‘I am worried about going back to school Mummy’
It took half an hour of coaxing and teetering on the precipice of a meltdown to find out what was wrong with Boo.
Worried about going back to school.
‘I will go to school and when the teacher says I can go on the computer I will say NO!’
Towards the end of term last year the teacher banned him from the computer as a punishment.
A not very well thought out punishment.
Considering that is his reward item. His calming item. The thing they use when Boo is overwhelmed and writing is just too hard.
The computer is a necessary tool for Boo to learn.
So not fucking cool, teacher.
Anyway, she realised her mistake the following day when Boo was out of control and they had nothing in their arsenal.
Another reason why I told them not to rely on JUST ONE THING.
But what do I know.
I am just a stupid parent.
Boo is worried about going back to school.
Boo is worried she will take away the computer again.
So, as is his way, he is taking control and banning the computer himself.
Which he knows means that he will not be able to calm, will not have a reward and will not be able to do his school work.
And now he has another emotion he can identify – anxious.