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Samntink2010

battling a 3yr old HELP!!!!!

im after some advice i guess, i have a 3.5 year old boy is not listening very rarely does what he...

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fionastokes1

Genu Recurvatum

Our daughter was born with this rare congenital condition, also known as "back knee'. Its not lif...

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Fiona, I live in the USA and have a 21 yr old daughter who was born with the exact same diagnosis and went thru the casting as well...

JHeape

Aspergers and ADHD

Hi all, my son almost 5 has pretty much been diagnosed with both and he's going to be starting sc...

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There is often support available for kids with learning disabilities etc like this. At my brothers school there is a support worker/...

GarfieldRules

My 3 year old son's behaviour is over the top

Hi everyone, I have a few topics on this site. At the moment my son's behaviour is driving me a...

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Thanks Lighter 345 85 I will have a look at your links. Much appreciated.

GarfieldRules

Toilet training advice for a 3 year old boy not talking

Hi guys, I am after some advice. My just turned 3yr old boy is not talking. He has just starte...

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Thanks cjcmf, I will certainly think on your words of wisdom. Funny the day I did that post he did a couple of wee's in the toilet...

KylieJ28

newly diagnosed ADHD - What Now?

Hi everyone. DD, nearly 6 has just been diagnosed with ADHD. Her pead has recommended a one month...

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There is actually an evaluation survey for ADHD and last year my sons teacher, principle, doctor myself and my mum all filled one in...

Haley_W_2390

Cleft babies

Does anyone get any carer payments to help out while you cleft child has their first few surgerie...

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Lighter345

some days are diamonds, some days are stones

Hi I have a DS (3.5) and we are nearing the end of a lonnng assessment which included paeds, s...

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wow mum of 3 - the stuff in those catalogues are AMAZING i want to play with that stuff!

Jowalton-651

Is there a link between the MMR jab and ADHD

I will prob cause some issues here and dont mean to, but I was just wondering prob for my own min...

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Nai&Beau wrote: I read an article in the Medical Observer this morning regarding MMR and the vaccination and how there is no proof i...

Jowalton-651

my son and adhd....feel so alone

Hi guys this is my first time on here and would love any help from you as I feel that everyone is...

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Thats great to hear about your son, Its such a good feeling when they turn a corner and you find somthing that works, thanks about t...

mylittlepixie

global Development Delays

Hi, my 21/2 yo had just been diagnosed with global development delays and i have an appointment n...

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Kt_Theone

Down Syndrome

Hi my names Caitlin and im 22 years old, i am 18 weeks pregnant and have just had a amnio preform...

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Firstly, congratulations on your pregnancy. I'm sorry things aren't going exactly to plan for you guys though! Here are some links:...

*Waratah*

Dyslexia

Why is it such a dirty word in schools? I asked that my DS1 (almost 7) get assessed earlier this...

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Well ... We have had the WISC-IV assessment done. While he was ok in the first two parts of assessment (verbal comprehension and pe...

stephblakeandtrin

Parents of Children with sight problems

Hi I was just wondering if there was anyone else who has a child with sight problems. We've been ...

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Parents of children with Cerebral Palsy, Autism or Global Develepmental Delay..

Hi everyone.. After some personal stories from parents of children with Cerebral Palsy(CP), Auti...

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Calling for all mums who have autism children

Hi, Thought i would try and find all you mums who have autism children. If your comfortable with...

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Hello, My 4y.o son has recently been diagnosed with autism after nearly 2 years on the waiting list to get assessed. He is only mild...

KK229B

Can a 5 yo child develop a lisp when they didn't have one before?

My 5 yo DS has always had very good language & vocab skills from a young age. This year he start...

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Sounds like a hard one! a couple of ideas... Could his speech be being obstructed by some new teeth maybe? Does he have a new frie...

bubba27

ADHD support groups on NSW Central Coast???

As my topic explains i am looking for a support group for parents with ADHD children on the cent...

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Shell1

Hypotonia

My little one has trunk hypotonia (and slight hypertonia in her legs) and I am going crazy not kn...

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tano74

Looking for a special needs stroller

My son about to turn 5, has limited ability to how far he can walk. He has bowel cancer and some ...

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I'm sorry to hear about your little man. I googled and found these, not sure if they are exactly what you are after. Hope it helps.....

mudpies

Practical gift ideas

Hi! Just wondering if there is anyone who could give me some practical ideas for a gift for a 5 m...

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Thanks for the replies! Much appreciated, I now have some better ideas.

My little girl took her first steps!

My DD is 18 months old & was diagnosed with global developmental delay at about 9 months.. We di...

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How exciting You must be so proud!!

kerriej

Does anyone know?

Hi! My daughter was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome a few weeks ago, and I was wondering if an...

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Good Luck Kerrie From experience I find the 'meltdowns' generally correlate to children not coping with something So I would take...

Dvparry

Di-George Syndrome Children

Hi Just wondering if any parents on this site or anyone know of support site for children with Di...

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amza

to circumcise or not

I have a 3 year old son with Autism,do I get him circumcised or not?It's been on my mind lately,I...

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personally I wouldn't, there is no need to put him through that with no actual need. at this stage they don't need to worry about fo...

Makaton

Anyone else doing Makaton with their kids?

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Hi I use Makaton with my daughter she has Down Syndrome She is 20 months and is understanding up to about 10 signs now. More Eat D...

Cerable Palsy

We are waiting to hear back from the doc as to whether or not our 9 mth old needs an MRI looking ...

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Im a foster parent of a child with cp he is a wonderful teenager with high needs,ive known him for 9 years and he has been with me f...

amza

bed time issues

hi I have a 3 year old boy on the spectrum,I have a massive battle getting him into bed and stay...

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I'm not sure if he would understand it,but maybe I could try it and see

lilly&kiarnas mommy

AVSD Children (Heart defects)

my 3 year old daughter was born with a condition called atrio-ventricular septal defect. It consi...

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i myself was born with a vsd that was diagnosed when i was only a few months old and had surgery a couple of days before my 1st b'da...

Shann86

Oxygen

Hi anyone out there with a bub on oxygen? My lil girl has been on oxygen since her heart surgery ...

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shon13

parents with beautiful children who have down syndrome

hi everybody, my name is shona and my husband and i have two beautiful children a 2yo son and a 4...

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Hi Shona, My name is Shannon and I have a 6mth old with DS and we too have been through the heart surgery process. Scarey and stress...

*Yummy-Mummy-3*

Parents of children/babies who attened the Mater Children Hospital

Hi everyone just wondering how many of you out there attend the MCH? so if you go there Your name...

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Hi my name is Shannon My baby girl Zara will be back to the mater on the 3rd & 19th of October (for now...we're there about every 6w...

sunsun

Mumma of bubba with down syndrome

Hi! My name is Sunni and I have 4 boys, Kohen 6, Chayse 3 nearly 4, Leo 2 and Isaac 10 (stepson...

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I too am 25 with a daughter who has down syndrome. She is 6mths old now. During pregnancy they found that my baby had a heart defect...

LachieRubySienna&Rainbow

Parents with kids on the Spectrum...Please help!

Hi all, I am after some opinions from parents of kids on the spectrum. This will be long as i try...

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My son is on the spectrum he was diagnosed when he was 22 months. He was head banging, rubbing his head across the floor, poor eye c...

liannal

Toddler with GDD possiblly CP

DD is 17months next week and still can not stand unassisted or walk. She crab crawls to wherever ...

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I too thought I would update on our daughter Ruby (as per post above). A few months ago we got a diagnoses of Williams Syndrome. A...

Simone24

ADHD and feeling Deflated

So my son has finally had a diagnoses.. ADHD. I am now looking into treatment options and my pae...

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thanks for the hugs!! Its funny, all the ADHD sites I have found that support diet arent australian, and all hte australian ones...

*Yummy-Mummy-3*

CLUB FEET

What is clubfoot (talipes): Clubfoot is a deformity of the whole foot that is present at birth. ...

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hi there we have just found out our 8 month old has this we asked hospital doctors if something was up with the feet but they said n...

Epilepsy

My 1 year old DD has just been diagnosed wth it and is now on EPI-LIM liquid twice daily... anyon...

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yes seizures can set them back more than you actually can realise at the time. Zoe was diagnosed at birth...lack of oxygen...and sei...

Simone24

ADHD and Carer's Allowance

Good Morning all, Well after about 4 years of specialist appts, my son has just been diagnosed w...

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I had to go to Centrelink to lodge some unrelated forms today and I actually asked about the carer's payment for ADD/ADHD today as I...

tjns04

Ritalin for ADD

My 10 year old DS is in the process of being formally diagnosed with ADD. At our last visit to th...

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I too am interested how you went with this? What did u decide? If you decided to medicate, did it work? We are resisting medicat...