Originally Posted by zoe398
I've been away, checking in from time to time here. I'm glad to be back and reading all the new posts. I do have a question fr those of you who are now adults.....
My DD is what you could possibly call OCD. I call it passion. BUT, what concerns me is that her intense need for stimulation could potentially be cause for concern later. Someone posted earlier about this desire along with their ostracization causing them to turn to drugs, alcohol, etc. Those of you who had parents who nurtured your unique spirits, what did they do? If you were ostracized, what would have you like to have seen differently?
I want so much to provide a strong foundation for her and to nurture her personality and spirit. I told her the other day that I see her as she is and will always love her. She giggled and it seemed as if her soul filled...like she was saying "finally! she gets it!"
anyway, any thoughts are much appreciated.
Do you feel yor DD is a "crystal" child? How old is she, and does she go to school?
Growing up as an indigo child, myself, I was always alone in school, reading under a tree when everyone else would be playing sports (I hated sports with a passion)... I needed a lot of support at home, cause I didn't have friends at school (except for that one girl, who I didn't see outside of school). My mom did the best she could, as a single mother. She once got me a "big sister", through the big sisters association.. I don't know if you have things like that in the US, though. I was also close to my grama and grampa, and I'd visit my dad occationally (he lived in the yukon then, so didn't see him often) and I had my brother, who I fought with quite a bit.
Whne I started to make more friends, I actually became an anti-drug spokesperson, to the new kids coming to the high school. And then about a year and a half later, I was stoned at school quite often. hehe. I was just smoking pot, and I found it very mind expanding, and it really helped me to discover my creativity, and see the world for what it really was. I think pot was a good thing for me (I was 15, when I started) I did mushrooms once too, and that was even better than the pot!! I'd say to stick with the natural stuff, and you should be ok. Acid, and chemicals are bad, not made for *people*, but I belive in nature having a reason it provides natural substances to get high on.
But I'm guessing this "advice" is probably way off base? you kid is probably 6 Yo, and you can't imagine her doing drugs.
: Just know that pot and shrooms are good, when used properly. I wish I had been more open with my mom about my drug use. She did tell me once (and my dad too, actually) "don't do acid", and I did, probably cause they didn't say much more than that. If they say "don't", do anything, I wanted to do it, to rebel, YK?
I think the main thing is to have a strong relationship with your kids, so they're not going off onto the street to buy pot (like I did sometimes, and I think back to it now, it was probably laced with crap :eww)
I don't know if that's helpful at all. I'm a dork, maybe I misinterpreted what you said. and I'm running out the door right now, so I am just writing whats on the top of my head.