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by sooty
Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:58 pm
Forum: Solo Parenting
Topic: Solo Parenting a Special Needs Child
Replies: 6
Views: 1534

Feebs pointed me in the direction of this. My LO has high functioning autism (Old term, Aspergers). He struggled a lot emotionally and socially and got evaluated and assessed by a psych as having autism. The psych has been fantastic and been able to put more in place that is relevant to helping him ...
by sooty
Sat Nov 26, 2011 7:14 pm
Forum: Parenting in general
Topic: Autism spectrum disorders
Replies: 192
Views: 27323

K, i had fish oil recommended too. I think weve tried every brand available! Finally found one in lolly form he will have.
I take fish oil to help with depression.
by sooty
Fri Nov 25, 2011 12:10 pm
Forum: Parenting in general
Topic: Autism spectrum disorders
Replies: 192
Views: 27323

Pipsee, the allergytrain website has the RPAH elimination diet handbook and the cookbook friendly foods. It also has foods that you can order. The book is overwhelming to start off with when reading it. I make a list of acceptable foods what i knew the boys would eat, which relieved my stress on how...
by sooty
Sat Nov 05, 2011 1:48 am
Forum: Parenting in general
Topic: Autism spectrum disorders
Replies: 192
Views: 27323

Grace, we will be going failsafe, i think (am hoping) it will make a difference to the frequency and intencity of meltdowns. Did you go gluten free? Our dietician suggested it as there have been studies done and links between autism and gluten. I dont know that i could cut it out with ds1. He relies...
by sooty
Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:10 pm
Forum: Everything else!
Topic: SECRET SANTA 2011 ****TODAY IS THE CUT OFF DATE****
Replies: 82
Views: 1654

Struggling to think how my finances will be, but id love to join in. I cant think of 3 of each right now, so will update in time. 3 likes: *Voucher for popular/well known online music store (will write it by name in the email!) *Voucher for the big hammer store (still fixing my place up) 3 dislikes:...
by sooty
Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:46 pm
Forum: Everything else!
Topic: Getting married.
Replies: 35
Views: 776

WAAHOO! I was just thinking about this the other day. I would love to be there for you Eb. Thats a Thursday yeah? Will double check people can pick my kids up from school/daycare. They better be able to coz its already in my diary! How exciting! On the what to wear, can you check the auction site? O...
by sooty
Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:59 pm
Forum: Solo Parenting
Topic: How much is 'normal'
Replies: 53
Views: 4358

Just wanted to add, document everything. Keep all texts. Its pretty easy to get emotional and intimidated in mediation. What i found to help me was to have a list of things that i absolutely would not be negotiating on and what i would, its so much easier to have the strength and courage to say 'no'...
by sooty
Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:31 pm
Forum: Parenting in general
Topic: Smoke Alarms
Replies: 12
Views: 281

Neither of my kids wake up to the smoke alarm.
It is scary coz our fire plan is for them to go out their bedroom door which leads to outside. Im up the other end of the house.
by sooty
Mon Aug 29, 2011 9:47 pm
Forum: Parenting in general
Topic: Back chatting
Replies: 15
Views: 466

Thanks for all the replies. In this house i am constantly getting 'but muuuum' in a drawn out whiney voice. 'but mum, its not fair' 'but mum i want to do xyz' but mum but mum but mum. Drives me bonkers. Counting doesnt work, he just but mums at me louder and over the top. The only thing thats worked...
by sooty
Sat Aug 27, 2011 10:03 pm
Forum: Parenting in general
Topic: Back chatting
Replies: 15
Views: 466

Back chatting

How do you deal with it?

I have a 9yr old who back chats constantly. Everything has to be argued and its driving my tolerance levels to non existance.
So how do you deal with it? How do you make it stop?

Help save my sanity!
by sooty
Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:28 pm
Forum: Solo Parenting
Topic: To the solo parents
Replies: 12
Views: 1562

I used to give stuff to my mum of fathers day as i never had any contact.
DS1 has only recently started having contact with his bio dad.
Before this, he would give stuff to his Pa and Pa goes to anything at kinder/school with both the boys.
by sooty
Sat Aug 20, 2011 9:40 pm
Forum: Everything else!
Topic: I need some help with exercises please!
Replies: 6
Views: 136

Most calf exercises require you to go up on the forefoot so i wouldnt be doing anything until the physio tells you that you can.
Maybe ask about water exercises that you can do to strengthen the calf muscle.

Good luck!
by sooty
Tue Aug 16, 2011 3:12 pm
Forum: Everything else!
Topic: too girly?
Replies: 8
Views: 244

My friend has them in her daughters room. I love them. Her room is very alice in wonderland-ish/dr seuss-ish. It looks awesome.

I think you will find aspects of the room will change as your kids get older too.
I think all kids, young and old, boys and girls like magical places.
by sooty
Tue Aug 09, 2011 11:38 pm
Forum: Everything else!
Topic: What size..
Replies: 57
Views: 1056

10D
10-12 tops
10 pants
11 jeans
6-7 shoes

I live in trackies and hoodies :wink: and if i had a tradie around, id probably live in their work gear. 8)

I no longer stress about trying to be thin anymore and am much more happier with me and my body since.
by sooty
Tue Aug 09, 2011 11:16 pm
Forum: Everything else!
Topic: Forum Census.. stand up and be counted!
Replies: 74
Views: 726

Count me in! :-D