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Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   07-06-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,714
Posted By kathteach
Wondering how everyone is? We were approved this...

Wondering how everyone is? We were approved this past Friday, so I am on pins and needles wondering if we will get a call.

Did any of you watch the Our America show about foster care with Lisa...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-16-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,714
Posted By kathteach
I wanted to join this thread too.  We are in the...

I wanted to join this thread too.  We are in the midst of our homestudy.  The social worker is coming back on Thursday.  Glad to be here!
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   01-24-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 625
Posted By kathteach
This is an old thread but some other good ones...

This is an old thread but some other good ones are
 
Urban Servant
Little Did I Know
6 Across
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-24-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By kathteach
In my state an Asperger's diagnosis will not get...

In my state an Asperger's diagnosis will not get you much in terms of service, but you may still get early intervention and free preschool in special education.  At the least you can get an IEP. ...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   09-14-2013, 12:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 736
Posted By kathteach
There are online adoption registries where...

There are online adoption registries where parents and children register their birth info in an effort to find each other. Google "adoption registry." You could also go to adoption.com where there...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   09-02-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By kathteach
You're right about the county.  It's such a...

You're right about the county.  It's such a joke.  The paperwork is also really difficult and by the time we got all the forms done, it was too late to turn them in because our orientation had...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-24-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 841
Posted By kathteach
I didn't get a good vibe from the reviews...

I didn't get a good vibe from the reviews either. People on adoptuskids fb page said she was clueless too.

It's annoying when people market themselves and use children to do so. Maybe I'm just...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-22-2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 8,454
Posted By kathteach
Hi all...not much to report here, just going...

Hi all...not much to report here, just going through paperwork and PS-MAPP. 
 
PUH,you are going fast with your new agency! That is fantastic.  We did decide to stay with the county so we'll see...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-23-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 595
Posted By kathteach
Congrats Linda! I'm another person who has...

Congrats Linda! I'm another person who has learned much from you here through the years.
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   01-22-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 8,454
Posted By kathteach
Poor Ugly Happy it's been a year and you're...

Poor Ugly Happy it's been a year and you're still not licensed???

We are going through DCFS Los Angeles too. Attended the orientation last weekend and starting classes in March. I'm really...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-24-2012, 06:54 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,504
Posted By kathteach
Some of what you wrote suggests SPD ( the oral...

Some of what you wrote suggests SPD ( the oral sensory seeking, uncomfortable clothing.). An evaluation by an occupational therapist might give you more answers. Occupational therapy may also help...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   12-10-2012, 09:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 625
Posted By kathteach
Life in the Grateful House I'm a Foster ...

Life in the Grateful House
I'm a Foster
Pearls of Price
Last Mom
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-03-2012, 05:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 152
Posted By kathteach
 No, I have never heard of this. I was...



No, I have never heard of this. I was intrigued as I have a friend with an ASD child who experiences audio sensitivity, but google yielded nothing. I hope another poster replies.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-03-2012, 10:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 641
Posted By kathteach
My older son has ASD and it looks now like my...

My older son has ASD and it looks now like my younger son has some special needs as well. In my heart Ive known for a long time, but to accept it is very hard. I know this is awful, but for a long...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-30-2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 915
Posted By kathteach
Wow, you are describing my younger son (5 y.o.)...

Wow, you are describing my younger son (5 y.o.) to a "T"!!!! Petriecz that was an awesome link, I cannot say thank you enough. I have been searching for help for ds for a long time. I recently had...
Forum: Learning at School   11-30-2012, 04:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,208
Posted By kathteach
 I know this is an old post. But at my school...


I know this is an old post. But at my school the teacher used spray bottles. The kids would line up outside and hold their arms out and palms up. The teacher would spray heir hands with soapy...
Forum: Parenting   11-24-2012, 10:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,791
Posted By kathteach
My son struggles with encoproses. He has phases...

My son struggles with encoproses. He has phases where he poops just fine and then other times when he gets stressed and withholds. I really feel that making a big deal about soiling just makes the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-23-2012, 03:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 622
Posted By kathteach
I feel the same way. It's sad.

I feel the same way. It's sad.
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-23-2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 885
Posted By kathteach
We are going through this too. I'm hoping more...

We are going through this too. I'm hoping more people will chime in. I want my boys to care about others and be grateful for what they have. I dont want to shame them, of course.
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   09-16-2012, 01:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 914
Posted By kathteach
You're probably right. I can be over sensitive...

You're probably right. I can be over sensitive on the topic. I would like to say that poor social skills do not equal AS, though. A diagnosis depends on more than that one criterion.
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   09-16-2012, 11:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 914
Posted By kathteach
Please don't joke about autism, or suggest that...

Please don't joke about autism, or suggest that people lacking social skills have Asbergers. Thank you.
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-15-2012, 11:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By kathteach
Hi. My son is almost five. At three years old,...

Hi. My son is almost five. At three years old, he learned kinder sight words, not because I wanted him to, but because he watched while I quizzed his brother with flash cards. It kind of took off...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-26-2012, 12:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 464
Posted By kathteach
We do.  My older son is on the autism spectrum...

We do.  My older son is on the autism spectrum and needs practice socializing with other kids.  Playdates don't come easy around here.  Parks and Rec has inexpensive programs and he has had a...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   08-16-2012, 04:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 994
Posted By kathteach
I hope it's okay I'm posting here.  My younger,...

I hope it's okay I'm posting here.  My younger, bio son has many challenging personality traits and probably fit an ODD diagnosis.  One interesting thing the therapist brought up was his preemie...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-25-2012, 08:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,367
Posted By kathteach
I know you said you want to try to help him open...

I know you said you want to try to help him open up and talk more about things.  You said talking about things might help with the behavior.
 
As someone who has trauma in my background, I would...
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