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Hi crunchy mummy, The part where you said it was as though someone else invaded your son's body - I could really relate to that. The difference between our sons was I could track the start of his outbursts quite clearly - school related - but it also kind of mark the start of a prolonged period when he would get excited and spiral out of control. My MIL wanted to pray over him, my mum gave me a talisman from the priest, so you can imagine. The psychologist said his...
 kiwikid, You're having it really tough! I had to scroll back up to check how old your daughter was again. I think it may a combination of factors rolled into a negative cycle. I agree that you probably have to separate out the issues in looking for information, but actually dealing with them will require the combined knowledge.   I think the food issue is a biggie - which of course you have to hide from her! As one poster pointed out, it affects their blood sugar level...
Ah now I can't stop! Just wanted to add, being strong willed has its benefits. During better days I would remind myself that, and I also affirm my son that having a strong mind of his own is a positive thing. My son is 8 now. He is also much more cooperative and a good older brother now. He needed a lot of support for his sensory issues, we talk a lot about situations in school, I try to get him to see things from others' perspectives rather than say "you are wrong". I...
My sympathies...it is no walk in the park. I don't drop by often anymore, so just a very quick take, because I remember those exhausting days as well...power struggles - that's so very hard.. I really cannot think of any one magic solution, or if it was any one thing that we did right to turn the situation because it was a gradual progression rather than anything else. I would consider how things are in school, at home, and with friends. Does she act up in school? Or...
I hesitated a little on The Giver, which I do own, and vetoed Hunger Games (which i also have)because my son was going through a patch of nihilism and intense emotions. I would recommend reading through them first before deciding.
Hi, I myself love science fiction, fantasy and harry potter! there are a few science fiction books that I've been meaning o check out but didn't yet have the time to, maybe you can take a look at them to see if they are suitable? Across the Universe by Beth Revis. Maximum ride by James Patterson (I am planning to read this to see if it's right for my 8 yr old boy) My son did like I Am Number Four though he glossed over all the romance part (yeech!) and is looking forward...
Thanks Tigerle! I did have a mini internal "what-if" moment but I am also glad to have a professional addressing all possibilities.   pighokey, thank you! I will raise that with the new doctor when I see her. I think it's a distinct possibility and right now I"m willing to bake for the rest of my life if that's all I need to do to get him better!   Aishamama, my 5 year old is also better at feeding himself than my 8year old. The latter finds it harder to...
aishamama, I hope you don't mind if I borrow this thread for a tiny while to ask Pighokey some stuff... We have seen so many doctors in the past four years for ds2, and vision specialists for ds1, I have to say the diagnosis and treatment is only as good as the doctor.   Pighokey, does this mean that an allergist does not know much about autoimmune disorders? This is going to be our third allergist and her card says she specialises in padiatric Rheumatology,...
Oh gosh, I feel so sorry for both of you. It sounds so tough even over cyberspace. Your number two sounds like my two kids rolled up into one, and my second kid already feels like three babies rolled into one! (am I making sense??) Normally I would think pulling out would be good, but you have alot on your plate at home too. I guess if he's visibly happier and more relaxed at home, I would pull him out. But first, I will have a talk to the teacher to get a sense of what...
Re food, yes my immediate reactions as well when I read the first post, but I didn't want to add on to op's to-do list! I have one with SPD and one with food allergies and I'm wiped out between the two of them! OP: if your ds2's growth has slowed down dramatically, it's worth considering the food angle. Basically look at growth patterns, tummy problems, skin problems, and behavior when the child seems very hyper suddenly. My ds2's motor skills and motor planning is very...
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