To the people he rides to and from school with every day. David is not allowed technology. He is not allowed technology because he has threatened to kill people via said technology. When you hand him your phone, ipod, technology, you are opening yourself up to problems with law enforcement because of the risk that he poses. He is not allowed on YouTube, he is not allowed access to facebook. It would be much easier for you if you just don’t let him use your technology than it would be for me to list all of the things he is not allowed to do on technology. The other issue. If you feed David, what are you expecting in return? He looks up to you. Please respect the boundaries we have established for our son. To you it is just a piece of pizza. David sees it as much more. Update:
One would think that if he is in trouble for stealing items, forging checks and his budding philanthropy with our lawn mowing equipment, that he wouldn’t steal from us. Evidently that isn’t the case. I plugged in my tablet computer next to my bed this morning. Now it is missing. “I don’t have it” is his mantra. “why would I take it when I am not allowed technology.” “I wish that you would stop blaming me for everything that goes missing.” So I told him to pretend he “found it and give it back”. No luck so far. Tweet #fighting4answrs
Our psychiatrist blames David’s behaviors and meltdowns on boredom. He gets upset when he gets caught. He throws himself around. yells, pretends to cry. Yet we keep plodding along. we keep searching him and his things to get back the items that he steals. we search him if we take him shopping with us. If something is missing, he is the first one blamed. Today he tried to go with his mentor and I searched him before he left. found two cell phone cords in his pocket. He knows he isn’t supposed to have them. Today I had to give his mentor a list of rules. The mentor situation is tenuous at best, and seems to be constantly changing. Rules for David No technology. David has a history of stealing technology. Technology includes: DSi, Wii, cell phones, Kindle Fire, iPad, iPhone, iPod, any video game console that has Internet access.