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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-15-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,588
Posted By sageowl
I don't know what it is with the ASD kiddos and...

I don't know what it is with the ASD kiddos and junk food... It's a problem a lot of people struggle with. I've seen it time and time and time and time again. Believe me you're not alone. ...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-15-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By sageowl
DS1 has it. He's younger than your kid though,...

DS1 has it. He's younger than your kid though, not school-age yet. Honestly I'm kind of worried about the same things... I'm probably going to be looking at stuff like APE instead of regular...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-15-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 252
Posted By sageowl
Lots of good responses on here already. I will...

Lots of good responses on here already. I will add that I've noticed with my son he often does better with cross age friendships--slightly older slightly younger is actually better for him than same...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-15-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 91
Posted By sageowl
I don't have a child with this syndrome, but I...

I don't have a child with this syndrome, but I had a student a couple of years who did. Aside from some mild learning disabilities, and the obvious physical differences, he was a wonderful, polite,...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-10-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 353
Posted By sageowl
It definitely sounds like she's dodging you......

It definitely sounds like she's dodging you... Usually speech pathologists love to talk about what they're doing. That sounds suspicious to me. My guess is that his articulation disorder is not...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-04-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 563
Posted By sageowl
I don't know if it's normal but my kids do this...

I don't know if it's normal but my kids do this too. I think it's partly angst and partly the time of day at work here.

Back when I was the working parent coming home to this dynamic, I always...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-04-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 697
Posted By sageowl
Clothes

I have a sensory kid. What works pretty good for him is knit cotton pants. Theyre a slight step up from sweatpants in terms of fashionability. Not stiff like denim, No buttons no zippers. And you...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-18-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 6,852
Posted By sageowl
If this is even a real question, what I have to...

If this is even a real question, what I have to ask is why, if you are so very concerned, are you asking a whole bunch of strangers for advice, and not just talking to the person in question?
...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-18-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 326
Posted By sageowl
I have never seen a Lactaid for sale except...

I have never seen a Lactaid for sale except online, so I've never seen one or used it. The hospital I gave birth at has lactation consultants who basically gave me a free SNS to use. I hear people...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   08-18-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,737
Posted By sageowl
Heh heh, if no emergency services were involved,...

Heh heh, if no emergency services were involved, it was a good day. ;)
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-17-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 307
Posted By sageowl
"Has anyone started the process for special...

"Has anyone started the process for special education services?"

A couple of times. ;)

"She made it seem like a very informal kind of meeting, but the letter sounds very formal."
...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-16-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 815
Posted By sageowl
Ha, this sounds just like DS2. Good thing I...

Ha, this sounds just like DS2. Good thing I didn't have him first, or he'd be an only. :wink: I just console myself with the fact that he'll grow out of it sometime...and the sleep will just...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-16-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,465
Posted By sageowl
Both of my kids did NOT have any interest in...

Both of my kids did NOT have any interest in being on their stomachs. DS2 was really really late to start crawling, and has some kind of issue with his motor development--at this point in time we...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-16-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,154
Posted By sageowl
One of mine loved the car, the other, not so...

One of mine loved the car, the other, not so much. My theory is that the one's who don't probably get motion sickness or something along those lines.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-13-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 715
Posted By sageowl
Basically just chiming in to agree with what...

Basically just chiming in to agree with what Linda on the Move said.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-13-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,435
Posted By sageowl
Soja, you might want to read up on Sensory...

Soja, you might want to read up on Sensory Processing Disorder. The OP's description sounds a lot like a sensory seeker, and you may be dealing with the same thing. The Out of Sync Child (book) is...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-13-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 263
Posted By sageowl
I used to work with teens transitioning to adult...

I used to work with teens transitioning to adult services, so would be happy to answer any questions you have.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-13-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 598
Posted By sageowl
Ah yes. The eternal awkwardness of being...

Ah yes. The eternal awkwardness of being different. Never easy.

I don't apologize for my kids--except in cases where someone has been hurt (rare). Sometimes I "explain" if I think it's...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-13-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 584
Posted By sageowl
I have my own kid who is younger and male with...

I have my own kid who is younger and male with HFA, but have worked in classrooms with a lot of girls (teens, mainly) with ASD/Aspergers. Feel free to PM me if you have any specific questions.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-13-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 622
Posted By sageowl
You don't mention if you're dealing with any...

You don't mention if you're dealing with any motor delays, but if you are, look at the category OT on pinterest. Otherwise, things that have worked well for me after 12 months (at encouraging gross...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-13-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 729
Posted By sageowl
If you're concerned, and feel in your gut...

If you're concerned, and feel in your gut something's "off" , get an assessment from the school district (they're free). It's better to know for sure, in my opinion.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-13-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 635
Posted By sageowl
Meh, I hear ya. Nothing is foolproof because...

Meh, I hear ya. Nothing is foolproof because kids are messy, but what seems to help us:

1. One piece of food at a time. That way if it ends up on the floor, it's just one thing. Once ya throw...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-13-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,258
Posted By sageowl
How many children do you have? - what ages? 2...

How many children do you have? - what ages? 2 boys. DS1 is 4, DS2 is around 18 months.

As a parent, what is your/your child's schedule like on a daily basis? We have a pretty crazy routine that...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-13-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By sageowl
Going to a place like Habitat for Humanity...

Going to a place like Habitat for Humanity Restore (if you have those in your area), or even a large thriftstore could be very inspiring. If you can't beat 'em, join 'em, I say. ;)
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-12-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 515
Posted By sageowl
Hugs, mama, I'm kinda in the midst of the same...

Hugs, mama, I'm kinda in the midst of the same thing...the terrible stretch of teething. I'm going to spin this in a completely different direction, to me it sounds like on top of teething, you've...
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