PARENTING CHANNEL
Posted by: anonymous
2017-08-24 05:26:11
ID: 50069
In response to a confession. There are other disorders than autism. I'm not one to diagnose but I do work as a special needs teacher for a public school district. The best thing you can do is write a letter to the school requesting an assessment and stating your concerns. The school has 30 days to respond or they are in federal violation. My DD is very social and good in school but she has moderate sensory issues. I wrote a letter and she was assessed and approved for occupational therapy provided through the school. Public schools can do the same for your son. Psychological assessment, then assistance. It definitely does not hurt to have an assessment! Good luck to you!
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-08-23 19:22:39
ID: 50057
My last child started 11th grade today. We had a great summer together. He wanted me to give him a ride. I told him no way, your bus pass is paid for. :) I told him as soon and he leaves I'm breaking out the champagne and weed and I'm going to party. He laughed. I hope he has a great year. This is also the 1st time he hasn't played football since he was 8. Watching him play has been a great joy for me, dh and family. He made the decision not to play this year. :( He has to start making some decisions for himself and I have to let him grow.
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-08-23 15:35:26
ID: 50058
I found a really great part-time job I want to apply for. I've been a SAHM for 6 years and I am so nervous. DH travels so it's made sense I stay home financially and just because I am the go to person for anything the kids need. Anyway, the hours work with school, they would have to be home alone an hour which they're totally old enough to handle now. But I feel so anxious. What if I get it and it's a huge mistake?? I don't want to waste people's time, etc. Or worse, what if they're like pshht. You haven't worked in 6 years-resume in trash. =(
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-08-22 23:24:53
ID: 50043
Having trouble pooping today; even my Squatty Potty won't help.
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-08-22 19:45:26
ID: 50042
I would totally take the flight with the babies. I would do a lot of prep work, but I'd do it.
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-08-22 19:36:43
ID: 50035
When I was a flight attendant and had free passes, I flew all over the place with my infant, starting at 4 months. But 4-month-old TWINS? Even with my decades of experience, I don't think I could handle that, and most certainly not on a long-haul flight. The change in pressure hurts their ears, and while there are things you can do to alleviate it (sucking on a pacifier and covering their ears with steamy cups), imagine trying to take care of two screaming babies at the same time. I really hope you can find someone to travel with you.
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-08-22 13:38:45
ID: 50000
I would never want to fly alone with infant twins. My cousin lives in Alaska and has twin sons. When they were babies, she and her husband flew with them to Ohio. It was a rough trip, even with two adults.
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-08-22 00:36:02
ID: 50029
Is it possible to have autism or tourettes while simultaneously being extremely social? I worry about my ds7. He is constantly shouting random words, having tantrums and mood swings, and can't seem to control himself. It goes way beyond your typical 7 year old. But I have a problem getting a professional opinion because he is so very social. He will talk to any and everyone, and has absolutely no concept of appropriate conversation, regardless of our attempts to teach him otherwise. I'm at my wits end, really.
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-08-21 21:51:41
ID: 50024
In response to a confession. My sister and I are already trying. The problem is that the bus driver usually just sees her retaliating against the other kids and then she's the one who gets in trouble. She doesn't tell my sister all the bullying stories because she's afraid she will get in trouble for fighting back. I want to talk to the bus driver and tell him to make sure those kids don't harass her. They don't really do much at school because the teacher is very anti-bullying, but on the bus they feel like it's fair game. I wish I didn't live 2 hours away from them or I'd try to offer to give her a ride to school and back every day.
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-08-21 21:01:08
ID: 50020
In response to a confession. If she is getting into trouble for sticking up for herself, then the school is failing her. Can you enlist the help of the bus company? An adult needs to help this child, you sound very compassionate, could you step in?
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