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.
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.