Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Homeschool; Life Update


It's been a hard month. I'm not sure I'm ready to write about it, to be honest. Looking down the barrel of an unknown illness is not exactly the most fun thing in the world. There's been a lot of doctors scratching their heads, and blood tests.

But there has been bright spots - I am now officially 2e myself, with a confirmed ADHD diagnosis. And that bit has been wonderful (apart from the mild hiccough of prescribed medicines with a high chance of pushing me beyond the veil - hello unusual allergies!) There is an amazing relief to be found in describing difficulties and events from the past and having doctors nod their head and say, "That's typical".

I am now more aware of my children's difficulties, and how to help them avoid the problems I have faced. I also know of the pitfalls ahead, which I'd thought of as personal failings - nope! Instead, typical 2e is - me. And the fear I know every parent faces, "Am I raising them right?", now comes with a few more signposts. There is real hope.

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