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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-23-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 497
Posted By pitchfork
I totally understand having one's own sensory...

I totally understand having one's own sensory issues getting in the way of giving my SN kiddo the environment and input he needs.  With DS, who is sometimes a craver of input and sometimes...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-31-2012, 01:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,079
Posted By pitchfork
Only someone who has experienced something like...

Only someone who has experienced something like a kid like this can get how blurry the lines of discipline can be in a situation like this.

I have read the aforementioned books, and found them...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-10-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,359
Posted By pitchfork
One more thought on schedules, from a mom to a...

One more thought on schedules, from a mom to a sensitive, disregulated , gifted SPD kid (I am so grateful to see that many of you who have responded have similar kiddos, I have not been using this...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-07-2012, 04:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 314
Posted By pitchfork
Hi,  I'm Mom to DS, who is a 2E (twice...

Hi,  I'm Mom to DS, who is a 2E (twice exceptional) child, both gifted and special needs (SPD and anxiety).  Honestly, I had been so focussed on his SPD that I overlooked the needs he has around his...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-07-2012, 04:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By pitchfork
I was recently told by a gifted/special needs...

I was recently told by a gifted/special needs teacher that she has found it is socially acceptable to brag about our kids athletic abilities, or even talk about their challenges, but it's taboo...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-07-2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By pitchfork
Another iPad app we LOVE for geography:  ...

Another iPad app we LOVE for geography: 
http://www.barefootbooks.com/landing_pages/barefoot-world-atlas-app
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-06-2011, 10:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 475
Posted By pitchfork
My SN DS with behavior issues also responds well...

My SN DS with behavior issues also responds well to some of the techniques in "Kids, parents and power struggles", I ffound it to be a good book, if not totally relevant to SN issues. It gives great...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-06-2011, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 253
Posted By pitchfork
My DS also hated it. We worked up to the full...

My DS also hated it. We worked up to the full hour slowly, his had to be with headphones and has bone conduction (iLs) so has an uncomfortable vibrating bump on the top of the headphone band. We...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-17-2011, 08:46 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,280
Posted By pitchfork
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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-15-2011, 09:11 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,280
Posted By pitchfork
Hi all, It's so nice to find you others here....

Hi all,
It's so nice to find you others here. My DS with SPD started Kindergarten last week. He insisted on "ear protectors" - a handkerchief tied around his head covering his ears. He is in an...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-29-2011, 12:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 968
Posted By pitchfork
much love and prayers coming your way...i am so...

much love and prayers coming your way...i am so sorry
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   06-29-2011, 10:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 984
Posted By pitchfork
Thanks! Calling him right now!

Thanks! Calling him right now!
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   06-28-2011, 02:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 984
Posted By pitchfork
X posted in finding your tribe NY/NJ/PA I...

X posted in finding your tribe NY/NJ/PA

I have a 5yo SN child starting Kindergarten in the fall, he has never been faxed at all. A simple letter to the "day care" board sufficed for his...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   06-28-2011, 02:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 129
Posted By pitchfork
I have a 5yo SN child starting Kindergarten in...

I have a 5yo SN child starting Kindergarten in the fall, he has never been faxed at all. A simple letter to the "day care" board sufficed for his preschool, stating that he was not vaxed due to...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-11-2011, 12:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,900
Posted By pitchfork
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by LynnS6 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-10-2011, 10:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,900
Posted By pitchfork
I just want to second the notion that *some*...

I just want to second the notion that *some* kids, especially HSP ones, might find negotiating too scary, too much power, and feel more comfortable with some not negotiable items. It seems like...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-15-2011, 01:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By pitchfork
I really like "Adventures in Gentle Discipline"...

I really like "Adventures in Gentle Discipline" it is a very practical book, lots of hands on suggestions and thoughtful consideration of how different techniques may affect your child.
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-20-2010, 09:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,149
Posted By pitchfork
Hi Mamas, subbing! DD is almost 12 weeks,...

Hi Mamas, subbing!

DD is almost 12 weeks, and almost 15lbs! She is smiling a lot and her big brother adores her. I have mastitis for third time, I think it's never really resolved from the first...
Forum: Elimination Communication   11-19-2010, 11:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 390
Posted By pitchfork
Also, my 2c, a product called bac-out, you can...

Also, my 2c, a product called bac-out, you can find it at natural food stores, is great for if you happen to get some pee on the carpet, and many other laundry issues, but I agree w pp, there really...
Forum: Elimination Communication   11-19-2010, 11:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 766
Posted By pitchfork
Thanks Nilatti, great post and very inspiring!

Thanks Nilatti, great post and very inspiring!
Forum: Elimination Communication   11-17-2010, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 303
Posted By pitchfork
Hi Mamas, I am about to start Ec with my...

Hi Mamas,

I am about to start Ec with my second child, (she is 11 weeks and we have only been cueing so far) and am looking for a tiny potty, like a top hat. Anyone know where to get one of...
Forum: August 2010   10-02-2010, 11:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,906
Posted By pitchfork
Wow mama! What a postpartum ride!! Hugs to you...

Wow mama! What a postpartum ride!! Hugs to you for handling all this so beautifully!
Forum: Trying To Conceive   09-02-2010, 07:02 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 10,796
Posted By pitchfork
Hi Mamas, Just wanted to let you know that...

Hi Mamas,

Just wanted to let you know that We had our baby! Fiona Ellen was born at home in the water Tuesday morning after a 4 hour labor! she is beautiful and healthy, and I am fine too. I'm...
Forum: August 2010   09-02-2010, 06:43 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,105
Posted By pitchfork
hi Mamas, just wanted to stop by and offer...

hi Mamas,

just wanted to stop by and offer my love and support. The waiting is so hard! Also to let you know that even tho this baby was a week longer on the inside than my first, (and I am sure...
Forum: August 2010   08-31-2010, 06:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By pitchfork
Well, I made it in under the wire for an August...

Well, I made it in under the wire for an August baby! Fiona was born at home at 40 weeks 4 days- in the water at 5:23am after 4 hours of labor. She is 9 lbs, 2 oz. After all that prodromal stuff I...
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