Elliott is full on sad. He has even begun punishing himself for things he feels he has done wrong. By punishing himself, I mean sending himself to his room, grounding himself from his own toys and not eating dinner.
Lizze and I have both spoken with him and it doesn’t seem to help.
We explained that we would let him know if he’s done something wrong. Maybe he’s depressed? That’s entirely possible.
We begin his anti anxiety medication this weekend.
Lizze and I prefer beginning medications when we will personally be there to observe him. We like to do the same thing with Gavin as well.
Perhaps the anti anxiety medications will help him to not worry so much about everything.
I’m wondering if maybe he is suffering from depression. You may not have known this, but kids can suffer from many of the same mental illnesses as adults do.
The symptoms however, are sometimes different than their adult counterparts.
I think that we’ll have to keep a close eye on him and see if things get better or worse. I will also make sure that we at least attempt to redirect him from his sad thoughts.
If you don’t mind, please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.