Hey There!Welcome to Nut House Central: An intimate inside look at my crazy life. Where squirrels and nuts are always the order of the day. -Kammie S "Mamma Squirrel"
It’s amazing how fast time can go by. Especially when you have those days that seem to drag on and on and on. And they are still not over. If you are fortunate enough, you are able to get some vacation. And those days go by so fast your head spins and you have no clue how that happened.
I have not had a moment for a long time. Even now, it will be short. But since I have been away, I have had to start and adjust my son’s ADHD medication. On top of many other obstacles, this is one of the hardest. Simply because while he and I have support, it’s not from people we see every single day. In our home. And I am frustrated beyond belief. I am trying so hard to continue to encourage my son who, if you have a child with any kind of diagnosis along these lines, is not always very easy. Will he react well or will the world fall apart? Did he eat what he was supposed to or did he sneak something I won’t find out about for a week? Should I worry that he wants to spend time alone? My social butterfly? Those are just in the first 10 minutes of him returning home from school.
He’s hurting, confused, and uncomfortable. He doesn’t feel like he can be himself. I support it, to a healthy limit of course. Some around us want him to be someone he is not. And it’s in the same home. He doesn’t feel like he can please anyone. Yet he is so smart and funny and creative. And yes there are those moments where I wonder if I am doing enough, or the right thing at all. I get stressed and overwhelmed when he is in full on mode, and I find myself getting riled up. Which of course does not help anyone. I am getting better, but some days….
We have breathing exercises. He does mindfulness at school. Anyone have any other suggestions? I know about the essential oils, and we have cut dye and most sugar out of our diet. I really just want to help him be his best.
Pride before the fall
Isaiah 10:14. “And my hand hath found as a nest the riches of the people: and as one gathereth eggs that are left, have I gathered all the earth; and there was none that moved the wing, or opened the mouth, or peeped.”
The arrogance of this man is amazing. He brags on himself in the most laudatory terms, likening himself to gathering up the riches of the conquered people like a person would gather eggs from a nest left unprotected by the hen. No one was able to stand against him. He had conquered the whole earth.
Others have made similar claims all down through history, and they have all faded into the dim gray halls of human memory. Most of them will spend all eternity in hell because they trusted in their own power more and ignored Jehovah, the Lord of Hosts.
How many times do you meet someone and wonder how they have it all together? Or how many times have you found yourself envious of what someone else has? We have all done it, so it’s okay. No lying needed. No cover up required. Doesn’t mean it happens all the time. It is a moment in passing, especially if you are working on your walk with our Lord.
These points can make a huge difference. Find someone that will help hold you accountable in a positive way. There’s way too much ugliness out there.
Is the racoon looking in or is he looking out? Either way he can climb that fence – unless he is locked in a cage. We can’t tell the perspective.
Our joy, and perhaps even our curse, as human beings often comes from our ability to chose the way we will view and interpret the world.
People who are able to grow a more sunny outlook on things are happier and have less stress than those who tend to focus on problems.
It seems like a no brainer – always think about the best parts of every situation. Still, many of us find ourselves stuck on the negatives in front of us.
If we are fortunate we discover, and master, positive thinking at a younger age. Looking around at people of all ages, it is painfully obvious (and sad) that some people will go a lifetime and never uncover the answer.
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Don’t give up being your child’s advocate. Without a support system, they are lost. And as a parent, find a support system. We can’t be strong for them if we are falling apart.
#Anxiety or #ADHD ? How to Tell the Difference via @hey_sigmund
ADHD can be tricky to diagnose, but there are many wonderful clinicians out there who, with you by their side, will be able to widen your child’s opportunity to be the very best that he or she can be.