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    I'm feeling a little less overwhelmed today. My best friend's fiance is doing better after a month of very worrisome medical issues ending in an experimental procedure that has, so far, turned out very well. Gardenbug and my dad will be coming out to visit in 10 sleeps (Ivy is counting), and I managed to schedule a dentist's appointment. Excellent! I've been needing to go for a while.

    I also slept relatively well the past couple nights, and have Friday off. WOOHOO!
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    What is funny is that when I called the dentist yesterday to make an appointment, they said I already had an appointment for 5:30 pm… I was rather surprised since I hadn’t made an appointment. Then I showed up at 5:30, and Skyler was there, with his mother… And it seems that they had given me his mother’s appointment! LOL! She was rather ticked.
    As it turned out, we both got our appointments, and all was well, but what a coincidence that we happened to schedule an appointment for the same day!
    And, the dentist wants Skyler to get braces. This will be interesting since Skyler refuses to brush his teeth and eats lots of junk.
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    I'm bad. I shouldn't laugh....

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    Ugh... I accidentally deleted my post...

    Skyler wnet to the orthodontist and... He does not need braces! He has shallow roots on his teeth, and the oprthodontist thinks that as the roots grow it will straighten out his teeth (and they have straightenned out a lot in the past few years). He may have a gap between his front teeth, but DH laughed because he has one too!

    That's a financial relief!

    In other things, Skyler had an psycho-educational assessment a couple weeks ago. The results of that assessment will be discussed with DH and Skyler's Mom on Aug 6/7 (can't remember). I can't be there, but look forward to the results of the assessment. I hope it is helpful!
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    Oh what a relief about the braces!! Yayy!!
    I hope the assessment is helpful too. It should be. I bet it will explain a lot.

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    Assessment was helpful in some ways, and not in others. Helpful for teachers, but so far not helpful with Biomom. Assessment basically says has patterns typical of ADHD, but it's not ADHD, it's a result of a lack of motor planning skills (organizing, lists). Mom says "ADHD - let's give him supplements, if not pharmaceuticals. There are lots that are really good.

    Problem - he already gets too many supplements, eats junk, etc. He thinks pills should solve lall problems. If it was ADHD caused by impalance of hormones/whatever, then maybe it would help. Truly, though, it's because his brain isn't wired to organize - not that he gets distracted, so he needs to re-wire it. It's very typical of kids who have had surgery as kids.

    So - the ADHD is useful for teachers in figuring out how to deal with him, but pills will NOT solve the problem.

    Of course, I am an advocate of change the diet first before adding pills (remove sugar, white flour, etc...), and there is lots of research to support that.

    UGH...
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    As the grandma, I'd have to agree that because this was an educational assessment, there has not been a discussion yet on techniques to help him in the home with other children about. But, further discussion has been offered and suggestions for techniques to assist are available.
    Unfortunately, the X has many strategies for blocking the road to improvement and not focusing on helping the child...who will soon no longer be a child.
    But this child lacks motivation to work on his weaknesses and prefers to manipulate them to benefit himself, to make excuses. Also, little mention has yet emerged on working on his lack of ability to concentrate or on his inability to empathize with others, both younger and older. No one said this would be an easy journey, but they have given some hope and will likely offer more suggestions if the parents keep at it!
    Frankly I expected them to assess him superficially with ADHD. The fact that they went further is a hopeful sign.
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