Hi, I'm new here. Just looking for a place to vent, I guess. Feeling very depressed over my life situation right now. See, my school-age daughter has sensory processing disorder and separation anxiety, so I homeschool her. Which would be fine except that she has real trouble doing actual "schoolwork," so I have to be VERY creative about teaching, which is exhausting and doesn't always work anyway, so it's also frustrating.
She also gets this really weird energy in the evening, like she has to wrestle, be in your face, has mood swings, etc. I mean this goes on for 6 or 7 hours, which is exhausting and, I hate to say it, but really annoying!
I can totally relate to everything about her, because I have her same issues (even that weird energy). I absolutely know it's not her fault. We have some things in place to help her deal with everything and to moderate her behavior, but it doesn't always work. The doctors just say we're doing the right thing. I haven't mentioned the weird energy to the docs because it just started up again after getting better for several years, so maybe I should take her back for that. Not sure if there's anything they can offer for that, though.
I think a big part of it is her needing more playtime with other kids. I work really hard at providing that, but it doesn't always pan out.
So I'm feeling worn out, frustrated, not wanting to do anything, incl. the basics. Just feeling really, really bad right now.
Thank you for listening. It helps just to reach out. I've read some of the other threads and I know there are lots of caring people here.