Kinda new to this section.
I have been married for 17 years. We have 2 kiddos, 2 🐕, 1 🐈, and a 🐦. Our family dynamics are in the realm of unique.
Both kids deal with ADHD, anxiety and depression. My daughter and I also deal with Ehlers Danlos.
In our house almost no topics are off the table. We discuss them in age appropriate terms, which is difficult because there is 5 years between the kids. Mental health and physical health are given equal weight. We don’t stress straight A report cards, but praise the good grades. I let the fail classes after grade 6. How else are they going to learn if they don’t fail.
My in laws have heavily critized me for my parenting style, my weight, my auto immune disorder, my house keeping, my clothes, ECT.
We are working towards minimalism and want to get into traveling.