Navigating life with a teenager….who happens to have bipolar disorder

Archive for May, 2015

My Pet Project

brain overload

Hello All.  I know I have been MIA lately.  I have a really good reason, I do……I promise.  Most of my writing time had to be used for a little project I have been thinking about for a while….but working on for the past few months.

When CJ got into the private school he is now attending, a friend stated how much she wished her son could go there, too.  Unfortunately, due to the distance, she wouldn’t be able to get him there and still get to work.  I thought about her and all of the other parents that are in a similar situation.  I am lucky enough that I work from home with a flexible schedule, so I am able to drive the kiddo 40 minutes to school.  We are also lucky that, because he has an IEP, he qualified for a special needs scholarship.  There are so many kids with mental illnesses or neurological disorders that could use a smaller, calmer environment, like CJ’s school……but unfortunately, they don’t have access to one.  I decided that it was my goal to change that.

For the past few months, I have been putting my mental energy and writing energy into creating a magnet school proposal (our public school system loves magnet schools) that will be geared toward high functioning kids with challenges who simply need an alternate learning environment and a true ‘whole child’ approach to reach their true potential.  It will integrate creative learning techniques, a relaxed, sensory sensitive classroom, team-building, social and life skills training for core students and add in extra classes such as,social psychology, humanities and special ed training to students that wish to pursue those fields as careers.  It will help all the students by letting them work every day with the ‘other’ population they will be working with for the rest of their lives……and help create acceptance and understanding between the two.   I have been in talks with a couple of different counties and they are interested in seeing what I have been working on.  I am proud to say….it is near completion.

Thank you for your patience with me while I work on this project that is very close to my heart.  In the meantime, enjoy this adorable picture that represents how my brain feels right now….and, as always, thanks for reading .

cute brain over load

 

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