Thursday, December 11, 2008

My Three Year Old Has a Shrink. God Help Me.

Reading back upon the post that kind of started it all for this blog in which as a new first-time mother, I wrote (off the record) that "if my kids don't end up in therapy, I shall celebrate", I find it ironic (and yes, I'm 99% sure I'm using this word wrong, but whatever)....I find it ironic that my child is now actually entering therapy (WTF??) at the young age of THREE (holy crap).

Yes, his first psychologist's appointment is tomorrow morning. And before you tell me that's CRAZY. I know it is. Totally. Crazy. But it is what it is. And there is a backstory that would make it seem a little less crazy, but I don't have time to do into the details right now. Suffice it to say that I've never been one to shy away from asking for help and I've been seeing this guy for a while now on my own to get tips on Little Guys' encopresis (which is like 99% mental) and he has been helpful and really wants to meet him in person to get a sense of his personality. He says it will help him give me good advice.

And Little Guy is doing a little better too. We have good days and bad days. Hopefully, more good days than bad days are on the horizon.

And yes, margheritas are still totally in order around here. Winter be damned.


Blogger PunditMom said...

Good luck. We had to go down that road with our daughter at that same age regarding some attachment issues. I have no regrets for seeking out that advice.

11:11 AM  
Blogger Kyla said...

Tell us how it goes, okay?

7:15 AM  
Anonymous Shutter Bitch said...

Been thinkin' of you. Hope it goes well!

7:27 AM  
Blogger Mary-LUE said...

Personally, I LOVE therapy. Seriously. It is awesome and I think that it is a great idea for your boy to go in.

8:21 PM  
Blogger Em said...

Hey...getting help when help is needed has nothing to do with age! Go for it.

11:16 AM  
Blogger messyfunmommylife said...

Good Luck! I just linked to your blog! hope everything goes well with your family! happy holidays!
(your bookmarked)

5:42 AM  
Blogger Lotta said...

You know what - it's nothing but a resource. And you rock for being smart enough to use it!

10:59 PM  
Anonymous Scott said...

As a mentally-ill man, myself, I can understand your concern. But your son is not crazy. There's a big difference between mental illness and craziness. The difference is in the attitude of the affected person.

If a person has psychological and/or psychiatric problems, but admits it and seeks treatment, he/she is mentally ill, but quite sane.

If a person has psychological and/or psychiatric problems, but refuses to admit it and seek treatment, he/she is crazy, and quite insane.

It's that simple.

11:58 PM  
Anonymous Vegan Vitamins said...

Basically, psychological problems is not a major disease. If you'll have some precautions & few care treatment with little guy, he'll be completely alright.
Just improve his or her diet, having increase amount of vitamins, minerals etc.

3:58 AM  

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