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bloodpara posted to parenting101 August 20 2014, 15:20

Hair hurting?

This might be a strange question, but what could be reasons for hair hurting? My 4 year old has come up to me the past few days and told me his hair hurts. He has a pretty short cut and I looked through it and there aren't any bruises or bites and nothing alive in there. He says it doesn't itch. Google doesn't help because it only comes up with results for head hurting, not hair. I'm not sure if it's something I need to go to the doctor for, it seems a little out there. Any advice?
amarook posted to parenting101 August 20 2014, 05:03


Today my doctor told me she wants my son tested for aspergers.... I've had my suspicions.... But haven't wanted to face them.. I didn't bring it up to her at all... I didn't want to coerce an opinion out of her... I wanted it to be of her own observation...

And she asked me if I had any concerns about his development...  I said no, even though I did, just because I wanted to see what she would say. She looked at me as if I was crazy. Then she said, I'd like to have him tested for aspergers... It was like a kick in the gut.

His dad feels like somehow this is his fault because we've suspected for a long time that he and his dad are probably in the aspergers scale....

It's a hard pill to swallow.... My son is amazing. He's been fixated on letters and numbers since early on.
He has been able to read simple books since he was 2, he's now 3 1/2. He knows how to use an abacus to solve math problems. He has a leap pad Ultra and He LOVES it. He is now doing multiplications problems on there without the use of the abacus. He's AMAZING... But he has no clue how to interact with other kids.
I have a friend who has a boy 2 weeks older than Derek, and they are SO different.
 He's been having trouble with potty training too. He has been for a bit now, but he HATES to poop, and holds it for days. The doctor had me put him on miralax to try and make the poop soft so he HAS to poop. She said they can damage their colon by stretching it out.

So I'm kinda feeling... unsure, and a little sad... Anyone else in this position? Can you tell me what the test is like? Can you tell me what indications your child showed?

Many thanks!

My baby.
petite_star posted to parenting101 August 19 2014, 11:16

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My 2 year old shoved his little kids table (I'm 6 ft and it comes up to my knees) under the window sill, was standing in the window sill, fell backwards, landed on his bum on the table, then fell over onto the floor on his side.. he cried a lot, i'm not sure if he hurt his neck though he moved it fine and he just nursed/cried to sleep and is breathing ok.

He was holding on to his left wrist and woke up crying again but I can't find anything visibly wrong with it and he nursed back to sleep again.. He's also got a reddish lump (but not really like  lump..bruise i guess?) on his left side of his forehead so he definitely hit his head. :/

He should be ok right? 
ladycoreopsis posted to parenting101 August 14 2014, 18:48

FYI: BLWers in LA

I got this message through LJ mail from Gill Rapley of baby-led weaning fame and figured it wouldn't hurt to broadcast it to a wider audience of parents.

"Hi BLWers! I've been approached by the producer of The Doctors TV show (www.thedoctorstv.com) for a feature on BLW. Because I'm over in the UK, I can only take part by Skype but they'd like someone in the studio too. Is there a BLWer out there who lives in the Los Angeles area and would be interested in taking part? If so, please email me: gill@rapleyweaning.com. Thanks!"

X-posted to babyledweaners
flawlessglitch posted to parenting101 August 14 2014, 11:03

Riding The Bus + Yearly Physical

My oldest son is starting Kindergarten in a couple weeks and he will be taking the bus to and from school. Not my first choice but his school has set it up to where it's basically the only feasible option. (Late release times for non-bus kids, parking all the way across the multi-school compound and needing to walk them in and out every day, a one way in, one way out road that can take well over an hour just to turn off of during school traffic, etc.)

For right now, he's excited. He's said he thinks he will be a little nervous that day but right now is happy with the idea. I, however, have a feeling that's going to change drastically. He's just a very sensitive kid in general and doesn't take well to sudden big changes...which is all of Kindergarten.

What did you guys do or say with your kids to get them adjusted to the bus? Is there anything I can do to make him comfortable since I won't be there to do anything about it once he's on? Stories about how your kids were terrified and it turned out perfectly fine also welcome because I'm inwardly having a panic attack ;)

Second question. I was a complete fail mother and forgot that he needed a new physical before he went to school this year. So I just set it up yesterday and it isn't until 2 weeks after school starts. He had a physical a year ago at the same time (school starts the 5th, his physical was on the 4th of last year). If I send them the paperwork from that appointment and note that he will have an updated one in a couple weeks, will that be okay do you think? They're not going to make him miss two weeks of school for that, right? Anyone have a similar situation that worked out that they want to tell me about so I can, yet again, stop panicking.

Thank you all!
quantumchick posted to parenting101 August 13 2014, 22:32

potty training issue (of the #2 variety)

I need some sage advice from the more seasoned parents out there. My two-and-a-half-year-old daughter is almost fully potty trained. She wears cotton training pants during the day (we call them "underwear"), and pull-ups for naps and bedtime because I am not ready to conquer that battle yet. She goes to daycare five days a week and has gone several day stretches without accidents at home and at school.

Everything is all good on the #1 front. The problem is #2. She is conscious of when she has to poop and will tell us that she needs privacy. She will go into a corner and poop in her underwear. But she absolutely refuses to try to poop on the toilet. This has been going on for months at this point, despite multiple incentives encouraging her to use the toilet to poop(we sing songgs, have a special My Little Pony that she really wants sitting on the counter waiting until she poops on the toilet, etc.). We have been very patient with her and have tried to let her lead the process but I am 100% sure that there is no fear of the potty here. Something else is up.

Does anyone have any suggestions to encourage her to poop in the toilet? I'd really like to stop having to do laundry every day. :)
ext_2584942 posted to babywearer_sale August 12 2014, 03:44

Emma Stone: ★℡〠Life is not water, always will appear many out of the blu...

★℡〠Life is not water, always will appear many out of the blue thing! (Full version)

Have time to really think you stupid, learn to harvest;
Through the four seasons, my emotions are different colors;
Life is not water, it will always spark off a lot of unexpected things.
Mountains collapsed in the front but looked calm,
The storm rises suddenly but poised place it, it is unusual.
Save often requires sophisticated mind, also need a good mentality.
More thinking and less exciting, love more and hate less, lifebecomes more beautiful.

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