Thursday, July 31, 2008

Tool Box

What is in your tool box? In therapy our therapist talked about the tools we use. In Weight Watchers they talk about tools for weight loss. In class our instructor talked about the tools a therapist uses. Tools are important for real work. Imagine a carpenter with no tools. A parent with no tools is in worse shape because we are talking about tools to help another person who is very sick. Our children are heart sick.

So over the next few days I am going to talk about tools for different situations. If you have some tools I don't mention please share them with us.

I will talk about lying, defiance, physical aggression, stealing and the ever dreaded verbal attack. So be thinking......Tomorrow: lying.

I am going to begin a note book. The thing with RAD is that no one tool works for long periods of time. We have to change up often. I wonder how many tools I have that I have forgotten about. So I'm going to get out the paper and pen and come up with as many things for each behavior that I can remember. I'm going to go back through my blog, other blogs, websites and see what I can gather on each topic. Meet you here tomorrow!

5 comments:

Family Gregg said...

http://familygregg.blogspot.com/2008/05/reactive-attachment-disorder_25.html

I do not know how to simply post a link....sorry. I will learn. If you'd like to cut and paste....I started a list of things that have worked over here. Looooooooooooooove that we can share with eachother. This is the way the Body is meant to work. Encouraging....sharing burdens....celebrating.

Melissa said...

I'll be hanging onto every word of these "tool box" posts - from a tired out mum with 1 RAD kid, who doesn't really know what to do now. No pressure! :)

Brenda said...

Family Gregg & Melissa

I'll link it into tomorrows post. Thanks : ) I appreciate you.

Melissa,

Welcome and ((((((((((hugs))))) We have all felt your weariness and feelings of being overwhelmed. We are glad you are here. We will tell you what we have done. We are here to hold you up.

Rick said...

Now really - are you actually going to be talking abou lying? Are you being truthful?

Just checking in.

Rick

Brenda said...

Rick,

You Goofball. No I'm not talking about lying. I just said that.