Sunday, May 31, 2009

The Beast of Obstinacy

"The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one often comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won't." - Henry Ward Beecher

I read this quote today and had to LAUGH! Caleb is so like this lately! He's had his fill of school and no amount of coercing is going to get him to cooperate fully! In fact, tomorrow is going to be his last day instead of finishing off this week. He's reached his max for the year! As far as the obstinacy, I need to do some research on what can help with this. I know much of it at school is just because he wants to be home for the summer, but there is also always a bit of the obstinacy every day. I saw online that one person even calls it 'ODD--Obstinate Dude Disorder'! Again, this made me laugh and perhaps will help me get through it a bit better :)


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Billie said...

Well Obstinate Dude certainly sounds better than Oppositional Defiant!

Jen B said...

I agree! Caleb isn't usually defiant, just obstinate. I truly think it's brain chemistry as I can often find a solution to it at home (lately through vitamin b12). The problem comes at school when I can't be there to help waylay the full fledge episode. Generally, when I see his mood going south, I give him some b12, and it picks back up. I need to see if I can get the doctor to agree to writing a note so that he can get it at school when he melts down.