05-21-2023 09:45 PM
05-21-2023 10:37 PM
Welcome to the forums @Sgshephs !
It's great you are able to keep clam by doing creative things. I hear you are struggling with an global issue - device addiction!
What are some things you have tried? Do parental timers, internet nannies etc work for you?
05-21-2023 10:42 PM
05-24-2023 05:26 PM
I am new to this forum.
i was given this by my girls well-being lady at her high school.
My daughter is 14yoa and has hardly been to school in Term 1 and I believe 4 days in Term 2.
I am looking to get a phycologist soon in which I have got someone I will book with soon.
My girl has been suffering anxiety and some depression since last year.
I believe Covid lockdowns and having covid played a huge part in her well-being.
The loss of her Nan 2 years ago, a huge part of her life was affected as all of ours was and still is.
I guess I wanted to see what other experiences for families are happening and if any advice or thoughts from other families.
I also have an 18yoa boy whose trying to find work but he has anxiety and adhd mild so it is overwhelming having both kids to help and deal with their well-being. As best I can,
I also work so it can make one quite exhausted and my husband does too.
Apologies I wasn't too sure what to type.
05-24-2023 07:36 PM - edited 05-24-2023 07:44 PM
Hi there @mishm ,
Welcome to the forums. We are glad you have been able to reach out. I hear your struggles in supporting your daughter to go to school. It sounds like there is a lot going on for you and your daughter.
Have you been able to speak to your daughter to talk about why she does not want to go to school? There can be so many reasons for this including:
- anxiety and depression (is this why she does not want to go?)
- friendship issues
- tiredness (wanting to sleep in)
- lack of motivation
There can be so many other reasons for school refusal, or it can be a mix of a few reasons. It might be worth trying to work out the WHY (if you haven't already).
You may be interested in reading of this young person's account to see if you can relate to what they are sharing:
You can also have a look at this fact sheet on how to cope with anxiety and school.
You daughter is welcome to connect with:
ReachOut Peer Chat https://au.reachout.com/peerchat
Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800 https://kidshelpline.com.au/
Also, have you ever discussed your concerns with your doctor? This might be worth doing if you haven't already - just to get a bit of guidance?
We look forward to hearing how you go and whether you are able to get any supports in place for your daughter.
07-08-2023 04:23 PM
Hi ,single mum here to 17 yr old son
adhd, dyslexia, dyscalculiar, dysgraghia , chromosone 19 duplication
Looking to talk to other parents
I have multiple health issues
I live in a small country town
No friends, no family support
07-08-2023 10:30 PM - edited 07-09-2023 09:05 AM
Hi there @Butterflymagic ,
Welcome to the forums. Thank you for sharing what is happening for you right now. It must be difficult to live in a small rural town and not have the support of family and friends while caring for your son.
It is understandable that you are reaching out and wanting to connect with people who may be able to offer some insight, share experiences, and perhaps help you feel less alone in all this. We read that you also have your own health issues.
Have you ever visited this link to various disability advocacy and support groups? You may be able to find something online or in your area.
I know you mentioned you do not have any active supports at the moment. Is it possible for you to get any respite support for your son?
At the same time, do you have anyone you can speak to, even over the phone, to support your own wellbeing? You may be interested in:
ARFMI Carers 1300 554 660
Carer Gateway 1800 422 737 https://www.carergateway.gov.au/
Please take care and look after yourself.
07-11-2023 11:35 AM
Hi @Butterflymagic I'm sorry to hear you haven't been successful in finding support through these groups. It sounds like you've been doing everything you can to connect. Do you have any current supports, such as a GP or psychologist that you've been in contact with previously?
It looks like you’re visiting us from a country other than Australia.
We are an Australian service and think you’d benefit more from looking up a similar service in your country.
You are welcome to look around the forums, but please don’t make an account or post, as we can’t offer you the help you may need.
Before you go ahead and post, you should know that we remove non-Australian accounts – not because we don’t want to help or connect with you, but because we may not be able to provide you with the service that you require.