Longing for some normality in life..

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by nandz, Oct 16, 2010.

  1. nandz

    nandz Guest

    I know there is no such thing as "normal", but I guess I am just longing for just ONE day of knowing what its like to have a "typical" kid who doesn't rage, melt down, run around like crazy, not listen, or be defiant....maybe I am feeling sorry for myself right now, but sometimes you just need to wallow in self pity to feel better at times. SIGH..thanks for listening.
  2. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    Well...I know it's hard. Do you know what the problem is with your kiddo? Do you have a diagnosis? That could help us give some suggestions. Have you read The Explosive Child? That's very helpful in my opinion.
  3. HaoZi

    HaoZi Guest

    Most parents of teens I know would consider a day like that pretty normal. You're not alone, if that helps.
  4. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I can totally relate. Hugs.
  5. Bunny

    Bunny Guest

    I can relate too. difficult child starts his raging, demaning tantrums and I think to myself, "Can't we go just one day without this **** going on?" I understand. I hope that today is a better day.

  6. Farmwife

    Farmwife Member

    I always thought that "normal" would freak me out anyway so why bother. I am so used to chaos that a quiet day gives me anxiety now, just don't know what to do or expect. *sigh* Kind of tragic and funny all at the same time.

    I would be afraid of a "normal" quiet teen. I would watch them as if they were some psychotic volcanoe just ready to blow any minute. lol

    I need a nap. A long, alcohol induced nap on a beach. (a beach in a country that has outlawed teens)
  7. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    Pity parties are a necessary part of raising a difficult child. You go ahead and let those feelings out. It's the only way you'll find the strength to soldier on.