Forum: Children with Developmental Delays and Disorders
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I think my 2013 is going to be an interesting year.
First off my son's developmental assessment is this Friday. So we get his RX on Tues.
That in itself is a HUGE thing. It means we have an answer. So there will be more therapy, more lessons, more work. But all worth it.
On a personal level, I need a fitness goal. Stress has done some damage over the past year. Any ladies feeling the same?? lol
My second personal goal is to make more friends and be social. I sort of hide in my house because I am admittedly uncomfortable being in public with my son at times. Definitely need to find a support group for parents of kids with developmental problems. Might make me feel less alone.
I'm embarrassed in restaurants for sure! lol But everywhere else with Alice I'm alright. The only thing I really dislike are the question askers.
"Well, hai! What's YOUR name? How old are you? ...hey! Hey?"
"She has autism, mam/sir/kiddo. She won't answer you, but her name is Alice, and she's 4."
"......oh. Can you give a high five? High five!"
"She has autism, mam/sir/kiddo. She doesn't give high fives. She's like a baby."
My inner voice is going, "Get out of my kid's FACE!"
I had one Santa Claus looking man to lecture me on my child because I told him she wouldn't answer his questions. Tried to educate me on how she was a person with feelings, and she understood us. Must be nice to know a person's life after interacting with them for 10 whole seconds.
Wow. You have alot of willpower. I would be lots grumpier with people than you are!
Marcus does this to a much lesser degree. He still won't talk to people when we go anywhere. If anyone asks him things, he will either ignore and look down, or tell ME the answer. He's so much a functioning, normal-looking child that people get very offended.
When people say hi or introduce themselves, Marcus looks down or looks at me. No matter what I say about polite-ness, there is no way to change this. I keep thinking it will get better (I used to do this, but I had grown out of it earlier, I think it's a common toddler thing right?), but it just hasn't.
For life changes? I am still wildly hoping to have a baby soon, but at more than 3.5 years of hoping, it's starting to wane. As far as anything else? I'm not sure I want much to change. We are pretty happy lately
Ash - do you work outside of the home? Honestly, part of the reason I went back to work after having my son was that I NEEDED that time. I found a rewarding job and found my kids the perfect place so that they could get whatever they needed too (REALLY not saying kids and moms can't be happy as stay at homes, just saying it is an option, and you shouldn't feel guilty if you choose it!)
__________________ Susan, dh Tom, dd Megan (14), ds Marcus (12), Our new baby Dean
I never knew until that moment how badly it could hurt to lose something you never really had. - Missed Miscarriage at 10 weeks - 3/26
Happy New Year! hmmm life changes.... get answers for my daughter and the therapies that she needs, start working out again, getting my social life back, and joining a support group for parents with autistic children/autism chapter in my area, oh and getting it in my head that I am pregnant with my second child and I need to concentrate on that! I keep forgetting that I am pregnant now since finding out my daughter has suspected mild autism. The remainder of her evaluation is on February 5..the first half was on Dec. 18 .. I think those to start with