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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-23-2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 642
Posted By rainbringer
Dd did a lot of echolalia at that age, and...

Dd did a lot of echolalia at that age, and outgrew it after a few years.  I remember using a book called More Than Words to help her with speech, I think it addressed echolalia, it definitely had...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-23-2012, 01:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,203
Posted By rainbringer
My daughter has many issues, including...

My daughter has many issues, including oppositonal behavior.  She ended up with an ASD diagnosis from a developmental pediatrician.  If I could have that $1000 back, I would spend it on visits to a...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-02-2012, 07:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 663
Posted By rainbringer
Does she have teeth coming in?  My daughter...

Does she have teeth coming in?  My daughter hasn't bitten anyone when her teeth are coming in but she does chew on things a lot, even at nine  - maybe the need to chew plus an overstimulating...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-30-2012, 06:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By rainbringer
Sounds exactly like what we are going through. ...

Sounds exactly like what we are going through.  We are trying to stick to one on one playdates as much as possible, I think the dynamic of three kids just doesn't work well.  Of course that is hard...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-30-2012, 02:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 446
Posted By rainbringer
Some books we've been enjoying  are Encyclopedia...

Some books we've been enjoying  are Encyclopedia Brown, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid.  Hope that helps.
 
Forum: Women's Health   08-26-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 16,383
Posted By rainbringer
I had this happen to me  last year - I can't...

I had this happen to me  last year - I can't remember where I found this remedy, probably on this site somewhere, but I cut an onion in half, warmed it up a little in the microwave and then held it...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-20-2012, 02:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 306
Posted By rainbringer
I think there are some picture books about...

I think there are some picture books about autism - maybe that would be a good way to talk to him about it?  I remember when I told family about the diagnosis and ended up feeling hurt, as they did...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-20-2012, 02:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 267
Posted By rainbringer
Thanks for the responses!  Yes, it seems by this...

Thanks for the responses!  Yes, it seems by this age the girls are harder to direct and able to be more subtle when they exclude someone.  I notice it, but I think a lot of the other parents don't. ...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-17-2012, 09:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 267
Posted By rainbringer
We keep running into situations where a girl...

We keep running into situations where a girl will take a dislike to dd (fair enough, not everyone has to like each other), but then influences other kids to not want to play with her either.  Dd...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-30-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 562
Posted By rainbringer
I often find that if I start playing something...

I often find that if I start playing something fun with dd, the other kids will come join in, especially at that age.  Outside, things like hide and seek, tag, parachute play are good, indoors an...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-19-2012, 05:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 688
Posted By rainbringer
My daughter liked doing readingeggs.com and also...

My daughter liked doing readingeggs.com and also headsprout.com.  You could also check into vision therapy, it could be that she is having trouble with visual tracking.  I think homeschooling is...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-23-2012, 07:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,059
Posted By rainbringer
Will they let you use a computer program, rather...

Will they let you use a computer program, rather than weekly office visits?  We have switched to computer and only go in for re evaluations, much less expensive that way.  Good luck!
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-27-2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 310
Posted By rainbringer
Yes, taking her to a DAN doctor would be fine -...

Yes, taking her to a DAN doctor would be fine - the exact diagnosis doesn't matter because they are coming from a different perspective, checking for food allergies, metal toxicity, etc. I waited a...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-25-2012, 01:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,894
Posted By rainbringer
OP, this gets to me some times too.  Dd isn't...

OP, this gets to me some times too.  Dd isn't invited to many parties and on a bad week, seeing all those happy pictures can hurt.  As I've gotten more used to facebook, it bothers me less.  I try...
Forum: Women's Health   02-20-2012, 03:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 12,416
Posted By rainbringer
for me it seems to be low calcium - I take calc...

for me it seems to be low calcium - I take calc phos and calc fluor cell salts and it goes away
 
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   02-09-2012, 09:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,278
Posted By rainbringer
Dd nursed for years - now that she has stopped,...

Dd nursed for years - now that she has stopped, she is getting sick a lot more - it was definitely worth it!
 
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-28-2011, 04:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Posted By rainbringer
We had some success with ABA.  But it doesn't...

We had some success with ABA.  But it doesn't sound like the counselor is very sensitive to your ds, or listening to you, so I vote for trying someone new.  I wouldn't necessarily write off ABA, it...
Forum: Parenting   11-26-2011, 07:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 896
Posted By rainbringer
Mineral deficiency or also lead exposure - worth...

Mineral deficiency or also lead exposure - worth checking on!
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-22-2011, 12:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 344
Posted By rainbringer
Here's a few that come to mind -   Wizard of...

Here's a few that come to mind -
 
Wizard of Oz
Alice in Wonderland
The Secret Garden
Monsters Inc
The Rescuers
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-01-2011, 01:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,106
Posted By rainbringer
Seconding Amazing Grace and Paper Princess!   ...

Seconding Amazing Grace and Paper Princess!
 
Picture books:
Seven Chinese Sisters
Snail Girl Brings Water
One Grain of Rice
Rumplestiltskin's Daughter
Sheila Rae the Brave
 
Beginning...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-17-2011, 06:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 122
Posted By rainbringer
Freeing Your Child from Negative Thinking by...

Freeing Your Child from Negative Thinking by Tamar Chansky - I have found so many great ideas in here!
Forum: Parenting   09-29-2011, 05:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 551
Posted By rainbringer
My daughter is a lot like W.  I am struggling...

My daughter is a lot like W.  I am struggling with how to parent her so as not to follow one child around all the time.  She tends to gravitate to older girls.  What I notice is that most kids know...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-25-2011, 05:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 876
Posted By rainbringer
My dd has always been super noise sensitive. ...

My dd has always been super noise sensitive.  Since I started giving her magnesium, this is almost completely gone.  She even went to the fireworks this year and had a great time.  The sensitivity...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   07-17-2011, 11:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,823
Posted By rainbringer
There are the American Girl books.  Some of them...

There are the American Girl books.  Some of them have parts that would be difficult for a sensitive kid (Kirsten's best friend dies in one of the books).  The Molly books (World War 2) and Rebecca...
Forum: Learning at School   07-12-2011, 10:42 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,967
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