Well, I got it from Rock Hound Design from the world's largest craft fair, Etsy. William Bollinger is the artist. It was ridiculously inexpensive, arrived on time and well-packaged and it's really pretty close up. Love the colors. Thanks, William!!
Thanks for asking, listeners! I always like to share my "finds" with you!
It's not all bad, so no sighing. He presented a plan to Mom and Dad with the goal of paying off his student loans. He can't pay them down and pay rent, too. He thinks this will take a year.
I gave them some guidelines as to making this successful as long as there is an exit date and a transition plan from the start.
I also told her that I'd find her a solid resource with information to help them to avoid getting into a jam and compromising their lives or their relationship with their son.
Under One Roof Again: All Grown Up and (Re-)Learning to Live Happily Together by Susan Newman, PhD. I'm going to buy one for myself! You just never know, do you? Check it out. Costs about $17. Seems to be well worth it!
Kids who are 2 years old (and beyond) need both of their hands to explore their environment and take care of themselves (feeding, toileting, playing!). Thumbsucking after 2 can significantly interfere with jaw development and certainly tooth alignment.
Speech problems resulting from thumbsucking can interfere with reading and writing and especially, social development. They may have articulation difficulties that make their language unintelligible to others.
Start working on dialing back the thumsucking.
If your son is particularly "oral", consider a chewy tube. Check out this website.
If Momma can't get the behavior resolved, she may have to find an Occupational Therapist or a Speech and Language Therapist to provide consultation or therapy.
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association has a referral base if you can't get a solid recommendation from your pediatrician. As for Occupational Therapists, the American Occupational Therapy Association website should also help guide you.
If you need something a bit more tame, they have a "Feed the Stingrays" adventures whereby you dine at the "Chat 'n' Chill" and share your meal with stingrays.
Go, pay and play! Do good works while you vacation.
A feat of engineering, this little guy will move all over the house and even twist itself around to find the optimal light exposure for your plants. Check it out here.
I explained that he may actually have a health/medical issue and the symptoms erupt at night which then, give rise to his upsetting themes in his dreams.
For example, those with COPD and asthma can have dreams whereby they're trapped and suffocating.
People with chronic pain conditions have sleep that is frequently disrupted. We typically associate disrupted sleep with bad dreams, so we assume we're having bad dreams.
Regardless, he needs to keep a brief diary of the themes of the dreams and see his doctor.
If he has a chronic pain syndrome, perhaps radio frequency ablation therapy might help. This therapy involves burning nerve endings to quiet them down a bit. The nerve endings are likely to grow back, but the procedure can be repeated and benefits may last a year or more. Check out this article for some basic information and see your doctor!
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