Thank you That book is on my to read list now. It's been reccommended a few times. Video is an option. I'm trying to catch him at his worst atm. Will show them next time i'm there. I got tipped off they like to do behaviour diaries so I did one for 2 months before our first appointment. She looked shocked when I handed it to her upon asking if we had done one before Would LOVE to dump him on their doorstep mid meltdown!
I'll definately turn their questions back onto them thanks. In fact when she wrote her last letter she told me everything I had asked for and told her but gave me absolutely no feedback into their thoughts. I'll be asking her about that when I see her. She said last time he had a few asd traits (thats one way to put it) so i'll see if she's willing to confirm that again after she's spoken to her colleagues.
Thanks again it's nice to not be on my own with this!
Are you neglecting your children? Not loving them? Not spending time with them? Starving them? Abusing them?
If the answers to these questions are no then you are not a bad parent Don't doubt yourself - channel that energy into making the professionals look like novices because they are in comparison to your expertise in your child. Make sure you write everything down, turn the questions back on them, because they won't have the answers to deny an assessment, they'll try but they won't
Im sorry i am no help but just to let you know your not alone. This is a daily occurrence in our house. I feel Ds is dictating our whole lives. And i feel totally useless about it. My confidence as a parent is now at rock bottom. Don't want to take over your thread with my moaning but would love to read others advice. And again your not alone. Nobody understands only people in the same situation.
For 1.5 hours ds went off on one today,sigh. I need to persuade CAMHS to assess in these next few sessions of them helping me manage his explosive behaviour. I need an answer/confirmation as to why this is happening.