Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Sending out an SOS

Calling all adoptive moms, I need HELP! It seems that all of my parenting techniques do not work with one of my adopted kids. We went to Wal-mart this morning. All was well until we hit the checkout. I didn't comply with the request for candy. Everyone in the store witnessed one of the worst meltdowns I have yet to be a part of. A stern voice and threats didn't even phase him. I left Wal-mart half carrying him on the cart, half trying to restrain him as he was hitting me, kicking and pulling at my clothing. We get to the van and then he refuses to let the door shut. We had a power struggle for 10 minutes before I finally was able to get him to shut the door! Then, as I was driving to pick up another child from school, he unbuckled himself and tried to open the door again!!! I need practical, step-by-step advice on what to do.

1 comment:

  1. I wish I had some advise for you but I don't. Peter still has meltdowns. I just get though them the best I can. He NEVER meltsdown when 'dad' is home which makes it all the harder to deal with. I do not give in to what he wants but I do sit and hold him (as much as he lets me). His are usually at church. I take him to the bathroom and he lets it all out.