For years I have been going round and round with teachers and doctors about my daughter possibly having ADD or Bipolar disorder. I have had a therapist agree but it seems that in this state they need two statements, one from the parents and one from a teacher or outside party. Well all teachers have their excuses which range from just not believing in meds to feeling that she just needs time to adjust to new school, new baby, dh being in the military or whatever they find at the moment.
Some of this may be true and may be the reason why she doesn’t handle change so well but there are other things like short term memory, her not being able to focus, her not finishing projects and other such random things.
A few days ago she had a melt down which started with the normal teenager mouth off and then led to her refusing to listen and then screaming and tears in her room. I know some teens do this and some don’t. I can say that she’s not had a break down like since dealing with the teacher who was drinking in class and was later arrested for it. It was kind of shocking but I guess I could see it coming since she had come to me in tears at random times for random reasons and has also been hanging on me more than normal. I knew something was up but how do I control and work with such things if I can’t get anyone to acknowledge the issue. I’m going to try again with the doctors and hopefully we will get some answers. 2 years ago
Funny, 2 years ago I left my status on this as “Depressed” and here we are 2 years later and I’m on the same boat still. Well, I’ve lost most of my belongings, had my landlady kick us out after we paid rent (and she kept the money!) so we ended up homeless and camping for almost 2 weeks and then bought a house that ended up having major plumbing issues that none of the people we hired caught onto. Then I lost tons of computers and I also lost my brother. Oh and I forgot, I also had a baby. Just a lot going on and while I do try to pull myself out of bed and get going, it is hard. I have put in the effort to make my kids happy. For an example: though we moved a good distance from her school, I still take my daughter up to her old school even though we live across the street from one…like really, the school is in the middle of the neighborhood and there are no houses across from me, just the school yard. Also, I am home schooling my daughter and her best friend so I drop one child off about 10 miles away and drive back towards my house and then another 4 miles south of it to pick up someone else child whom I bring back home and home school. I think I put in a lot of effort with my older ones but wish I did more for the younger ones. I mean, I still nurse the baby who is 18 months and I’m still doing things with the boy but I just feel that with the weather and depression, nothing is like it should be. :( 2 years ago
Yes, once again with the YMCA classes. Well, the boy has had tons of fun during his class. I was speaking to his instructor and she had nothing but positive things to say. When I told her that I co-sleep she went into how she wasn’t surprised because of the way that he acted, said that he seems like an AP (attachment parent) baby…He is. We had a long talk about my parenting style and how it shows with him…I’m totally proud of myself. LOL
As for the girls, I made them go back to cheer and guess what, they love it! Now they want to go back next week.
I spent time with the boy doing things like the park and hiking but I wish I could spend more time with the girls. Today we went and opened the easy bake oven but didn’t realize that it needed a bulb (thought it came with it) and all we have are the energy saving ones which it can’t use. Darn! 4 years ago
My kids haven’t done Y classes in a while. Since this summer actually. Well today was the first day for Y classes for all of them. The girls are taking Cheerleading. I thought it would be nice since they both have talked about it at school before. Of course they wanted to take swim and gymnastics instead (both they already have taken) and so they claim that the class was “Okay”.
The boy had toddler tumbling which in short is just a bunch of little ones having free time climbing on things. He is the biggest in the group but the next group is ages 3-6 and that’s a bit too wide for me so I’m keeping him here. He totally loved it and I wish I had gotten pics of it. 4 years ago