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|Tue, 05-18-2010 - 8:09pm|
Miss H has been having a rough time lately...really struggling with "being the only normal kid in the family" as she says.
She got into the van after track today and told me I would be getting a phone call from the school counsellor tomorrow. Turns out H ended up crying in class,and got sent to see her.
She mentioned being the only "normal kid"(to which her teacher replied...you aren't normal...you suffer from bossyitis LOL..she SOOO does too LOL)...and that she doesn't feel safe on the top bunk, she wants her bed on the floor(she's been on the top bunk for 3 years, so I doubt it is a feeling safe issue LOL), and that she wants her own room.
I understand...she misses out on a LOT! Can't go to the mall...both kids lose it. Can't go to big celebrations...between crowds and fireworks. Can't go to amusement parks, same thing. I can't stay at birthday parties with her. She more often than not can't have friends come over to play. She is dragged to appts....has to work around N's moods to do anything..
BUT!! She gets to do lots they can't. She can go to a friends house to play. She can phone her friends. She can stay after school for track or other activities. She can go to summer camp. She can go swimming with friends. She can play outside unattended.
I moved her mattress onto the floor today. We'll see how she decides she likes that LOL.
But I feel like I am failing her. Like no matter how much I try to do, it isn't enough :(
Kelly, single mom to
N, 11 years old, Bipolar, ADHD, Anxiety Disorder, Sensory Regulatory Disorder,Non Verbal Learning Disorder, Developmental Coordination Disorder, Complex Partial Epilepsy,Verbal Working Memory Impairment.
H, 9 yrs, Very active. And very typical too LOL!
M, 8 yrs, Anxiety Disorder, PDD NOS.