Preschool

  1. Preschool Would you send to Steiner in NYC an extremely gifted (per IQ test) child with anxiety issues and possible ADHD that you do not want to medicate? 10-20-2014 11:54am (14 replies)
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    • why no meds? how are you managing the anxiety? 10-20-2014 11:55am
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      • Therapy for anxiety. No meds because I don't want to give him speed. 10-20-2014 11:55am
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        • well, a df's son did was very happy at steiner and eventually went to a gen ed hs and did well. 10-20-2014 11:57am
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          • Did the friend's DC have issues or problems? 10-20-2014 11:58am
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    • op: who would dislike this? My god! 10-20-2014 11:56am
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      • you're new around here, arent you? 10-20-2014 11:57am
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        • No, actually. Not at all. The SN board is 99.999 percent helpful. It's rude to dislike the post of a mom with a child of special needs. 10-20-2014 11:58am
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          • you can't mention giftedness without getting flamed. 10-20-2014 12:01pm
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      • I have a pg kid, they hate it on here. Lots of jealous, petty moms. I would try anything before medication. 10-20-2014 11:57am
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        • What is PG? 10-20-2014 11:57am
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          • It's an iq score range 10-20-2014 12:00pm
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    • Rudoplf Steiner? 10-20-2014 11:56am
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  2. Preschool Do you know anyone who reconciled after separation? Grasping at straws here, I guess; DH wants a divorce and I hope that he will realize while being on his own that the problems...(more) 10-20-2014 8:31am (15 replies)
    aren't fully the marriage.
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    • do you want a divorce? 10-20-2014 8:33am
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      • I'm on the fence. If I'm right about what is fixable, I would be. If not then no. 10-20-2014 8:36am
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    • Is the problem that he's having an affair? 10-20-2014 8:33am
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      • No. I believe he's depressed for a number if reasons after five really hard years of entrepreneurial stress, my having been ill and other fun things. 10-20-2014 8:38am
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        • Why does he say he wants divorce 10-20-2014 8:42am
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    • You posted on preschool, BTW. Go to toddler 10-20-2014 8:33am
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      • you go 1st 10-20-2014 8:35am
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        • No, you!...(more) 10-20-2014 8:36am
          See -- definitely preschool behavior
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      • Op here--not sure why toddler different. My kid's in preschool. 10-20-2014 8:39am
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        • np: the names of the board don't mean anything anymore. Toddler is just where everyone posts everything (except for special needs stuff). many of the women on there already have...(more) 10-20-2014 8:42am
          kids in H.S. by now.
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          • Oh! Didn't realize this. Thanks! 10-20-2014 8:52am
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    • I have a cousin who did. They were apart for a year or so when their oldest dc was about a year old. He's in his 20's now. 10-20-2014 8:45am
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      • Thanks. I hope this is me one day. 10-20-2014 8:50am
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  3. Preschool DH and I've been thru awful five years w his company struggling and my fighting cancer. He's announced he's leaving. I think the marriage is salvageable but I can't push it or...(more) 10-19-2014 3:21pm (15 replies)
    he'll slam (not jus close) the door. I believe he's depressed and has been for a long time. Am I foolish to hope he'll miss DCs and me enough to examine his feelings and try again after we've been apart for a while? I don't think he's thought this through.
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    • he's leaving you while you have the cancer? 10-19-2014 3:23pm
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    • He'll come back. 10-19-2014 3:23pm
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    • I am sorry. Have you guys tried marriage counseling? Would he be willing to try that? 10-19-2014 3:23pm
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      • No--he doesn't believe in counseling 10-19-2014 3:29pm
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    • I'm terribly sorry. Re your question: of course, anything's possible. See if he'll do therapy w you, even if he moves out. GL 10-19-2014 3:23pm
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    • Counseling? 10-19-2014 3:23pm
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    • You'd want him back? 10-19-2014 3:26pm
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    • Miss that really how you think "through" is spelled? 10-19-2014 3:27pm
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      • ^ is 10-19-2014 3:27pm
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      • You need to reread the post, jackass. You read it incorrectly. 10-19-2014 3:32pm
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    • Op: I am still in treatment but appear to be in remission. Having reconstructive breast surgery in December 10-19-2014 3:28pm
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    • I don't know but I think that if someone is depressed, that could go the other way. Losing their family would certainly send most people somewhere dark. Depressed people typically...(more) 10-19-2014 3:28pm
      have a hard time being proactive. That's part of the disorder.
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      • Op: I agree; that's why I think he's not thinking clearly. He just wants an end to his pain and he thinks we are it but I really do not think we are. 10-19-2014 3:30pm
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        • Yeah, I don't know what the answer is but I think of the old analogy of putting your oxygen mask on before helping the invalid next to you. Save yourself, get strong, and only...(more) 10-19-2014 3:33pm
          then can you help others. I know it's not that cut and dry though.
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  4. Preschool How do you see texts on iCloud? 10-6-2014 11:06am (1 reply)
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  5. Preschool This post has been disliked 5 times. showI am fed up with all the crooked Italians out here in nj. They're all a bunch of morally challenged crooks that deal in cash only. Tax 10-6-2014 10:25am (10 replies)
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    • My jewish MIL does the same thing. It's not only ITalians. 10-6-2014 10:25am
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      • I'm surrounded by Italians out here. It's disgusting and they all do it. Running businesses retail business that are cash only just stinks of crooked. 10-6-2014 10:29am
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      • this! 10-6-2014 10:31am
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    • ANTI-ITALIAN BIGOT IS UP EARLY 10-6-2014 10:26am
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    • Hmm.. I'm in NJ. Where are these dreadful Italians? 10-6-2014 10:26am
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    • Do not take the bait, ladies 10-6-2014 10:27am
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    • Pro tip: watch less tv 10-6-2014 10:27am
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    • it's not just italians. dumb bigot 10-6-2014 10:29am
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  6. Preschool Birthday venues in manhattan for turning 4 asd kid; appreciate any suggestions. Would a cooking class setting work? or what about art farm? don't want a very loud venue but other...(more) 10-4-2014 9:52am (1 reply)
    suggestions appreciated.
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    • Art farm is crazy loud. Post on toddler or sn 10-4-2014 9:55am
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  7. Preschool Yikes. 3rd grade Dd got back first common core math test yesterday. Of the 28 kids in her math group (the advanced but not gifted group) only 8 kids got >50%. Ugh. 9-27-2014 8:48am (2 replies)
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    • what exactly is a common core test? 9-27-2014 8:48am
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    • That's why they do an assessment at the beginning of the year. The kids have until the spring to get to where they need to be. Don't panic. 9-27-2014 8:50am
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  8. Preschool Dd has always gravitated to boys instead of girls. She thinks girls 9-24-2014 9:39pm (1 reply)
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    • ^^oops posted to wrong board 9-24-2014 9:40pm
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  9. Preschool If you drink lattes, which flavor do you get and where do you get it from? 9-22-2014 2:31pm (4 replies)
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    • almond milk latte 9-22-2014 2:32pm
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    • soy latte, starbucks generally - they use the soymilk I like 9-22-2014 2:32pm
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    • Soy, mocha or hazelnut. 9-22-2014 2:53pm
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    • pumkin spice - starbucks, maple - gorilla, vanilla - think 9-30-2014 1:09pm
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  10. Preschool I love Honest Tea. 9-22-2014 2:03pm (0 replies)
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  11. Preschool It was just winter like a week ago! Wtf! Where did the time go?!?! 9-22-2014 2:01pm (1 reply)
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    • it was a cool summer 9-22-2014 2:01pm
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  12. Preschool It's nippley outside 9-22-2014 1:56pm (0 replies)
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  13. Preschool Does your 3 yr old know brand names? Of high end clothing 9-22-2014 1:56pm (9 replies)
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    • lol. no. 9-22-2014 1:56pm
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    • Nope. But one 3yo in dd's preschool prefers lanvin shoe boxes for her projects. 9-22-2014 1:57pm
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    • no, but he knows my starbucks order 9-22-2014 1:58pm
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    • No 9-22-2014 1:58pm
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    • He know he likes to wear Buzz Lightyear shirts, that's about it 9-22-2014 2:00pm
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    • Lol no 9-22-2014 2:01pm
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    • My 15 yo ds only knows brand name sneakers - the rest of his clothes, doesn't care. 9-22-2014 2:01pm
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    • my 5yo dd doesn't have a clue - my 9yo ds only knows sports brands 9-22-2014 2:02pm
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    • a few things...like he signs this song, j's on my feet, uh_huh. it's funny, but he also has a teenaged brother and sister 9-22-2014 2:07pm
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  14. Preschool Afterschool nanny was 30 min late to pickup. Stern warning? Fire?...(more) 9-15-2014 4:48pm (8 replies)
    She's often late. We only found out this time because the school called. WWYD?
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    • Have it out with her, then maybe fire. this is not OK 9-15-2014 4:49pm
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    • fire 9-15-2014 4:50pm
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    • Fire her 9-15-2014 4:50pm
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    • Yes, fire. Once is one thing, assuming she had a good excuse. But often? No, it is basically her entire job to be there on time. 9-15-2014 4:50pm
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    • Time for a new sitter. 9-15-2014 4:50pm
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    • final warning, if it happens again termination without pay. But first ask her if there is anything you can do to help her get there ontime 9-15-2014 4:52pm
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    • fire now. she doesn't give a fuck about your kisd 9-15-2014 4:53pm
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    • I'd fire her. 9-15-2014 4:57pm
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  15. Preschool Where do you find good free printables for kids?...(more) 9-10-2014 9:23am (1 reply)
    I found some free Eric Carle Hungry Caterpillar printabls my son loves here: http://ooh.li/e299d7e and now I want to find lots more (for free)…specifically popular characters from books.
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  16. Preschool Years ago I had a roommate with herpes and I always squatted to use the toilet and made sure to use separate towels--on the advice of my doctor brother. Sounds outrageous now to...(more) 9-1-2014 11:15pm (5 replies)
    think about it.
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    • did you share a tractor? 9-1-2014 11:15pm
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    • Why? Doc told me same thing. 9-1-2014 11:15pm
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      • His do you get by in a public bathroom? 9-1-2014 11:22pm
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        • Same thing - no sitting. Squat. It is rare and unlikely but i am grossed out by others' urine anyway, so its fine. And yes, i wipe the seat. 9-1-2014 11:24pm
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    • Not at all outrageous. It can be transferred from the seat. 9-1-2014 11:16pm
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  17. Preschool I don't have the herp but DH has always maintained that when dating he'd have preferred a girl who did vs a girl who hate 9-1-2014 11:07pm (10 replies)
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    • what? 9-1-2014 11:08pm
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    • I like a man with athletes foot or eczema. 9-1-2014 11:08pm
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      • Those are OK, but ringworm is the best. 9-1-2014 11:12pm
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        • Come on people, psoriasis! 9-1-2014 11:12pm
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    • Op--sorry got cut off. Meant women who hated to have sex enough to at least maybe have gotten it. Which of course is offensive in its own way that he'd associate it with...(more) 9-1-2014 11:10pm
      promiscuity. On the other hand, he kind of admired promiscuity as long as it came from really enjoying sex.
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      • He sounds like a winner. 9-1-2014 11:10pm
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      • You married this guy? Wow. 9-1-2014 11:11pm
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        • Believe it or not, yes. 15 years on still very happy with him. 9-1-2014 11:12pm
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      • I hope he makes a lot of money. 9-1-2014 11:11pm
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        • Private equity. Yes. But I make a lot too. 9-1-2014 11:13pm
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  18. Preschool Any recommendations for a good art easel for a small nyc apartment? I have a great narrow table top one now but my dd is getting too tall for it. 8-24-2014 2:10pm (0 replies)
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  19. Preschool Why does my newly 3 year old still mess up basic questions like age - I asked him how old he was and sometimes he gives me his name, sometimes his age and sometimes makes up a #?...(more) 8-22-2014 11:40am (4 replies)
    That doesn't seem right for 3, does it?
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    • because he knows the answer and you know the answer. why do you keep asking? 8-22-2014 11:49am
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      • b/c he had speech delays, ear tubes, fine motor delays. i'm just trying to gauge if this is residual from some of his early develoipment issues or peers do the same. doesn't seem...(more) 8-22-2014 11:54am
        typical to me but was hoping board could give ma gauge.
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    • 8yo with language delays started getting tested then and the testers were never sure if he was just messing with them. 8-22-2014 11:58am
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      • Op: yeah hard to tell - he can ask /answer all sorts of?s, including why so I'm just perplexed on why this is so hard for him. 8-22-2014 12:37pm
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  20. Preschool Which neuropsych other than Salsberg would you recommend for...(more) 8-15-2014 1:30pm (2 replies)
    a second-grader in the fall? DC is PDD-NOS, apraxic, low tone with overall delay. We want to know the true functional level of DC and to find out the most appropriate educational setting. Currently at a private SN. Thank you so much!
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    • In NYC? We like the clinic program at NY Presbyterian, saw Dr. Gopin. 8-15-2014 1:32pm
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      • yes, nyc. thank you. Does Presbytarian accept insurance? 8-17-2014 10:52am
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  21. Preschool If you have a child who has slow processing, what has helped? DC gets OT/PT/speech, but I'm investigating other possible options that could help. Thanks 8-14-2014 11:24pm (3 replies)
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    • This post has been disliked 6 times. showlol you have a retard kid 8-14-2014 11:25pm
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      • Lol your kids have a retard mom 8-14-2014 11:26pm
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        • Np/that is a dad. Same creep who posted lingerie. 8-14-2014 11:27pm
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  22. Preschool How long married? Unhappy? 8-12-2014 11:03pm (5 replies)
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    • 11 years. happy for the most parts, with intermittant complete suckiness. 8-12-2014 11:03pm
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    • 16 years, happy 8-12-2014 11:04pm
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    • 10 years this month. Very happy, though we have our moments. 8-12-2014 11:05pm
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    • 13. i am learning that dh cannot provide the emotional intimacy i need. 8-12-2014 11:06pm
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    • 12, happy as can be 8-12-2014 11:08pm
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  23. Preschool What is the difference b/w autism and asbergeurs (sp)? 8-8-2014 10:09am (10 replies)
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    • asbergeurs is a subset of autism. 8-8-2014 10:09am
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      • so autism encompasses a huge range of different dx 8-8-2014 10:10am
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        • yes, it's autism SPECTRUM disorder, so there's a spectrum of severity 8-8-2014 10:11am
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    • the latter is less severe 8-8-2014 10:10am
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    • asperger's is a subset of autism. Usually characterized by milder symptoms - primarily social issues, inability to interpret social cues, obsessive behavior, etc... But aspies...(more) 8-8-2014 10:11am
      usually have at least an average iq
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      • np: yep. and high functioning aspie's can do quite well professionally, often in IT or engineering related fields. 8-8-2014 10:12am
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        • yes. Although I hate that many people assume most aspies are merely quirky. It can also be quite limiting. My brother has aspergers and while he's quite functional, he's more...(more) 8-8-2014 10:14am
          than just eccentric.
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    • aspergers is no longer a thing 8-8-2014 10:14am
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      • as in it's not fashionable? because i assure you people have it. 8-8-2014 10:15am
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        • no, it is not recognized as a disorder by the new DSM 8-8-2014 10:17am
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  24. Preschool Is there a way to delete posts you have written? 8-8-2014 10:08am (2 replies)
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  25. Preschool Just moved into a new to us house. There are no toilet paper holders, previous I...(more) 8-5-2014 11:07pm (7 replies)
    Owners must have used those toilet paper stand things. Should I buy the stands or the ones that are screwed into the wall?
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    • DO NOT buy a tp stand. So freaking tacky 8-5-2014 11:07pm
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      • Why is it tacky? 8-5-2014 11:11pm
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    • Wall. The stands look like clutter to me 8-5-2014 11:07pm
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    • Wall 8-5-2014 11:07pm
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    • I like the stands 8-5-2014 11:09pm
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    • One thing about the stands, you can buy them for now and they are easy enough to toss and replace. 8-5-2014 11:10pm
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