Sometimes I put my fingers in my ears to drown out the noises in my world. My challenging child is being extra challenging tonight. I never thought a child with pathological demand avoidance syndrome could take me to the edge of sanity but he does every single day. I’m sick of people making soothing noises. It means fuck all to me. If people can’t or won’t help I have no time for them. I’m not alone & yet I am.