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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-20-2012, 11:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By RAED
I haven't been online in ages! My ds (almost 10)...

I haven't been online in ages! My ds (almost 10) was diagnosed with ASD/ADHD and a host of other things in late May and I've been trying to get my head wrapped around that. DD (7.5) is going into a...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-20-2012, 11:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,539
Posted By RAED
Met with my son's Autism psychiatrist today for...

Met with my son's Autism psychiatrist today for the first time and she mentioned NLD. I had never heard of it before. Thanks for the links! I may be back with more questions!
Forum: Mental Health   07-20-2012, 11:20 PM
Replies: 12
  Adhd?
Views: 1,340
Posted By RAED
Just got on here. Saw a psychiatrist today for...

Just got on here. Saw a psychiatrist today for my son who has recently been diagnosed with ASD/ADHD and a host of other things. I wanted to talk to her about treating his sleep, gastric, sensory and...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-09-2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 323
Posted By RAED
We had this sort of acting out and separation...

We had this sort of acting out and separation problems with both our children to some degree. My ds went happily to pre-school and LOVED it there - didn't want to leave! But when he transitioned to...
Forum: Canada   04-09-2012, 11:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,555
Posted By RAED
Hi! Just jumping into this thread in case it is...

Hi! Just jumping into this thread in case it is still active! We just moved (late September '11 and didn't get phone/internet until late October '11 so by the time we tried to register as...
Forum: Unschooling   02-14-2012, 10:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 879
Posted By RAED
Just want to send you a really, really, really...

Just want to send you a really, really, really big hug! I'll read what others have written and if I have anything to add, will do so.
 
We are doing a combo of unschooling (just lots and lots of...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-31-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 381
Posted By RAED
Regarding differences in the taste of water (or...

Regarding differences in the taste of water (or even the different brands of our children's alternative milks! as the same brands are not available everywhere!) we have done 2 things: I always have...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-31-2012, 10:52 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 2,283
Posted By RAED
I was 39 when ds was born and 41 when dd was...

I was 39 when ds was born and 41 when dd was born. I've just started homeschooling my 2 and am loving it. I am a lot healthier now than when I was in my 20's and 30's so for me, older parenting has...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-05-2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 272
Posted By RAED
Excellent suggestion and does not require the...

Excellent suggestion and does not require the purchase of any props!
 
Have spent today trying out various pendant stones I have around the house and he didn't like the "mouth feel" of any of...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-05-2012, 09:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 272
Posted By RAED
I just showed this site to my son and he is...

I just showed this site to my son and he is thinking about whether something like the triangle onyx one would be something he would be willing to wear and substitute for his arm but he isn't sure it...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-05-2012, 09:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 272
Posted By RAED
He is 9 years old.

He is 9 years old.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-04-2012, 09:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 381
Posted By RAED
What worked for my dc's was frozen things. . ....

What worked for my dc's was frozen things. . . that is what they called freezer pops. Popsicles. I made my own out of flavors they would eat in other forms - like chocolate yoghurt or fruit flavors...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-04-2012, 08:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 272
Posted By RAED
My ds has some undiagnosed need - we are...

My ds has some undiagnosed need - we are restarting an assessment process and he has a long history of Sensory difficulties, feeding difficulties, transitional difficulties, etc. At any rate, he has...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-04-2012, 05:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,501
Posted By RAED
Hang in there! and I send virtual hugs!   I...

Hang in there! and I send virtual hugs!
 
I just typed a long response to this and my lovely ds and dd ran into me and I hit the wrong button and I think deleted it!
 
That same ds and dd (now...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-02-2010, 09:43 AM
Replies: 1,058
Views: 59,762
Posted By RAED
I will HOLD YOU AFTER I eat, okay? Thank...

I will HOLD YOU AFTER I eat, okay?

Thank you for posting this thread! Helps me feel like I'm not a really bad momma for wanting to finish my food, go to the toilet in private, towel off after a...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-04-2009, 08:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,516
Posted By RAED
We have had lots of texture and sensory issues...

We have had lots of texture and sensory issues w/DS (now 6) and found Sacral Cranial Therapy to be a godsend. We also took all cow products out of his diet for a few years (and he doesn't get...
Forum: Women's Health   08-03-2008, 01:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By RAED
My ds who will be 6 next week, has 6pk abs! But...

My ds who will be 6 next week, has 6pk abs! But he will ONLY eat fresh fruits and vegetables - RAW, cheese or yoghurt every couple of days and the occasional rice cake or Pepperidge Farm Goldfish...
Forum: Women's Health   07-30-2008, 03:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 635
Posted By RAED
Thanks for the tip. I should have thought of...

Thanks for the tip. I should have thought of that but I guess with all the current craziness in our household, it didn't occur to me! I found chewable non dairy non soya acidophilus that is...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-28-2008, 07:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 533
Posted By RAED
We have two kids who both have impulse control...

We have two kids who both have impulse control problems (i.e. they are little KIDS http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif )

We bought the Little life backpacks because a)...
Forum: Women's Health   07-26-2008, 06:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 635
Posted By RAED
Thank you. I'll try acidophilus and see what...

Thank you. I'll try acidophilus and see what happens.
Forum: Women's Health   07-26-2008, 06:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 635
Posted By RAED
Help. DD is 3.5 yrs. old and has had a coated...

Help. DD is 3.5 yrs. old and has had a coated tongue and really bad gas and terrible breath for about a week at least. The GP said as she seems well in herself, she wasn't worried and wouldn't do...
Forum: Allergies   07-24-2008, 11:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 270
Posted By RAED
My DS is cow milk intolerant but did great on...

My DS is cow milk intolerant but did great on Goat's Milk. My DD also did okay on it but when we took all soya and goat out of her diet she completely improved. She now uses goat butter for her...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-29-2008, 07:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 661
Posted By RAED
My DD ('05) does this with her whole body and...

My DD ('05) does this with her whole body and will sometimes go in her room and "slam" the door (it has a u-shaped door cushion up high so it can't actually "slam" or catch anyone's fingers)....
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-29-2008, 07:20 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,727
Posted By RAED
It was great to see how different people are...

It was great to see how different people are doing things. Thanks for putting this out there. We have some routines because we have to get places sometimes but on Monday morning if my ds is in tears...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-09-2008, 07:23 AM
Replies: 8
  GD DVDs
Views: 345
Posted By RAED
Am watching this thread as I'm interested too in...

Am watching this thread as I'm interested too in the existence of any GD parenting DVDs as DH has no time to read at present...also would be useful in a Mom's group I help with as a resource.
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