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Forum: Mental Health   01-23-2011, 06:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 735
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Couldn't read and not reply.  Hugs, mama.   ...

Couldn't read and not reply.  Hugs, mama.
 
This is not.your.fault.  It's okay to grieve, and guilt is a part of that grief.  But the fact that you had to terminate was the same as needing to...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-08-2010, 10:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 472
Posted By vocalise
I didn't want to read and not respond. Hugs,...

I didn't want to read and not respond. Hugs, mama.

My reading is that it *might* be ODD, but what other problem behaviors does he display? Does he openly defy you and others, or is it really just...
Forum: Mental Health   11-02-2010, 12:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 383
Posted By vocalise
I'm with you. I am back on a medication that I...

I'm with you. I am back on a medication that I took a hiatus from while I had my dd. In the past it didn't lead to weight gain, but it looks like it has this time and I'm super bummed. I find it...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-17-2010, 04:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,112
Posted By vocalise
I think I would suggest he pick up my child in a...

I think I would suggest he pick up my child in a cab. If he's not willing to shell out the money for that (or at least public transportation), then too bad, he misses the visit.

I would probably...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-05-2010, 03:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 576
Posted By vocalise
I just recently had to make this decision before...

I just recently had to make this decision before ds's (9) psych ed eval. I went with my gut, and handed over his evals from age 5, but only *after* meeting the chief psychologist and getting some...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-05-2010, 03:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 848
Posted By vocalise
Just out of curiosity, how long does it take to...

Just out of curiosity, how long does it take to get an interim order?
Forum: Single Parenting   08-05-2010, 03:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 848
Posted By vocalise
Yeah, I think it may end up in court. I...

Yeah, I think it may end up in court.

I sent him a versio of the above email that didn't include the lawyer part, and "suggested" the schedule rather than imposed it, just to see what his...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-05-2010, 01:08 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 10,862
Posted By vocalise
Thinking of you, mama....

Thinking of you, mama. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-05-2010, 01:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Posted By vocalise
He just turned nine. I get some funding through...

He just turned nine. I get some funding through our provincial government (I'm in Canada) to spend on therapies as I see fit.

Thanks so much for the BTDTs, all! I'll definitely do some research...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-04-2010, 02:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Posted By vocalise
I'm trying to figure out who would be the best...

I'm trying to figure out who would be the best kind of professional to work with ds on his oral issues. I know at least some of it is sensory, but is that exclusively an OT thing?

issues include:...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-03-2010, 11:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 848
Posted By vocalise
Good point, Thyra. I'd already changed that part...

Good point, Thyra. I'd already changed that part to remove the "negative", but I like your phrasing even better. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

I have a call into...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-02-2010, 02:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 848
Posted By vocalise
Thanks, both of you. He's terrified of...

Thanks, both of you.

He's terrified of going to court. I think it'll be okay if I just tell him what's what. If he wants to start court proceedings, he can, but I'm pretty sure that a judge will...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-01-2010, 05:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 848
Posted By vocalise
I could really use some help with this one! ...

I could really use some help with this one!

Sorry about the length, but there's a lot of background to this situation, so I'm going to start with that:

Dd's dad and I were never really...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-30-2010, 12:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 367
Posted By vocalise
I really like the idea that most of our...

I really like the idea that most of our unhappiness comes from our belief that things should be other than they are. It helps me to think that if I can accept what is, I won't be unhappy because I...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-30-2010, 12:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 617
Posted By vocalise
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-27-2010, 04:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 766
Posted By vocalise
Thanks so much for your responses, everyone! ...

Thanks so much for your responses, everyone!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Trac http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15670166)...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-27-2010, 01:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 908
Posted By vocalise
Oh, that's interesting. Where I live (British...

Oh, that's interesting. Where I live (British Columbia, Canada), gifted kids get IEPs just like kids with LD, ASD, and other special needs. However, we don't have such thing as a 504 plan, so I...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-25-2010, 11:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 908
Posted By vocalise
Quote: Originally Posted by Linda on the move...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Linda on the move http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15661976)
There are some excellant books on...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-25-2010, 03:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 908
Posted By vocalise
Yesterday, I received the results of ds's ed...

Yesterday, I received the results of ds's ed psych eval. He's nine.

It came out as PDD-NOS, a grapho-motor learning disability, and highly gifted. He already had a diagnosis of AD/HD and SPD.
...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-25-2010, 03:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By vocalise
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

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Forum: Single Parenting   07-25-2010, 03:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 507
Posted By vocalise
It could be so many different things, and you...

It could be so many different things, and you may never know the answer, but a few possibilities crossed my mind...

depression or another emerging mental health issue
another woman, though that...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-25-2010, 02:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,633
Posted By vocalise
Quote: Originally Posted by Jeannine...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeannine http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15655190)
Since the definition of "phone numbers and...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-24-2010, 10:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 766
Posted By vocalise
Yes, thanks, Rivertam. That's what I meant when...

Yes, thanks, Rivertam. That's what I meant when I said I was worried PDD-NOS wouldn't be a valid diagnosis anymore. I'm worried that he won't meet the criteria for ASD once the DSM changes, and if...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-24-2010, 06:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 755
Posted By vocalise
Quote: Originally Posted by *LoveBugMama*...

Quote:
Originally Posted by *LoveBugMama* http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15659817)
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It`s kinda funny: After a blow-out...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-24-2010, 06:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 766
Posted By vocalise
I've posted here just a few times. Ds (9), who...

I've posted here just a few times. Ds (9), who up until yesterday had a diagnosis of AD/HD and SPD, has now been identified as having mild PDD-NOS and a grapho-motor learning disability in addition...
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