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Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   06-10-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 0
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Posted By TheGivingTree
Special needs playdate in Westchester, NY?

Hi all. I have been searching high and low for another special needs child with any kind of medical condition really, to maybe hang out a little with my son who has Beckers Muscuar Dystrophy. There...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-28-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 373
Posted By TheGivingTree
Hi. Thank you for this - it's a bit of a relief,...

Hi. Thank you for this - it's a bit of a relief, I suppose, to know that I can't truly fix her past as much as I would like to, as much as I wish I was there during those precious formative...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-22-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By TheGivingTree
These are good points. His condition is somewhat...

These are good points. His condition is somewhat public as we live in a small town and a lot of the school supported Team Jason at the NYC marathon. Here's a very touching link, by the way, that can...
Forum: Grief and Loss   04-22-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By TheGivingTree
I would have buried the ashes if we hadn't moved...

I would have buried the ashes if we hadn't moved houses immediately after his death. I agree with you Claudia that burying the ashes in a meaningful or comforting place sounds like a wonderful idea.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-21-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By TheGivingTree
Hi moms. I am close to starting a blog (probably...

Hi moms. I am close to starting a blog (probably just on Facebook) about my sweet boy's experiences, challenges and all feelings uprooted by his muscular dystrophy. Do you think this is a good idea...
Forum: Grief and Loss   04-18-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By TheGivingTree
Hi. My kids lost their father at about the same...

Hi. My kids lost their father at about the same age in a very analogous situation. I got some good advice from the kids grief counselor and also their school psychologist, plus some trial and error...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-14-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,592
Posted By TheGivingTree
The only med that worked w my son was Intuniv, a...

The only med that worked w my son was Intuniv, a non-stimulant. I agree with some of the other moms that Adderral is not a great choice. I had a horrible experience w it. I also introduced a lot of...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   04-08-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 516
Posted By TheGivingTree
Yes you can! It's really difficult but if you...

Yes you can! It's really difficult but if you want to make it happen you can. My best advice is to compile and join companies that hire freelancers on a project basis. I have done work successfully...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-05-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By TheGivingTree
Hi. He has muscular dystrophy so tires very...

Hi. He has muscular dystrophy so tires very easily and he's 11, a tough age
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-05-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By TheGivingTree
Hi. My special needs son has had some...

Hi. My special needs son has had some progression of his illness lately which makes it harder for him to physically do things like his peers. I feel like it comes up in a myriad of little ways. He...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-02-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 373
Posted By TheGivingTree
Thanks so much for sharing your experience. She...

Thanks so much for sharing your experience. She didn't have any contact with her prior stepfamily for years but recently there have been some stealth conversations.  Once my tween received these...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-01-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 373
Posted By TheGivingTree
Hi. I love my future tween stepchild but she...

Hi. I love my future tween stepchild but she seems to cling heavily to her prior step-parent. It seems that there is no room in her heart for our new family if she is mentally somewhere else. I am...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-30-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 324
Posted By TheGivingTree
Hi. My son was diagnosed at age 7 with ck level...

Hi. My son was diagnosed at age 7 with ck level of 21,000. At 11 he's struggling to be a "regular" kid. He takes CoQ10, Vitamin E, Calcium and Omega 3 ... and a lot of heating pads, stretching,...
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