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Kimberly - posted on 08/04/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My name is Kim, and I am the mother of 3 beautiful children. My oldest son is 7 and was diagnosed with PDD(nos) and mood disorder(nos). Parenting him has been a challenge to say the least. Fortunately we have had great success in stabilizing his moods. Most days I wish the problems we had last year and up to just a few months ago had all been a horrible dream, or that I had imagined it all. Things are better now, and I am grateful that we have more good days than bad. I am anxious for school to start, because last year was nothing short of a disaster, with the exception of the last 4-6 weeks of school. I am praying for the best. I am happy that I have found a group of moms who can understand where I am coming from, and who I can talk too.

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Kimberly - posted on 08/11/2011

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They don't have 12 month school programs where we live. Honestly summer is so much easier, but it makes going back very difficult for him. He doesn't like anything at school, and rarely participates in anything or does his work. We will have to see how this year goes and then go from there. He has changed so much over summer and we are hoping that with school we will continue to see more positive changes. Keeping my fingers crossed, just 6 days until school starts.

Rachel - posted on 08/09/2011

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I have a son with autism, and although he is a gentle love bug, every other year in April brings a new kind of roller coaster (this year it was Lyme disease, which kicked off a great deal of anxiety in him, which, at the time, looked like Tourettes). He gets five weeks of school in the summer (half days) and had a great summer camp for the afternoons. Now that both of them are over for the summer, he spends half the day asking for school and camp. Fortunately, I have a couple weeks off for our annual Parks and Recreation tour (run by Mom, of course).

Veronica - posted on 08/09/2011

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Is he not in a 12 month program? You should fight for that. Children with PDD need the constant structure of school year round. Plus it'll give you a break and a happier child :) good luck!

Adrienne - posted on 08/05/2011

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Kimberley, that sounds difficult. My son is 4 and just diagnosed with HFA. It makes sense of his difficult behavior over the last four years, which have been exhausting to say the least. Now we are in therapy I'm hoping for improvements. I hope you get them too.

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