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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-23-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 790
Posted By jtkkmom
Hugs. That just be really tough. Like the others...

Hugs. That just be really tough. Like the others suggested I hope you can find some respite.

My other suggestion is to consider a neurodevelopmental program. It means some work in the beginning...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-22-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,794
Posted By jtkkmom
My dd was reading books by 3.5 years so we...

My dd was reading books by 3.5 years so we struggled as well. She also has low vision which ruled out a lot of books with smaller print too. Nonfiction tended to privide the best books for her...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-23-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,303
Posted By jtkkmom
We have similar issues. By the age of 5 my dd was...

We have similar issues. By the age of 5 my dd was reading at a 4th grade level yet she is now considered to be a student with low vision due to the problems caused be an eye cons toon called...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-22-2012, 09:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,256
Posted By jtkkmom
If you are able to take the time, one great way...

If you are able to take the time, one great way is just to take your baby to bed for 3 days. This gives your body lots of extra time which allows your body to produce more milk. It also allows your...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-17-2012, 04:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 336
Posted By jtkkmom
How old is your son? It might be helpful in...

How old is your son? It might be helpful in giving more age appropriate suggestions.

In general, you just need to be very consistent with your expectations as well as consequences. With a young...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-14-2012, 10:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,266
Posted By jtkkmom
Congratulations on your pregnancy. As some...

Congratulations on your pregnancy.

As some of the other pp's said, most of us families of kids with DS are very positive. We have been so blessed & I am the proudest mommy to my just turned 5...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-28-2011, 12:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,016
Posted By jtkkmom
I don't comment a whole lot on this forum, so I...

I don't comment a whole lot on this forum, so I hope it is ok to give my opinion. I think it is appropriate to ask here & the most likely place that I know of at MDC to find an answer. I'm sure you...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-20-2011, 01:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,661
Posted By jtkkmom
I have not used the Family Hope Center, however,...

I have not used the Family Hope Center, however, I am doing a similar program through ICAN. I am thrilled with the results that I am seeing. My daughter is doing very well in all areas & in some...
Forum: Birth Stories   08-06-2011, 09:47 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 14,594
Posted By jtkkmom
Congratulations on your new baby boy. He is...

Congratulations on your new baby boy. He is adorable! I have a 4 year old daughter who has DS & is a wonderful little girl who is constantly amazing us. Don't let anyone put any limitations on your...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-06-2011, 02:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,424
Posted By jtkkmom
Congratulations on your new baby boy!  I have a...

Congratulations on your new baby boy!  I have a dd with DS who just turned 4.
 
I think the most important thing is to remember that he is only going to be a baby for a short time, just like any...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-06-2011, 02:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,424
Posted By jtkkmom
Congratulations on your new baby boy!  I have a...

Congratulations on your new baby boy!  I have a dd with DS who just turned 4.
 
I think the most important thing is to remember that he is only going to be a baby for a short time, just like any...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-08-2011, 09:30 PM
Replies: 28
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Views: 5,702
Posted By jtkkmom
I also wanted to suggest magnesium. I have had...

I also wanted to suggest magnesium. I have had tics since I was in grade school. Over time, I got better at controlling/redirecting, but when, as an adult, I finally tried taking magnesium, the...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-11-2011, 10:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,319
Posted By jtkkmom
My daughter likely wouldn't qualify as gifted,...

My daughter likely wouldn't qualify as gifted, however she really excells in some areas, notably reading.  She knew the alphabet & the sounds each letter makes before she was 2.  She taught herself...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-11-2011, 10:37 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 8,301
Posted By jtkkmom
My daughter who just turned 4 last week has Down...

My daughter who just turned 4 last week has Down syndrome.  She is reading at a grade 1 level.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-08-2011, 08:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 929
Posted By jtkkmom
He's adorable! Unfortunately, I'm in the same...

He's adorable! Unfortunately, I'm in the same position as you. I forwarded an email to my husband a while back about a newborn in our local area who had Down syndrome & was needing an adoptive home....
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-22-2011, 10:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 634
Posted By jtkkmom
She sounds like she is doing pretty well to me...

She sounds like she is doing pretty well to me too, but I think it is always best to trust our mommy's instincts.  If there are any areas that she needs to work on, then it is better to get started...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-18-2011, 11:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,608
Posted By jtkkmom
I have a friend who researched both options as...

I have a friend who researched both options as well and is now just thrilled that they went with the iPad. There are so many more options for her son that she feels that it is well worth the extra...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-16-2011, 11:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 789
Posted By jtkkmom
Hi, I have a 3.5 year old dd who has Down...

Hi, I have a 3.5 year old dd who has Down syndrome.  She has 3 problems with her heart but luckily she has not had to have surgery & doesn't seem to be affected by them in any way. 
 
Here is a...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-15-2011, 11:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,874
Posted By jtkkmom
We love our iPad too. I was amazed at how...

We love our iPad too. I was amazed at how quickly my dd learned to use it and navigate around on it. We also have the otter box case and I highly recommend it. If you are interested, here is a link...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-11-2011, 06:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 873
Posted By jtkkmom
 I have a 3.5 daughter with Down syndrome and...


I have a 3.5 daughter with Down syndrome and started my blog hoping to inspire other parents to help their children with Down syndrome reach for the sky! My daughter was reading words, before she...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-11-2011, 06:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,069
Posted By jtkkmom
Here is a link to the Baby Center Down syndrome...

Here is a link to the Baby Center Down syndrome group:

http://community.babycenter.com/groups/a315/down_syndrome?



Baby Center also has a Down syndrome Pregnancy group. Here is that link:
...
Forum: Family Safety   09-07-2010, 01:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 455
Posted By jtkkmom
Yes, you are right - it is 240 kv. Thanks for...

Yes, you are right - it is 240 kv. Thanks for the quick reply!
Forum: Family Safety   09-07-2010, 12:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 455
Posted By jtkkmom
I knew there was a new proposed power line in...

I knew there was a new proposed power line in the area, but my husband forgot until now to tell me that they want to meet with us to discuss it in the morning. This doesn't give me much time to...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-11-2009, 01:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 764
Posted By jtkkmom
Just curious if anything ever came about from...

Just curious if anything ever came about from the idea of having a DS Tribe.

Thanks!
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-21-2009, 12:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 764
Posted By jtkkmom
I thought I should introduce myself - I lurk...

I thought I should introduce myself - I lurk here occasionally. My name is Laura & I have a 26 month old with DS named Kassie. She is walking quite well now & loves to climb everything! We've been...
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