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Hugs and kudos to you for celebrating your sons UNIQUE developmental path - all children are different and when given the right experiences (love, support, and opportunity) they grow and develop at the pace that is just right for them -   The early walkers don't become BETTER walkers and the early talkers don't necessarily become the best or first readers or overall students - developmental pace, as long as within the range of normal, means nothing in relation to...
That's great!   I had my dd adjusted when she was three days old and would NOT nurse on my left side - I'd try and try and by the time I'd given up and switched to the right, she was too mad and the whole thing ended in disaster (she's my only one so I was learning it all too)   But one visit from the chiro (yes SHE came to ME, and on Christmas eve no less! - she was good friends with my midwife) and my baby was all set - she came back for another visit maybe? a...
Yes, he is clearly using the food as a means to escape the unpleasant tasks (and this is all perfectly normal, if a bit excessive and dramatic)- you said you were wanting him to be more responsible for his behavior so try and incorporate this into your schedule and routine - Let him have the control but also do not allow him to get out of the thing he is trying to escape - if he's doing it to also pull you into a power struggle you have to try and be as calm as you can -...
Will this happen after the holiday break? Is there any way to go and visit and see the teacher before hand - at least try and get pictures of it and maybe do some drive by's (is it another building) and talk it up a bit - if the teacher has a schedule she follows maybe she can send it to you? This will all help to make it less scary and at least a little familiar in the first few days
YES - yeah for you AND her...   I always say (and few people listen) that reading is developmental, just like walking talking and potty training....   Just because SOME kids can walk at 9 (and by some accounts even 7! months) that doesn't mean we need to make all kids try and do that     So just because some kids are ready to read at five doesn't mean ALL children will be - the devastating difference is that the kids who are pushed to read before they are...
One day at a time....   Not to mimimize in any way your feelings or grief or anything else, but remember several things   Dx does not in anyway change WHO your dd is, but it WILL help you understand her better and channel your efforts on the best way to help her   Disclose as you feel comfortable - and help your dd do the same - I highly recommend Val Paradiz's Integrated Self-Advocacy curriculum you can buy on line and work thorugh the work book at your own...
I currently still co-sleep with my 7 yo and have admittedly been very "lazy" about changing anything about our arrangement - she CAN get herself to sleep (often, if I cannot be home at bed time, dh cuts the routine short and she falls asleep on her own) But I LOVE hanging with her at that time, getting some rest and just thinking - I work FULL time and we are apart 9+ hours a day AND I am in grad school and feel this time is important for us....I start most evenings in...
Hi   I work as a positive behavior support specialist serving folks with ASD's - prior to that I was a parent educator... I still recommend the same books for my folks with kids on the spectrum - Raising your spirited child, Playful Parenting and Kids are Worth It are some of my favs - To relate the info to your kiddo, keep in mind his developmental level, not his real age and like most with an ASD, VISUALS work better then verbal directions or commands...   Time...
Use crumpled up paper/newspaper to have indoor "snow ball fights" - crumpling up the paper into balls also serves as good fine motor exercise for the muscles in their little hands - saw this in a child development/early child care video once and it is indeed a great hit   could also use nerfs as said by pp or also make pom poms out of yarn - but I like the paper ones - they can throw them as hard as they can (and this can get tiring) but they don't do any damage to...
It sounds like you are already doing what you can - is your sister open to you trying to educate her - 18 m is SO FAR away from being able to share - ANY success you get at this age has more to do with the child's temperament then any learned behavior or parenting style. You are SO right that snatching the toy away from the child is only reinforcing the very behavior you are seeking to correct - does your sister not see that? At this point a 9 month old is so easily...
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