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Candice Wright's Discussions

James Needs Summer Friends - He's Miserable

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kris Peterson Jun 6, 2016. 2 Replies

James is 9. Hates his life. I want to tak him to new friends with Duchenne this summer. Any camps you like? We could travel. Anywhere, near or far. My family is east coast and we are west with…Continue

Do Schools Lie to Parents? Why Would the School Court Order a Transfer NOW so close to the end of the year?I don't Understand the Rush

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lori Ware Apr 30, 2016. 1 Reply

Has anyone had their sons' school court order an immediate transfer, without the parents choosing the new school? Our son stopped working. Terribly disrespectful. He walks out on the teacher. His dad…Continue

Mothers that Don't Work/Stay Home with Our Boys: I Need Your Help Explaining What We Do All Day.

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Aug 15, 2015. 3 Replies

You must be thinking is she kidding? i would if I saw the title to this post. What mother in our community can't communicate well or explain what she does all day?That would be me at the…Continue

Divorce/Custody Time Share Between Houses: What Arrangements Work Well for Your Son and What Arrangements Not So Much

Started this discussion. Last reply by Candice Wright May 4, 2015. 2 Replies

Our son is 8. Second grade. Ambulatory. Some recent physical decline. Calibrating and adjusting to:1. changes in abilities, capabilities, and related emotions. And of course the associated…Continue

 

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Michelle Scaglione replied to Candice Wright's discussion Anxiety and Stress in Large Public Elementary School: How Much is Too Much? Have You Pulled Your Son From Mainstream School and Transferred Him to. Smaller, Alternative School? Advice appreciated.
"I found out years later one of Johnnys teacher kept putting him in the time out chair.  If I saw her now I would punch her face in.  This was before his diagnose. Michelle"
Sep 23, 2016
tracie replied to Candice Wright's discussion Anxiety and Stress in Large Public Elementary School: How Much is Too Much? Have You Pulled Your Son From Mainstream School and Transferred Him to. Smaller, Alternative School? Advice appreciated.
"When Christopher was in the middle of first grade, we switched him from public to a small, Montessori school. His challenges weren't just the physical deterioration of DMD, he also suffered from some cognitive delay, processing difficulties,…"
Sep 23, 2016
Sharene Ruby L:ewis replied to Candice Wright's discussion Anxiety and Stress in Large Public Elementary School: How Much is Too Much? Have You Pulled Your Son From Mainstream School and Transferred Him to. Smaller, Alternative School? Advice appreciated.
"I pulled my son from school and placed him on home instruction by the dept of education. He goes out socially as he can handle it. Have you thought of a k9 companion?"
Jul 24, 2016
Kris Peterson replied to Candice Wright's discussion James Needs Summer Friends - He's Miserable
"My son Will is also 9 years old and has started feeling those same frustrations. I do my best to find fun activities for him out of the house and out of his room, but he has few friends. We live in the Boise, Idaho area. I have tried to find other…"
Jun 6, 2016
Candice Wright posted a discussion

James Needs Summer Friends - He's Miserable

James is 9. Hates his life. I want to tak him to new friends with Duchenne this summer. Any camps you like? We could travel. Anywhere, near or far. My family is east coast and we are west with Colorado in the middle. He's giving up, I think. Says his life is too hard. And it is.I haven't seen him smile in a very long time. He's in his room and wants privacy always. We used to laugh and chat. So I thought a new place visiting and making new friends could helpIs your son in his room mostly? It's…See More
Jun 5, 2016
Candice Wright posted a discussion

Do Schools Lie to Parents? Why Would the School Court Order a Transfer NOW so close to the end of the year?I don't Understand the Rush

Has anyone had their sons' school court order an immediate transfer, without the parents choosing the new school? Our son stopped working. Terribly disrespectful. He walks out on the teacher. His dad and I have been in a messy custody situation. We have joint custody and don't agree on anything and I'm wondering if they just sick of us. If they would have asked me I could explain the work refusal and behavior.The end of first grade it was just me in school. He had the highest marks in work…See More
Apr 30, 2016
Stacy replied to Candice Wright's discussion Anxiety and Stress in Large Public Elementary School: How Much is Too Much? Have You Pulled Your Son From Mainstream School and Transferred Him to. Smaller, Alternative School? Advice appreciated.
"So far Kindergarten has been pretty good but we have had issues with recess and getting pushed over. His teacher talked to the class and I think it has helped but I do wonder what is "best". I'd love a smaller school and more adults…"
Mar 16, 2016
Jay Griffin replied to Candice Wright's discussion Anxiety and Stress in Large Public Elementary School: How Much is Too Much? Have You Pulled Your Son From Mainstream School and Transferred Him to. Smaller, Alternative School? Advice appreciated.
"Nancyc.. I have similar concerns regarding my 6 yr old... Check your inbox"
Mar 16, 2016
NancyC replied to Candice Wright's discussion Anxiety and Stress in Large Public Elementary School: How Much is Too Much? Have You Pulled Your Son From Mainstream School and Transferred Him to. Smaller, Alternative School? Advice appreciated.
"thank you a lot for this amazing article and for posting it here. I've just registered but this site looks amazing to me. We have found out not so long ago that our child is suffering from social anxiety and we are trying hard to cope with it.…"
Mar 16, 2016
Candice Wright replied to Mirtha's discussion Sudden movements / tics
"YES YES and YES. It's been maddening. I am so glad you posted this. I also have an 8 year old. The tics/involuntary movements shot very quickly from years at not much to all of a sudden severe, I say. For years it had been trouble getting the…"
Aug 28, 2015
David replied to Candice Wright's discussion Mothers that Don't Work/Stay Home with Our Boys: I Need Your Help Explaining What We Do All Day.
Aug 15, 2015
David replied to Candice Wright's discussion Mothers that Don't Work/Stay Home with Our Boys: I Need Your Help Explaining What We Do All Day.
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Aug 15, 2015
Angelique replied to Candice Wright's discussion Anxiety and Stress in Large Public Elementary School: How Much is Too Much? Have You Pulled Your Son From Mainstream School and Transferred Him to. Smaller, Alternative School? Advice appreciated.
"Hi. My son Luc is 5 years old and here in Australia he has started prep. He loves going to school but he struggles to concentrate and he also struggles emotionally. My little gentle boy has started to hit and scratch people, He has a very short fuse…"
May 18, 2015
Shawn replied to Candice Wright's discussion Anxiety and Stress in Large Public Elementary School: How Much is Too Much? Have You Pulled Your Son From Mainstream School and Transferred Him to. Smaller, Alternative School? Advice appreciated.
"What a great article Stacy. Thank you for posting that! The overall site looks to contain lots of helpful material. I spoke with our son's Cub Scout den a few months ago. Quite similar in how this gal proceeded - I had time for each…"
May 16, 2015
Stacy replied to Candice Wright's discussion Anxiety and Stress in Large Public Elementary School: How Much is Too Much? Have You Pulled Your Son From Mainstream School and Transferred Him to. Smaller, Alternative School? Advice appreciated.
"My son will be entering kindergarten this fall so I dont have personal experience here but i read this blogpost and found it helpful. Do you think the kids would be receptive?  http://livingduchenne.blogspot.com/2014/08/education.html Also,…"
May 15, 2015
Shawn replied to Candice Wright's discussion Anxiety and Stress in Large Public Elementary School: How Much is Too Much? Have You Pulled Your Son From Mainstream School and Transferred Him to. Smaller, Alternative School? Advice appreciated.
"Candice I apologize for the late reply. Had written a long response last Friday and accidentally deleted it...erg technology is good but sure annoying sometimes... I must clarify too that I'm Andrea, Shawn's wife. I should have made…"
May 11, 2015

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About my family:
Son James, 8. 2nd Grade
Name(s) of child(ren)/individual(s) with Duchenne:
James
Age(s) of child(ren)/individual(s) with Duchenne:
7-12
City:
Burlingame
State:
CA

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At 9:17am on March 22, 2011, Andrea Cleary said…

Dear Sticky Candi,

Yes, one day you will get your shit together and you will wrap it up in a cute little box with ribbons and a bow, and you will save it for that oh so special occasion when you can fling it upside some jerk's head. And then you will clean up the mess and start over again.

I think you are trying to take on more than you can handle by starting the day with your kick-ass attitude, "here I come, look out world", "hear me roar", etc.

Just meow a little, stretch, think about one or 2 goals for the day and concentrate on that. Force yourself just for those things, like actually getting to the shrink. The rest will come when you can see what you can force yourself to do. Treat it like homework or going to the dentist or the gynecologist (never recommended on the same day!). Nobody likes it, but it's got to be done.

You are in a rut and it's hard to get out, but you will do it, bit by bit, not all in one leap. And you will fall on your butt, like we all do.

But we/you can do it.

Sweetie, it's time to get your head outta your own butt (said like your kindergarten teacher). It's dark in there, and you need to come out into the light.

Andrea

 

 

At 6:46am on March 18, 2011, Andrea Cleary said…

How are you doing Candice? Any more progress moving forward, or are you a bit stuck again? Let me know if there is anything I can perhaps help you with ( like I'm some kind of expert or something!)

I thought you might enjoy the picture attached. For those of you who are sensitive to harsh language, then don't look at it! You have been warned.

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I hope it made you smile, even a little bit, for a nano-second.

Andrea

 

 

 
 
 

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