We finally did it. After reading suggestions since before his diagnosis to keep a behavior diary, at 4 1/2, months after we halted OT, after starting school, after maturing and growing, we finally did it. I busted out an excel spreadsheet, tucked the pages into a report cover, and hung a pen on the side.
We scribbled in the car, after he was in bed, at the dinner table. I wrote down when he hit me, and when he just shouted instead. We jotted down what he ate, and how much, except for his school meals, since we don’t see him there. I nagged poor husband to fill out what went on while I was at work. He sighed, scribbled, sighed some more.
And finally it was done. I set it aside for a few days, and Monday afternoon, bed bound by my cleaning frenzy of the morning, I read it all. Soon we’ll take what we learned and see what we can shift in our lives to help calm, support, and treat our son. This is what we found: …continue reading