My 6 year old is going to be losing his first tooth, possibly 2 this summer. (they aren't very lose yet, but he's constantly wiggling them, so it will be sometime late summer probably) What is the going rate for the tooth fairy these days? When I was a kid, it was 50 cents for a small tooth and a dollar for a big tooth. But I've heard of some kids getting 5 or more!!! A student of mine once told me she gets $10 for the little ones and $20 for the big ones!!! My son is actually hoping he'll get a toy instead of money, but I just wanted to get a general idea of what others are doing.
Has she been tested for a UTI? I had a friend who's daughter did the same thing after starting meds, but it turned out that a side effect of the medication for her was frequent urinary tract infections.View Thread
Hello, My 6 year old son is afraid of curly hair. At first I thought it was he just didn't like it, because in December when we were planning his birthday party, he told me there were certain kids he didn't want to invite to his party, all of those kids have curly hair, and that was his only reason for not wanting to invite them. I told him he had to invite them anyway because we were inviting his whole class. Then as the months went on, anytime he saw someone with curly hair, he would try to hide or runaway. Yesterday, my hubby and I were going to watch Doctor Who on Netflix and my son started panicking and said, no, you can't watch it. I asked him why and he said because he has curly hair. I told him the one we were watching didn't have curly hair and he said ok and he was fine as we watched it. Then I asked him why it was wrong to have curly hair and he said curly hair was scary. We sat down and talked about it and he can't give me a reason why curly hair scares him, but most people that we know with curly hair are kind of scary to him, even those we have known for a long time. Help! How do I help him overcome this? The curls that scare him the most are long ringlet type curls and big curls that are close to the head. And before you ask, no, he doesn't really have any experience with clowns, however I'm sure a clowns hair would terrify him.View Thread
Another thing that I have seen as a teacher is a sensory perception disorder (SPD), it's not really about the food or how it tastes, it's how it feels. There is a little girl at the school where I used to work that has it so severely that she gags every time she eats anything that is not what she's used to. In her case, she can only tolerate crunchy foods, and like your stepson, cake makes her gag, the spongy feeling of the cake feels so off on her tongue that even the smallest bit is too much to handle. She sees an occupational therapist to help her with this issue, and since she began seeing her, she has been able to integrate a few more foods into her diet. Now I'll give you the example of my son. We found out when my son was 4 that he has celiac disease (gluten intolerance), and he could only eat a small amount of any food, (we're talking one or two bites here), but some foods caused him to have severe anxiety when presented. It turns out, those foods were the ones that caused severe gastrointestinal distress (heavy in gluten) that he was afraid of. If your stepson has a food allergy, it is possible he has developed a fear of foods he's not used to eating because in the past, new foods caused some sort of allergic reaction and discomfort for him (most likely an internal reaction that was not visible to onlookers), and therefore has developed a fear of trying any new foods. These are just a few more suggestions to look into in addition to what the PP said. Good Luck.View Thread