We have 5 weeks until we move. Our house is not sold but we have 2 people with strong interest. I'm hoping for at least one offer this week. Hope. Hope. Hope. Where would we be without hope?
Teddy is going through a strong pull away period. No violence, no aggresion but pulling away. He will not help with the house. If asked he glares and says "I don't know how." He was watching a lot of violence on tv and refused to shut it off. One day I picked up the tv and carried it out, but the house for sale I felt it needed to be in its spot. So I hid the remote. We have satellite so the channels won't change without the remote. His language is vile at times. It is directed at me and Taz.
As sand through the hour glass, so are the days of our lives, or something like that. Anyway, yes, we are moving forward with our move and walking the tight rope with Teddy. Taz seems to be doing pretty well. His ADHD type symptoms cause him a lot of social problems but even that has improved a little. Baby steps are still steps forward!
We are working on getting the neurofeedback set up for Teddy. My husband and I discussed it yesterday over sundaes at Dairy Queen. The goal is different for different kids. We hope to get Teddy's ADHD improved to the point of him being able to hold down a job. He graduates next year! His future looms before us as a sea of uncertainty. We will work it out. He cannot live at home as an adult. He is verbally abusive toward us and refuses to help out or comply with any directions.
RAD is a difficult disorder. It is so hard for our kids. So hard for us. But we keep going. It is what we do.