I'm a mum to three beautiful children, Son 13, 2 daughters 8 & 4. We also have custody of our 12 year old nephew who has severe behavioural issues. He has been neglected and abused for years and was removed from his mother by DHS 4 months ago. We knew that she has a problem but were not aware of the severity or the impact on her child. He has developmental delays and lacks any real social skills. My husband & I disagree on how to handle his behaviour which causes further tension in the home.
Not much laughter in our house at the moment I am sad to say.
I work 2 jobs & run around after the kids & their various activities. When I get a spare moment I like to disappear into a good book.
ReachOut was recommended to me by my sons school as he is struggling with the first year of high school & some bullying. I am so worried about him as he has been telling another child at school that he wants to hurt himself. He seems fine at home but I don't know what is going on inside him. He is a very private person much like me. I don't know what to do to help him?
Weekends are a very stressful time in our house. I try to get our kids some space from the unpleasant environment whenever I can.
Just a Struggling mum at the end of her rope!
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