In Indiana you have to be 5 by (oh they keep moving it...so this may have changed) August 1st to be eligilble to attend/start kindergarden. This does not mean you have to send them. They only have to be in a formal education setting by age 7 wether that be homeschooling or regular kindergarten.
You may check to see if Florida's law reads something like that, too. Her there are a lot of parents that choose to send there kids to Kindergarten as a 6 year old (especially boys).
I didn't realize Indiana and Florida where so close....I really thought they were atleast 1000 miles apart but I must be wrong because their views on sending kids to Kindergarten are the same.
Here in Indiana a child does not have to be in a forrmal educational setting until they are 7. So that means you do not have to send your child to kindergarten until then. Well, lets just say last year my district tried to tell me because of funding Collin (who's birthday is 2/1/00) had to go to Kindergarden!!! He would have been in kindergarden at 5yrs and was not ready. They told me he had to go on because of funding.
Well, if you know me this DID NOT go over well considering I work for the government and know that you cannot decide not to do something (placement included) based on money/lack of funding if it is written into law that you provide it.
I called the State Board of Educations and got all of my ducks in line before the IEP to trasition Collin into Kindergarden. When I went in I listened to all they had to say then politely told her that I have been in contact with the state office and she cannot make me send Collin on to Kindergarden until he is 7 even if there is a funding issue and went through all the laws with her. She asked me to get this for her in writing. I told her NO if it is different it is your place to provide it to me in writing and prove to me I am wrong!!
Long story short, she back peddled and said because his birthday was after 12/31 he could stay in preschool one more year!!!
He switched preschool...which is a whole different thread and story. This has made the world of difference for Collin!!! Last year Collin had some behavior issues with the teachers at school (I did not have them at home) but this year he has changed so much. On Tues and Thurs he is in a special ed class but on M, W, F he is in a regular ed class with 25 children and no aid and is thriving!!!
Let me help you a little with the healthy eating. Now I may be mistaken but I really don't think so. Because I am never wrong ;D
Well, when I make cakes, I know they have FLOUR (Grain), EGGS (Protien), BUTTER (Dairy), SUGAR and Vanilla (all natural). So I really don't see what the problem is ?!?!? I have covered most of the food groups!
I have 4 and there is anywhere from 21 to 28 months in between each of them. I don't feel that is to close or to far apart. I can say that there is 25 months between Collin (who is now 6) and Lauren (who will be 4 in 3 weeks) and while she was a surprise in more ways than one she is one of the best things we could have ever done for Collin. She has pulled him right along.
I honestly beleive there is not perfect time to plan children. Heck if we waited to have kids until we could afford them....we wouldn't have any!!!
That is so neat. A little girl who is just about Regans age did a report on DS last fall. She used pictures of Collin and his Karyotype. The report turned out to be really neat and informative. I was really amazed at just how knowledgeable on the subject she is.
At our school they take picture 2x a year. A formal picture in the fall and casual in the spring. Well I completely forgot the spring pictures. It did not get filed in the right memory bank and was lost. The kids went to school in well....lets just say not there best clothes or looking there best but you know what, those pictures turned out to be some of the best pictures I have of the kids!!!
My heart is crying for you right now. We went through this last fall with my daughter. I was sitting on the floor pulling her white/blonde hair back and noticed something that I thought moved. Started looking closer and there were several things moving on her head. GROSS!!!
To make a very very long story short...it took us 3 weeks and 2 treatments to get rid of it. I had to treat everything!!!. But, on the bright side. None of my boys caught those little cridders and neither did me or my DH....a very very good thing.
I found that yes they really do like clean hair and because my boys have such short hair they really didn't like that either.
My oldest Griffin (sniff sniff who is now 10) started drooling at about 3 months. It was like I forgot to turn the faucet off!!! Drool everywhere!! I had to change his clothes several times a day because he would have them soaking wet and he was wearing BIBS. I thought forsure he was teething. The child didn't get his first tooth until 2 weeks before his 1st Birthday.
With all that rambling what I was trying to say is don't wait to post a picture until she gets her 1st tooth....that could be months away!!!!
Cindy, no I don't think you are being negative. Your just throwing something out there and giving us food for thought.
I might kick myself later for doing this but I'm going to throw the 2nd course out.
Here's my take on this....I don't think the boy was actually good enough to make the team but the coach was impressed enough with him to put him on as team manager. He wanted to keep him involved. The young man rose to the occassion!!! Did what he was suppose to for the team and practiced with them. I think the coach saw all of his hard work and instead of putting another player on in the opening on their roster, gave him a shot. And it payed off for all of them in a big way. Do I think the coach is a hero...NO. I just think he is an individual that could have written a boy off with special needs and didn't.