UnsinkableKristen Posted August 1, 2012 Share Posted August 1, 2012 First of all, this really isn't a JAWM thread. I need actual advice here. ALL of my kids are in "high needs" seasons right now. I have NO idea how to cope. DD7 & DS6 are each in the process of being diagnosed for ADHD. DD7 is very, very emotional. DS6 is very, very, very, very hyperactive. DD3 is ... 3. She is obstinate, pushing boundaries, and trying to exert her tiny authority. DS 10mos is teething, growing, and not sleeping AT ALL. Individually, I know what to do about all of this. I know I need to listen and empathize with DD7. I know she needs attention and conversation and constructive activities to feel good. DS6 needs ACTIVITY. He needs to run and he needs a good strong routine. He probably needs medication (sigh. sigh. sigh.). He needs an understanding parent and an advocate and someone to be patient with him. DD3 needs a firm parent, constant reinforcement and redirection. And major consistency. DS10 mos needs to be snuggled. Lots of snuggles. My problem, though, is how am I supposed to do these things ALL AT ONCE?? When it's quiet time and DD3 WILL NOT stay in her room and is screaming in anger, and DS10 mos is crying because he is exhausted and needs to nurse and nap, and DD7 wants to talk because she is upset and DS6 is trying to be quiet but just. can't. do. it. and then wakes up the baby and and and... you know?? Every one of them needs me. And needs a lot of me. And needs me to be the grown up. But I am exhausted and so tired of putting out fires right and left. DH is so helpful, but he still has to work during the day. That leaves me up all night with the non-sleeping baby and up all day with the non sleeping baby & toddler. Hive, please tell me you have a silver bullet or a magic pill :001_smile: Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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