learning disabilities · Mental Illness

What To Do When You’ve Reached Your Breaking point

Cry.  I can’t seem to get out of my own way this morning, everything keeps reducing me to tears.  I’m not sad really just overwhelmed and overworked, yes even stay at home moms can be overworked.  I put on such a brave face for Ranee, for the boys for my husband.  I have to, just… Continue reading What To Do When You’ve Reached Your Breaking point

learning disabilities · Mental Illness

A Lesson In Sacrifice

After every institutionalization we would try our best to get back into a routine.  There was always a little bit of apprehension about returning to school, what to tell the other kids when they asked where she had been. She would be eager to get back to her routine as well, she missed her teachers… Continue reading A Lesson In Sacrifice

Mental Illness

Institutions and facilities for young mentally ill children

The process for getting a mentally ill child into treatment is so long and drawn out.  There’s no mercy because they are children, no greater compassion. the process is exhausting, especially for the caregivers.  We’ve been through this process now three times in six months.  Every hospitalization has been so exhausting on us as a… Continue reading Institutions and facilities for young mentally ill children

learning disabilities · Mental Illness

Knowing where to start when your child has multiple issues

Like most children I suppose, Ranee is like a puzzle.  There are so many components to her, many issues that we are working on sorting out. Long before Ranee’s mental health issues began, we started exploring her learning capabilities.  It has been a very long difficult process trying to get clear answers.  It seems like… Continue reading Knowing where to start when your child has multiple issues