My Daughter is 13 and the joy of my life. Ever since she was diagnosed with PDD-Nos 3 years ago, she has taught me so much, Patience, Tolerance, Love, and what it means to be a child like her. Of course there are some negative things as well; She wants to be independent; but doesn't have the skills of being safe as much as she thinks she does. There are some characteristics of her that are those of a much younger child of about 5-6 yrs of age and I worry about her. So if there is any ways of her being independent, there is a lot of work to do with her. I will protect her for as long as I can.
For the first 10 years of her life, I always knew something was wrong with her, but the damn doctor always told me otherwise, oh she'll grow out of it, some kids are just like that, blah blah blah...right, and then we finally got referred to a decent pediatrician and a new doctor and things finally started falling in to place, tests were being done, answers were being made and I was no longer in the dark, but 10 years? come on, I was not happy about that, all the waiting lists, all the unanswered questions, if we would have gotten answers sooner, it probably would have been easier to work with her.
Anyhow, She is a huge joy with a smile on her face that brightens up any room. A little Comedian, loves the drama and music, I know she will go far in her life as she gets older, and make almost everyone in her life feel good. The Goddess has definitely given me a very special child to take care of and nurture and I promise I will do whatever it takes to keep my girls safe and happy.