1. Meredith Bernard

    Oh wow, I’m so glad I stopped by today to read from your series. This has me in tears. I know nothing of parenting a special needs child or having anxiety disorders, and I can only imagine what life is like in your home or the struggles you face daily. I struggle with my own two “needs-free” children, who are needy in so many other ways and I struggle with my own anger issues and life issues…but nothing like what you do. This puts a lot in perspective for me today. Thank you for sharing your story…there is no doubt that it will touch hearts and help families…with special needs or not. Bless you all! xoxo, Meredith

    • Meredith, thank you so much for stopping by and commenting. I think parenting in general is so hard. Everyone is facing hard battles. Lots of deep breathing and taking one day at a time.

  2. sierravbrock

    It’s so good to hear your husband share these things with us! I personally want to thank your Russ for serving our country. I have a deep respect for him. And thank YOU for supporting him.

  3. Russ, thank you so much for sharing your experience. You are fighting the good fight every day, that is for sure. Thank you so much for your sacrifices and service on all our behalf….such gratitude.
    Thank you, Aprille, again for this series, and for shining a compassionate light into places of misunderstanding, wounding and pain. Bless you both and your precious boy, Ezra.

  4. […] In the therapy sessions we have for our son – they coach us on consistency, reining in our own emotions, and using appropriate communication. It’s hard to do that as his mom. It is doubly hard or worse for my husband who is struggling to manage his own emotions. How do you parent a child facing severe mental health challenges when you also face your own? He writes about that more in detail here. […]

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