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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-08-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By flowmom
I give my son ADHD son 0.5 mg of melatonin at...

I give my son ADHD son 0.5 mg of melatonin at night. It's a tiny dose and it really helps him. We toughed it out without it for years, but since he can't seem to sleep in I just really feel it's...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-08-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 846
Posted By flowmom
At 10, ds is considered to have ADHD, 3 learning...

At 10, ds is considered to have ADHD, 3 learning disabilities, giftedness, sensory issues. At 6 I had him evaluated for ASD. An ASD expert older pediatrician gave him an ASD diagnosis, but a younger...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-08-2014, 12:41 PM
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Posted By flowmom
My 10.5 year old is gifted but has ADHD and three...

My 10.5 year old is gifted but has ADHD and three diagnosed learning disabilities, including dysgraphia. I wish that he could "write like a six year old"...it's probably more like a five year old...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-08-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 848
Posted By flowmom
My perspective: Yes to accepting what is...

My perspective:
Yes to accepting what is happening in the other household (except abuse). Yes to respectful sharing of opinion and information. Yes to respectful listening. Yes to general goodwill....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-08-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 848
Posted By flowmom
Can I start this post with a big SIGH? I have the...

Can I start this post with a big SIGH? I have the kids 60% of the time, ex has them 40% (apart for 4.5 years now). Ds has "giftedness", ADHD, 3 learning disabilities. Dd seems like a typical bright...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-08-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 337
Posted By flowmom
I'm "gifted" too, and my father died when I was...

I'm "gifted" too, and my father died when I was three. A loss like that can be an open wound for life if not resolved.

This book helped me a lot:
The Journey from Abandonment to Healing...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-08-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 515
Posted By flowmom
5-7 year old children who wet their beds have...

5-7 year old children who wet their beds have been found to have lower than average levels of Vitamin D in their blood. I would supplement with D3 and cofactors - you'll need to research the dose...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-08-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 769
Posted By flowmom
Oh Cantalope, I feel for you. BTDT. By the time...

Oh Cantalope, I feel for you. BTDT. By the time my son was 6, my former husband divorced me and our family fell apart. I hate to say it but ds' needs did contribute to it :( .

I am happy to say...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-31-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By flowmom
Writing is even more of an issue for us, as...

Writing is even more of an issue for us, as well. But I figure that one is not too motivated to write if one can't read comfortably. OTOH, that doesn't seem to apply to my dd.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-29-2013, 01:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By flowmom
I just wanted to share my experience with how...

I just wanted to share my experience with how Immersion Reading is helping my almost-ten-year-old:
http://pluckywriter.com/immersion-reading-for-reluctantchallenged-readers-canadian-version/
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-09-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,289
Posted By flowmom
When my son was 6, he has diagnosed as "being on...

When my son was 6, he has diagnosed as "being on the spectrum" by a pediatrician, due to his behaviour problems, lack of social skills, etc. He never had any problems being verbal but he was very...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-08-2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,178
Posted By flowmom
CamMom, I suggest you really think about what...

CamMom, I suggest you really think about what your educational goals for your child are. I envy that your child is "ahead of schedule" because you can afford to relax and let him focus on directing...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-13-2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 460
Posted By flowmom
All good points Piglet :)   Yes, I would...

All good points Piglet :)
 
Yes, I would like to delegate some educational stuff to a tutor. Ds definitely does have baggage with me and it does undermine my ability to support his education. A...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-13-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 765
Posted By flowmom
An update. My husband and I decided that we did...

An update. My husband and I decided that we did want to try stimulant medication for ADHD for ds. We thought that ds could be involved in the decision, and could let us know if it was working for...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-13-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 460
Posted By flowmom
Oh Piglet - so awesome to see YOU here :) ....

Oh Piglet - so awesome to see YOU here :) . Thank you SO much for your thoughts.
 
Quote:My kids can smell "an educational imperative" a mile away and I'm pretty sure that if I were to pursue...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-04-2013, 09:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 765
Posted By flowmom
Thanks for the input regarding allergies. We...

Thanks for the input regarding allergies. We have a referral to an allergist to get more specific guidance. I found it worrisome that the reaction seemed worse the second time, even after one day....
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-02-2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 765
Posted By flowmom
I made the sauce myself from basic pantry...

I made the sauce myself from basic pantry ingredients - nothing unusual there. I've made and served it before, but I think I used almonds last time -  not cashews.
 
We'll be avoiding cashews and...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-01-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 765
Posted By flowmom
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by flowmom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-15-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 765
Posted By flowmom
Thanks for your input melissa17s!   Your...

Thanks for your input melissa17s!
 
Your experiences are very interesting to me!
 
Sport-wise, we have done circus for years - tramp, silks, tightwire, juggling. It seems to work for him because...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-15-2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 765
Posted By flowmom
Quote:I currently do a lot of Math and languages...

Quote:I currently do a lot of Math and languages with my son and am shopping for a science curriculum to supplement what I must cover for our local authorities. Some curriculum caters naturally to...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-15-2013, 10:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 765
Posted By flowmom
For those who are following this thread, I also...

For those who are following this thread, I also got some interesting replies in the Learning at Home forum:...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-15-2013, 10:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 460
Posted By flowmom
For those who are following this thread, I also...

For those who are following this thread, I also got a lot of interesting replies to the same post in the Gifted forum:...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-14-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 765
Posted By flowmom
Quote:I realize that my child's brain works...

Quote:I realize that my child's brain works differently.  Some parts haven't matured enough, or off-line some of the time, or the loop between two parts isn't fast enough or working properly.  Meds...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-14-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 765
Posted By flowmom
Thanks so much for sharing deminc!   ...

Thanks so much for sharing deminc!
 
Quote:Anyway, I think what any child wants most is for their parents t pay attention to their physical pain and misery. So I would look firstly into his back...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-14-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 765
Posted By flowmom
Thanks for your reply bellymoon! Quote:  He...

Thanks for your reply bellymoon!
Quote: 
He cannot follow more than one verbal instruction in a row (that drill sergeant thing might not be motivation issues, but could literally be auditory...
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