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Single Parenting with Chronic Pain w/ very active and independent child

I have multiple Chronic Illnesses and Chronic Pain associated.

As the title suggests, I’m also a single parent . Well, divorced parents with custody and majority parenting time.

My child is young (under 10), independent and very active. I’m looking for ideas on how to help give him what he needs (physical activity) while still caring for and being self-aware of my own physical challenges and not “pushing through” thus creating more pain and fatigue.

This social distancing and quarantine BS isn’t helping anything. The pool use to be an option, but with COVID even that’s taken from us as a fun summer outing. We live in a condo... so we have an outdoor green space but it’s shared with others in the community so things like a slip & slide are a bit trickier.

Does anybody have ideas?! Please Help!

#ChronicIllness #ChronicPain #singleparenting #EhlersDanlosSyndrome #hypermobileehlers-DanlosSyndrome(hEDS) #ChronicFatigue #MyalgicEncephalomyelitis #Fibromyalgia #heatintolerance #singleparent

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Been under the weather since school been out. Been trying to stay positive for my students through video chats and son but got to the point where i am on round 2 of meds to help breathe and pray for no fever or I will have to be tested. This mask has been so hard to keep up #Anxiety #Depression #singleparenting

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How do I can help my suicidal son?

He posts stuff on snapchat about not wanting to live and he talks to adults (workers at b&g club, other kids parents, my friends) and every once in a blue moon he will tell me... apart of me feels like he does this for attention and to things he wants. For example: caught him with Marijuana and grounded him from everything and that included his phone... well then he started on this "how is he supposed to talk to his friends when he is sad and suicidal?" I told him there is a home phone he can use for 15 minutes a day and that he can always talk to me. Wasn't good enough so he snuck in a friend he got from a friend, called the girl that works at the boys and girls club and told her he didn't want to live anymore and they waited till the next day to call me and told me if I didn't have him evaluated that Dcf would be involved. I spent 10 hours in er waiting for them to be able to take him to a mental health hospital...which was a vacation for him. They sent him home with no diagnosis, no medication, and he said he didn't learn anything... so here i have my son who is supposed to be grounded for weed, should be added time for not following rules, and he completely had me feeling like a piece of shit mom for not knowing that he was talking to this person about being suicidal. .but I am hearing people say that they were proud of him for reaching out, that they feel sorry for him, boys and girls club paid his membership fees for 6 months... I take what he says very seriously as I to feel suicidal sometimes and I know how scary it can be sometimes to have those feelings but I also don't want him calling out for help so much just for attention that everyone gets tired of hearing it and maybe not there when he really needs it. And also I want him to deal with consequences when he does wrong and not turn it into some crazy poor me scene. Parenting teenagers is hard! #MommyBloggers #SuicidePrevention #Parenting #singleparenting

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How do I can help my suicidal son?

He posts stuff on snapchat about not wanting to live and he talks to adults (workers at b&g club, other kids parents, my friends) and every once in a blue moon he will tell me... apart of me feels like he does this for attention and to things he wants. For example: caught him with Marijuana and grounded him from everything and that included his phone... well then he started on this "how is he supposed to talk to his friends when he is sad and suicidal?" I told him there is a home phone he can use for 15 minutes a day and that he can always talk to me. Wasn't good enough so he snuck in a friend he got from a friend, called the girl that works at the boys and girls club and told her he didn't want to live anymore and they waited till the next day to call me and told me if I didn't have him evaluated that Dcf would be involved. I spent 10 hours in er waiting for them to be able to take him to a mental health hospital...which was a vacation for him. They sent him home with no diagnosis, no medication, and he said he didn't learn anything... so here i have my son who is supposed to be grounded for weed, should be added time for not following rules, and he completely had me feeling like a piece of shit mom for not knowing that he was talking to this person about being suicidal. .but I am hearing people say that they were proud of him for reaching out, that they feel sorry for him, boys and girls club paid his membership fees for 6 months... I take what he says very seriously as I to feel suicidal sometimes and I know how scary it can be sometimes to have those feelings but I also don't want him calling out for help so much just for attention that everyone gets tired of hearing it and maybe not there when he really needs it. And also I want him to deal with consequences when he does wrong and not turn it into some crazy poor me scene. Parenting teenagers is hard! #MommyBloggers #SuicidePrevention #Parenting #singleparenting

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Holidays are hard

I've been divorced the majority of my kids' lives, and holidays are still lonely! I found myself especially depressed this Christmas. Normally I don't mind when they go to their dad's family's but this year when they rushed off Christmas eve to spend the night I felt terribly alone. I didn't even want to acknowledge the Day. I have felt this way since the divorce. No one acknowledges that. My kids are teenagers now, one is college-age. I'm tired of feeling lonely! I'm tired of dreading holidays.
#CheckInWithMe #Depression #Divorce #singleparenting

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