Hi guy’s, if you’ve been following me for a while you’ll have read my post about my eldest son dealing with some problems and if you’ve not then you can find it here. He’s been having issue’s with bullying and anger among other things.
Last month we took him to the Dr and he referred us to CAMHS (child and adolescent mental health services) which is fab but the appointment isn’t until the 18th of May so until then we’re just taking things a day at a time. The school are being amazing though, even though he’s still been getting into a little trouble they have been really good with being proactive instead of just condemning him. He’s having CBT a couple of times a week to help deal with his anger and he’s been put in a programme called the green room where he go’s for 3 periods a week with 4 or 5 other boys from his year and they do craft’s and team building as well as the all important snack and drink (if you have kid’s around this age you’ll know that they are completely bottomless!).
He’s still having the outbursts and getting into the occasional spot of bother at school but with both our and the school’s support he doesn’t feel alone anymore and know’s that he can come to us with everything no mtter what it is. We’re not here to condemn him, we all just want to help!
Another hugely positive thing is that he’s got a couple of friends in his year at school, I actually cried when he told me (of course I excused myself to the toilet so he didn’t think it was a big deal). The last thing you want as a parent is for your child to be lonely and the fact that he’s managed to integrate even just a little is the best new’s ever!
He’s also started playing out with one of the kids in our street which is just amazing for his self esteem, it wasn’t mentioned in the last post but a little while ago one of the boys in our street (who no longer lives here) had taken a disliking to him and as the oldest kid in our street (he was 13) he had a lot of pull with the other kids who all looked up to him so he told the other kids they weren’t to even talk to my boy and he was even attacked by another boy after the first boy told him to. Until now even though the other boy moved away a good few months ago our boy has still been ignored and felt like a complete outcast at home too but a new boy has moved in across the road who obviously know’s nothing about what’s gone on previously and has just taken our boy for himself not for what anyone else had had to say. He’s a year younger which worried me at first as our boy can be very immature for his age but do you know what it really doesn’t matter, what’s a year in a kids life?
I could ramble on for page’s but I think I’ve covered all the main problems so I’ll leave it there!
See you next time, Em xXx