I’ve been impressed with the recent maturity we’ve seen in our son during this time. To hear him say, “my moods have been changing all day. First I’m angry, then I’m sad and then I’m happy. It happens like this all day long”. I love his new ability to express exactly what he’s feeling, it just makes everything so much easier, I also tend to think he’s less likely fight us when he can express what’s going on inside.
Another thing we’ve noticed is his new ability to search for ways to cope with his moods. This past week he was having a breakdown at school since he was stressed about having to do homework. At one point, he dropped to the ground crying and saying that he just needed to go to a peaceful place like the ocean. He then asked through tears if he could go out into the field we were parked next to and do his homework alone in a peaceful place. I said, YES! So off he went into the field and hid behind some trees in the distance and working for about 30 minutes until his homework was done. Once done, he came back to us in a much better mood.
Last night he ran to me saying he was having trouble controlling his anger and needed help. This happened before he took his anger out on anyone, it was a wonderful moment.
He’s becoming more of a participant in his own wellness and this gives me a lot of hope for his future.