"Some call my grandson stubborn and defiant...I recognize his rigid
thinking pattern and work with it."
My grandson loves patterns...he recently was painting a project. He
quickly dismissed the instructions and had to do it his way...green,
green, green...then red, red, red, etc. This could have upset the person
giving the instructions, but I had previously explained my grandson is a
He also likes to line up his toys...long necks, long necks, long
necks...then T-Rex, T-Rex, T-Rex...as he'll tell you..."this is the
way God made him".
But most apparent is his need for a consistent, predictable schedule
and routine...so, he responds negatively to unexpected change.
I realize a rigid thinking adult might be a problem...so we do as much
creative thinking and spontaneous activities in his daily routine and
schedule as he can tolerate...and forewarn him when we're trying something
new...he's learning, and so am I!
Wish us luck!