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    How to start 6 yr old son in martial arts - where to begin?

    I know of two places here (small town) that are having week-long summer 'camps' for children. I started two of my daughters (ages 9 and 6) this week. I think it's a good chance for them to have a feel for what martial arts are about. Also, if you're worried that your son might not like it due...
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    Stoopit neighbor , stoopit dog

    We have a Border Collie that was a stray (we live out in the country so animals tend to wander up from the road at times). We typically call animal control, but he was so friendly (and he seems to smile all the time) that we kept him. My oldest daughter (the one with autism) is a runner and he's...
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    I can feel S.A.D. creeping up...

    I wanted to post back with an update. I did follow Carol's suggestion and had her Vit D levels checked (I went ahead and made an appointment with our pediatrician). She is apparently very low on Vit D (the nurse didn't give me the numbers, just said she was very low). They didn't prescribe...
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    New to the Forum!! Greetings!

    Welcome to MT :)
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    Another New Guy

    Hi JackJack, welcome to MartialTalk. :) My mother and step-father have a sailboat and spend quite a bit of time sailing, though their trips are not far away. I'd say a week is about the longest they have ever been gone. I wish you peace in your journeys - I've always found that respect and...
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    can anyone tell me how to combat police brutality

    Eggg, Tez is right. I've seen you post on other boards and I know you are able to post without acting poorly. I have tried to help you on this board and I know that Tez has done the same. You are coming close to a point where we cannot help you, not because we don't want to, but because we...
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    can anyone tell me how to combat police brutality

    I've known Eggg prior to his coming to this board. He's not a troll. :)
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    can anyone tell me how to combat police brutality

    Hi Eggg! Is there something that you have seen that has you worried about police brutality? Even if it's only something that you have seen on the news, if you can link it here, maybe we can all look at it and see where you are coming from. The law enforcement that I've worked with before...
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    Autism scare a hoax

    I think you are correct. Currently there appear to be two forms of autism (though the differences are not discussed often). There are children who seem to have been autistic from birth - classic autism. And there are children who developed to a point and then regressed - still autism, but more...
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    Autism scare a hoax

    I don't think anyone is stating that vaccine reactions should be overlooked. Nor is anyone saying that vaccine reactions do not occur. Most (if not all) parents are given a sheet to sign that they are aware of potential reactions, including death and that they should report reactions. I...
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    Congresswoman Giffords Shot in Tucson

    [/B] Just as a point of interest, when your argument dissolves to accusing me of needing mental help, you start losing credibility. :) I'm not blindly lashing out because you don't agree with me. Nor do you anger me. I can dislike your comments without being angry and 'lashing out'. [/B]...
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    Congresswoman Giffords Shot in Tucson

    You're right I didn't like your comments. I don't think for a minute that you want to mass murder those with mental illness or disabilities so calm down. :) That comment is based on a historical perspective. I'm a state trained advocate for those with disabilities (including mental illness)...
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    Congresswoman Giffords Shot in Tucson

    Actually, the discussion turned to how those with mental illness should not be lumped in the same category as criminals. Chances are good that the mentally ill frequently walk on your property. You may not recognize them because they are delivery people, mail carriers, repairmen, etc...
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    Congresswoman Giffords Shot in Tucson

    This basically sums it up. Ballen, I'm sorry for your loss. I don't think Flea is advocating that those diagnosed with mental illness and considered dangerous roam the streets waving pistols. I believe the point is that anyone can commit a crime. To lump all those with mental illness into the...
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    I can feel S.A.D. creeping up...

    Thanks. She goes to the hospital for specialty labwork (liver function and such) twice a year. I'll ask they include that the next time we go (Feb/March). :) Crushing, sorry, I forgot to reply to your question last night (bad weather and poor internet). I believe there is a reverse SAD. These...
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    I can feel S.A.D. creeping up...

    Thanks Carol. I'm sorry, I realized I left out the fact that she has autism (I forget to do that at times because I hate to preface things with 'this is my daughter, she has autism' - leftover habit from 'focus on the person, not the disability'). She's considered severely impaired - she is 11...
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    I can feel S.A.D. creeping up...

    Any idea on how long it takes to feel better after starting Vitamin D? I shouldn't have waited so long to start my daughter on it. Her behavior/mood swings are bad and she cannot sleep. But during the day she won't leave her room or bed except to eat (and not much of that). I'm not sure how...
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    I can feel S.A.D. creeping up...

    I'm interesed in this topic as well. We suspect that my oldest daughter has SAD. Of course, there's nothing we can do about it according to our pediatrician. It seems to get worse each winter. For better or worse, I'm going to try Vit D to see if it helps at all. Girlbug, sorry you are going...
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    success series how to be more successful in martial arts

    Eggg, I didn't care for the things Omar said, but he has had a different experience with autism than you have. And you both have had an experience with autism that I personally do not know (my daughter is considered profoundly impaired). I'm happy that his uncle has done so well and I am sure...
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    things about being a martial artist

    My friend, I agree that when one is learning a martial art, there is a great deal of responsibility involved. It is my personal opinion that the biggest responsibility we have as martial artists is to avoid violence as much as possible. I have been at our dojo for about four years now and am...
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    martial arts and bullying how to improve your self confidence

    Eggg, standing up for others is a good thing to do and I think your heart is in the right place. However, I want to caution you on a couple of things. In school, your actions would be seen as making a situation worse and could lead to you being in trouble. It would be better to tell a teacher...
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    For everyone missing a loved one this Christmas

    girlbug, I'm so sorry for your loss. My grandfather passed away earlier this year and I miss him and my Gran tremendously. (They took care of me during summers, holidays and breaks). Blade, thanks for posting such a thoughtful thread. It's a good reminder to be thankful of things that can't...
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    McDonald's sued for marketing Happy Meals to children

    Oaktree, that's true. I have a friend whose son was collecting pokemon (I think - it's been a while) and was a bit compulsive about having them all. (He does have autism so she cut him some slack on the constant request for the new pokemon). While he was at school, she would go to McDonalds and...
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    What fiction book are you currently reading?

    I love the Wheel of Time series. I have read the first of the last three and enjoyed it. I felt like the loose ends were finally coming together. I bought the second one a couple of weeks ago, but it will probably be untouched until after Christmas. I should have some peace and quiet once all...
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    McDonald's sued for marketing Happy Meals to children

    From the article: My children hear 'no' only once. Any whining, continuous begging, etc results in their cleaning something (hall, dishes, porch, bathroom, bedroom). At some point, they realize that no means no. I'm not a mean parent, my kids do have the occasional happy meal, but the...
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    would bjj and kickboxing strikes be a good self defence combonation

    Eggg, another thing to think about (in terms of self-defense) is where are you most vulnerable? While I realize that an attack can happen at any time, some scenarios leave you more vulnerable than others. If you have a situation that concerns you, post about it for others to help you. For...
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    I am going to be a Dad!!

    Congratulations! Children are such a joy. All the best to you and yours.
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    martial arts and bullying how to improve your self confidence

    To tack onto the theme... ~Nonviolence is a weapon of the strong. Gandhi (if my google is correct)
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    success series how to be more successful in martial arts

    I'll be honest. I'm not seeing Eggg as a bully. Perhaps because we've chatted in other places, I can read his posts better.
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    martial arts and bullying how to improve your self confidence

    Eggg, Chris has been nothing but kind to you. I support you and I'm trying to help you, but you owe him an apology.
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