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1/5/13 8:25 P

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Yes my son is on medication and it has been suggested that I get him back into counseling. It is hard though, since the facility is located downtown about 45 minutes away. As for his unsupervised computer time, this sounds right to me, because this is the third time my son has done this.

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1/1/13 12:59 A

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I just have to say that this sounds so familiar. My daughter has Aspergers and we have constantly dealt with theft issues with her. She had charged up $40 on my itunes account in one day, stole money from her father and I to buy things at school, was buying multiple lunch and breakfast trays at school which racket up another $40 or so. She frequently denies any problem when caught and insists that her father and I are in the wrong for implying that what she did was bad. This is only the tip of the iceberg with our problems lately even though she is on medication.. we are still in the "finding the right one" stage lol. Needless to say, living in these stressful situations in which you feel the need to constantly monitor actions and things can really take a toll on you, and your motivation. Wishing you both the best of luck from a kindred soul lol. :)

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12/26/12 8:58 A

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Hi, my son is 10 as well and also has ADHD. He also has Aspergers. You didn't mention if your son is on medicine or not, but I know that once we finally found a medicine that worked, it greatly helped with the serious acting out behaviors since they curb the impulsiveness. If you haven't already I'd password your computer, tablet, phone etc. and warn the teacher. In my son's class they can earn computer time. My son got caught googling "hot 'nakkid' girls" - spelled just like on my computer that so - yeah. Of course I wanted to find out where he got the idea and it came from the kid down the street. Also, you can block the ability to purchase these games on the cell phone. I am concerned about what you said about re-earning the computer privilege. I did this too, several times, then I came to terms with the fact that my child just can't be unsupervised on the computer or phone or tablet at all.

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12/23/12 1:08 P

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I quit smoking in 1999 and starting smoking again in 2010, when my son went back to school. I just couldn't take the stress of the last few years anymore, bought a pack and the rest is history, as they say. Now I have been smoking for 2 years. I made an attempt to quit last month, after a bout with kidney stones that landed me at Patient First, but that was my first false start. I love my son unconditionally. He is sensitive, caring, compasionate, funny, but when it comes to his playing video games and online games, he loses all perspective. This is the third time he has taken my credit card out of my purse without my knowledge and charged an online game, and then when I read the email, he lied about it. This time he didn't admit to it, when I asked him if he had something to tell me and explained to him what I was talking about. He continued to deny it and then I found that he snuck into my room and deleted the emails from my inbox and the trash box so that I could not retrieve them. I hadn't printed all of them out, because the printer cartridges needed to be replaced. However, I had printed out the email message that I sent to the site to resolve the situation, even though the print was very faint. He has been banned from the computer, indefinitely, until he rebuilds my trust in him again. The second time he did this,each time he listened and showed respect, it seemed he was being trustworthy, he earned a star on his calendar. When he had earned 60 days, I allowed him to start using the computer for games again. Prior to this, he was still allowed to use the computer for school work and research for school projects, with my supervision. I also explained to my son, that if anyone else had caught him taking their credit card and making unauthorized charges and then lying about it, he would be in serious legal trouble and would probably get arrested. Then he said "I would be a lying criminal" and started to cry. I think I got through to him, at least for now. He still can't tell me why he did it. You know kids. Their favorite thing to say is "I don't know" or "I know". We'll just take it one day at a time and keep the lines of communication open, as always. If anyone has any other suggestions, please feel free to voice your opinion. I am always interested in other positive feedback and diversity.

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