Category Archives: Mental Health

Articles relating to mental health are in this category. Typically they will fall into one of two categories. Yours, or your child’s. Yes, your mental health is important.

What do you mean?

This has become David’s favorite saying when confronted with a behavior.  Confronted isn’t the best way to describe how we deal with his behaviors, but it works for the purposes of this post. “David, what are you doing upstairs?”  I ask. “What do you mean?” he responds. “David, why did you steal my keys?”  I… Continue Reading

Lies, Lies, Lies

Does he not think that we are going to catch him in these lies? David came home from the safe bed. One of the rules of the place is that he is not allowed off campus.  AT ALL.  For any reason. So he came home with a story about how he went to Menard’s with… Continue Reading

The truth is

It has been 24 hours since I left David in the safe bed. I am trying to adjust to sleeping, but don’t want to make too much change, as he will be back home on Saturday. The truth is, I miss him.  I don’t miss the tantrums.  I miss the good David that comes home… Continue Reading

is it relief or something else

David is in a “safe bed” for the next four days.  No t.v. no computer, no interaction with peers.  Just him, four walls, a bed, a desk and a chair.  He will have daily homework, written assignments, that he must complete. Why? David has been having many hour long tantrums and outbursts the last couple… Continue Reading

The reason for disabled kids….

There is a politician in Virginia who believes… ” disabled children are God’s punishment to women who have aborted their first pregnancy. ” I won’t say his name, because that in my book would be akin to an endorsement. I say this Mr. Politician.  My wife has never had an abortion, not that it is… Continue Reading

a bad parody of a Whitesnake song – Here We Go Again.

I feel like I am in a bad parody of a Whitesnake song called Here We Go Again. Same song different verse.  David has stolen an iPod again. Plus a set of keys to everything that we own. When he got caught stealing the iPod, he became verbally abusive to us.  Talking about how he… Continue Reading

Struggling as a father of children with special needs

Struggling as a father of children with special needs David, I am struggling today.  Well actually, I have been struggling for a while, I am just now manning up and admitting it to myself. David, you require a lot of attention.  At some times the attention involves raised voices.  We do everything we can to… Continue Reading

what is he plotting now? Updated

Never look at a good day and think there is nothing wrong. David was having an incredible good period this evening after school. Then his sister came home from volleyball. His sister went for a shower, David saw opportunity and took it.  Now we have a missing iPod. It isn’t so much the missing device… Continue Reading

stay tuned for your daily tantrum

David was in full form this morning with a tantrum. Grumpiness in the morning. He got gigged yesterday for have three small holes in his shirt.  Very small holes.  couldn’t fit the tip of a pencil through them. So I wrote a note to the school this morning that we are not able to purchase… Continue Reading

over-medicated

What part of “you need to give him his meds at 11am” is so difficult to understand? Evidently, the school has been medicating David when he gets there and then again at 11. They were instructed to give him his meds at 11am, because he gets his meds before he leaves for school in the… Continue Reading