Jeni - posted on 12/14/2008 ( 13 moms have responded )
I'm new to this group and am looking to talk to other Christian moms who have children with mental health disorders. I have a smart, active 9 year old daughter who struggles with anxiety disorder, depression & sensory integration disorder. I have a funny, quirky 4 year old boy who also has sensory integration disorder plus some other problems we haven't been able to diagnose yet. We have ruled out autism even though he has a medical diagnoses of PDD. I feel we still don't have all the pieces to the puzzle yet. And I have a delightful, siily 6 yr old girl w/o any disorders but who puts up with a lot of confusing junk from her siblings.
It is very overwhelming most days dealing with the wide range of behaviors. I have a great husband but he works a lot with a long commute & just isn't in touch sometimes with where the kids are emotionally. Plus I work evenings teaching private piano & voice lessons so we often have to "tag-team parent". Sometimes it is hard to stay one step ahead and the Lord just feels very far away.