Moms of FAS/FAE kids

Moms of kids with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome or Fetal Alcohol Effect (or drug effected kids)


Clonidine and Agressive Behavior

I have a 7 y/o daughter who has been taking Clonidine for the last 2 months. We are finally getting sleep at our house. Unfortunately, she has become increasingly aggressive....


This rollercoaster is slowly killing me.

So glad I found this spot. I foster a sibling group of three. The middle child has been given a diagnosis of possible FAS. Without the verbal conversation with the mother the...


FAS and behavioral issues?

I have guardianship of a wonderful 21 year old with FAS and Dandy Walker syndrome. She is having some major behavioral difficulties, including elopement, aggression, SIB, and...


New parent of FASD Child

Hello, my name is rachel and i am the parent of a child with FASD. She was diagnosed 2 years ago while living with her grandparents. Despite the diagnosis, little information...


Anyone have odd reactions to medication?

I'm wondering if anyone else's child has had reactions to Concerta or Vivanse. My adopted son is 5 1/2 and is FASD. We tried Conceta a few weeks ago and he had a very strange...


Hi New to the group with some questions!

I am currently raising my heart daughter ( dont like Step) who has been diagnose with Fetal Alcohol, she is 4 1/2 and it developmentally delayed to 2 1/2, we currently have...


Staying asleep?

I have a 34 month adopted son, who has no diagnosis of FASD, in which we are fighting to get at this time. He has severe microcephaly, severe sensory dysfunction, growth...


During the assessment...

Ok, so we have, after waiting for three years, finally met with the govt/health body that is completing the FASD assessment. To date, we have met the the main party arranging...


possible medications?

I dont know much about medications for children. My daughter is six going on seven and was diagnosed a few years ago with ARND. As she ages, I notice that it is getting more...


How to tell if a child has FAS or FAE

I have custody of my neice and I am pretty sure she has either FAS or FAE. How do I tell the difference. She is now 4 years old, and I am having issues with potty training her....


Behaviour Charts

Have you tried and was it successful using behaviour charts with your child? Did you create your own chart or find one out of a book or online? As I have twins (one that has...


new to group

hi folks! I am glad to find this group and hope for lots of info from those who have been dealing with this. My husband and I have guardianship of two grandchildren both of...



I felt so terrible when I was told my the doctor that my son had been diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Effect at the age of 4. There are so many invisible behaviors that are linked...

Started by Kathleen/Deborah on 02/09/2010 in Moms Of FAS/FAE Kids

Last update on 04/16/2010 by Bev


new here

hi everyone, I am so excited to find this group. My husband and I adopted a sibling group of three all diagnosed with fetal alcohol. We are struggling to find information out...



I am a single mother of a teenager that has been diagnosed with FAE since birth. This is not a disability that you can experiment with. We mothers that have children with...

Started by Kathleen/Deborah on 04/03/2010 in Moms Of FAS/FAE Kids

Last update on 04/03/2010 by Kathleen/Deborah



what are the facial and otherwise features to look for? is there a place to view?

Started by Jessamyn on 04/27/2009 in Moms Of FAS/FAE Kids

Last update on 02/09/2010 by Kathleen/Deborah


Strategies that work?

Hi, I am the adoptive mother of FAS twins. They were born at 26 weeks and one of that had 2 strokes as a baby. They are now 8 years old and doing wonderfully! My problem is that...


need help with destructive behavior

My adopted son Zander is 3 1/2 and has recently become much more physical with his behavior - especially towards me. He is hitting, kicking, biting, pulling hair, throwing...