- Family and Parenting
Stepmothers Day by day journal
When I was growing up my family always seemed to push me aside or tell me not to talk about my mental illness because others would think I was "crazy". Therefore I grew up scared of what others thought of me. I kept to myself and developed antisocial habits. I did not like crowded places I did not like going out. Much less to socialize with anyone no matter who they were because I was "not normal". I decided to write this for anyone who is having the same problem. You were given a voice to be heard. Not to be shunned into the darkness.
My motivation to open up on the subject would be my little sister and my step son. They are going trough the same day by day bullying at school both at the age of 16. Nobody should have power over their thoughts or any right to push them around for something they can not simple handle. But people are to closed minded to comprehend what is going on around them in this twisted earth. Here I will share with you some of the activities and motivational conversations I have had with both of them.
- I suggested both of them to carry a journal. They should be able to write freely about what they are feeling with ought anyone scolding them.
- Every week we have a day where I let them unload, talk speak their mind. I do NOT yell at them by any means violence will never fix a problem.
- I leave them little notes telling them how much they mean to me, electronic or physical it always seems to bring a smile to their faces.
- Speak of your own issues. your children think that just because you are an adult that you have no idea what it is like but sometimes people learn better trough the experiences of others.
- Hug your children, tell them you love them. Don't smother them but let them know that you care.
- Dealing with a child with mental illness IS NOT IMPOSSIBLE.
- If you have any questions feel free to ask.
We all know that depression is no game. It is a terrible state for a mind to be in especially of a child. If you notice a depressive pattern in your child you should seek help and orientation immediately. Signs of depression may be:
- Lack of socialization.
- Poor appetite.
- anger management
- Not wanting to go to school.
- Avoiding certain people.
These are just a few, But children (and adults as well) have a way to show you something is wrong.
Do not ignore them.
It's a cry for help.
Smiling on the outside but screaming on the inside
Be a good parent
Is your child suffering of a mental illness?
I have been diagnosed with:
- Social anxiety
- Panic attacks
- People pleasing syndrome
- Bipolar Disorder
Yet I am not afraid to talk about my mental illness or give advice for those in need.