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Faces of CFK: Shannon M.

04 Sep 2019 2:08 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Shannon has two children and lives in Wellington

What do you do to relax?

Drink coffee, watch favorite shows, paint

What else would you like to tell us about yourself?

I am a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT), working with children with autism since I was 18.

What benefits has Connecting for Kids brought to you and your family?

I enjoy reading about similar family situations and the education programs in the community.

Which has been your favorite Connecting for Kids resource?

Facebook

The bad habit I picked up...

being a typical parent using negative punishment instead of positive reinforcement. Knowing the outcomes of both. Knowing I can do better but stuck in parent mode not therapist mode.

What I worry about most…

is my child struggling in school and throughout adulthood. Making the wrong decisions, and continuing to argue and fight his way out. I worry for his safety to make responsible safe choices for himself and others. He likes to be super silly, inappropriate to gain a laugh but usually it comes off awkward and annoying. I don't want to see him struggle with social cues. He’s developing attention seeking behaviors that are aggressive to himself or his parents and disruptive to the environment. I worry for his ability to tell himself no, to control his reactions.

I get embarrassed when...

my child is having behaviors. Anywhere, in any form. I am a trained RBT, a paraprofessional, and a behavioral therapist. Nothing is more embarrassing to me knowing I am trained in this line of work and I cannot seem to help my son. I know there is an emotional component to it, a parent/child connects. I can’t seem to get over that.


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