So in order to go through the life of my son, and maybe why it is all as it is, I must start with his sister. She was killed on a summers evening before he was born and that is why he was born
Since I have written so many emails to professionals trying to find help for our son, I thought it might be useful to hear most of the story from an email I sent last August 2022. Dear Clinical Psychologist, A friend has forwarded me your details and I wonder if you can help. Given the…….
This is the story of our son’s journey (I’ll call him Ian) from an outgoing very lively child to three stays in clinics. Ian was diagnosed with ADHD at age 7 but it was clear from early on that he was an unusually active boy. He struggled at school until the diagnosis and then began…….
Our son is the oldest and has two siblings a younger brother and a younger sister. He has “the biggest heart” of our three children at home but is often misunderstood. Since his young age, he could not sit still and therefore received many comments everywhere he went. Because he is very intelligent, all the…….
Up until our son’s 16th birthday at the beginning of 2019, I would have said we were a loving, healthy and active family, living life to the full. What we did not realise was that due to pressures from society and following on from his two very-high achieving and commercially successful elder half-siblings, he had,…….
Our son is one of 3 children, with twin sisters 5 years older than him. I have been a stay-at-home Dad for more than 20 years. I, like other parents at home, have been integrally involved in many aspects of my children’s lives; and especially focused on my son during the period described because our…….
It seems hard to know where to start, to really know how and where this all began. Stating the facts of it all seems to only really scratch the surface of so many feelings, beliefs , experiences and thoughts that all contributed to our son going to a clinic at 17 years old to address…….
My son, who is now 17, had what appeared to be a charmed life until he entered his early teens. He was bright, happy and popular, and utterly joyful. I had concerns about his drinking because his father was an addict, and I noticed that my son seemed over enthusiastic about the idea of drinking alcohol, but hoped that it was just teenage experimenting.