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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   Yesterday, 09:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 444
Posted By TheGivingTree
Hi. I can tell you that I have had a good results...

Hi. I can tell you that I have had a good results for my son with a combination of a low-dose of Prozac combined with Intuniv (a non-stimulant) also at a low dose. He cannot take the "regular"dose of...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   Yesterday, 09:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 86
Posted By TheGivingTree
I left a message for the psychiatrist a few days...

I left a message for the psychiatrist a few days ago. I printed out some literature about how nicotine vaping is horrible, which my husband left on her pillow. I also removed the oil, at his urging....
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-29-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 68
Posted By TheGivingTree
Hi. If your son has a 504 that is a good start....

Hi. If your son has a 504 that is a good start. There is room in there for lots of little accommodations, just examples - flexible bathroom access, wiggle seat, teachers assistant to help with...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-29-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 86
Posted By TheGivingTree
Hi Sillysapling. Thanks for your reply and...

Hi Sillysapling. Thanks for your reply and checking up on me. It has been bumpy indeed. Not at all what I envisioned but I am determined to make it work. It turns out that my husband did talk to her...
Forum: Site Help   01-27-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 24
Posted By TheGivingTree
Deleting profile/posts

Hi. Can someone please tell me how to delete a thread and/or my entire profile? Thanks
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-26-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 86
Posted By TheGivingTree
Help! My SD using nicotine vape.

Hello and apologies in advance if this comes across as too reactionary but I am so bothered and not sure if I should go over everyone's head and call the psychiatrist for my SD directly. Please let...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-12-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 37
Posted By TheGivingTree
Husband mad but won't say why

Hi. I am not sure if this is the place for this discussion. In short, my husband always seems upset with me and I can never tell why. Usually it just passes, sometimes a few days later he will...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   01-12-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 778
Posted By TheGivingTree
Hi. It seems like you already have a lt of...

Hi. It seems like you already have a lt of suggestions but I'll chime in a few too.
-Get the traffic. Google Adsense will kick in once you have the traffic. That's more long-term
- Use a...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-12-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 625
Posted By TheGivingTree
I think that a therapist may be a good idea. They...

I think that a therapist may be a good idea. They have family mediators and the sessions are very gently. No one tells anyone they are wrong, but sometimes having a third party run it is a huge...
Forum: Free For Shipping   12-31-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 26
Posted By TheGivingTree
NEW Hardcover picture books

NEW kids picture books: Pugbug & the Ticklish Garden

http://www.eifrigpublishing.com/childrens-books/pugbug-and-the-ticklish-garden-with-seed-packet-hardcover.html

I have 30 of them! Shipping...
Forum: Grief and Loss   12-31-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 61
Posted By TheGivingTree
I am terribly sorry for your loss but also proud...

I am terribly sorry for your loss but also proud of your strength in the situation. My husband died when my kids were 5 and 8. It was surreal for a long time and I understand how you are feeling...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-31-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 209
Posted By TheGivingTree
if it makes you feel better my teen wears stuff...

if it makes you feel better my teen wears stuff like that all the time and has since she was 12. If she asks me if I like it I just say "not really" and why. We don't stop her from wearing it...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-31-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 291
Posted By TheGivingTree
Hi. This sounds like a very tough issue. I have...

Hi. This sounds like a very tough issue. I have heard a great variety of responses that make really good sense to try - the counselor and helping to get on "her side." I have a very similar situation...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-17-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 376
Posted By TheGivingTree
I just published a beginner chapter series...

I just published a beginner chapter series myself, The Crumbles Chronicles, if you'd like to check it out at www.laurascottschaefer.com

I would also recommend the 39 Clues, The Magic Tollbooth and...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   10-17-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 440
Posted By TheGivingTree
Yes, the kids are each in therapy differently. My...

Yes, the kids are each in therapy differently. My daughter is taking break now after 1-2 years of grief therapy after her father died. My son sees someone mainly to help him cope with a serious...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   10-02-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 440
Posted By TheGivingTree
Thank you so much. That's exactly how I feel...

Thank you so much. That's exactly how I feel about it - why dwell on negativity when there is so much wonderful to be had. They can't really unite in their sorrows, my SD can't see past her own. I...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   09-28-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 440
Posted By TheGivingTree
Kids "sad contest"creating resentment

Hi. I know this may sound a little offbeat, but my SD and bio kids (actually just the daughters) keep running into this resentment issue. My SD refused to be close to her step sister because she...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   09-22-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 473
Posted By TheGivingTree
Hi. Thanks for the replies and messages - much...

Hi. Thanks for the replies and messages - much appreciated. I am sort of mentally gearing up to parent my SD a little more normally. I just can't give up. It's not fair to anyone, especially her. My...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   09-03-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 473
Posted By TheGivingTree
DSD gets different standards

Hi. I have a teen SD, preteen DS and young DD who I love so much. All the kids have issues - my son is disabled, DD suffers from loss of her bio dad and DSD has issues with depression and her crazy...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-03-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,057
Posted By TheGivingTree
Hi there. My son is very quirky and this has...

Hi there. My son is very quirky and this has never been outgrown. We just work it into our life. The closest they have come to a diagnosis is impulsive-type ADHD, which doesn't really make sense...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-03-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,012
Posted By TheGivingTree
I agree with MarineWife - asking questions that...

I agree with MarineWife - asking questions that require more than a 1-word answer can help. I do this all the time actually and about 20% of the time get a partial sentence! Unless she needs money,...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   09-01-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 753
Posted By TheGivingTree
Hi there. I don't think you are necessarily...

Hi there. I don't think you are necessarily expecting too much but maybe too fast. It took my fiance about a year to really break into a true "dad role" with my kids, even after we were living...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   06-10-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 259
Posted By TheGivingTree
Special needs playdate in Westchester, NY?

Hi all. I have been searching high and low for another special needs child with any kind of medical condition really, to maybe hang out a little with my son who has Beckers Muscuar Dystrophy. There...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-28-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 462
Posted By TheGivingTree
Hi. Thank you for this - it's a bit of a relief,...

Hi. Thank you for this - it's a bit of a relief, I suppose, to know that I can't truly fix her past as much as I would like to, as much as I wish I was there during those precious formative...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-22-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By TheGivingTree
These are good points. His condition is somewhat...

These are good points. His condition is somewhat public as we live in a small town and a lot of the school supported Team Jason at the NYC marathon. Here's a very touching link, by the way, that can...
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