Category Archives: fight

Life, Liberty and the use of a computer

It’s in the past.

That is how David responds when we try to talk to him about the threats that he made toward that individual on facebook.

“I don’t want to talk about it, because it’s in the past.”

It was last Wednesday February 29.  Just because it is in the past doesn’t mean we shouldn’t talk about it.  He is not allowed to use computers.  So he argued with his mom about using the iPad.  So now he isn’t allowed to be in his room alone. Why? he steals and it is easier to keep an eye on him in the common areas rather than in his room.  Why?  He shares a room with his older brother and his older brother has a computer.

So very frustrated.  David managed to convince the hospital staff that he was an angel and didn’t get his medicine because mom and dad didn’t give it to him.

yeah, ok, obviously they don’t know my son.  I for one was not ready for him to come home. I don’t think that he was ready to come home.  The people in the psych ward never asked us our opinion.

So now what do we do?

Respite starts this weekend.  I am obligated to tell them what happened.  If he behaves like this, how long will they be his respite providers?  How long before he convinces them that we are the abusive parents that deprive him of life, liberty and the use of a computer…?

Pete and repeat – say again?

So for what seems like the hundredth time, I had the talk with David, our 10 year old about how his behaviour will follow him for the rest of his life.  Do I think I got through to him this time?  Sadly, no, I don’t. This is the child who just got out of a… Continue Reading

if I pull any more hair out, i’ll be bald

David is in full form tonight.  He is all wound up and attention needy.  Which means that he will do whatever it takes to get attention. Positive or Negative. Now, some people say “ignore him”. Easy for you to say, you don’t live with him 24/7.  When he gets like this the other kids hide,… Continue Reading

winner, winner chicken dinner

Today has been fabulous for our youngest. No behaviors this morning and now we are waiting at the doctor’s office and he is calmly sitting here waiting his turn. No fidget’s no running around, just watching other people interact with each other (which as I explain later can be kind of creepy). This rocks. Even… Continue Reading

flies, cows and pissed off about a concussion

There is a saying… “It only takes one fly to annoy a cow…” So, back in September 2011, my daughter sustained a concussion when she hit her head on the boat dock at the lake. With the latest concussion due to the assault last week, it could be weeks before she recovers.  Currently she is… Continue Reading

productive or just busy body

Today has been an incredible day.  If it isn’t one thing, it is another. Our new dryer was delivered this morning… Yeah me! Been on the phone with the Department of Public Instruction, Protection and Advocacy and a news program. For our youngest, the school district requested a facilitated IEP.  So I faxed in a… Continue Reading

and now the day is done

And now the day is done.  As a recap, my youngest daughter was assaulted in our small town school this morning.  She lost consciousness briefly and ended up losing memory of the event and about 10 minutes before and after the event.  She remembers sitting on the floor in the hallway and then remembers being… Continue Reading

>an incident in school.

> my 12 year old, who has high functioning Autism, was provoked with pinching and name calling on Friday to a point where he struck another student. the other student was his best friend. They have an on and off relationship. my son knows it isn’t right for people to fight like that. He also… Continue Reading