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Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-09-2012, 05:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 825
Posted By UptownZoo
Document EVERYTHING. Every single thing. Write...

Document EVERYTHING. Every single thing. Write down your notes about every interaction, save every email, text, VM, everything. Screenshots are your friend.
 
Go broke now. Money you save for...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-19-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,324
Posted By UptownZoo
You definitely want to do whatever it takes to...

You definitely want to do whatever it takes to get some occupational therapy. I'd also take her to the dev ped AND the ped and discuss your concerns about her behavior. If it does come down to a CPS...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-24-2011, 09:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 566
Posted By UptownZoo
Ah, yes, the yelling. My youngest is 9, and he...

Ah, yes, the yelling. My youngest is 9, and he still hasn't learned to lower his voice! For him, it's definitely a sensory issue. His hearing is perfect. He's terrified of loud noises unless he's in...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-15-2010, 05:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 970
Posted By UptownZoo
Quote: Originally Posted by zjandosmom...

Quote:
Originally Posted by zjandosmom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15949063)
She kept going back to the fact that he...
Forum: Queer Parenting   09-08-2010, 03:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 662
Posted By UptownZoo
Hey all, sorry to intrude, but I'm having a hard...

Hey all, sorry to intrude, but I'm having a hard time finding what I need.

I'm putting together a list of internet divorce resources and I'm having trouble. I want to include resources that are...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-25-2010, 12:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 852
Posted By UptownZoo
Yeah, I would get over to Wright's Law right...

Yeah, I would get over to Wright's Law right away (someone linked above) and maybe pick up their book, too. You're going to have to become an expert in this stuff; you are your daughter's advocate....
Forum: Allergies   07-15-2010, 01:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,257
Posted By UptownZoo
Thank you both very much! I'll start with those...

Thank you both very much! I'll start with those and see where I get.
Forum: Allergies   07-13-2010, 04:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,257
Posted By UptownZoo
Hi all, I have a question. Is there any company...

Hi all, I have a question. Is there any company out there that makes nut-free snacks that guarantee that not only is their facility nut-free, but so are the facilities that manufacture their...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-01-2010, 10:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,188
Posted By UptownZoo
All. the. time. Recently: "No, you...

All. the. time. Recently:

"No, you absolutely may not blow your nose in the fishbowl."

"No, it's not OK to pee on the dog. Go get the dog soap."
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-31-2010, 02:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,141
Posted By UptownZoo
Yay, Steph! That's great news! We went through...

Yay, Steph! That's great news! We went through exactly the same thing last year, with the threats of truancy court, etc., and I was all set to tell you what we did to resolve it, but...no need!...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-25-2010, 10:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 816
Posted By UptownZoo
My favorite idea, for families that are close...

My favorite idea, for families that are close enough to the hospital to be staying at home, is a food shower. Having a freezer stacked full of homemade meals (ask that the directions be taped to the...
Forum: Women's Health   03-21-2010, 10:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,226
Posted By UptownZoo
Are you nursing? Breastmilk is awesome on diaper...

Are you nursing? Breastmilk is awesome on diaper rash. When my youngest had bad rashes (which he got often for a variety of reasons), I used diaper rash cream at night, cleaned his bottom only with...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-18-2010, 03:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 635
Posted By UptownZoo
Slsurface, I have experienced so many of the...

Slsurface, I have experienced so many of the same things! I think it hurts the most when our own families won't try to understand, and the worst years are the early ones. I share your experience...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-16-2010, 11:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 635
Posted By UptownZoo
Oh, man. I'm so, so sorry that you've both been...

Oh, man. I'm so, so sorry that you've both been on the receiving end of such crap! I guess a part of me hoped that other people were getting better treatment than we've gotten, but I guess it isn't...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-16-2010, 06:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 635
Posted By UptownZoo
Hi all, I'm writing an article about my...

Hi all,
I'm writing an article about my experience with stigma as the parent of a child with behavioral/emotional differences. I'm wondering how others have experienced this?

I'm not doing...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-16-2010, 06:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 413
Posted By UptownZoo
If he can ride the bus to the school for the...

If he can ride the bus to the school for the deaf, I'd totally consider it. If not, that would be 4 hours in the car per day for you (or would that be your DH? can't remember) and the baby and it'd...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-16-2010, 06:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 529
Posted By UptownZoo
Quote: Originally Posted by VisionaryMom...

Quote:
Originally Posted by VisionaryMom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15189408)
Yeah, I know, but I've taken meds on and...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-15-2010, 02:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 512
Posted By UptownZoo
I can't quite figure how dyspraxia could be dx'd...

I can't quite figure how dyspraxia could be dx'd as ADHD? And of course, they can co-exist. My youngest ds has both, among other things.

I'd go next to a developmental pediatrician. Also, you...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-15-2010, 02:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,292
Posted By UptownZoo
Quote: Originally Posted by mrsfru...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mrsfru http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15166027)
Personally, I wouldn't be comfortable w/ANY...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-15-2010, 02:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 529
Posted By UptownZoo
I can really understand the desire to hold off...

I can really understand the desire to hold off on meds. It's a very scary thing to do. However, the thing to remember (and the thing that NEVER makes it into all those terrible news stories about...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   03-12-2010, 11:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 456
Posted By UptownZoo
Her grief is bottomless. Be the person who can...

Her grief is bottomless. Be the person who can sit with her when the pain is huge and earth-shattering. Most people can't do that. Also, after the initial shock (when people come out of the woodwork...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-12-2010, 08:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 526
Posted By UptownZoo
Oh, yes. It was awful for us when Carter was...

Oh, yes. It was awful for us when Carter was very young. It could take a month or longer to get him on the right track, and he was always a terrible, horrible, miserable sleeper, anyway. It's better...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-03-2010, 11:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 476
Posted By UptownZoo
I would call the caseworker who visited you last...

I would call the caseworker who visited you last time and give her a heads up. If you make the first contact, it makes a potential call from your ILs that much less credible. CPS will still have to...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-03-2010, 11:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,266
Posted By UptownZoo
Quote: Originally Posted by nudhistbudhist...

Quote:
Originally Posted by nudhistbudhist http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15138782)
They now tell me its normal for babies...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-28-2010, 04:05 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,430
Posted By UptownZoo
I have four children. The eldest three are 16,...

I have four children. The eldest three are 16, 14, and 12, and are all typically developing kids. My youngest is 7 and he is the reason I come here to the SN board. His issues are probably caused by...
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