That title up there was initially MORE BULLETS, etc - but I opted to change it lest you'd think things had taken a violent turn.
* Therapy: I have to be there. The boys each attend on a separate day. She is planning to create a bond with me and each boy. This woman came recommended by Alice, my worker AND by the therapist that Coach and I met with when Lad was really struggling. We'd shared our plan with the therapist we met with to advise us on how to proceed with him, and she'd told us this woman is the most respected in the field. All she does is work with adopted children. She specializes in TBRI (trust-based relational-intervention).
* A recent session with Harry: It was more talking than playing. My knees rejoiced. Harry had been acting up at home and at school. I let Pam, the therapist know before his session. Not typical acting up, but really disruptive behavior. She talked about control and how it was probably hard for him because he was used to doing whatever he wanted. Even being at Debbie's house, that was different rules than what was at our house. Debbie was more lenient. She wasn't having them read regularly or bathe daily. Fast food was a norm. Harry was quick to say DEBBIE TOOK GOOD CARE OF US. Pam and I agreed, it wasn't wrong - just different. It was change. It was a lot.
|I was tempted to leave FIL email address in|
here and urge all of you to forward him
crap that would drive him up a wall.
Think leftist, liberal stuff.
I was like, HUH? Nope. I'm referring to opting out of their emails. She was like, OH, IT'S CALLED THE DELETE BUTTON. I just don't get why no one can tell them to stop.