I LOVE pinterest! We've just put DS on a gluten-free diet (it's helped his attention span TREMENDOUSLY!), and I've found a lot of great recipes on there. I also made a lot of Christmas decorations that I found there.
It CAN definitely be a time-suck if you aren't careful, though. We're hopefully moving this summer, and I've found a lot of ideas for organization and kids stuff. View Thread
I'm feeling very thankful that we get to put this off for a little while longer still... since DS is on an IEP, and has been in school for 2 years, I don't have to do anything to register him here... Besides that, we are hoping to be moving this summer, so I'll be putting it off until then, I guess. View Thread
I'm not surprised by the report either. The issue is really the parents, because they don't teach good eating habits. My 5 year old DS goes to Pre-K, where the parents are expected to provide community snacks. We can't send anything in that is not pre-packaged, BUT, the number of bags of mini cookies and juice boxes that get sent in is very frustrating. I'm not against giving DS treats, but I don't think having cookies every day is a good way to instill good eating habits. I wish we could just send in a bag of apples, but we aren't allowed to do that, so we've taken to sending in fruit cups.
I think one of the other issues is the trend towards using coupons for saving money. How many times do you see a coupon for a head of lettuce or a bag of grapes? My BFF is a "couponer," and I'm always frustrated to see the pictures she posts of her deals - TONS of unhealthy processed foods, sugary juices and sodas, and NO fruit or vegetables (and she complains that her 6 year old won't eat healthy stuff - I wonder why?).
Haylen, you aren't being a pessimist. I agree with you, but I don't know what to do about it either, except that we can teach our children, and hope it rubs off on other parents.View Thread
I'd take him to the doctor or dentist. If it's a canker sore, it could be the start of Hand Foot Mouth disease. Or it could be that he has a sore throat, or really anything. I hope he feels better soon!View Thread
Before you get too upset about what your pediatrician found, please remember that he isn't an expert in urological issues - wait and see what the urologist says. That being said, the urologist will most likely order a VCUG and ultrasound. The VCUG will involve a catheter injecting fluid with a dye in it so they can watch where it all goes between the kidneys, ureters, and exiting the body. I'm sure he'll also check for a UTI and kidney infections. I don't know that either issue your pedi mentioned would make a 5 year old START having accidents, but it's good that you are getting a referral. Also, if the specialist starts talking surgery right away, definitely get a second opinion. My 5 year old son is under the care of a urologist for a different issue (but will be released this month, finally!!!!), but our first urologist was pushing me to have surgery done when he wasn't even 1, and he ended up outgrowing the issue.
Awww, thanks everyone! He had a great day today, and was so excited to get home from school and see his BIG BOY BIKE!!!! He even managed to pedal it a short way through the kitchen (it was raining today). We went for sushi dinner (his choice), and he got to read some new Captain Underpants books before bed. It was a great birthday, and now I have to get ready for his PARTY!!!View Thread