Wednesday, May 14, 2008
I'm not sure what's going on lately but Elijah has been easily angered lately. Now don't misunderstand me, this is NOTHING like when he was taking the Concerta. Maybe a better word for it is frustrated not angry. Things have been really up in the air for him lately. He's being pulled out of class all the time for testing so that the school can determine what services he needs and we can get his IEP done. This is a good thing and needs to be done, but it's a disruption to his schedule, which is a major stressor for him. On top of this, he missed 4 days of school because he was sick, and Dave's away right now, so all in all he's just having an awful time. He raises his voice to me when I try to get him to stay on task, becomes more repetitive in his behaviors and generally has even less of an ability to focus than normal. I'm hoping that this really is due to stress and not a new behavior because one of the best things about Elijah is his sweet personality.