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Forum: Spirituality   11-10-2011, 07:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 275
Posted By NataliaI
Believe but don't fear :)  

Believe but don't fear :)
 
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-03-2011, 06:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By NataliaI
Lean Bean said:  we're going to meet someone who...

Lean Bean said:  we're going to meet someone who will help you to know how you learn best.  She (he) will probably play some games with you and ask you some questions.
 
The eval rooms are set up...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-15-2010, 08:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 424
Posted By NataliaI
Homeopathic remedies can also be very helpful...

Homeopathic remedies can also be very helpful for sensitive kids.  They won't be desensitized, but they will handle situations more easily.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-15-2010, 08:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 709
Posted By NataliaI
We have some that clip in back.  Don't know...

We have some that clip in back.  Don't know brand, but we bought them at Costco.  Off season now. 
 
Sporting goods stores have the best selection.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-06-2010, 03:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 383
Posted By NataliaI
I used to buy unique gifts and gift cards.  Now...

I used to buy unique gifts and gift cards.  Now I do the easy thing and give everyone Target gift cards.  I figure everyone can find something they need or want there.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-05-2010, 10:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 183
Posted By NataliaI
Sounds like the teacher is in-tune and alert. ...

Sounds like the teacher is in-tune and alert.  That is good! 
 
What is your mother-intuition telling you?  Is she your oldest child?
 
It can be difficult to know what is normal.  Esp. attached...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-05-2010, 09:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 368
Posted By NataliaI
Cell salts can help calm children (and adults) a...

Cell salts can help calm children (and adults) a bit.  You can buy a combination of the 5 phosphates from the hfs or 800homeopathy.com.
 
Remember to always follow your mother instincts.  If you...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-01-2010, 09:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 446
Posted By NataliaI
:heart:  What a teacher!  In our experience,...

:heart:  What a teacher!  In our experience, SpEd teachers are amazing people.  Glad you have one of them.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-30-2010, 01:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 366
Posted By NataliaI
Hi Devon!   I agree with Kristine.  I see...

Hi Devon!
 
I agree with Kristine.  I see less methods and more awareness of neurodiversity.  Our teachers really work to meet ds's needs as an individual -- not as autistic child.
 
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-23-2010, 09:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 687
Posted By NataliaI
What autsim changes is our awareness.  It...

What autsim changes is our awareness.  It notifies us that the child isn't "being bad."  (I think this is true for all kids -- autism raises our awareness of it.)Maybe the child has a need to climb...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-22-2010, 08:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By NataliaI
   Quote:Originally Posted by...


 
Quote:Originally Posted by HealthHomeHappy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-22-2010, 06:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By NataliaI
My son likes to "go for long walks."  We've...

My son likes to "go for long walks."  We've discussed numerous times that I need to be told first.
 
It is very scary the first few times they wander off.  I think the only prevention is constant...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-21-2010, 09:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 725
Posted By NataliaI
Why do you want a diagnosis?  What will it do...

Why do you want a diagnosis?  What will it do for you?  For your son?
 
I think that if he is in school, a diagnosis will likely be helpful.  You can then seek services or accommodations if he...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-21-2010, 09:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 687
Posted By NataliaI
Who cares what people say?  Why do they need to...

Who cares what people say?  Why do they need to know he is autistic?
 
I don't feel the need to explain my children's behavior to people.  People who judge will judge regardless of diagnosis.
 ...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-19-2010, 10:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 173
Posted By NataliaI
There is a recent thread on this forum about...

There is a recent thread on this forum about anxiety in kids that might give you some ideas.
 
Do you ever use homeopathic remedies?  Your daughter might do well with a few doses of phosphorus.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-18-2010, 02:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 739
Posted By NataliaI
They can and will ask children to leave.  We...

They can and will ask children to leave.  We were asked to leave even though there was no danger or significant disruption.  We got a line about them not being able to meet her needs.
 
Visit the...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-18-2010, 12:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 465
Posted By NataliaI
Montessori schools vary greatly.  Reading about...

Montessori schools vary greatly.  Reading about philosophy is great.  The best way to see if they are a fit for your child is to visit and observe.  Be open and realistically envision how your child...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-18-2010, 11:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,300
Posted By NataliaI
That's a good reason to seek a label.   You...

That's a good reason to seek a label.
 
You know what though?  YOU are the one who will ultimately know what your child needs.  Reading other's experiences and tools will give you ideas.  It is a...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-18-2010, 09:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By NataliaI
Support your child by feeding him nourishing...

Support your child by feeding him nourishing foods, giving cell salts, and restoring balance with homeopathy.
 
How old is he?
 
Find a way to explain the rules for the park before you go. ...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-18-2010, 08:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,139
Posted By NataliaI
I also saw huge improvements with behavior with...

I also saw huge improvements with behavior with homeopathic treatment.  So much that I eventually studied homeopathy.
 
Amy Lansky's book is good.  To get a really good feel for what homeopathy an...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-16-2010, 10:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,554
Posted By NataliaI
My middle child tends to be anxious, though not...

My middle child tends to be anxious, though not to the extent some of you describe.  I find cell salts to be very helpful in normalizing anxiety.  They offer the benefit of being inexpensive, safe,...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-16-2010, 09:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,300
Posted By NataliaI
It is difficult to fit a child into a label.  At...

It is difficult to fit a child into a label.  At one time, I thought one of my children might fit the NVLD box.  Things shift and change.
 
If the label seems to fit your ds now and you are...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-16-2010, 08:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 534
Posted By NataliaI
I know this is very frustrating, but I urge you...

I know this is very frustrating, but I urge you to reconsider and allow him to have bms in the pull up as long as necessary.  Holding the stool is extremely unhealthy and can lead to serious...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-16-2010, 07:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 550
Posted By NataliaI
My son began riding the bus to school at 3 yo. ...

My son began riding the bus to school at 3 yo.  It was a regular length bus but they did have car seats for the small children and seat belts for the older ones.
 
He loved riding the bus and it...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-16-2010, 08:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 369
Posted By NataliaI
Have you contacted your school district?  They...

Have you contacted your school district?  They usually do these evaluations at no charge.
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