Okay, Uncle!

I’m wavering. It’s been barely a day since I wrote that pushing John to interact via ABA is worth it, no matter what, if it brings him into our world. But I’m listening to him scream right now and I’m not so sure, world. He sounds miserable.

Yes, he’s operating on little sleep. Yes, he has a stuffy nose. Yes, I took away his Po doll before he was ready. No, it’s not usually like this.

If there were a place I could run to and back — in fact, if running were something I could even do — I would, just to shake all of this uncertainty from my limbs and head and heart.

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  • I have such complicated feelings about my sons’ ABA. We go to a place with a less-structured, more play-based kind of ABA now, and my sons like it a lot more than they used to. On the other hand, their progress is very, very gradual.

    Maybe John is just adjusting to the change in programs. I hope so because it’s horrible to listen to unhappy ABA sessions (I know that from experience)

  • No matter what you do, you will question it. Sometimes, heading in any direction is better than going in circles. You have to try different approaches to see what works. Hope things get better.

  • It would be so much easier if we could just know that we are doing the right thing for them. That knowledge would make it so much easier to take the hard times. I know that feeling all too well.

    You’re taking care of your family and loving your guys. You’re a great mom. Hang in there. You’re not alone.

  • Doubts are awful, bu trust your gut instincts. It may be that he’s just feeling out of sorts, and sometimes kids have to go through rough spots before they come out the other side of it.

    Hugs to you and your boy…

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