Right choice

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by Shari, Feb 19, 2008.

  1. Shari

    Shari IsItFridayYet?

    Tho I still feel guilty and question my ability/motive/intent/self/whatever, difficult child has had 3 periods of being extremely hyper today. The rest of the time he's played in the living room, occassionally watching tv. He hasn't even turned on a light.
    He has not asked to go anywhere, to have anyone come play, hasn't even asked for me to play with him.
    He NEEDED some down time.
  2. Jena

    Jena New Member

    see good for you!!!

    Mom's know......... :)

  3. slsh

    slsh member since 1999

    Most definitely, moms know. Good job, Shari. I must admit, it never would've occurred to me to keep thank you home when he was revving up, but in hindsight, there were probably days when it would've been a good idea.

    You're a very smart lady!!
  4. tammyjh

    tammyjh New Member

    Sounds like he needed some alone time. Probably would have overstimulated him to have to be around everyone at school. Good choice and I'm glad he had a calmer day:D
  5. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    I have it in my thank you's 504 that I can keep him home at anytime he is overstimulated in a sensory way. Some days he just CAN'T cope, and it is pointless to ask. He usually acts much like your son did.

    Mom's KNOW!!

    Good job!

  6. daralex

    daralex Clinging onto my sanity

    So glad you kept him home!! Glad for him that he was able to get what he needed - always go from the gut! Way To Go!!!
  7. SaraT

    SaraT New Member

    I'm with the rest, good job mom. We know our kids best and our gut tells us when they need alone time.
  8. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Sometimes THEY know what they need, they just can not express it in a proper way.

    Good for you!
  9. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    OMG - When I suggested this at Dudes 2nd IEP meeting - the teachers and principal ALL nearly jumped up out of their chairs and said -

    YOU CAN KEEP HIM HOME????????? YES!!!!! (a resounding nod) lol

    You can have it written into the IEP also - just remember to call the school and NOT NOT NOT NEVER allow difficult child to discern which day he stays home - or it will soon become ALL OF THEM. lol

    GOOD JOB SHARI WARRIOR!!!!!:peaceful: