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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-24-2012, 03:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 322
Posted By mauimama5
My 19 year old (ADHD, BI-Polar,Tourettes,...

My 19 year old (ADHD, BI-Polar,Tourettes, Anxiety)  Just got his first real job.  He studied Culinary all through High School.  His hard work and skill landed him a job in the kitchen of a very...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-24-2012, 02:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,328
Posted By mauimama5
update above :)

update above :)
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-24-2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 714
Posted By mauimama5
Our 8yr old has sensory issues. Tags, the seam...

Our 8yr old has sensory issues. Tags, the seam of socks, lumps in food, these are always issues.  But last winter he would literally only wear one pair of pants.  For months.  One pair of soft long...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-24-2012, 01:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 309
Posted By mauimama5
Oh gosh....we heard that so many times from the...

Oh gosh....we heard that so many times from the principal of our son's school.  He was basically treated like he was deliberately being disruptive. "He's so smart he could control his behavior if he...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-22-2011, 01:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,520
Posted By mauimama5
Yes, of course there must be consequences to bad...

Yes, of course there must be consequences to bad behavior/choices. But trying to discipline when they are in the middle of a rage attack or other type of melt down is pointless.  In that moment the...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-22-2011, 01:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,328
Posted By mauimama5
Today was my son's first session.  I wasn't...

Today was my son's first session.  I wasn't impressed. When my husband asked him how it went, our son responded that it "sucked".   :-(  Pretty serious word for him.
 
When we got there I was...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-19-2011, 01:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,328
Posted By mauimama5
And thank you for the links!  :)  

And thank you for the links!  :)
 
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-19-2011, 01:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,328
Posted By mauimama5
Emmeline, I did ask a few questions, but mostly,...

Emmeline, I did ask a few questions, but mostly, they don't have good answers yet. It's "new" and they aren't sure, and someone more knowledgeable will be available at our IEP.   
 
Devon, I...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-19-2011, 11:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,328
Posted By mauimama5
Updated to say:  It is now March.  Our first...

Updated to say:  It is now March.  Our first therapist was terrible.  She had a very heavy accent and although her English was good there were some issues.  Such as say "Shishors"  instead of...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-19-2011, 11:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 500
Posted By mauimama5
  Hi :) We home school our 6 kids.   Our 6yr...


Hi :) We home school our 6 kids.   Our 6yr old has had pretty intense speech issues.  I am struggling on how to teach him to read. He knows all of his capital letters and a couple lowercase.  He...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-19-2011, 11:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By mauimama5
Hi :) We home school our 6 kids.   Our 6yr old...

Hi :) We home school our 6 kids.   Our 6yr old has speech issues.  I am struggling on how to teach him to read. He knows all of his capital letters and a couple lowercase.  He can spell No,...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-18-2011, 10:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,520
Posted By mauimama5
I found discipline to be one of my most...

I found discipline to be one of my most challenging issues raising a bipolar (bipolar, ADHD, tourettes, ODD) child. He is now 18. Nothing normal worked.  I would take these parenting classes or read...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-25-2011, 09:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 763
Posted By mauimama5
Hi :)     I am agonizing over curriculum...

Hi :)  
 
I am agonizing over curriculum choices for our 7th grader this year.  We have joined a Charter school, but we choose our own curriculum.  But it must be secular if we want the school to...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-18-2010, 12:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 354
Posted By mauimama5
Hi SBGRACE, Charlie turned 5 in Feb. He is...

Hi SBGRACE,

Charlie turned 5 in Feb. He is a young five. We don't push the academics. We do read a lot as a matter of lifestyle. If anything he wants me to teach him more because he wants to keep...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-17-2010, 03:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 354
Posted By mauimama5
Hi...

Hi http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

So I am mom to Charlie (speech delay, caused by fluid in ears). He has been in speech for a yr now. He has made some good...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-12-2009, 07:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 260
Posted By mauimama5
Hi.... First let me say I have 7 kids. My...

Hi....

First let me say I have 7 kids. My oldest (16) has been diagnosed with ADHD, Bi-Polar, Anxiety, SID, and ODD. He is also extremely bright. After years of struggle (for services, diagnoses,...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   10-19-2009, 05:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 414
Posted By mauimama5
My good friend live on Orcas. She said the...

My good friend live on Orcas. She said the Island Sounder is the local paper. If you want to pass on your email I can give it to her. She is a preschool teacher at a small private school there. Her...
Forum: Women's Health   10-12-2009, 01:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,188
Posted By mauimama5
Did you find any solutions? My hubby is going...

Did you find any solutions? My hubby is going thru this same thing. He is on two anti-inflammatory and taking pain pills at night. He has been sleepy and grouchy. He works a very physical job...
Forum: Women's Health   08-11-2009, 12:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 195
Posted By mauimama5
Hi...

Hi http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

My 10 yr old has been having this issue w first noticed after she went in swimming in cold water . It is a consistent area on her...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-04-2009, 07:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,538
Posted By mauimama5
Quote: Originally Posted by Lollybrat...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lollybrat http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14183865)
It looks like these are just the results of...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-03-2009, 07:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,538
Posted By mauimama5
Hi...

Hi http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

Our 4yr old Charlie has always had speech issues. We recently got him started in speech therapy. We are waiting a referral to a...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   04-29-2009, 03:21 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 465
Posted By mauimama5
I am taking fenegreek to help my milk supply....

I am taking fenegreek to help my milk supply. The great news is that my milk supply is doing wonderful. Hurray!

However....I have noticed a change in my cervical mucas....it's like I am...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   04-27-2009, 05:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By mauimama5
Hi...

Hi http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wave.gif

I am in East Medford. Wish we lived in Ashland. We were just there on Sun for the earth Day at Science Works...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   04-23-2009, 03:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By mauimama5
Thank you for the reply's...

Thank you for the reply's http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

So I met with the lactation counsultant/nurse at WIC again. The baby is now up 1lb in a week. I have been...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   04-18-2009, 11:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By mauimama5
Hi...

Hi http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

I am nursing my seventh baby. I have nursed all my kids from 1 year up to 3 years. I have only supplemented with one baby because...
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