My child has other ideas. Her PT is probably one of the nicest people in the world. Lena likes her, though she would never admit to it if she could talk or specify her feelings. But no matter how nice someone is about making Lena stand, apparently as long as they are making her stand, they are just plain no good. And the tantrum ensues. This is not your typical tantrum in which the kid cries, whines, and pitches a regular fit. No, these tantrums defy logic, the sound barrier, and sanity. And she fights the PT in what can only be described as a battle of wills. And the sad truth is, Lena wins nearly every time.
So, the PT now recommends calling in OT. That's right, Lena now has to attend a new school, this time for tantrums. Consider this, if you will, the detention of Walking School. Truth be told, I have no idea what the OT will entail. The PT has said it will help her with sensory issues including calming techniques. That sounds great, but what happens when she and the OT enter into the battle of wills? Who will come out on top? Tune in next time to see if and when Lena drives another early intervention professional to the brink!
EDIT to add: I find all of this to be almost comical. Because as we all well know, kids throw tantrums, and as a good friend pointed out, obviously the tantrums will ensue when she is being forced to do something she doesn't want. And really, don't we all feel like throwing a tantrum when we don't want to do something?
This little lady has one hell of a mind of her own, and when she wants to walk, there will be no stopping her. Until then, she will let you know exactly how she feels.
|But could she be any more adorable? Didn't think so!|