We had Tuesday night therapy with Dr. Pattie tonight. The topic for tonight was, of course Gavin. We also talked about Elliott and Emmett as well because they are both stressed out to the max. They both love and feat their big brother Gavin, and that’s very difficult for them.
We say Gavin down and spoke with him about his behavior. He immediately launched into the victim role but neither Lizze, myself or Dr. Pattie would bite.
We once again reinforced how much we love him and that we are only trying to help. We explained that we are doing these things because if this behaviors continues as he gets older, he’ll end up getting arrested. We absolutely don’t want to see that happen. It’s so frustrating and heartbreaking to pour all of this into Gavin, only to have him retain nothing.
It’s the same song and dance, every single time.
It’s a bit ironic because the definition of insanity is repeating the same behavior and expecting different results.
We always make it a point to build him up when we talk to him about this stuff. Regardless of our efforts, it just doesn’t seem to make a difference. It is disheartening when I look back on the last 10 years of effort and sacrifice. I see how little impact we have had on him. I mean, I’m sure we’ve helped but I just don’t think not was enough.
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-Lost and Tired
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