08-29-2021 10:25 PM
08-30-2021 04:20 PM - edited 08-30-2021 04:24 PM
Hi @Boymumma3 and welcome to the forums! We're so glad you're here.
I'm really sorry to hear about the struggles you've had with your son - that sounds so hard for all of you.
Can I ask if he has always had these types of challenges, or if there was something (for example a trauma) that contributed?
It must be so frustrating to feel like you're not getting the support you need.
I really feel for you - you must be exhausted.
We can share some possible services or resources that might be helpful, but you know your situation best so first of all I wanted to ask you - is there anything in particular that you think would help right now?
10-07-2021 08:14 PM
10-12-2021 03:12 PM
@Boymumma3 that all sounds so stressful and tiring - I really feel for you.
If you ever feel like you just really need someone to talk to, Parentline is available to offer phone or webchat counselling - it can be a helpful link to keep handy when times are tough.
It can be so difficult to get appointments with services such as OTs and speech therapists. Have you had a particular OT recommended? If not, would it be an option to phone around a few and see if any can see your son sooner? If you want to try this option, Oneplace is a directory where you can search for services in case it's helpful.
Another option is Family and Child Connect - they are able to offer advice and support, and to help with direct referrals to services as well. It's possible to see them in person or contact them by phone or online. Alternatively, Act for Kids may be able to offer advice on where to access support.
One last thing that I personally found helpful with my child who had behavioural issues is therapeutic parenting - it's not necessarily for everyone, but here's some general information about it in case it's of interest.
I really hope something above is helpful.
Do you have support for yourself, or things you can do to nurture yourself?
You need space to take care of you as well, in order to be able to take care of your family.