The flu bug has hit our house. What an interesting lesson in RAD. R has been doing so well with his attachment to me and it even shows up when he is sick.
Child with RAD: If I run my fingers threw their hair - "Mom don't that hurts."
If I pull the blankets under their chin -"That is making me hot."
They check right away to make sure I have the correct foods and medication.
Whatever food I do bring is not what they wanted.
Child NOW: If I run my fingers threw his hair - pushes his face sweetly against my hand.
If I pull the blankets under his chin - snuggles in
Whatever food or medication I bring is fine and appreciated.
Also interesting is the other child with RAD who is NOT sick. " I saw him sticking his finger down his throat yesterday so I think he made himself sick" When I pointed out that if he caught it he would get the same sympathy he said "Well maybe he IS sick." Then later "Well at least he didn't get bronchitis like I had that one time. Now that was really bad." So needy and yet pushing away so hard.