Friday, January 22, 2010
Losing my mind
No one said that raising two special needs children would be easy. Kristina is struggling at school. Her behaviors reflect those from right after we adopted her. She hasn't been showing these poor behaviors (hitting, spitting, kicking, throwing things, etc) at home - just mainly at the school. These behaviors happen daily and have been going on for 2 months. I am frustrated. Kristina's teachers are frustrated. Kristina is...well, I'm not sure what she's thinking. I wish we could fly our therapist from OH down here to FL. I have purchased some books and have been reading them hoping to find some help for how to help Kristina. I think that we need to visit a therapist to find true help at this point. She is not doing better. Today I received a phone call that Kristina had broken her teacher's glasses (I offered to pay for the damage) and was kicking, spitting, hitting the teachers AND the students. They asked me to come pick her up. I came into her class and talked with her teachers for about 10 minutes. During this time, Kristina's behavior was not good. Even with me there and my disciplining her didn't make a difference. As soon as we left the classroom - her behavior changed back to normal. Call me crazy, but perhaps this class isn't a good fit for her? I'm not sure. I am trying to consider all options. I could use your ideas, support, and encouragement.
Articulations by Jill Pierce at 2:19 PM