struggling with special needs children
Hello Matchy, just read through your whole thread. It is so obvious to me that you love your children so much. It's awesome.
Anyway just wondering have you or your daughter considered like doing school online through the TAFE system? Since it appears she seems quite bright. I don,t know it may just be good for her.
And have you watched Fathering Austism on Ytube? It's about this family that has a girl, think she is about 14 years old now. You may pick up some tips. Or maybe relate to this family.
I can hear how overwhelmed you are feeling, and i want yiu to know that you are not alone.
I have heard from two friends and my sister this week saying that they feel the same way. I was helping my niece with pythagorean theorem via text and i was googling everything as we went.
You said that the one thing you could do, teaching your daughter to drive, has been taken away. This is just temporary.
And- remember that you are so much more than a driving instructor. You provide a loving, safe, consistent home, you give your children loving attention, you cook and bake for them - these are huge acts of love.
There will be a way around the hurdles and challenges that these restrictions pkace on your daughter's study, try not to worry too much.
In years to come, your love, steadfastness and security will prove waaaay more important than if you knew how to help your daughter with her homework. I know it's important, but maybe over the term break you can set up some assistance through the school, if you tell them you are struggling to help with her studies.
I am confident that you will find a way through this.
That must be so incredibly difficult, especially if he is very set in his ways with his accepted foods - i can only imagine how difficult it is for you.
Would it be possible for your ex to get some extra supplies of the foods your son will eat, and drop them over to you?
When you used to use visuals with him, did you find that they helped him to understand? Would that be something that maybe you could start up again? (Just a thought, it may not help much).
I'm so sorry you are going through all these extra huge challenges - it's a lot for you.