Friday, 04 May 2012
The Lost and Tired family is no stranger to aggression. We’ve been dealing with it for years and years. However, no matter how long you’ve been dealing with aggression, it never gets any easier.
Emmett is the aggressor in the family at this point in time. He’s lashing out more and more often, for seemingly no reason at all. I know communication plays a role in this, but I don’t know how much.
Today alone, Emmett injured Gavin at least 3 or 4 times by throwing objects at him. Elliott shares a very similar experience as Gavin but seems to be Emmett‘s primary target. I think Elliott is the main target because of how dramatically he reacts to Emmett. Emmett is a great kid and I love him dearly but my God is help a handful.
We have got to quash this behavior because it’s causing a great deal of upheaval in the Lost and Tired household. We are working with the boys therapist to address this problem behavior but it just seems to be getting worse instead of better.
Emmett and I are going to be spending the next 3 days together. Gavin and Lizze will be at Akron Children’s Hospital and Elliott will be at his Grandparents house. I’m hoping to spend so quality time with Emmett and maybe work with him on some behavioral things.
All I know for sure is that this is going to be a very long week.