Talking to a therapist

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Registered: 10-15-2001
Talking to a therapist
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Sat, 08-27-2011 - 6:34pm

Monday we are going to a meeting with a therapist about DS2 (7). I don't know what I think about it or what to expect. He's a spirited child and we've struggled with parenting him since he was a baby but this summer he's started lying and stealing and what I can only assume was an attempt to run away and we decided we need some help.

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Registered: 05-04-2011
Tue, 08-30-2011 - 12:34pm

Well, that all sounds like good news!

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-31-2003
Tue, 08-30-2011 - 11:15am
Good for you for going through with seeing the therapist! As a former teacher, I can say that you are in a minority for taking such an initiative to help your child. Many parents expect the school to handle such problems. I'm also relieved to hear that she ruled out ADHD. I believe it is very over-diagnosed. So many parents, teachers and drs would rather call it that and throw some medication at the kid than actually make a plan to help the child learn to behave. It is good news that he can choose to control his impulses when he wants to. What a lucky kid to have parents who are so concerned! Keep up the therapy and in time, I'm sure you'll see an improvement. Think positive! :)

Manda :)

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-15-2001
Tue, 08-30-2011 - 7:34am

Well things were back to normal yesterday.

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Registered: 09-07-2000
Mon, 08-29-2011 - 1:27pm
Kim, I hope the appointment goes well. I think you're doing the right thing by taking him. If it was Ian, I don't think one good week would negate the other bad behavior so I'd move forward with the appointment. I'd let him know that he's not a bad kid, but he needs help in directing his anger/frustration in a healthy way that doesn't involve hurting others. Let us know how it goes! (((hugs)))
Community Leader
Registered: 05-04-2011
Sat, 08-27-2011 - 6:47pm

Oh, dear.