>We were in town for meetings with psychiatry for the youngest boy. he got caught steeling at Runnings Fleet Farm. And then got caught stealing at the doctor’s office. Been a long day. He was doing so good, we offered to buy him something after lunch. Then… he said he couldn’t help himself. he even told the doctor that we don’t let him eat…. He gained six pounds since he last visit. Doctor asked him if he wanted to go and live somewhere else so he could be locked up. the boy says no. I love him dearly, but how do we protect him from himself? Tweet #fighting4answrs
>Well, M is finally asleep. It has been a rough day. Started with him getting a bath and writing all over the tub with a pencil. Then the mouth started. Took away all privileges. Mouth continued. Ended up being a long day and he got incredibly mouthy. He got so mad he threatened to hurt himself. So we restrained him. Then he started cussing me out. Got him calmed down. Still no privileges. He was ok for a while, then we discovered that he had a book and paper that he wasn’t supposed to have. Took them away, and he started throwing things. Tried to throw my laptop. Was successful in getting it away from him without hurting him or the laptop. Got him calmed down again. I had to run an errand so left for a bit. We let him work on a puzzle with his siblings and mom.
>How do you explain to a 9 year old that once trust is lost it is very hard to get it back? He stole a credit card from mom’s purse. Two hours later we found it in the couch. How do we know it wasn’t lost there? The couch is a sleeper sofa that is used everyday as a bed. On Friday we meet with Juvenile Court. Am I doing a disservice to my kid if I don’t mention this to the judge? It isn’t the first time that he has stolen from us. It happens so frequently that he is the first one we look at if something is missing. His teacher has to fill out a psych profile on him. We found that paperwork in my son’s collection of stuff. How do we know? It has a note on it addressed to the teacher. Tweet #fighting4answrs