Parenting is difficult and even harder if you suffer from a mental illness. I am a mother who suffers from Depression and Borderline Personality Disorder. Some of you will see that you are not alone in your thoughts, some will gain insight into a stigmatized world and others will simply judge. No matter what you take from reading my entries, you will see what the world is like through the eyes of someone else. Perhaps you will laugh, smile, cry or perhaps you will feel nothing at all...
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I started this blog because I'm fascinated by how much work it is to be a parent of a school-aged kid these days. Whether your child is in public, private or parochial school, the need for fundraising and parent volunteering never seems to end.
I am the parent of teen girl and special needs son who is inching closer to the perilous teen years. I created the Parents of NY Teens Listserve to help parents muddle through the difficult world of parenting teenagers in this city. If you live in the NYC area and have a preteen or teen and wish to join, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The blog is a great way to archive information shared on the list-serve so all parents, not just those on the list, can find suggestions for tutors, schools, programs suitable for their teenagers....more