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    Somehow I doubt my daughter was doing all that. Mind you, she has very fine hair which probably shows the grease a lot more.

    How much baking soda do you need for one wash?
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    I would say I use about 1/4C baking soda, and 1/2C vinegar.
    The one time I did not use the vinegar, my hair was like straw- very dry and frazzled looking. The vinegar acts like a conditioner, leaving it smooth. vinegar alone, however, leaves it limp- no bounce. At least for my hair.

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    Thanks. Might try it some time, see if it has nice results.

    And why exactly are so many people going "pooless"?
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    My motivation is to reduce the amount of chemicals I am exposing myself too. The money savings is a nice bonus.

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    5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
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    My son got suspended at school . He's 16, he's repeating his year and is not making any progress whatsoever. He wasn't welcome anymore at his previous school at the end of last year, and it looks like he won't be welcome anymore in his current school...I just hope they keep him until the end of the year (June 30th). But nothing is ever his fault, he's cool! The rest of the world must be wrong, is misunderstanding etc. etc.
    The reason why they suspended him now (he's out of school until at least May 7th, when we have to go to school to talk about it) is futile, but I told him: it's not for this they are suspending you, it's for all that has been going on during the whole school year.
    My son has ADHD and ODD (Oppositional Defiant Disorder), he's not an easy kid. It's not that he's agressive, he doesn't go around hurting people, but he's just always fighting every decision, wants things his way, you say black and he'll say white even if he knows it's really black,.... I understand his teachers are fed up with it, but right now at this moment I don't know what to do anymore. And really? I don't like my kid very much at this moment. I love him, he's my son...but I don't like his attitude and I'm really angry. I'm feeling like I've failed as a mother, but I KNOW I didn't. But this feeling is there. Life hasn't been always easy for him, his dad has (big) problems of his own and has been interned for years now (we don't know if or when he'll come out again).

    I'm eating chocolate bonbons. And almond-orange cake (homemade, grainfree, NOT sugarfree). I know this is not the answer, but I don't know what the right answer is to my questions right now. And I decided to have it anyway and enjoy every bite (and not just stuff it in my mouth because maybe it will make me feel better, I know it won't).
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    I am so sorry Candy!! That is some tough stuff to deal with, and I think every parent can relate to loving your kid and at times really not liking them very much... I will pray for you for wisdom and insight in how to deal with this whole situation. Sending big hugs {{ }} your way! I wish I could help you - so frustrating when they won't acknowlege that they have an issue to work on and keep blaming everything and everyone else.

    Have you tried getting some counselling on how to help him face his own behavioural issues and how they impact his life and relationships? Some counselling is totally crappy and a waste of time and money; but some of it can be incredibly helpful! Just a thought.... hang in there and enjoy a few of your lovely treats. Then go for a walk out under the sky and breathe deep. Take care!
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    Oh, boy. I'm so sorry, Candy. Worries with your children are the WORST. Just keep putting one foot in front of the other. Eventually you will come out on the other side.
    Is the ODD anything that improves with age? I would think that once all the teenage hormones recede, it would have to help if only a little. Of course, those teenage years go on for such a long time. What a worry- hoping they just make it through their problems without doing something that ruins their life in the meantime.
    I'm praying for you and your whole family.
    And savoring that almond-orange cake sounds like a wise and wonderful thing to do.

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    @ WnC thank you so much.

    @Sabine, I sure hope it gets better with age.

    @Coll: we've been in and out of therapy with him (DS1, 16) and our middle son (DS2, almost 12 and diagnosed with Asperger just a few months ago). He has been in behavioral therapy for a few weeks back in November, he went on a "Time Out" from school to be in therapy full-time for 3 weeks and we did see some improvements! I finally got his psychiatrist (he has to be followed by a psychiatrist for his ADHD, just means we see the guy once a year, pay a lot and get out with a bunch of Ritalin prescriptions and no help) to realize that maybe behavioral therapy might help him (last year he just said, IN FRONT OF MY SON: "oh, but if he doesn't want to do that, it's not going to do any good" talking about sabotage ). Anyhow, I have contacted a counselor again and am waiting to get an appointment. I sure hope it won't take weeks/months. Although he has behavioral issues, he's not a bad person. He can be really kind and nice to other people (not his teachers though ) and he's really great with kids! He would be a really good babysitter.

    DS1 is now at my sister's until tomorrow afternoon. This was already planned a long time, my sister lives 1 hour driving from our place, she's his godmother. At first I thought he shouldn't go, but then I realized I needed this, so 'punishing' him would be 'punishing' ME more (and my sister). At least DH and me will have the time to discuss the situation tonight, and tomorrow we can talk to DS1 about how we will proceed.

    And then for some nice news DS2 just arrived home after spending the whole week at the seaside with school! He had a great time and his teacher was very happy to say that everything went really smooth, they had no problems at all! I'm so happy his back home and that he had a good time away from home. He never wants to go on summer camps or so, if this means not sleeping where we are, but he did look forward to being away with the whole class.
    Last edited by Candy in Wonderland; 04-27-2012 at 08:33 AM. Reason: adding some things I do love about DS1 :)
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