We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started, And know the place for the first time. ~T.S. Eliot Four Quartets

10 February 2008

A much needed break

School has broken up for a week break and not a moment too soon really. My son had an especially hard last week and his behaviour in general is declining, like being more oppositional, irritable and he actually kicked one of the boys who had been bullying him and made him fall to the ground. While I'm glad that he has stood up for himself, I really don't want him going down that road. I don't believe fighting solves anything and ultimately will only get him into more trouble.
We had our first meeting the consultant psychiatrist last week which was really good. He is very laid back and easy to deal with, and immediately suggested Asperger's as a distinct possibility, along with tourettes. Such a difference to the ed psych people. He will be going into the school to observe and will also be meeting with us again on our own, and then with my son as well.

In the meantime a good long walk on a glorious spring-like day made such a difference. He was a different boy completely. Relaxed and happy. Nature is wonderful.

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