Having two sons with ASD's can be very difficult, since I have many of my own problems. This week my 10 year old had transitional problems. He fought and cried before the Monday start of the school week. He was also very upset because his usual bus driver has been sick. He did not want to go on the bus with the "old fart" replacement. Luckily, his regular bus driver was back. He is very high functioning as far as academics go, but they load it all on him. He has so much difficulty with hand strength, to keep up with the writing. Also, he is frightened to come up with his own ideas for fear he will be laughed at or that he is wrong. It can be a very hard battle. Sometimes, most of the time, I feel so alone and lost.
I have been working on my DBT homework, since I have borderline characteristics. If I don't go by the DSM IV and go by the DBT version, I have the disorder. One thing I'm having trouble with this week, is throwing razor blades out of the house. I feel like I need to have them, just in case. Does anyone else struggle with this? Also, I have the eating disorder as part of my SIB's (self injury behavior). I get on the scale and gain two pounds. Now I'm suppose to resist the urge to not eat and exercise and laxatives. Any tips for getting through those times???
Please give your input on any mental health issue that we can discuss or support at this site. I'm looking forward to hearing from everybody. crackednfragile
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