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Has the weather and a full moon affected your kids?
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Posted 14 March 2009 - 09:01 AM
Both of our kids have been out of sorts this week - Mo has been having sleeps during the day at school, and therefore not sleeping at night and constantly coming into our room at all hours - and C has been playing up at school. And not just playing up - he's been displaying behaviour that is totally out of character for him.
When I sat down with the head of special needs at his school the other day she said that she wasn't surprised because she knew all of her SN kids were going to have a bad week due to the semi-cyclonic weather and a full moon.
To be honest, it had never occurred to me, and then I looked at both of the boys and what they had been doing and it does seem to have affected them both.
So do your kids behave differently in bad weather?
Posted 14 March 2009 - 09:35 AM
Oh my - if I didn't you before Festicles I do now!!!
Full moon? I had no idea - but it explains a lot.
Levi has been awful this week, just awful. Upset about going to school, argumentative, screaming and melting down at the drop of a hat (or a request to get off the computer!), toilet training non-existant and just last night he smeared the entire contents of a full wet pull-up across his room. Those crystal things take a lot of cleaning to get out of the carpet.
I've been wondering what I'm doing wrong and what's going on. I only told the guy from Family Services that we were "fine" about a week ago, and desperately wanted to call him back and sob "I lied, I lied - we're not fine, not now!" but now it all makes sense.
A full moon.
Might also explain Caleb's nightmares and difficulties in going to and staying asleep.
I had no idea it was full moon time again. Thanks!
Posted 14 March 2009 - 10:35 AM
it hasn't affected DS but it has affected me & not in a good way
Posted 14 March 2009 - 12:59 PM
Not the kids but me, yes! I had a very emotional week - but with no reason whatsoever. Nothing has happened to make me so teary, until I was driving home Wed night and noticed the full moon. It made sense then!!
Posted 14 March 2009 - 01:04 PM
OMG I have had the mother of all weeks with my two boys, and this might be the explanation why! Seriously, only last night I mentioned to my DH that something was going on as they were particularly challenging, esp yesterday. The boys have been fighting between each other, DS2 has been a grumpy little sod (but he does have an ear infection) and I've had a battle of wills with DS1 over TT'ing.
Posted 14 March 2009 - 01:11 PM
Well last night my DS was possessed so I guess the full moon could be an explanation
I was at my wits end by bed-time and thank goodness for nana day today or I would have gone nuts
Posted 14 March 2009 - 01:11 PM
More cheeky then usual, on the go all the time and moody (the kids that is)....
And being hot and cold does not help, they have had full on colds, then conjuctivitis, then a cough bug and DD threw up last night so not sure if she has another bug or it was a once off.
I am over sick kids....
The smoke from the bushfires put them off and they did not want to play outside. Yesterday was the first day in a month that they have been out and wanted to go out.
Posted 14 March 2009 - 01:16 PM
Oh my - if I didn't wub.gif you before Festicles I do now!!!
Come on you've always loved me!
I'm certainly inclined to watch the moon cycles a bit more closely now. And quite happy to see that this is not the only house that's had a bad week...
Posted 14 March 2009 - 01:47 PM
No, that doesn't happen here. I don't understand what a full moon has to do with how I or my DS act.
How can a full moon affect you or your kids behaviour?
Posted 14 March 2009 - 02:14 PM
Well I have no idea and its partly why I posted it in the first place. It had never occurred to me but I was assured by the SN head at our school that it is very common.
Posted 14 March 2009 - 02:45 PM
yep dd started badly on monday, blamed it on getting out of the wrong side of the bed till someone mentioned the full moon on wed and sure enough by thurs night i had both kids screaming past 11pm. My question is when is the bad behviour supposed to end? when does my excuse run out lol?
Posted 14 March 2009 - 02:57 PM
My 9 month DD has had a terrible week this week. She always goes to bed at 7pm but this week it has been 8.30 -9pm! Last night she was still screaming at 9pm and my DH and I were sitting on our bed shaking our heads when DH said to me I bet it's the full moon! It's the only thing that makes sense! I also saw a friend this morning and her baby has been exactly the same! Weird!
Posted 14 March 2009 - 03:08 PM
The full moon affects Jaxon, the full moon AND the new moon affect Crystal.
Posted 14 March 2009 - 03:15 PM
omg... is that why we had a feral week??? That explains everything!!!
Posted 14 March 2009 - 03:23 PM
Don't know, but DS is being extremely difficult of late....
Posted 14 March 2009 - 03:33 PM
How can a full moon affect you or your kids behaviour?
No idea but it certainly does. From experience the worst shifts for emergency services/hospitals are always full moons.
If you think about the fact that the moon affects the tides, and that the human body is mostly made up of water, it is certainly plausible that the phases of the moon could have an effect on us.
Edited by bobbbyjo, 15 March 2009 - 04:13 AM.
Posted 14 March 2009 - 08:13 PM
DS AND ME TOO
NOT LIKING TO FULL MOON AT ALL
sorry for yelling needed to get off chest.............
Posted 14 March 2009 - 10:30 PM
Autism + windy weather = chaos.
My Mum always says children behave badly in the wind, and its true.
The full moon only affects me, DP and I fight more around full moons and I hear that a lot of womens cycles line up so PMS = full moon. Not sure if its true but we can do a poll LOL.
I know someone who did a psych doctorate on full moon and the myth of "lunatics". Apparently retailers/police/security guards will often have stories of crazies coming out around a full moon.
Posted 15 March 2009 - 02:19 PM
Someone once said to me that our body is made up of 70% water (approx) and if the moon can effect the ocean's tides than why couldn't it affect our behaviours. It actually made sense to me when put like that.
Posted 15 March 2009 - 03:07 PM
Finally a thread close to my heart. I have been telling people about the full moon and how it effects you for ages, and no one believes me!
My kids go mental, I get grumpy and nothing ever goes right when its a full moon - it is absolute madness and chaos in my house.
Posted 15 March 2009 - 05:21 PM
When i worked in emergency services we used to staff up to cover the extra work during full moon. There were always more accidents, fights and mental health issues guaranteed.
Posted 15 March 2009 - 05:42 PM
DS1 (Autistic) often has disturbed nights when there is a full moon. Usually in the early morning hours, and around 2 hours of crying...
Posted 15 March 2009 - 06:24 PM
Some midwives were telling me the other night that the full moon is notorious for newborns being more unsettled than usual and that this past week had been a nightmare in the nursery. They also reckon more pregnancy things happen as well, like waters breaking.
Posted 15 March 2009 - 06:57 PM
YepI do believe it has affected both the boys this week, havent really noticed any changes with the girls though
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