Category Archives: Mental Health – Child

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my name is dad

How do you teach hard lessons to an adult?  You know the one that says: “you aren’t a child anymore, it is time to face responsibility…” I don’t have much more to say than that.  One child/adult is leaving for college and seems to be intent on packing as much fun into five days as… Continue Reading

Kindle Fire, facebook and grrrr

David got angry with his brother because his brother asked him to leave a room David isn’t supposed to be in.  So he stole my Kindle Fire.  Not a huge deal in the grand scheme of things, but how does that help? Oh and he got on facebook again….. grrrrr and facebook won’t let me… Continue Reading

another night done. starting anew with old behaviors

Well, David came home from the hospital. Promptly stole my Kindle Fire, my camera, and my cell phone.  I imagine that he stole some other things, we just haven’t figured out what yet. I am frustrated.  Frustrated that he can behave and not steal anything or misbehave while he is in psych, and then he… Continue Reading

Fundraising to attend At Home Dad’s Convention.

I am applying for a scholarship to the At Home Dad’s convention in Washington D.C.  However, I still need to raise money for the travel and since we live in North Dakota, airplane fare is expensive.  The convention is the first weekend in October. I am trying this with a ChipIn. Please give a couple… Continue Reading

Melatonin and anti-psychotics

So I talked to David’s psych team three times today.  The result, we are going to get him back on his meds, get him stabilized again.  They are also going to put him on an anti-psychotic drug.  I forget the name of it. They are working to get as many of his meds in liquid… Continue Reading

Psych stay again

Working on getting David admitted to psych again. He is throwing up his meds, stealing and refusing meals. He has lost 5 pounds in the last week due to throwing up his meds.  Tweet #fighting4answrs Continue Reading

Botiful

i found the coolest gadget.  I could see many ways that this could help a family with children that have special health care needs. Help support their project and get it off the ground. 🙂 on the right side you should see a link that references Botiful.  Click on that, and donate 10 dollars if… Continue Reading

its not about the gum.

So today, I have had four hours of sleep.  I got about 40 minutes this morning from 5:40 to 6:20am.  then I got about an hour later in mid-morning.  Then I got two hours mid-afternoon. I woke up to discover that my cell phone was missing.  I woke up with heartburn and went to get… Continue Reading

oops I fell asleep around 530am

shortly after my last post, I fell asleep. at around 5:30am, I just couldn’t keep my eyes open.  at 6:24am, I hear David running across the kitchen.  he managed to steal one of the keys from my key ring, and then break into his brother’s bedroom and steal his brother’s cell phone.  tell me that… Continue Reading

530am is it bedtime?

Coming up on 530am here in whynotfathers.com land.  David has slept through the night for the most part.  There was a spot where he thought I was sleeping and tried to sneak out of the room, but I nipped that in the bud really quick.  Other than stretching in his sleep it has been uneventful.… Continue Reading


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