Samarella's Journal

Fighting a losing battle

  • Samantha-

    You're an amazing mama to your sweet Jadon.  And you get extra awesome kudos because you're getting thrown curve balls.  I heart the book "The Explosive Child" by Ross Greene.  He has such a caring and compassionate way to understand the perspectives kids and parents as well as some practical suggestions for everyone.

    You are an amazing mama and I wish for you, and him, many many more peaceful moments.

    Lauren

  • Samantha-

    You're an amazing mama to your sweet Jadon.  And you get extra awesome kudos because you're getting thrown curve balls.  I heart the book "The Explosive Child" by Ross Greene.  He has such a caring and compassionate way to understand the perspectives kids and parents as well as some practical suggestions for everyone.

    You are an amazing mama and I wish for you, and him, many many more peaceful moments.

    Lauren

  • Samantha,

    I wish I had answers. It may not feel like it, but you are doing a great job. I hope things smooth out or maybe you find answers.

    Much love,

    Rebecca

  • I'm so sorry you're having such a struggle. I will say that my almost 10 yo nephew, who I spend a LOT of time with, has a lot of outbursts (he does not have ADHD) that result in him saying very hateful things over what appears to me to be nothing. Like you said, he freaks out before he has all the facts. He shuts down when people try to help him. I think a lot of it may be normal 10 yo stuff, learning to manage emotions and expectations, but I wonder about Ben, too. How to help him work through the struggles to get to the other side without losing my temper. It's frustrating. It must be more so for you. There is no doubt that you are the absolute best mom you can be. Just the fact that you're agonizing here shows that you are. I hope that you can find some ways to see more peaceful moments.

    Shannon