My story begins with finding out my child has ADD in kindergarten was a hard thing to grasp here I am a single mother with 2 other children that do not have this. What is this? Did I do something wrong while pregnant? Was I too old to be pregnant? How can I correct it or can it be? Where do I began? So many questions so many things I need to be find out so I began my research and realize it wasnt me but how those neurotransmitters are firing in the brain. So began my quest to help my son I changed his diet, took behavior classes, therapy for him,medication and did biofeedback and read everything. I couldnt cure him but I can help him cope in school which for the first year was a rollercoaster of IEP meetings, trips to school for behavior outbursts, lots of crying and just hoping he would get through day and I stay at work at whole day.
My son is now 7yrs old he is still on medication and in a smaller 2nd grade class to help with those outbursts he has less frequently. Every year he gets better but the challenge remains, I used the reward system with things he likes or places to go we work on things in a different way.
As a mom who has spent so much time doing this by myself one thing my son has wanted was a house and his own room I lost my house when he was a year due to a layoffs and my mortgage sky rocketed my older children were devasted but have kept hope for getting another house. I thought it would it be nice to have a house for my son to play outside since he is the youngest but since I have taken care of other family members for 10 years and I have not been able to do alot of saving, its been long hard road supporting my kids and other members of my family.
So please if you can help by donating it would make a world of difference to me and my children especially my son who needs a helping hand in growing into a young man by having his own space.