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Wish90
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Family don't understand me

Post by Wish90 » Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:14 pm

I feel like people in my family just do not get that I actually do have a medical reason for the way I am. They can't understand things are actually hard for me. I have quite a high responsibility job (teacher in school) and did quite well in school etc (with hard work). However I can't drive, and have made the decision not to drive now after trying for a while. I know in my heart it's not for me and I won't be able to do it. But they just keep on at me to drive and also kind of don't take my dyspraxia seriously.

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Re: Family don't understand me

Post by Helenjohanna » Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:29 pm

I think it's amazing that you are a teacher! I think that would be one of my chosen professions if I felt that I could cope.

My family don't understand my difficulties either, so I understand. I try not to explain to them anymore because I know I will end up upset.

When do the difficulties arise? Do they start attacking you?

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Re: Family don't understand me

Post by Andrew_S_Hatton » Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:13 pm

I think some folks genuinely find it hard to accept Dyspraxia/DCD as a thing.

I recollect previously The Dyspraxia Foundation may have focused on this.

It could also be a topic for The Dyspraxia and Life magazine to draw out experiences - have you considered writing a starter post?

http://www.dyspraxialifemagazine.co.uk/

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Re: Family don't understand me

Post by allesandro » Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:11 pm

I tried some years ago to tell my family about my ADD and my dyspraxia. They never got it, and never will. I don't bother anymore, and they've dismissed/forgotten it. I don't bother trying anymore. It can be a very lonely place.

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Re: Family don't understand me

Post by Wish90 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:16 pm

Helenjohanna wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:29 pm
I think it's amazing that you are a teacher! I think that would be one of my chosen professions if I felt that I could cope.

My family don't understand my difficulties either, so I understand. I try not to explain to them anymore because I know I will end up upset.

When do the difficulties arise? Do they start attacking you?
They just don't get it and say "get driving" and my friends too! So annoying. I just don't feel safe on the roads I'm not fast enough to react.

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Re: Family don't understand me

Post by Wish90 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:17 pm

Andrew_S_Hatton wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:13 pm
I think some folks genuinely find it hard to accept Dyspraxia/DCD as a thing.

I recollect previously The Dyspraxia Foundation may have focused on this.

It could also be a topic for The Dyspraxia and Life magazine to draw out experiences - have you considered writing a starter post?

http://www.dyspraxialifemagazine.co.uk/
Will look into this! Want to get more involved with raising awareness and helping others.

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Re: Family don't understand me

Post by gildenel » Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:10 am

My family are the same, they just don't understand. I can drive but avoid motorways if I can as they make me nervous and they say I'm not a real driver. I wanted to teach but failed pgce due to final placement not liking me and now I don't think I could take the pressure anyway.

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Re: Family don't understand me

Post by Wish90 » Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:53 pm

PGCE is tough I know how that feels. It is very pressured teaching... I'm not gonna lie teaching is hard and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. It makes me so anxious and it's definitely stressful. But if you really wanna do it I'm sure you can find a way!! Well done for being able to drive wish I could, it's way too hard for me.

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