Parent Support Groups: Those Who Live It, Understand

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Chances are, if you’re reading this, you are already looking for peers, and that’s a good thing.  There is one immutable truth I’ve learned going through this roller coaster the past 15 some-odd years: no matter how great your psychiatrist, psychologist, therapists, social worker, case manager and school administrators are, they have no idea what you’re going through.
Nobody can really understand – truly internalize and digest – except another parent who’s going through it as well.  It’s a secret none of those professionals, no matter how well-meaning they are, will ever tell you.  And it’s not that they’re hiding something from you.  They just don’t know.
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  • Cookie's Mom September 1, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    I'm visiting today from the Mom Pledge community. I just want to say that I also can't know what you are going through. As an outsider to your struggle, I will never fully appreciate it. But I do see. I see the pain, and I see the need for help. Bless you for providing this place for parents to get the support they need and to hear their struggles voiced.