What Causes the Behavoir: Teenager Angst or Mental Illness?

When a teenager has a mental illness the fear, at least for me, is when they misbehave, is it just them being a teenager or is this a issue with their mental illness.  I sometimes feel trapped by her behavior and afraid that my punishment will push her down that black hole yet again.  

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My Kid Does Not Fit in Your Box!

I am the mother for four school aged children.  While there are similarities, each of them are different in how they learn and what they excel in.  

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I’m NOT medicating my child!

I have been one of those parents that have never planned on medicating my children (with the exceptions of when they are sick).  You know when they say, “never say never”.  Oh boy how our lives have changed!

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Let’s Start… Before the Beginning

I know that sounds odd that I am starting before the beginning, but family medical history is important!  I never realized how important until I was a mother with children suffering from mental illness.

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