Thanks Natalie. I have been trying to keep it all together but I am at the point where I just don't know what is right and what is wrong anymore and I just want that magic pill that doesn't exist. The school are involved, and have been very understanding, but no help financially as all the school psychologists are booked up and so I am spending $280 up front with a $140 gap each time we see our Psychologist. They also can't really help too much as the issue is getting my son to school.... but once he is there they all comment how happy he is and he is hanging out with friends, laughing and joking around... It is killing me to work out just WHY this is such a hard thing for him when it is clear when he is there it all seems great. I am constantly telling him how proud I am of him, and complimenting him on being brave when he manages to get to school. We are always telling each other we love the other, so he knows he has my 101% support. Long story, my husband died 10 years ago, his parents have been a god send the whole time, but 5 weeks ago my son had a falling out with them and my mother in law won't have anything to do with us now as she claims she is 'done'. She blames me for not following all the advise on this school issue that she gave, and she thinks there is something really wrong with my son because he burst out crying one day when she scolded him about send me an sms while they were out together... She thinks he was sms ing me to 'save him' for his grandparents, when in fact he wasn't feeling well as his anxiety levels were up and didn't want to tell the grandparents so he didn't upset them. I just keep putting one foot in front of the other and saying 'tomorrow is another day'.
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Hi all, I am a new member looking for help. I have a 13yo son who has had issues getting to school. Starting year 7 high school this year I have only managed to get him to a full week of school twice this year. Most weeks are now one or two days a week he can get there. We see a psychologist and have had blood tests, but he continues to have loose bowels on school mornings within the hour before schoola and for a few hours after I say stay home. I am so confused. Some people say I am not hard enough with him, but I am worried about the fact this has gone on all year... he is smart, funny, has lots of great friends at school, but I just struggle daily getting him there. I'm a single mum and work full time so I cannot afford to stay home and babysit him, and I worry this will ruin his self worth and his future opportunities and friendships.
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