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Everyone is different, but we can all find others who share in our experiences.

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Son's "brain fog" is making him miserable.

I have a 16-year-old son who has had a chronic headache disorder for nearly five years.  Before this started, he was an excellent student. When he is able to concentrate, he can do college-level work.  But he almost always struggles with "brain fog" and can't work on anything that... more


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Can anyone recommend a child psychologist in the Dallas area?

My son with Autism, though high functioning now, needs to speak with a psychologist and work with a psychologist and I was hoping someone would have a local recommendation.


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How can I find childcare to improve our lives when it's already difficult to just make rent?

     Since I was pregnant the plan became to stay at home. I had tried taking a bus around the city to find work when in my first trimester regardless of having to randomly puke into a bag throughout the day. Couldn't find anything and then as I... more


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Stranger - Danger

My daughter is 3 years old and also has Down syndrome. She has absolutely no fear of strangers or anything. We went out as a family to a town concert in the city park and she went up to a group of strangers, held her hands up and said 'up'. We were right... more


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We're doing a presentation the first week of school on special diets, I need ideas.

Our child's school is asking us to do a presentation on special diets. Our son has PKU, and I'm just wondering what to do for this. Does anyone have any ideas?I was thinking about doing something on "Food Customs""People eat different foods" Geography (seacoast, ranch lands... more


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Are children "required" to have a certain number of calories?

I was just wondering if my child is hungry do I keep letting them eat? Is there a required amount of calories that should be had each say? Does to many calories always mean weight gain?


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Cystic Fibrosis Management and College

My daughter will be going to college this upcoming year, we decided that she'll live at home initially and see how it goes. She will also be enrolled in "student disability services," I guess it's there version of IEP/504 plans where she has special exceptions, etc. Does... more


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How do I check if my child's supplements and vitamins are OK to take with their medications?

I just wanted to know if their vitamins can have any impact on their medicines or overall health. Is there an easy way to check?