Kristy - posted on 08/19/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )
my name is Kristy; I have a teenage step-son with some learning issues.
I was thinking I might be able to be a contributor of some sort, based on my educational, professional, and personal background.
I was diagnosed with dyslexia-severe and stress induced ADHD when I was in the second grade. I have had many struggles n challenges.
I have volunteered n interned with students at all grade levels and levels of functioning. I have a certificate in early childhood education. I am qualified to teach up to privet kindergarten in the state of Co. I have worked in many capacities-nanny, day camp, day care, teaching exct.
I now have a BSW and am looking at a masters.
I have lived with these issues on both sides.
volunteer and a step-mom of a 13 year old boy. I live with my "partner", his son and my doggie baby.
I have a whole list of chronic health issues, which have come to be classified as physical disabilities as well as ADHD and learning and processing disabilities.
The biggest challenges lately are the pain and what I like to call "motivational issues".
Just looking n hoping for people that "get it", been there, won't judge, and can offer real help, support or advice and not just platitudes.
I am a step-mom, if that counts.
I have multiple chronic health issues and physical/learning disabilities.
My name is Kristy and I do the best I can as I can.