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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-08-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 20,082
Posted By contactmaya
Interesting. Its a 'medical food', that seems to...

Interesting. Its a 'medical food', that seems to be composed of omega 3's in a patented formula. I wonder how they got to patent omega 3's and why it is only available on prescription?

It sounds...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-08-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 233
Posted By contactmaya
The ability to listen and process information is...

The ability to listen and process information is the issue i am most concerned about... anyway, i ordered,

"Smart Moves' for some brain gym exercises, as well as
"Train, Brain, Hear"...i hope...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-06-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,040
Posted By contactmaya
Thanks for this extremely relevant conversation. ...

Thanks for this extremely relevant conversation. My kids arent there yet, but almost.... the trouble is, it will all be so different in five years...thats what get me stumped....
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-06-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Posted By contactmaya
You described my son-he grew out of it, although...

You described my son-he grew out of it, although still does it a little bit at 8. Now my 6yo is starting up....
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-30-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 233
Posted By contactmaya
Anyone? Is apd and/or speech issues that use...

Anyone?
Is apd and/or speech issues that use these resources really so rare? Any advice greatly appreciated
(my sons speech therapist dumped us now that school is over, and still hasnt replied...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-30-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 795
Posted By contactmaya
I second the food intolerances point-try...

I second the food intolerances point-try eliminating gluten. It was a life saver for my ds2.
I also second the suggestion of audio books (not dissing thomas either, my ds1 still love thomas),...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-30-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 795
Posted By contactmaya
No real advice here, just commiseration. All 3 of...

No real advice here, just commiseration. All 3 of my kids, at some point, have been 'that kid.' I still wonder why my kids seem to be 'that kid' more than other kids. When i see other kids like...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-27-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 469
Posted By contactmaya
When you say most foods, dont you mean most...

When you say most foods, dont you mean most 'processed food'? would this include breakfast cereals like cheerios? Organic gmo free breakfast cereals? I wouldnt trust ice cream unless i had read...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-26-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 469
Posted By contactmaya
Where do you find food dyes? I get they are...

Where do you find food dyes? I get they are everywhere in highly processed foods, usually candy, some of those colorful cereals. But where else? Whenever people say 'eliminate food dyes', i wonder,...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-23-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 469
Posted By contactmaya
Its sound familiar is some ways to my younger ds....

Its sound familiar is some ways to my younger ds. He is an angel in school. In fact he seems to be so popular that i frequently get comments from parents and teachers ' Oh, so you are 'x' mother!...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-23-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 233
Posted By contactmaya
That is very encouraging. Thanks so much for you ...

That is very encouraging. Thanks so much for you helpful post.
Forum: Parenting   06-19-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,739
Posted By contactmaya
Blundering CPS and and ignorant doctors strike...

Blundering CPS and and ignorant doctors strike again…. …parents accused of abuse for wanting daughter to be seen by a gastroenterologist


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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-18-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 233
Posted By contactmaya
Drills for auditory processing disorder

Hi, i have come across a number of books that have exercises to help address auditory processing disorder. I never knew such books existed, as all my online research led me to expensive earphone...
Forum: Parenting   06-15-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,739
Posted By contactmaya
Something else to consider... ...

Something else to consider...

http://news.yahoo.com/changing-pot-laws-prompt-child-endangerment-review-133104227.html
Forum: Personal Growth   06-14-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 1,189
Views: 154,866
Posted By contactmaya
Maybe cosmic error would explain the high rate...

Maybe cosmic error would explain the high rate of spectrum disorders.....:serious:
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-12-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,859
Posted By contactmaya
I apologize for all my posts... i just wanted to...

I apologize for all my posts... i just wanted to say the blurb on this book says that they dont recommend it to 'working' women, or single mothers. I wonder if its ok for working men? Also, as a...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-12-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,859
Posted By contactmaya
Thankyou ilovemygirl, your post is so helpful ...

Thankyou ilovemygirl, your post is so helpful and interesting.

I dislike the idea of sending such young children away to live on campus. 14 is way too young. I dont call that good parenting....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-12-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,859
Posted By contactmaya
This is a really good question, and is one reason...

This is a really good question, and is one reason i am so intrigued by all of this. Was their education such that it effectively gave them a trade enabling them to pursue their passions for their...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-12-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,859
Posted By contactmaya
There's also the problem of conflicting...

There's also the problem of conflicting aptitudes. I remember wanting to be a singer, and a diplomat at those ages. I wanted to be lots of things, because i had an aptitude for lots of things. I...
Forum: Learning at School   06-10-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,493
Posted By contactmaya
I am wondering also if you had to adjust for his...

I am wondering also if you had to adjust for his issues when homeschooling. I find that with ds1, his sensory issues which sound similar to your sons, only become a problem in the school...
Forum: Learning at School   06-10-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,493
Posted By contactmaya
Gosh, what a bureaucratic muddle. Are you...

Gosh, what a bureaucratic muddle.
Are you saying they effectively ignored you when you told them the label wasnt valid, and that you would like them to focus on her real needs? Or is it, that...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-09-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,859
Posted By contactmaya
I just bought 'Homeschooling for Excellence'. It...

I just bought 'Homeschooling for Excellence'. It was only 1c. :shrug

I thought i would share this article i found googling 'education specialist'. Its a survey of unschoolers....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-07-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,859
Posted By contactmaya
...yes, thats the family i am referring too. They...

...yes, thats the family i am referring too. They have recently made a media splash presumably to promote their book. Its interesting to hear your perspective, because that certainly isnt the...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-07-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 840
Posted By contactmaya
Thanks for the update.

Thanks for the update.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-07-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,859
Posted By contactmaya
Who cares what it means technically? Obviously ...

Who cares what it means technically? Obviously terminology would differ from country to country. What matters, is that whatever they were studying, a girl became a physician at 22, another one at 26...
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