So, to catch up, I'm still a mom and loving it despite the challenges of raising a child with RAD and PTSD (Reactive Attachment Disorder and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder for clarification...) My sweetheart has started therapy finally and is doing remarkably well with it, considering her aversion to:
It's so hard to try to do what's best for her without the support of my family and certain friends. If they could only spend a day in her shoes. I hate the fact that some people think she is lazy for not going to school. Even my mom has misgivings about it, as hard as she might try to hide them from me. Thank God for the therapist and psychiatrist, and school social worker. They all see what she's up against and offer great support and insight. I need to learn to disregard the disssenting voices and still always do what is best for my daughter. There is nothing I can do or say that will help these other people understand. God knows my sweetheart daughter has learned far more in her year of homeschooling than she would have had I tried to get her in the school door each day. At least now she is going part time at her request. She wants it to work. She wants to fit in. God bless those who understand, or even try to understand what a mountain she has to climb every day.