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Friday, March 2, 2007

Impulsive Aggression

Sounds interesting eh? Basically it means that Jacob has anger management problems that need to be addressed. Funny, I didn't think I actually NEEDED a professional to tell me this, but once she did I somehow felt better. Like I wasn't alone, there are others like him, Jacob is not an anomaly and no, I am not raising the next Ted Bundy.

So we have a plan..and we have to see Dr. St. John now every month and each month we will try something different until we find something that works...on the far end and nowhere near us yet is medication, but we are not even discussing this possibility until all else fails. So I have hope. The glimmer of hope really is that Jacob is amazing in school. He is always cheerful, always helpful, never gets into trouble...so he is CAPABLE of controlling himself...it is just that he has all of this energy and all of these emotions and while he tamps it all down in school, when he gets home he explodes like a volcano. It makes SENSE finally...now we just have to try to find a good solution that works for him and that we are comfortable with :)

6 comments:

cheribear said...

Dr. St. John, eh? How fun is that?

:)

Lisa said...

Yay for a plan! :-) I'm so glad y'all are working toward a solution.

Melissa said...

Cheri, the woman was MEANT for us! LOL!!!

Carrie said...

I'm glad you are working towards a solution!

Laura said...

Mel, that's good news. I'm glad you've got someone working with you and you guys will figure out how to deal with this.

Christy said...

Good news! A plan is always a good thing. Jacob is a good kid and he's going to turn round right in the end. And it's good that you have help in the meantime.