Jump to content


CindyH in NC

  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by CindyH in NC

  1. As a college sophomore, my daughter used a coach via Skype in the summer and fall of 2017. This coach worked with teens and adults. My dd really liked her and felt that it really helped with executive function, although my dd's ADHD is severe and medication is necessary for her as well. She worked with Linda Swanson, and we found her through another coach that was located in our state but was booked solid and recommended Ms. Swanson. https://freetobecoaching.com/ PS Hope this is clear. I am in a Nyquil induced haze while coughing my head off. 🙂
  2. I am not a journal person even though I enjoy writing at times. My dd ( a junior in college ) sent me a link to a blog post she guest wrote for a friend's blog, and asked that I share it. She has struggled with anxiety and depression ( as have I and other family members ), and thought that others with teens and young adults might like this idea that has helped her lately. My daughters understand the power of the Hive and I've shared many ideas and stories with them from "Mommy's" boards. Anyway this seems to be a easy to implement DIY way to possibly help with anxiety or mood issues. Sometimes a new approach is encouraging. Hope someone gets positive ideas from the article. Hope this is understandable - recovering from the flu or something and coming off of three straight days of Nyquil/Dayquil as my lifeline. 🙂 https://www.onlyfunthings.org/2019/02/how-to-create-vent-journal-that-works.html P.S. Her friend's blog is definitely age appropriate/friendly for most teens and even tweens.
  3. Also The Labyrinth movie and The Princess Bride are 80's movies that a lot of my 17 yo dd's friends have seen.
  4. I quite enjoy some of the songs at the bottom and top of her list and I loved her snarky way of ranking the songs. A few of the comments were quite funny. I have been accused of being a Grinch myself, though. 😉
  5. We've done lasagna for 8-10 years, so it's our Christmas tradition. I love it because it can be made the day before and then baked on Christmas day while we lay around in pajamas. 😉
  6. Twice in the past 6 months, my teenaged and learning-to-drive daughter and I have followed a vehicle home at night that had TV shows/movies playing on some device on the dashboard. It was horrifying. Of course, I couldn't see if the drivers were also eating. That would have been even worse.
  7. I was at a little over 7300 words tonight. Not quite at my goal, but feeling pleased that I've worked some everyday. Never made it this far when planning to participate in NANOWRIMO before. Hope everyone had a productive writing day!
  8. Pen, You inspired me to get started. We've been crazy busy with college applications, but I dusted off an old story idea and got started on a middle grade novel. Thanks. Hope you've met your goal.
  9. You may need to call the office. Our pharmacist wouldn't give my college age daughter a shot when she was sick.
  10. My 20 and 17 year old dds would like fun, colorful pens.
  11. They are fascinating creatures. Snails in general - don't know anything about this one other than my girls would have wanted to know more also. It's shell is so pretty.
  12. So sorry about the car. It seems like it always happens that way doesn't it? As soon as my dh leaves, something breaks. At least you have the most important supplies and can hopefully stay home and relax (if possible).
  13. Yes, I do save our favorites for my girls to have as well as possible future grandchildren. I only have 2 children, but several favorites were favorites of both so I even have 2 ( or sometimes 3 - I can never remember what I need) copies of probably 20 to 30 picture books. I have tried to be more ruthless about passing on those that weren't special though. My youngest is 17 so we are far past the picture book stage and I can usually part with a few more whenever I go through those shelves. But it's painful. ? Like pps I enjoy passing them on to other families or the library book sales when possible.
  14. So sorry for the loss of your sweet kitty. Sorry you're struggling, too. Sounds like a really rough time right now. Be kind to yourself and give yourself time.
  15. Seconding, the Santa Clarita Diet, it kept my 2 young adults and I in stiches but we enjoy that type of dark comedy. My husband doesn't like dark comedy, so his wasn't a fan of that one. You've probably seen these oldies, but I still find the Dick Van Dyke show and The Andy Griffith Show funny and soothing in a nostalgic way. I remember watching them in reruns afterschool as a kid/teenager. My whole family has enjoyed the standup specials by Fluffy (can't remember his actual name.) My daughters and I really enjoy the standup specials of John Mulvaney.
  16. Sometimes kids are so literal. That's a story his mom will certainly remember. ? I remember going to a neighborhood baby shower as a teenager and taking along a 6-7 year old little girl I was babysitting - she was from the same neighborhood and we were meeting her mom there. As we pulled into the parking lot, she shyly asked if we had to take off all of our clothes for the shower or if we'd wear bathing suits. I felt a little bad about not explaining the situation better, but I made sure to share what she'd said with her mom who thought it was adorable.
  17. Oh, good question! I want to know, also. I'm in NC and am looking for a laptop for my rising senior.
  18. I used The Middle Passage by Tom Feelings around 13-14 yrs old with my oldest. It is wordless except for the introduction (and perhaps some explanatory notes - not sure) but the art is powerful. I also had a 10 year old at the time and decided not to use it with her at that age so ymmv. It is a powerful book that really allows the reader to imagine some of the horrors of the slave trade. I don't remember what I used with the younger child at that age, but I think we had a book similar to a DK book about the exploration of Africa that had a few pages on the slave trade that was more appropriate for my more sensitive dd. I can look for the exact title in my books later if that will help, but I couldn't find the one I was thinking of by looking on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Exploration-Africa-Snapping-Turtle-Guides/dp/1860070760/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1527962531&sr=8-2&keywords=colin+hynson+africa&dpID=51BW36MRYWL&preST=_SY291_BO1,204,203,200_QL40_&dpSrc=srch I'm fairly certain this is the book I used for my younger dd, but I can't see inside it to make certain.
  19. Putting the first one on hold at the library. I think my teenage daughter will love this series. Thanks for the recommendation!
  20. Thanks everybody for your help. Lots of things I wouldn't have thought of myself. I feel prepared to tackle this tomorrow - he normally would but right now is his busy season.
  21. Thanks for the tips. These are all helpful. I'll work on this for him tomorrow.
  • Create New...