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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-30-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 122
Posted By Kristine233
I don't have any info but I'll bump this so...

I don't have any info but I'll bump this so perhaps someone will see this and be able to offer advice. Goodluck!
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-30-2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 933
Posted By Kristine233
I think the choice for a dx is a personal one...

I think the choice for a dx is a personal one and really depends on each child and what a dx means for your child. Some children on the spectrum will do fine academically while others need more...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-24-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 395
Posted By Kristine233
I'm a firm believer that autism is genetic and...

I'm a firm believer that autism is genetic and exterior things may have greater affects on Autistic children, but don't cause it. I think Autistic individuals are more sensitive to environmental...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-24-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 402
Posted By Kristine233
Feel free to share more of your story and...

Feel free to share more of your story and perhaps we can help direct you to resources and things to try to help you and your son connect more. Communication doesn't always come in the form of spoken...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-23-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 59,281
Posted By Kristine233
All three of mine play minecraft, but my son...

All three of mine play minecraft, but my son plays the most. He has Autism and I find that he socially comes out of his shell so much more while playing on MC. He talks to his friends over the mic...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-20-2013, 03:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 185
Posted By Kristine233
I don't have experience with this but I'll give...

I don't have experience with this but I'll give your thread a little bump and perhaps someone else will have an answer for you. If you have an upcoming appointment/well check, I don't think it would...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-20-2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 231
Posted By Kristine233
Bwahaha, love that link, too funny! I've...

Bwahaha, love that link, too funny!

I've been fortunate that we've had mostly good experiences and the teachers involved with my childrens' IEPs have been very helpful and easy to work with. I...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-20-2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By Kristine233
When my son was younger we didn't do a room but...

When my son was younger we didn't do a room but had a lot of stuff to help with his sensory needs. A trampoline with a handlebar, swings, hammock, and tactile things for m to use like play dough etc.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-20-2013, 12:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By Kristine233
Loved the Out of Sync Child books! When...

Loved the Out of Sync Child books!

When kids have a hard time expressing their feelings to others, or even identifying and understanding them themselves, it can be very very frustrating and lead...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   07-15-2011, 06:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,488
Posted By Kristine233
I really like MerchantMoms and recommend it for...

I really like MerchantMoms and recommend it for most of my web design clients. Its easy to maintain without knowing any HTML and it comes with some free templates. There are many places that offer...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   06-18-2011, 07:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,299
Posted By Kristine233
Oh wow, I hadn't heard of this! I'm glad I don't...

Oh wow, I hadn't heard of this! I'm glad I don't have shippable stuff and only deal with digital services.. but yikes, what a nightmare! I'd think that just not having the option to ship to Canada...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   06-13-2011, 08:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,729
Posted By Kristine233
Thankyou! I really like Life Images Photography...

Thankyou! I really like Life Images Photography but its already taken. Darn!
Forum: Vaccinations   06-12-2011, 09:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,060
Posted By Kristine233
I have 2 children with Autism/AS and know its...

I have 2 children with Autism/AS and know its genetic (I have Aspergers). While I know that vaccines don't cause the Autism, I know my kids are highly susceptible to being sensitive to things. We've...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-12-2011, 09:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 431
Posted By Kristine233
Welcome to the board! As a parent with Aspergers...

Welcome to the board! As a parent with Aspergers I can tell you the thing that would have helped me the most at that age would just to have understanding. Allow him to express himself and get...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-12-2011, 09:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 187
Posted By Kristine233
Whether to get a diagnosis or not would heavily...

Whether to get a diagnosis or not would heavily depend on what type of therapies you are looking at and if you feel he'll need help once in school. At school age its hard to get help through the...
Forum: Learning at School   06-12-2011, 09:26 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,588
Posted By Kristine233
3 day a week preschool through the schools is...

3 day a week preschool through the schools is $90 a semester here. They call it learning readiness. Daycare preschool is totally different.
Forum: Learning at School   06-12-2011, 09:20 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,318
Posted By Kristine233
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by bandgeek http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1316815/what-happened-to-early-childhood/40#post_16497704)

The...
Forum: Learning at School   06-12-2011, 09:13 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,318
Posted By Kristine233
I was a pre-k teacher for 10 years at various...

I was a pre-k teacher for 10 years at various learning centers. Not one of them was like a classroom, ever. They don't sit down at desks to learn something like they do in kindergarten or first...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   06-10-2011, 10:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,729
Posted By Kristine233
DH and I have been raking our brains with no...

DH and I have been raking our brains with no luck at all! I need other opinions at this point.

We do photography together and its starting to take off more and we want to take it more seriously....
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-27-2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 15,226
Posted By Kristine233
No, I don't think tummy sleeping produces SIDS....

No, I don't think tummy sleeping produces SIDS. I think the back-to-sleep campaign helped reduced the SIDS cases because parents were becoming more educated about SIDS itself and were making the...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-27-2011, 11:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 233
Posted By Kristine233
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by SpottedFoxx http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1314947/how-much-do-you-tell-people-about-spd#post_16469828)
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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-27-2011, 11:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 233
Posted By Kristine233
I have to agree that strangers and new people...

I have to agree that strangers and new people really have no place touching a kid anyways.

Do I tell everyone I meet? No. A simple "He doesn't like being touched" should be sufficient and if...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   05-26-2011, 09:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,616
Posted By Kristine233
Well first of all, welcome! Second, we aren't...

Well first of all, welcome! Second, we aren't allowed to advertise our services here or offer our services. Part of forum policy. So most of us are pretty careful about that and how we answer...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-26-2011, 09:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 396
Posted By Kristine233
Find out if it can be crushed. If its not time...

Find out if it can be crushed. If its not time release or enteric coated you may be able to crush it and give it with a spoonful of applesauce or pudding or something. My son couldn't swallow pills...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-26-2011, 09:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,412
Posted By Kristine233
First of all, I'm sorry you are struggling with...

First of all, I'm sorry you are struggling with this mama. I know it can be tough!

With my kiddo I learned to never assume anything. If I guess wrong or assume and he changed his mind the "wrong"...
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