The title says so much, yet so little. “Parenting with intention. The non-incident that became a life lesson.” Because seriously, who doesn’t have conflict in their life? In our home, conflict can go one of two ways. We can either get through it successfully, or the whole world falls apart for the family, and in particular for David. David and Mom both know I am writing this post. We feel it shows an important breakthrough for our whole family, and I wanted to write about it. What didn’t happen. Money went missing. More than 50 dollars. After a lengthy search, David was confronted about it. As he always does, he denied it. David became overwhelmed with the accusation. Yelling, and becoming very upset. I left an event I was attending with my father and hurried home. Once home, I entered David’s bedroom, he was extremely agitated. I admit, it didn’t
So a few weeks ago I wrote about our struggle to get medication management for David’s psych medications. Today we did intake at Sanford Behavioral Health Bismarck. Medication success! and Medication disappointment. See, they are taking him on as a patient, but since we missed his appointment in May, he can’t be scheduled to see someone to manage his medications, and prescribe them, until November at the earliest. I asked point blank, “what is he supposed to do about medications until then?” “You can speak with his primary doctor and see if she will prescribe them for you.” What if she won’t prescribe them? Tough luck. Well, I guess we could put him in psych when his medications wear off and he runs out of them. then they will pretty much have to prescribe them. But why should it come to that?
Those who know me, know that I have two kids with Autism. So as a subject, it is hugely important to my life. My kids are high functioning compared to other kids with Autism. Music won over Autism. Thanks to the band P.O.D.! This is the story of the son of friends of mine. He loves the band P.O.D. I’ll quote her words here, only removing the son’s name from the story. I did ask permission to share this story. I don’t own the rights to the music, all rights are retained by the copyright holders. “Our son has autism. He loves the band POD, especially their song “Beautiful”. On Friday we decided to take a chance and take him to their concert in Moorhead. We had no idea how he would do or if it would be too much for him. We packed earplugs and sensory toys and had