10-10-2018 06:42 AM
10-10-2018 10:25 PM - edited 10-10-2018 10:42 PM
Hi @Ml_g9 firstly I am sending you so much love during this incredibly painful experience, it is very evident you have a connected and loving relationship with your boy. It must be nerve wracking given how little his Father is involved, to truly know whether he will be emotionally safe. Have you spoken to his Father on the phone? You've mentioned your Son is up against some struggles outside of the home, have there been any major changes at home, perhaps with his younger brothers or anything else? I would definitely recommend using our service, as well as reaching out to your supports. Your own self-care is important right now, would you consider seeing a counsellor or having a chat with the crew at Parentline (state numbers are the bottom of this page)? They have a lot of experience in supporting parents. Please know you're not alone, many in this community are supporting one another through the challenges that surround raising young ones. I am going to tag some of our community to provide their insight too
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10-11-2018 05:45 AM
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10-12-2018 05:05 PM
@Ml_g9 , must be such a horrible time for you really sorry to hear all of this.
I can hear how much pain you're in during all of this.
I can only say what other parents have jumped in to say - that it could take time, but things can change. How he is now, it not necessarily how he will always be.
What are you doing this weekend to take care of yourself in all of this? What supports do you have?
Its so so important that you are doing the things you need to do to keep above water and stay well
We're here to listen x