If you have followed me for the past few years, or have read through my blog posts to get a feel for my my views around PDA, you will know that my number one message above all things is that the more tuned and in love with ourselves as parents to PDA children we are,… Continue reading Confirming what Kirsty said about strategies, the way I see things.
I am aware that this past year, I have not been able to write anything that has shared a lot of positivity. We have had a dark year and by that I mean, lots of challenges and a very unstable ride of chronic OCD. However, today was such a lovely day, I felt the need… Continue reading You are my favorite day. Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens.
This year has been a massive one for me. I don’t normally reflect on years, but it does feel like I have gone from one huge thing to the next with no gaps. Not only the life of PDA and OCD, but other biggies like an unexpected hospitalization for my husband, preparing for a court… Continue reading Pressing the re set button.
Following on from my explanation about accepting help, I want to delve deeper into my daughters situation of not being able to accept help for her recovery from OCD. As a mother, my only wish in the whole world is that she agree to embark on a plan to break down the control that OCD… Continue reading My girl.
I speak to so many parents of PDA kids who are in despair that their kids won’t or cannot accept help of any kind. When we are offering help with doing up buttons or homework, we can work around it, it’s not a threat to their health if they don’t accept help so we can… Continue reading PDA, It’s pathological, even for help.
Why don’t you come to parties any more? I don’t feel like I can be happy at parties. If I am at your party it means that my daughter is without her support. Me. I will worry about her the whole time that I am away from her and I cannot enjoy myself if she… Continue reading Why don’t you? A reply to the questions you might have.
That’s the thing. We don’t. We don’t understand OCD. But I can try and help you understand what it is like to live with chronic OCD. That person, that normal looking person is far from normal. They are disabled, in a crippling and most often hidden world inside their heads. That picture you see on… Continue reading Understanding OCD