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 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: 2 year old daughter fixated on my hair

Posted: 06 Nov 2014, 2:03 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 1,570

get her a wig of her own to play with :)

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Our Almost Diagnosis

Posted: 06 Nov 2014, 8:46 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 1,158

also, my son is EXTREMELY social and always has been. Many people on the spectrum are.

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Our Almost Diagnosis

Posted: 06 Nov 2014, 8:44 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 1,158

If I only had a dollar for every person told me why my son DIDNT have ASD, Id be on vacation now! Yes, my son eventually did get a spectrum diagnosis. What does your gut think?

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Defending the diagnosis

Posted: 26 Oct 2014, 8:56 pm 

Replies: 32
Views: 3,547

[quote="DW_a_mom"]I am going to suggest you continue to do your research, however, since it sounds like you aren't 100% on-board yourself. You will find in all this process that your instincts are key, so never ignore them. I was shocked the first time I heard the ASD level for my son, who...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: My kid expects too much from me

Posted: 14 Jul 2014, 7:22 am 

Replies: 14
Views: 3,794

been thru the same and go thru the same, you aren't alone. I have books that explain expected and unexpected behavior, and we go over it often. Then I tell him what is expected of ME, and what is expected of him. when he reacts by yelling, exploding, demanding, etc...I point out how his response was...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: At my wits' end over placement

Posted: 29 May 2014, 6:28 am 

Replies: 41
Views: 2,892

I chose to homeschool my son because I knew the district would have been a recipe for disaster for him. At 5, he was academically advanced yet socially and emotionally behind his peers. I decided to homeschool him and work on his issues while giving him appropriate academic work for his abilities. A...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: High school refusal -- need help!

Posted: 17 May 2014, 9:15 am 

Replies: 41
Views: 2,976

homeschool, OR if you get a Dr note or letter stating she cant come to school for the reason of anxiety, etc...they have to send a teacher to your house. I guess it depends on where you live but that happens here.

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: please share how YOU cope as the parent

Posted: 15 May 2014, 8:11 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 2,195

BuyerBeware, love it thanks so much you are great! I DO need help!! ! I would love help! Would you believe I also babysit M-F my friends 1 yo, along with my 3 kids! the babies are one month apart so its like having twins M-F all day long. Yes, I need help. I might start looking now actually :) I do ...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: please share how YOU cope as the parent

Posted: 15 May 2014, 12:10 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 2,195

I feel as if I am starting to lose being myself. How do you as the parent cope with your high needs, high demands child. I need some sort of outlet or out. I homeschool my son, I am with him 24/7. I have little to no family help, my DH commutes to work and is gone most of the waking hours so...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Does your aspergers child try to control you?

Posted: 07 May 2014, 7:07 am 

Replies: 18
Views: 2,010

Yes, my aspergers child tries to be the boss of everything and everyone!

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Please share your daily routine

Posted: 30 Apr 2014, 8:57 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 742

So my oldest who is homeschooled has always gotten services from the district. It started with speech and OT, then social group, then just speech and OT, this year just OT and next year NO SERVICES! But if you homeschool they still HAVE to give you services if your kid qualifies. You just might have...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Please share your daily routine

Posted: 30 Apr 2014, 10:56 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 742

DS is homeschooled, he is 8 and in 3rd grade. We do writing and spelling first, then we have an activity depending on the day, it can be zumba, chess club or friends over. After the activity he then finishes work, math, social studies, science, reading...then after school he has karate, social skill...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Would you recommend getting a dog?

Posted: 25 Apr 2014, 9:33 am 

Replies: 31
Views: 2,385

I think getting a dog cause the shrink told you to is a bad idea. Dogs are potentially 12+ year commitment, they are WORK, they poop, pee and shed, they need to be fed, watered, played with, walked, groomed, trained, and you cant go out on day trips or vaca without making arrangements for the dog. I...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Easter bunny

Posted: 20 Apr 2014, 9:51 am 

Replies: 21
Views: 1,358

my family when I was a kid and any Jewish people I knew and know don't do easter bunny for their kids.. My DH is Catholic, so my kids do get to celebrate both Jewish and Catholic holidays. My kids do know about Santa and the Easter Bunny, I don't know any Jewish people who do the Easter bunny. My ki...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Where can I find 'social story' exercises/materials?

Posted: 19 Apr 2014, 3:40 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 672

What you probably want is any of the Social Thinking materials by Michelle Garcia Winner. Check out her website: Your friend can also look for "friends" or "social communication" classes for her child run by a speech therapist. Her curriculum is all...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: teaching scripts

Posted: 15 Apr 2014, 7:26 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 1,228

does e also get speech therapy? My son also learned to talk by extracting scripts from TV shows or what we say to him, he always used his scripts in appropriate manners, but he also got speech in pre school. that helped leaps and bounds.
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