Sunday, August 29, 2010

2 Week Update

I must say that things continue to look positive on the fish oil front.  Who knew!?!?!

As much as I LOVE Goose, there were many times I couldn't stand to be around her because it was CONSTANT crying, screaming, throwing or hitting.  Talking calmly, screaming, time outs, spankings, soap, NOTHING seemed to faze this child when she was in "that" mood.

We still have emotional outbursts, but not nearly as intense as before & she seems able to defuse herself much quicker.   I am not on edge wondering when the next MAJOR melt down will occur.  This in turn has allowed me to be more at ease and really enjoy my time with Goose.  Just this weekend we made Zucchini bread and it was FUN!!!!

Also, she seems to be able to concentrate better.  One would have thought she was an ultimate blonde (sorry to all my blonde readers)  before.  I had to give her one instruction at a time (have you ever tried to get ready in the morning with a child like that.  Goose, please put your shirt on.  Goose put your pants on. Goose, Goose, Goose ....)  Now I can just do the general instruction of Goose, please get dressed and know that it will get done.

Before I get flamed for my honesty, I DON'T expect my child to be perfect & I know that she will get side tracked some.  If you have ever lived with a child that has behavioral issues and ADD tendencies then you would understand . .

more updates to come :o)


Tina said...

So glad things are improving. How old is she? My best friend has a son with ADHD and learning disabilities and behavioral issues, so I feel like I sorta understand some of what you're going through. He's 13 and puberty has totally stirred the pot...anyway, I love the honesty of your blog.

blueviolet said...

I hope you continue to see improvement!!!