Parent24 chats to Rudzani
Raising a child with ADHD, Asperger’s Syndrome and Petitmal Epilepsy, this mom has been through it all.
Rudzani is a mom to 2 beautiful kids, boy 10 years and girl 33 months.
"I am a mom, a friend, wife, IT professional, blogger and a writer-wannabe."
What have you enjoyed most about being a parent so far?
I feel like i have come full circle, I am forced to confront my fears, my childhood while falling in love with life all over again.
Are there any challenges you've found which have been particularly tough?
Raising a child with ADHD, Asperger’s Syndrome and Petitmal Epilepsy,I went through the whole nine yards, the frustration, the anger, the why, the rejection, the guilt, the acceptance, self-discovery, finding each other and the taking it one day at a time.
What would you do over, if you had the chance?
I would have accepted my child as he is earlier and spent less time asking why, spent more time connecting with him.
Any tips you have for new parents, based on your own experiences?
Kids are different and always treat them how you would have wanted to be treated as a child.
If laughter is all that's keeping you sane, what makes you smile?
When my carefree daughter tries to sing and dance, and my son discusses soccer with his dad.
How do you think your kids would describe you?
Strict, yet loving.
What characterises a "good parent", and would you call yourself one?
A parent who is work in progress, i am work in progress, learning and evolving every day, so I think I am a great parent.
Do you feel you have enough support?
Yes I do, I have a great full time nanny, loving, handsome husband and friends.
Your craziest parenting moment? Why not share it with us?
Trying to potty-train my daughter, she would demand her nappy, she has changed my life.
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