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Forum: Life With a Baby   06-14-2015, 10:13 AM
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Posted By sageowl
No advice, just sympathy. DS2 is like this. ...

No advice, just sympathy. DS2 is like this.

During his first year he only wanted me--no one else. No one. If I had to leave him with daddy or grandma and he was awake he would scream the...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-14-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 756
Posted By sageowl
I'm not a very chatty person even in the best of...

I'm not a very chatty person even in the best of times, and actually love silence, so talking to babies was something that definitely didn't come naturally to me either. To overcome that tendency, I...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-14-2015, 09:38 AM
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Views: 507
Posted By sageowl
Sounds like post nasal drip. Could be allergies,...

Sounds like post nasal drip. Could be allergies, maybe.
Forum: Mental Health   06-13-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 347
Posted By sageowl
Have you contacted early intervention? That's...

Have you contacted early intervention? That's probably your best bet.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-13-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 511
Posted By sageowl
Being where you are there's probably no local...

Being where you are there's probably no local patent groups or anything like that. Which is too bad because it's wonderful to know you aren't going through it alone. There's quite a few posters in...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-13-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 883
Posted By sageowl
I'd make him earn the time to use it by doing...

I'd make him earn the time to use it by doing other things first. ;)
Forum: Parenting   06-13-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By sageowl
I think there's a small minority of people who do...

I think there's a small minority of people who do this as a pushback against the current societal trend of heavily gendered marketing to children. The more extreme examples of course of the ones...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-13-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 448
Posted By sageowl
My Aspergers Child (website) has a ton of good...

My Aspergers Child (website) has a ton of good info on defiant behaviors too.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-13-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 482
Posted By sageowl
Congratulations on finishing your credential and...

Congratulations on finishing your credential and finding a job!
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-25-2015, 11:33 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,465
Posted By sageowl
I'm so sorry you're having such a bad time with...

I'm so sorry you're having such a bad time with the bureaucracy side of things. Seems like it takes forever even when things are going well. Like you really need anything extra to deal with, am I...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-25-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 714
Posted By sageowl
I agree with the others--this sounds like a bad...

I agree with the others--this sounds like a bad scene. You usually only see crying at drop off, or with an individual child who is having an off day (because of something unrelated to school). My...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-24-2015, 11:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By sageowl
Like Linda, I have also worked as an aide. While...

Like Linda, I have also worked as an aide. While I was never forbidden to speak to parents, we were asked to try to steer most parental communication through the classroom teacher because they are...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-24-2015, 11:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 726
Posted By sageowl
If he does have autism, it will be very very very...

If he does have autism, it will be very very very difficult to get him to give up the bottle. Way harder, and if you force it, it will be traumatic. Whatever the standard advice is, it probably...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-24-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,223
Posted By sageowl
Sorry your little one is having such a rough time...

Sorry your little one is having such a rough time with teething. and hugs to you too--it really is awful! They do get less interested in eating when it hurts, and the poop gets funky and it's all...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-11-2015, 10:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By sageowl
It's a very common autism/sensory thing but maybe...

It's a very common autism/sensory thing but maybe other kids do it too. Is that the only issue, or are there other concerns?
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-11-2015, 10:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 145
Posted By sageowl
Honestly I just use any plastic container that's...

Honestly I just use any plastic container that's clean and handy.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-11-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,465
Posted By sageowl
Sounds like you've had quite a time of it. I...

Sounds like you've had quite a time of it. I hope that by now that something is up and running, and you're finally getting at least some of the help you need.

I remember going through a lot of...
Forum: Parenting   03-10-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,058
Posted By sageowl
I bet they're scouting out participants for a...

I bet they're scouting out participants for a "reality" show. ;)
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-25-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 183
Posted By sageowl
I have a terrible sleeper. None of the usual...

I have a terrible sleeper. None of the usual stuff works. It gets better incrementally over time, i'm at the point where I'm starting to consider melatonin though. Just wanted to let you know...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-25-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 155
Posted By sageowl
I have an Aspie. Feel free to PM me. I have...

I have an Aspie. Feel free to PM me. I have lots of good resources, but it's going to be super hard to post them with the phone. ;)

And there's lots of people in the special-needs form who...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-01-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,517
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, 03:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,101
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, 10:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 321
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, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 241
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, 01:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
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. ;)
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