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  1. I’ve had luck with Orly Bonder base coat + regular Essie + Seche Vite top coat https://www.amazon.com/Orly-Nail-Bonder-Treatment-0-6/dp/B0019TYZ66/ref=sr_1_1?crid=KJCDQFQMKGKK&dchild=1&keywords=orly+bonder&qid=1604102572&sprefix=Orly+%2Caps%2C219&sr=8-1 https://www.amazon.com/Seche-Vite-Fast-Nail-Clear/dp/B00150LT40/ref=sr_1_2?crid=3R8JFI41K668A&dchild=1&keywords=setch+vite+top+coat&qid=1604102794&sprefix=Setch%2Caps%2C172&sr=8-2
  2. I don’t have any other safe dishes to add, but thank you for sharing. I changed out my dishes to my mom’s 1990’s Willow Churchill England china back in January. I’ve been meaning to check them for lead and it kept slipping my mind. I did a google after seeing your post and found out they tested 40,000+/-1,000ppm for lead.😱 DS and I just ran to Walmart and bought 2 sets of white Corelle. We have had too many new neurological symptoms this year to play around with lead dishes. Hive mind for the win! ETA: What does one do with a full set of lead china? I’m not one to displa
  3. We’re no contact with my MIL by her choice. She wasn’t willing to respect our low contact boundaries concerning her living with a registered sexual predator and chose to cut out our family altogether, including telling us not to attend her funeral. We will step in and help financially for health and safety issues as she ages, but we won’t have an emotional relationship with her. We keep tabs through my BIL.
  4. My kids are struggling immensely. They’re on the autism spectrum and have always struggled with anxiety and social skills. After having an abrupt stop to their extracurriculars and Church I don’t know if I’ll get them successfully engaged again. We’ve literally lost years of progress. In addition to that, they both had a severe virus in March (before tests were available, no clue if it was Covid) which set off a downward spiral of extreme behaviors and intrusive thoughts. We’ve been through 6 months of psych med trials with nothing but horrific side-effects including a life-threatening
  5. I'm actually researching now trying to figure out my next ukulele. I purchased this one https://www.amazon.com/Ukulele-Beginner-Mahogany-Hawaiian-Instruction/dp/B076KFB49J/ref=sr_1_5?crid=11KRH3FJBMG4Y&dchild=1&keywords=kmise+ukulele+soprano&qid=1600204058&sprefix=kmise+uku%2Caps%2C225&sr=8-5 and I would say it has been excellent for the price. It has some nice features that more expensive models don't include like closed gear tuners and the strap button. It definitely sounds like a real instrument and not a toy. I did buy it on a whim though and I had no clue how
  6. Agreed that it’s a matter of when, not if kids will stumble onto porn. I like this book for introducing the topic with kids. It led to some good conversations with my kids. They haven’t been exposed yet, but we have a comfortable vocabulary for talking about it when they come across it. https://www.amazon.com/Good-Pictures-Bad-Porn-Proofing-Todays/dp/0997318732/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3EKUWAVQBQF18&dchild=1&keywords=good+pictures+bad+pictures&qid=1600044699&sprefix=Good+pi%2Caps%2C153&sr=8-1
  7. This twitter thread contains several of the clips with scenes I mentioned above. I hate to post it because it really is disturbing to watch. https://twitter.com/GhostJim4/status/1303771909356650496?s=19
  8. I’ve watched several clips, but not the whole movie. It’s stomach turning and it does cross the line in my opinion. This is really not just about some racy dance moves. I’ve never heard of QAnon outside of these forums this week and I’m no conspiracy theorist. Are we really ok with this: 11 year old girls slapping one another’s butts repeatedly during suggestive dance and simulating grinding/sex Girls tugging at each other’s clothing provocatively during these scenes An 11 year old removing her pants and panties to take a picture of her vagina to post online
  9. I think the confusion is coming in from saying you’re comfortable with unschooling and following interests and it sounds like your son is doing that really well. I think it’s ok to go deep with output in his interest area and to just check the box in other areas. I noticed on your other thread that he works in Khan’s Pixar in a Box and he’s pursuing art, so that sounds like learning and meaningful output are occurring. I guess I don’t really see that any differently than your daughter’s diorama and research project. If he’s generally compliant, not struggling with transitions and completes
  10. You are both describing my ds11 with ASD. We get 2 hours of active school in a day, one of those hours is me reading aloud. He refused to narrate even the shortest and simplest of passages for 6 years because he finds it pointless to tell me what I know he knows. Workbooks and standard assignments are torture for him too. I don’t have any suggestions for ramping up expectations because we’re struggling with it too and we’re behind you on this path age wise. I have had more success when we can link assignments to his interests, but still it looks nothing like typical school. Ds h
  11. I hesitated to post it as a frivolous purchase for the same reason. I’ve asked dh for a second ukulele for my birthday coming up. Addictive little instruments aren’t they?! 😂
  12. I impulsively bought a ukulele at the start of quarantine and I’ve learned to play The Beatles and Jack Johnson songs over the past few months. Huge stress reliever and so much fun!
  13. We’re 2 weeks in here, with lots of tweaking already. Our biggest wild change has really been in my perspective more than anything else. I’m trying really hard to meet each of the boys where they’re at and to let go of all the pressure I put on myself. DS11 is having some writing success with WriteOn prompts and he’s giving me some solid written narrations through coding animation projects. We’ve had 6 years of oral narration refusal so I’m calling this a big win. Math looks like math antics videos, mind benders, puzzles, games and practice problem worksheets with Minecraft graphics (
  14. Agree that masking should not be the goal. I’m really not familiar with the IEP process as we’ve homeschooled, but goals we’ve had for my kids include learning tools for emotional regulation, lowering anxiety through various methods, sensory regulation, building interoception, scaffolding executive functioning, remediating academics, etc...basically we’ve tried to remove barriers to their health and success in whatever way we can. This has never included trying to make them look NT. I don’t get the insistence on eye contact? How is it relational or joyful if it causes pain for the au
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