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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-27-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 811
Posted By Chalex
A friend of mine was saying, during the summer,...

A friend of mine was saying, during the summer, that she can tell that her kids are getting dehydrated by their moodiness. Popsicles are a great idea!
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-25-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 811
Posted By Chalex
Great article :) DH can't understand why I...

Great article :)

DH can't understand why I feed the kids so early, when he rather eat dinner around 6pm.
And I laughed when the article said for the parent to change in to comfortable...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-18-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 811
Posted By Chalex
One day, my daughter was crazy after school like...

One day, my daughter was crazy after school like that and I asked her, "Were you trying so hard to be well behaved all day and now you have to let it all out?" And she said, "YES!"

So, you aren't...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-17-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 712
Posted By Chalex
:grin:Awesome! So does that mean that this...

:grin:Awesome! So does that mean that this Family Advocacy Group will be talking to the school and/or supporting you at the next 504 meeting?

And, geez how daunting--a meeting with 10...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-17-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 712
Posted By Chalex
You need to find a different school. Something...

You need to find a different school. Something is really strange about the way the teachers/staff are reacting to your child.

Is there any autism groups in your area? Find out which schools have...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-15-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 816
Posted By Chalex
Sorry you aren't getting any response. It sounds...

Sorry you aren't getting any response. It sounds like such a hard situation to be in.

There must be some sort of in-house help you can register for? Volunteer helpers?

Are you in the US?
...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-14-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 780
Posted By Chalex
Oh my, MyLittleTiger! Our school has a big...

Oh my, MyLittleTiger!
Our school has a big hornet problem every year and my kids have been stung in the past. Not that the school doesn't try to control the problem, but the hornets are trying to...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-11-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 780
Posted By Chalex
I was/am worried about my oldest son this year,...

I was/am worried about my oldest son this year, but I ended up taking my middle DD home early yesterday. It was a school event and she was an emotional mess. Not her usual behaviour. She's my only...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-09-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 780
Posted By Chalex
Oh, it has to be better! But, I can already see...

Oh, it has to be better!
But, I can already see that they are lightening the workload for DS.:thumb

Thanks!
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-06-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 780
Posted By Chalex
Anxious Mothers Club (School is Starting!)

:grin:Anyone want to join me? LOL

Not looking forward to dealing with school issues again. Sigh.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-17-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,385
Posted By Chalex
Does your little one still nap in the afternoon? ...

Does your little one still nap in the afternoon? Would they nap in their car seat or stroller?

Are they getting a good amount of outside play daily?

Do you keep your house dark and quiet (tv...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-15-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 696
Posted By Chalex
That's great! It's hard how slow dealing...

That's great!

It's hard how slow dealing with mental health issues is. And I wish someone could hold my hand through the whole process and tell me what to do and who to see.

One thing that I...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-14-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 696
Posted By Chalex
Wow, that sounds like a hard situation. I...

Wow, that sounds like a hard situation.

I wonder is there is any Children's Mental Health Clinic close to you?

They could help with referrals to psychiatrists or parenting groups. My DS is...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-05-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 764
Posted By Chalex
Well, I now know how to tell if the ADHD med's...

Well, I now know how to tell if the ADHD med's are working....take the child off the med's and watch the impulse control go out the window! LOL
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-05-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 503
Posted By Chalex
Do you have a good feeling about this therapist? ...

Do you have a good feeling about this therapist?

Maybe tell the therapist that you cannot afford the extra testing and see how they respond? Are they willing to work around not having whatever...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-27-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 764
Posted By Chalex
Letitia--My DS is 10 years old now and going into...

Letitia--My DS is 10 years old now and going into grade 6 in September. I did keep him out of Junior Kindergarten because he wasn't ready. But that just meant that he skipped that year and went...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-27-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 764
Posted By Chalex
Yup, DS has a IEP. As for someone...

Yup, DS has a IEP.

As for someone advocating for him, well, I don't see that as much as I'd like. They have good intentions but the follow through has been lacking. LOL
(oh, the things I could...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-26-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 764
Posted By Chalex
I'm waiting to hear from the doctor who...

I'm waiting to hear from the doctor who prescribed the meds ...they just got back from out of the country. I've been keeping a journal about all the ups and downs.
Unfortunately, our pediatrician...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-26-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 764
Posted By Chalex
Hi Linda, Thanks for your reply! We...

Hi Linda,

Thanks for your reply!

We just started Vyvanse about a month ago. DS is only taking half of what the doctor prescribed, since the full amount makes him feel angry most of the time. ...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-25-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 764
Posted By Chalex
How to know ADHD med's are working?

Just curious.

How did you know that your child was on the right med/right dose?

How big of a change did you see?

Thanks so much,
~C~
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-21-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 906
Posted By Chalex
I use those words from time to time. But, I have...

I use those words from time to time. But, I have told my kids that "inappropriate" means, "bad manners" socially...like picking your nose in class, or not wearing clothes, or farting when we are all...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-18-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 658
Posted By Chalex
Anna, sent you a PM regarding our school board. ...

Anna, sent you a PM regarding our school board.

During the assessment review, it was tough to hear the teachers speak about his behaviour at school. Home can be easy, when he has his own space to...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-16-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 658
Posted By Chalex
Question Canada School IPRC process

Has anyone here gone through the Identification, Placement and Review Committee process? Can you tell me how it went?

My son has recently been diagnosed with autism and ADHD, so this seems to...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-05-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,540
Posted By Chalex
Could you tell us more about the Thuja...

Could you tell us more about the Thuja homeopathic remedy you are using? thanks. ((any links?))
Forum: Personal Growth   12-14-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 723
Posted By Chalex
Funny, at my last family gathering I spent most...

Funny, at my last family gathering I spent most of the time watching over the kids. So...if you want to ignore people, your kids are a good excuse. LOL Maybe bring a craft or some Christmas...
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