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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-01-2014, 02:29 PM
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Posted By crazytownmama
does this exist?

sorry, duplicate
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-01-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 253
Posted By crazytownmama
does this exist?

Is there a mental health professional who will come to your house, observe, and make suggestions on how to handle things?

(My oldest is on the autism spectrum, has violent fits when...
Forum: Learning at School   09-29-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,079
Posted By crazytownmama
I am really not willing to compromise on our...

I am really not willing to compromise on our activities... home made/real food is not up for negotiation, nor is sitting down to eat as a family. The two outside activities...cub scouts/religion...
Forum: Learning at School   09-17-2014, 03:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,079
Posted By crazytownmama
after school routines

How do you fit it all in when your kids go to school? I have a 4th grader, this is our first year at public school (previously homeschooled).

He goes to school from 8:30-3:45/4ish after...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-24-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 935
Posted By crazytownmama
Why is this parenting stuff sooo hard...

Why is this parenting stuff sooo hard sometimes??? So, my cousin and her fiance came to stay with us for 2 nights and he literally CLUNG to me the whole time they were here (they were going to a...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-20-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 935
Posted By crazytownmama
yes and no. He can easily go get me stuff at the...

yes and no. He can easily go get me stuff at the market (he's allowed to go where i can see alone, but he's only 5 so i haven't sent him any farther). He's fine at home -- I can be anywhere in the...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-19-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By crazytownmama
Hes 9, going into 4th grade. The meeting...

Hes 9, going into 4th grade.

The meeting was yesterday... I went alone. Outcome was they're not going to evaluate him at this time, but they're going to have his teacher/guidance counselor keep...
Forum: Learning at School   08-18-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 604
Posted By crazytownmama
We had the meeting today... the decision was to...

We had the meeting today... the decision was to wait and see. I have reservations about it, but I understand where they are coming from. He's never been in a public school setting, so they are...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-13-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 935
Posted By crazytownmama
ICM - That never works for me. If I try to leave...

ICM - That never works for me. If I try to leave to go to the bathroom, he comes with... Even at home sometimes, he has to come with me when I leave a room... (it's just with me...he's not like...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-13-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By crazytownmama
special ed services interview

(cross posted from learning at school)

Hello all,
Has anyone started the process for special education services? I just got a letter in the mail prior to meeting with the child study team to ...
Forum: Learning at School   08-13-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 604
Posted By crazytownmama
Up to now, we've homeschooled. He's been...

Up to now, we've homeschooled. He's been evaluated by a developmental behavioural pediatrician who has given him a diagnosis of high functioning autistic and she had a whole bunch of requests for...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-12-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 935
Posted By crazytownmama
Before speech yesterday, we were working together...

Before speech yesterday, we were working together on the word "crystal". He did GREAT with the s in the middle... when I tried to get him to tell his ST, he refused during session. He showed off...
Forum: Learning at School   08-12-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 604
Posted By crazytownmama
special ed services interview

Hello all,
Has anyone started the process for special education services? I just got a letter in the mail prior to meeting with the child study team to determine whether they will evaluate him or...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-11-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,780
Posted By crazytownmama
I think its awesome that you let him express...

I think its awesome that you let him express himself like that! :) And I love his answer about being a boy! :) (sorry no helpful advice)
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-11-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 935
Posted By crazytownmama
am i doing something wrong?

I have 4 kids -- 9, 7, 5(boys), 2 1/2(girl). My oldest had such a hard time seperating that we homeschooled after a botched attempt at preschool. No one else has gone to school since. (i really...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-10-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 314
Posted By crazytownmama
We've gone to see drs for years due to tics ds9...

We've gone to see drs for years due to tics ds9 has... and its always been "some kids do this, no reason for it, wait and see" kind of thing. This last visit, beahvioural developmental ped said on...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-05-2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 314
Posted By crazytownmama
disconnected kids by melillo

Has anyone read Disconnected Kids by Robert Melillo? Have you tried any of the stuff he recommends?

It's pretty involved... he gives you a whole bunch of assessments you do and then (i think,...
Forum: Meal Planning   07-27-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 269
Posted By crazytownmama
kids do the meal planning

Has anyone found any tools/methods whatever for having kids do meal planning? I'm thinking for lunch/breakfast... stuff that I'm hoping the kids can start making themselves soon.

They can pick...
Forum: Learning at School   06-12-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,031
Posted By crazytownmama
He'll be 10 in May. I've already signed him up...

He'll be 10 in May. I've already signed him up for 4th grade... DH and I thought long and hard about where to put him, grade wise and we figured it would do more to his self esteem to keep him back...
Forum: Learning at School   06-10-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,031
Posted By crazytownmama
:yeah I have no frame of reference for the...

:yeah

I have no frame of reference for the school system, and I don't know how to do any of that. I get his teacher assignment before he starts school... and I'm planning to take him to school to...
Forum: Learning at School   06-10-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,031
Posted By crazytownmama
Transitions/new experiences are very hard for...

Transitions/new experiences are very hard for him. He's been doing religious ed for 3 years now. The first year, getting him in to class... getting him to STAY in his class... those were very hard...
Forum: Learning at School   06-09-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,031
Posted By crazytownmama
I don't mean to come across as adversarial, i...

I don't mean to come across as adversarial, i really don't... I am hoping for the best, but trying to prepare for the worst... and I don't want to make a decision that is going to impact him for...
Forum: Learning at School   06-09-2014, 03:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,031
Posted By crazytownmama
labels in school - good or bad?

I was talking to a friend who's parents are high school teachers... and she told me that once a child is labelled special needs in school that it makes getting into gifted/talented/advanced academic...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-17-2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,035
Posted By crazytownmama
Has anyone tried this one and...

Has anyone tried this one and homeschoolwithminecraft classes?  We just did the first class last week (I didn't get to pay much attention to what they were doing...dh was overseeing), and I'm...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-11-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 852
Posted By crazytownmama
moominmama - I really appreciate your response. ...

moominmama - I really appreciate your response.  I have to get my mom out of my head sometimes (who is NOT a fan of homeschooling, and frequently bemoans the poor clerk who cannot make simple change...
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