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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-20-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 241
Posted By pattimomma
I just finished reading "How Safe is the School...

I just finished reading "How Safe is the School House". We are in Georgia and it looks like we have some excellent laws against restraint and seclusion.

Mylie - When you withdrew your child at 16...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-20-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 241
Posted By pattimomma
Thanks Ladies! I'm looking through all the links...

Thanks Ladies! I'm looking through all the links now and I plan to prepare a PowerPoint presentation for the next IEP meeting. We have an education law attorney that we keep on retainer. She has...
Forum: Pregnancy After Birth Loss   08-19-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 7,303
Posted By pattimomma
I doubt you need the newest edition but I don't...

I doubt you need the newest edition but I don't know what is in it. I found NFP to be really hard to do properly while breastfeeding and without AF. When my cycles were regular and there was no baby...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-19-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 241
Posted By pattimomma
Child Elopement from School aka Bolting

My DS, age 14yrs, recently started a new school. He is diagnosed SLD-dyslexia, ADHD, PDD-NOS, Anxiety Disorder, SPD and some other things as well. He has been in private 1 to 1 tutoring for the past...
Forum: Pregnancy After Birth Loss   08-18-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 7,303
Posted By pattimomma
Yes and yes!

Yes and yes!
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-04-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 817
Posted By pattimomma
My son had a neuropsych eval at age 11.5 yrs. He...

My son had a neuropsych eval at age 11.5 yrs. He was diagnosed with ADHD combined type, PDD-NOS, SLD - dyslexia, anxiety disorder - NOS, and adjustment disorder with mood and behavioral disturbances!...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-04-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 484
Posted By pattimomma
Thanks for the replies ladies. So much has been...

Thanks for the replies ladies. So much has been going on that I haven't had time to respond. DS was in the hospital for a week and I continue to have problems getting out patient services. I have...
Forum: Pregnancy After Birth Loss   08-04-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 7,303
Posted By pattimomma
Hello Ladies! I haven't been on in a while....

Hello Ladies!

I haven't been on in a while. It was nice to read all the wonderful progress toward each baby's milestone!

Simon is five months old and he just figured out this thing called...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-15-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 484
Posted By pattimomma
Out of Home Placement

I posted about therapeutic boarding schools a while back and didn't get much response. I was wondering if anyone has had a child placed in any type of residential facility. Psych hospital? Boarding...
Forum: Pregnancy After Birth Loss   07-07-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 7,303
Posted By pattimomma
Hi Uriver - I copied this: Examples of some of...

Hi Uriver - I copied this: Examples of some of the treatment techniques that Pelvic Physical Therapists use:
Manual therapy: techniques applied internally (vaginally or anally) or externally. ...
Forum: Pregnancy After Birth Loss   07-01-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 7,303
Posted By pattimomma
M Anna - I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I...

M Anna - I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I hope you are doing ok. :Hug

How are all the little rainbows doing?

Simon is 4 months old now and he is already rolling over (been doing that...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-27-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By pattimomma
The CAPD tests are normed starting at age 7 years...

The CAPD tests are normed starting at age 7 years 0 months. I am curious to know how was your five year old was evaluated.
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-18-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 622
Posted By pattimomma
Ladies, Thanks for taking the time to answer!

Ladies, Thanks for taking the time to answer!
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-14-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 622
Posted By pattimomma
How to answer the question - How many kids do you have?

I'm a birth mom and people often ask how many kids I have. Usually I just reply with the number I am raising. But I feel like this dishonors the child I placed. At the same time I'm not comfortable...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-02-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 334
Posted By pattimomma
Thanks so much for posting this! I really needed...

Thanks so much for posting this! I really needed it today. My DS is about to turn 14 and it's still really rough.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-22-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 501
Posted By pattimomma
Yes, the techniques do work but often they need...

Yes, the techniques do work but often they need to be tailored to the child. With my DS, he is almost 14, we never ever say the word "mad". If we ask why he is mad, he blows up even more. The key is...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-07-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 278
Posted By pattimomma
Oh sorry I meant to add in response to mamarhu,...

Oh sorry I meant to add in response to mamarhu, my sister complains about my nephew's behavior all the time. She keeps saying that she thinks he has ADHD. My response to that is to tell her to have...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-07-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 278
Posted By pattimomma
My sister keeps bringing it up. The only time I...

My sister keeps bringing it up. The only time I initiated the conversation was six months ago. She will ask me what I think about his speech almost every time we hang out with the kids. I wish she...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-05-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By pattimomma
I suggest that you post your question in the...

I suggest that you post your question in the special needs forum http://www.mothering.com/community/f/157/special-needs-parenting There is lots of good advice over there!
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-05-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 278
Posted By pattimomma
My mom has encouraged my sister to send him to...

My mom has encouraged my sister to send him to preschool and my sister says she wants to send him yet she doesn't visit any schools or sign him up. Most schools are now full for fall 2014 with a...
Forum: Pregnancy After Birth Loss   05-05-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 7,303
Posted By pattimomma
I nurse on demand whenever I am home. We...

I nurse on demand whenever I am home. We co-sleep and I have even been known to wake him up in the middle of the night for the 3AM feeding! I easily pump plenty of milk at work to cover my absence....
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-05-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 278
Posted By pattimomma
My nephew is 2.5 years old and his speech...

My nephew is 2.5 years old and his speech primarily consists of saying, "uh, uh, uh" and pointing at things. Occasionally I hear him say a few real words such as, "mom go" or "no mom". Sometimes he...
Forum: Pregnancy After Birth Loss   05-05-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 7,303
Posted By pattimomma
Quote:Originally Posted by hippy...

Quote:Originally Posted by hippy mum http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1393950/for-the-mommies-of-rainbow-babies-chat/460#post_17621704)...
Forum: Pregnancy After Birth Loss   05-02-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 7,303
Posted By pattimomma
Congrats M Anna!...

Congrats M Anna! http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/love.gif
 
Ladies I have a question. I am 9 weeks 5 days postpartum and I still have yellow/clear mucous with the occasional spot of...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-28-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,729
Posted By pattimomma
mampigeon - I'm thrilled that chemo is over! and...

mampigeon - I'm thrilled that chemo is over! and earlier than expected!
 
Abbey turned three on the 12th. We had a small party. She is finishing up the school year and has really enjoyed...
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