Eight-year-old Riley Whitehouse has autism, ADHD, anxiety, and is becoming increasingly unmanageable in the Redbourn family setting.
His conditions made him aggressive, impatient, impulsive, and rude. He sometimes lashes out at his siblings, such as pushing them at the top of the stairs.Sounds very much like an accident waiting to happen. Who is ensuring the safety and welfare of the other children? Anyone?
Autism Life Dogs could help Riley because they are specially trained to react to their particular owners needs and develop physical, cognitive, life and social skills. However, the helper puppies cost £20,000, of which mum of four Shelley, 30, needs to contribute £9,500.Wait, that's the answer? A dog? No matter how well trained, it'd have to be a combination of Lassie and Rin Tin Tin to prevent disaster!
Shelley is also juggling caring for 16-month-old Mikey, who has severe allergies and is fed through a tube, six-year-old Brooke and four-year-old Skyla-Louise.Nice crop of disabilities there, as well as chavnames!
She said: “Life is miserable and this dog is the only light at the end of our tunnel right now. We cannot cope. Well definitely not for much longer.”So the answer is to go begging for money in the newspaper, instead of facing up to the issue? Wonderful! Welcome to modern 'parenting'...