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Forum: Montessori   08-13-2012, 04:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 240
Posted By MindfulMama
As a Montessori teacher I would like to follow...

As a Montessori teacher I would like to follow the Montessori Guide.  My training though is with 3-6 year olds.  My son is 12 with Special Needs Severe Dyslexia, Attention and Memory issues, and...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-13-2011, 09:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,841
Posted By MindfulMama
That's a little scary, I just answered my own...

That's a little scary, I just answered my own post from 2009.....really sad. Yikes.
 
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-13-2011, 09:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,841
Posted By MindfulMama
This is exactly what has been happening to my...

This is exactly what has been happening to my son for the last 3 years.  Frankly they do not seem to understand what he needs academically.   I have been fighting the life skills class for my son,...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-03-2011, 12:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,430
Posted By MindfulMama
I completely understand your feelings of...

I completely understand your feelings of frustration with others and the situation.  I have a son who is now 11 with Developmental Disabilities that we are still trying to fully understand since he...
Forum: Utah, Arizona   04-03-2011, 11:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 211
Posted By MindfulMama
Looking for great special Education teachers for...

Looking for great special Education teachers for older children 8-14.  Teachers that are flexible and really gear their teaching to the individual child.  Anyone super happy with the academic...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-28-2009, 04:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,841
Posted By MindfulMama
My son with Dyspraxia, adhd, and borderline MIMR...

My son with Dyspraxia, adhd, and borderline MIMR was just placed in Life Skills Class, what does this mean for him academically? Can anyone help? I'm so fearful right now, I could use any support...
Forum: Parenting   09-07-2008, 01:51 AM
Replies: 744
Views: 51,394
Posted By MindfulMama
My son has Dyspraxia, dyslexia, adhd. He has...

My son has Dyspraxia, dyslexia, adhd. He has forever been sensitive to others emotional energy. It was as if he felt them coming. His reactions were overwhelming to him. Even when someone was really...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-07-2008, 12:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 553
Posted By MindfulMama
When my now 9 year old was 2 we started ST,...

When my now 9 year old was 2 we started ST, because he only said one word at a time for all. He pointed and screamed ALOT! He screamed through the 1st four years I think. He still has trouble...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-06-2008, 11:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,108
Posted By MindfulMama
he has an IEP and is attending a small charter...

he has an IEP and is attending a small charter school, spent pre and K in Montessori. He is severe. He struggles writing, counting, with working memory, sequencing, so many things. I am style...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   05-13-2008, 01:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By MindfulMama
Thanks so much, that was very helpful. I will...

Thanks so much, that was very helpful. I will check into those things. I'm very excited for him, and this will be quite an adventure.
He is very open to roomates, and I hadn't thought of the places...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   05-11-2008, 07:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By MindfulMama
Can't believe the time past so fast. My boy is...

Can't believe the time past so fast. My boy is headed to Evergreen state College from Phoenix, Arizona. I am trying to help him find a place to live and work while he gains residency and attends...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-28-2007, 04:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 539
Posted By MindfulMama
It is so hard. I know I have tried everything it...

It is so hard. I know I have tried everything it seems. The only thing that really works for me is trying to stay ahead of him and predicting. He used to do the back and forth changing his mind...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-28-2007, 04:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 402
Posted By MindfulMama
Does anyone know anything about dyspraxia? My...

Does anyone know anything about dyspraxia? My son fits all of the discriptions I have read to a tee, but I never here it mentioned here. Websites are mostly from England. I don't get it. I am...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   07-28-2007, 04:02 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,753
Posted By MindfulMama
maranpanda, how do you like desert marigold? I...

maranpanda, how do you like desert marigold? I have always wanted to come observe.
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   07-28-2007, 04:00 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,753
Posted By MindfulMama
Hello, I've spent lot's of time visiting and...

Hello, I've spent lot's of time visiting and checking posts on this tribe and in Special Needs. I have a terrific 17 year old son, and a Sweet 7 year old boy with some special needs. I'm a...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   06-03-2006, 03:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 257
Posted By MindfulMama
It took me a little bit to locate her number,...

It took me a little bit to locate her number, but here it is. Suzi was my doula, and what an amazing and wonderful experience. She is so thoughtful, and I found her presence to be calming and...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-09-2006, 06:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 919
Posted By MindfulMama
I so know how you feel, and understand how...

I so know how you feel, and understand how difficult it is for us as parents to make the right choices and control our impulses when we are outraged. It can give us insight to how difficult it must...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   04-09-2006, 04:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By MindfulMama
Anyone in the phoenix, PV area or Scottsdale...

Anyone in the phoenix, PV area or Scottsdale know of a good parenting support group?
Forum: Montessori   04-09-2006, 04:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 561
Posted By MindfulMama
Wondering if anyone else has read this book by...

Wondering if anyone else has read this book by Donna Bryant Goertz. I found it very empowering both as a teacher and as a parent of a child who is "not yet peaceful".
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-06-2006, 02:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 948
Posted By MindfulMama
We've been using the Nordic 3-6-9 mixed with...

We've been using the Nordic 3-6-9 mixed with flavored yogurt, just the whole capsule, to swallow. It takes him a while, but he gets them down eventually. He's been taking them for about a 1 1/2 wks...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-25-2006, 04:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By MindfulMama
It's amazing how helpful it is to hear someone...

It's amazing how helpful it is to hear someone with some of the same issues. I am working with Brain Gym, and he may not be ready for elementary. He is in a Montessori environment that has been...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-24-2006, 02:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 948
Posted By MindfulMama
Quote: Originally Posted by pb_and_j I would...

Quote:
Originally Posted by pb_and_j
I would try 2 things first... the Feingold Diet and adding essential fatty acids http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif There has...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-24-2006, 02:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By MindfulMama
I hear alot about children who are overly...

I hear alot about children who are overly sensitive to noise, texture etc...but I haven't seen any posts regarding children that are undersensitive, and very loud, my 6 yr is very loud, claps,...
Forum: Montessori   03-19-2006, 04:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 968
Posted By MindfulMama
It's so important to follow our gut. If you can,...

It's so important to follow our gut. If you can, I would suggest sitting in for a day and observing the classroom. It is hard to watch a parent leave when their child is having a hard time...
Forum: Montessori   03-19-2006, 03:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 526
Posted By MindfulMama
Highly reccomend looking online and picking up a...

Highly reccomend looking online and picking up a book or two on Montessori Philosophy. Every classroom can be a little different personality. Find out the philosophy of the school and then sit in on...
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