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Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-07-2011, 05:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,184
Posted By BetsyNY
This baby has been up for adoption for several...

This baby has been up for adoption for several months. He has a brain injury similar to my son's, and we've seen great results with Feldenkrais. My heart breaks for this guy; he needs a home...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-07-2011, 05:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 637
Posted By BetsyNY
So this baby has been up for adoption for...

So this baby has been up for adoption for months--I wish we could adopt him, but my husband is not cooperating. anyway, his brain injury is very similar to my son's, and we saw amazing results with...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-06-2011, 05:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 365
Posted By BetsyNY
ALL of that--all of it--sounds in line with...

ALL of that--all of it--sounds in line with Asperger-type behavior. My son is PDD-NOS (most likely Asperger's will be the final dx)--he spits and perseverates on words--he's also hyperlexic. 
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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-05-2011, 06:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 985
Posted By BetsyNY
We had services in our home for three years, and...

We had services in our home for three years, and never offered anyone anything. I feel like a jerk now. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/crap.gif I did clean the bathroom tho. 
 
Having...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-05-2011, 06:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,357
Posted By BetsyNY
There IS motivation at a job--the motivation to...

There IS motivation at a job--the motivation to get paid, if nothing else, and other motivations which may or may not apply--the desire for praise, personal fulfillment, feelings of purpose and...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-30-2011, 04:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,276
Posted By BetsyNY
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by Adaline'sMama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-29-2011, 06:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,956
Posted By BetsyNY
Yes, my son has done very well with...

Yes, my son has done very well with Feldenkrais--he should have CP today, but he doesn't. It could help your cousin, and it certainly wouldn't hurt. 
 
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-29-2011, 05:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,956
Posted By BetsyNY
Show them this:   www.anatbanielmethod.com...

Show them this:
 
www.anatbanielmethod.com (http://www.anatbanielmethod.com) 
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-29-2011, 05:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 163
Posted By BetsyNY
Anyone out there have a child with this? My...

Anyone out there have a child with this? My five-year-old was dx'd with this today, and I'm wondering/researching options...
Forum: Parents as Partners   03-28-2011, 04:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 400
Posted By BetsyNY
I just wanted to add--for some reason I'm...

I just wanted to add--for some reason I'm thinking your H smokes--and that can exacerbate panic/anxiety. Just FYI.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-27-2011, 06:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 15,032
Posted By BetsyNY
I used the Neutrogena Acne Bar at that age and...

I used the Neutrogena Acne Bar at that age and it worked very well. I also used a salicylic acid toner (back then it was an rx, but now it's otc). 
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-27-2011, 02:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,050
Posted By BetsyNY
We-e-ll, let's see...I'm hoping SBGrace pops in,...

We-e-ll, let's see...I'm hoping SBGrace pops in, she has some good websites with checklists...but I'd start with autism or Asperger's Syndrome is recognized by the DSM-IV whereas SPD/SID is not. I...
Forum: Parents as Partners   03-18-2011, 06:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 790
Posted By BetsyNY
Ellies Mom and Linda on the Move are right on...

Ellies Mom and Linda on the Move are right on the money--therapy is a great idea, for both of you, together or alone. Depression was what I thought of too, reading your post.
 
I just wanted to...
Forum: Mental Health   03-17-2011, 04:46 PM
Replies: 630
Views: 68,254
Posted By BetsyNY
Hello, I have PMDD! Also bipolar II/major...

Hello, I have PMDD! Also bipolar II/major depression. I take Adderall XR (10 mg), Lexapro (20 mg), and lithium. Remeron and Ativan PRN. I'm developing my yoga practice, going to 2-3 classes a week,...
Forum: Parents as Partners   03-14-2011, 05:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 740
Posted By BetsyNY
Yes, def. look into state-subsidized insurance....

Yes, def. look into state-subsidized insurance. I know in NY there are programs for people who make too much $$ for Medicaid. 
 
Your H sounds depressed to me--the inertia, the inability to focus,...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-07-2011, 04:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,153
Posted By BetsyNY
We're curious about Universal Studios too...

We're curious about Universal Studios too...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-06-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,533
Posted By BetsyNY
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by happysmileylady http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   03-01-2011, 07:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 904
Posted By BetsyNY
This may or may not be germane to you, but as...

This may or may not be germane to you, but as someone with major depression and now, bipolar II, what has helped me the most (aside from medication) is laying down my "fighting depression"...
Forum: Mental Health   02-21-2011, 03:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 283
Posted By BetsyNY
Hey all,    Like the title says, I was...

Hey all, 
 
Like the title says, I was recently dx'd Bipolar II after a major depressive episode. Not sure if I was always bipolar or if it's a recent development, but right now I'm taking Lexapro...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-07-2011, 07:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 920
Posted By BetsyNY
    Quote:People used to come up to me and...


 
Quote:People used to come up to me and compliment me on how quiet and sweet she was and one day she figured out she didn't have to be and it all changed.


 
I don't think it's that she...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-07-2011, 03:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 384
Posted By BetsyNY
    Quote:The amount of damage he's causing...


 
Quote:The amount of damage he's causing appears to me to be out of the ordinary. I'd start by keeping a behavior log -- when does he lose his temper? over what? what does he do? When is he...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-07-2011, 02:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 984
Posted By BetsyNY
I get the playground thing, I do, but IMO that...

I get the playground thing, I do, but IMO that would be best approached 1:1 with an OT or SEIT, especially if a child is majorly averse to...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-07-2010, 12:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,275
Posted By BetsyNY
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I am so very sorry, Mama...

I hope our thoughts and love can be some light in your darkness.

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Forum: The Childhood Years   11-04-2010, 06:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,335
Posted By BetsyNY
Quote: Originally Posted by JamieCatheryn...

Quote:
Originally Posted by JamieCatheryn http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/16008380)
We don't have rich friends. Never been...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-04-2010, 01:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 412
Posted By BetsyNY
Does your son have any kind of diagnosis? My ASD...

Does your son have any kind of diagnosis? My ASD son had a thing with spitting for quite a while, and it drove us INSANE.

Because the reason he's spitting is most likely something sensory...
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