The Magic of Awareness 


The meaning of  awareness:

That magical moment when the light goes on and possibly there may be a life changing moment on the horizon!!! 

Especially when it happens to a child with like K!

I don’t know if it is a degree of maturity, the birth control pills, the right mix of her medications, the effect of her school, the influence of people at her group home, the almost nonexistenting and sporadic services of the current ABA company, or a little bit of the above.

Whatever it is …. I will take it and happy to take it! 

K (as previous post will show) has always had a history of violent aggressive behaviors and self injurious behaviors. 

But this past weekend gives me a small glimmer of hope with the new awareness that K seems to slowly be obtaining.

I was told this about K:

Instead of kicking the wall or doing any number of her aggressive behaviors, K has been asking this?

K: “Kick wall. What happens if K kicks wall?”

Then K will be told she will hurt her foot, loose x,y, and z, and that my fiance will be called.

K: “NOoooooOoooooOo!”

Then she can be redirected to something else to do.

Or other times this is self directed, for example:

K: “Kick wall. What happen when K kick wall?”

K: “K hurt foot. K loose ambulance. Call J.”

K: “Bad idea.”

Then she proceeds to do something else that is appropriate.

So to me this is HUGE! This new awareness K has regarding the negative behaviors! 

We can only wait and see where this postive insight will take her!!!

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Three More Sheeps (sleeps)

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There are 3 more sheeps until Keri’s actual birthday. (Keri will mispronounce the word sleep and it sounds like sheep – it is a running joke between us!)

So far her behavior has been pretty good. There has been a few whining moments, but no aggression. If Keri keep up the good behavior then she will earn build a bear for her birthday. Then on Sunday,  we will go to Uncle’s for her birthday.

So 3 more sheeps to go ….