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727 clicks; posted to Discussion » on 02 Dec 2022 at 10:05 AM (9 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-12-02 8:32:49 AM  
make him wear dresses
it is gentler than making him live outside
 
2022-12-02 8:46:10 AM  
Send him to military school, like the goddamn Finkelstein shiat kid.
 
2022-12-02 8:47:21 AM  
It sounds like ADHD, consult a professional.
 
2022-12-02 8:57:21 AM  
Sounds like anxious, first-time parents hearing something minor and then freaking out and thinking it's the end of the world.
 
2022-12-02 9:26:24 AM  
He got molested.
Talk to him about it
Or have him talk to a pro.
 
2022-12-02 9:32:54 AM  

vudukungfu: He got molested.
Talk to him about it
Or have him talk to a pro.


talk to "a pro"?
/that's scary
// perhaps Gym Jordan?
 
2022-12-02 9:48:57 AM  
Get him a "That Kid" T-shirt and walk around with him wearing an "It's not all bad, my other kid is the IT GIRL!"

Trust me, veiled Clara Bow references are due for a comeback.

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2022-12-02 10:20:38 AM  
We expect far too much of five year olds. Sit still, don't make noise, pay attention to this boring assed shiat. Blah blah. Then we wonder why they act out.
 
2022-12-02 10:26:06 AM  

namegoeshere: We expect far too much of five year olds. Sit still, don't make noise, pay attention to this boring assed shiat. Blah blah. Then we wonder why they act out.


I got a referral for my kid when he was 18 months old for occupational therapy because he was missing some milestones. The assessment form said the therapist's goal was for him to sit still and do an activity for 3 minutes without redirection, with the baseline during the assessment being three redirections in 20 seconds.

He's more focused now (3 months later), but even then he could still sit and do one thing for five or ten minutes if he were interested in it. In a new room full of toys with a stranger? Forget about it.
 
2022-12-02 10:30:14 AM  
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2022-12-02 10:33:06 AM  

goodluckwiththat: vudukungfu: He got molested.
Talk to him about it
Or have him talk to a pro.

talk to "a pro"?
/that's scary
// perhaps Gym Jordan?


he means a hooker.
 
2022-12-02 10:35:41 AM  

brap: Get him a "That Kid" T-shirt and walk around with him wearing an "It's not all bad, my other kid is the IT GIRL!"

Trust me, veiled Clara Bow references are due for a comeback.

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That's a really tiny cell phone. I kinda want one. Can it hold three SIM cards?
 
2022-12-02 10:42:43 AM  
Reminds me of the old adage - "everyone is normal until you get to know them."

If you don't understand that point, you are liable to constantly overreact and assume your kid is some extreme (either good or bad) compared to the "normal" kids in school. Guess what, they all have their foibles.
 
2022-12-02 11:41:33 AM  

sinko swimo: goodluckwiththat: vudukungfu: He got molested.
Talk to him about it
Or have him talk to a pro.

talk to "a pro"?
/that's scary
// perhaps Gym Jordan?

he means a hooker.


Worked for me
 
2022-12-02 11:57:33 AM  
Nope.  Get an 18th trimester abortion and try to do better next time.
 
2022-12-02 12:03:29 PM  
Try whipping his ass and see if that helps

/it probably won't
 
2022-12-02 12:29:01 PM  
It's too late. You've failed as a parent. Put the kid up for adoption, make a new one and try again
 
2022-12-02 12:50:05 PM  
Cut his allotment of chocolate covered espresso beans in half. Or double it, one of the two should help.
 
2022-12-02 1:19:33 PM  
My daughter came home after about a week from 1st grade and told me that her teacher loved her so much that she got to move her desk right up next to the teacher's desk.
 
2022-12-02 1:21:55 PM  
Send him to an AMI approved Montessori school where a five year old can act like a five year old.
 
2022-12-02 2:15:29 PM  
My 5-year-old had a fairly smooth transition to kindergarten after only limited preschool experiences (a half-day, 3-day-a-week outdoor nature school)

Gee, when I started kindergarten it was the first time I had done anything without at least one parent present.  No preschool, no overnight trips with grandparents, nothing.  Basically the first time I ever interacted with any non-related people at all.

And that used to be considered normal.
 
2022-12-02 2:25:21 PM  
After working in a licensed day care for 10 years, I can say that you just cannot put kids into a mold and/or have very specific expectations.  Kids are like fingerprints, they are unique individuals who have different ways of handling their world.  If they are 5, don't freak out about what some teacher said.  Don't jump to conclusions that your kid is somehow flawed.

Some kids love to sit quietly while a book is read and some just need to burn off energy and have trouble sitting still.  One of the kids could not sit still to hear a story to save his life.  He grew up to be an amazing athlete, played almost every sport and had a blast doing it.  Some kids are exuberant and say what they are thinking the minute it pops into their head.  One of my favorite kids who could not keep her mouth closed is now a successful district attorney.  Not all kids have ADHD, learning disabilities, etc.  I would say CHILL......
 
2022-12-02 2:31:24 PM  

crzybtch: After working in a licensed day care for 10 years, I can say that you just cannot put kids into a mold and/or have very specific expectations.  Kids are like fingerprints, they are unique individuals who have different ways of handling their world.  If they are 5, don't freak out about what some teacher said.  Don't jump to conclusions that your kid is somehow flawed.

Some kids love to sit quietly while a book is read and some just need to burn off energy and have trouble sitting still.  One of the kids could not sit still to hear a story to save his life.  He grew up to be an amazing athlete, played almost every sport and had a blast doing it.  Some kids are exuberant and say what they are thinking the minute it pops into their head.  One of my favorite kids who could not keep her mouth closed is now a successful district attorney.  Not all kids have ADHD, learning disabilities, etc.  I would say CHILL......


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2022-12-02 2:46:37 PM  

Koodz: namegoeshere: We expect far too much of five year olds. Sit still, don't make noise, pay attention to this boring assed shiat. Blah blah. Then we wonder why they act out.

I got a referral for my kid when he was 18 months old for occupational therapy because he was missing some milestones. The assessment form said the therapist's goal was for him to sit still and do an activity for 3 minutes without redirection, with the baseline during the assessment being three redirections in 20 seconds.

He's more focused now (3 months later), but even then he could still sit and do one thing for five or ten minutes if he were interested in it. In a new room full of toys with a stranger? Forget about it.


18 months? Occupational therapy? Jesus flying farking Christ on a cracker...you gonna hand-guide his dick & throw him a participation parade when he loses his v-card to the wife you arrange, too?
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2022-12-02 2:56:21 PM  

pastramithemosterotic: It's too late. You've failed as a parent. Put the kid up for adoption, make a new one and try again


That's where I was going when I came here...
 
2022-12-02 2:59:53 PM  

Robinfro: Koodz: namegoeshere: We expect far too much of five year olds. Sit still, don't make noise, pay attention to this boring assed shiat. Blah blah. Then we wonder why they act out.

I got a referral for my kid when he was 18 months old for occupational therapy because he was missing some milestones. The assessment form said the therapist's goal was for him to sit still and do an activity for 3 minutes without redirection, with the baseline during the assessment being three redirections in 20 seconds.

He's more focused now (3 months later), but even then he could still sit and do one thing for five or ten minutes if he were interested in it. In a new room full of toys with a stranger? Forget about it.

18 months? Occupational therapy? Jesus flying farking Christ on a cracker...you gonna hand-guide his dick & throw him a participation parade when he loses his v-card to the wife you arrange, too?
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So instead of taking an active interest in my kid not being able to do the things he should be doing at his age I should have, what, waited until kindergarten? Left him in the woods for the wolves to raise?

Share your parenting wisdom with us.

He's in speech therapy too since he should be speaking a couple dozen words by now instead of zero. Should I take him out of that and just mark my calendar so I can move him to Georgia to run for Senate in 28.3 years?
 
2022-12-02 3:40:50 PM  
Robinfro:

Come give me an answer instead of hiding behind funnies like a cowardly coont.
 
2022-12-02 4:12:59 PM  

Koodz: Robinfro:

Come give me an answer instead of hiding behind funnies like a cowardly coont.


Wasn't me who gave you funnies, kemosabe. Perhaps you should chill out & not be a high-strung perfectionist? I'd be hesitant to come out of my shell if I had someone watching me with a list, telling me I was a fark up according to a book written by child-less "experts" every time I didn't follow a to-the-minute checklist of perfection.

You proved you're exactly like that by having no patience & demanding I immediately attend to your rebuttal. Tone down the 'roids, they shrink your junk.
 
2022-12-02 4:37:21 PM  

Robinfro: Koodz: Robinfro:

Come give me an answer instead of hiding behind funnies like a cowardly coont.

Wasn't me who gave you funnies, kemosabe. Perhaps you should chill out & not be a high-strung perfectionist? I'd be hesitant to come out of my shell if I had someone watching me with a list, telling me I was a fark up according to a book written by child-less "experts" every time I didn't follow a to-the-minute checklist of perfection.

You proved you're exactly like that by having no patience & demanding I immediately attend to your rebuttal. Tone down the 'roids, they shrink your junk.


Clearly I'm not enough of an asshole for Fark so I'm out for a while.

Good luck, and I hope you expand your practice of talking shiat about people's kids and parenting to the real world where I'm sure it will work out well for you.
 
2022-12-02 5:43:47 PM  

brap: Get him a "That Kid" T-shirt and walk around with him wearing an "It's not all bad, my other kid is the IT GIRL!"

Trust me, veiled Clara Bow references are due for a comeback.

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Why is she wearing the pendulum for a grandfather clock as an earring?
 
2022-12-02 6:00:56 PM  

pastramithemosterotic: It's too late. You've failed as a parent. Put the kid up for adoption, make a new one and try again


The new one will probably look a lot like the old one.
 
2022-12-02 6:33:03 PM  

Robinfro: Koodz: namegoeshere: We expect far too much of five year olds. Sit still, don't make noise, pay attention to this boring assed shiat. Blah blah. Then we wonder why they act out.

I got a referral for my kid when he was 18 months old for occupational therapy because he was missing some milestones. The assessment form said the therapist's goal was for him to sit still and do an activity for 3 minutes without redirection, with the baseline during the assessment being three redirections in 20 seconds.

He's more focused now (3 months later), but even then he could still sit and do one thing for five or ten minutes if he were interested in it. In a new room full of toys with a stranger? Forget about it.

18 months? Occupational therapy? Jesus flying farking Christ on a cracker...you gonna hand-guide his dick & throw him a participation parade when he loses his v-card to the wife you arrange, too?
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There are certain conditions, such as Autism, hearing disorders, and refusal to swallow solid foods, that must be treated as young as possible. Otherwise, a key treatment window can be missed.

https://www.aota.org/~/media/Corporate/Files/AboutOT/Professionals/WhatIsOT/RDP/Facts/Dysphagia%20fact%20sheet.pdf

https://www.autismspeaks.org/occupational-therapy-ot-0

https://speechandot.com/hearing-loss-cochlear-implants/
 
2022-12-02 6:35:07 PM  

Koodz: Robinfro:

Come give me an answer instead of hiding behind funnies like a cowardly coont.


Hopefully, the funnies were for: "Should I take him out of that and just mark my calendar so I can move him to Georgia to run for Senate in 28.3 years?"

It was a witty closing remark.
 
2022-12-02 8:17:49 PM  
I have never had children, but if I did have children, I would tell them to move to Canada.
 
2022-12-02 11:00:44 PM  
Kids are all different. Mental illnesses are all different. Why did I post this.
 
2022-12-03 9:39:50 AM  
Our son was "that kid", we fought for years to get a proper diagnosis to get him the correct care and meds to help him be stable.  Mental and psychological care in this country is abysmal.
 
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