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Sep 17, 2008
mommyto2
BRANDON-Zantac and Bethanacol; Neocate formula, 2 sets of ear tubes, Adnoids removed, Vasomotor Rhinits, Asthma. Currently on: Xyzal, Omnaris, Flovent and Xopenex,
AUBREY-Zegerid 2x a day, Soy Milk, Tubes put in and adnoids removed (11-7), Hypotonia, ECI therapy for low muscle tone throughout trunk and hips, oral motor issues and sensory integration issues, delayed speech, Teething, probiotics
PICTURE: Aubrey in her cute cat outfit. If you look you can see how her right foot turns in. She walks that way as well. It is not as exaggerated in the morning's but gets worse in the evenings. This was after her nap.
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Any ideas-OT
We are having MAJOR issues w/ our (almost) 5yr old and arguing. I knew it was bad at home, but today his teachers told me they are having issues with him arguing a lot. At soccer practice he is having to run laps due to his arguing, even tho daddy is asst. coach he argues w/ everyone. It is embarrasing. We have tried SEVERAL discipline measures and nothing seems to work. I know several of you have older kids and just wondering if ANYONE has any ideas. We have tried taking privleges aways (including toys and tv time), time outs, spanking and I am out of ideas. We have tried being extra positive when he just does something w/o arguing.

I do wonder if part of this is due to the rough summer we had and my lack of patience w/ him. I am trying not to blame myself, but I have been VERY hard on him. I have recently gotten some help and I have calmed down. I am hoping he will to, but in the meantime what do I do. Desperate to have an agreeable child... at least somewhat.

Sep 17, 2008
kubicki5
Julie - I have three children. My youngest Katie is my refluxer. My first Ben was very colicy and is ADHD. My middle Jakob is pretty easy going. Katie had it bad as a baby no sleep for two years. She was on Nutramagin, Prevacid and Zantac. Thought we were through it but after age three it came back big time. After her scope she was put on Prevacid 45mg a day and mylanta as needed. Scope was in Sept. Showed damage in stomach and espophogus. It took about 7 months of medication and Reflux diet for her to start feeling better.
Yeah , me too, same boat. My oldest son has always required more attention from me - he has ADHD. However, with Katie being sick since May I have had no time patience energy or anything to deal with him. He feels it and is acting out - mostly against me.

I also have gotten some help to even myself out and am trying to give him the extra attention he needs. With him it is more attention and love that gets him to calm down and behave. So I have been trying desperately to get to that place where I can give him what he needs. It's gonna take some time but we'll get there.

Sep 17, 2008
amber f
I think it is more of a typical age/phase then anything you have done. Around the age of 5 they are asserting their indepn. from you. They go to school. They do things for themselves. I had a terrible time with my oldest and am starting a little bit with my 4 year old. I've also had daycare kids in the same boat around the same age. They want to challenge me and challenge their parents. My son is ALWAYS right. I try to stop myself from arguing back. Now that he is 7 he is getting better. Hopefully the laps and possitive reinforcement will do the trick.
Sep 17, 2008
molson1525
Mary & Nicholas 7-17-03 (non-refluxer)allergies, asthma on Singulair and Flovent & Aidan 1-28-07(my refluxer)Nissen Fundoplication on June 20, 2008, FTT, MSPI, DGE, ear tubes, allergies and severe GERD now currently taking just Prevacid and drinking Elecare Vanilla 1+.
Sorry got long!
Well I think some of it is just the age because my 5 year old has been driving me crazy too. We have found that positive reinforcement works so much better then punishment at our house. A couple of ideas would be to make a reward system for school that you do in cooperation with his teachers. At Nick's school they do a chart and if he stays green all week that means he was good all week. So if he comes home with all green days then we do something special with him on the weekend like go mini-golfing or rent a special movie or go out to eat and he gets to choose etc. At home we do a marble jar where everytime he does something good he gets to put a marble in the jar and I mean for the simplest of good things like playing nice with his brother, picking up his toys, not whining etc. We never take the marbles away for bad behavior it is only for good behavior. When the jar gets full he gets to pick out a toy at the toy store. This takes at least a month or two. This has helped us all alot because I stopped threatening to punish him so much and take away his privilidges all the time and put the responsibility in his court. That being said he still back talks and gets in trouble at times and for that we do our usual routine of in your room for a timeout. But in general we are all so much happier here. We are having our own issues at soccer though. He doesn't argue but I swear I was so mortified on Saturday at his soccer game when he was gloating in the other teams faces after scoring goals. It was the worse display of sportsmanship ever. So we are working on that if you have any ideas. Hang in there only 13 more years to college! LOL!
Sep 17, 2008
mommyto2
BRANDON-Zantac and Bethanacol; Neocate formula, 2 sets of ear tubes, Adnoids removed, Vasomotor Rhinits, Asthma. Currently on: Xyzal, Omnaris, Flovent and Xopenex,
AUBREY-Zegerid 2x a day, Soy Milk, Tubes put in and adnoids removed (11-7), Hypotonia, ECI therapy for low muscle tone throughout trunk and hips, oral motor issues and sensory integration issues, delayed speech, Teething, probiotics
PICTURE: Aubrey in her cute cat outfit. If you look you can see how her right foot turns in. She walks that way as well. It is not as exaggerated in the morning's but gets worse in the evenings. This was after her nap.
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He asked me 1 day why he has to go to school. I told him to learn things. The little sh** (don't worry I don't call him that but I sure was thinking it) told me he already knows everything... ARGHHH!!!
Sep 17, 2008
mommyto2
BRANDON-Zantac and Bethanacol; Neocate formula, 2 sets of ear tubes, Adnoids removed, Vasomotor Rhinits, Asthma. Currently on: Xyzal, Omnaris, Flovent and Xopenex,
AUBREY-Zegerid 2x a day, Soy Milk, Tubes put in and adnoids removed (11-7), Hypotonia, ECI therapy for low muscle tone throughout trunk and hips, oral motor issues and sensory integration issues, delayed speech, Teething, probiotics
PICTURE: Aubrey in her cute cat outfit. If you look you can see how her right foot turns in. She walks that way as well. It is not as exaggerated in the morning's but gets worse in the evenings. This was after her nap.
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Kubicki5-My ds is the same way, he requires 1 on 1 w/ me. I def have not been giving him that. I will work at getting him and I a "date" night like we used to. Totally did not think of that-thanks! Funny how it isn't that way w/ daddy but it is w/ me.
Sep 17, 2008
mommyto2
BRANDON-Zantac and Bethanacol; Neocate formula, 2 sets of ear tubes, Adnoids removed, Vasomotor Rhinits, Asthma. Currently on: Xyzal, Omnaris, Flovent and Xopenex,
AUBREY-Zegerid 2x a day, Soy Milk, Tubes put in and adnoids removed (11-7), Hypotonia, ECI therapy for low muscle tone throughout trunk and hips, oral motor issues and sensory integration issues, delayed speech, Teething, probiotics
PICTURE: Aubrey in her cute cat outfit. If you look you can see how her right foot turns in. She walks that way as well. It is not as exaggerated in the morning's but gets worse in the evenings. This was after her nap.
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Haha Mary! Ds is already trash talking in soccer games as well... BOYS!!! We have been talking to him about sportsmanship as well.
Sep 17, 2008
maggiemom
Maggie is now 3 years old and reflux free (knock on wood). I still check in some to see how everybody is doing :) Hugs to all!
It could be age and it could be personality. Seriously..with Morgan, it's personality. I keep telling myself that someday when she's older, it'll be a good thing. Maybe she'll be a lawyer or something. Morgan doesn't do anything we ask her to do without saying something, rolling her eyes, huffing, etc. I really lay on the comments when she does something "responsibly" without being asked. Maybe try one of these type things: people tell me that they start the day with so many marbles, pennies, or something like that. Every time the kid talks back or whatever...they lose a penny. At the end of the day, they get to put their pennies in their bank.
Check with your
doctor first!