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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-14-2009, 11:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,354
Posted By MommyPam
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http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gifs My ds is 7 as well. The first time that hospitalization was pretty clearly indicated I did not do it because I was so afraid. He was 6....
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-18-2009, 10:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,176
Posted By MommyPam
We used Celexa for ds for about 6 months. It...

We used Celexa for ds for about 6 months. It seemed to help, and I didn't pick up on any adverse effects. As time went on, he was diagnosed with bipolar, and we discontinued Celexa and moved on to...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-24-2009, 06:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 563
Posted By MommyPam
First,...

First, http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif How old is your son? I have BTDT with my 7 year old. If you take him to the ER, they will want to have him admitted to a...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-08-2009, 08:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,296
Posted By MommyPam
DS (age 7.5) is on Tenex for mood...

DS (age 7.5) is on Tenex for mood disorder/distractability. It does make him a little sleepy, and he sleeps quite well these days. He also takes Abilify, and his rages are greatly reduced with this...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-08-2009, 03:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 618
Posted By MommyPam
Count me in. DS is 7.5 and has been diagnosed...

Count me in. DS is 7.5 and has been diagnosed for about a year. I feel he is fairly stable now on Abilify and Tenex. By that I mean doing well and making gains in school, no psychosis, very little...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-14-2009, 12:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 966
Posted By MommyPam
DD is 12, but very mature for her age. She has a...

DD is 12, but very mature for her age. She has a fully developed body and has been menstruating for over 2 years. She was always a highly sensitive child, very high IQ with some learning disability...
Forum: Learning at School   03-25-2009, 11:58 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,023
Posted By MommyPam
Our school system here in MA does not use this...

Our school system here in MA does not use this system. The public school that dd went to in PA did use this system in kindergarten and first grade. It was very, very traumatic for my highly...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-19-2009, 01:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 449
Posted By MommyPam
Hi - my ds will be 7 next month, and sounds...

Hi - my ds will be 7 next month, and sounds similar to your ds. We have a working diagnosis of bipolar at this point, after hearing ADHD, OCD, Aspergers, SID, and anxiety from various sources. I...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   01-17-2009, 01:58 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 9,847
Posted By MommyPam
#7 The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini) I hadn't...

#7 The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini) I hadn't read this before because I was afraid of it. It was a beautifully written story, and I loved getting some perspective on Afghanistan. It was an even...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   01-12-2009, 10:12 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 9,847
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4. In the Land of Second Chances (George...

4. In the Land of Second Chances (George Shaffner) It was OK. I expected to like it better as Kirkus Reviews used terms like "quirky charm" and "feminist slant". Readable, but just OK.

5....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-07-2009, 09:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 765
Posted By MommyPam
No fee for holds in my library system, thank...

No fee for holds in my library system, thank goodness. 12 yo dd requests at least 12 items a week. I try to impress on her that it's a lot of time and expense for the library so she should make sure...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   01-07-2009, 08:37 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 9,847
Posted By MommyPam
I'd love to join. I lurked on this thread last...

I'd love to join. I lurked on this thread last year to get book ideas, but I never posted. I will sign up to read 109 books in 2009.

So far:
1. The Historian (Kostova) - on the recommendation of...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-23-2008, 10:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 557
Posted By MommyPam
I am sorry to hear you are having so much...

I am sorry to hear you are having so much trouble with the SPED teacher. Your son is not getting the education the school is required to provide for him.

The first thing that comes to my mind is...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-03-2008, 08:20 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,778
Posted By MommyPam
It is a terrible, terrible position to be in - a...

It is a terrible, terrible position to be in - a Mom "asking" for a diagnosis like Early Onset Bipolar Disease. It's not that you want your child to have it, it's that when you read "The Bipolar...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-19-2008, 08:47 AM
Replies: 3
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Views: 330
Posted By MommyPam
There are a few of us with bipolar children...

There are a few of us with bipolar children here. There are also people who don't believe in childhood bipolar. It's very tough because this is virtually a "newly emerging" diagnosis. Professionals...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-05-2008, 09:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 927
Posted By MommyPam
http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hu...

http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif I have been skating around the mental illness issue with a six year old who is probably bipolar. I have had a very little glimpse of how...
Forum: Other (Reggio Emilia, Sudbury, Democratic)   08-24-2008, 04:43 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 21,042
Posted By MommyPam
Hi Ellen - My daughter left public school...

Hi Ellen -

My daughter left public school at age 8, mostly because of severe anxiety, and enrolled at SVS. The kids were very nice to her, and she had a great time. There are many boys your son's...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-28-2008, 04:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,690
Posted By MommyPam
I don't think it was too much for a first post! ...

I don't think it was too much for a first post!

My dd (11) is highly sensitive. I brought her to an OT at 10 who said SPD but I think she's on the borderline of highly sensitive and SPD....
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-25-2008, 01:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 383
Posted By MommyPam
I know what you're saying, Fluttermama. I wish...

I know what you're saying, Fluttermama. I wish that I could homeschool DS, but there's no way that we would both survive it.

DS is fairly obsessed with video games. He gets too much screen time,...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-20-2008, 09:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 383
Posted By MommyPam
I think DS may be bipolar. In fact, from reading...

I think DS may be bipolar. In fact, from reading The Bipolar Child, I am pretty sure. I have joined CABF and have posted there (thank you for the suggestion from here). One thing that is interesting...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-10-2008, 10:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 641
Posted By MommyPam
Heavenly - Thanks for the heads up on bpkids....

Heavenly - Thanks for the heads up on bpkids. It's a great site and it's been very helpful for me. DS does not have the BP diagnosis - his psychiatrist does not use the dx until "years of...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-20-2008, 03:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,166
Posted By MommyPam
I am so interested in this thread because I am...

I am so interested in this thread because I am trying so hard to figure things out for my 6 year old ds. He started kindergarten this year - he has had an IEP for about 2 1/2 years for...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-21-2008, 09:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By MommyPam
He has been tested for food sensitivities, and...

He has been tested for food sensitivities, and the testing came back negative for everything. I take probiotics - in the form of rather large capsules, which he just couldn't take. He does eat...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-21-2008, 12:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By MommyPam
I'm a lurker who did some posting a couple of...

I'm a lurker who did some posting a couple of years ago, when we first figured out my ds (now 6) had SPD. His troubles have gotten worse instead of better despite two years of mostly private pay OT....
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   01-23-2008, 10:13 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,884
Posted By MommyPam
I don't know about anyone else, but I basically...

I don't know about anyone else, but I basically eat 2 lunches. I have a big salad at 11:30 - 12:00, then at about 3:00 it's soup time. I am hungry then. Maybe after I've been doing this for a while...
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