At What Point?

As much as I try to keep myself positive some days the boiling point just feels low! I know I can’t be the only parent that has these days. If you have ever had a teenager you know my pain, if you have had a bipolar teenager than you really KNOW my pain!

I love to hear, “Well IF he were my kid…” It is so easy to throw stones but if you haven’t walked in someone’s shoes sometimes it is best to just listen and be there without judgement. In my case I say, “it is like stopping a speeding train.” You can WILL the train to stop but it won’t, you can yell and scream at the train for it to stop but it won’t, you can take away the train’s windows but it will still keep moving.  I have to believe that somethings are just out of our control. Otherwise I am gonna beat myself up! boiling point_title

Today I am choosing my battles carefully because otherwise, I a bubbling over the top. Please tell me I am NOT the only one.  I am trying to see the silver lining. He is not into drugs, drinking, and other life dangerous things. He is not sick, (physically), He has some wonderful qualities. We are just going through a rough road. Although it has been a lifetime for him on this road. rough road I am working for a smoother tomorrow! Still learning how to parent a bipolar teen. Hoping tomorrow will be better!

 

 

 

Enough is Enough? Then Change Something!

In response to the Daily Post’s Challenge

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_prompt/enough-is-enough/

I have been at the point of Enough is Enough too many times to count. I am the type of person who when I get to that point of saying, “I have had enough!!” I make a change! I am not one to stay put and have a pity party.

1. The day the doctor told me to file for disability. Nope I did not throw in the towel. I fought back and am better than ever.

2. When my son started having behavioral issues at age 3. I did not throw in the towel. I has been a LONG HARD road. Numerous doctors, medicines, hospital visits, therapists, fights, interventions. Happy to say he is resilient and fighting back every day!

3. When my teenage daughter was going down the wrong path. I had had ENOUGH. I forced her to make a change. Ha. Yeah grounding, talking non stop, and a bit of praying too! In the end she did make a change and is the most beautiful young lady today!

So when forced to say, “I have had enough!”

Make a change and SHINE on!

Shine on