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Jimmy Higgins

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Daughter is having trouble in school with friends. Her maturity level is just so much lower than those around her, but she is starting to at least notice it. It is hard because she definitely seems nice, but she is too erratic. Hopefully this is a sign of her socially maturing (later than average) and this will help her with friends in the near future. On the good news side, we finally received the 3rd grade assessments from the Spring a few weeks into fourth grade (yeah, the GOP in Ohio wants to score schools badly when they can't even get this stuff out in a timely manner). My daughter had slipped a bit in the fall, so we were wondering about her ability to manage testing and assessments and staying on focus. Well, this past Spring she pegged the meter for the math score... as in it wasn't possible to get a higher one. So happy about that on multiple levels.
 

rousseau

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Not too many issues for us lately, but it's been nice getting over the initial hump of a newborn and adjustment to two. We're definitely hitting our stride now, and there's a definite relax and enjoy the rest of our lives feel. There's been something on the horizon consistently since we got engaged in 2016. But now we're married, have got our house in good shape, decent careers, and both of our boys healthy/happy.

We just started baby on solids which has been a lot of fun, great that we know what we're doing now and don't need to stress out about it. Toddler started preschool this month and is the youngest of 16 kids in his room. That's been an adjustment for him for sure, but he's managing to keep up. Baby starts daycare at the end of February, and thankfully the Federal government just released a new childcare program which is going to cut our costs in half. Otherwise we would have been paying about 2k/month with the both of them in there.
 

rousseau

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Daughter is having trouble in school with friends. Her maturity level is just so much lower than those around her, but she is starting to at least notice it. It is hard because she definitely seems nice, but she is too erratic. Hopefully this is a sign of her socially maturing (later than average) and this will help her with friends in the near future. On the good news side, we finally received the 3rd grade assessments from the Spring a few weeks into fourth grade (yeah, the GOP in Ohio wants to score schools badly when they can't even get this stuff out in a timely manner). My daughter had slipped a bit in the fall, so we were wondering about her ability to manage testing and assessments and staying on focus. Well, this past Spring she pegged the meter for the math score... as in it wasn't possible to get a higher one. So happy about that on multiple levels.

Another point to consider, some people are just a bit awkward their whole lives and don't end up finding their circle until later in life. It might be one of those things where her eventual clique will be off to the side, and not the mainstream.
 
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