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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-15-2014, 02:42 PM
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Posted By pattimomma
Out of Home Placement

I posted about therapeutic boarding schools a while back and didn't get much response. I was wondering if anyone has had a child placed in any type of residential facility. Psych hospital? Boarding...
Forum: Pregnancy After Birth Loss   07-07-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 593
Views: 6,505
Posted By pattimomma
Hi Uriver - I copied this: Examples of some of...

Hi Uriver - I copied this: Examples of some of the treatment techniques that Pelvic Physical Therapists use:
Manual therapy: techniques applied internally (vaginally or anally) or externally. ...
Forum: Pregnancy After Birth Loss   07-01-2014, 06:56 AM
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Views: 6,505
Posted By pattimomma
M Anna - I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I...

M Anna - I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I hope you are doing ok. :Hug

How are all the little rainbows doing?

Simon is 4 months old now and he is already rolling over (been doing that...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-27-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By pattimomma
The CAPD tests are normed starting at age 7 years...

The CAPD tests are normed starting at age 7 years 0 months. I am curious to know how was your five year old was evaluated.
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-18-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 463
Posted By pattimomma
Ladies, Thanks for taking the time to answer!

Ladies, Thanks for taking the time to answer!
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-14-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 463
Posted By pattimomma
How to answer the question - How many kids do you have?

I'm a birth mom and people often ask how many kids I have. Usually I just reply with the number I am raising. But I feel like this dishonors the child I placed. At the same time I'm not comfortable...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-02-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 302
Posted By pattimomma
Thanks so much for posting this! I really needed...

Thanks so much for posting this! I really needed it today. My DS is about to turn 14 and it's still really rough.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-22-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 460
Posted By pattimomma
Yes, the techniques do work but often they need...

Yes, the techniques do work but often they need to be tailored to the child. With my DS, he is almost 14, we never ever say the word "mad". If we ask why he is mad, he blows up even more. The key is...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-07-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 265
Posted By pattimomma
Oh sorry I meant to add in response to mamarhu,...

Oh sorry I meant to add in response to mamarhu, my sister complains about my nephew's behavior all the time. She keeps saying that she thinks he has ADHD. My response to that is to tell her to have...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-07-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 265
Posted By pattimomma
My sister keeps bringing it up. The only time I...

My sister keeps bringing it up. The only time I initiated the conversation was six months ago. She will ask me what I think about his speech almost every time we hang out with the kids. I wish she...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-05-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 253
Posted By pattimomma
I suggest that you post your question in the...

I suggest that you post your question in the special needs forum http://www.mothering.com/community/f/157/special-needs-parenting There is lots of good advice over there!
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-05-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 265
Posted By pattimomma
My mom has encouraged my sister to send him to...

My mom has encouraged my sister to send him to preschool and my sister says she wants to send him yet she doesn't visit any schools or sign him up. Most schools are now full for fall 2014 with a...
Forum: Pregnancy After Birth Loss   05-05-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 593
Views: 6,505
Posted By pattimomma
I nurse on demand whenever I am home. We...

I nurse on demand whenever I am home. We co-sleep and I have even been known to wake him up in the middle of the night for the 3AM feeding! I easily pump plenty of milk at work to cover my absence....
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-05-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 265
Posted By pattimomma
My nephew is 2.5 years old and his speech...

My nephew is 2.5 years old and his speech primarily consists of saying, "uh, uh, uh" and pointing at things. Occasionally I hear him say a few real words such as, "mom go" or "no mom". Sometimes he...
Forum: Pregnancy After Birth Loss   05-05-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 593
Views: 6,505
Posted By pattimomma
Quote:Originally Posted by hippy...

Quote:Originally Posted by hippy mum http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1393950/for-the-mommies-of-rainbow-babies-chat/460#post_17621704)...
Forum: Pregnancy After Birth Loss   05-02-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 593
Views: 6,505
Posted By pattimomma
Congrats M Anna!...

Congrats M Anna! http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/love.gif
 
Ladies I have a question. I am 9 weeks 5 days postpartum and I still have yellow/clear mucous with the occasional spot of...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-28-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,683
Posted By pattimomma
mampigeon - I'm thrilled that chemo is over! and...

mampigeon - I'm thrilled that chemo is over! and earlier than expected!
 
Abbey turned three on the 12th. We had a small party. She is finishing up the school year and has really enjoyed...
Forum: Pregnancy After Birth Loss   04-21-2014, 11:13 AM
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Views: 6,505
Posted By pattimomma
Easter was good up until we were all leaving my...

Easter was good up until we were all leaving my brother's house after lunch, my mom tripped over her own feet, fell, and broke her hip! She is in surgery right now.
Forum: Pregnancy After Birth Loss   04-18-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 593
Views: 6,505
Posted By pattimomma
J&J I hope it's nothing bad! I had a breast lump...

J&J I hope it's nothing bad! I had a breast lump when I was on depo. This was11 years ago. It was benign and docs thought the depo was causing it. I quit the shot and the lump went away.
Forum: Pregnancy After Birth Loss   04-17-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 593
Views: 6,505
Posted By pattimomma
Soy mimics estrogen so I would go with organic...

Soy mimics estrogen so I would go with organic cow or goat. That's what I did with my older kids.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-17-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By pattimomma
Thanks for the reply. My DS is turning 14 this...

Thanks for the reply. My DS is turning 14 this summer. We are considering the Chamberlain School in Boston.
Forum: Pregnancy After Birth Loss   04-17-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 593
Views: 6,505
Posted By pattimomma
J&J - I second all of Hippy's breastfeeding...

J&J - I second all of Hippy's breastfeeding advice http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif Have you tried More Milk Plus by Motherlove?...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-16-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,941
Posted By pattimomma
My DS, age 13yrs, was on risperdal. It worked...

My DS, age 13yrs, was on risperdal. It worked well for mood stabilization but we had to take him off due to elevated levels of prolaction. It is important to have blood work every so many weeks (we...
Forum: Pregnancy After Birth Loss   04-16-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 593
Views: 6,505
Posted By pattimomma
Hi Ladies! I have been quite busy but I have...

Hi Ladies! I have been quite busy but I have read along. I'm so happy to see all these cutie pies!
Here's Simon at 6 weeks old. He's a happy guy http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/joy.gif
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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-15-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By pattimomma
Has anyone used or considered using a...

Has anyone used or considered using a therapeutic boarding school? I have been thinking about this option for DS and was wondering about others experiences.
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