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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-04-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 330
Posted By Leatherette
My son had tics that did not interfere with his...

My son had tics that did not interfere with his ability to participate in normal childhood activities from age 4 to 9. His tics included lip-licking, chewing his sleeves (long) and shirt collars,...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-04-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,781
Posted By Leatherette
Special education teacher/school psychologist in...

Special education teacher/school psychologist in training here. This sounds insane to me. It's been a while since the OP, but if still on the fence........he does not sound like he needs a...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-04-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 999
Posted By Leatherette
Hi! We are ten years into a...

Hi!

We are ten years into a bio-child/adopted child scenario, and couldn't be happier. Our older bio-child is now thirteen, his little sister, adopted in early infancy, is ten. One thing is...our...
Forum: Learning at School   10-14-2010, 10:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,265
Posted By Leatherette
6 years into our public school experience as...

6 years into our public school experience as vegetarian atheists, and very happy.

I work with kids who have parents that sucked way more than junk food and yelling, and they are amazing little...
Forum: Learning at School   10-14-2010, 10:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 555
Posted By Leatherette
My children do not attend a charter, but I used...

My children do not attend a charter, but I used to work at one. I think that charters can be great, but they can also be "market-driven" at it's worst. The one I was working at was closing because...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   10-14-2010, 10:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,232
Posted By Leatherette
I was "gone" with one picture. She had a lot...

I was "gone" with one picture. She had a lot more health and potential developmental issues than we originally thought we were ready for, but the picture ended up being right - she is the one! And I...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-14-2010, 10:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,843
Posted By Leatherette
I first took the GRE in 1994, and I had to...

I first took the GRE in 1994, and I had to re-take it when I applied for a second graduate program in 2001. It is all on computer now - it was pretty easy to take it.

One cool thing about taking...
Forum: Learning at School   07-06-2010, 11:22 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,146
Posted By Leatherette
Jackie, it sounds like things are going very...

Jackie, it sounds like things are going very well. I am a special ed teacher in a public school, and the school psychologists are very limited in which tests they can give, and what recommendations...
Forum: Personal Growth   07-06-2010, 01:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 813
Posted By Leatherette
I think your instincts are correct. He wants to...

I think your instincts are correct. He wants to have a relationship with them - they can call on his cell only, and if he wants to visit them solo, he should. I would not allow people like this to...
Forum: Allergies   07-06-2010, 01:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 953
Posted By Leatherette
My daughter had awful reflux as a baby - she did...

My daughter had awful reflux as a baby - she did not grow for a year and was almost labeled failure to thrive. She did not test positive to food allergies consistently until age 5. Until then, it...
Forum: Mental Health   05-30-2010, 12:58 AM
Replies: 12
  Adhd?
Views: 1,324
Posted By Leatherette
I have ADHD and depression, and I am taking 300...

I have ADHD and depression, and I am taking 300 mg. Wellbutrin and 18 mg. Concerta daily first thing in the morning. Once I get through my Paxil withdrawal (Switched from Paxil to Wellbutrin), I'll...
Forum: Mental Health   05-30-2010, 12:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,880
Posted By Leatherette
Thanks, Lulu, I did go to all of the...

Thanks, Lulu,

I did go to all of the websites, and they were helpful. I think I have had it pretty easy compared to some. My day five I was a little dizzy, tired, grumpy, and today was pretty...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   05-28-2010, 01:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,574
Posted By Leatherette
I did not work for 6 years because my paycheck...

I did not work for 6 years because my paycheck would have only covered childcare. I returned to work because I wanted to get back in the loop.
Forum: Working and Student Parents   05-28-2010, 01:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 696
Posted By Leatherette
I am an elementary special ed teacher, and I...

I am an elementary special ed teacher, and I have access to some good materials, but I do buy a lot. Before I was married and I only made 24 K, I did not buy anything for the almost bare classroom I...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-28-2010, 01:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,961
Posted By Leatherette
My daughter was on the brink of the FTT label at...

My daughter was on the brink of the FTT label at age 2, and we would not have gone the pediasure route either without seeking other alternatives. I can't believe what your doc did.
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-28-2010, 12:52 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,794
Posted By Leatherette
I love Readymom's advice! As far as advice...

I love Readymom's advice!

As far as advice from me, I think that being informed about your child's history is important, but it is also important not to dwell on it or harbor lots of anger if...
Forum: Mental Health   05-28-2010, 12:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,880
Posted By Leatherette
I am on day four of no Paxil, and my doctor...

I am on day four of no Paxil, and my doctor helpfully told me, "Day 5 is the worst!". Luckily, I see my therapist tomorrow.http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif

Day 1, no...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-04-2010, 12:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,695
Posted By Leatherette
My daughter has neurodevelopmental disorder -...

My daughter has neurodevelopmental disorder - NOS, Sensory Processing Disorder, and Anxiety issues. I am sure that people think I am a "helicopter parent" because she appears so normal and I still...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-04-2010, 12:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,563
Posted By Leatherette
I knew what it was like to love children I had...

I knew what it was like to love children I had not given birth to - I was a teacher for kids with emotional issues who had been abused and were in foster care before I had my son or adopted my...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-27-2010, 12:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 571
Posted By Leatherette
Hi, not sure if I have much to help, but I have...

Hi, not sure if I have much to help, but I have a daughter with SPD and food allergies, and I think that if she were that texture averse, I would take her to a speech therapist that focuses on...
Forum: Personal Growth   04-14-2010, 09:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,554
Posted By Leatherette
Hi Becoming, As I read your OP, my first...

Hi Becoming,

As I read your OP, my first thought was Aspergers. Could be completely off the mark, but that was my first thought. My husband was like this as a child, and is somewhat like this as...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-14-2010, 03:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,921
Posted By Leatherette
I am not sure if my experience has a vein of...

I am not sure if my experience has a vein of similarity running through it...but my daughter has had a lot of developmental and health issues due to her prenatal experience, and while I feel that I...
Forum: Personal Growth   02-20-2010, 02:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 757
Posted By Leatherette
I am 38, and still have "mommy issues". My...

I am 38, and still have "mommy issues". My mother stopped talking to me after I had my son, because my world didn't revolve around seeking her approval anymore. She was not at the birth, but ruined...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-28-2010, 01:58 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,651
Posted By Leatherette
Inmediasres, I also have anxiety, and a kid...

Inmediasres,

I also have anxiety, and a kid with SPD seems to heighten the anxiety somehowhttp://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif.

My daughter (6) has been doing pretty...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-05-2010, 01:33 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,034
Posted By Leatherette
I have anxiety disorder, depression, ADD and...

I have anxiety disorder, depression, ADD and sensory issues.

I am married, am raising two great kids, have a master's degree and a job.

When I am getting proper rest, exercise and treatment, I...
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