Tuesday, February 15, 2011
J's Post and Mine
We had a great day in therapy today. We talked about J helping other RAD kids that Kristy sees. She has a monthly group therapy with other RAD kids and she does really well with helping others. The other kids love it too because they realize they aren't alone. While we were talking about it I brought up the idea of doing it through J's blog and that she could talk with other RAD kids to help them figure out ways to help themselves and to turn off their RAD brains. Then we started brainstorming and came up with a plan that if you (the Mom) could ask your child if they would like to talk to another child with RAD to help them if they are radding out on you (not if they're going to destroy the computer in the process) but if they are stuck. Then we could set up a time and use Sk ype for the kids to talk to each other to figure out their problems. We all thought it might be helpful but it would have to be at our (the mom's) discretion. J could share her toolbox and give them ideas. Hopefully it would be great for all involved. We thought we'd give it a try.
So if any of y'all want to try it let me know and we'll see how it goes. Guess we have nothing to lose.
J tried to get her blog up this afternoon to post this. It didn't work and neither of us could log in. The email we were using before isn't working anymore. At least I think it's the email we were using. It said it would send us an email to let us know the login. So didn't work. Ack.
In case you don't know I have RAD just like you. I would like to be able to help you if you're stuck in your RAD brain. I know how it feels to be RAD and to be stuck and stubborn. You're not alone. It's not a fun thing to have RAD. Actually it's pretty miserable. The good news is that I have a lot of tools in my toolbox and I'll be glad to share them with you. I would like to help you get over this and learn how to feel love and trust. I'm still learning and it gets better every day. I used to have no good days, then I started having a few good hours, then good day and then more days. Now I have more good days than RAD days. If I can do it you can too!!!!!!!!! Ask your mom if you can Sk ype with me and maybe we can help each other. Remember you are not alone!
I also need to let you know that I'm pretty shy and may be nervous the first time we sk ype but I get over it in a few minutes. Please be patient with me.