Hi @lola.phoenix - this is a great question. So many people feel isolated as parents. They worry that they will be judged for their decisions, judged on their son or daughter’s behaviour or told that they haven’t done a good enough job. And these worries are very real. Many will have experienced judgement from services, from other parents, from other family members perhaps too. It’s painful and it puts people off seeking help in future.
I want to say to any parents reading this - you are not alone. What you’re going through - other people will be going through too. What you have thought or felt - other people will have thought and felt this too. You do not deserve the judgement you may have had in the past, and you do not deserve to be struggling through this without the help that you, your son/daughter and their siblings need. Reach out - reach out and keep reaching out, until you get the help that you and your family need and deserve. Above all, keep in mind - you are not alone.