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Hi my son is 12 and has Lennox gastaut syndrome which is very severe epilepsy with challenging behaviour. Autistic traits and a learning disability when he was 10 he became extremely violent and dangerous . He would put bricks through windows. Hand brake turn my car whilst strangling me. Run out the house into the sea. Through rivers and climb up cliff edges. Attack me regularly. I also have a very shy 6 year old girl who at the time this started was 4. Me and my husband struggled so much. Took parenting classes even though I'm a nursery nurse. Found a social worker. Cahms worker. Early help worker. Swapped him from mainstream to special school. Could not settle him down after a 3 day constant crisis rang the police who took him to a hospital who discharged him and said there was nothing wrong with him. Anyway after that he went to go live with his dad. I personally want him in a residential school as with the best intentions do not think his dad will cope long term which isn't the best thing for my child. He gets parmed of on anyone. Not picked up from school when ill and everytime he's in hospital I end up staying in with him which I am aware he's my son but I can't cope anymore . Does anybody have similar experience s or no away around getting him in a residential school when one parent says there coping but you know your child isn't getting what they need. I still have my son 2 nights a week and he doesn't like it at his dad's. He says he just goes to sleep and doesn't play with him. I would love to have him back but my daughter was been raised in a war zone. She hurt her leg last week from school and the first thing she said was how do I run away from him when he gets angry. As much as he needs me she needs me to. It's been a horrible couple of years. Any advice would be great