This past month has seen me slipping and spiraling. I’ve neglected my yard, forgotten friends’ birthday parties, and dropped all the balls that I might’ve had in the air.
As my kids return to school, I’ve found myself shifting schedules to accommodate child care while trying to manage meetings and appointments and still be a good employee. The upheaval compounded with physical injury (lesson learned: I can’t lift a giant bucket of water balloons by myself) and a recent bout of illness (yay strep throat and sinus infections!) has left me unstable. It doesn’t help that my son’s behavioral issues are still prevalent. Yesterday, the principal sent him home from school. School’s only been in session for a month, and I’m already worried that my kindergartner is going to get suspended.
Someone, crack me open another Red Bull, please. I need it.
My last attempt to find my son help didn’t go so well. My work benefits gives me 5 free counseling sessions with an in-network provider. The first meeting had my son squirreling about the room, not really interested in trying to have an adult conversation about what might be making him angry. The second meeting had the woman looking at me after my son pointedly ignored all of her paperwork exercises and asking “Can you think of any ways to get through to him?” Seriously? Why would I even be there if I knew how to help him? After the third session, I politely cancelled the remaining two.
I’ve got an appointment with a new place tomorrow, but alas, I may be missing from online for a while until my offline life levels out. Until then, I hope you all are doing well.
Do you know of anything that might help a child who kicks, bites, spits, swears, and screams while at school, but not while in the presence of his parents?