The Diagnosis



The Diagnosis

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I remember June 4th, 2016 with great clarity. It was the appointment we’d simultaneously hoped for and dreaded for years.

My husband and I have over 30 years experience working with people with disabilities. We had known for about three years that our son was showing some major red flags for behavior disorders but few doctors will hear your cries for help before a child is four years old.

I didn’t sleep for days before the appointment. I cried at the nurse’s questions before the doctor even came into our room. Though all of our son’s behaviors had been daily struggles for us for years, this was the first time I had ever felt heard.

The diagnosis can feel heavy and impossible.

This community is here as a safe place and sounding board to guide and to help you get answers.

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Extreme Marriage

Marriage is hard, no matter how your children behave. However, extreme parenting carries a much higher risk of threatening even the strongest marriages.

Special needs parents have a 30% higher divorce rate than the national average.

This community exists to help inform, create a safe space, and encourage you to share with others who ‘get it’ so you no longer feel alone.

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Extreme(ly Different) Discipline

There is no one-size-fits all guide to disciplining any child, much less children battling mental health and behavior diagnoses.

No two parents will share identical parenting styles, either.

This community exists to share strategies, develop coping skills, and educate about how we might continually move toward being the best version of ourselves for our extreme children.

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