Ugh. I am feeling pretty discouraged right now. I am basically resigned to the fact that I do not know how to help Dylan learn to sit. He is so resistant about it. I don't know if it's because of his reflux or if he just doesn't like to be in that position. Every time I try to bend his body into a sitting position, he becomes completely rigid. I can barely bend him. It appears that he is uncomfortable, so obviously I do not want to force the issue, it's just...ugh. It's just really frustrating at the moment. I already feel guilty about not working with him enough and now it's doubly frustrating because when I do try to work with him, we get nothing accomplished. I don't know what to do. Here's that "f" word again. The word that Lisa was talking about. One that I can relate to well...I feel like I am totally failing him.
I know, I know. I know what you are probably thinking: 'This is sitting we are talking about. It's not the end of the world. He will reach his milestones when he is ready.' I hear you and I feel that way as well, but...it's just...it's just one of those things that I feel like I should be able to help him with and I can't. It's a reminder of how much more difficult things will be for Dylan. And for me...because at times like these, I realize that I don't know what I'm doing. I don't know how to do this Down syndrome stuff. And it's breaking my heart.
Does anyone out there have any experience with such sitting woes? Any ideas on how I can best work wit Dylan on this?
As always, thank you.