Thursday, June 18, 2009

7:56 and RAD has started

He has been up for 15 minutes and it has begun. He has broken his glasses. He has yelled. He is defiant. I will give him a few cool down moments and some reading time. We will begin again. The beauty of a day is you can start it over as many times as you want. The thing is....today is Thursday..I have class tonight. That means I was already expecting his fear of abandonment to show up today, an unwelcome guest. We will do some fun things today together. It will be hard but it will help. We will work on talking about the fear. He may do it. He may not. So begins another day with RAD.

4 comments:

waldenbunch said...

All I have to say is.....you are awesome and he is blessed.

Linda said...

The beauty of a day is you can start it over as many times as you want. I'm so amazed by your patience, persistence and love. God has definitely blessed you and poured into you and your family everything you need for the moments of the day.

itsavivasthing said...

I came across your blog on a google search. I have a niece with RAD. Thank you for sharing.

Kathy said...

I'd love to know how you do it! When RAD rears it's head early in the am at our house, I end up losing it first thing. Does knowing you're blogging help you act like the adult instead of the child? I wonder if the accountability would help me! Sounds like you have one whose RAD is more prevalent than the others. Is that right? Or does it just demonstrate itself more "loudly" (as in, "I'm here, I'm hurting, therefore you all will suffer with me"). I have one who suffers "loudly" and one who suffers "quietly" (as in, "I don't speak to you unless I want something"). And then the other rad one is just content to play with fire. Anyway, I love how you have so many kids and challenges, because I do too, and you look like you're holding it together, which is a life goal for me right now, but a toughie! Thanks for the encouragement!