DYK Thread - August/September

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Registered: 07-26-1999
DYK Thread - August/September
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Mon, 08-06-2012 - 8:44am

**For those uncertain to what a DYK thread is......**

 

DYK stands for Did You Know or Do You Know

 

It is simply a chit chat thread where every thought is written in sentences and each sentences starts with the initials DYK---it is fun, entertaining and a great way to meet the board members.

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Registered: 07-25-2007
Wed, 08-29-2012 - 3:18pm
I have a snack container that holds granola bars, Cliff Kids fruit twists (not just sugar), small bags of chips or single microwave popcorn bags or goldfish bags or some sort of treaty thing-1 pkg of hostess cupcakes or a couple of candy bars. Not all of those at once. While he is a great eater, I am finding that he does wish we had some normal kid food-especially when friends come over. There are only about 15 items in there. He can have at it whenever BUT once it is gone, it is gone for the month. Most of the time he has fresh fruit & plain yogurt for snack or raw veggies and hummus. This has worked out as a good compromise for us and he is rationing it pretty well. Just a thought.

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Registered: 07-26-1999
Wed, 08-29-2012 - 5:17pm
I have been keeping those Cliff Kid fruit twists in teh house, and I have to watch it or the kids will eat the entire box in nothing flat! I also need to move the snack drawer from where its at, its too accessible. I have been making dinner at night and Madison will say "I am hungry" and I will say, 5 minutes til dinner and she will say "I can wait til dinner" and then proceed to get into the drawer to get something. I think she means "I can't wait til dinner", but I know she can and she never eats her dinner, and I debate whether its worth the fight to make her eat dinner versus having a good snack of fruit so that at least she's eating. And no matter what happens, 5 mintues before bed its "I am hungry!!" and its so frustrating to me. I know they have little bellies, but really?? Emma is good about diversity with lunches and stuff, I am just not used to having to make lunches and make sure they are nutritious, the daycare took care of that for me. LOL! I figured at least the meal they got at daycare was nutritious, I didn't have to really make sure every single dinner was nutritious, I know that's a horrible attitude to have. So now that i really am responsible for all 3 meals she gets, I am doing my best to make sure they are more well rounded, hence my at least one veggie or fruit in lunch idea. She actually gave me a yucky face when I mentioned celery and peanut butter stalks, I don't know if she's never had them or what, but I can't imagine a kid not liking those. I need to work on that! LOL!
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Registered: 11-19-2010
Thu, 08-30-2012 - 12:17am

Tomorrow morning is Nat's appointment for her evaluation.  I am worried she will tell me this child and fine and to live with it.  But I know in my heart she needs a bit of help to get in better control of herself.  I don't want anything to be wrong but I need help with her.  This just can not continue.  Remember us at 8am CDT please.

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Registered: 03-30-2003
Thu, 08-30-2012 - 7:32am

Good luck with the appt!

Cheryl

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Registered: 07-25-2007
Thu, 08-30-2012 - 8:22am

What type of doctor is she being evaluated by? Zeph saw neurophsychologist and his testing was 2 hours for 6 weeks to get the whole picture. We redid testing 4 years later with a different neuropsychologist and that testing was still 12 hours spread over 4 visits. We initially began with just a psychologist and found that Zeph was able to chrm his way thought that. We never saw a psychiatrist since meds were not an option for us, but had we wanted to go that route the neuropsych would shared her findings with one.

I hope things go smoothly today.

Community Leader
Registered: 07-26-1999
Thu, 08-30-2012 - 9:05am
Good luck Chelle! I hope the appointment goes well.
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Registered: 11-19-2010
Thu, 08-30-2012 - 12:42pm

Natalie is seeing a licensed clinical Psychologist.nnWe saw her today and really really like her.  It was a good appointment and I think she is really goiing to help Natalie.  I am so happy our insurance have found these great people to send us too.  She is giving Natalie the Beck Youth booklest to fillout.  Answer questions about yourself. and the Conners booklet to fill out.  She is also taking the TOVA in a couple of weeks.  It's a computer test that measures attention in people.

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Community Leader
Registered: 07-26-1999
Thu, 08-30-2012 - 1:00pm
I'm glad it sounds like the appointment went well and in a positive direction Chelle!
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Registered: 11-19-2010
Thu, 08-30-2012 - 1:16pm

I ask her about when Natalie was little and suspecting it back then.  She said that they do detect it in toddlers but they don't usually test until 5 or 6 when they have started school.  I told her I thought she was too young for me to be thinking she might have it.  But, she wasn't.  I should have done something back then.  We live and learn.  Life might have bee a little bit easier for me if I had though.  

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Registered: 07-26-1999
Thu, 08-30-2012 - 3:02pm
I think there is always a certain "mother's instinct" to things, but of course you never want to believe anything is wrong or "unnormal" about your child. We all do the best we can as parents Chelle, you can't beat yourself up about it, you've sought help now, that's what's important, working from this point forward.
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