Visited difficult child this weekend

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by AnnMarieTN, May 13, 2009.

  1. AnnMarieTN

    AnnMarieTN New Member

    We went Sunday to visit difficult child at his Residential Treatment Facility (RTF). He looked well. He wasn't very talkative, but he wasn't at home either.

    Evidently, he is "testing the waters" there trying to see what he can get away with. Hopefully, he will start working the program and doing what he's supposed to soon.

    They now have him on close watch for self harm. He keeps scratching his forehead. He took a pencil from school, took the eraser out and scratched his knuckles.

    We'll go back and visit in June, so hopefully his attitude will be better.
  2. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    Sure hope he gets with the program. I know it's hard to be patient. DDD
  3. maril

    maril New Member

    AnnMarieTN: Hang in there; it takes time. My son was recently an inpatient, and once he "settled in," I felt relieved, knowing that he was in a safe and therapeutic environment and seeing how well the staff worked with the teens. It was also nice to have a quiet house in his absence -- we needed the reprieve.

    I hope you have good news on your next visit. I imagine staff is available to answer any questions you may have in the meantime.
    Anyway, enjoy the respite and do something nice for you. :beach: