I often wonder with my kids with RAD if they are lying or really see things so differently they perceive this as the truth. My boys had a great time at World's of Fun. Who wouldn't? My son with RAD says everything went fine. If there were any issues I will probably hear from a teacher today. He is all hung up on "facing his fears". When he was younger he wouldn't ride many of the rides because he was afraid. He is almost 16 now and rode everything. He was with another teen boy and all the kids were riding. I assume peer pressure had a lot to do with "facing his fears". I am going to encourage him to keep talking about it even though I think he just went and had a good time. I see this as a definite "in" to talking about facing his fears of mom at therapy on Tuesday. My youngest received an F on a large assignment because the teacher says he cheated. I have not had the energy to pursue this but need to. My youngest says he has no idea why the teacher thinks this. Is he lying or really doesn't think he did? Their whole perception of the world has been altered by trauma. It is very sad. I just have to keep hugging, assuring them they are safe and letting them know we will get through this together. Of course "together" can be frightening to them, but they need to hear it any way.
I would like to add the website for Byan Post that Bren and Denise have mentioned