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Struggling Through These Days

I lost my cool yesterday.  Many times I forget about the certain "wiring" of my 8th grader and this whole situation with her class work/home work and how those things determine whether she gets into our preferred High School just overwhelms what I see as logical, and makes me blow my top.  Unfortunately I blew my top all over her.

Being "high functioning" at things should be considered a good thing.  It can mean that you are at the top of your game and people look to you for guidance and answers.  It isn't good, however, when you are "high functioning" in the Asperger's arena, which creates false capacity judgements by those that are with you most every day.  Teachers don't clue in that you need "more".  And your parent can forget and lose their cool when a situation, that you had all been working toward improving, just keeps being, well, broken.

We are so close, so so close, to this school year being over and it is beyond frustrating that I am struggling with her teachers to understand that my sweet Katie is not just a shy kid, but that she is struggling to keep her thoughts together so that she can produce what will fit the teachers mold for success. 

Every day's a struggle.

I will continue to fight the fight.

Mama bears unite!


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2 comments:

  1. {Melinda} I so understand ... It's difficult when our kids don't have challenges that aren't obvious from the outside. And when they have gifts that aren't the ones that society most readily appreciates and embraces. I am so sorry you're having a tough week. You are a great mom for hanging tough and fighting for what she needs. It's not easy, but I do believe one day it will pay off.

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  2. I am sorry your world is heavy right now. It sounds like you love your daughter so much. The frustration must be overwhelming at times. Please be kind to yourself. You are doing great. An occasional slip up is important for contrast, so we can notice all the times we rock. And while you might not see it right now, I can tell from what you write that you rock, mom!

    Thank you for sharing your story. It's important.

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