Need encouragement on keeping positive!
I'm new here, although I was on this site years ago.
Anyway, I really need a support systems and I daydream about sneaking out in the middle of the night and never coming back! I'm so burned out and exhausted. I sometimes wonder how I can make it another day. After today's incident I don't want to take my son anywhere again.
It is so hard to get him to leave places, to get him to 'transition to an undesired activity' as his IEP states! We went to church, then to lunch and by then I was ready for home but I promised him a trip to a trampoline place where he could use his allowence. 1 hour was $10 and it was time to go. Carrying a 2yr old and chasing him around was the norm, even with repeated count down when time was up. He had a major melt down. I got him outside where he was beating up the car so I put him in a hold until he could calm down. I managed to get him in the car but he wouldn't get in a seat. I had to drive home with him on the floorboard.
We made it safely but this is like the 100th time he's pulled this on me. I don't think I can take him anywhere "fun" again! Please give me advice as I'm about to give up these trips all together.