When my Mil died, we explained to my then 4 yo daughters in a very matter-of-fact way that she had died and that she was no longer in pain. 2 days later we all went to the funeral which was, as we explained to the girls, to allow us to say good bye to her. One of them asked to see her in her coffin - which we allowed (and no, she wasn't traumatized).
We weren't sure that they had taken it all in until a week or so later. Léonie went upstairs to go to the toilet. Grandma's door (she had a sort of living room beside her bedroom where she spent her days) was open. I saw Léonie go along the corridor andquietly close the door. I was close to tears but I knew that she had understood ...View Thread
I see many posts here that are not really parenting posts. Could WebMD please look into the reason for this (bad direction, links that end here that shouldn't, etc.). It is a pity that people who are seeking help find themselves in the wrong place and thus get no help.View Thread
I know nothing about autism but think the best thing you could do is get an evaluation from Early Intervention. Then at least you'll know if there's a problem (with his speech notably) and if not their report should stop your husband worrying.
Personally, I just think he's a very active toddler.View Thread
Supposing she's suffering from two different things? Supposing she is suffering from a chronic ear infection plus something else? Is it possible that she might have a food allergy? Or possibly Celiac's?View Thread
And it's not the only thing that has been overused in the past. My MIL was horrified one day when she discovered that our local doc didn't give us an X-ray at every visit "just to be sure everything was all right...". I was staggered. Turned out that when my partner was a child, their family doctor had an X-ray machine and he used it EVERY time he saw a patient. Seemed that it reassured my MIL. So, as far as she was concerned, our doctor was incompetent View Thread