Post by bonitavanhooser on Dec 24, 2020 6:23:05 GMT -8
I am new here and want to discuss my fear of raising a child with special needs. Actually, he is my single child, and I am raising it without family support or contribution of his father. He is growing old, and honestly, it is becoming tough for me to sleep at nights. Though before this Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown, I was visiting a psychologist and visiting a therapist and wasn't feeling this anxiety. But now, it is getting on my nerves. I am also about to attend this webinar tomorrow as someone suggested me to meet similar parents.
Mayhap joining such parents groups and attending sessions online I would feel better, but I think I need more support. It is more about mental support because I always fear what would happen with my son after me or what he wouldn't do without me when his own father is unwilling to take his responsibility. Secondly, this new lockdown and new strain are also making me a little upset. It would be great if you suggest me any online therapy or motivation group to treat this anxiety. Yes, I am not asking to refer any psychiatrist or practitioner. I only need some social support.
Moreover, you can suggest me movies where single mom raise disabled children, books or even inspirational stories etc. Waiting for your suggestion.
Raising a S/N kid is HARD. Coupled with single parenthood AND the pandemic - that's beyond tough IMO.
My son is 22 and is S/N - mental issues. He is in a residential treatment facility and used to come home on the weekends. He's been home since December 22 and will be going back on Monday 1/11.
Keep in mind that this is a temporary situation for you. Your child will age out. IDK what resources you have for S/N folks in your state/country. I know for us we are fortunate to live in NYS where there are many services for kids and adults like my son. That's why my taxes are so high.