Jenn

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Gender FEMALE
Occupation Stay-at-home Mom and Writer (Fmr Medical Publicist)
Location New York
Introduction Last year, while on maternity leave with my second baby, my oldest son, Logan, then 3, went from being very withdrawn in preschool to very aggressive and was about to be expelled! After getting him evaluated, I soon found myself quitting my job as a publicist and a few months later, I realized I had not one but two children with special needs with issues like hyperactivity, impulsivity, difficulty feeding, speech delays, some oppositional behavior and sensory processing disorder. I promised myself I would tackle this problem like the way I did my job. I would map out my plan and beat it down. I immersed myself in learning things like SPD, ADHD, and gluten/casein free diets. A few months after, I checked myself in the emergency room with chest pains and difficulty breathing. It took awhile to figure it out but finally I was diagnosed: panic episodes. I wasn't beating anything. It was beating me. Well, no more. I want to be happy. I want my kids to get better. I want my marriage to be strong. I know I can do this. I just have to be calm and take it one step at a time.
Interests GFCF, Special Education, Gluten-Free, Casein-Free, Biomed, ADHD, Parenting, Child Discipline, DAN! protocol, Acupuncture, Reading, Advocacy for Asian Americans especially children, Watching Movies at home because we never go out
Favorite Movies When Harry Met Sally, As Good As It Gets, Good Will Hunting, The Notebook, Am also recovering Korean soap opera junkie
Favorite Music Beyonce Knowles, Alicia Keys, Macy Grey
Favorite Books ADHD 10 things that Medicine Can Not Teach, The Out of Sync Child, Healing the New Childhood Epidemics, Sensational Kids, Your Defiant Child, Making the News, The Secret, 123 Magic, Look Me In The Eye, My Baby Rides the Short Bus. I am embarrassed that I only have such books listed but I promise to have something non-special needs related on this list someday.