Child Health

*Trigger Warning* I Contacted CPS Due to Something Disturbing my Son Said: Advice?

*Trigger Warning* I Contacted CPS Due to Something Disturbing my Son Said That Led Me to Believe He May Have Been Sexually Abused: Advice?

“My son usually sees his father a couple of times a week, sometimes overnight, sometimes for a few hours. Roughly a month ago, he made comments to me that have thought he might have been sexually and physically abused by his father. I called DHS and got sole custody while they investigate.”

My daughter comes home from school defeated:Advice???

I’m sorry this is so long, but I have nobody else to ask! What would you do in this situation? My child is in the 3rd grade currently. She has hated school for the last two years, and I mean, she absolutely hates it! She is constantly making negative comments like I don’t want to go to dumb school, and I hate dumb school! The worst one was two mornings ago she told me she wanted to burn the school down with the teachers in it! I couldn’t believe the words that came out of her mouth as this was 5 minutes after she had woken up! To give you a quick recap of her last 2 years of school – 1st grade she had a teacher who was literally the devil she bullied and belittled my daughter for nearly the entire year up until the last three months when I stormed into the school demanding they put my daughter in another class and not let that teacher have any sort of contact with her ever. She had called my daughter Lala(her name)land in front of her classmates because she said my daughter spaced out, and the other children began …

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My 3-year-old has started stuttering: Advice?

My son is three years old. He has been talking well before one years old. Recently I have noticed he has started stuttering and in the past week it is getting worse. I plan on calling his pediatrician Monday. I was wondering if any moms have gone through this? Do you think he may out grow it? Im starting to get very anxious. I have tried telling him to slow down but I think he just gets super excited. Any suggestions? Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

My dentist told me my daughter had a tongue tie: Advice?

Has anyone dealt with a tongue tie with their child? Did you choose to have it corrected or wait and see if it corrects itself? My second child is a year-and-a-half, just went to her first dentist appointment and was notified that she has a tongue tie. It was never noticed by any other physician seen, nor has she has any issues with breastfeeding or eating and is in the stage of learning to enunciate. We’re going to get a second opinion [especially due to her not having any issues], but I’m just curious to hear other mom’s situations/circumstances and routes taken. [noted to add that I’m aware each child is different, and medical opinions are obviously taken into dire consideration, but I do believe some doctors are all about unnecessary procedures just for big pharma and insurance companies to make a few bucks off the hard-working families (Please don’t get me going on this subject ) ] Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

My 8-month-old likes to climb, what can I do to ensure his safety?

I have an 8 month old boy who has recently learned to pull himself up. And he LOVES to do it on anything he can, we’ve added curve and edge protectors to all the stuff we feel could hurt him. Our problem is hes a strong boy and can pull off anything we try. Is there something we can do to either deter him or keep him safe while he learns (obviously we stand behind him ) Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

My husband won’t take off work for my sons simple surgery: Am I being dramatic?

My 1-year-old (18 months) is going to have tubes put in his ears in a couple of weeks and his dad doesn’t want to ask for the day of the surgery off because he won’t have any personal days left for the year and thinks I’m overdramatic that I think he should go ahead and ask. Also, because it is a simple surgical procedure. Thoughts please, and I and my son’s dad are together. Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

*Trigger warning* I contacted CPS due to something disturbing my son said: Advice?

My son usually sees his father a couple of times a week, sometimes overnight, sometimes for a few hours. Roughly a month ago, he made comments to me that have thought he might have been sexually and physically abused by his father. I called DHS and got sole custody while they investigate. My question is this last week; his behavior has been awful! He bit a friend at school (hasn’t done that since he was one and only to me), bit me, is hitting me, has been pooping his pants (been potty trained since right after turning 2) and running from me in parking lots, screaming constantly when I tell him to be quiet, pushing the baby down. I believe he has ADHD, and even that has been through the roof lately. And he’s such doing everything to be defiant. Like I’ll tell him not to do something, and he will say he doesn’t care and do it anyway. I don’t know what to do. I know he’s going through a lot. I need advice on how I can get these behaviors under control. I’m so overwhelmed with EVERYTHING going on. DHS tried to get info out of him in …

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Has anyones child been diagnosed with ADHD: Advice?

Has anybody’s Child been diagnosed with ADHD?If so are they been treating with medication? What are the main side effects you noticed on your Child? I’m deeply against medicating my Child. Are their any alternatives anybody is using? I’m taking my Child to be evaluated next week. He is super smart and is one of the top students in the class despite him not focusing and paying attention to the teacher he has the energy for days. We have tried EVERYTHING from taking toys, PlayStation away, TV spanking him, and nothing has worked. Looking for advice. Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

What age should kids be left home alone?

My neighbor across the hall from me has a nine-year-old who is left home alone all night on weekdays while dad is gone working the night shift. I find it incredibly sad, and I do worry that nine is too young. This same child was out trick or treating last night, alone! Offered for him to tag along with me, my hubby, and our two kids, but he said no. (Not my child I can’t tell him he has to). My oldest is just eight, and I can hardly stand to leave him inside the house alone while I’m outside in the yard (very irresponsible age). Also, add… this same child is obviously school-aged and is up past midnight while dad is gone. We’ve had smoke alarms go off in our building from him. Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

I don’t want to take a risk of my ex driving drunk with our daughter: What should I do?

My ex is supposed to have our daughter this coming weekend. Fri-Sun. Well, Saturday is his friend’s birthday party at some restaurant/bar. My ex has been drinking and going to the local bar almost DAILY. He drives after drinking, and he will drink at this party and will drive to his house with her. The birthday boy is a huge drinker too. So……I’m going to tell him I need her for something on Sat. Do I be honest n tell him why or do I lie n make something up….? I did tell him no drinking and driving w my daughter, and he said ok. But he is a liar and has done it before. He probably won’t fight me to keep her on Sat…I hope. Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

I am 20-weeks-pregnant and the baby was diagnosed with a widened urinary tract dilation: Advice?

I’m 20 weeks pregnant having a baby boy! The baby was diagnosed with widened urinary tract dilation. I have to go to a follow up ultrasound and see a specialist. I need to know if anyone has experienced this before. If so did the baby get better on its own? Did you deliver and the baby still had the diagnosis? What did they do after delivery for the baby? Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

My 2-year-old doesn’t like eating meat: Advice?

Hello ladies! So my son is two and I am having SO much trouble getting him to eat meats, at first I thought he was a picky eater but it’s gotten to the point where he is a little bit anemic, and his face is getting white spots. He eats everything else pastas, juice crackers everything else but vegetables and meats. He starts crying as soon as he sees them. I would really love some tips on what to do to get him to eat more and get more iron! Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

Is it wrong for me to keep my step-son from his inconsistent bio mom?

Needing some advice my bonus son is 4 his dad and I have full physical and legal custody as of March of 2019 his bio mom is to have him every other weekend and every Wednesday she has seen him 4 times since the order was put in place in March and only asks for him when it’s convenient for her. Since he started school, his dad told his bio mom that she either needs to be consistent with seeing him or not see him at all because the one and only time she has taken him since school started both his councilor and teacher said he wasn’t the same kid and something wasn’t right. Also, her time is to be supervised, and she doesn’t listen to that order. My question is are we wrong for keeping him from her because she isn’t consistent and can’t follow what the judge ordered Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

My 3-month-olds eyes are always watery: Advice?

So my son is three months old, ever since he was born he’s had super watery eyes, and he wakes up with them almost matted together with gunk no matter how many times I clean them, the doctor suggests I look into eye surgery but I’d really rather not. Opinions and suggestions???? Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

My daughter was sexually assaulted in class and the school isn’t doing anything about it: Help?

I need some help.. my five year old daughter was sexually assaulted by another classmate at school this week. The school is making light of it because the kid that did it is five, as well. I just want to know what other people think about it. Am I crazy for wanting him to be held accountable for his actions and not just get a slap on the wrist? I do understand he could be going through certain circumstances at home, but I just feel like it should just be brushed under the rug because he is 5. If this situation isn’t tough enough already, I’m six months pregnant as well, so my emotions are going crazy, and the help and counseling isn’t coming quick enough for my daughter and myself. Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

My son takes a while to warm up to people but my mother in law grabs him anyways: Advice?

My son is 2, and shy around those he doesn’t know. My mother-in-law is someone who picks and chooses when it’s convenient for her to see him. (Which is never) we see my husband’s family for birthdays and holidays, that’s it. (Side note my in-laws have six other grandchildren who are all older now and doesn’t have a relationship with any of them) When we do see them, it takes a while for my son to warm up, but my mother in law basically comes right up to him, totally ignoring me, and grabs him. She’s done it since he’s a baby and he would cry. Now he’s at the age where he just says, “mommy!” And wants me to just be with him. He also has all of the other kids who just all run up and want to see him. Eventually, he warms up, but it just takes a while. How can I go about this? I’ve said to give him time etc, but she just doesn’t care and blames me for him wanting to be with me. I have extreme anxiety every time I go there anyway because of other things, but this just adds to it. …

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Has anyone ever gotten false positive “Quad Testing”

Have ANY mama’s ever had the “quad screen” done which tests for down syndrome, Spina Bifida, and I forgot the other things and their results come back positive for down syndrome but was a false positive? Mine did come back positive for down syndrome, and I go back in the morning to redo the test. However, my doctor did say that it is pretty common for those tests to come back as a false positive and that they are not 100% accurate anyways. Regardless, I am super terrified and Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

My daughters bio dad wants to see her but I feel uncomfortable with it: Advice?

My daughter is six years old… her stepdad and I have been together for almost two years. Her bio “dad” came to our home over a year ago, causing a bunch of drama, which resulted in us having to get a restraining order. The RO stated that bio was allowed to call my daughter once a day at a certain time. He was ordered to go do an intake for supervised visits. He obviously failed to do so. His calls are getting fewer and further in between. My daughter doesn’t really speak to him but plays the games on the video chat more than anything. He has never paid a cent for child support, which was also court-ordered. He has a felony drug possession warrant. He has failed to get that taken care of but has begged me to let him see the baby. Baby’s stepdad and I are completely uncomfortable with that, and fear for hers and our safety. We want to get her last name changed, as well, but he won’t give me his address so I can have him served. Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

Can I recieve SSI payments for my 7-year-old with a speech delay?

I want to remain anonymous. Okay, mamas, I have a question, and please don’t think bad of me for the asking. But do you know if I can receive SSI benefits for my 7-year-old who has a speech problem? It isn’t bad, but it’s noticeable, a couple of people have told me to check into it, but I’m not sure if it’s even worth it. But if so the money would help us out so much I’m a single mom of 2; I work full time only getting a little over minimum wage and currently in college Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

My 6-year-old nephew has been having accidents: Advice?

Anyway, I have my almost six-year-old nephew daily. His dad brings him to my house in the mornings, and I take him to school. I also pick him up from school. Almost always, after I pick him up from school, he poops himself. He holds it all day during school but messes his pants before we even get home. My sister, his mom, doesn’t see him very often. He primarily stays with his dad and me. I’m wondering if he’s having accidents because he’s upset that he doesn’t see him, mom…? I don’t know how to break him of this.. help. Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

My special needs child is acting out in school: Advice?

My son is Autistic and is currently in Pre-K. He is getting speech, OT, and has a special education teacher to support him in the classroom. For the past two weeks, his teachers have been having difficulty getting him to listen, handle transitions, and even kicking things. Has anyone experienced this? His teachers are now monitoring him to see if it’s a behavioral issue, or sensory since he also has severe SPD. At home, he doesn’t act out but does have a difficult time suddenly doing little things like cleaning up and brushing his teeth. It’s hard to get to the root of the problem when he isn’t vocal enough to tell me. I don’t know what else to do or anything I can do to help him. Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.