I am a stay at home Mom who is receiving public assistance. I have a child with behavior problems that do not allow for him to attend outside school. I am a single Mom that can not work or go to school because of it. I'm struggling to survive on $516.00 a month. I really want to work or go to school, and not depend on the government. Before I became a parent, I worked and made decent money. Now, I struggle to make car payments, rent and keep utilities running on such a low income. Daycare is not an option, as his behavior is too out of control and requires one on one constantly. He was diagnosed with ADHD, Mood Disorder, and Sensory filtering Disorder. I love him so much, I know he can't help it own his own. I feel stuck and unproductive and sinking in debt from just the basics in life. Can't leave him with anyone so that I can work, I get calls soon after I leave to come pick him up. Can't do anything. Feeling discouraged and anxiety stricken. I hardly have money to gas up the car to take him to therapy, Missed so many appointments due to lack of gas money to get there. I have no help from anyone. He hasn't had his Father since 2006. I feel like I am drowning. Hard for me to be a good motivator in homeschooling, it takes lots of energy and all day to complete little tasks as his sensory integration gets in the way and his ADHD doesn't allow for sitting any length of time. I really need help.. Any advise will be appreciated. I know some of you have been through things as tough as this, please share with me. How were you able to overcome your troubles?
Denise M. Smith
Feel free to write me a personal message if you want to send me some advice.
My little Bran'boo and I Thank you ladies sooooooo Much an advance.
Answer by rinamomof2 at 6:29 AM on Jun. 21, 2011
Answer by RobinChristine at 6:38 AM on Jun. 21, 2011
Answer by Kimedbs at 9:15 AM on Jun. 21, 2011
The school CANNOT keep your son out. My son has ADHD and behavior problems. His attention span is NIL and his behaviors, well, let's just say they're rough. He just finished 4 year old preschool with the help of TSS, and a behavior specialist. Go check out the website, http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/edlite-FAPE504.html. He is guaranteed a Free Appropriate Public Education in the Least Restrictive Environment. And if your son needs TSS, that's OK.
Believe me, I know how you ladies feel. I'm a single mom and I had a great job, but with all of his appointments, I had to leave it to take a job where I could work evenings or nights.
Answer by TARARENEE at 10:17 AM on Jun. 21, 2011
Answer by RobinChristine at 2:16 PM on Jun. 21, 2011