Back to School and Therapy
AD (15) behaviour in summer ok and generally calmer. Back at school 2 days...
Tonight a big regressive tantrum, horrible nasty verbal abuse targeted at us, all because we did not buy her the right clothing online. It was a silly argument but got way too heated.
Her GCSE year. She did not get the GCSE she took early last year and one of few who has to resit. Poor thing is frustrated and stressing from seeing peers, and no doubt diificult year of exams and revision.
Looking forward to more stressy outbursts in the next few weeks and months...can't wait for therapy end of the month...
The therapy is AFT and will be start of the next 20 sessions paid for by ASF till March.
AD never really engaged in the last 20 (attended about half and was quite disruptive in a few), but is in the plan to attend but we parents have found it very useful to talk about when issues arise and providing techniques. Therapist has said AD needs to be in plan as it is AFT and sole support to parents is not what ASF paid for or what Barnardos provide.
Would appreciate your comments and advice if AD should attend, especially if she felt forced to go in the last six months (when she did attend) and also considering it is her GCSE year?
Has anyone else been in similar situation and was therapy too much of a distraction?