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Forum: Mental Health   08-12-2011, 07:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,459
Posted By joyluc
There are resources for parents at the National...

There are resources for parents at the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill. They have chapters all over the country so there may be one close to you and your cousin. They can give you information...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-08-2011, 02:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 856
Posted By joyluc
To answer your question a child with a mental...

To answer your question a child with a mental illness may have a special need. My son has major depession with anxiety that has kept him out of school a lot. He is on medication and is grateful...
Forum: Mental Health   07-03-2011, 08:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,284
Posted By joyluc
The National Alliance of the Mentally Ill (NAMI)...

The National Alliance of the Mentally Ill (NAMI) can provide information about resources in your area and has support groups for your SIL and her parents. Go to their website and search for the...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-26-2011, 07:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,594
Posted By joyluc
It is the University of Dayton but I think the...

It is the University of Dayton but I think the local state college branch has some great one week programs for kids that try to get them to think - not very campy. His music teacher does a 'band...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-25-2011, 08:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,594
Posted By joyluc
My ds is in a 8 week summer art program at the...

My ds is in a 8 week summer art program at the local University. There are 5 resident artists and up to 8 high school age student artists working with each professional artist. They are all...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-22-2011, 05:33 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,489
Posted By joyluc
 Thanks for the info Tigeresse, I will check...


Thanks for the info Tigeresse, I will check it out.
 
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Forum: The Mindful Home   06-21-2011, 07:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 948
Posted By joyluc
The local public health department may have an...

The local public health department may have an air quality division that can look into the issue.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-20-2011, 08:12 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,489
Posted By joyluc
I also feel like the parenting issues don't...

I also feel like the parenting issues don't address where we are at - partly because my 14 year old DS has a serious mental illness and I am on other boards about that. But I like the community here...
Forum: Parents as Partners   02-06-2011, 06:13 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,241
Posted By joyluc
I think marriage is hard. Both the actual work...

I think marriage is hard. Both the actual work (cleaning, cooking, etc.) which has increased from when it was just DS and I. But harder than that is the aligning two lives. We were both in our 40s...
Forum: Parenting   12-12-2010, 07:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,809
Posted By joyluc
When my DS was about 4 and my sister's DD was...

When my DS was about 4 and my sister's DD was the same age we took them to a big toy store and told them it was a toy museum. They totally believed us and we had a great time playing and then we...
Forum: Parents as Partners   12-12-2010, 06:09 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 13,818
Posted By joyluc
Regarding his yelling and seeming that it is...

Regarding his yelling and seeming that it is getting worse over time. My DH HATES his job and has gotten very short tempered, not yelling as much as snapping at the littlest things. He has been on...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-12-2010, 05:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 258
Posted By joyluc
Oh momma how hard. My son has struggled with...

Oh momma how hard. My son has struggled with school because of anxiety and I have had the same questions. Many people think it is better to get him there and keep him there because that is the...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-07-2010, 11:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,275
Posted By joyluc
Oh mama I am so sorry....

Oh mama I am so sorry. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/grouphug.gif What horrible news. My thoughts and proayers are with you and your family.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-04-2010, 06:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,072
Posted By joyluc
All of the appointments for sure and then...

All of the appointments for sure and then begging to get in earlier because he is struggling.

This week is the first year anniversary of his attempt and he is really distressed. He had been at...
Forum: Mental Health   10-27-2010, 11:15 PM
Replies: 5
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Views: 579
Posted By joyluc
My DS is 14, he is dx with Major Depression and...

My DS is 14, he is dx with Major Depression and Anxiety, although originally he was dx as Bipolar. He has taken 2 or 3 antipsychotics and Abilify is the best. It helps stabilize his moods and with...
Forum: Parents as Partners   10-07-2010, 11:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 368
Posted By joyluc
How does it feel when you think 'what if'? Is it...

How does it feel when you think 'what if'? Is it a relief to think about separating or does it feel wrong? I ask because DH HATES his job and he had a 'what if I quit' moment that was like a...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-04-2010, 11:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 833
Posted By joyluc
I am so sorry. My DS attempted with pills last...

I am so sorry. My DS attempted with pills last November. He has been dx with Major Depression and Anxiety so I don't know about Asperger's. He is on Prozac, Abilify, Trazadone and Lithium. He hadn't...
Forum: Mental Health   09-21-2010, 12:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,174
Posted By joyluc
Couldn't read without posting....

Couldn't read without posting. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/grouphug.gif You deserve friends and I am sure that there are many things you contribute to a friendship. Have you...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   09-12-2010, 11:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,958
Posted By joyluc
I met DH at a 3 week professional education...

I met DH at a 3 week professional education program that was like summer camp for grown-ups. DS was with my sister while I went. I hadn't been dating for a couple of years and was very 'mommyish'...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-31-2010, 12:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 667
Posted By joyluc
I have a 13 year old DS too and sometimes he...

I have a 13 year old DS too and sometimes he makes me laugh out loud. He is a great kid and it is nice to be reminded every once in a while. Your DS sounds lovely.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-09-2010, 11:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 620
Posted By joyluc
My 13 year old DS has had depression and...

My 13 year old DS has had depression and anxiety, I think a flashback to his suicide attempt triggered some of his anxiety. He is doing much better with meds and good docs and time to grow up a...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-09-2010, 11:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,655
Posted By joyluc
Hi, haven't been around much but wanted to check...

Hi, haven't been around much but wanted to check in because school starts in 2 weeks and I am worried for DS. He has had.a.GREAT.summer http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif

He...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-17-2010, 12:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 485
Posted By joyluc
I asked the head of the local School of...

I asked the head of the local School of Psychology who I know through work, the first place he sent us to was not very good but then he recommended DS's current therapist and he is really good. I...
Forum: Mental Health   07-02-2010, 11:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 765
Posted By joyluc
Good luck with your visit to your ILs. My DS has...

Good luck with your visit to your ILs. My DS has been having anxiety and it is so hard to figure out how to help him. He is taking a mix of drugs and going to therapy where he learns strategies to...
Forum: Grief and Loss   07-01-2010, 11:39 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,251
Posted By joyluc
Oh momma I am so sorry for your loss...

Oh momma I am so sorry for your loss http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/candle.gif Your Megan lives with every person who reads your story.
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