At school (years 6-12)

Connect with others raising preemies in the at-school years and share information and support.


How to Deal with it When Your Kids Say that I Hate School

  • By karven · Posted February 8, 2014
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  • As many other kids, my daughter used to hate school when she had to go to school. She would cry for a while before she set out to school, and showed her reluctance to step into the campus. I have spent ...

Preemie The Explorer: The Little Rocket Who Took Off Too Soon

  • By preemietheexplorer · Posted January 27, 2014
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  • Introducing a book which is designed to help school aged preemies who may be facing physical, emotional, and social challenges. This book is also useful as a starting point to raise relevant issues to ...

Former 29 weeker just diagnosed with ADHD

  • By Miracle24 · New reply January 1, 2014
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  • My daughter was recently diagnosed with Adhd, last Friday. My daughter was in a integrated class setting up until august and we had her main stream her in kindergarten. She attended a charter school(Private ...

Almost double her bone age

  • By lordsclay · New reply October 20, 2013
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  • My daughter was a micro preemie. Born @ 24 weeks weighing 1lb 7oz. She is now eight years old and is wearing my clothes and shoes. She started seeing an endocrinologist at 6 years old and tested positive ...

speech delays

  • By nanaandpapa · New reply September 29, 2013
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  • My granddaughter was born at 26 weeks at 1lb 4oz. My daughter had severe preeclamsia. She is very speech delayed and so now in grade one it seems she is treated as though she much more disabled mentally ...

Elementary years - need advice

  • By dwhite · New reply September 29, 2013
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  • My son is in first grade now...he's very tiny due to being a micropreemie and genetically. I'm concerned, because I hear kids comment on how tiny he is. I know this makes him feel sad, but I don't know ...

Preemies with GERD at later 7 and up

  • By MommaNC · New reply August 7, 2013
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  • Ok. I'm new to this community. But, my child was born in June of 2004 15 weeks early. I had an infection around the placenta that caused the premature birth. She was 1 pound 10 ounces at birth and now ...

Marrie former 24weeker

  • By ife · Posted July 31, 2013
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  • My precious angel was 6years old yesterday, I find it hard to stop huggin and kissing her yesterday looking back to a fighter she was and how adorable she is, Glory b to God in d highest amen she is doing ...


  • By sara9 · Posted June 26, 2013
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  • I hace a 10 yr old micro preemie with high myopia and CP. Does anyone know if there are any group gatherings around Tujunga Ca. for support and to find friends for our special kids ...

School age preemies having difficulty in school

  • By Lilac2 · New reply June 23, 2013
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  • Having learning issues in school seems to be fairly common for preemies. This article is about a little girl, a micro preemie having difficulties in school since kidergarten and what changed it all. This ...

Now 6 year old micro preemie - questions

  • By Mom2Elijah · New reply June 19, 2013
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  • Hello My son who was born at 24w/5d gestation is doing great! He just finished his last year of pre-school and will be starting kindergarten in the fall. Amazing how fast the time goes. I brought him ...

My preemie is graduating

  • By dancingwillow · New reply May 19, 2013
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  • I'm sooo excited to share with all you moms out there; especially new preemie moms that miracles are possible. I am so grateful to God for blessing me with a beautiful little girl who is now 5 and about ...

Texas Support group

  • By Aliasmom · Posted April 14, 2013
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  • We are having a support group that meets up once a month. It is for current and former parents with children in the NICU. We are also working on a sewing group to help make blankets, hats, preemie clothes ...

Any moms who had babies SEVERE IUGR?

  • By EmiliaRose · New reply April 4, 2013
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  • Hi! I'd really like to be connected with moms who have babies that were severe IUGR. Specifically, moms who had micro preemies. It's just not the same when you've had a 4 pounder...versus a one pounder ...

Where to get good shoes post-Stride Rite?

  • By ddiscenza1 · New reply October 20, 2012
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  • Well, Becky is now 9 and it appears she is on the last set of shoes for the sizing at Stride Rite. Stride Rite is the brand we have gotten her from day one because it was recommended by the OT and PTs ...

Wrights Law

  • By katek · New reply October 13, 2012
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  • For those parents who have questions about special education law, I wanted to spread the word about a website called Wrightslaw. It contains need to know information about IEPs ...

School and the micropreemie

  • By starwarsmomof2 · New reply September 7, 2012
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  • My son, Ian, was born at 27 weeks officially, but more on the tail end of 26 weeks due to 1 eye still fused at birth, and weighed 1 lb 8 oz. He spent 7 months in the hospital before he was home. He is ...

my 10 yr old

  • By myangelcandacemarie · New reply August 26, 2012
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  • My 10 yr son AaronMichael was born 3 months ealy he weighed only 3pounds though 15 yrs earlier i had a set of twins born on valentines day they was 3 1/2 months early. They only weighed two pounds they ...

How old really is my child?

  • By My2His1 · New reply August 22, 2012
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  • I am trying to track my son's development to see if he is hitting milestones. I get emails for 1 month old, etc. Although his Due Date is August 1st. I know I am supposed to be doing the adjusted date ...


  • By cheryl888 · New reply August 22, 2012
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  • My son is almost 6 weeks old (+1 week adjusted). He has been the most easy going baby. However today, and yesterday he seems to be getting overstimulated, and Im not sure what to do! Nothing has changed ...

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