I am a member of a Facebook group for parents of quadruplets and other high order multiples. Already it has been a huge source of support and advice for me. I can post some random question from what stroller to buy to medical symptoms and I get a dozen responses within the hour from MoMs (mothers of multiples) who have been there. I LOVE it!!!! The MoMs have been great to me. Most of the time, I am asking questions or seeking advice.
However, today someone posted a question about behavior. It’s true, I have not yet begun the journey of raising quadruplets, but my work as a school psychologist involves behavioral consultation (in case the state board is lurking around, please notice I used lowercase “s” and “p”, referring to my role not my state license…). I LOVE to troubleshoot behaviors so I could not resist replying to the question. I found an article from my professional organization about tantrums to post and shared a few simple suggestions. Later in the morning another MoM posted a concern about her child’s OCD behavior. OCD is not my specialty, but I had to share some resources for that too. Dr. Tabor put me on bed rest for just a few weeks now, and while I sometimes don’t like being confined not getting up for work has been nice. However, today I realized that I really do love the part of my job where I analyze behaviors and find interventions to address them. Who knows if I provided any help to the MoMs or not, but it felt good to use some of my professional knowledge today. Of course, I shared my advice with the disclaimer that I haven’t tried it on my own quads, but do have a background in behavior. Who knows, when it’s my turn implementing this stuff it may be tricky! We could be like the cobblers whose children have no shoes 😉
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Hey Amber I am glad that bed rest isn’t going to bad. I have my next appt on Tuesday and each week I wonder if I will be getting the bed rest orders. I have been looking for the quad group on fb and haven’t found it. I’m guessing you need to be invited. If you do need to be invited would you mind inviting me? My fb member name is krista lesnau. Feel free to email me if that works better to let me know. My email is kristalesnau at hotmail dot com. When is your next appointment and how many weeks are you now?
I know the feeling, wondering when bed rest will come! I am 24 weeks now. I see the doc tomorrow.
Amber your background in behavior analysis will serve you well. Most new Mom’s have to wing it & pray they get it right. I sometimes wish all high school courses required parent training.
P S It dosn’t hurt that we now have the internet.
I sure hope my background helps!
It’s a lot harder with real children. Just sayin’. 🙂 But having the street credit is nice!
Lol, exactly! How are your “real children”?