My Forum Comments
Penny – you couldn’t be further from the truth by inferring the child doesn’t know how to communicate well – and at the same time concur medication is right for him. Clearly the medication is because he can communicate it, and most aren’t emotionally or mentally attuned to either understand it, or receive it.
(Ugh) I’m full just thinking about all that water 🤢 lol
Haha don’t expect him to react kindly to the idea of “journaling” and then wonder if it’s his behavior. Just a personal observation 😂
CatalogK9 – what a tense-full situation it sounds like! I don’t have children, but I’ve been in your shoes as the child. What I mean is, in a way, I would act out if I felt I was being treated differently or talked down to…possibly no different than how you were with your parents at some point?
Could there be a link there? Regardless, the important thing to remember is you obviously care – and so do your parents. But I notice a lot of similarity in how my parents struggle with me – is also the same way in which they struggle with their parents (my grandparents).
Regarding medication, the best way would be to work together on finding a specialist everyone trusts to give an honest and reliable outside perspective on this matter.
Good news is, you already have a loyal teammate by your side who cares equally 👍
Oh how I relate to this topic in so many ways…so, considering I’m in no position to speak on success in this matter – recently have had some positive progress in the following concept:
Something about “Time” that seems to get me, if you relate you’ll know what that means. So really the fear in my case is a false sense of running out of time, or more importantly, performing a task that has no “purpose” or end-game.
In other words, for example – I find it impossible to break down boxes and throw them in the dumpster when ordering from Amazon. I let them pile up to a point of extreme embarrassment honestly. However – give me a couple of hours with an iPad and I can discover a link in comparative religious thought. Catch my drift?
So despite how silly it feels, anytime I walk out my door will try to take at least a couple boxes with me. It’s crazy this is even a struggle but the point is, it’s getting done. Maybe, instead of the prioritizing using a model (which is mind-blowingingly awesome by the way); why not treat each one equally until it’s done?
Food for thought – lol
- This reply was modified 1 year, 7 months ago by Accendo.
My advice? I would turn towards your first instinct which for me says something about his body that believes it’s poison. Not saying medication isn’t the answer, but could mean it’s time to find a different one – or a more “invested” specialist. No doubt expensive no matter which way you go about it unfortunately, as a patient myself (32 years old) I know that personally. We (family) made the mistake of sacrificing cost for medication and I paid deeply for it. Try to involve your son in the decision making process, you already know he’s smart enough. 👍