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      Depression, Mental Health and Crisis Support   06/04/2017

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kazemporium

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About kazemporium

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    Scafell Pike
  • Birthday 02/14/1973

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    http://www.emporium-parties.co.uk

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  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    Kent
  • Interests
    I am a Childrens entertainer and have my own company which i started in 1999, entertaining at childrens parties in Kent and Sussex.<br />I enjoy going to the gym when i get chance.<br />Don't get chance to go out socialising much as my work is mainly weekends and can't imagine doing my job with a hangover lol
  1. melatonin purchase in UK

    Hi My son was prescribed melatonin from the paed however as he has been discharged from her i am unable to get her to write me a prescription. I have been to my gp however they will not prescribed and they advised me to go online and purchase some. Does anyone else buy online if so please could you recommend a site to me so i know it is safe. Thanks
  2. Hurting others

    thank you all for you support. I have no one except for the school to talk to. He has been discharged from the paedtrician and i dont know of anyone in my area to talk to. My husband is not very understanding.
  3. Hurting others

    thank you all for you support. I have no one except for the school to talk to. He has been discharged from the paedtrician and i dont know of anyone in my area to talk to. My husband is not very understanding.
  4. Hurting others

    I think the school are doing there best, i am not sure if him hurting others is due to his AS as such but he seems to blame it on as himself. I have tried to explain to him what AS is and am worrying now that he uses it as an excuse to get away with things. At home he does throw tantrums when he doesnt get his own way but doesnt hurt us with anger. He only hurts us when he is over excited. When angry he does normal things like slamming doors etc. I have manged with everything else but i really dont know what to do. I picked him up from school today and was pulled aside by the deputy head and his teacher as he had scratched one of his friends, they have put him in the time out book so he will miss playtime tommorow. Now his other friend who also has AS has said he is not his friend and my son is now upset as he wont have anyone to play with and doesnt want to go to school tommorow.
  5. Hurting others

    Hi Thank you for your reply, i do find it hard as the school seem to think it has nothing to do with asd. I have suggested to my son that he counts to 10 etc but he says he does but he is still angry. I will look into some classes for him, he did say he wanted to join one before but i was worried it would make him worse.
  6. Hurting others

    Hi My 8yr old son who has asp is starting to get rather agressive towards his friends. The school have mentioned it to me and his friends have also told me that he keeps hurting them. I have discussed this with my son and have explained why it is wrong. He says he cant help it, his friends make him angry. He does hurt people when he gets excited too. Has anyone else been through similar situations and how have you dealt with it, i am really worried he will end up with no friends.
  7. Melatonin wow what a difference

    HI I wasnt offened by what you wrote. I just feel like i have been a bot slap dash with regards to his bedtime routine. Tonight for example i went up and turned his t.v off at 8.30pm. I asumed as he was quiet he was settled down. He has just come back down the stairs at 10.30 to say he wants a drink, took him back up, tv back on and playstation and remote positioned near pillow. I have now turned off the tv, snuggled him up and turned the light off, i have reminded him he has breakfast club at school in the morning which he looks forward to so he has to be up early. I know it will be a struggle to get up. Thanks for your advice Karen
  8. what sort of christmas

    We having the mil and her other half and my grandparent inlaws round. I dont really like xmas, i enjoy the excitment the kids have on xmas eve and seeing them open pressies then the day just goes downhill. Cooking cleaning and being tired due to getting up so early.opeing loads of naff pressies from family lol BAAAHHHH HUMBUGGGGGG
  9. Melatonin wow what a difference

    I thought it was the games, tv etc. But have been trying to stop the games and hour or so before bedtime. It would just be nice for him to be asleep by 9pm. I am going to try one more time to discipline myslef by establishing a proper bedtime routine again. I just don't seem to have the time to read to him, settle him down etc. I dont mean to be selfish but the time never seems to be there. I seem to spend all evening shouting and going up and down the stairs to keep telling him things over and over again. I dont even watch tv until i go to bed myself. My task for this week, get a bed time routine established and also discipline my husband to do the same at wkends when i am at work. Thanks for your advice
  10. Melatonin wow what a difference

    Thanks for your advice, i have looked up a bit of info about it. Am worried that it may have an adverse effect and that he may become reliant on it to sleep. I have not seen anything to suggest that on the info i have read. I just have to establish some sort of sleep pattern for him. As he is obviously exhasted and the stress i have every morning is starting to take it toll on all of us. I cant believed i have to dress a 7 yr old everyday just to get him to school. Thats after taking an hr to get him out of bed.
  11. Melatonin wow what a difference

    HI All how did you get the melatonin prescribed, was it through your GP's or Paed ? I mentioned it to a the gp once but it was a locum and they were not impressed by my request, just told me to try all the usual, no tv, playstation etc at bedtime. My 7yr old son is a nightmare, the lack of sleep is really affecting his school work, and his temper through tiredness at home is driving me crazy. he through a temper tantrum for an hour after school last week, it was like having a toddler at home again. I cant cope on the amount of sleep he has so god knows how he keeps going.
  12. HI I have a 7 yr old son who has aspergers. I also have a 17yr old son who has not had a diagnosis. Through school and childhood who had the same problems as my youngest son, if anything he had more problems. How do i find out if he also has aspergers ? and how easy is it to diagnose a teen / adult. Would love to hear from anyone else who has been in the same situation Karen
  13. Learning to swim

    My Son has one to one swimming lessons at my local health club / Gym. As i am a member we can take him. Do you have any health clubs in your area ? The lady who teaches him also teaches at the local sports centre, but due to earth quake damage it is currently closed. She now goes to a local hotel with a swimming pool and teaches some of the sport centre members there. They just pay �2 to use the pool plus her normal 1 2 1 fee. Maybe you could approach a hotel and look for a teacher seperatley. My son did not really learn anything when he was in a group of 6, he was too busy watching everyone else and messing about. He has only been having lessons for about 6mnths (1/2 hr a wk) and now swims the length of the pool and i have had to buy him pool toys so he can dive to get them from the bottom of the pool. I would recommend 1 2 1 if you can manage it.
  14. I'm mortified

    Son went for first time last week, he had a good time. He knew a few people there from school. Was shy for about 2mins. The leader got them into a circle and for about a min he seemed unsure, but this was purely because he didnt know what was goin on. She sat down and started to ask questions about hedgehogs, her first question she asked to the group he promptly put his hand up and replied. At this point i made my exit and returned at the end. I asked him if he had had a good time and he was reply was , no it didnt last for very long. Looks like he had such a good time, the time flew by and it wasn't long enough for him. Lets hope this week is as good.
  15. Confused

    I think it's terrible that they expect you to work, I know people who are stay at home mums and dads and i didn't realise that they put pressure on parents to get jobs. I have not claimed income support for about 10yrs so obviously things have changed alot. These people really don't understand your situation. Do you claim carers allowance ? as if you are a carer surely you can not be expected to work. I work full time but work from home during the day and away from home at wkends which works really well for me, as i get me time at work and am home during hols and to do school runs etc. My friend is a single mum and works part time, she is no worse or better off now she works and recieves tax credits. If you wan to work part time then the schools are the best route as you get hols off too good luck Karen
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