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  •  All require proper time and attention (0+ / 0-)

    But not all have to have Occupational Therapy 2x per week, Speech Therapy 2x per week, Behavioral therapy 1x per week plus a daily chart kept through school hours, A medicating doctor every 2-3 months, developmental ophthalmologist, developmental audiologist, regular EKG/heart/muscular testing due to the ADHD meds and her Becker's (recessive) MD, and a special school placement that requires me to drive her and pick her up daily since it's out of our district. That is on top of all the regular doctor, dentist and orthodontist appointments of childhood.

    I wasn't saying that any child deserves less than appropriate attention and care. Nor was I saying that they are easy. But not every parent has to make the above list fit into employment, every single week of their lives, including summers.

    Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter. ~ Yoda Political Compass: -8.50, -6.46

    by Cinnamon on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 04:33:39 AM PST

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    •  The reason that I don't have such a list (0+ / 0-)

      is our lack of access to that kind of care and money. I do many of the above functions and teachers do the best they can. No meds for the kid. We do meditation and self awareness techniques. I am blessed
      with a kid with a heart of real gold. Making high grades as a goal is a challenge and I try not to get tired. Your baby sounds harder. We just have a bit of TBI from a swim team infection at 8 years old.
      I know u are a great parent.

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