Testing The Neuropych

Now I have always been a pretty lax mom.  I was criticized heavily when Violet was disruptive.  In walks the Neuropsychologist and BAM!  The results point clearly to her brain functioning differently.  She had a stew of diagnoses – many of which made the other ones harder to manage.  My husband and I looked at it and just felt so empathetic.  Her brain must be such a tough place to live in – a brain riddled with mis-wiring and chaos.  You wouldn’t discipline harder for dyslexia.  You can’t punish out processing issues.  OF COURSE, all the things I could do worked the complete opposite way of my own brain – structure, routine, reliability, clear boundaries – HUH???

I’mmmm melllllting, I’m melting.  Unfortunately, I was so overwhelmed by the chaos that was running amok on the outside, I was not able to do a great job with these without major help.  But there is no way to explain how awesome it is to have this kind of insight into your child and the way they work.  It makes it SO CLEAR that so many things were just not her choice.  And then you can react out of feeling FOR her instead of angry with her

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