Intense kids are not bad kids. Means nothing to some, means everything to others. If you are the parent of an intense kid you know exactly what I mean.
Intense, high-strung, hard-headed, inflexible, difficult, just some of the words used to describe my son. All true words for the “other Zack”, when his mind is not working quite as it should. Delightful, charming, sweet, kind, helpful, charismatic, loving, words that describe the REAL Zack. He has struggled for too long, just like so many other kids.
Several years ago after a lengthy rage, I began to write a story, this story,( No One is Perfect and You are a Great Kid) all true, about Zack and for Zack. It tells how he, as a child with these emotional challenges, knows he is different from other kids. As he has always done, questions why, “Why did God make me this way? Why am I like this? Why me?” This was not written to sell or make money, but as a gift for him, to read as he got older, so he could look back and reflect on his life. Since the story was self published, through Create Space, I received extra copies. These copies were given to his psychiatrist, counselor and Pastor. Turns out, this little story developed wings of its own. Since then, I have been fortunate that the story has touched lives of parents and children who are on this same journey, feel lost and confused and totally alone. The story, told from Zack’s point of view, has allowed these families to know they are NOT alone. I have received letters from parents letting me know that their child was able to recognize themself in Zack, and understand that they are not struggling alone either.
read the rest of the blog:http://goodboyroy.wordpress.com/2011/03/21/intense-kids-are-not-bad-kids/
Kim Hix, mom to 2 human kids and 4 of the 4 legged kind. Great hubby of 18 years. Busy promoting and getting sons business Good Boy Roy running . Avid exercise enthusist, running, weight lifting, CrossFit !!! Mental Health Advocate.(
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