Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Still Struggling

I had our therapy call last night - and things are still pretty rough. Katie has finally admitted to cheating on a test again, so the whole session was on honesty, and her needing to acknowledge that she has a problem with lying. Very frustrating. Her 16th birthday is next week, and she doesn't seem to be making any progress at times.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Working session

I had our therapy call last night, and this felt like one of the best 'working' sessions we have had yet. We discussed the patten that Katie has of constantly asking for help with everything, and using the line "I don't know what I'm doing" for everything. She says she doesn't know how to get beyond level 1 at all.

I talked to her about just doing it - she has very clear cut rules - and to simply follow the rules. There are no short cuts, no easy way our. She has to simply do it, or not do it and be accountable for that choice.

I wrote her today and reiterated this as well Even when you are truly confused in life - just going through the motions every day tends to break through the confusion and allow you to focus. And she has the motions spelled out right in front of her.

I hope something sinks in and we start to eventually see some progress.


Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Still Struggling

Yesterday was our bi-weekly call with the family rep. The good news is that Katie is doing fine in school, and really working at PE. She is able to run the entire time now, without stopping to walk part of the way. And she is continuing to lose weight.
The bad news is that she is still struggling with the rules. She got over 250 demerits last week, way above the acceptable level for being voted up to level 2 again. She just can't seem to stop bucking the rules. Arrrghhhh!!!!
She got our box, most of which she can no longer have since dropping back to level 1. But she will get the razor and crochette stuff when she votes up eventually.
Her birthday is coming up soon, so we are going to get her some colored pencils and coloring books. She is so limited in what she can have. Then we send the family rep a check and she will get a cake for her, and she gets to serve it to her group.