>M has been suspended from school. Got caught stealing from his teacher. Then threatened a classmate. So he got suspended. We are looking, at immediate placement in a medical care facility. Not sure what else to do. Yesterday he threatened his teacher again, and last night he threatened me, and threw a box fan at me. I am more afraid of him hurting himself than I am of him hurting me. Wish us luck.Tweet #fighting4answrs
>We are hugely worried about M and his self-esteem.
In a conversation this morning, he seemed resigned to being in naughty.
To be fair, he is naughty an awful lot, and he knows that isn’t right. The standard medical solution is to give him more meds. I don’t like that. so we are working on alternative methods. I hate the idea of him being on restriction all of the time. Yesterday we lifted all restrictions and let him start over with a clean slate. For the most part it went pretty good. there were times, but a quick 10 or 20 minute restriction is better than an all day one.Tweet #fighting4answrs
>So just when I thought I couldn’t get any more frustrated… M has taken to hiding food in the couch. Last night we found a box of jerky sticks that came with the food bank truck this week. M repeatedly denied having any knowledge of how they got there. Since he has been on restriction, he is the only one who sits there.
I asked him why he lies about the things he has taken. His response was “I don’t know”… feel like I should give Bill Cosby a call.
I put the couch on my list of places to clean everyday since we don’t know what all he is going to hoard or when, but we do know where he puts the stuff.
My thought is: How can anyone get excited about garbage? I just don’t understand the fascination with hiding empty cat food containers and other things in a dresser with clean clothes.
Ah well, the end of the day comes, and no matter what the frustrations are, or have been, he always says, “Dad, can I have a hug?” or “Mom, can I have a hug?”
Now if I could just get the girls to do their chores in a timely fashion. I had to let E, know how disappointed I was that she didn’t clean the kitchen (a weekly chore with a list of things beyond what would be done everyday). If she doesn’t do it today, she will have to do that everyday this week. With me watching her do it. (says it creeps her out for me to watch her do her chores)Tweet #fighting4answrs