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Adopting the Older Child & Getting a Pet

January 13, 2009 · 5 comments

in Autism, Resources, Therapies

pet-duck

Okay, I was looking around for a picture or cartoon that said “Gotcha!” but then I found this adorable picture titled, So you’re thinking of getting a pet duck? by tifotter. (Seriously, though, she does not recommend it; you can read her funny but true list of reasons why not to get a duck as a pet at Mr Flapper Duck.)

Okay, now back to my post.

No, we are not adopting an older child or getting a pet, at least not at the moment. Getting a Pet is the topic of today’s Try This Tuesday post over at 5MFSN, and, although we are talking about it, we are far from making a decision at this point.

And Adopting the Older Child is the name of a blog where I was recently asked to write about my decision to start taking Michael to a psychologist. The blog’s author often encourages her readers to seek the help of a therapist for both counseling and the practical advice they can provide during the adoption process and once the child is in their new home and family.

Even though we are not in an adoption situation, she thought our experience might be helpful to her readers, so she sent me an email and the rest is history. You can read my post here: Deciding to See a Psychologist. While you’re there, check out some of the great resources on this blog, such as:

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Dr. H January 13, 2009 at 3:27 pm

Thanks for the informative guest post, Trish. And for the info on ducks (no pet ducks here anytime soon!)

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Dr. H January 13, 2009 at 11:27 am

Thanks for the informative guest post, Trish. And for the info on ducks (no pet ducks here anytime soon!)

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Maddy January 14, 2009 at 3:41 pm

Funnily enough the subject of ducks has been a hot topic around here too. As you already know we’re ‘coping’ with our new adoptee here but not quite on the same scale.
Best wishes

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Maddy January 14, 2009 at 11:41 am

Funnily enough the subject of ducks has been a hot topic around here too. As you already know we’re ‘coping’ with our new adoptee here but not quite on the same scale.
Best wishes

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Danette January 17, 2009 at 1:18 am

I had mixed feelings about getting a pet when our cat joined our family, I wasn’t sure our boys would be gentle or if the cat would be able to tolerate the activity level and noise level in our home. It has worked out well though, our cat is great with the boys and we set up a couple of “hidey-holes” where he can go when he needs a little peace and quiet :).

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