The blog is a written expression about my life as a dad, and my everyday endeavour of guiding my children through life. Them having challenges which affect their way of behaviour, and me having my beliefs up for questioning every day.
After 11 years as one of the parents of two great kids, I hope that I have evolved as a father, and as a person. I hope that I am guiding my children as best as I can on their way to adulthood. I hope that all of the moments, either the good ones or the challenging ones, have given me insight about myself, and about my children, so that I have learned from them and changed accordingly. The good moments have given me memories that I will keep with me for the rest of my life. The challenging moments have sent me out of my own sphere, forcing me to change my way of thinking. It’s been, and still, is a struggle, I won’t lie about that. It has been frustrating and overwhelming, and some times, like any other parent, I have been empty out of ideas on how to act.
My children are 7 and 11 years old (2018), and they are great. The youngest is a spirited child with a congenital ability to take on any challenge. He can’t wait to grow up and he handles anything with a great deal of determination. When he was three, he learned to swim on his own initiative. Of course with the help of us parents, but he refused to use his inflatable arm rings, and he insisted that we were by his side till he had learned to stay afloat. Perhaps not a great achievement to some people, but the fact that his parents are no fan of the water, and thus not often in it, I would say that he used the one chance he got to learn. After this we have visited the local swimming pool more frequently than before, and he now swims like a fish in the sea. He was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 5, due to his restless soul, and he has inner turmoil that is a challenging struggle for him everyday. I guess my blog will be about the struggles with challenges related to his restlessness, and my endeavour as a dad in everyday life.
My oldest son has other challenges as he is diagnosed with Tourette’s Syndrome. He therefore has different challenges than his brother, and being a parent is a different kind of thing. When I thought of Tourette’s Syndrome before, I thought of people saying improper words or having uncontrolled body movements. Now, I know that it is much more than that. It’s feelings and uncertainties in a young boys mind that affects his life. It’s emotionally tough to be a parent and to see the struggle he goes through everyday. Not easy, and it breaks my heart to see him struggle. But, focus on the positve things now! He’s a great kid with a genious mind. My work is to make him believe in that himself. I hope that during my endeavour to guide him through life, I learn something on the way. I will do my best to write something about it in this blog, and hopefully someone will read and comment on the way.
I hope that you will enjoy reading my blog, and please comment your thoughts, good or bad.
Thank you 🙂