Sometimes in my day and in my dealing with the boys and myself really, the problem that makes doing the 'right' thing difficult or hard to see is that I am trying to use an old school way of thinking to fix a very new school problem. Mind you our issues are 10 fold, giftedness … Continue reading Old school thinking, new school problem ….
I'm done with feeling guilty! If my child needs a mental health day, if he needs to work from home (since almost everything is available online now anyway) than he will have it. I'm tired of feeling bad or guilty because I'm doing what's best for him, and for me! This morning he was pacing … Continue reading Done with the guilt!
... and taking care of someone else's, or in this case two some else's is exhausting! Calm, positive and optimistic are things I strive for. Understanding and secure and always patient .... but when you are constantly the recipient of cruel and rude words, nasty attitudes and the punching bag for today's stresses it tends … Continue reading Taking care of your mental health is hard work …
My youngest told me today as he was trying to manage yet another trigger - "There is no place for people like me in this world." The *funny* thing about that statement is that if the *adults* in his life would just grow up a little and show some common sense he wouldn't be having … Continue reading Truth hurts
One of the most taxing things about advocating for a child with a less than obvious disability is that people have a hard time believing and coming to terms with that which they can't readily see! Apparently it is not obvious to anyone in a position of authority that a child with a panic disorder … Continue reading People exhaust me ….
So we made it to the doctor, well two of us made it, hubby and I - the youngest refused to go even if all he had to do was just sit there. It simply wasn't something he was going to do so after 20 minutes of trying to pry him off of his bed … Continue reading Panic disorder ….
Today is Self Injury Awareness Day and a good day to write down some of the things I had to deal with as a child to show that there is help out there and you should never stop looking! I had a lot of issues growing up that were maybe in part chemical? I question now … Continue reading Self Injury Awareness Day
Here it is the middle of February in Canada and it seems that spring has actually sprung! The birds are singing, my plants are growing and the weather is fine! Very bizarre indeed. LOL The sun was shining over the weekend, finally and the oldest has convinced his dad to help him build a sword! … Continue reading Spring has sprung??
I have always believed that we are responsible for our selves and our own actions, no excuses and no exceptions. Part of what I want to hopefully instill in my boys .... you don't brush things off because they might be difficult or you're not in the mood and you don't blame others for your … Continue reading Responsibilities
The experiment over the past week has affirmed the choice to keep my distance. I have given this some time and gone through many memories that I would have rather forgotten only to find my way right back to where I began. There is a reason I choose this path, and have repeatedly chosen this … Continue reading Watching from a distance