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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-11-2015, 04:07 PM
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Posted By Peony
We did intensive feeding therapy with my DS1 in...

We did intensive feeding therapy with my DS1 in 2012. We had gotten to a point where he was eating about 5 foods only. I had done my research and was very reluctant to do feeding therapy unless it...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-05-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 66
Posted By Peony
Often places will decrease the price if you pay...

Often places will decrease the price if you pay in full up front and not run it through insurance. I've never had luck getting the price decreased if you do want it to count against your deductible....
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-02-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 103
Posted By Peony
We have a lot of driving related issues as well....

We have a lot of driving related issues as well. Four kids, four different activities. Three different places to be at immediately after school gets out. Almost identical pick up times on the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-01-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 235
Posted By Peony
I have two children that are also gifted...

I have two children that are also gifted athletically. Organized sports are a major part of our lives as well. Not because I'm of the mindset that I am going to make my children into sports...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-28-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 111
Posted By Peony
Got a good one today from an acquaintance that I...

Got a good one today from an acquaintance that I saw in the library. I hadn't seen her since last summer so she was asking about DS1 and how he was doing. I described just for a minute about a few of...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-27-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 29
Posted By Peony
I have no concept at all Birch. There are no...

I have no concept at all Birch. There are no names on this last pair at all, completely custom from feet casts we did of him. And all the others would be buried in a box from last time we moved.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-23-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 29
Posted By Peony
I've gotten them multiple ways. First set came...

I've gotten them multiple ways. First set came from a PT through EI. Next set came from a podiatrist. Then another PT, this was his first custom set but this particular model did not hold up well so...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-03-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 859
Posted By Peony
My 5 year old DS1 gets most violent when happy as...

My 5 year old DS1 gets most violent when happy as well. I don't have great advice on how to stop it because it has been a constant struggle for us for years and years. The older he gets, the harder...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-02-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,557
Posted By Peony
I lurk on here at times and really should post....

I lurk on here at times and really should post. :wink: Similar boat to others. Good income but very high expenses. Mostly medical and housing. It was an "ok" year health expense wise in 2014 and that...
Forum: Parenting   12-29-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 85
Posted By Peony
I have not traveled for my own health care but...

I have not traveled for my own health care but have for that of my children's. I would leave him behind as difficult as it is to be separated for 2 weeks. 2 weeks is how long DD1 and then DS1's...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-17-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 859
Posted By Peony
I have always found EI and school based services...

I have always found EI and school based services to move VERY slowly. Add in the holiday season and... It was always so frustrating for me.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-15-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 56
Posted By Peony
We have some retained reflexes as well with DS1...

We have some retained reflexes as well with DS1 who is 5, one is also the Moro. I have mentioned it for years to all sorts of therapists and specialists including our neurologist and have never once...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-06-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 645
Posted By Peony
I'm also not talking about raising leeches. I...

I'm also not talking about raising leeches. I have zero interest in paying for weddings, providing large gifts, buying cars, etc... All of my children are told that they should go to college and we...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-01-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 645
Posted By Peony
We will help to the best of our ability. Housing...

We will help to the best of our ability. Housing will be one area where we could assist, financially I am not sure. Neither DH or I have ever needed assistance from our families once we were 17, but...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-29-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 466
Posted By Peony
I am rather tough on this issue. My girls have...

I am rather tough on this issue. My girls have hair that matts very easily and always looks untidy without constant brushing. I have the same hair so I do sympathize with them. I vividly remember my...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-29-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,034
Posted By Peony
I'll echo the others, not a good idea! If she can...

I'll echo the others, not a good idea! If she can not respect your parenting decisions now then she is certainly not going to respect them when she is left alone with your child. And there is no way...
Forum: Learning at School   10-22-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 985
Posted By Peony
I also don't see anything wrong with it. You are...

I also don't see anything wrong with it. You are going into this realistic about his needs and challenges.

I have an immature 5 year old K student this year. We went into this school year knowing...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-25-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 461
Posted By Peony
DH and I went to his 10 year. Oddly enough, we...

DH and I went to his 10 year. Oddly enough, we both live in the same town where we grew up but have no friends from high school. We did not enjoy our time at his reunion and left early. He just got...
Forum: Learning at School   09-23-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 781
Posted By Peony
We were at schools without uniforms for many...

We were at schools without uniforms for many years, now three of my children must wear uniforms. I have a love/hate relationship with uniforms. Our policy is fairly relaxed. Collared shirt with a...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-18-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 658
Posted By Peony
My 5 year old year DS1 has ASD. He just doesn't...

My 5 year old year DS1 has ASD. He just doesn't sleep. Well, without melatonin. We do the lowest possible dose, 0.5 mg. Every once in a while we have supply issues finding the tabs that I cut into...
Forum: Learning at School   09-17-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,210
Posted By Peony
We do chunks of homework all over the place. Quiz...

We do chunks of homework all over the place. Quiz spelling words prior school. We often do some things in the car. I will call out words while they eat dinner or read to DD1 while she is eating. We...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-11-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 19,896
Posted By Peony
Oh my goodness, all good reminders to me. :wink:...

Oh my goodness, all good reminders to me. :wink: My DD1 is newly in middle school, invited to a sleepover next weekend with a family that I don't know. She will go. I have no issues with it. We've...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-31-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 651
Posted By Peony
We've done private speech for years for my kids....

We've done private speech for years for my kids. All 4 have had articulation issues. :frown: We did once a week for 50-60 minutes except for one boy who needed more. Paid out of pocket, cash because...
Forum: Learning at School   08-28-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 764
Posted By Peony
We started last Thursday. This year I have one in...

We started last Thursday. This year I have one in 6th, 2nd, K, and preschool. They all are at the same school even! The preschooler just goes three mornings a week so I can work those times.

It's...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-22-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,363
Posted By Peony
I seem to be in the minority, we do a lot of...

I seem to be in the minority, we do a lot of activities. There are many reasons for this. I was never allowed to do any sports, clubs, hobbies, etc... after school or on weekends as a child and...
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