Saturday, April 24, 2010

What Is ODD?

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

“12 Diseases You May Not Even Know You Have”

Read Suzane's post about  12 Diseases You May Not Even Know You Have

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Just Sitting

What seems to be one of the hardest things to do in dealing with a child with behavior problems is learning to sit and listen rather than to argue back. It is so hard to just sit and listen to your child say hurtful things long enough to let them know that you are not going to say things back. I used to argue back, I used to try to get her to stop saying things, now I sit and listen and really ignore what she is saying. When she sees that I am not going to say anything back she will go on and stop in just a little while and the next thing she does is be nice and say something like "Mama, will you help me with this" or something to that effect. It is hard to learn to do this, but with Cayle it has helped so much.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Trying Times

I would have to say that the most trying times are when Cayle doesn't get her way. If there is something that she wants to do and I tell her that she can't, the non-stop fussing starts. She goes on and on. It is so hard to listen to this and I try not saying anything, I try talking to her,  I try telling her to please stop...nothing helps. She will not stop until she is ready to stop and it is so energy draining.