One child in session was crying “I want to go to mummy, what is time, when will I go to pink house, I am feeling sleepy, I do not want to work……………..”.
Day one we talked a lot about his mother “what all you do with mummy, what do you like with mummy, what is mummy doing now……………”.
Day two I announced “today we are not talking what we are doing, not about the time or mummy”. We together searched for circles in the environment, collected some circular objects and traced them in the note book, read a book, drew different sizes of circles, cut them on the line…………….at the end he collected his cuttings and wanted to share with mother.
Day three also I announced “today we are not talking what we are doing, not about the time or mummy”. He began with I cannot cut, I cannot make shapes, I cannot close my box……….With some help and working together he did. Sometimes left him to work on self, sometimes worked with him and we together went for shape hunt, draw and cut shapes…………….at the end he collected his cuttings and wanted to share with mother.
Day three also I announced “today we are not talking what we are doing, not about the time or mummy”. He went to another child and expressed “why she is not talking about my mummy, I want to talk”.
In the session He was screaming …………………we took interview of different people “are ok when I cry and scream in the session” all said no, we get disturbed, it pains in the head………..every time he was screaming, we were showing him the interview. We touched different surfaces to touch and feel the lines in the environment. He traced lines in sand tray with one finger (we put constraint to use one finger only). We played touch game with one finger…………….at the end he collected his cuttings and wanted to share with mother.
Day four he came smiling and shared “my mummy is feeling good now, I am feeling happy”. And he was working, taking initiative to work, reading book, singing, tracing lines, eating food, all by self and did not ask even for a single time “when we will go to pink house?” …………….he did not take anything for mother today.
Last three days his mother was unwell. Day one she was in bed did not get up at all, day two she was still feeling week, day three she was better but still not well, day four she was back to normal (for him) she made him ready, packed his box and was walking around.
Just the day before day 4 I was wondering – do I need to do more, what else I do for the child……………..All I needed was to give him time and listen to him 🙂