Well, still not feeling good about the practice we are using to help Bryn. It just doesn't seem they are giving us any skills we can use to lessen anxiety. All they have given us so far is a chart that Bryn will put a happy face on every time she gets ready in the morning without a fuss or fight. If she get's 3 smiles/week, she gets something out of a treasure chest at their office. Big deal. I could do that on my own.
Now since she isn't magically well adapted because of the 2.5mg of Prozac, she gets more Prozac. UGH! It's getting bumped up to 4mg. I am afraid this will affect her in a bad way. She already seems more irritable, more defiant than before meds. She can't sit still for dinner, she fights with her sister more........
I asked the play therapist when given the chart, "what tools can I use if the fussing and fighting continue?" The answer I got was just talk to her about how going to school is her responsibility. "School is safe" blah, blah, blah." I ALREADY DO THAT! It doesn't work. It doesn't calm her down. It doesn't help her want to go. I didn't think bribing was good for SM treatment. Isn't that what this is. Sure, we are not bribing her to talk..... but I am just so confused.
Thinking about seeking help elsewhere, but I know "new things" are hard for SM kids. It will be like starting all over again. Also, way farther from home. We are already having trouble making all the appointments work.
Confused as usual. More questions than answers. One fuss free day today....how long will it last. Waiting for the 1.98 steps back since the 2 steps forward.