DD(10) has lost 14 so far but only 8 came out on their own. For the first 8 teeth, we did $5 for the first tooth and then $2 bills for the rest. When she was 8.5 we discovered she had impacted eye teeth and she and had to start getting baby teeth pulled. At that point, the amount became more random and dependant on the extent of the dental invasion. Usually between $5-$10 per tooth. She was definately a wiggler and loved touching them and trying to pull them out though.
DS( has lost 7 teeth. He's got $5 for the first and $2 bills for all but one front tooth he lost on Christmas Eve, that one brought in a special delivery of $10. He hates touching/wiggling/pulling the loose teeth and literally waits until the permanent teeth push the baby tooth out.
DD(5) has not lost anything, which is typical of my kids. Both older kids lost the bottom center teeth just before turning 6 and then the other 6 front teeth between 7 and 8.5.View Thread
2) DD1 has a math page every night (10-15 minutes max), a Language Arts writing assignment every week (20-30 minutes), a PE writing assignmnet every month (30-45 minutes) and the occasional Science or Social Stiudies reading/writing assignment (10-15 minutes).
DS has a math page every night (5-10 minutes max).
3) Most nights DD1 is done in less than 30 minutes with whatever combination of things she needs to do but also reads for 20-60 minutes before bed each night. DS is usually done in 5 and then reads for 15-20 minutes before bed.
4) Normally, I don't do much to help. They both know what to do in math and usually don't even need me to check it. M will often ask to read her written assignments aloud to me but I try to only listen and not edit too much. I do help more with bigger reports and projects (CA Mission project, Family Heritage project, etc.) but there is only one of those for 2nd grade and two during 4th grade.
5) I think both of them are capable of independent work and need to be held responsible for getting it done correctly with minimal assistance. I still remind the 2nd grader to do his nightly math work and have both of them check their assignment day planners (which are provided by the school and filled out by the kids each afternoon) but that's about it.View Thread
I've "outgrown" the board twice already and now my baby will soon be five. I always figured everyone would jump to the empty grade school board just to keep our brag posts and happy updates going so that the moms with new pre schoolers could move here and feel comfortable (as opposed to being frightened away with talks of scary six through ten-year-olds... LOL) but it never happened. I think we, at least I, stayed b/c Hayeln was so good at her job and also had an older kiddo.
In any case, I miss you guys. These boards have been a fun place for me for 10 years now. Does anyone else remember when there was only 1 or 2 parenting boards?View Thread
I would be upfront and honest with him. Tell him that is toe needs to be fixed so that his foot will stay healthy as he grows older, bigger and stronger. Reassure him you will be there for him and that everything will be fine. Between now and then mention it occasionally but try not to make it into a big ordeal, which will only cause anxiety and worry on his part (not things he should be faced with).
My oldest has had a few oral surgeries and this is how we've approach each one. She has done fabulously and while the morning of is always a bit scary, with support and encouragement and non emotional explainations she has never been frightened.View Thread
I can't believe DS turned 8 last Saturday. He literally grew overnight and the morning of his birthday was taller, broader and much more mature. He even called me "mother". Just this past weekend he tried 3 new foods, did chores with zero complaint and helped his little sister put her clothes away and clean up a huge spill just to be nice. To top it off, yesterday after skiing, he gave me the Starburst candy chew that he earned from his coach. So sweet for a sweet loving boy!
Of course by 6pm last night he was running a fever and vomiting every 30 minutes. It has been 16 very miserable hours for him but he's been a real trooper and boy does it help to have him in this new frame of mind. Maybe DH will take notice....View Thread
We've tried several summer day camps through the years when the older two were smaller but finally settled on one that they all LOVE and look forward to each year. It's called Camp Galileo and is science and art based but also has a great outdoor activity component. The weekely themes are very interesting and they have 9-3 hours with the option of extended hours to make it 8-6; I believe and a half-day option for my soon to be 5 year old.
Registration just started and I got a great discounts for enrolling them early and for multiple sessions. DS and DD2 will go for 4 weeks and DD1 for 1 week. The cost averages out to be a little less than 300 per week or $2600 for them to all go.
DD1 will also attend a 3-week theater camp which is $1200 and both DS and DD1 will go away for 2 weeks this August. That runs close to 5k with our sibling and early enrollement discount. DH and I always joke that school tuition is cheaper than their summer stuff.View Thread
He'll do great, in fact, assuming the class is full of active happy 4-year olds, I bet he'll find a friend or two within the first hour and within a week it will be as familiar as ever.
My pre-k'er is a social whirlwind. She loves to play, create, build, climb, run and sing. She also loves to learn, make new friends and experience life without me there. I think most kids are similar and find comfort in new enviroments much easier than we do.
I guess my advice would be to NOT let him pick up on your nervousness. Best of luck!View Thread
I would not tell the school to "stop this" based on a brief phone conversation with the peditrician's office. They are concerned and therefore doing what they feel is in the best interest of your child. Instead of being appalled try supporting their efforts and investigating these issues a bit further. Make an appointment, bring in their reports and move on from there. if your doctor won't even see him then I would find one who would.View Thread
My oldest DD and DS went back to school this morning after being out for three weeks and little DD went back after her two week preschool break. We had a fabulous Holiday but all 5 of us were ready for the old routine again. Their ski teams really helped keep them on a good daytime/bedtime schedule and they got plenty of exercise so all in all geting up and moving this morning was easy. In addition, both girls have gymnastics classes that start up again today so they were very excited to get home again.
Our public K-8 schools got out on the 21st as well and do not start back until tomorrow.View Thread