I get it. I understand what it’s like to have a child who struggles in school and in life. I get it.
I understand what it’s like to stay up for hours researching a disability or symptoms. I know what it’s like to worry every time there is a transition back to school. I know how stressful IEP meeting time of the school year can be. I know what it’s like to be continually looking for different therapies and treatments- anything to help your child. I know what it’s like to avoid doing activities or outings because of your child. I understand the pangs of guilt when you think you’re not doing enough.
I know what it’s like to be unsure of your child’s future.
Writing this blog post, I’m putting myself out there. I am showing you my most vulnerable side right now- the side that is a fierce, relentless protector of my son.
Cried during an IEP meeting? Done it. Yelled during an IEP meeting? Been there too. Secretly wished that my child was “normal”? Yes, that too.
I’ve done it. I get it. I’m still doing it, and it stinks.
Having a child that struggles, having a child with special needs or with learning challenges, or anxiety, or anything that makes life (at times) unbearably difficult, stinks.
I want to tell you- I’m here.
The other Brain Fit coaches are here.
Our owner/director, Pam Formosa is here.
The entire Brain Fit Team is here.
We are here to help. We are here for the kids and we are here for the adults. Many of us have children with their own struggles- it’s not only me.
We want to help. We want to be there when others turn away. We want to be the person- the group of people, that can help alleviate fears. We want to be the people that listen when you need an ear. We want to be the ones to sympathize when all you need is sympathy. We want to be there to support you with your child’s education- we even have an amazing advocate on staff! We want to be the objective set of eyes, looking through the Brain Fit lens.
We get it. I get it.
You don’t have to do this alone. We’re here. Just ask.