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The new special needs section

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FioFio Mon 15-Jun-09 12:40:25

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saintlydamemrsturnip Mon 15-Jun-09 12:47:47

I thought that about the titles as well.

Is it meant to be Special Needs. Children. Do you think?

I don't like it either.

And I notice we're not parents any more either (well we're not in being a parent or whatever).

I don't really understand it.

And I have a 10 year old so posting in children is OK but a bit odd as most people are posting about pre-schoolers. But he's not really a teen either.

So I spend half my time in topics (actually I don't - I just go on other easier to navigate sites instead and only ever check my threads).

2shoes Mon 15-Jun-09 12:50:42

I like the teen section(saint do post there please) but agree with the totle for the prent one as it sounds like it is for me, but it isn't iynwim.
perhaps the teen one needs tweaking, but if it was called older children, someone with a 5 yr old would post .

FioFio Mon 15-Jun-09 12:51:11

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FioFio Mon 15-Jun-09 12:52:01

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2shoes Mon 15-Jun-09 12:52:13

but fio, i got a very good reply to my question, in the old topic it would have drowned.

2shoes Mon 15-Jun-09 12:52:37

but a 17 yr old is not a child

2shoes Mon 15-Jun-09 12:53:06

10 plus?

saintlydamemrsturnip Mon 15-Jun-09 12:55:55

If there was a way to get between teens and children without having to go to topics I would read both.

FioFio Mon 15-Jun-09 13:11:18

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TotalChaos Mon 15-Jun-09 13:18:50

I'm not so bothered about "special needs children" - but I think that "special needs parents" could be a confusing and/or offputting title for parents with disabilities/conditions that affect say mobility. agree sticking an age on teens/older children would be helpful.

2shoes Mon 15-Jun-09 13:36:49

lol fio she is 14, but I will still be posting when she is 17 and no longer a child

FioFio Mon 15-Jun-09 13:49:28

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saintmaybe Mon 15-Jun-09 13:54:06

I still can't re-subscribe sad

I get a 'feed unavailable' page

Agree that it's a bit clumsy and confusing

2shoes Mon 15-Jun-09 15:03:26

tbh I think it is good we have new topics, I felt unable to post in sn as I can't remember what it was like when dd was a pre schooler. so I became homeless.
it is nice to have a teen topic that I can post in.

Peachy Mon 15-Jun-09 15:06:16

Agree generally, don't like titles- think they are confusing- needs resorting abuit imvho.

saintlydamemrsturnip Mon 15-Jun-09 15:19:41

Is there a reason that 'special needs parents' ( very odd title - surely parents with disabilities ' better) is in with all the parenting children/ teens with sn? I fully admit I may just have kissed something but the issues are so different and from an identity point of view seems a bit odd to me.

FioFio Mon 15-Jun-09 15:41:46

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saintlydamemrsturnip Mon 15-Jun-09 15:52:56

Ha ha kissed should be missed. Silly iPod.

2shoes Mon 15-Jun-09 15:53:38

xxx lol

Peachy Mon 15-Jun-09 17:50:41

Oh I seeeeee saintly dame

Was wondering whsoe arse you were kissing there for a mo <<confused emoticon>>

JustineMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 15-Jun-09 22:33:16

Happy to re-sort guys...
We wanted to build a special needs area to give it a bit more prominence and to allow some specialist areas within it. Plus to bring it all under one umbrella as has been suggested it was dotted around a bit. But happy for you to rename areas according to your needs/ wishes - our only constraint is space really... so ideally not too long.
Thanks for the input.

saintmaybe Mon 15-Jun-09 23:54:15

And can I please subscribe again, Justine/ tech? TIA

FioFio Tue 16-Jun-09 10:16:42

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madwomanintheattic Tue 16-Jun-09 10:28:26

i'm baffled as to why the parents with disabilities section has been moved tbh.

i also still find that it is making me a bit edgy to have a completely separate sn area, as though children/ adults with physical or learning disabilities are being primarily identified by those issues... i had been under the impression that the existing sn area (under the 'being a parent' topic) was going to be broken up to include a space for parents of older/ teen children with sn, and was quite happy with that.

i really, deep in my gut, object to being cordoned off as 'different'... i know i'm probably over-reacting, and i'm trying to look at it as 'well, chicken keepers are parents too and aren't getting their feathers ruffled about being in a different area on a parenting site' wink but my daughter with sn isn't a chicken lol, and my issues to do with parenting her, are, er to do with 'being a parent'... which is why i liked it where it was <sulk>

i know it's tragically 'nobody puts baby in a corner', but i do feel a bit ostracised at the mo... not at all empowered lol.

ultimately, i'll deal with it, as you can't please all the people all of the time, blah blah, but it just makes me a bit uncomfortable.

agree with the link requirement between the two kids topics though - it's a total farce to have to trawl back to topics and scroll all the way down again to get back to where you started...

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