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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-27-2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 634
Posted By Heavenly
I just wanted to offer my opinion on the...

I just wanted to offer my opinion on the previous suggestion that it sounds like bipolar disorder.  To me, it does not sound like it fits the criteria for bipolar disorder.  My son was diagnosed...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-05-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,672
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Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-05-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,949
Posted By Heavenly
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Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-02-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,949
Posted By Heavenly
My older two are 12.5 and almost 11 and I am...

My older two are 12.5 and almost 11 and I am considering either getting one for them to share or one for each of them.  Future shop (Canada) has a basic pay as you go phone on sale for $30 right now...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-02-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,672
Posted By Heavenly
My kids won't be allowed to date until 15/16. ...

My kids won't be allowed to date until 15/16.  We are Christian and actively discourage sex before marriage so when they do start dating there will be strict guidelines surrounding it. 
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-27-2013, 11:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,307
Posted By Heavenly
I think minding your own business would be the...

I think minding your own business would be the appropriate course of action, yes.  Why do you presume that your parenting style is more valid than theirs?  I would be livid if one of my children's...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-27-2013, 11:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 809
Posted By Heavenly
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Quote:Originally Posted by amber3902 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1384492/paying-for-chores/20#post_17412099)

 
I don't...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-27-2013, 11:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 809
Posted By Heavenly
I would never consider paying my children to do...

I would never consider paying my children to do chores.  We all live in the house and we all contribute to the mess so we all clean.  That seems like very basic life skills to me.  My kids do a lot...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-27-2013, 10:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,279
Posted By Heavenly
My son has been on Risperdal for 5.5 yrs with...

My son has been on Risperdal for 5.5 yrs with only positive results.  He was originally on Risperdal alone from December 2007-June 2008 and then other meds were added when his bipolar disorder...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   03-30-2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 504
Posted By Heavenly
I am starting my BSW (Bachelor of Social Work)...

I am starting my BSW (Bachelor of Social Work) in September and I have to be vaccinated before my placement starts.  This is non-negotiable or I will not be admitted and I cannot use any type of...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-27-2012, 09:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,241
Posted By Heavenly
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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-27-2012, 09:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,241
Posted By Heavenly
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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-23-2012, 09:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,241
Posted By Heavenly
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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-20-2012, 12:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By Heavenly
I would talk to his dr.  In my experience...

I would talk to his dr.  In my experience children don't make up this kind of stuff for attention.  Better to seek help and be safe than sorry.  I have a friend from a support group I'm a member...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-17-2012, 10:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,241
Posted By Heavenly
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Forum: Parenting   12-16-2012, 11:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By Heavenly
I guess I am just writing this post for ideas,...

I guess I am just writing this post for ideas, or support, or whatever.  I am the mother of 3 children and I have a lot of health problems.  Previous diagnoses are polycystic ovarian syndrome,...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-16-2012, 10:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,470
Posted By Heavenly
This piece is really powerful.  I find it...

This piece is really powerful.  I find it interesting that there are 480 views and no comments.  It is the problem that we do not speak of.  It is the silent shame that we as parents of mentally-ill...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-16-2012, 10:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,241
Posted By Heavenly
Have you looked into getting him a thorough...

Have you looked into getting him a thorough psychiatric assessment.  I'd look into bipolar disorder as a possibility as well.  With children there aren't always the obvious highs and lows but...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-05-2012, 02:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 658
Posted By Heavenly
I have 3 children.  The oldest and the youngest...

I have 3 children.  The oldest and the youngest have special needs.  The youngest isn't officially diagnosed yet and living with her is....well most days I wish I could just run away from home. ...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-24-2012, 12:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By Heavenly
Has anyone else here gone through the diagnostic...

Has anyone else here gone through the diagnostic process with one child and end up having to go through it again with another?  My oldest child is almost 12 and was diagnosed at age 7 with bipolar...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-03-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 595
Posted By Heavenly
Personally I'd get her in to talk to someone. ...

Personally I'd get her in to talk to someone.  That is not normal behaviour IMO.  Those types of comments should never be taken lightly.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-26-2012, 10:51 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,051
Posted By Heavenly
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Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-26-2012, 10:48 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,051
Posted By Heavenly
In response to the bolded - are you kidding...

In response to the bolded - are you kidding me???  Overreacting?  What if this was a 13 (almost 14) year old girl and a 17 year old boy??  Just because the boy was the victim doesn't mean it is...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-24-2012, 11:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,696
Posted By Heavenly
My daughter is almost 10 and she has very hairy...

My daughter is almost 10 and she has very hairy legs.  She is half Greek so it is very dark and noticeable. I have tried to tell her that it's not a big deal but she is starting to feel really...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-24-2012, 11:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 319
Posted By Heavenly
If your child is bipolar you will need to...

If your child is bipolar you will need to medicate so you'll need to get over that aversion.  Medications are a useful tool when they are needed.  My son was diagnosed with bipolar disorder (and...
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