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Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-04-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 329
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: 7
Views: 411
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: 6,280
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   08-17-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 253
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   08-17-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,302
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, 10:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
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, 03:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 708
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, 03:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,066
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, 03:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,027
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, 04:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 647
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, 09:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,104
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, 09:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 218
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, 09:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 504
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, 09:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 457
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.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-13-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 518
Posted By sageowl
You don't mention if you're dealing with any...

You don't mention if you're dealing with any motor delays, but if you are, look at the category OT on pinterest. Otherwise, things that have worked well for me after 12 months (at encouraging gross...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-13-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 611
Posted By sageowl
If you're concerned, and feel in your gut...

If you're concerned, and feel in your gut something's "off" , get an assessment from the school district (they're free). It's better to know for sure, in my opinion.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-13-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 593
Posted By sageowl
Meh, I hear ya. Nothing is foolproof because...

Meh, I hear ya. Nothing is foolproof because kids are messy, but what seems to help us:

1. One piece of food at a time. That way if it ends up on the floor, it's just one thing. Once ya throw...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-13-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,137
Posted By sageowl
How many children do you have? - what ages? 2...

How many children do you have? - what ages? 2 boys. DS1 is 4, DS2 is around 18 months.

As a parent, what is your/your child's schedule like on a daily basis? We have a pretty crazy routine that...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-13-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By sageowl
Going to a place like Habitat for Humanity...

Going to a place like Habitat for Humanity Restore (if you have those in your area), or even a large thriftstore could be very inspiring. If you can't beat 'em, join 'em, I say. ;)
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-12-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By sageowl
Hugs, mama, I'm kinda in the midst of the same...

Hugs, mama, I'm kinda in the midst of the same thing...the terrible stretch of teething. I'm going to spin this in a completely different direction, to me it sounds like on top of teething, you've...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-12-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 352
Posted By sageowl
Ha, I remember being in that boat...yeah, it was...

Ha, I remember being in that boat...yeah, it was a big time royal suckathon. Time cured the worst of it, and the 3-year-old eventually became a 4-year-old and things got soooo much better. ;) So...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-09-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 294
Posted By sageowl
My DS (same age) likes nonfiction videos. ...

My DS (same age) likes nonfiction videos. There's tons at the library you can check out. Also Scholastic videos of children's books are great.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-09-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 575
Posted By sageowl
I would resist the declassification. You can...

I would resist the declassification. You can keep a pretty minimal IEP in place, You can probably have fewer goals, but keep accommodations and other supports in place. If nothing else this becomes...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-08-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 522
Posted By sageowl
You can PM me.

You can PM me.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-27-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 384
Posted By sageowl
You can wait if you want. But really it's almost...

You can wait if you want. But really it's almost better if you start the process now. Especially if she's starting kindergarten this fall the wait to do an eval and start services will be longer....
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