Pills without a plan… is not a plan. The best plan for us and for our child is to equip him with the tools to handle and overcome challenges. That meant heavy-duty structure, not medication.
Category: Special Needs
PTSD can manifest in many ways, one being nightmares. For my foster son, it seems he suffered from reliving the same scenario repeatedly. Here’s what we experienced and a few solutions we tried. Focus on the healing, love them as-is, and stay present, even when they don’t.
In a matter of months, this child we were caring for had received nine diagnosis’ with three more to be confirmed or ruled out. Be warned. This is not an unusual situation to run into.
I worry about the meltdowns he has. I wonder if he’ll end up on the 5 o’clock news one day. Will love be enough to conquer all?
To compose an entire essay was a distant goal for my son, IMO. Much crazier was the idea that we’d do this every single week! But two strategies have helped us accomplish this task successfully.
Homeschooling a child who refuses to learn on anyone’s terms but his own is a challenge. Let me set the tone… Dad’s never done this. ….