Some good news for a change =)
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|Mon, 10-03-2011 - 9:38pm|
I am very happy to report that my son, Erick, made it though one of his trigger times with out a problem. Four times a year we can count on him having a meltdown/explosion. The one in September started when he started school but was mild at first up till last year when I called the police on him for the first time for hitting me and running away. I was really worried since the last one he had was in May and my oldest had to call on him because he wouldn't let me near a phone and had twisted my arm behind my back. I was really worried if he had another one it would be even worse but he didn't have one =).
Up till May his counselor and I tried the pretend its not happening and it will go away approach. We would see him building and tried to deal with it without him knowing and mentioning when he was acting out and forcing him to deal with it and his feelings about his father (September got worse when we left SC at the start of school and left his father behind and at least 2 of the other meltdown/explosions have to do with his father). He would not talk about his father at all. I changed that in May when I said we were now going to let him know when he was building and why and force him to deal with it. I told this to Erick and forced him to listen to me talk about things. And we made it threw his longer bad time of year without a problem. I am so proud of him!! I am also very glad that we made it though this one and hope we get though the one in January because he will be 16