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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 12:53 pm 
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It sounds like you are in good hands. The assessment will hopefully give you a better understanding of your boys' strengths and weakness' and will give you strategies for coping. I hope that you don't have to wait too long for the assessments. :)

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Sorry that you had such a rough week last week. Sounds like you guys could use a little fun. Maybe a funny movie or tv show or something that you can just all laugh at... I realize it's not a solution to anything - but sometimes just hanging out and laughing can help a bit. Our kids love watching America's Funniest Home Videos and a similar show on local French TV - it's amazing how much they laugh at that kind of stuff!

K.

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- DS1 (12 yrs): allergic to cashews, pistachios, Brazil nuts, potatoes, some legumes, some fish, pumpkin seeds; OAS
- DS2 (1o yrs): ana. to dairy, eggs, peanuts; asthma


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What a stressful week!

It is so much better for kids with ADHD these days---being tested and having coping strategies in place helps with day to day life and with acceptance :) I think the worst is when kids who have different ways of processing things get blamed for "not paying attention" "not listening," etc.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 11:31 pm 
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KarenOASG wrote:
Sorry that you had such a rough week last week. Sounds like you guys could use a little fun. Maybe a funny movie or tv show or something that you can just all laugh at... I realize it's not a solution to anything - but sometimes just hanging out and laughing can help a bit. Our kids love watching America's Funniest Home Videos and a similar show on local French TV - it's amazing how much they laugh at that kind of stuff!

K.


This is exactly what we did on the weekend. We put aside all of the errand running etc. and just had some family fun. We chose activities that my son likes and is good at, to bolster his confidence and sense of competence. He needed it, and I and my DH did too. It was so great to see him whizzing around on the ice (skating) NOT WORRYING ABOUT ANYTHING.

And Helen it is great that kids with learning or behaviour difficulties aren't just written off as discipline cases these days. I've been thinking back to some of the "bad" boys that I went to school with, and wondering if they had ADHD or anxiety disorders, and feeling very grateful for the changes in the educational system.

And just to stop complaining for one brief moment and say something good :wink:, he has been having a really good week at school. His birthday invitations were handed out and have been really well received, a pharmacist came to school and gave a presentation about drugs and took time to talk about epipens, which left him feeling special and important, and he's super excited about the Valentine's party tomorrow (I am making the treats, so he can just relax and enjoy his day). :D The teacher said there was even a day when he got all his work done!!!? :shock: :D

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1 son allergic to eggs, and has outgrown peanuts
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 12:40 am 
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That's awesome that he had a good week in school! I hope he had a great Valentine's Day.
Sounds like the little confidence boost really helped.


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