Every day is a struggle of one kind or another. Sometimes it goes hour to hour whether behaviors will hit us or not. But then we have days like today. Today we had an awesome day. On a scale of 1 to 10 in awesomeness, today ranked about an 8.5. Sure we had some minor behaviors, but we had more positive than negative and that deserves to be celebrated. David can lose privileges quickly once he gets on a roll of negative behaviors. One of the first that he loses is lawn mowing. Only because it is his favorite activity. Now before you jump all over me for taking away this particular activity, it is also the very first thing that he earns back with positive behaviors. This is the second week in a row where he has been able to mow. Does that mean that he is cured? No.
Although most days are not without their small skirmishes, the past couple of days have been really good for David. Or I should say David has been really good. Sure, he is : Argumentative moody disruptive demanding silent verbose frustrating But he has also been helpful kind thoughtful respectful friendly playful cuddly (with the pets not any humans) energetic So let’s celebrate the small successes. He is after all 13 years old. And full of all kinds of hormones in addition to the mental health issues he has. Tweet #fighting4answrs