Hindsight is 20/20, right? Today, I’ve been thinking backwards because a friend has a daughter who is having a teacher come to the house for homeschooling because of her anxiety.
I’ll be the last person to downplay anxiety, but the daughter goes out with friends, spends weekends away from home, and does all kinds of stuff as long as it doesn’t involve school. Her grades are fine, so it’s not that she can’t do the work, but I guess maybe she has problems with the other kids. She’s got a real smart mouth, so I’m thinking it’s gotten her in some trouble.
My son had 3 psychotic breaks during high school and the most he missed was a week during his first one. Somehow, he managed to graduate with fairly good grades. However, after he got out, he would make comments about school from time to time. He said people would ask him if he was the devil sometimes when he was going from class to class, he supposedly met some girl who was the Princess of St Croix (we went there for vacation before his senior year), and how one day he was sad and everyone else there started crying and they didn’t know why.
No one ever offered to have him do some at-home studies, and he had an IEP in place & everything.
I’m kind of wondering if his meds kept him just to the point where he could keep the psychosis under control enough that he could hide it, and if he’s never really been in a full recovery for all these years. He would say that the Zyprexa didn’t work, even though I could see where he appeared better. He always said that nothing helped but the opiates he got addicted to.
I need to read and ponder the LEAP method some more so I learn how to better use those techniques even though he’s accepting treatment at the moment.
All this time I thought I understood what was going on, and it’s like I had an epiphany that I haven’t had a clue.
I just needed to get that out, and wondered what you guys think? or if you’ve ever thought the same kind of thing.