Living with a child who has mental health issues can come with a lot of unknowns just like having a child with physical health issues. But society can treat both children very differently.
I have two boys. One is 10 and the other is 8. Both of my kids have disability labels. One has a physical disability and the other has emotional and behavioral issues. One disability you can see, the other you don’t – but it is there.
Making a decision that can affect our child’s whole life is difficult. There can be a lot of stress around making a decision that feels so important. I have learned, over the years, that there are some instances where it is best to say “no.”