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Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-29-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 698
Friends, things have gotten bad in our home and...

Friends, things have gotten bad in our home and I'm looking for support, ideas and advice to keep our family together.
 
To summarize, my husband and I have two bio daughters of grade school age...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   08-01-2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 440
I would vote for a meat goat breed. We raise...

I would vote for a meat goat breed. We raise Boers and don't milk them. We let the kids nurse and self-wean, then the doe dries up.
 
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   08-01-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 922
EllasMommy10, I literally had to go back and see...

EllasMommy10, I literally had to go back and see who wrote your message to see if it was something I myself posted a few years ago. I had the exact same fear.
 
We have two children by birth and...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-01-2013, 09:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 150
I need help with potty training, please. We have...

I need help with potty training, please. We have four kids. The youngest are boys ages 3-1/2 and 5, both on the autism spectrum, cognitively challenged and speech delayed, with some serious...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-07-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 586
I'm so glad you're closer to getting some...

I'm so glad you're closer to getting some answers. I mentioned my 3-year-old before, but I also have a 4-year-old and he is classically autistic. The behaviors you describe sure do sound like...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-27-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 655
We found that taking only children younger than...

We found that taking only children younger than ours worked for us.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-18-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
How are things going now? Is the boy still in...

How are things going now? Is the boy still in your care?
 
I have a son with CP in Michigan and he came to us through foster care if I can help you at all.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-18-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 226
I don't have space for a whole sensory room in...

I don't have space for a whole sensory room in our smallish house with six people in it, but I do have some sensory items in the house. My two youngest children have Sensory Processing Disorder as...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-18-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,363
I have two sons on Risperdal. One is 3 years old...

I have two sons on Risperdal. One is 3 years old and the other is almost 5. They each get 0.5mg three times a day.
 
My husband and I aren't really sure if the Risperdal is working because we...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-18-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 586
I'm so sorry, PeacefulSeams. This is so hard....

I'm so sorry, PeacefulSeams. This is so hard. I'm glad you're pursuing psychiatric help because this sounds serious. Can you get to a major university or other excellent psych department? We've had...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-18-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 245
I, too, worry myself almost sick when an IEP is...

I, too, worry myself almost sick when an IEP is coming. I'm a pretty strong person. I can go into other meetings and get down to business or negotiate quite effectively, but this is personal. We're...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-18-2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 655
I'm so glad to hear things are going better. You...

I'm so glad to hear things are going better. You have my support and encouragement.
 
I completely understand you when you talk about your son having autonomy (that I'm sure he has earned and...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-18-2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 301
I don't think there's a right or wrong way to do...

I don't think there's a right or wrong way to do it. You had him first, and now you want another child, and that's OK. A child who joins a family at 14 probably had a lot of years of hurt and you...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-22-2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 876
Thank you. This is all so helpful! I'm absorbing...

Thank you. This is all so helpful! I'm absorbing everything, so please keep it coming.
Forum: Games   03-24-2013, 09:10 PM
Replies: 13,701
Views: 61,680
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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-24-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Thank you all for sharing these stories. It...

Thank you all for sharing these stories. It makes me feel better to know others have had similar situations and are working through it. OK, now I see that the MRI could give us some answers (or...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-24-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Good point about sending her somewhere else. The...

Good point about sending her somewhere else. The problem there is that she is exactly like I was at her age. She wants to be right in the middle of the action no matter what. Maybe once the weather...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-24-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 279
We have 4 kids and a small house. We don't have...

We have 4 kids and a small house. We don't have a basement or separate playroom, and bedrooms are too small to play in much, so the whole family is usually sharing the same space in our smallish,...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-23-2013, 11:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Has anyone been through anything even remotely...

Has anyone been through anything even remotely like this? I am alternating between feeling at peace that we have an excellent neurologist on the case, and scared to death that my son was temporarily...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-23-2013, 11:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 883
Look at her go! I can tell she is a beautiful,...

Look at her go! I can tell she is a beautiful, spunky little girl. Good for you, Mom, for meeting her needs and helping her to come so far! This is so inspiring.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-23-2013, 11:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 876
My 10-year-old daughter is a very bright girl,...

My 10-year-old daughter is a very bright girl, but she struggles in some areas. I can't seem to put a finger on what it is. Not that I want to put a label on her, but I wish I knew what it was...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   03-19-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,142
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by swd12422 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1372607/dont-know-what-to-do-with-16-month-old/30#post_17303092)
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Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   03-16-2013, 09:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 452
We came close to a similar situation when our...

We came close to a similar situation when our already TPR'd son had been with us some months and suddenly an aunt and grandmother decided to express interest in adopting him. I thought it might...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   03-16-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,142
Others have given many ideas and it sounds like...

Others have given many ideas and it sounds like you are pursing many avenues to decide what will help him the most. So I won't offer specific ideas to try. I just want to share two things.

1. It...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   03-16-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Coincidentally, my sister and her husband are...

Coincidentally, my sister and her husband are the same ages as you. They finalized the adoption of three beautiful siblings last year, who were placed with them through foster care two years prior....
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