Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: NY's Mid Hudson Valley
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Does he need to go to school? Yes.. right now he does..I am honest when I say that, at this time, I cannot homeschool him. There are piles and piles of baggage that is going on in our lives that would make it very difficult to homeschool him and do him justice..
His difficulties are not isolated to school.. they manifest at home.. making life difficult for everyone... including him.. they manifest at out of school activities, parties, events, story hour.. He can't go to camp (day), swim lessons, birthday parties, playdates without signifigant issues due to his anxiety and the behaviors it triggers..
He has a hard time shutting down his ruminating.. his cycle of negative thinking.. Just this am he sat at the breakfast table and expressed his sadness at the passing of his grandmother (in April), how she was not able to attend his birthday (her passing was 2 days after his birthday and on the day of his party), how he'll never have a happy birthday again, how he missed her at his sister's party this weekend.. this then progressed to sadness at the death of our two pets this year, the loss of two of our chickens, his terror at the tornado we experienced here this summer, his concern that it would happen again, what would happen to his stuff..
By the time the bus came he was beside himself.. and nothing.. nothing I did could help stop the cycle..
It is frightening to see my child struggle with this...