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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-04-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 302
Posted By crazytownmama
hi heatherweh! My son is 9... and I can relate. ...

hi heatherweh! My son is 9... and I can relate. We had a really rough morning, and I was coming here to vent about it... I don't have any suggestions... but it is soooo frustrating that its sooo...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-04-2015, 03:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 903
Posted By crazytownmama
mylittletiger - Your rambling IS very...

mylittletiger - Your rambling IS very helpful...I'm going to look up that homeopathy thing... I'm also looking into essential oils because someone mentioned that those can help (irl) ... But, have...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-02-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 903
Posted By crazytownmama
I finished that book in a day and a half... I'm...

I finished that book in a day and a half... I'm trying to start using it, but I'm not quite sure I get it... the only problem I really can't figure out... he's good at agreeing to do things the...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-01-2015, 03:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 903
Posted By crazytownmama
Annaintoronto ....THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU ...

Annaintoronto ....THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU

I've either seen, read, or heard of this book before...it sounds so familiar... (I have a habit of reaching a new bottom, getting a ton of books,...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-30-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 903
Posted By crazytownmama
The church example is just the most...

The church example is just the most recent/freshest in mind... it could just as easily have been me requiring him to wear jeans/button shirts, math homework, his brother drinking out of the sponge...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-30-2015, 04:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 903
Posted By crazytownmama
high functioning autistic... and how you dealt

Hi all...
I'm not in a good place right now...

My oldest (9) was diagnosed with high functioning autism last july. (His real issues are very low frustration tolerance, raging tantrums, anger...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-01-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 130
Posted By crazytownmama
does this exist?

sorry, duplicate
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-01-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 336
Posted By crazytownmama
does this exist?

Is there a mental health professional who will come to your house, observe, and make suggestions on how to handle things?

(My oldest is on the autism spectrum, has violent fits when...
Forum: Learning at School   09-29-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,401
Posted By crazytownmama
I am really not willing to compromise on our...

I am really not willing to compromise on our activities... home made/real food is not up for negotiation, nor is sitting down to eat as a family. The two outside activities...cub scouts/religion...
Forum: Learning at School   09-17-2014, 03:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,401
Posted By crazytownmama
after school routines

How do you fit it all in when your kids go to school? I have a 4th grader, this is our first year at public school (previously homeschooled).

He goes to school from 8:30-3:45/4ish after...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-24-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,004
Posted By crazytownmama
Why is this parenting stuff sooo hard...

Why is this parenting stuff sooo hard sometimes??? So, my cousin and her fiance came to stay with us for 2 nights and he literally CLUNG to me the whole time they were here (they were going to a...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-20-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,004
Posted By crazytownmama
yes and no. He can easily go get me stuff at the...

yes and no. He can easily go get me stuff at the market (he's allowed to go where i can see alone, but he's only 5 so i haven't sent him any farther). He's fine at home -- I can be anywhere in the...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-19-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 324
Posted By crazytownmama
Hes 9, going into 4th grade. The meeting...

Hes 9, going into 4th grade.

The meeting was yesterday... I went alone. Outcome was they're not going to evaluate him at this time, but they're going to have his teacher/guidance counselor keep...
Forum: Learning at School   08-18-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 910
Posted By crazytownmama
We had the meeting today... the decision was to...

We had the meeting today... the decision was to wait and see. I have reservations about it, but I understand where they are coming from. He's never been in a public school setting, so they are...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-13-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,004
Posted By crazytownmama
ICM - That never works for me. If I try to leave...

ICM - That never works for me. If I try to leave to go to the bathroom, he comes with... Even at home sometimes, he has to come with me when I leave a room... (it's just with me...he's not like...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-13-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 324
Posted By crazytownmama
special ed services interview

(cross posted from learning at school)

Hello all,
Has anyone started the process for special education services? I just got a letter in the mail prior to meeting with the child study team to ...
Forum: Learning at School   08-13-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 910
Posted By crazytownmama
Up to now, we've homeschooled. He's been...

Up to now, we've homeschooled. He's been evaluated by a developmental behavioural pediatrician who has given him a diagnosis of high functioning autistic and she had a whole bunch of requests for...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-12-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,004
Posted By crazytownmama
Before speech yesterday, we were working together...

Before speech yesterday, we were working together on the word "crystal". He did GREAT with the s in the middle... when I tried to get him to tell his ST, he refused during session. He showed off...
Forum: Learning at School   08-12-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 910
Posted By crazytownmama
special ed services interview

Hello all,
Has anyone started the process for special education services? I just got a letter in the mail prior to meeting with the child study team to determine whether they will evaluate him or...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-11-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,989
Posted By crazytownmama
I think its awesome that you let him express...

I think its awesome that you let him express himself like that! :) And I love his answer about being a boy! :) (sorry no helpful advice)
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-11-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,004
Posted By crazytownmama
am i doing something wrong?

I have 4 kids -- 9, 7, 5(boys), 2 1/2(girl). My oldest had such a hard time seperating that we homeschooled after a botched attempt at preschool. No one else has gone to school since. (i really...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-10-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 400
Posted By crazytownmama
We've gone to see drs for years due to tics ds9...

We've gone to see drs for years due to tics ds9 has... and its always been "some kids do this, no reason for it, wait and see" kind of thing. This last visit, beahvioural developmental ped said on...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-05-2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 400
Posted By crazytownmama
disconnected kids by melillo

Has anyone read Disconnected Kids by Robert Melillo? Have you tried any of the stuff he recommends?

It's pretty involved... he gives you a whole bunch of assessments you do and then (i think,...
Forum: Meal Planning   07-27-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 369
Posted By crazytownmama
kids do the meal planning

Has anyone found any tools/methods whatever for having kids do meal planning? I'm thinking for lunch/breakfast... stuff that I'm hoping the kids can start making themselves soon.

They can pick...
Forum: Learning at School   06-12-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,188
Posted By crazytownmama
He'll be 10 in May. I've already signed him up...

He'll be 10 in May. I've already signed him up for 4th grade... DH and I thought long and hard about where to put him, grade wise and we figured it would do more to his self esteem to keep him back...
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