Lately Korey has been purposely doing things that are bad. We noticed about a month ago that he has seemed to pick up a few bad habits that we couldn’t understand where he learned them from, until we went to school for family fun day. Then in separate incidents we both noticed kids doing things that he had begun doing and BINGO he learned it from school.
Now I’m not blaming the school because we know that Korey is like a parrot, he really copies everything people do. We don’t know if it’s part of his Sensory Processing Disorder or just a 3 year old personality trait that occurs. It’s been so difficult though getting him to try and stop these habits. Today he threw his plate of food while he was eating lunch. After making him pick it up and sending him to his nap, laying down with him (he needs someone with him to calm his body down to sleep) I asked him why he did that.
That was a task in an of itself because I had to figure out my wording in getting an answer out of a 3 year old to a why question, when I know he can’t answer that. I turned every question into a yes or no and narrowed down that he was upset that his routine was interrupted and mommy, daddy and brother were not eating with him. Well, that’s a fair reason to be upset to me since I know that he has trouble when his routine changes and I didn’t even realize that it could have upset him. Lesson learned, we always eat together.
Even though it’s been 2 years into this journey of Sensory Processing Disorder, it still feels like I’m learning something new every day. I wish we could have the teachers that use to come to the house back, always being able to ask them questions made me feel more confident in what I was doing. Here’s to making it over this obstacle!