Last night when everything went sideways for David, we had law enforcement here. Some fairly insightful comments from them.
Now, you should know, it is my belief that law enforcement are not mental health professionals. That isn’t the role they signed up for. So please, keep that in mind.
When David was yelling about how illegal everything I do as his father is, the police officer asked him for examples.
- Take away technology such as cell phone, x-box, television, computer.
- Not let food in the bedroom.
- Control what he eats.
- Ground him to his bedroom.
- Take away his dance attendance privileges.
To each of these points that David made, one of the officers said “that’s called being a parent.”
Interesting enough, this morning I had a meeting with the school, and his staff their said the same thing. So maybe I am not crazy.
On a side note, I hate that he has to be there to get the care. It is shameful that in the society we live in today, he can’t get the care he needs in his own community.
It is a struggle. Constant battles for care and services. Arguments with a spouse about level of care. Arguments with professionals about level of care. Arguments with all about safety.
It comes down to one thing.