Being on Alert

One of the hardest parts about being Nicholas’ mom is always

BEING ON ALERT

It has changed over the years, what BEING ON ALERT looks like. The first 2 years of his life, were pretty similar to the same level of “ALERTNESS” as Neurotypical children.

As parents, we expect to be on PHYSICAL/HIGH ALERT for the first couple years of our children’s lives. We have to get up and physically check on them & take care of them since they cannot do it on their own. Then we slowly go from PHYSICAL/HIGH ALERT to PHYSICAL/MEDIUM ALERT then to PHYSICAL/LOW ALERT. As kids get older, our MENTAL ALERTS go up…., Who are they texting? What are they looking at on that screen?

With Nicholas, I was never able to move past being on PHYSICAL/HIGH ALERT.

The worst are his tantrums…. He can go from being kind and sweet – To upset and breaking things or hurting himself or others in a matter of moments.

Here is a quick glimpse of the beginning of a tantrum.

Nicholas’ Tantrum – September 2020

What caused this burst of anger?

Wanting his sisters ice cream after he already finished his.

TOMORROW – is going to be a GREAT DAY IN NICHOLAS’ LIFE and MY LIFE

NICHOLAS IS GOING BACK TO SCHOOL

Doors are opening and they are once again accepting kids on campus!! It has been over a year since Nicholas has attended any type of schooling for more than an hour at a time.

Hopefully we will get more help with his tantrums and hopefully I can turn off my alert button and power down for a little bit.

WOO HOO

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