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Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-07-2006, 07:39 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By thoesly
The way we handled it was to make certain there...

The way we handled it was to make certain there were options available. We got our oldest (now 7) a bed when he was about 2, and he started experimenting -- most nights in our room, but a night in...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-07-2006, 06:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 394
Posted By thoesly
I have been asked in both the urgent care center...

I have been asked in both the urgent care center and when my children have gone in for tests. No one has ever argued or even questioned it. They simply make a note on the chart and move on. I...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-07-2006, 05:54 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,154
Posted By thoesly
Quote: Originally Posted by lizc By the way,...

Quote:
Originally Posted by lizc
By the way, this whole thread will probably get pulled or locked.

And maybe that's not a bad thing.

This place has been my safe haven since December 2003...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-07-2006, 03:36 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,154
Posted By thoesly
Quote: Originally Posted by jackson's mama ...

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Originally Posted by jackson's mama
lckrause, I believe 4imprints's post speaks exactly to yours (and Britishmum's post too, as I see it now after posting). Your son not being able to...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-07-2006, 02:52 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,154
Posted By thoesly
Quote: Originally Posted by 4imprints So you...

Quote:
Originally Posted by 4imprints
So you still insist that shoving "gifted" in our faces every single day is appropriate and we shouldn't be offended or hurt.

I think I missed a step. Is...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-07-2006, 02:26 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,154
Posted By thoesly
Quote: Originally Posted by bri276 Many of...

Quote:
Originally Posted by bri276
Many of the special needs moms who are dealing with delays are ALSO dealing with some pretty heavy medical issues- sometimes it's medical problems, even life...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-07-2006, 02:04 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,154
Posted By thoesly
Quote: Originally Posted by Britishmum I...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Britishmum
I cannot leave the house sometimes because of my child's special needs (aka giftedness). I cannot sign her up in classes. I struggle with the comments of...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-07-2006, 01:37 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,154
Posted By thoesly
Before the gifted threads were started, the...

Before the gifted threads were started, the mamas involved asked us permission to post here. Those of us who were here at the time had been following some of their struggles on the main boards and...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-06-2006, 03:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 390
Posted By thoesly
We had a love-hate relationship with the TV for...

We had a love-hate relationship with the TV for a long time. Loved it because it seemed to be an effective way for my child to learn things like social interactions and expressions -- he just didn't...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-05-2006, 01:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 699
Posted By thoesly
Quote: Originally Posted by SoVeryCherry Has...

Quote:
Originally Posted by SoVeryCherry
Has anyone been able to get a decent sandwich bred GFCF?

The only luck I've had with this is recipes from The Gluten Free Gourmet Bakes Bread (every...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-04-2006, 03:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 182
Posted By thoesly
Hi, all! I think I've posted about this before,...

Hi, all! I think I've posted about this before, but since I just got the most recent class info, I thought I'd mention it again. Cross Country Education is an organization that tours the country...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-04-2006, 03:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 699
Posted By thoesly
We were gfcf (and a bunch of other fs) for a...

We were gfcf (and a bunch of other fs) for a time. We saw immediate improvement after eliminating casein (he slept 4 hours straight) and more subtle improvements after eliminating gluten (that is,...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   06-30-2006, 02:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 744
Posted By thoesly
This is actually the first summer in 5 years...

This is actually the first summer in 5 years that I haven't had to use picture schedules (all 3 of my kids -- 7, 5, and 3 -- have special needs with autism and such). This was not something that...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-30-2006, 02:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 552
Posted By thoesly
We got one for my youngest. I would have got it...

We got one for my youngest. I would have got it earlier if I had understood more of the feeding stuff earlier. One thing that causes feeding difficulties for many kids is body position and sensory...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-30-2006, 01:57 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By thoesly
Also, one thing I noticed with all of my kids:...

Also, one thing I noticed with all of my kids: we don't get to trade in the typical developmental behaviors just because of autism. In other words, the autism behaviors are in addition to typical...
Forum: Vaccinations   06-28-2006, 05:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 586
Posted By thoesly
Whenever I start second-guessing myself about...

Whenever I start second-guessing myself about anything, it's a sign that I need to do more research. This is actually good for me since it means that I keep up with the latest information without...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-27-2006, 07:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 570
Posted By thoesly
We've involved our kids in charity giving since...

We've involved our kids in charity giving since they were toddlers. It's simply a part of our lives. Whenever we have a gift-giving occasion, we make a point of giving something away to charity --...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-27-2006, 12:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,241
Posted By thoesly
Quote: Originally Posted by ChristaN ...

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Originally Posted by ChristaN
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif That Welcome to Holland essay always reminds me of this one written by a mom of a child with...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   06-26-2006, 03:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 691
Posted By thoesly
Yep. Definitely. Becoming a SAHM finally allowed...

Yep. Definitely. Becoming a SAHM finally allowed me to pursue the things I *wanted* to pursue instead of getting sidetracked by the many things I *had* to do. I got to read all the books I wanted to...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-26-2006, 03:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,241
Posted By thoesly
I understand what you're feeling. The grieving...

I understand what you're feeling. The grieving process starts all over again each time I face a big realization. In some ways, the early years are hardest -- the sleep issues, the food issues, the...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-23-2006, 06:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 440
Posted By thoesly
Just realized you are in Maine (how'd I guess?...

Just realized you are in Maine (how'd I guess? http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif ).

Several of the parents in my biomed support group have been very impressed with the...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-23-2006, 01:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 440
Posted By thoesly
Whenever I need a doctor of any kind, I ask for...

Whenever I need a doctor of any kind, I ask for recommendations from the members of my local chapter of the Autism Society of America (and a couple of other local support groups). Local members who...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-20-2006, 08:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 890
Posted By thoesly
Quote: Originally Posted by roseselene As...

Quote:
Originally Posted by roseselene
As far as the diet goes, yes diet is a big part of the puzzle, but because of some of the issues with my daughter, I dont' know how to make it better. We did...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-19-2006, 03:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By thoesly
I'm sorry. I remember the initial grief, and the...

I'm sorry. I remember the initial grief, and the certainty that I would never feel better. Adapting is hard, especially when you're dealt another blow just when you find your feet again. One thing...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-16-2006, 10:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 461
Posted By thoesly
Yep. Lots of waves around here, too. Not as bad...

Yep. Lots of waves around here, too. Not as bad as it used to be when my 7-year old was younger. Back then, the waves stretched for longer periods. He'd do well, and then he'd regress for days (or...
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