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Forum: Life With a Baby   12-01-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,372
Posted By sageowl
I don't have any ideas for you, i'm sure you've...

I don't have any ideas for you, i'm sure you've pretty much tried it all at this point. Just wanted to say I feel your pain. I've got a high needs baby too. Two years in, and the sleep thing is...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-29-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 871
Posted By sageowl
Since I'm a teacher, I tend to think of...

Since I'm a teacher, I tend to think of discipline as teaching. So to make it a learning experience, I try to frame interactions like this:

What was the purpose of the behavior?

What did I...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-26-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 283
Posted By sageowl
I personally think the best approach is to read a...

I personally think the best approach is to read a broad array of books (both fiction and non) written by diverse authors.

While you can seek out specific authors, a lot of the time I've had pretty...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-25-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 123
Posted By sageowl
Plus, living in rural Oregon, you can't be too...

Plus, living in rural Oregon, you can't be too choosy, or you will burn through all your options.

Most of my friends are profoundly different in me in some key ways--politics, level of crunch,...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-24-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 210
Posted By sageowl
Thanks for the tip. I'll be sure to bring the...

Thanks for the tip. I'll be sure to bring the arsenal of medical evals to the transition meeting. ;)
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-24-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 85
Posted By sageowl
I think it's a normal phase kids go through at...

I think it's a normal phase kids go through at this age...just testing the big scary world of feelings, I think. I've found if you don't feed it with attention, it goes away.

In my experience, 3...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-15-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,620
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: 5
Views: 210
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: 259
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: 92
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: 356
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: 571
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: 710
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: 6,894
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: 358
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: 40
Views: 2,834
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: 308
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: 818
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: 1,485
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: 1,182
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: 718
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: 2,452
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: 265
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: 622
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: 607
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.
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