We have 4 kids. 3 are having developmental/education issues, and it's HARD.
Our oldest is 8. She has ADHD and was just diagnosed with depression. She doesn't live with us, however, DH is the one who ensured SD was tested for ADHD and learning disabilities. SD is being tested this week for LD, and was tested last year for ADHD after my DH took it to Court. She is on the K-1st grade level for most of her work, but is in 2nd grade (and has already repeated one grade). It's hard trying to help and at the same time to manage when we do not live in-state (her mother only medicates her, doesn't try anything else).
DS is 3. He has speech issues and he saw a psychologist who thinks he either has OCD or Asperger's. We are waiting for an appointment with the Developmental Pediatrician to see if he feels DS has either of those. We've already enrolled DS into the local elementary school to start speech therapy.
Our youngest DD is 1. She is developmentally behind on 50-75% of her milestones. They tested her at 9 days shy of 12 months, and I was told if she was 12 months old, she would have qualified because she would be greatly behind. However, she was rated using the 9 month scale (which covered 9-11 months), and was a few points shy of meeting the score to receive services, so now she's being followed via phone until she is old enough for an evaluation at 15 months (2 months away).
Our oldest DD had occupational and physical therapy when she was 1.5-2.
Not ONE of our children has gone without some sort of special services or needed services. Don't get me wrong, I don't think that there's a dang thing wrong with our children--they are PERFECT. It's just hard to handle 3 of our 4 kids all at once needing special services/help. I need some tips/ideas on how to destress and not feel so overwhelmed. I will do whatever is needed for the kids, but as a SAHM, with my DH working all the time, I am the one who has to handle the issues for DS and youngest DD...Any ideas?
Asked by Anonymous at 2:11 AM on Apr. 21, 2011 in Health
Make sure to take time for yourself. Even if you have lock yourself in the bathroom for a few minutes.. I have 5 and my oldest has ODD and when I am at the breaking point it always helps me.
Answer by Mazie0723 at 5:18 AM on Apr. 21, 2011
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