Isn't this just spot on?

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by slsh, Mar 14, 2007.

  1. slsh

    slsh member since 1999

    "They may not experience the problem as within themselves," Duckworth said. "They often see the problem as outside themselves."

    This is a quote from Dr. Kenneth Duckwork, who is the medical director for NAMI, related to Richard Jeni's family's revelation that the comedian suffered from severe clinical depression with bouts of psychotic paranoia. He was speaking specifically to the paranoia issue but it just struck me this morning... Isn't this a *lot* of our kids, to a tee? It's all external, has nothing to do with- them. With different parents, school, friends, home, it would be all better, *without* any internal adjustments.

    Maybe it's just that the coffee hasn't hit yet this morning, but this really struck me as a really *good* part of the definition of many difficult children.
  2. Alisonlg

    Alisonlg New Member

    Oh yeah! *Nothing* is my difficult child's fault. Everyone else is to blame. :wink:
  3. timer lady

    timer lady Queen of Hearts

    Sue, this statement sounds very familiar - I believe I hear similar versions from both kt & wm's attachment tdocs.

    It's very true; it's hard for me to grasp being that unaware on ones' self.
  4. Sheila

    Sheila Moderator

    It's not the lack of coffee. lol Duckworth must know my difficult child.
  5. Kjs

    Kjs Guest

    it is a relief to know I do not have the only difficult child that does that.
  6. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member

    I completely believe this to be true for my difficult child. No doubt at all.

  7. rejectedmom

    rejectedmom New Member

    Oh yes that is exactly how difficult child's think. Enjoy your coffee! -RM
  8. FlusteredStepdad

    FlusteredStepdad New Member

    Something being a difficult child's fault....No Way!!

    K will blame the dog, the TV, his guinea pig, the lava lamp, a stone on the ground, of course us....anything but him!!
  9. Fran

    Fran Former desparate mom

    I just had the conversation with difficult child this AM. Nothing is his fault. It's pitiful. A good offense is the best defense in difficult child's book. Deflect, act clueless,and blame someone else. Pitiful.
  10. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Oh yeah-this is definitely my difficult child-drives me nuts!