A weak moment
I just got done reading some blogs by some teens that have Nonverbal Learning Disorder, and some other info on the disorder. It’s made me a bit sad.
Grant, my 8yo, has NLD. To most others, he likely seems like a bright, albeit quirky, kid. And he is, certainly, very bright and quirky, and I love him dearly for both of those qualities.
But there are some things about him that are very difficult, very frustrating, very discouraging, very trying, very emotional, and quite the rollercoaster… and if I’m not exceedingly careful, I can sink into fear about his future.
I usually avoid sites that “help” with NLD, as well as books on the subject (though I have read some). The “good things” seem to pale, too often, in the dimness of the “bad things” after I’ve read material on it.
That’s one of the reasons, actually, that I really enjoy seeing Grant’s developmental pediatrician every three months or so. He is so level-headed about the whole thing, and he pulls me out of the pit of near-despair that I can fall into over the sometimes heartwrenching day-to-day life we have with Grant.
OK. I decided to stop my pouting, and I ordered a book, Raising NLD Superstars, from Amazon. I’d seen it before, and thought, “I need to read an encouraging book about NLD. I should get that!” but I never have. Until now.
I’m gonna go hug my kid. 🙂