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 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Timer meltdown

Posted: 19 Feb 2013, 3:11 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 1,595

We've gone through similar issues with a variety of games and special interests over the years. We've used a variety of different timers, with a visual one working best when they were little and just referring to the clock working best now. My sons can't tolerate any timer that ticks, too distractin...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Are kids these days disrespectful?

Posted: 08 Feb 2013, 10:24 am 

Replies: 21
Views: 4,417

I don't think kids are any better or worse than they used to be. I volunteer a lot at my sons' school. Most of the kids I encounter are respectful and polite, and a couple are disruptive and entitled. The kids who aren't polite tend to stick in the memory more than the ones quietly doing what they a...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: "He's so social...."

 Post subject: Re: "He's so social...."
Posted: 08 Feb 2013, 10:13 am 

Replies: 26
Views: 3,821

Then I'm going to call my husband over because she tends to get offended when I speak the truth but doesn't mind when my husband (her son) does.? ^^ This. Have your husband deal with her. Maybe they can even have a talk pre-visit, and he can let her know that when she questions the diagnosis it isn...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Explaining the politics of friendships...

Posted: 29 Jan 2013, 10:57 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 1,720

How to Be a Friend: A Guide to Making Friends and Keeping Them by Laura Krasny Brown and Marc Brown (of the Arthur books) We got it for my sons when they were about 5, and read it to them a zillion times. It gives good, practical, kid friendly advice about making friends, how to tell if someone is y...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Can't play with his NT stepdaughter

Posted: 29 Jan 2013, 10:47 am 

Replies: 17
Views: 7,799

I found "playing" with my children very difficult when they were little too. I would have to force myself, which ties in with what InThisTogether said, " as a parent, you do not do things for your comfort or benefit. You do things for the benefit of the child. " I found that setting a timer really h...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Self-Regulation -- learned or just grown into?

Posted: 26 Oct 2012, 12:50 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 1,396

Both for us as well. We worked a lot on giving them the language for their emotions, and being able to recognize when they were escalating (5 point scale) etc. I think this was important because it gave them a framework to build on. We also worked on social rules, boundaries and consequences as well...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: VERY lonely...

Posted: 23 Oct 2012, 7:58 pm 

Replies: 19
Views: 2,646

I am not saying that IRL social interaction shouldn't still be the #1 goal, but have you considered any online groups for her as an easier introductory way to connect in the meantime? It really depends on her interests, but there are online groups for pretty well everything and anything. Some of the...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Trouble being w/delays coming home from school

Posted: 23 Oct 2012, 7:39 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 1,902

We have/had this issue too. It is very awkward when I need to take a few minutes to talk to the teacher or something comes up that has to be done directly after school. My sons still hate it, and will always hate it. By the end of the school day they are completely spent, home is their refuge and th...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: I can't be a volunteer mom....

Posted: 03 Oct 2012, 1:30 pm 

Replies: 24
Views: 3,357

Well I finally got an opportunity to do a 30 minute volunteer type job(paperwork) this week, going to go and see how it goes - I don't interact with the classroom directly but bring put to work addressing papers. I told my daughter that I will be there to help her teacher. I think it's the best of ...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Motivating a child with LIMITED likes to explore and play

Posted: 03 Oct 2012, 1:18 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 2,795

This was one of our favourite toys- Mozart cube
It plays the different parts from several different compositions, and may catch his attention given his interests.

How old is your son?

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Birthday Party invitation, what to do....

Posted: 21 Sep 2012, 7:02 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 2,526

Better yet, RSVP yes, then ring up the day of the party and say that she's sick and so sorry she can't come, but can we schedule a playdate with the niece sometime soon. This way, there are no hurt feelings about you declining the party invitation. Be sure to bring a birthday present next time you ...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: A suggestion to parents, from a grown up

Posted: 17 Sep 2012, 2:32 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 6,113

Yup, but again only if your kids can handle it. We had our sons in karate for 1.5 yrs. Every time the other kids did their kiai my sons almost jumped out of their skins, and they were more and more bored, miserable and uncomfortable the longer they were in it. By the time we did our last session the...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Kindergartener mainstreamed - do you tell other parents??

Posted: 11 Sep 2012, 11:23 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 1,932

Most parents and peers are kind and receptive when your child is young <9yo, but that often changes in the tween years and beyond. So I think disclosure or not really depends on who needs to know, how much it will help your child and if the label is likely to follow them as they grow older. My husba...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Not the response I was expecting LOL!

Posted: 04 Sep 2012, 11:56 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 889

Well there you go. Very cute! :)

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Destructive but non-communicative : is an iPad a good idea?

Posted: 29 Aug 2012, 9:14 am 

Replies: 22
Views: 4,217

Maybe I should rephrase my original title. He's not "noncommunicative" inasmuch as he's non verbal . His language is emerging and he can mand quite well and his able to request things in the form of 5 word sentences, though he has low muscle tone and has trouble with bilabial closure so his diction...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Destructive but non-communicative : is an iPad a good idea?

Posted: 28 Aug 2012, 1:40 pm 

Replies: 22
Views: 4,217

What about an ipod touch instead? They cost far less than an ipad, do pretty well all the same stuff, and you can buy very rugged cases for them like the ones from otterbox that make them virtually indestructible.
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