I know this strikes a personal chord, but I'm curious about how many parents have taken their type 1 kids to counselors, or for those of you adults who were diagnosed as a child, did your parents take you to a counselor?
I know it's a stigmatized thing, but I'm thinking that my son (Kevin, age 6, dx 1/20/10) might benefit. He's really doing well with it all. He takes the shots like a man, tells us when he's feeling low... great maturity as it relates to diabetes itself. BUT, recently he has started to regress to his less mature behaviors that he had outgrow before diagnosis. Tantrums, wetting his pants, telling us no, hitting. He's always been a superhero fan, but he seems to be taking it to extremes lately, insisting on wearing his Superman PJs to the store. I wonder if this offers him an escape.
Anyway, i definitely want to put a stop to the negative behaviors, but I'm wondering if this behavior is a result of displaced anxiety, anger, etc. related to his diagnosis. It's been an adjustment for me, and I'm a grown-up, so I can't imagine what might go through his little head.