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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-25-2015, 11:33 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,167
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: 5
Views: 386
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: 215
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: 432
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: 11
Views: 573
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: 162
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: 109
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: 1,167
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: 801
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: 128
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: 86
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: 1,430
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: 977
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: 289
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: 200
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: 229
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, 07:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 111
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, 07:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,668
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, 09:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 229
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, 09:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 299
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, 09:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 123
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, 07:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 365
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, 03:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 581
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, 03:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 754
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   08-17-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 7,003
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?
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