They tried to meet all our needs, but often got sidetracked by the immediate demands of my sister's. As an adult, I know that, with a different arrangement of those genes, I could have been her. As a parent, I understand my parents' focus on her. But as a small child, I missed and craved being in their spotlight. All children seek to shine in that parental spotlight. When my parents' energy and attention were directed elsewhere, I stood by, watched waited and wished. Today, I understand their focus, their priorities. But I also remember what it was like to be a child edged out of that spotlight. As years passed, I tired of my sister's drama.
We have new medications such as atypical antipsychoti.
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my parents attempt to mend her broken wing. As soon as they thought she could fly again, that wing would crack once more. It must be exhausting to have a special needs child whether due to a physical or mental impairment. My parents had a child with both.
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