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Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-03-2016, 12:18 AM
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Posted By sageowl
I feel for you--my second child has full blown...

I feel for you--my second child has full blown meltdowns occasionally when were out in public and there's literally nothing that you can do except bail. I just scoop him up and make a hasty exit to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-03-2016, 12:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By sageowl
My nursing toddler was a bit older than yours...

My nursing toddler was a bit older than yours when I had surgery. I couldn't nurse him for a couple days (both on account of the meds I was taking and the incision itself--hurt too much until it...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-02-2016, 09:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 654
Posted By sageowl
Since you asked: nothing prior to 18 months. ...

Since you asked: nothing prior to 18 months. After that--nothing but a few short videos (kid songs on YouTube for example) or sometimes I make videos with my phone of the kids doing stuff and we...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-18-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 400
Posted By sageowl
I don't live in your area at all, but just wanted...

I don't live in your area at all, but just wanted to give you a big virtual hug. I've got two kids who have hypotonia--among their other issues. Hope you find some good help. OT/PT were...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-21-2015, 11:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,278
Posted By sageowl
I have a tough sleeper and had to do that for a...

I have a tough sleeper and had to do that for a few months... Been there!
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-21-2015, 11:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 680
Posted By sageowl
Totally normal. It will pass. Remove the...

Totally normal. It will pass. Remove the projectiles in the meantime. ;)
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-21-2015, 11:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 481
Posted By sageowl
Does she have problems with sequencing in...

Does she have problems with sequencing in general, or motor planning?
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-21-2015, 11:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 681
Posted By sageowl
That sounds really hard, but I just wanted you to...

That sounds really hard, but I just wanted you to know you're not alone. Hopefully you're in an area where there are resources--definitely look into respite care--if you can get that little break,...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-21-2015, 11:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 654
Posted By sageowl
Oh yeah this is a thing all special-needs kids...

Oh yeah this is a thing all special-needs kids deal with in school. To be fair I think regular kids have to deal with it too, but I think for special needs kids it's just that much harder--having it...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-25-2015, 12:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 754
Posted By sageowl
For what it's worth, the simple fact that he's...

For what it's worth, the simple fact that he's three makes it all harder--that's an age of extreme behavior--even without underlying issues. Oh and your behavioral specialist sounds worthless. ...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-25-2015, 12:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 971
Posted By sageowl
If this is your only example of anxious behavior,...

If this is your only example of anxious behavior, it's probably normal. I've noticed with my kids it got better as they became more verbal.
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-26-2015, 11:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 419
Posted By sageowl
Do you have any lactation consultants where you...

Do you have any lactation consultants where you live?
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-26-2015, 11:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 636
Posted By sageowl
It's such an annoying phase isn't it? It does...

It's such an annoying phase isn't it? It does get better. I always just take DS outside if he does this. Usually he gets the message.
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-26-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,660
Posted By sageowl
(Responding to OP): It drives me nuts. I named...

(Responding to OP): It drives me nuts. I named my second son after his great grandfather--and apparently now that's a popular girls name!?! Gahhh! Great, just great. Now every kid I've ever met...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-14-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,283
Posted By sageowl
No advice, just sympathy. DS2 is like this. ...

No advice, just sympathy. DS2 is like this.

During his first year he only wanted me--no one else. No one. If I had to leave him with daddy or grandma and he was awake he would scream the...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-14-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,250
Posted By sageowl
I'm not a very chatty person even in the best of...

I'm not a very chatty person even in the best of times, and actually love silence, so talking to babies was something that definitely didn't come naturally to me either. To overcome that tendency, I...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-14-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 861
Posted By sageowl
Sounds like post nasal drip. Could be allergies,...

Sounds like post nasal drip. Could be allergies, maybe.
Forum: Mental Health   06-13-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 642
Posted By sageowl
Have you contacted early intervention? That's...

Have you contacted early intervention? That's probably your best bet.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-13-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 786
Posted By sageowl
Being where you are there's probably no local...

Being where you are there's probably no local patent groups or anything like that. Which is too bad because it's wonderful to know you aren't going through it alone. There's quite a few posters in...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-13-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,207
Posted By sageowl
I'd make him earn the time to use it by doing...

I'd make him earn the time to use it by doing other things first. ;)
Forum: Parenting   06-13-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,238
Posted By sageowl
I think there's a small minority of people who do...

I think there's a small minority of people who do this as a pushback against the current societal trend of heavily gendered marketing to children. The more extreme examples of course of the ones...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-13-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,118
Posted By sageowl
My Aspergers Child (website) has a ton of good...

My Aspergers Child (website) has a ton of good info on defiant behaviors too.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-13-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 806
Posted By sageowl
Congratulations on finishing your credential and...

Congratulations on finishing your credential and finding a job!
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-26-2015, 12:33 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,136
Posted By sageowl
I'm so sorry you're having such a bad time with...

I'm so sorry you're having such a bad time with the bureaucracy side of things. Seems like it takes forever even when things are going well. Like you really need anything extra to deal with, am I...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-25-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,078
Posted By sageowl
I agree with the others--this sounds like a bad...

I agree with the others--this sounds like a bad scene. You usually only see crying at drop off, or with an individual child who is having an off day (because of something unrelated to school). My...
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