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Everything posted by PinkyandtheBrains.

  1. If you are on Facebook, check out Travel Fashion Girl or Girls Love Travel. Both have blogs as well. They usually have up to date suggestions. If not the groups will be helpful. We love packing cubes for space saving and organization.
  2. It could be that you are still settling into the right dose. That can take time. Your doctor may have started small and inching up until you get right fit. Each individual metabolizes the medication differently. All my adhd’ers take a long acting, and have short acting as needed when the long acting wears off. Most of our changes in dosing occurred after significant growth changes. It’s more effective if I am providing sufficient scaffolding and skill building. It’s a long game but after years the progress is visible. Mine are older teens now.
  3. I would get a standard laptop, not a chromebook for college. Chromebooks are great for other uses.
  4. Many colleges have excellent services for students with special needs including adhd. They usually want verification of the disability, and the student has to request any helpful accommodations. My adhd family members medicate and we worked on EF skills over the years. We tend to stick to scientifically backed solutions. Medication + working on the necessary skills. The meds help them learn the skills and form the necessary habits so they can carry through hopefully without meds. In our case, over time we’ve seen positive results. Medication had an almost immediate effect, my kids on meds were really happy with the increased ability to focus on all things, even the fun stuff.
  5. They snooped then shared with multiple people?! Wow!
  6. This is my suggestion, one of my teens just started piano with this book.
  7. I had to have an updated MMR for college in the 90’s. That was my last update.
  8. We found a therapist via pediatrician referral. Asking in a a trusted group of local mom friends might help too.
  9. We we still have waterworks. Diplomacy is the best.
  10. I don’t know for sure, other than kittens are best in pairs.
  11. We like our Zinus mattresses. We bought them off amazon. They have a few styles to choose from.
  12. Agree! The ACNE free line should work well until you can get what you need.
  13. Scott’s Cheap Flights. When searching flights on your own, search in private browsing or incognito mode. I I know you said no credit card, but overall the Chase Sapphire options give you the best bang for your buck. The Points Guy (website) has good info. Ps we flew $77 round trip from Bloomington-Normal to Orlando recently.
  14. We made sure my mother was never left alone. Nurses are overworked. Not everyone is nice.
  15. The evening light show on Hogwarts Castle gets crowded! If you want to see it, go to the bridge by the castle early! The block routes and the mass of people waiting tends to be huge. We were just there last weekend.
  16. Cats are significantly easier to care for most of the time. I’d still get the cat.
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