I tend to forget, and I shouldn’t. Every action is designed to get attention. Every behavior is designed to get attention. I asked him this morning, “what do you gain from this behavior?” His answer? “I don’t know” —————— I wish that he did. I would much rather award positive behavior, than the negative that we have been seeing. Still, everything considered he is doing better than before he went to the residential facility. Of course, are are nearing the end of what is typically the honeymoon period. His honeymoon typically lasts 6 weeks. ———- Last night I was giving him his meds, he had a glass of water. he acted like it was slipping out of his hand, water sloshing around, above the rim… nearly soaked my laptop. So I called him on it. Thus beginning an hour of negative behaviors. All because I told him to set
So, evidently, a majority of David’s team at the Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF) thinks that he is ready to come home. Never mind the self-harming and manic episodes from last month. Never mind the negative behaviours or need for him to have a highly structured environment. So while his Mother and I don’t think that he is ready to come home, and that his primary doesn’t think he is ready to come home, and that some of his care team that has been with him since basically the beginning of our struggles to get him services doesn’t think he is ready to come home… There is a pretty fair chance that he will be released in the next two to three weeks. Today I was asked if there was a discharge plan in place. HELLO?!? Up until last Friday we had no idea this was even on the radar!
Sunrise Attitude. It is a way of life. That person that looks grumpy. You know the one I am talking about. Suppose they had a really bad weekend. Someone they love is lost. Their child was all kinds of misbehaving. Money issues… pick one. For some reason they are having a bad day. Everyday may start out that way. Ours is not to understand why, unless they choose to involve us. Maybe that person is you. Are you a Grinch? Greet that person warmly. With a smile, a handshake. Compliment them on their attire. Did they get a haircut? Doesn’t really matter, but if you see this person regularly, nearly everyday, did they get a hair cut? Sometimes, all it takes to brighten the day of another is a simple compliment. A kind word. If this person works with you, compliment them on something that you saw them do.