Hi everyone, I'm new here. I found this site looking for groups and places I can get help and suggestions on issues with my kids. Right now I'm concerned deeply about my 14 year old daughter. She is a special needs teen who is as normal as a 14 year old in every other area but who has something called speech apraxia (it affects her ability to speak clearly; she knows what she wants to say but it gets jumbled up before it comes out) and is therefore in classes at school with the special needs kids who are severely disable and so she has not made any friends at school where most kids find their friends. Every year it hurts her more and more as the one neighbor who was filing that spot for her has moved on to boyfriends and work and high school. She is two years older than my daughter and doesn't have time for her anymore. I am looking for any suggestions, help and support with this issue. It breaks my heart especially when my other kids have friends over every day and sleep overs every weekend. Where are the best places to help foster friendships? Are there any resources for this type of thing? Any help is greatly appreciated.
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I too have struggled with my demons while trying to raise Queens and a King and now find myself in the same place as you. I'm lost without any idea how to help my 14 year old Queen. She is without friends because of a learning disability that took her to the special needs classroom and the kids in that room are severely disable while my queen is on the opposite end of that spectrum. She is now depressed and struggling because she is lacking the social aspect of her life. Her one friend was a couple years older than her and while they were inseparable when they first met; this friend now has a boyfriend and a job an other friends so she is never available for my beautiful queen leaving her devastated and lost. I joined this forum in hopes of learning some tools to find friends for her and guidance for me on how to talk to and address some of the issues I have in my life with them in a way they can understand. I wanted you to know that your not alone and if you ever need to talk; I'm here.
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