Sarah - posted on 01/05/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )
I have two main reasons for posting:
1. I've learned that sharing my experience can and will help someone else eventually.
2. I could use support from others who have more knowledge, experience and understand.
In the last year we have learned that my DH and DS1(age6) and DS2 (age3) have sleeping disorders....DH and DS1 have the same. DS2 due to iron deficiency. Watching DS1 to for signs of ADHD and assessing in the spring. DH and I nearly separated recently until a therapist asked the question if there is potential of an ADHD issue at all? My husband answered that yes, he felt he had symptoms. He is being assessed currently for ADHD. And so I'm doing my research and feeling a lot of relief because of all the options to help our life feel less crazy, more calm and avoid some of the really icky situations we've experienced. I hope this is a place where I don't have to give all the details because I'm talking to a group of folks who have been there, right?!
I'm also implementing tips and tricks and DH is too at home and in our lives to simplify, simplify, simplify! Declutter, organize - I've been having somewhat of a minimalist attitude. If you google what it means to be a minimalist please note that I do not ever plan to be a radical minimalist...they don't have traditional beds, I love my bed. Back to the point, I have new reasons besides my own preferences for having a super organized, super clean and systematic home. It sure leaves less available for DH and DS1 to be distracted by. And it will help keep in front of them whatever it is that needs to be done.
I've found in all the literature I've been reading that while not an excuse there are explanations for just about every situation I've felt was hopeless and there are suggestions out there to help. I'm so looking forward to this journey, for it seems to have many more positive possibilities than we've been dealing with for some time. Both DH and DS1 are medication for their sleep disorders/RLS but nothing yet for ADHD. we will take things slow and do the research.
I'm looking for tips, tricks and support. A positive boost, a reasurring comment.