Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The 9-year change

In my last post I mentioned the 9-year change. We just discussed this topic in-depth in our recent class meeting and it's goooooood.

Here are some symptoms to look for:
• Secrecy.
• Alone time. Children around this age (remember, it could start as early as 8 years old) want to be alone.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Waldorf Education

Just had our parent teacher conference yesterday and of course, it's no surprise that I love this education. What really warmed my heart yesterday was that the teacher spoke to me about the 9-year change. Oh, it's real.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Behavioral Optometry

I was speaking to a mom friend today who was telling me about her son and how he has been going to a behavioral optometrist. I have never heard of this! Her son had been experiencing what seeed like sensory disorder. He would lean on her whenever she was nearby. He would freak out sometimes when people entered into his personal space. He was in a classroom of 8 children and often could not cope. Obvi, when you hear these symptoms, you think oh, ADHD or sensory perception disorder.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Other people's kids

I spend a good amount of time checking out other people's kids. You know, like, kid envy maybe? I see these other kids and they seem so sweet and I think, "Why can't my kid be like that?" And then I remind myself, "Well...you aren't the kindest. You don't really speak in a sweet voice except to your dog..." And then I sort of shrug my shoulders and sigh.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Through what lens?

Had a conversation with the hubs the other day. I was lamenting that my dyed hair was not bright enough. Why don't they make permanent dye in brighter colors? I wish I had asked that one girl what dye she used...

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The cost of convenience

About a month ago, we drove back from SF to LA and since it was Christmas day, In-n-Out, our regular stop in Kettleman City was closed. Boohoo. So, we had to just go to Baja Fresh? Or something like that? I was really kind of bummed because despite the fact that In-n-Out is still fast food, I make concessions for In-n-Out. I usually will never look at any other fast food because it's just simply gross. In-n-out is most definitely gross too but I think they are just a tad better than the rest. Their menu is so simple and really the only thing gross is the meat.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Moms of Middle Schoolers

My sister forwarded me an article on NPR the other day. It's about moms of middle schoolers and how they often will feel challenged. The article almost likens middle school parenting to new child parenting but says it's even worse.