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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-27-2015, 11:33 AM
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Posted By Chalex
Letitia--My DS is 10 years old now and going into...

Letitia--My DS is 10 years old now and going into grade 6 in September. I did keep him out of Junior Kindergarten because he wasn't ready. But that just meant that he skipped that year and went...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-27-2015, 04:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 312
Posted By Chalex
Yup, DS has a IEP. As for someone...

Yup, DS has a IEP.

As for someone advocating for him, well, I don't see that as much as I'd like. They have good intentions but the follow through has been lacking. LOL
(oh, the things I could...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-26-2015, 06:30 PM
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Views: 312
Posted By Chalex
I'm waiting to hear from the doctor who...

I'm waiting to hear from the doctor who prescribed the meds ...they just got back from out of the country. I've been keeping a journal about all the ups and downs.
Unfortunately, our pediatrician...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-26-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 312
Posted By Chalex
Hi Linda, Thanks for your reply! We...

Hi Linda,

Thanks for your reply!

We just started Vyvanse about a month ago. DS is only taking half of what the doctor prescribed, since the full amount makes him feel angry most of the time. ...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-25-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 312
Posted By Chalex
How to know ADHD med's are working?

Just curious.

How did you know that your child was on the right med/right dose?

How big of a change did you see?

Thanks so much,
~C~
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-21-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 569
Posted By Chalex
I use those words from time to time. But, I have...

I use those words from time to time. But, I have told my kids that "inappropriate" means, "bad manners" socially...like picking your nose in class, or not wearing clothes, or farting when we are all...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-18-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By Chalex
Anna, sent you a PM regarding our school board. ...

Anna, sent you a PM regarding our school board.

During the assessment review, it was tough to hear the teachers speak about his behaviour at school. Home can be easy, when he has his own space to...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-16-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By Chalex
Question Canada School IPRC process

Has anyone here gone through the Identification, Placement and Review Committee process? Can you tell me how it went?

My son has recently been diagnosed with autism and ADHD, so this seems to...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-05-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,028
Posted By Chalex
Could you tell us more about the Thuja...

Could you tell us more about the Thuja homeopathic remedy you are using? thanks. ((any links?))
Forum: Personal Growth   12-14-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By Chalex
Funny, at my last family gathering I spent most...

Funny, at my last family gathering I spent most of the time watching over the kids. So...if you want to ignore people, your kids are a good excuse. LOL Maybe bring a craft or some Christmas...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-22-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 595
Posted By Chalex
I agree with focusing on the bedtime.  My 5 year...

I agree with focusing on the bedtime.  My 5 year old is asleep by, at least, 8pm with bedtime routine starting about 7pm.
 
One story, a drink and lights out. 
 
Dark blinds are a blessing!
 ...
Forum: Parenting   04-17-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,509
Posted By Chalex
I just wanted to tell you about a scary moment I...

I just wanted to tell you about a scary moment I watched one day.  A woman was walking in the park with a baby in a stroller and a toddler on a leash...  They got to the top of a hill and the...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-14-2013, 03:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By Chalex
I have a 8 year old son who is tough in the...

I have a 8 year old son who is tough in the morning too.  He does get dressed before eating, but I lay out his clothes the night before so he doesn't think about what he might wear that day.
 
We...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-12-2012, 11:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,825
Posted By Chalex
Hi CleoS,   We have not started...

Hi CleoS,
 
We have not started medication.   Our doctor had given us a 'suggested reading' about anxiety...geez, can't find the title at the moment...but basically we are trying to treat his...
Forum: Bob Sears   08-16-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 797
Posted By Chalex
I've been rinsing her hand with apple cider...

I've been rinsing her hand with apple cider vinigar and powdering her hand with baby powder a few times per day (something that came to me when I was writing my first post--how to get her hands less...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-04-2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 9,058
Posted By Chalex
86 months and still going......3 kids....

86 months and still going......3 kids....
Forum: Bob Sears   08-04-2012, 08:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 797
Posted By Chalex
Hi Dr. Sears, I wondered if you have any...

Hi Dr. Sears,
I wondered if you have any insights/suggestions on dealing with warts especially with young child.
 
For a while now, my daughter (#2) has had two warts on the sides of her fingers...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-30-2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,825
Posted By Chalex
Thank you for the replies!   I can't believe...

Thank you for the replies!
 
I can't believe all the side effects to these ADHD meds.  Poor kids.
 
It's so hard to decide whether to go ahead with medication...
 
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-27-2012, 10:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,825
Posted By Chalex
My son was recently diagnosed with anxiety and...

My son was recently diagnosed with anxiety and ADD/ADHD (we aren't exactly sure which he falls under)
 
We will be meeting with the doctor next month to talk about medication options, but I was...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   06-07-2012, 02:22 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 11,025
Posted By Chalex
Hi Ladies, We sold our house!  Rather quickly...

Hi Ladies,
We sold our house!  Rather quickly too--less than a week on the market!
 
We ended up getting a storage locker which is filled to the brim.  Still, a lot in those boxes that can be...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   04-27-2012, 11:29 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 11,025
Posted By Chalex
Hi Ladies,   I'm still trying to get our...

Hi Ladies,
 
I'm still trying to get our house ready to go on the market.  We've had major construction going on the last few weeks and some major sicknesses going through the family.  Not a good...
Forum: Spirituality   03-22-2012, 02:31 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 6,187
Posted By Chalex
Having a horrible couple days... son home sick...

Having a horrible couple days... son home sick (I think heat exhaustion), contractors found mold and bugs in our house wall, son's teacher writes me concerned about his behaviors and our vehicle is...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   02-21-2012, 06:39 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 11,025
Posted By Chalex
Worthy, I love seeing your posts!  I need the...

Worthy, I love seeing your posts!  I need the inspiration!  And I sometimes needed to stop decluttering to do my daily cleaning...eek...
So jealous of the bonfires...we are hoping to buy a place in...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   02-13-2012, 03:33 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 11,025
Posted By Chalex
Hi ladies, Happy to see you all are truckin'...

Hi ladies,
Happy to see you all are truckin' along!
 
We are starting some major renovations soon.  Eek! 
It's going to be a pain....an exciting pain!  We really want to get top dollar for this...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-07-2012, 04:54 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,266
Posted By Chalex
Pick up some END OF THE ROLL NEWSPRINT PAPER at...

Pick up some END OF THE ROLL NEWSPRINT PAPER at your local newpaper office for cheap.  Most offices do this and I've seen it advertised from time to time. 
It's great for kids drawing and painting,...
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