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About MotherGoose

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  1. I saw the “competition and training” mention. I certainly haven’t heard of anything along these lines from the numerous kids I’ve known with COVID.
  2. This is in reference to competitive athletes though, not just your average kid. Remember the kids who die of an undiagnosed heart defect while playing sports. That of course is extremely rare.
  3. What country? Curious. There are no guarantees about anything, I realize that. I personally know many people who have had it at this point, who have my same demographics, and are completely fine. I’m not saying I’ll never take it, but I’m waiting and seeing.
  4. I have no risk factors. Zero. Neither do my children. Covid in all likelihood would not pose an emergency for us, so I don’t see the point in taking a vaccine that has emergency approval. If I had risk factors, I would take it. We are moving on with our lives and thankful for good health.
  5. I would go back to the basics. Simple lines, circles, whatever. Strive to get him to put pencil to paper to do something, even one line, nicely. Then be done. Meanwhile get him doing all the fun fine motor stuff other people mentioned in play. It also helped mine to write on dry erase boards, sidewalk chalk, etc versus pencil and paper. Eventually he will move to paper. But it doesn’t have to be a workbook when he is 5.
  6. Gently, she is a baby. Please just stop counting anything at all for a bit. If she is not interested, drop it. In a few days or weeks you will probably see that she starts talking about counting and trying to count things again. But like others said, use real objects in a natural context, and say, count the forks for dinner and then move on with life. She will get it when she is ready, and it’s totally normal to find counting confusing at 3. It will be okay. Also rattling off 1-10 just means she can recite 1-10 like she can recite a song. It will come, I promise. (Mom of 3 and I recall going t
  7. I am still not 100% certain I am homeschooling mine for K. I used to be 100% certain he was going to school, but now with all the COVID rules I just don’t know. My biggest deal breaker right now is that I would not be allowed inside the school at all, even to walk him in for the first few days. I’ve already homeschooled two, now in 6th (homeschool) and 9th (private school for first time). So I can’t see dropping my baby off at the door with strangers. I have obviously done this twice before. Luke is a pretty well-rounded kid and will be 6 in October so school stuff will be easier tha
  8. So true. Covid went through my husband’s office. People were hospitalized. The elderly father of one person died. But people still go to work. They did work from home for a bit after that. But staying home is not an option. My oldest goes to private high school and they have been open face to face five days since August and it’s been just fine. They follow the CDC rules to the letter, even when it has meant she can’t wear a coat because she can’t have a locker because of congregating by the lockers and they have to stand outside for carpool even when it’s 39 and raining. (had s
  9. Yes. My husband sees that at work. They will settle because it’s cheaper than the attorney fees and publicity.
  10. Pretty sure my 5 year old knows not to put glue in his hair. I mean seriously people.
  11. Thanks for this. I’ve already homeschooled K twice (6th and 9th grade girls; still homeschooling the 6th grader but 9th grader is in private high school)and I planned for my son (6 next October) to go to public school, but COVID happened. Right now, besides the masks and social distancing and all that for little ones which I don’t like but could maybe tolerate, parents aren’t allowed inside the school and I would have to drop off my baby at the door and hand him over to strangers. He’s attended preschool and he does fine with drop off, eventually, but there is a period where I need to walk
  12. I leave my 9 and almost 12 year olds home alone regularly, and sometimes in charge of their 2 year old brother. I let them wander stores unattended. (not the 2 year old). I was shopping for a sewing machine the other day, for example, and my 9 year old (only her) was bored. I told her she could wander around the store but not go outside. She did fine. I did not have concerns about her destroying or breaking anything, and I trusted that if anything bad happened, someone would scream. To avoid alarming her, I told her that the rule was that she could not go outside the store.
  13. Absolutely. I've been leaving mine alone (in small restaurants in small town) since they were about 5 or 6. A ten year old, anywhere. I leave them with the instructions to not go outside. If anyone tries to make them go outside, scream. ETA I don't worry about abductions because that's extremely rare. But just in case, I give contingency plans.
  14. Yes, this. And I have also said it about people with drug addiction, or homelessness, or other disaster: But for the grace of God go I. I don't know why I wasn't born into poverty or to a drug addicted mom, or into terrible circumstances. I don't deserve God's grace. For some reason I was born into a healthy family. But for the grace of God go I into drug addiction or crime or poverty and homelessness. It's really saying you identify with those folks and recognize that if not for the grace of God you might be in the same space. It's recognizing the fact that you aren't in your present s
  15. Maybe you could call your police friend and have them on standby (but not visible) when it he finds out they are gone and becomes "irate." Maybe he will commit a crime in the process and go to jail.
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