I'M NEW - fill me in

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by weaselqt, Aug 19, 2007.

  1. weaselqt

    weaselqt New Member

    I just joined - and am wondering what some of the intials mean - like difficult child? someone fill me in please

  2. wldinnh

    wldinnh New Member

    Welcome! difficult child is "Gift From God": the child you love dearly but whose behavior has led you to this site! Look on Forum Lists for the Board FAQ, and you'll see a listing for Board abbreviations and acronyms.
  3. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    Welcome to the board. :smile:
  4. Marguerite

    Marguerite Active Member

    G'day. Welcome. It really won't take you long, although there are a few abbreviations which took me a while to learn (such as Residential Treatment Center (RTC), which we don't have in Australia).

    When you get a chance, do a sig so we can have always at hand, a summary of you and your family so we can always make sure any suggestions are relevant to you. Also, do make sure you keep your confidential details just that - confidential. It's another reason for the acronyms - this way you can vent about unnamed teachers, doctors, the Board of Education, whoever - without fear of reprisals, because they will have no way to connect you to who you really are. A very necessary precaution, for a lot of us.

  5. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    HI and welcome.
    A few questions:
    Who diagnosed your fifteen year old and how is he doing? Some mood disordered kids don't do well on stimulants, even if they have co-morbid ADHD. Does he know how to interact with others?

    What does "slow class" mean for your youngest? Do you mean Special Education?

  6. hearts and roses

    hearts and roses Mind Reader

    Just wanted to add my Welcome to you and yours!
  7. weaselqt

    weaselqt New Member

    psyc diagnosis my 15 yo - i'm totally unaware of all the diagnosis out there - wow!

    his interactions with other consist of never shutting up and people get annoyed and he still won't shut up - he repeats himself over and over and over but puts it in different ways - yet saying same thing ove rand over!!!!

    slow class - not Special Education just the lowest tested kindergarten exits last year