot rocker but you can do the same basic stretch by standing on a step with the front part of your foot, and let the heel part dip down below the step. And I agree, different doctor if it doesn't get better!
  15. My dd turns 15 in a few days - this is on her birthday wish list. Its the UK site, but I searched and the US urban outfitters site has some too....they just look slightly different.
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