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  • Mom of a 13year old girl with Bipolar

    My 13 year old daughter was diagnosed with Bipolar over a year ago. She has been through 2 schools because the teachers will not work with her. She refuses to do home work, lies, has mood swings, refuses meds, etc. I am now homeschooling her and it has been a struggle to get her to do the work. It has...
    Posted to Special Needs (Forum) by flbrown12 on 10-29-2010
  • Re: Anyone familiar with Dr. Ross Greene - Collaborative Problem Solving Techniques?

    Yes, I am very familiar. I've read his books, have the cd and not only heard him speak, but have been to his clinic outside of Boston. Our entired education system should be rooted with his philosophies about how to deal with children. Whether a chlild has a "thing" - whatever neurological...
    Posted to Special Needs (Forum) by cfvalente on 09-17-2008
  • Anyone familiar with Dr. Ross Greene - Collaborative Problem Solving Techniques?

    Has anyone read Dr. Ross Greene's book -"The Explosive Child" and the concepts behind Collaborative Problem Solving for neuro-challenged children? If so what do you think of it? Do you utilize the techniques and what are your results? ~a
    Posted to Special Needs (Forum) by a on 07-26-2008
  • Utilizing Public School Services While Homeschooling

    Has anyone decided to utilize their local public school "specialized services" such as the Intermediate Unit for their special needs child while homeschooling? Examples of this would be: Vision Therapist, OT/PT Services etc. If so, why have you chosen to do so and what are the benefits? What...
    Posted to Special Needs (Forum) by hsiamy on 07-26-2008
  • kind of scared

    just started everything today. dont know what im doing but im doing it!lol. im a working mother with a bipolar child who is 13 and still in the 6th grade. they have let him slip through the cracks. so im takin over! im kinda scared. im gonna try for a year and see what happens. i can use all of the help...
    Posted to What's on your mind? (Forum) by pinkheather66 on 02-20-2008
  • Re: Bipolar Child

    I am glad that you liked it! I am so sorry for your loss...I remember the days of sitting in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (the NICU club) and wishing so badly that I didn't have to experience any of it...but ultimately in the end we somehow emerged on the other side w/a new found strength and...
    Posted to Special Needs (Forum) by a on 01-25-2008
  • Re: Bipolar Child

    Dear a, I just read your post on Welcome to Holland. I began to cry. I am even crying as I write this post. That is exactly how I feel right now. I didn't sign up for Holland. I would much rather be in Italy. I lost my first son to a very serious heart condition. I didn't want to be part of that...
    Posted to Special Needs (Forum) by pks on 01-25-2008
  • Re: Bipolar Child

    HI Pamela, You are welcome! I am glad to have helped a bit. I have learned to expect the unexpected...b/c that is usually what happens. Since day 1 - as a parent, I have been thrown quite a few curve balls. Here is something that I would like to share with you. Enjoy! ~a Welcome To Holland I am often...
    Posted to Special Needs (Forum) by a on 01-24-2008
  • Re: Bipolar Child

    Thanks so much for the reply. I appreciate you sharing your story with me. I have really just been trying to gather as much info as possible so I can get a lot of ideas and options. I am having to be super flexible with school with my son, but can't help feeling like we are falling behind. And I...
    Posted to Special Needs (Forum) by pks on 01-21-2008
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