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One more humorous story: I have a cousin ( girl) who is very short. She married a guy who is way over 6 feet tall. It seems the guy only looked at very short girls because he came from an extremely tall family and he wanted his kids to not have the same problems with being so tall, as he had. So he intentionally married a short girl from a short family…They now have little kids…
Did you have her get a bone age? This is an x ray that may give a clue to whether or not she will continue growing on her own. Did she reach puberty? This will also affect her ultimate height ( girls stop growing shortly thereafter). How does your daughter feel about staying short? I would take her feelings into consideration.
I know of one family where one daughter was told to go on Depo- Lupron because she was growing so fast that they expected her to stop growing early and end up short. She was not treated, but ended up being the tallest girl in that family- about 5 ft 5″. Another daughter in that same family was treated because she had a complicating medical condition, that may have altered her true natural height that she was meant to have.That daughter broke 5 feet with treatment.
Hope this info helps. Good luck!
Thank you. I have been through it and it is not fun!
Lice actually prefer clean hair-so getting lice is nothing to be ashamed of. Best Advice?
1. Light bulb light is junk when trying to see lice and nits- outdoor light( or florescent light) is best.
2. Buy yourself a comfortable pair of magnifying/reading glasses- sometimes available in dollar stores. Wear these to help you see the nits.
3. If it is a girl with long hair who has lice- use a flat iron ( a hair straightening device). Use EXTREME CAUTION near young children- it gets hot and stays hot for a while even when off- so it can burn someone if not used correctly! It cannot be used on the scalp because it would burn the scalp, but a good flat iron, in my opinion, used correctly on the rest of the hair will fry the lice and nits when dragged along the hair strands. Because you cannot do the entire head at the same time, it is not a foolproof way to eliminate the lice-lice may jump from one area to another- but a flat iron can probably save hours of Nit picking! To get lice to get away from the scalp and go onto the hair strands before you flat iron-aim a very warm blow dryer at your child’s scalp- the lice will run from it!
4.Use spiking gel- a hair product not usually used in frum families- to make hair stiff. If it can immobilize hair, I can’t imagine that it won’t immobilize the louse as well and prevent it from attaching to the scalp to feed. Unlike vaseline, spiking gel should be able to wash out of the hair when it is no longer needed.
5. If your child has lice- focus your time on the child’s hair and bedding. Don’t worry about cleaning and dusting the house, vacuuming all carpets etc. It is highly unlikely that these areas will reinfect your child- or infect the others( unless there is one very favorite spot where your child usually lies down or sits.) You will have enough to do- so spend your time on the child’s hair.
Also, if you google “head lice remedies”, you may find some more good ideas. Good luck-I do not envy you- lice is no fun!
Many people are so concerned about what it will look like if they give a holiday, end of Dec etc gift- will the non Jews think we are celebrating their holiday? Well what is it going to look like when Jews get all dressed up to go to shul on Shabbos Dec 24/ 25???
Will people think we are dressing up to celebrate this other holiday???
“Helpful”,that’s what I thought. Enough said!
Thank you to poster ” WIY”.
To poster “Helpful”- so when DO YOU give non jews gifts?
Whether you give a non Jew a present for” his holiday”- or for the” end of the year”- do what you wish.
But to me it is a chilul hashem not to give them a gift.
When my kids went to Yeshiva- we had a non Jewish bus driver. He knew that all of us parents were paying a lot of money to send our kids to “private school” instead of public school. I always gave a gift ( money). Even when the driver was hired by the township…Otherwise he would have thought” those cheap Jews…”
Many non Jews have limited experience with Jews and to me, to tip, to give a nice holiday, Dec, “whatever” gift, is actually a kidush hashem,because it generates good feelings in this world, without doing something that is against our value system.
I knew someone who did not want to give a Xmas gift- so they gave it for Thanksgiving instead.
Call it what you may- but give a gift!!!