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Forum: The Childhood Years   08-07-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,317
Posted By APToddlerMama
My son did stop stuttering. Speech therapy...

My son did stop stuttering. Speech therapy didn't really help but biomedical interventions did.
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   12-06-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 297
Posted By APToddlerMama
Has anyone with unvaccinated children adopted...

Has anyone with unvaccinated children adopted internationally?  (Specifically wondering about China).  Were you hassled at all about this?  Thank you
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-23-2013, 03:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,491
Posted By APToddlerMama
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by A&A http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-07-2013, 11:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,491
Posted By APToddlerMama
No, tics are definitely not much more likely...

No, tics are definitely not much more likely caused by genetic factors unless you mean to
say genetic factors that cause one's immune system not to function properly and tics to develop as part of...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-02-2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,491
Posted By APToddlerMama
This sounds very much like either PANDAS or PANS...

This sounds very much like either PANDAS or PANS to me. We went through everything you're going through before figuring this out with my son. Biomedical treatments have been hugely positive for him...
Forum: Parenting   02-18-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 760
Posted By APToddlerMama
ETA...your husband needs to stop trying to play...

ETA...your husband needs to stop trying to play psychotherapist. He stinks at it. Please don't listen to him. This poor woman needs support, not someone thinking she's making all this up just...
Forum: Parenting   02-18-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 760
Posted By APToddlerMama
I'm a social worker. I've never once seen an...

I'm a social worker. I've never once seen an allegation of emotional abuse investigated. It is no surprise to me that her husband has not been reported to CPS by a therapist. Absolutely nothing...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   02-18-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,341
Posted By APToddlerMama
Wow mama, I am so sorry for all the pain you've...

Wow mama, I am so sorry for all the pain you've endured. What a huge betrayal. I see you considering your children's needs first and I think that is great. From that perspective, do you want your...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-30-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,628
Posted By APToddlerMama
....spoiled, lazy, shallow, and a slob...?...

....spoiled, lazy, shallow, and a slob...? Sounds like her dad did an excellent job parenting her. I would say $200/year as a given and the rest she can earn doing chores, babysitting, birthdays,...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-14-2012, 08:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,241
Posted By APToddlerMama
Sounds a lot like my son who as an autism...

Sounds a lot like my son who as an autism spectrum diagnosis. Honestly, he doesn't fit into any box perfectly, but the ASD diagnosis works great because it means our insurance pays for him to see a...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-11-2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,728
Posted By APToddlerMama
No problem contactmaya. For me, I'd like to keep...

No problem contactmaya. For me, I'd like to keep all the traits about my son that serve him well and alleviate the symptoms that cause him to be so uncomfortable in his own skin. To me, that doesn't...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-10-2012, 10:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,728
Posted By APToddlerMama
What an odd thread on MDC of all places. I see...

What an odd thread on MDC of all places. I see it is old, but wanted to add that people on another board I'm on have reported good things with DE. Others are using mimosa pudica successfully to...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-10-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 210
Posted By APToddlerMama
Have you looked at diet? In our home, allergies...

Have you looked at diet? In our home, allergies and intolerances are closely tied to sleep issues with my NT child as well as my child who is on the spectrum.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-07-2012, 09:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 293
Posted By APToddlerMama
I'm short on time, but are you using a weighted...

I'm short on time, but are you using a weighted blanket or just a heavy blanket? Other ideas are filling a large container with dry corn and letting her crawl in and cover herself. Also google how...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-09-2012, 07:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 553
Posted By APToddlerMama
I haven't ever put gluten, casein, or soy back...

I haven't ever put gluten, casein, or soy back in my sons diet, but I have put other problematic things in. It has always taken a while for things to clear. I'm sure you know this but gluten can...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-06-2012, 09:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 412
Posted By APToddlerMama
My four year old has done similar things to my...

My four year old has done similar things to my one year old as well. I would not be too worried. I came to realize early on that my older son could not be trusted for even one minute with my younger...
Forum: Parenting   10-31-2012, 07:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,009
Posted By APToddlerMama
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by pranava http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1366797/should-i-report-this-daycare#post_17156836)


He does not know...
Forum: Parenting   10-30-2012, 08:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,009
Posted By APToddlerMama
Report it! I'm struggling with how to say this...

Report it! I'm struggling with how to say this gently, but you *need* to believe your son and why you're questioning his credibility is a little hard for me to understand. Please know that it is...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-22-2012, 08:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 552
Posted By APToddlerMama
Thank you Eloisa! I don't know too much about...

Thank you Eloisa! I don't know too much about the BED diet but I haven't been on mdc because we started gaps Thursday night and it's been pretty rough and busy. By Saturday morning, ds had started...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-22-2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 322
Posted By APToddlerMama
Thank you all so much for your replies. It is...

Thank you all so much for your replies. It is really interesting and helpful to hear how others have dealt with this and are dealing with it. I guess I have time to consider this and don't have to...
Forum: Montessori   10-17-2012, 02:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 513
Posted By APToddlerMama
Is it just at school that she's obsessing about...

Is it just at school that she's obsessing about one type of work? If so, that is not unusual at all. My son has special needs and actually was just diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder and he...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-17-2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,317
Posted By APToddlerMama
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Abbeytm http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1365708/did-anyones-child-outgrow-a-stuttering-phase#post_17143817)...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-16-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 313
Posted By APToddlerMama
My son does a lot of artwork and I take a...

My son does a lot of artwork and I take a picture of maybe one thing a week (out of like 100). Everything else gets recycled. Throwing away your kid's artwork feels kind of bad but really, nobody...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-16-2012, 04:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 322
Posted By APToddlerMama
I'm curious how other parents of kids with ASDs...

I'm curious how other parents of kids with ASDs handle sharing their child's diagnosis. My 4 year old was just finally diagnosed today, which was totally expected, yet still very hard. Part of why I...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-15-2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,317
Posted By APToddlerMama
One way to slow things down is to play any sort...

One way to slow things down is to play any sort of game where you're taking turns and slowly say something like "now it's my turn.". And then your child says the same for his turn and you do this...
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