Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Keep On the Sunny Side

Pervasive Parenting 
By Kodey Toney

Keep On The Sunny Side

I just wanted to share a few stories about Konner from this weekend. Summer vacation is well underway, but that means a change in routine. Any parent of a child on the spectrum knows that this can be a difficult time. 
Konner is trying to adjust to s new routine. After spending ten months getting up, getting ready for school, going to school, coming home, doing homework, getting ready for bed, and then going to bed, you would think that just getting up and doing nothing, or whatever you want, wouldn't be a if deal. For most people that's true. Kruz is enjoying destroying the house and not having to go to school, but Konner has been a little different. He has been really anxious and emotional. He tends to worry about things that he shouldn't, like people getting upset with him, and he is on the brink of crying most day. This stems from the anxiety. I know that it is just because he's not sure about what is going on right now, and hopefully in a week or two he will calm down some. 
Much of the problem probably lies in the fact that his little brother is a pest. He tends to push him to his breaking point. Several times I have had to get on to him for hitting or pushing Kruz, even though Kruz probably deserved it. This us one of those typical brother moments, but it is adding to his frustration. 
On a lighter note, Konner came to me the other day as Kruz was just pushing his buttons. He looked at me very seriously and said, "You handle him daddy. I can't take anymore." 
I'm not sure where he gets this stuff.

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