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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-26-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 361
Posted By FarmerBeth
OP, went through this with ASD son a couple of...

OP, went through this with ASD son a couple of years ago but nothing came or it following testing. It turned out, after some discussion, that it was something he was mostly seeing if looking through...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-03-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,298
Posted By FarmerBeth
Most of this has been said, but FWIW I think he...

Most of this has been said, but FWIW I think he needed the structure removing the x-box provided because the OP's son wasn't showing he was ready to self regulate.  As has also been said, what might...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-03-2013, 04:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 780
Posted By FarmerBeth
My oldest boy is 13 right now and my daughter is...

My oldest boy is 13 right now and my daughter is nearly 12, so not quite a teen.  I had this conversation about girls as they age compared to boys with my mother just last week after feeling all...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   03-28-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 319
Posted By FarmerBeth
Got it, and a great writer he is, too.  I'm not...

Got it, and a great writer he is, too.  I'm not good with names.  I don't know how I'd answer that, because Canadian farm rules are so different from the American climate, so radical isn't quite as...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   03-27-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 450
Posted By FarmerBeth
I don't have the breed.  I have Orpingtons and...

I don't have the breed.  I have Orpingtons and Brahmas, which are quite large.  Just wanted to put out there that straight run can be OK with dual purpose chickens, too.  I have big breeds that lay...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   03-27-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 319
Posted By FarmerBeth
What is "salatin"? Know lots of farming...

What is "salatin"? Know lots of farming terminology but you've got me stumped!
 
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   03-27-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By FarmerBeth
My Muscovies are totally free range so I can't...

My Muscovies are totally free range so I can't quite say with the tractor bit - but what I did notice is that they eat the bugs and leave a lot of the garden plants be, where as I can't trust my...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-04-2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 585
Posted By FarmerBeth
Just in response to PP and the pajamas: It could...

Just in response to PP and the pajamas: It could also be acceptable to change at different times.  My youngest child (I really don't know why, he has some special needs but I'm not sure there's any...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-27-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 569
Posted By FarmerBeth
Great news!

Great news!
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-25-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 585
Posted By FarmerBeth
Maybe you should be looking into a full...

Maybe you should be looking into a full assessment by a developmental pediatrician or pediatric neurologist.  With SPD that severe there could be other things going on, too.  it's worth covering the...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-25-2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 569
Posted By FarmerBeth
Good luck!  Let us know how Monday went.  

Good luck!  Let us know how Monday went.
 
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-24-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 569
Posted By FarmerBeth
Perhaps if he goes to the other school you could...

Perhaps if he goes to the other school you could agree to just a trial period there.  Having done this work myself, I know how both the school and the child you work with are a pretty big part of...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-23-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 569
Posted By FarmerBeth
Linda, this is wonderful news for you!  I'm sure...

Linda, this is wonderful news for you!  I'm sure you will be of such help in your new job.  I can tell from your posts that you are such and understanding person.
 
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-22-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,483
Posted By FarmerBeth
I'm firmly in favour of going with what your...

I'm firmly in favour of going with what your daughter is comfortable with.  It's hard enough to be a teenager without adding feeling more uncomfortable about your body.  If it helps her feel...
Forum: Learning at School   12-19-2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,707
Posted By FarmerBeth
I can't help thinking of Michael Moore's...

I can't help thinking of Michael Moore's documentary "Bowling for Columbine" when reading moominmama's posts.  While Michael Moore has tendencies towards presenting just his particular agenda, I...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-30-2012, 05:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By FarmerBeth
Our experience with a developmental ped was that...

Our experience with a developmental ped was that they asked for the school evaluation as a way to get more info from more than one source, not so much as to leave the matter alone from there. I...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-18-2012, 08:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 574
Posted By FarmerBeth
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by RiverTam http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Learning at School   11-08-2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 518
Posted By FarmerBeth
My 6th grader attended the parent teacher...

My 6th grader attended the parent teacher conference this year at the teacher's request.  It was good he came because what ended up happening was that he had it out with the teacher about his beefs...
Forum: Parenting   11-07-2012, 03:43 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 19,069
Posted By FarmerBeth
I've just gone back to school in a male...

I've just gone back to school in a male dominated field (environmental engineering for the natural resource sector).  I really agree with the above about women typically male fields needing a...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   11-07-2012, 03:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 842
Posted By FarmerBeth
My sensitive oldest child was the one who helped...

My sensitive oldest child was the one who helped me slaughter the turkeys last week and I was so grateful.  I love the animals I raise and that's why in the end I have chosen not to be taking part...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-21-2012, 03:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,984
Posted By FarmerBeth
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by SpecEdTeach http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1308337/disclosure-of-diagnosis-concerns/20#post_17146932)
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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-05-2012, 03:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 595
Posted By FarmerBeth
Like Laughing Hyena, our kids used Scratch this...

Like Laughing Hyena, our kids used Scratch this last year (the youngest child was 8) and my older kids used a modified game creation program my husband made for them when they were 5 and 6...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-21-2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 203
Posted By FarmerBeth
Only replying because I did work with a child...

Only replying because I did work with a child with a mitochondrial disorder and symptoms were similar including no symptoms until age 2.  The thing is, it could be lots of other things, too.  You...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-14-2012, 04:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By FarmerBeth
I had a lot of success with finding related...

I had a lot of success with finding related topics to the special topic.  For example, right now DS is extremely into waterfowl.  So then I mentioned a new duck sanctuary that there are plans on...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-12-2012, 04:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 294
Posted By FarmerBeth
I worried about the same thing with my ASD son...

I worried about the same thing with my ASD son at age 11 last year.  Fortunately, right around when I was worrying that he should figure it out soon so to avoid teasing, my 10 year old (no special...
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