Just a mom

by april phillips
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I have a daughter that is 16 and a son that is 7 and they both have sensory issues. I have been crying out for help for years and have heard the usual, they need more discipline, and oh he is just being a boy, or she is just being a teenager!


I have worn myself to the point of crying myself to sleep for months feeling alone and so exhausted, not knowing if I was going to make it another day, and by the grace of God and my family I am still here. I came across your website and have gotten so much comfort in knowing that I am not crazy, I am not alone in my battle and I am not a bad mom!! THANK YOU so much

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Mar 09, 2011
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STRUGGLING AUNT
by: Anonymous

I am an aunt to a niece and nephew whom have been diagnosed with SPD. Their symptoms are similar yet very different. My nephew hates loud noises except if he's creating them. He has a hard time accepting "no" and normally throws a fit and expects his "way." My niece also has difficulty with directions as well and putting normal everyday objects in her mouth that she knows she shouldn't. I love them both but I don't want to be around them for long. I don't like the way they make me feel, which is overcritical and watching them like hawks to see what stunt they'll pull next. I feel I need help with the way I need to interact with them due to their disorders. Any suggestions?

Mar 04, 2011
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not bad parents
by: Anonymous

You have my sympathy, as we all have encountered the same misunderstanding from friends and family etc.. Thus in addition to suffering in seeing our children in difficulty, we have suffered or are suffering criticism and accusations.

We must fight ignorance with pride. We are not bad parents, but we have children with SPD.

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