Day 30 (of 185) a “wow” moment with anxiety

Day 30 (of 185) a “wow” moment with anxiety

 

After a long weekend of driving to the coast and back, our son was having a tough monday. He was dragging and moaning and embellishing coughs etc this morning.  He was getting frustrated with me (my wife) reminding him that he needs to remember that when he is not feeling well he has a harder time self regulating and that while I know he isn’t feeling well life doesn’t stop for a cold and he needs to push through…

 

She then drove our oldest girl to school and came back for him…

 

He got in the front seat and said “Mom, can you and dad try not to push me past my limits.  It’s like asking someone who can only lift a certain amount to lift twice that weight.”….the conversation continued and he broke my heart a little when he said “don’t you think that I want to be normal?….I want to be able to get through a whole day in class and not need to leave…because I need to do that so I can meet my goal to work at Nintendo one day”….when I said something about him being “normal” he said “I’m okay with being a little bit odd because as Dr. Seuss said – ‘you have to be odd to be number 1’…”

 

just….wow…

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About technolandy

Educator in BCs Sunny Shuswap Pushing 'technologization' in education: blending technology and curriculum seamlessly. Advocate for better understanding of Anxiety in Education (and use of self-regulation) Utilizing ePortfolios & Descriptive Feedback
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