Originally Posted by youngwife
I have a question....how many on the m.o.m section have special needs children?
We have several. It's neurological, as I mentioned before, my oldest has aspergers, then Bre has autism. Dan has aspergers as well, and Sam has adhd/dyslexia. Emily has social anxiety, but honestly it doesn't affect us day-to-day, it really just becomes an issue with shopping and making friends, she can cope with me around.
I think we're lucky, in that as homeschoolers, we've focused a lot on living skills and so everyone is pretty good at helping out. Even Bre can load/unload the dishwasher, help stir a cooking dinner, and she desperately wants to do laundry. She's mad because I won't let her, no matter what we've done she really just doesn't do it right and I don't want to rewash a dozen loads of laundry with too much soap, or not enough water, etc.
It'll get easier as your children get older, I know when mine were younger it was hard to see that there would ever be a light at the end of the tunnel, but Josh now handles his own drs appointments, has learned to advocate for himself, etc, and it's so nice.