We’ve 2 children. A 19 yr old son who has Aspergers, Cognitive Impairment & Brain Injury (caused by inoperable Brain Tumour since he was 5) and a 12 yr old daughter. Our son has decided he no longer likes living at home & has run away twice to my dad’s. He is there at the moment and won’t come home; telling us he’s trying to find somewhere to live and that the list for supported accommodation (which we’ve been told he will eventually need to go to) has a really long waiting list. The worry I have is that my dad has Parkinson’s & other health problems (he comes for dinner most nights) and I don’t know how to get our son to come home. Meanwhile I have my mother-in-law telling me that my husband and daughter come 1st then a clean house and to put my dad way down the list. Husband tells me not to stress and I always get what I want and it’s no wonder the kids never listen when I never listen to him. I can’t sleep and don’t feel like eating and I’m getting horrid headaches but I don’t know what to do. We are in the process of applying to be our son’s guardians so we can manage his financial, medical & legal matters but this is going to take time. This is also upsetting our daughter who was found shop lifting last week, she’s misbehaving and having trouble sleeping also. Am I just whinging/stressing over nothing?
Posted by bronnyc, 14th April 2015