Single BiPolar Mom, works from home, daughter has ADD and possibly ODD

Jackie - posted on 09/14/2015 ( 2 moms have responded )




Hi everyone. Just a quick bit about me and what I am here for!

I am a 39 year old single mother of a beautiful, smart as a whip 7 year old girl. I was diagnosed with ADD and BiPolar at 32. I struggle with motivation and patience and, although I mostly keep it together, I feel like some days she would be better off without me.

I have friends and family who support me, but I am also very sensitive and often take things the wrong way. My daughter has developed these traits and it's heartbreaking.

I have a great job that I love, but it is SO hard working from home. I never stick to a schedule, I don't hardly cook and I do go out too often (about twice a week). Her homework is always done, she is always clean and well dressed, she is in activities and has play dates often with my friends' kids. She is a very loving child, but emotional and easily offended.

Anyway, I just wanted to become part of a community that understands. It's one thing to be a single parent. It's another thing to be a single bipolar parent. When you throw in the issues my daughter faces with getting along with peers, I often feel like NO ONE can understand.

I hope everyone is having a good day and I am glad to be sharing my story.


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Melissa - posted on 09/15/2015




Hi Jackie- thanks for sharing. I haven't been in your shoes, but I can tell you that you are a great mom and you're doing an awesome job! We are here to support each other however we can, so feel free to vent any time. We all have our strengths and weaknesses, but in the end, we're all just trying to get through this life with grace and truth. :) Have a great week!

Jasmine - posted on 09/14/2015




I may not be a mom yet but my little brother is the same way, so please don't feel like no one understands because I do. If you need someone to talk to I'm here to listen and support you. Sorry I don't have the maternal experience but I'll help however I can.

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