I am back!

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by Andrea Danielle 2, Nov 22, 2008.

  1. Andrea Danielle 2

    Andrea Danielle 2 New Member

    Hello to anyone who remembers me. I used to come on here a lot but have not said much for the past year. I lost my old login so just signed up again as Andrea Danielle 2.
    We have been battling the school board constantly, and are making slight progress.

    I plan to chat more on the site again. I miss all of you!


  2. Steely

    Steely Active Member

    Welcome Back!
    What was your old screen name? Maybe some of us will remember you!
  3. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    Welcome back Andrea! I remember you, lol! I can't wait to get an update on easy child & difficult child. :)
  4. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    Welcome Back!! I remember you too! How are things with the kids? I can't wait to read your article!

  5. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    What an excellent article. I hope that you get help from the various agencies. You are certainly doing an excellent job being a Warrior Mom!

    My husband works for the same co the Devoes in the article do. And we feel blessed by his job there - he earns enough for me to stay home. with-o that, our kids would ALL be failing. Jess really can't handle school, and until this year thank you couldn't handle it all the time either. I am seeing some signs he is heading into some anxiety problems this year.

    the company offers us AMAZING choices for insurance, one of which places no cap on mental health stays at a hospital! Or on the number of visits to a therapist.

    Anyway, I am so glad you are back. I was wondering about you the other day.
  6. maril

    maril New Member

    I am fairly new here, so you wouldn't know who I am. :D

    Thanks for the link to the very interesting article. How sad that mental disorders get less attention. What a struggle there must be for parents and kids. Lack of education about mental illness and negative attitudes of those that deal with children daily make matters worse. I really don't know if things are any better in the U.S.

    I hope all goes well for you and your family.
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2008
  7. flutterbee

    flutterbee Guest

    Good to see you again, Andrea. I have wondered how you and your family are doing. I'm sorry to hear you are still struggling with school issues. :(

    Good for you for participating in the article and thank you for sharing it.
  8. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Hi Andrea,
    welcome back.
    Very interesting article (sad, too!)
    Thank you.
  9. Fran

    Fran Former desparate mom

    I remember you well. It's good to hear from you and to see you are growing in your warrior mom status and things are improving. Welcome back and congratulations on the progress you are making advocating for your child.
  10. trinityroyal

    trinityroyal Well-Known Member

    Hello Andrea and welcome back!
    Thanks for posting the article. Very informative. (I get 2 of the other Toronto dailies, and don't normally read the Globe, so that one would have passed me by!)

  11. Ropefree

    Ropefree Banned

    I am newish here and do not have time to read this article yet. But you are in my world of women and men who are making a better future by creating the conditions we need for each other one person at a time. Thank you for all you do.
  12. totoro

    totoro Mom? What's a GFG?

    Hey Andrea how are you? I am sorry about the continuation of School struggles.
    How is difficult child doing? Let us know where he is at with treatment when you get a chance!
  13. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Welcome back! I plan to read the article in a bit!
  14. totoro

    totoro Mom? What's a GFG?

    Excellent article. So true yet sad state of affairs for so many of us. Sorry things are like this.
    I hope nothing too drastic has to take place for some stability to occur.
  15. house of cards

    house of cards New Member

    What a powerful and truthful article, thank you for bringing this into the open so others may begin to understand. Maybe then, things can improve. I hope the worker is helpful and long term for your difficult child. Oh, and I love the quote in the end of the article, something about "looking" normal.
  16. Andrea Danielle 2

    Andrea Danielle 2 New Member

    Thanks for the warm welcome back! The first day with his one on one support today was amazing - she is the support person that we had been begging them to bring in since she has worked with difficult child on and off for the past 2 years. The teacher really wants me to fight to be able to keep her for the whole year.

    Glad people liked the article. Him and I were also in the paper a few months ago with a picture... Now you will see what I look like...

  17. Hey, lady! I've been away for ages myself and so did a quick search for you. Seems I've missed a lot! Anyway, I'm going to try to visit here more often, so I'm sure we'll "catch up" -- so to speak. My difficult child is 8, in second grade, and still hanging in there. Hasn't been suspended this school year ... yet. He held it together until Christmas last year, so I'm crossing my fingers for January. Take care!
  18. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Great picture, Andrea! Everyone is smiling and attractive, dressed for biz, but enthusiastic, too (mostly Liam). Not sure if the photographer encouraged him to do that or if it was spontaneous but it sure beats the typical, boring corporate picture. :)
    Best of luck with-your school board article. Alas, you are in good company.