03-16-2019 12:15 AM
03-16-2019 04:17 PM
Welcome to the forum! We are really glad to have you at ReachOut.
That sounds like an incredibly difficult situation to be in, and I can't imagine how exhausting and stressful it would be as a mother to see your child in pain.
There could be a couple of factors which might contribute to his behaviour right now. First I think it's super important to remember that any habits that we might have that we are trying to change, can be really difficult to shake. Remember that it's important to give your son room to fall off the horse, and that you can always keep trying to move forward.
Another factor might be that children around this age often engage in testing rules and boundaries, and pushing the limits put on them . Potentially, you might be correct in thinking that your son was perhaps testing this boundary.
I think that it's a really great idea that you keep working with and seeing your son's therapist. I also think it might be a really great idea if you think about taking some time to do your own self care and emotionally check ins. Raising a child can be very stressful for parents at the best of times, let alone when your child is going through some mental health issues. It's important to remember to take time and care of yourself, even if it's not your first thought at the moment.
All the best!
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