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Old 05-16-2007, 08:28 AM   #21
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You are on the right path by seeking help. My DS is just a different kind of kid and I took him at age 3 to see a therapist because of issues we were having. I just wanted to understand him and learn how to parent him. The books just don't work with him. Its helped alot. They did "diagnose" him as high-functioning aspbergers, but also said with the early interventions and behavior techniques we are doing he may even outgrow it completely. So I really commend you for taking this step, because it takes a lot of strength to seek outside help.


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Old 05-16-2007, 08:40 AM   #22
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Behavior like you're describing can be the result of food allergies. One mom on another board has a child allergic to CORN and when he gets any at all he turns into a horrid child. I hope you find something to get your sweet child back!
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Old 05-16-2007, 09:08 AM   #23
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Originally Posted by camdensmommy View Post
This is going to stir the pot but I just want to voice the concept that just because something is "normal" doesn't mean everything is ok. There are at least a dozen things considered "normal" in our society that I could rattle off that I don't consider acceptable just because they are normal. Some things are normal because our culture and society are programmed/set up to produce the result. It is okay to break from a norm if you don't feel comfortable with it.

I don't mean to belittle the doctor's diagnosis or opinion. In fact, I am no expert and have never even met your child so I really have no professional basis to make a decision on that matter. However if you, as a mom, feel that something is not right - that things are not the way they should be than I wouldn't accept "it's normal". I would keep digging until you actually feel that the dynamics of your family are in harmony. If you feel that the problem was only on your side and you just didn't have age appropriate expectations than perhaps hearing "it's normal" was the best solution. If you find that entire groups of people and family also feel the behavior is unacceptable than accepting "it's normal" is possibly a route that will leave everyone feeling unhappy, unfulfilled and disconnected.

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Old 05-16-2007, 12:43 PM   #24
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You're not alone! I'm taking my 4 y/o ds to a child psycologist next month because of him harming animals and our problems with getting any kind of disipline to work with him. It sucks, but hey, if it'll help, go for it right?
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Old 05-16-2007, 01:20 PM   #25
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I hope Friday provides some help, some hope, and some answers - at least pointing you in the direction of those things. I remember your other post and am glad you're seeking help. You're not a bad mom at all. No one person knows everything and you feel the need to better educate yourself to help your child grow into a well-rounded adult. WTG!
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