After 21 months in Residential Treatment Center (RTC) then another 18 in ...

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by timer lady, Apr 3, 2007.

  1. timer lady

    timer lady Queen of Hearts

    therapeutic group home, we're finally seeing some improvements in wm. Huge improvements for wm.

    wm is beginning to recognize himself; he's developing a sense of self along with a small sense of empathy & respect.

    Again - for wm this is huge.

    We had a staffing earlier this afternoon - wm sat in the meeting & read each objective & responded to each goal. How he felt he was doing. He was honest about goals he needed improvement on.

    Even "confessed" to just dumping instead of sorting the recycling (one of his chores) when he wanted to do something else. He was accepting of feedback.

    Our entire team (along with therapist) was in attendance. Attachment therapist commented that she was proud to be a part of wm's team. A team that works together & insures the treatment plan is followed. She'd never seen such a smooth flowing group of people when it could be so very adversarial.

    by the way, the CD board jinx doesn't work in this case because wm doesn't live under my roof. :smile: That's my story & I'm sticking to it.
     
  2. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    :smile: :bravo:

    Wow!! That is a Huge step for wm. You made my day. :biggrin:
     
  3. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    Linda,
    The jinx wouldn't apply because you aren't saying wm has become a easy child, but rather he's shown improvement! Congrats to you & your son for all the hard work that has brought him this far.
     
  4. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Linda,
    Great news-I'm doing the happy dance right now! :princess: :bravo:
     
  5. WhymeMom?

    WhymeMom? No real answers to life..

    <span style='font-family: Comic Sans MS'>Happy to hear of improvement with wm....WONDERFUL!</span>

    :flower: :thumbsup: :kisses:
     
  6. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member Staff Member

    :bravo: :smile:

    Way To Go wm!!!
     
  7. LittleDudesMom

    LittleDudesMom Well-Known Member Staff Member

    :smile: Thrilling News :smile:

    I know your heart is near to busting :kisses:

    Hugs,
    Sharon
     
  8. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Active Member Staff Member

    :bravo:

    That is excellent to hear!
     
  9. timer lady

    timer lady Queen of Hearts

    Yes, it was a pretty positive meeting. I couldn't stop smiling as wm practically ran the meeting. I was impressed with his ability to sit down for an entire 45 minutes & talk with 9 adults around him.

    It could change tomorrow - today I'll take the success.
     
  10. totoro

    totoro Mom? What's a GFG?

    Way to go is right!!! What a nice feeling for all of you!!! I am very happy for you.
     
  11. On_Call

    On_Call New Member

    Linda,

    What a great positive post. Wm sure is showing growth! How great! Joining in the Happy Dance here in NY!

    Enjoy. It is uplifting when our difficult children 'see the light'.

    Way to go!
     
  12. timer lady

    timer lady Queen of Hearts

    While I am so proud of wm & the advances he's made I have to keep things in perspective. My boy has a long way to go.

    At least, we've seen some not so baby steps in the right direction.

    I called each of my siblings & my dad last night to share this - they were all so excited over the progress.
     
  13. SearchingForRainbows

    SearchingForRainbows Active Member

    Linda, Great news!!! :smile: It's so nice when all that hard work begins to pay off... :smile: I'm looking forward to hearing more good news about wm's accomplishments... WFEN
     
  14. Sheila

    Sheila Moderator

    This made me smile! Great news!
     
  15. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    What a nice post! Way To Go, Wm. DDD
     
  16. rejectedmom

    rejectedmom New Member

    Linda, It is good o read some good news about Wm. :bravo: -RM
     
  17. Suz

    Suz (the future) MRS. GERE

    How absolutely wonderful!

    :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:

    Hugs,
    Suz
     
  18. Just keep swimming

    Just keep swimming New Member

    :bravo: Way To Go wm!! :smile: Cheers to Mom and Dad!!!!

    What an awesome post to read!!!!!!!

    Hugs and love,
    Vickie
     
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