At different time I have [bad] behaviors. I try to run away and hurt myself. But now it’s different. Now I keep rules and be happy. I know that sometimes I am mad and also I argue with people and my staff. I am going to be good forever but nobody [is] perfect. Soon I get job and I am so excited. And also in my group we are talking about social skills and I am doing good about it. And also I am trying to never give up on people.
I live in the [name withheld] group home and I have amazing staff, they helping me. And also I am going to therapy sometimes. Sometimes I like it. Sometimes I don’t like it at all. And also some people trust me and also helping me and make me so happy.
I am thinking thoughts about positive life and being happy. My dad in the Amarica he help me too. And also Dad told me that I have to focus on smart brain and safe brain. [Emily and I talk about our brains having two parts, the “smart” brain and the “strong” brain. We talk about that the strong part of the brain needs to be the boss unless we are in danger, but when we are in danger that the strong part of the brain (instinct) gets to be the boss. Emily sometimes forgets and we need to reiterate that it isn’t good brain-bad brain, or dumb brain-smart brain. We try to help her to understand that all parts of the brain are good, but they have different times when they need to be the boss. Click here to read about Smart Brain Strong Brain.]
Also, I like myself, who I am. Sometimes I have bad behaviors because I not get my own way and I keep asking that I can get everything. That not true [that she can have everything she wants if she keeps asking]. If I keep rules then I get more privileges and be happy. When I get mad, I talk about it, listen to music. And also, that when it happens bad things, after, it happen good ones [bad times don’t last forever. Good times will come, again]. First I have to focus on a good, smart, strong and safe brain [sounds like we need a review on smart brain/strong brain]. And also when I have bad behavior I’m just freaking out and get more mad about it and and also I really don’t like it at all.
When I have good behaviors I get good consequences and also, when I bad, I get bad consequences. And also making feel when I am bad make me so sad and not make me happy about it at all. When I am good, make me so happy about it all the time. And also because when I have bad behaviors I give up and not listen to people. And also I know how to control myself because lots of people been helping me all the time and I have to learn lesson about it. And also my managers from [my group home] they trust me about it all the time, now. Before they don’t trust me. I like people when they always trust me but before, it not like that.
And also I trust my family a lot. Before, it’s hard to trust my family. And also, I like my family support and also from [name of group home withheld] get support also, too. Group home [name withheld] it’s amazing group home. And I proud myself because I am doing so good right now because make me improvement to be happy.
And also, government give me support, too, all the time. And also, my group home helps me a lot. Group home from [name withheld] I really don’t like it because they don’t have any therapist and I was making bad choices a lot over there. And also it was hard for me because I [would] just get mad all the time.
But I know I can do it [have good behaviors] make me so happy about it all the time.
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